The Original Since 1981
History of Stefanina's Pizzeria & Restaurant
It's hard to believe it has been twenty-nine years since Stef opened the first Stefanina's Pizzeria and Restaurant in O'Fallon Missouri! Stef is the nickname for Stefanina Vitale Roderick. It was Stef's and her family's hard work and dedication that has made Stefanina's the best kept secret in the St. Louis area pizza world.
Stefanina's Pizzeria & Restaurant opened in a small strip center in O'Fallon Missouri in 1981. Along with a great staff and family members that helped in the kitchen and the dining room, Stefanina's became THE place to go for great pizza and Italian food in O'Fallon. It didn't take long to outgrow that small location, and in 1984, the pizzeria moved to its current location at 8645 Veterans Memorial Parkway (Old Highway 40 or the South Service Road). Just a meatball toss from the original location.
Just as O'Fallon Missouri and St. Charles County has grown, so has Stefanina's! In 2000, on the same anniversary of the opening of O'Fallon, the first Stefanina's Express location was opened on Jungermann Road in St. Peters Missouri. A second Express location opened 6 months later on Elm Street in St. Charles across from Duchesne High School. A few years later, Stefanina's Express has grown to another location on Zumbehl Road in St.Charles. We are please to announce we have crossed the river into St. Louis County with a new store in the Chesterfield Valley area.
The same great pizza and pastas that made Stefanina's so popular in O'Fallon can be found in all of our locations. Many of the appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pastas are available at all Express stores. Stef would be proud of the way we have continued to remain true to her original recipes. The same fantastic pizza that was the hit of O'Fallon almost 34 years ago, is the same great pizza you can find at all of our stores!
We have been blessed that much of our staff have been with us for many years. Some with well over 20 years! Stefanina's is still owned and operated by Stef's children and grandchildren!
Who would have ever believed a young teenager from Sicily could come to America and have provided so much for so many! Stef lived the American dream!