Excellent chef and great communicator, Stefano Faita is the perfect representation of Italy! And there’s also Stefano the businessman, who knows exactly what products people love. The quality of his creations—pizzas, sausages, panettones, delicious sauces, and now pasta—helped him rise to fame in just a short amount of time.

What we love about Stefano Faita’s creations? They’re authentic and follow Italian cuisine traditions—thousand-year-old traditions, no less!

New products

Sauce Stefano


Vegan food is now part of Quebec’s culinary landscape, and Stefano is proud to be adding some to his line of products. Much to everyone’s delight, he has created two vegan versions of his traditional meat sauces . . . and they’re just as delicious as the originals!

Vegan bolognaise sauce

The secret to this oh-so-delicious vegan bolognaise? The same great ingredients used in a classic tomato sauce, but with the added flavour of Quebec-made pea protein—the ideal alternative to meat!

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Vegan sausage and mushroom sauce

Here’s a gourmet option to help diversify your meatless menu! Texture, aromas, and flavour? Check, check, and check! Made with pea protein, mushrooms, Italian tomatoes, spinach, and red peppers, this is one sauce you’re sure to love!

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Top-quality ingredients for your everyday cooking!

Top-quality ingredients for your everyday cooking!

The renowned chef expands his line of delicious products with the addition of a top-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfect for elevating all your sweet and savoury dishes! 

Olive oil

The rich and refined taste of this extra-virgin olive oil comes from the famous olives cultivated by a family-run business established in Sicily since 1916. A kitchen must—perfect for cooking and for adding that delicious finishing touch to all your dishes. 

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Balsamic vinegar

Aged three years in oak barrels, this balsamic vinegar is produced in the prestigious region of Modena and is a staple in Italian cuisine. In a dressing, marinade, or drizzled over ice cream and strawberries, you’ll fall in love with its smooth texture and perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.    

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Delicious sausages for the BBQ!

Stefano bbq

BBQ lovers will be thrilled to discover Stefano’s sausage flavours—perfect for adding a bit of variety to your menu!

  • The Tuscan sausage is sure to become your BBQ go-to thanks to its succulent garlic and black pepper seasoning. Plan an Italian feast by pairing these sausages with a tomato or white bean salad.
  • The Zampina sausage, with aromas of tomato, organic Parmesan, basil, and parsley is the perfect medley of flavours inspired by an Italian classic! Serve them with a side of grilled veggies or an olive and sundried tomato pasta salad.
  • If you’re in the mood for something more traditional, opt for the mild or spicy Italian sausages. The former boasts flavours of white wine and fennel, while the latter is more robust, with notes of red wine and Calabrian chili peppers—perfect in a sandwich or at happy hour, sliced and served with hot mustard.

À la recherche d’une idée de repas réconfortant et sans tracas? Quoi de mieux que des saucisses Stefano cuisinées au four? C’est simple comme bonjour : préchauffez le four à 190 °C (375 °F), disposez vos saucisses sur une plaque de cuisson préalablement recouverte de papier d’aluminium, enfournez, et hop, le tour est joué! Comptez de 18 à 20 minutes pour obtenir des saucisses cuites à point, qui laisseront leurs délicieux arômes flotter dans la maison pendant que vous préparez vos à-côtés. Pâtes, pommes de terre rissolées, légumes grillés, vous avez l’embarras du choix pour accompagner vos saucisses Stefano. Un régal! C’est facile, rapide et sans éclaboussures.

Coups de cœur products

In need of some inspiration for your weeknight meals or looking to add some variety to your menu? Stefano had you in mind when he created his chocolate-hazelnut spread and his Quebec pork meatballs, available in classic or pesto version. Two new products that have us drooling just thinking about them!
Stefano’s meatballs

Stefano’s meatballs

Who doesn’t love meatballs? Young and old alike will cheer for these Quebec pork meatballs made by Stefano and Michele Forgione. Ready to cook, these meatballs are gluten and hormone-free and will add a ton of flavour to your favourite vegetable soup or tomato sauce. Or make them the essential (and secret!) ingredient in your famous pork hock stew. Don’t have time to cook? They make a quick and easy dinner served with mashed potatoes and green veggies. Available in two versions, classic or pesto, these meatballs are sure to please traditional dish lovers and gourmets looking to try new flavours.

