Burrata appetizer was delicious!!
Burrata appetizer was delicious!! small but cozy, great wine list.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The owner and host, Jami is
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.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were four and love to eat.
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
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again we had a wonderful
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.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and the service was good as well.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I made reservation on weds
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
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good food and service.
Very Good food and service. Stop being a pain about accepting American Express. It is annoying to customers
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved the relaxed feel of this restaurant. staff was very attentive. food was wonderful
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as always, wish
Great food as always, wish it wasn't so crowded and busy.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, intimate & sophisticated
Nice, intimate & sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoyed the whole experience and would return.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Menu, New Wines
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...
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food,as usual,was great..service
Food,as usual,was great..service was outstanding.Waitstaff was observant,always available,professional,and made some excellent suggestions.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
As Good as Ever
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!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem of a restaurant!
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!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second time here. Seating
Our second time here. Seating is a little tight as restaurant is small. But food was very good. A quality neighborhood restaurant.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can't get enough of this place!! The food is really fresh and tastes amazing!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner as usual!
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!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Enjoyed It
We weren't sure what to expect in the small restaurant, but we were really pleased. The wait staff was very friendly, the food was great, the meal was reasonably priced - we will definitely be back and bring friends.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dine outside for a change in vibe
Suggest you consider dining outside if weather permits. Although you are on a main road in downtown Boca, the evening traffic is light and its a nice vibe. When busy, the inside is tight seating and can be very noisy, but that might not bother you if you are a loud talker! The pasta dishes are huge (as are all the entrees), easily shareable as appetizers. The sweet sausage in olive oil is incredibly tasty, with nice chunks of garlic. Always check on the weekly specials. Wine list recently refreshed, some great choices at moderate prices.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding Italian food.
outstanding Italian food. Unusual appetizers(pistachio crusted goat cheese). Orichiette and sweet sausage was perfect as a main course and if split would be a great pasta course.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We absolutely love LaStellas...been going here for a couple of years. Great food, service and the owner Jamie goes beyond making customers happy. Highly recommend
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shhhhh best lil gem in BOCA
Without question best chick parm around........for a small restaurant they are offer incredible wines....staff all pitch in to make sure everyone's taken care of.......they are very very accommodating
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here before and
We have been here before and enjoy it. Tonight we felt the red sauce was way too salty. Otherwise food was very good.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only two criticisms - they
Only two criticisms - they don't take American Express and they don't have decaf coffee, only decaf espresso. Otherwise, fabulous and a great value.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A warm feeling...
If you are used to the larger, fancier Boca Italian restaurants, this is a pleasant change. A small interior dining room, dimly lit, and an outdoor seating area, neither of which is pretentious. Always check out their specials, they change weekly. All portions are large, so consider sharing them, especially an appetizer, or else you will really be stuffed. If Jaime, the owner,creative chef is present, make certain she stops at your table...
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
LaStella's is always excellent.
I have dined here about 10 time over the last year and the food has always been great and everybody that I have brought to LaStella's has thought it was great. The pasta in Sunday Sauce is the best I ever had!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very small and tight dining-
Very small and tight dining- waiter was very knowable!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
the Great LaStella
Jaime continues to surprise and delight
with the new menu items, and the old
excellent service.An outstanding,helpful,
knowledegable staff. Always reliable
friendly,savy, and on top of things.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to LaStella. The food was delicious. We started with the pistachio encrusted tomato and mozzarella appetizer. it was delicious. We then had the Beet Salad. It was also very good; and I don't like beets. For the main entree we had the Eggplant Parmesan and the Pasta stuffed with Blue Cheese. Both were awesome, but the eggplant was amazing
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Stells's is SPECIAL!!
La Stella's lives up to its name. It IS a STAR!! Our waitress, Chelsea, was very accommodating and gracious. Her service, coupled with the EXCELLENT cuisine, made our dinner MEMORABLE. We had their meatball appetizer--which was soooo good, that we ordered another portion. I had their Chicken Parmagiana--which was the BEST I have EVER eaten. My dining companion had their Eggplant Parmagiana--which was soooo good, that he ate every single morsel. Their desserts are sinfully delicious. Save room for their chocolate espresso torte or their Pizzelle. The décor, the dim lighting and the piped in music,-- made the ambiance relaxing and elegant. We used a charitydine discount dining voucher, making the cost of our dinner very reasonable.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
But you can't tell anyone else!
LaStella's Italian home-style cooking in this tiny nook of a restaurant is generally very good. The Sunday Gravy is fantastic any day of the week. Our waiter knows his stuff - having been in the service business I could tell when he was checking out our progress through our salads so he could time the arrival of our entrees. In past visits the ravioli and risotto specials were interesting and cooked and sauced perfectly.
Eating al fresco is the way to go but be aware you're going to be sitting right next to a busy downtown thoroughfare. And don't be surprised to have a bicyclist zip right past your table.
Both inside and outside dining is minimal and it gets busy on the weekends so I'd highly recommend getting a reservation ahead of time.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need to update menu online,
Need to update menu online, since they didn't have certain items still on the menu.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice experience
Very fine food and service. Wine list is pricey. It's an intimate space and when full can be very noisy. Too bad that there is not
something to absorb the sound.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Check Out The New Wine List!
Owner Jaime B. outdoes herself with a new, more hip, more adventuresome wine list. Much time has likely been dedicated to pulling these interesting wines into her restaurant. Food specials change weekly on Thursdays, and always include interesting choices. We had a pumpkin ravioli in a light creme sauce entree, broiled salmon, and shared a large house salad, so fresh and with a great special dressing. Attentive service headed by John, backed up by the treat of the team. A local restaurant with great vibe, good music, and on-site ownership/management.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Stella"s is in my neighborhood and i eat here often. the food never fails.
This is a true mom and pop restaurant without the pop. Jamie the owner is
there 24/7. When she is not hard at work in the kitchen or selecting the freshest fish,
meats, produce and wines, she is out on the floor talking with the customers to ensure
they have the most enjoyable dining experience possible.
She really cares and the proof is in her TLC in everything at La Stella's.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant to enjoy
Great restaurant to enjoy a very good italian food!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed everything about the restaurant....from the service to the dining experience. Excellent food...we will be back again!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
PLEASING AS ALWAYS
I've dined at La Stella's a few times and have never been disappointed. from appetizer to dessert the food is delicious and I love the atmosphere.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good. The dishes we had
Very good. The dishes we had were well prepared. Pasta al dente, swordfish respectfully recent and presentations authentic. It's another good example of a significantly good, unpretentious restaurant that those who have a history of Italian eating in Italy wish it could go up one more click and waive as it drives by the other 4.3 star James beard wannibies with earlier reservation close outs and less humility. Prices press on the high side for east Boca Raton east of Federal Highway, but what else is new in our four-star Florida dining world. We ain't St. Helena or Amalfi, Dorothy.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the first time that we were at the restaurant that our service was terrible. One of the waiters, a male, was discourteous, treated us as if we were children and should not be working in the restaurant. The manager,a wonderful lady, did make amends and did treat us with respect and did the right think. It is because of her that we will go back to the restaurant. If it were for the male waiter we would never visit the restaurant again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food and service
A small intimate place for good food and attentive service. The chef knows Italian spices and is not afraid to use them.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
charming european like ambiance
Absolutely delicious food, prepared with very fresh ingredients and a beautiful presentation. Vibe is fun, vibrant but comfortable and most definitely not stuffy. we felt like we were sitting at an outdoor cafe by the Trevi fountain in Rome. Better prices though! Prego!!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM