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“As good as everyone says”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trattoria Stefano

Trattoria Stefano
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“As good as everyone says”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Had heard a lot about this restaurant. Any time anyone who had been to Sheboygan and found out we were going there on business and to see a Packers game said we had to eat there. Luckily, American Orthodontics, based in Sheboygan and the company we were visiting, took us here for dinner. It was top notch all the way, from the appetizers to the wine to the dinner to the service. Really, really good!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“What Fantastic Food!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Wow, we ate really good food at the Trattoria Stefano. We had never been toi Sheboygan to eat and went there for dinner recently. Were we impressed! We had a special plate, not a menu dish. We eaten in thousands of restaurants around the world, but rarely have we eaten better than here. We both simultaneously remarked that we had not had such unusual and great food like this for a long, long time. And the service! Flawless. Sheboygan is very fortunate to have a restaurant as good as Stefano's.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank velho2016
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Knowing I was coming back to my childhood home, I thought I'd take a peak at TripAdvisor to see where to eat something to eat besides bratwurst (not to deprecate bratwurst). I had eaten here almost 20 years ago when they first opened and remembered it fondly and had read the largely very laudatory reviews, so I made Friday night reservations two weeks in advance. The praise I'm my opinion was well deserved. Every course save one were exceptional---the antipasti, the salad, Nonna's pasta, and the mains. The minor disappointment---only by comparison to the foregoing---were the two desserts we sampled. Also kudos for our server, Rebecca, for first-rate service and recommendations (the Amora Montenegro liqueur was outstanding, more on that in a moment).

As an aside, went to il Ritrovo, a sister establishment under the same ownership just across the street, the next day for lunch and was similarly impressed. Again, in addition to the food the service was outstanding. When I asked our great waiter August about the availability of the afore-mentioned Amora Montenegro, he had both bad news and good news. The bad news was that it was not readily available, except possibly in Chicago. The good news was that he sent someone across the street to Trattoria Stefano to grab a bottle to sell to me! Incidentally, I do not use exclamation marks promiscuously, but the two restaurants clearly deserve them.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fresh, good food, but a little pricy.”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

The beef and sausage entrees were rich in flavor and the sampler appetizer was tasty. The convenient downtown location and personalized service enhanced our otherwise average dining experience. We will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fine food; fine service”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We called for a reservation just a day or two before arrival, and couldn't get a table except for 5pm or after 9pm. We took the 5:00 pm reservation, and remained at our table for about two and a half hours of dining pleasure.

Our waiter (August) was exceptional. Familiar with every aspect of the menu and skilled in wine pairings made the experience especially memorable.

We were not looking for a large dinner, and so we shared three courses. Still left the restaurant with leftovers sufficient for another lunch for two.

So many fine and interesting choices beautifully prepared. However, most of the pasta most of the time is not made in house. Our appetizer, first, and second plates were as near perfect as one could ask.

The atmosphere is informal and diners seem to enjoy being in this place. We did, and we look forward to a return.

  • Visited August 2013
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