Opened originally as Golden Baked Hams in August 2002, Frank and Colleen Stefano has grown the business to occupy two suites with dine-in and take-out service, catering, and local artisan made pantry. If you have ever been to a neighborhood Italian market, you’ll get the same great feeling when you step foot inside the restaurant. It’s all about family and great food at Stefano’s, from the homemade deli selection to the jaw-dropping creations by Chef Frankie, Colleen and Frank’s son. Their daughter, Alana, heads up the Catering and Events part of the business.
Let’s take a look at some menu items:
Acini di Pepe Pasta Salad is a fantastic blend of flavor of creamy salty feta, sweet tomatoes, radicchio, and acini di pepe (“small parts of the pepper” in English) pasta tossed in olive oil. It is light and the pasta acts like pearls soaking up the fresh flavors. Rating: 5/5
Kale Salad is kale, pepitas, carrots, dried cranberries, cashews, and cabbage tossed in stevia mayo. The vegetables are bright and colorful and the seeds and nuts added a crunchy texture. The flavor was a tad bland. It might be better with pomegranate vinaigrette to punch up the flavor and bring out the sweetness from the carrots and cranberries. Rating: 4/5
Tortellini Salad is onolicious! The tortellini is perfectly cooked and has a creamy cheese filling inside. The olives and salami bring a salty flavor which ties the whole salad together. Rating: 5/5
Italian Wedding Soup has meatballs, spinach, and acini di pepe pasta in a broth. This soup is light enough to pair with a sandwich, but hearty enough to be on its own to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. The meatballs are perfectly cooked and lend a nice beef flavor to the soup. The spinach adds a slight greenness and the acini de pepe acts as a combination rice and noodle starch. Perfectly executed! Rating: 5/5
Cubano Stefano is a Panini with Golden Baked Ham, carnitas, swiss cheese, dill pickle, Stefano mayo, and yellow mustard. This is porkolicious! The carnitas are tender and just melt in your mouth. The ham is perfectly tender and has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. This is a great take on the Cubano sandwich with Italian flair! Rating: 5/5
Bur-Gini is a Panini made with Stefano’s signature blend of chuck, short rib, and brisket patty and topped with roasted garlic, jalapeno cream cheese, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and onion. This is a fantastic burger in Panini form. The spicy jalapeno cream cheese, sweet garlic, and creamy avocado and cheese pair well with the beef blend patty for the perfect burger. Rating: 5/5
Kahlúa Caramel Coffee Cheesecake is based off of Chef Frankie’s great grandmother’s recipe. It is not as heavy as a New York-style cheesecake. The mascarpone cheese gives it a lighter and more rustic texture. Espresso beans grounds are evenly distributed throughout for a slightly crunchy texture. It is decadent and rich enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without being overly sweet. Rating: 5/5
Make Stefano’s part of your family and stop by for a meal or take one home with you!
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- Tuesday and Thursday nights – Family dinners that serve a family of four. Check out their calendar for menu and pricing.
- Check out the holiday menu to help make your Christmas and New Year’s a little easier this year
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
18220 Yorba Linda Blvd Ste 307A
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
- Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm
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