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A chocolate-hazelnut spread that’s palm oil-free!

A chocolate-hazelnut spread that’s palm oil-free!

Have a sweet tooth? Your taste buds will feel like they’re in seventh heaven with Stefano’s version of chocolate-hazelnut spread! Certified Aliments préparés au Québec, this spread, lovingly prepared by Chef Stefano, reflects his philosophy: offer products that stand out for their taste and quality ingredients. Made without palm oil and containing 20% more hazelnuts than other brands, this rich spread is sure to become a new household favourite. It’s the perfect accompaniment at breakfast and adds a touch of magic to any frosting! Enjoy it on sliced bread, your favourite fruit, in a mug of hot chocolate, or even better . . . straight out of the jar!

The whole family loves hazelnut spread, which is why it’s now available in a 725g container. Say goodbye to morning squabbles—with this new format, there’s more than enough to go around!

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Stefano feels deeply connected to his roots. In this spirit, he launched his line of pasta, available exclusively at IGA. “Our pasta is made using bronze moulds,” he gushes. “That’s what gives them a more porous surface, so the sauce sticks better to the pasta!”

He launched six pasta varieties—spaghetti, linguine, fusilli, farfalle, macaroni, and penne rigate—all 100% Italian know-how! In addition to being made in a bronze mould for greater porosity, the drying process is slow, for better texture. Another important component: the flour. “I wanted clean flour,” he exclaims. That’s why he chose an Italian flour from fields with no added glyphosates. “The flour we use comes from a small family business in Lazio, where my mom is from. And the company is led by a woman who sure knows her pasta!” His favourite variety? “Fusilli,” he says, “because the sauce slides into the spiral… Plus, it reminds me of my childhood!”

Simple meal ideas for everyone!

Choose your favourite ingredients for a flavourful express meal! Here are some great ways to enhance your sauces and reinvent your recipes. Plus, all of Stefano’s pasta sauce products are made locally!

Penne rigate   rosé sauce   baby spinach

Penne rigate + rosé sauce + baby spinach
Penne rigate blend perfectly with rosée sauce. Once the pasta and sauce have been mixed together and seasoned, chop some baby spinach and sprinkle atop before serving. Belissimo and delicioso! Flavourful tip: Just before serving, add some toasted pine nuts for even more flavour.

Traditional rosé sauce: Slow-cooked Italian tomatoes, to which we add cream, as well as pecorino cheese, butter, garlic, and fine herbs.

Macaroni + meat sauce + cheese, baked
A comforting dish for the whole family: In a baking dish, mix the thick sauce with the macaroni al dente and a little cooking liquid. Top with mozzarella. Flavourful tip: Add some minced basil leaves over top just before serving.

Meat sauce: It takes you way back, to nonna’s comforting dishes! This mixture of pork, beef, and veggies cooked slowly offers a rich, flavourful texture.

Spaghetti + tomato and basil sauce + oysters
Get a taste of the ocean with this simple recipe made with freshly cooked oysters, with or without shells, mixed with the sauce and spaghetti al dente. Flavourful tip: A touch of dill, fresh or not, can really elevate this dish.

Tomato and basil sauce: Mamma’s traditional italian sauce. Just a few simple ingredients: Italian tomatoes, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and sea salt.

Linguine   Alfredo sauce   chicken pieces

Linguine + Alfredo sauce + chicken pieces
Use your white-meat chicken leftovers for a complete meal: cut into strips or cubes, coat the chicken with sauce and add the linguine. That’s it! Flavourful tip: Just before serving, mince some tarragon leaves—it goes perfect with chicken.
Alfredo sauce:
This sauce is the envy of even the best Italian chefs! It has all the ingredients for rich, creamy smoothness with Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheese, butter, and cream.

