LaStella's Restaurant & Catering
LaStella's Restaurant & Catering

LaStella's Restaurant & Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lastellasofboca.com/
  • Phone: 5615442081
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Barlow
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering menu is extensive.
    We can accommodate intimate dinners for two or large parties of up to 3000.
    Our Restaurant can service groups of up to 60 people.

    For info regarding your next event contact Jamie direct at 954-614-8386.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Federal HWY (US-1)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from LaStella's Restaurant & Catering
La Stella's of Boca Raton serves only the finest Italian food and provides full service catering, with over 18 years experience. Chef owner Jamie Barlow comes to us from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island and brings with her an authentic Italian style of cooking using only the finest ingredients.

D.O.C certified San Marzano Tomatoes, Olio Verde' grade A+ olive oil, hand selected produce, meat and fish are key to our authentic style of cooking.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
LaStella's Restaurant & Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (18)great for outdoor dining (18)romantic (12)special occasion (10)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delish
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    This was our second time at LaStellas. I ordered the Sunday gravy because the first time it Iwas so good, I had to have it again! The wait staff is very accomodating, my boyfriend asked if they could make Veal Parm (it wasn't on the menu) and they were glad to accomodate his request. Small and quaint but fun and classy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner as usual!
    Healthychiro21
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Started off with the grilled calamari and mushroom bruschetta. The calamari is super fresh and has a prefect heat to it provided by the cherry peppers. The mushroom bruschetta has the most amazing creamy mushroom sauce over a crust hunk of bread. It's not your typical bruschetta and that's why I love it! As for main courses, we have tried almost everything on the menu and it is all fantastic! Tonight I had Eric's chicken (grilled chicken with escarole/beans), my fiancé had Chicken scarpiello ( chicken, sausage, potatoes, and hot cherry peppers), and my mom had eggplant Parmesan. All were delicious!! They have great wine selections and prices too! Visit La Stella's you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lastella's obsessed!
    KriskissVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We can't get enough of this place!! The food is really fresh and tastes amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful Experience
    JoMarVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Waited over 1 1/2 hours for dinner & when it finally came it was inedible! The manager never came to the table to apologize, even though she knew there was an issue with our order. What an awful dining experience!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Happy
    WillNotReturnVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Our waiter was a trainee. He should have been shadowed by someone who did not have to take care of their own section of tables. We asked for specific changes to our food, they said they could do it, NOT A PROBLEM. They did not..... One of the meals were chicken franchise and it was so lemony and sour I don't know how it was eaten?!? By the time our meals were done he got his side of pasta. Mind you it was whole wheat pasta (he HATES whole wheat pasta). We were not going to have them re-make it !! There are better places for Italian food!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our second time here. Seating
    KAS1VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Our second time here. Seating is a little tight as restaurant is small. But food was very good. A quality neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem of a restaurant!
    JaynRox
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    What a gem of a restaurant! Made for a perfect night out. We left talking about trying other items on menu the next time we return- Very very awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good as Ever
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Once again we had a wonderful dining experience here. We sat outside and had a light supper and some wine which is just what we were in the mood for. We had the cold seafood salad which was delicious and big enough for several to share. We followed this by the daily special flatbread and finished with a yummy chocolate dessert. Of course, the chianti topped off the meal. What could be bad!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food,as usual,was great..service
    hsriceVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Food,as usual,was great..service was outstanding.Waitstaff was observant,always available,professional,and made some excellent suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu, New Wines
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Jaime has outdone herself - again. She has remodeled her restaurant, focusing on new seating, artwork, and color scheme. Wait staff are invigorated by a new crew, adding attentive men to a shakeup of (new) female servers. The menu has undergone a refresh as well as wine list, all reflecting Jaime's unique style. The paella special should not be missed, as well as the antipasti appetizer, a small sufficient for a table of four. The portions are large and tasty, be patient, all are prepared to order. Desserts are incredibly tasty. It's tight seating inside, you won't be disappointed by the food. JOHN is one of the new servers, he is poised, attentive, and squeaky clean eye candy...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We enjoyed the food a lot. Only thing I would caution is that if you make your reservation on Open Table you may end up with a table outside. They called me the day of to tell me this, fortunately it was ok with the people that we were dining with, otherwise we would have been stuck.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic food.
    Bgator
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Absolutely fantastic food. Tons of flavor and authentic feel to the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent meal. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Decent meal. Service was slow. Waitress complained that other servers were take the bread from the oven and that is why we waited so long. Waitress said she did not know how to open a bottle of wine. She fumbled for a while and eventually got it. Attractive, well dressed woman was walking around to some of the tables and chatting. Could this be an owner or manager? Would not know she did not stop at our table. Pressed and I mean pressed two different servers about the "fresh homemade pasta". Both servers insisted that all the pasta was fresh and that the chef hand rolled each order of the pasta when it is ordered. Seriously???? Needless to say my rigatoni was not freshly made, let alone just rolled 3 minutes earlier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very bad experience Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Very bad experience Awful service We had been there before and awful experience this time. Will not go back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DISAPPOINTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We have been fans of this restaurant and went there on Sat. night. Extremely disappointed. Terrible service. We waited over one hour for our main courses which were not good. No apologies were offered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burrata appetizer was delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Burrata appetizer was delicious!! small but cozy, great wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always, wish
