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9NR Cf11 Pontcanna Cardiff 14 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff CF11 9NR, Wales
+44 29 2037 2768
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IT WAS TERRIBLE! I haven't visited this restaurant for years, and I will never, ever return! It is hard to comprehend how awful the food was; we couldn't wait to get out the place... None of us enjoyed our meal; my friend said, "I think it is the worst meal I have ever eaten!". 2 of us had Tagliatelle Marinara... More 

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Thank montofri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here with several friends. Dinner was delicious, well cooked and beautifully presented. The service was fantastic and price was very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Just called in here due to a cancelled meeting. Thought it odd there was no one else there but decided to stay. The waiter was excellent but the food was absolutely disgusting. Four tiny scallops served with a huge plate of hard broad beans and gone off prosciutto - two luke warm arancini balls that tasted of nothing - prawn... More 

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1 Thank Debbie W
Stefanos C, Owner at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Stefano's Restaurant and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to take criticism but this review is absolutely disgusting. This sort of situation is a restaurant nightmare - customers that eat all their food - do not mention at any time that they are unhappy and even leave a tip. Then they decide to leave a completely untrue review. Surely if... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Booked a table for New Years eve and although we have dined here many times before we were slightly disappointed with our food. I ordered the frittata to start and it seemed that it had been warmed up in a microwave. Our main dish which was spaghetti salsicca and risotto gorgonzola lacked flavor and was quite bland. The staff as... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Booked table earlier in the week, for seven on Saturday evening, been Christmas shopping all day, we were need of some good dining,We were not disappointed, warm welcome, great atmosphere, very friendly staff, drinks served promptly .We both ordered the trio of meatballs, arrived, looked very appetising, tasted even better, beautiful.For mains we ordered Italian Stew and Lamb Rump, mine... More 

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Thank Vince M
Stefanos C, Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We couldn't get a table in our local so ventured further afield to find this lovely restaurant. I can't believe we haven't seen it before. Authentic, beautiful food and really lovely people. Would highly recommend. If you want real Italian food and fab service, go here. I never write reviews so this says something! Enjoy.

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Thank sharon f
Stefanos C, Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lack a little atmosphere at the time of visiting as restaurant was quiet, but food and service were great!

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Thank Kelly G
Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you soon More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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... More 

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1 Thank Owen B
Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review-we hope to see you return soon, we are glad you enjoyed such a special occasion with us and we look forward to seeing you soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Tried Stefanos new menu and was blown away. I had the fish craspelle it was amazing. Service was at a very high standard and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I have been before but found the new dishes something special. My son is 9 months old and was fused over by the staff really nice. He loved the aranci rice... More 

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Thank Stephen M
Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you and your lovely little boy soon More 

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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We were welcomes straight away by a friendly man who then sat us down at our table. It was a Wednesday and wasn't busy, only one other table of around 7-8 people. I had mozerella and tomatoes for starter, lasagne for main and strawberry tart for desert. My partner had meatballs for starter, veal for main and sorbet for desert.... More 

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Thank Natalie1864
Stefanos C, Public Relations Manager at Stefano's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you chose to enjoy your anniversary with us and we look forward to seeing you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9NR Cf11 Pontcanna Cardiff 14 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff CF11 9NR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2037 2768
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.

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