Middletown restaurant closed for upgrades, owner ‘taking a break’

Stefano’s Italian Cafe in Middletown is closed for “a while,” according to owner Steve O’Neil.

“We’re closing for a while,” O’Neil told the Journal-News. “We’re doing some upgrades and taking a break.”

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O’Neil did not say when the restaurant will reopen for business.

Stefano’s opened at its 2200 Central Avenue location in 1989 and underwent renovations in 1993, 2001 and in 2010.

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Those renovations increased seating capacity, including outdoor dining, and added a full-service bar and an old world brick oven from Italy, according to the restaurant’s website.

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