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Stef's Italian
Stef's Italian

Stef's Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stefsitalian.co.uk
  • Email: stefs.reservations@btconnect.com
  • Phone: 0203 073 1041
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 10am - 4pm
    Tuesday: 10am - 10:30pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 10:30pm
    Thursday: 10am - 10:30pm
    Friday: 10am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 12am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Berlucci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Equal distance from Oxford Circus Tube and Tottenham Court Road Tube 5 mins walk from either!
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Stef's Italian
Named after its friendly owner, Stef’s is a family-run Italian eatery in the heart of the London’s West End. The atmosphere is laid-back and unpretentious, allowing the first class food and wine to speak for itself. The menu is traditional and extensive, full of Italian classics like Gamberoni Diavola and Bistecca di Manzo with a brandy, cream and three peppercorn sauce. There’s a pasta to please everyone and the kids will love the authentic thin-crust pizzas. Situated just off Oxford Street, Stef’s is the perfect place to linger over lunch or enjoy dinner before a night out in nearby Soho.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the set meal with Bellini. Good portions ,tasty food. Friendly service. Would recommend"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "The food here was very good and all but one of the meals we ordered we were impressed with. The free peach Bellini, however, was absolutely disgusting and all four of us tasted something strange about it, it tasted completely off. We did not drink these but otherwise we had a lovely evening."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "I met 4 friends here for dinner and we loved the round table which made chatting easy. Nice ambience, and the food was good. We had the three courses for 22.50 deal. The salmon pasta was excellent, really smoky. The calamari was rubbery - the bruschetta starter looked ok. We waited literally 40 minutes for the waiter to come over. We asked four times for water before we got any. At one point I signalled to the waiter and he literally threw his hands in the air with some wine glasses as if to say 'I'm too busy for this!' They were nice when they had time for us but we waited a very long time between courses which was ok for us as we were after a place to hang out and chat but I wouldn't come here for a quick bite or pre theatre!"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Pleasant service, but a very busy restaurant. Food was fine, nothing special but enjoyable and good value with the offers from the set menu."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Booked for the 2 course + belini cocktail £15.95. The staff were very friendly and the food was lovely. Had to remind the waiter about the coctails after we had got out main courses and a bottle of wine. Would have been nicer to have had the coctail first or even with the starter. Would eat there again and recommend to friends"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with a group of friends at Stef's and it turned out to be a memorable experience. The staff were friendly and attentative, the restaurant has a nice ambience (although it was very warm inside) and the food was delicious. About a 10 minute walk from Oxford Circus the location is good too. When they brought out the cake that a friend had arranged, the happy birthday song was played over the speakers and the whole restaurant joined in, making it slightly embarrassing lol. Thank you for making my celebration that extra special!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "There were 4 of us in our party and had booked for 7.30 however went to the restaurant at 6.00pm and they kindly accomodated an earlier table request with no problem at all. We had the fixed 3 course menu with wine. The food was excellent and didn't feel like it was an offer as the food was off the main menu. The wine was very nice, not just plonk! Only one criticism was that we ordered some bread and oil which they forgot but as soon as they realised they were very apologetic and we had it straight away, The staff were very friendly and really added to the whole experience. Try the Mango Panna Cota, gorgeous ! Would definitley go again."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Great night at Stef's - treated very well (including by Stef himself) in spite of the restaurant being so busy. Pizza absolutely delicious. Very good value for central London - go for a relaxed night with friends."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Great food. buzzy atmosphere, and fantastic friendly service - the place was heaving on a Friday night and service was still fantastic. Would recommend strongly..."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "First time visiting Stef's on Sat 29/03 for a friend's birthday. Booked for a group of 6. Checked the reviews on Top Table and am pleased that they were spot on. The food was great and the restaurant had a relaxed and modern feel with nice lighting. Plenty of space between the tables, comfortable and very clean. Waiters took time time to chat and were attentive and pleasant. We were not rushed. The set menu for £22.95 (incl. half bottle of wine) was extremely good value for money. We each ended up paying a total of £30 which included extra drinks and service; everyone at our table agreed that this was great value for a meal out in London on a Saturday night. Will definitely go back."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "The food was really nice, especially the squid starter & tirimasu dessert, which was a great portion size. The wine that accompanied the meal was good. However, the restaurant was packed & incredibly loud- I had to shout to get myself heard. The tables were too close together. It's a shame as when I had dined there a few years ago it was a nice, quiet place to visit- I guess that's what happen when there are food deals!"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "once again stef's haven't disappointed, with some great dishes, reasonable prices and very warm reception from staff...great evening out, to be repeated!"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "I booked this at short notice for a business lunch. The range of food choice, standard of cooking and presentation and portion sizes were as well judged as on my first visit, but this time the service was much more attentive. All round a good experience."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "As we didnt want the hassle of finding somewhere to eat last minute before a show, we looked into places to eat nearby whilst on train to London. Stefs looked a perfect option with a pre-theatre offer of 3 courses and a bottle of wine for £22.95. As it turned out, we were offered some fantastic choices on the menu. We chose a bottle of red wine that tasted sublime and every course we chose was delicious (the lobster sauce on my cod loin was simply gorgeous). The staff were very friendly and welcoming and although a first sitting, we never felt we were being rushed. All in all a perfect pre-theatre dinner that we will definitely recommend and do again!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Went here for a party with friends- great fun/friendly service and amazing value at 3 courses + half bottle of wine for £22.50!"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I enjoyed a really nice dinner date at Stef's. We used the fixed price menu and were pleased with its choices. The food that we selected was well prepared and nicely presented. The staff were attentive and friendly and, although the restaurant was busy, our food was served in an appropriately timely manner. Accordingly, we thank Rosario, Fabrizio, the chef (whom we thanked personally before we left) and the kitchen team for helping to make it a great evening for us."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "The food here has a lot of flavor and I think it is great value for money. This visit however was a little disappointing. I had chosen this restaurant and my friends hadn't been before. When my friend's food arrived, her pizza didn't have goats cheese on it. Upon asking the waiter he simply said they had run out. She asked if she could have something else to which he obliged but we had eaten our meals before her second request had arrived. This was really disappointing, had they told her before making it she could have chosen something else but was instead left embarrassed at eating alone and sending her food back all of which was the restaurants fault!"
