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

LaStella's Restaurant & Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lastellasofboca.com/
  • Phone: (561) 544-2081
  • 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 WinnerItalian
LaStella's Restaurant & Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (29)great for outdoor dining (28)romantic (19)special occasion (18)good for groups (9)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We sat outside, which was really nice. I would definitely go there again.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • great food Very nice manager/owner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    great food Very nice manager/owner. They try very hard to please. however. they were out of a couple of desserts and could not make a cappucino wiii go back
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once is enough!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Decided to try La Stella's. Always looking to find new places to go. Well, this probably won't be one of them! Everything was adequate. But, there are so many options for better food, atmosphere and prices, that it would be tough not choose another option - especially with Casa D' Angelo's Boca location almost next door!!! The antipasto was lack luster, especially the poor quality of the cheese! Good, hard Italian cheese should be a great start, but, I've had better from a pre-packaged triangle at the grocery store! The menu is a little weak, with no real meat or seafood entree selections to speak of? So, you would think if chicken and pasta were the main stays that they would be done exceptionally well, THINK again! I appreciate that
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  • Unpretentious Tasty Plentiful Food
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Great neighborhood Italian. Unpretentious atmosphere. The portions are oversized Can easily be shared. Meatball appetizer was YUMMY and filled us two hungry boyz up. The Caesar salad was a disappointment, the dressing was tasteless and why was I charged $2 for anchovies ? If an extra charge, waitress should have said so - a bit tacky, it's Boca. All the pasta dishes are great and we split ours, adding grilled chicken which was fresh and juicy. Shared a chocolate velvet torte which was dripping with fierce chocolate. LISA is a down to earth waitress who takes good care of you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great ambiance; quaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    great restaurant, quaint and very nice. sat outside and loved it. great service and the waitress and staff were very polite and service was perfect
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SKIP THIS PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    advertised happy hour wine by the glass half price...at the restaurant/not the case-only offered "bottles on sale" it was SO COLD it was uncomfortable-asked the waitress several times to fix it-said she didn't know why it was so cold..a/c was off BUT you could still feel the cold air blowing and you needed a fur coat My chicken marsala ...chicken was so tough you had to struggle to cut it with a knife My partner's flatbread special was overbaked-dark brown burnt crust The only thing worthwhile was the meatball appetizer Expensive/not worth the price/not enjoyable experience AT ALL When I addressed my concerns with restuarant-was old "sorry" and then offered free appetizer..NOT worth trying again for that
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  • Disappointed with the food
    stklvr
    Dined on 11/10/2011
    Disappointed with the food and we had been recommended by friends who enjoy it here. Took over an hour to get our main course. One dish was missing some ingredients and both were rather bland. The menu is limited as well. The waitstaff was outstanding and very friendly but don't think we will give it a second chance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    This was our first time at La Stellas and we will definitely be back. The menu was rather limited (chicken parm is NOT listed - something I find odd at an Italian restaurant), but the dishes they offer are spectacular. The individual salad protions are generous - easily enough for 2, and they used my favorite part of the lettuce - the inner romaine hearts. No hint of brown anywhere (nothing turns me off more than brown lettuce in a salad). We ordered the Sunday Gravy and the Chicken Scapariella and frankly, I have never tasted more delicious food. Again, the portions were large (enough to bring home leftovers and have another meal)and served piping hot (another thing that turns me off is lukewarm food... not the case here). Delicious.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great little local place.
    FredVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    great little local place. Incredibly friendly service and food is creative and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and staff a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    Great food and staff a nice find in downtown Boca.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a great italian restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    Overall a great italian restaurant! Will be back soon!
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  • We live around the corner
    TheDaviVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    We live around the corner from LaStella's, so it is a true neighborhood gem. We are back and forth between NH and Boca, and always make a point of having a meal at LaStella's when we are here. Great food and friendly service. Love it. Wish they had a sister restaurant around the corner from our NH home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    We loved La Stellas! We will definitely be back. The food was absolutely amazing, and the service was outstanding. For anyone who is looking for an alternative to the chain restaurants of Boca this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful surprise this little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    Wonderful surprise this little gem is Food was delicious and survice was terrific
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not fabulous as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    Good food, not fabulous as they would have you think. Tables too close together, I could feel the heat coming off the woman behind me. Very, very loud with just a few tables. Service outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They staff was extremely accommodat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    They staff was extremely accommodating and friendly! The food was a pleasant surprise! Although the restaurant was very small, it didn't feel like you were on top of anyone else. I was able to get a dish that wasn't on the menu, all and all it was a fun and tasty meal!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HUGE YUMMY PORTIONS
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    Second time I have dined here and was even more impressed. Great grilled shrimp and pasta special, as well as a chicken and pasta. Portions are HUGE, one can really share an entree. Caesar salads were tasty, please get anchoves, second time I was advised "out of stock". The antipasto appetizer, small portion, was still HUGE. This is a great find, and a nice alterntaive to the larger and more expensive trendy Italian resturants which are east of this location. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent attention to patrons.
    Mindy
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    Excellent attention to patrons. They made us feel important and the food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local spot, quiet in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2011
    A local spot, quiet in the midst of a downtown scene. Went on recommendation and very happy. Very affordable too. Chef is from Federal Hill in Providence, so you know it's good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A tiny little restaurant with
    Boca4FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2011
    A tiny little restaurant with big flavors and exceptional, unobtrusive service. The menu is creative. The two bean salads (one with beets and the other with blue cheese and almonds were amazing!). The service was perfectly paced and never overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special ding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    Excellent dining. Very attentive and professional staff. Every course is made to order using only the freshest ingredients. Every dish has distinctive and flavorful taste and beautifully presented. Kudos to a fine effort and we look forward to returning for another meal. Jaime is a wonderful hostess.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service even though we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Slow service even though we got there at 6pm on a sat. Sweet waitress.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both the food and service
    hsriceVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2011
    Both the food and service were exemplary.The owner was there conversing with patrons, and adding a feeling of family. All in all, a great time and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    We were pleasantly surprised at both the quality of the food and the lovely friendly service. We felt welcomed, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been going to La Stella's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    I have been going to La Stella's for a while now. The food is delicious but I think they try to add too many tables outside on the patio of the restaurant which then slows the kitchen down significantly. It's a very small restaurant with a small kitchen so adding all the extra tables outside really affects the wait. I had a reservation this past weekend and they ran 30 min late to seat us. We then had to wait to order because the staff actually told us that "the kitchen needed to catch up". That I feel was unacceptable. Hopefully the next time I go it won't be as unorganized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quality neighborhood restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    If you can stand the noise of a small and busy restaurant, the quality of the food and service more than make up for the inconvenience. The entres are fresh; creative; and delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great "neighborhood" restaurant.
    FloridianVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    great "neighborhood" restaurant. small, pretty restaurant with friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious pasta, great service.
    melgVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    delicious pasta, great service. a little pricey to sit on Palmetto and watch the traffic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic