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Stefano's Ristorante Italiano

14 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff, CF11 9NR +44 2920538382

(((() Italian
Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 18:00 - 22:30. Last orders, 22:00.

Excellent food will definitely return.

Ian 18 May 2017

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With beautiful bistro-style decor and elegant Italian murals, Stefano’s Ristorante Italiano offers a slice of the Mediterranean in Cardiff. Stefano's was named best Italian in the South Wales Food & Drink Awards 2012/13.

In this quaint family-run eatery, the Stefano’s menu serves sumptuously fresh ingredients for an authentic taste of Italy. Delicate antipasti options include classic bruschetta, and duck pâté with pistachio, served with an orange and onion relish and toasted focaccia. A range of pizzas and pasta dishes include vegetarian varieties, and hearty mains like sea-salt cured pork or duck in an orange liqueur sauce combine bold flavours.

A children’s menu is available, and Stefano’s Ristorante Cardiff take pride in their homemade desserts like tiramisu. The wine cellar contains a wealthy stock of wonderfully complementing international bottles.

Housed in the lively Pontcanna area, Stefano’s restaurant offers classic Mediterranean hospitality, with a heated patio perfect for al fresco dining. Cardiff City Centre is a 5-minute taxi ride away.

Stefano's Ristorante Italiano

14 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff, CF11 9NR

Contact +44 2920372768
Reservations +44 2920538382

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Customer reviews for Stefano's Ristorante Italiano

4.7 (((() (based on 46 reviews)
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  • dinner (40)
  • romantic (26)
  • large parties (15)
  • value (14)
  • child friendly (11)
  • lunch (11)
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  • private dining (9)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • ((((( 18 May 2017 by Ian from CARDIFF

    Excellent food will definitely return.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Mark Lovering from Cardiff

    Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Stefano's. On arrival we had a warm welcome and special focus on our 6 year old daughter in line with traditional Italian style family warmth! The food was exceptional, the most authentic we have had outside of Italy, simple, not messed around with, using good quality produce. The dining experience is one that we wish to re-visit again very soon. Thank you Stefano's for a great evening of true Italian dining.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Steve C from Cardiff

    My fiancée and I ate there on Valentines evening so they had a more restricted menu priced at £40 for 3 courses and coffee, the restaurant is only a few minutes away by taxi and the décor is pleasant. Although restricted compared to the full menu there was still a good range of choices including sea bass and fillet steak for mains, the tiramisu that was classic and on point. I went for the steak which was cooked perfectly, although not on the valentines menu they still made a pizza for my fiancée which was greatly appreciated. However, the panna cotta in my opinion was a little too firm / chewy for my liking although the taste was very good. The service was very friendly, attentive and efficient, if it was possible I would give the overall experience 4.5 out of 5 stars, The flavours were good and it was cooked well and very generous portions. However the evening just lacked a little finesse that you expect with the prices for me to give it 5 stars overall.

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Ian Gerbex from Cardiff

    A charming Italian restaurant with a great choice of high quality food.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Rhiannon Bianchi from Cardiff

    We all enjoyed our evening with you, food was delicious, the Pizza I had took me right back to the pizza's I had in tuscany on our honeymoon 10 years ago.
    Excellent staff, attentive, polite, friendly and magnificent with our children, our 3 year old was highly entertained by the staff. Would definitely come back and would definitely recommend to friends.
    Thank you for a wonderful evening:)

  • ((((( 26 October 2016 by James from Cardiff

    Stefano's is our favourite place to eat out in Cardiff. The food is always wonderfully tasty & well cooked and the staff couldn't be friendlier. The fillet steak with blue cheese sauce is, quite literally, to die for! The house red - a Montepulciano - is also a fab go-to.

  • ((((( 20 September 2016 by Owen Bradley from Cardiff

    A great experience! I booked a large party (12) for my girlfriends birthday party. They we very accommodating as I tried to arrange the day (I called often) and they allowed us to put some decorations on the table, although I would say it was not needed as the restaurant is beautiful. The staff were very friendly and attentive which made the night feel special. The food was lovely and timely and the wine was great. We came away feeling fed & happy!

  • ((((* 25 July 2016 by Alex Aiken from Cardiff

    Excellent service and food and good wine at a reasonable price, and you very much.

  • (((** 8 July 2016 by Susan Jones from Cardiff

    This will be the last visit as the menu has not changed in 2 years, really needs a revamp, menu and decour. Asked if we wanted our veal burgers pink, but came well done, rushed through meal and waiter kept filling our wine glasses even though we still had wine in the glass

  • ((((( 8 July 2016 by Lucy Davies from Cardiff

    Excellent o

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