    dined on 22/01/2014
  • "We had a pre-theatre meal. We arrived earlier than booked this was not a problem with them. We had booked the 3 course set meal but was given the a la carte menu as well as set menu. We choose the a la carte menu which they were perfectly fine about. Ordered our meals, food was fantastic, service fantastic and we would highly recommend this restaurant to friends. We will be going back ourselves as we had such a great evening."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "We booked lunch at Steff's for it's TT recommendation and convenient location just off Oxford Street. The decor and fittings are simple but effective and on the day the restaurant was busy enough to provide a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were very friendly but on several occasions it was difficult to attract their attention. The food was really good and portions extremely generous - particularly the starters. We would definitely go again and recommend it."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "Went for the 3 course top table menu. 4 choices for each dish. I enjoyed my meal as did my partner but I didn't think it was anything special. For my main course, I had chicken parmigana which was fine but I do worry when a meal I order is not as good as when I make the dish myself and unfortunately this was the case, my partner had pork loin and said it was tender and delicious. Starter of calamari (we both had) was delicious and the desserts were also good especially the tiramisiu. Service was friendly and mostly attentive.Would go again but wouldn't be in any particular rush to revisit."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Had a lovely meal following a theatre visit, the staff were very friendly and welcoming, even though it was late in the evening!! The food was delicious. Would recommend a visit."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "Good food, great service and delightful owner, plus excellent value. What more could you ask?"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Very good food, excellent service and value for money. Highly recommend to try Stef's. We had a brilliant time. We would go back. My friends and I had a brilliant time. Was the first time we went to Stef's. We founded by Top table. Very good choice. We recommend to book before you go. The restaurant was full all the time. Understandably we experience a friendly atmosphere, good choice of dishes, good service and value."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Food was fine, service was spotty. One dish was not as described on the menu and they made the ultimate mistake of arguing about it and making everyone uncomfortable. We also requested the 3 course TopTable fixed menu at booking, but then had to ask for those menus only to be told by the manager who brought them that the ala carte was much better and he didn't know why anyone wanted to do the fixed menu. We ended up spending more than £40/person, which is not exactly a good value for basic Italian food you can get anywhere."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Excellent quick and friendly service, our waiter asked what show we were going to see and told the kitchen we were in a rush. Our food arrived quickly without us being made to feel rushed. Food was great and was excellent value. Would definitely return."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Chicken was tasteless however we really enjoyed the night and the service was excellent - very attentive. Thank you"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Visitors looking for a good 'meal experience' pre-theatre, we chose Stef's as the most convenient Italian for The Dominion. So glad we did, from the moment we stepped in to be welcomed by Rosario ( Ross from then on ), he looked after us, explained the menu, and entertained us throughout, effectively turning the meal into a pre theatre experience. We will certainly return, maybe for a special evening without going on to a show ! We gave Stef's card to the Head Porter at Victory Services Club where we were staying, as a recommendation for other members to enjoy."
    dined on 06/02/2014
  • "Food was average and the guy who took the food orders was a bit rude. Overall, it wasn't bad, but wasn't great."
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Three of us ate here for a pre-theatre supper and all had the Chicken Boscaiolo which was delicious and filling. Not even room for a desert. Will certainly recommend and return."
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "Visited with Friends before a comedy show in Soho. Great location and the food was fantastic. two courses each, drinks came to £60 for 4 people. Fantastic value. Will certainly go back when in and around that part of the City in future."
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "took my staff to this restaurant and we absolutely loved it! the food was delicious!"
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "We were a little disapointed by the NYE diner. Few choices, no pasta, not real italian flavour. Good point : It wasn't too expensive."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "5 of us went to Stef's last night and had a a great pre theatre dinner. Despite the restaurant being very busy the service was good and the food, once again, was excellent Will definitely go back soon"
    dined on 02/01/2014
  • "Had a very nice meal on New Years eve. It was a set menu but good choice available and decent size portions were served up by friendly staff. Not particually cheap however the quality of the food was such that I would definately return."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "10 of us ate here on a weekend away we had great food good service and very good value for London prices. The restaurant was clean and very well appointed would definitely go back and would recommend to family and friends."
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "Had our work do meal here. Fun staff and good atmosphere. Food good quality and the prices are fair for the location and quality."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "Really nice restaurant, had dinner before going to the theatre, food was excellent"
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "Haven eaten at Jamie Olivers earlier in the week we decided to try something different and we were very happy with the meal which was delicious and service with a smile and a lovely Italian feel, we will most certainly return and will recommend to friends and family. Bill McDougall - Dubai"
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent. It was Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy, so very noisy."
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "We had a group booking there and it was really good. If you like make sure you book the table beforehand!! Staffs were very good and friendly. Very nice food with good value"
    dined on 20/12/2013