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great food as always, wish it wasn't so crowded and busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, intimate & sophisticated
    MarciaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Nice, intimate & sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoyed the whole experience and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very long wait for
    Eatswell
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We had a very long wait for our main course after the appetizers. The food was delicious, but the wait was long.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great location
    Lisa33431
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    loved the relaxed feel of this restaurant. staff was very attentive. food was wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good food and service.
    lsharnVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Very Good food and service. Stop being a pain about accepting American Express. It is annoying to customers
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made reservation on weds
    eagle1253
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    I made reservation on weds for a saturday seating at 7 On Saturday they called and asked if i mind sitting outside I said no problem I got there and they seated the 3 of us at a high top that was tilted I said this was unacceptable and the hostess said that was all they had although there were 2 tables open inside at the time and 1 outside Besides the rude hostess the experience was very good If i remeber the waiters name right, Malcom, was excellent and food outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good and
    eatout
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    The food was very good and the service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again we had a wonderful
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Once again we had a wonderful evening at LaStella. We usually bring friends who have not eaten here and they go away eager to return. The service is helpful and caring but not invasive. The menu has grown since our first time here. I would recommend whatever appeals to you that night. Everything comes out piping hot and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were four and love to eat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We were four and love to eat. The food was plentiful - much was packed and taken home. The dishes were very nicely flavored with some extra spicy dishes that were a welcome change of bland food served at other places. We would all go back. They are not going to accept AMEX cards at all in the near future - so patrons be sure to have alternative cards
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The owner and host, Jami is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The owner and host, Jami is delightful and energetic. Last nite I had three appetizers, the haricots with beets, mussels, and the calamari salad.... All delicious. One of my local favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always hits the mark. Enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Always hits the mark. Enjoyed another evening with out of town friends who also thought it was a very enjoyable evening. Good food, service and smiles.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother save your money.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Not good. Tables are jammed in much too close together. The service was extremely slow. We waited a full hour for our meal after we finished our appetizers. Food was just ok definitely not worth the wait, we will not be back nor recommend to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is not our first visit.
    hsriceVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    This is not our first visit. The other times, the food was better. The meat in the Sunday Gravy was not soft, and had not been slow cooked into the sauce. The service, as usual, was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We never were told when the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    We never were told when the reservation was made that it was only for outdoor seating. It was a cold evening and their heating lamp was inadequate. We left and found another restaurant.
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  • Great food, excellent service,
    ColoradoDudeVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Great food, excellent service, honors reservations,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I both had a miserable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    My wife and I both had a miserable time last Saturday night. I thought my 'confirmed reservation' would guarantee us a table inside the restaurant on an unseasonably cold night. We were met by a hostess at 6:45pm who informed us that we were seated 'outside' nowhere near the heated towers. We were not given an option to sit at a table closer to the heated towers even after explaining to the hostess that no one else was in the restaurant at the time. This was supposed to be a special night that was ruined...the only explanation that we received was "sorry but we can't control the weather"... I never intended on sitting 'outside' , although the hostess had every intention on sitting us outside to make up for the fact that
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem in Boca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    LaStella is one of my favorite restaurants.The staff is friendly, and the owner is always avalailable to help. The specials are remarkable and the food is consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, but the
    GimmeMojitos
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was great, but the reason we WILL return is our server Jerrome. He was kind, funny, attentive and really wanted us to enjoy ourselves. He made us feel welcome in a sincere way, not in a over-the-top cheerleader way that you see in cheap chain restaurants. He was classy and ontop of everything. Our drink glasses were always topped off, bread basket never went bare, and he kept his eye on us. My wife and I are foodies, we do our best to try a new restaurant as often as we can, and we are confident that having staff like Jerrome, along with great food, is what will keep La Stella's great. Robert and Samantha Mauro
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    this is one of my favorite restaurants, no matter what i order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not our first visit and definetely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Not our first visit and definetely not our last. Always a welcoming feeling, great atmosphere, service and food as good as it gets!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEVER HAVE I EVER SEEN SUCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    NEVER HAVE I EVER SEEN SUCH A HANDS ON OWNER, WHO REALLY CARED ABOUT THE CUSTOMER FIRST. REASONABLE FOR THE QUALITY PRESENTED
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    No regular coffee, no plain bread or rolls! We were told the swordfish special was $34 but were charged $38 with only an apology offered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Informed us when paying the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Informed us when paying the bill that they no longer accept American Express. Someone should have informed us that this was the policy before we went there.
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  • good food, but too much salt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We enjoyed it...but everybody thought there was too much salt in all the dishes. I usually put salt on everything...but didn't need to. We were a party of six and everybody ordered different dishes, and they were all too salty. As there is salt and pepper on the table, people can always add more...to their taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic