Stefano's Ristorante Italiano

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.

Book a Table at Stefano's Ristorante Italiano


14 Romilly Crescent
CF11 9NR
Restaurant Style(s)
"Traditional Restaurant, Family Restaurant"
Restaurant Cuisine(s)
Open Hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 18:00 - 22:30.
Average Price for Meal
Average Price for Main Course

Credit Cards Taken
All Except: American Express

Special Offers

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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


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 
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
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

Freshly made 10" Margherita (mozzarella and tomato) pizza £9.50
Or Calzone (folded pizza) £9.50
Wholemeal Pizza £9.50

Choice of Toppings:
Onions £1.00	
Olives £1.50
Mushrooms £2.00
Calamari £2.50	
Cooked Ham	
Parma ham
Atlantic prawns £3.00
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.