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“Nice place, nice food, not cheap”
Review of Stefano's

Stefano's
Ranked #369 of 1,288 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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 Best Italian 2012/13 in the South Wales Echo, 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.
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went on Saturday night with my wife. The interior of the restaurant is nice and not tacky. We had to wait an hour to get served, however the waiter did warn us that it would take a while and was very apologetic and we had a drink and some extremely nice large green olives. As it was a busy Saturday night I think this was reasonable. I had a very nice thin and crispy pizza and my wife gnocchi with homemade pesto. She said it was nicest gnocchi she had ever had and extremely light (for a potato dumpling!).

The service was friendly, efficient and 'suitably' Italian.

My only issue is with the price. Whilst this is undoubtedly a nice restaurant and a cut above many Italian restaurants, it really is fine dining prices. However there are often vouchers online, sadly none available last night, offering 40 pounds of food for 16 pounds etc. Personally I'd rather they just offered slightly better value in the restaurant and let the food and reviews do the talking.

Thank Tim R
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Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. Our prices are reflective of the extremely high quality of the ingredients we use and of our very generous portions. Our standards are the highest and this is reflected in the price, however our dishes range greatly in price so there are less expensive options and we do have a 20% discount card that can be used Mon-Fri as many times as one likes so do pop in to pick one up. We hope to see you again soon! Grazie!

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

A gem of a restaurant focussing on italian and mediteranean cuisine. Fantastic front of house welcome and attentive, fun service all through the night. The food is sublime, with pasta dshes and meats equally of high quality. The restaurant do themed evenings too eg music & food or wine matching with food. Would reccomend you visit.

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Thank Mark C
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Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thanks for such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Where do I start? What an absolute find just a wee bit off the beaten track. 8 of us dined there the night before Scotland played Wales for their 6 nations game - I don't want to wait 2 years to go back!!!

The staff were funny, entertaining and very attentive. The food was to die for......I could have eaten every single thing on the menu but the desserts......best tiramisu I have tasted. We had difficulty selecting only one option for food do we did what any girl should do-all order different meals and have a taste if everyone else's.

Thank you for our experience and wonderful food xx

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Thank Sue M
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Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Wales & of course to Stefanos!! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip! Grazie!

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

A wonderful neighbourhood Italian restaurant, which is worth a visit. Reminiscent of a northern Italian trattoria - the service, managed by Stefano's brother, is as you would expect, warm, welcoming and full of Italian charm. An excellent wine list, some of which is imported from small Italian vineries, compliments some great dishes. We loved the home made meatballs and Tiramisu. The lovely Linda and Stefano and the rest of the team will make your evening what ever you want it to be - romantic, a convivial night with friends, or in our particular case, a warm, comforting and as 'mama would make' supper. Highly recommended.

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Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are glad you enjoyed your meals! Keep checking our site for Upcoming Events and we shall see you soon! Grazie!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stop reading reviews and just go to this restaurant!! 8 of us ate here Friday night and not one complaint. We are not easily pleased :) fantastic food and service. When back in town I WILL be eating here (order the fish cakes for starter)
Thanks for a great night guys

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Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thanks for a great review! we very much look forward to seeing you again!!

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