Serving high quality Italian cuisine, Stefano's is decorated with an authentic Italian bistro look and original artwork of famous Italian scenery, situated a short walk from the city centre in the popular Pontcanna area of Cardiff. Winners of the Best Italian Restaurant 2012/13 in the South Wales Echo Food and Drink Awards, Stefano's is a family-run business and the proprietor, Stefano Caramella, is on-site to ensure a professional, friendly service to accompany the exquisite food prepared by the chef. Enjoy eating in the restaurant or dine al fresco on the heated patio during the warmer months of the year. Stefano's offers a fantastic a la carte menu, including Italian favourites and exotic specials, as well as fresh fish and specials boards available daily. To complement your meal perfectly, the restaurant also invites you to choose from an extensive range of international wines from the cellar.
A La Carte Menu Antipasti - Starters Zuppa del Giorno £4.75 Homemade soup of the day served with hot ciabatta bread Bruschetta Pomodoro £4.95 Toasted ciabatta bread, topped with warm cherry tomatoes (served with fresh anchovies or parma ham £2.50 extra) Capesante £9.25 Fresh seared king scallops, on a bed of sweet potato, garnished with crispy parma ham and rocket pesto Polpette £7.50 Italian meatballs served in a tomato and basil sauce Filetto Carpaccio £8.95 Pan-fried paper thin fillet of beef, marinated in olive oil, lemon and herbs topped with rocket and parmesan shavings Antipasto £8.95 Mixed sliced Italian meats, hors d'oeuvres and crostini Salmone £8.50 Grilled salmon on a bed of lentils with caper butter Pate d'Anatra £7.95 Duck pate with a hint of pistachio, served with orange and onion relish and toasted focaccia Gamberoni Con Asparagi £9.25 King prawns and asparagus in a garlic and white wine sauce Arancini Bolognese £7.50 Risotto balls filled with bolognese and mozzarella, garnished with a Napoli sauce Focaccia Salmone £7.95 Toasted focaccia bread topped with a sun-blushed tomato and basil pesto and smoked salmon Calamari £7.95 Pan-fried squid in chilli and garlic or served in a light batter with a mayo dip Pasta Please choose your favourite pasta shape and a sauce to accompany it Choice of Pastas: Spaghettini - Very fine spaghetti Tagliatelle - Pasta ribbons Rigatoni - Pasta tubes Gnocchi - Homemade potato dumplings Wholemeal Spaghetti Wholemeal Penne - Wholemeal Pasta Tubes Choice of Sauces: Bolognese £10.50 Traditional meat sauce Salmone E Asparagi £13.50 Smoked salmon and asparagus in a creamy dill sauce Polpette £11.50 Italian meatballs in a Napoli sauce Pollo £12.25 Sautéed sliced chicken and mange tout with a creamy white wine sauce Lenticchie £11.50 Lentils and mixed vegetables in a Napoli sauce Gamberetti £13.50 Atlantic prawns served in a basil and sun-blushed tomato pesto Carbonara £10.50 Pancetta bacon, egg, a touch of cream and black pepper Lasagne Al Forno £11.50 Homemade oven-baked meat lasagne Crespelle Alla Parmigiana £11.50 Oven-baked pancakes filled with spinach and ricotta cheese Tortelloni Spinaci £12.50 Handmade pasta parcels filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, drizzled with sage and butter Tortelloni Con Granchio £13.50 Handmade pasta parcels filled with crab meat in a Napoli and cream sauce Tortelloni Con Cervo £14.25 Handmade pasta parcels filled with venison, served in a sage butter Risotto Capesante £16.50 Arborio rice with fresh scallops, sliced king prawns, white wine and roast garlic Risotto Con Funghi £14.50 Arborio rice with a selection of mushrooms and porcini mushrooms and essence of truffle Please ask if you wish to make any pasta dish vegetarian Any pasta dish can be served as a starter for £3.00 less Secondi - Main Course Agnello £18.95 Lamb steak served with a mint and rosemary jus (served pink unless requested otherwise) Anatra d'Arancia £17.95 Breast of duck served in an orange liqueur sauce (served pink unless requested otherwise) Stincotto £17.50 Sea salt cured pork shank served with an apple sauce Vitello Spinaci £17.50 Escalopes of veal rolled and stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, served in a red wine sauce Pollo Asparagi £15.50 Grilled breast of chicken topped with a creamy asparagus sauce Pollo Cottoletta £15.25 Flattened breast of chicken, coated in lemon and rosemary breadcrumbs, served with sauté potatoes and vegetables or spaghetti with Napoli sauce Pesce Daily selection of fresh fish with a choice of 2 sauces - Creamy lemon, dill and crispy caper or tomato and tarragon (sauces £2.50) Tortini Di Pesce £16.50 Homemade fishcakes served with lemon butter Bistecca Prime fillet £19.50 or sirloin £16.50 steak, grilled to your liking A choice of 2 sauces to compliment your steak all at £2.50 Salsa Al Pepe Nero (brandy, black peppercorn and red wine sauce) Diane (onions, mushrooms, tomatoes in a red wine sauce) Filetto Rossini £22.50 Prime fillet steak topped with homemade pate served with a cherry brandy sauce Cervo Al Vino Rosso £17.95 Wild Scottish venison in a red wine, onion and thyme sauce, served on polenta mash Zucchini Ripieni £12.95 Courgettes filled with ricotta, parmesan and mixed herbs, served with a rocket salad Pizza Freshly made 10" Margherita (mozzarella and tomato) pizza £9.50 Or Calzone (folded pizza) £9.50 Wholemeal Pizza £9.50 Choice of Toppings: Chillies Sweetcorn Onions £1.00 Rocket Capers Olives £1.50 Peppers Pineapple Spinach Mushrooms £2.00 Artichokes Tuna Anchovies Pepperoni Calamari £2.50 Cooked Ham Bolognese Parma ham Asparagus Atlantic prawns £3.00 Chicken Smoked salmon Contorni - Side Orders Pane Fresco £2.95 Freshly baked ciabatta or herb focaccia bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar Pane Misto £2.95 Basket of mixed herb focaccia and ciabatta breads served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar Pane Aglio £2.95 Ciabatta garlic bread Pane Mozzarella £5.50 Ciabatta garlic bread topped with mozzarella Pane Di Pizza £3.95 Freshly baked pizza bread topped with garlic and mixed herbs Pane Di Pizza Con Pesto E Pomodoro £4.95 Freshly baked pizza bread topped with sun-blushed tomato and basil pesto Insalata Giardino £4.50 Crisp garden salad Olive £4.00 Marinated Queen green olives Acciuga £4.50 Marinated anchovies Saute Potatoes £3.50 Seasonal Vegetables £3.50 A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your bill - Grazie Our aim is to serve you food of the highest quality and presentation. All dishes are cooked to order please bear with us if there is a slight delay. If there are any ingredients you wish to add or take from our dishes or if you have dietary requirements or special requests - please ask.