Spaghetti + sausage and mushroom sauce + fresh basil
Here, it’s all about the sauce—a blend of sausage, mushrooms, and chopped fresh basil at the finish. It’s simple, effective, and devilishly good! Flavourful tip: Add a few halved cherry tomatoes.
Sausage and mushroom sauce:
The simplicity of its ingredients make this the perfect solution for those busy weeknight dinners. It gets its rich, elevated taste from traditional Italian sausages, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Penne rigate + arrabiata sauce + shrimp
This winning combo is reminiscent of southern Italy: A spicy sauce that melts into the penne and coats the shrimp. Add a drizzle of good-quality olive oil and enjoy! Flavourful tip: Add flaked canned tuna to your dish… It’s delicious!
Arrabiata sauce:
In Italy, this sauce has character! Made with Italian tomatoes, olive oil, sea salt, garlic, and crushed peppers.

Linguine + marinara sauce + Italian sausage
A flavourful dish made in the frying pan, with grilled sausage slices, a savoury sauce, and linguine al dente. Flavourful tip: Add a generous amount of freshly-grated parmesan cheese.
Marinara sauce:
Originally from the Napolitana region, our marinara sauce contains fresh and simple ingredients, such as tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onions, and sea salt.


To cook your pasta perfectly, you need to:

  • Pour enough water into a large pot
  • Have enough salt, ideally coarse salt, on hand
  • Taste the pasta to ensure it stays al dente (firm to the bite)
  • Stir while cooking, so the noodles don’t get stuck together
  • Mix the pasta into the sauce for 1 minute.

For every pasta, there’s a sauce: Each type of pasta has its “perfect match.” For instance, long and thick pasta is best served with a chunky sauce, like Long and thin pasta (like capellini), on the other hand, are more suited for light sauces, like tomato, pesto, or just a drizzle of olive oil and parmesan. Long and flat pasta (think tagliatelle, fettuccine, or papardelle) like heavier sauces, like a cream, mushroom, or cheese sauce.

Serve like a pro: Preheat your serving platter, add your parmesan at the very end, do not put too much sauce, add the pasta to the sauce, not the other way around, and if the sauce is too thick, add a bit of cooking water.

What not to do: Do not rinse your pasta in water or add oil to the cooking water.

Pizza on the menu

An inspiring pizza sauce!

Gourmet idea: Revisit the pizza-pasta duo with Stefano’s selection of pizzas, pastas, and sauces

Express idea: 1 pizza sauce, 3 different pizzas

  1. Tomato pizza sauce + mozzarella di buffala + fresh basil
  2. Tomato pizza sauce + ham + arugula
  3. Tomato pizza sauce + grilled vegetables + mozzarella
An inspiring pizza sauce!

Pre-made pizzas for a quick, delicious meal

Your freezer’s best-kept secret: Pre-made pizzas!

For lunch or movie night at home, these tasty pizzas are super practical. Serve them with a nice fresh salad! With no preservatives or artificial flavours and no tomato paste, they have that authentic Italian taste!

SPINACH AND RICOTTA Traditional, perfectly cooked dough, spinach, and ricotta . . . a perfect combo!

TOMATO AND CHEESE With a thin crust, ripe tomatoes, and tasty cheese, it doesn’t get any better than this!

PEPPERONI Happiness is simplicity, like this pizza, topped with a delicious family-favourite pepperoni.

SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS An exceptional Quebec sausage also deserves a perfect, traditional crust, fresh tomatoes, and roasted peppers.

Stefano Pizzas


A pizza with delicate flavours, featuring fresh vegetables and a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Simplicity at its best!

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Talk about a winning combo that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! Rich and generous toppings of mushrooms, bacon, cream, and spinach—for a feast you won’t soon forget!

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