Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia
Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia

Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stellarossaristorante.com/
  • Phone: 2156449074x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Tuesday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Thursday: 11 am to 12 am

    Friday: 11 am to 12 am

    Saturday: 10 am to 12 am

    Sunday: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chef Anthony DiPascale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or Garage Parking.
A word from Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia
Stella Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our wood-fired pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees.

Creative and traditional dishes are brought to life with local and fresh ingredients. An extensive wine and specialty cocktail list pairs with each dish to complete the dining experience.
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Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (41)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (33)special occasion (24)late-night find (15)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (10)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing food, great ambience!
    FoodieinPhilly
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We discovered this little gem of a restaurant several months ago and have had nothing but GREAT food and service every time we dine here! Everyone always enjoys their meals and the quality of the food here is fabulous. I love the ambience, too: cozy and warm, with a fun vibe! The wait staff is fun and very knowledgable about all of the food and wines, which is nice. We also really like that we never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick to the basics
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    SR is a block from my office & we love Italian food, so we decided to give it a try. Positives: our server (André?) was great - attentive & responsive, a budding oenophile, enthusiastic about the food. There are a few nice wines at not-crazy prices (we had a fine lagrein rosé). The pizza crust was thin, slightly crisp (as we like it) & tasty. It goes downhill from here. Small order of tiny, tasteless mussels. Bland Caprese salad (mozzarella made in house? Don't bother - buy DiBruno's, Stella). Bowtie pasta with sausage & rabe was mediocre at best - pasta had little taste but cheese was overpowering. This is the meal we picture from Italian chains with TV ads. It's institutional food disguised as homemade Italian & it's why we avoid them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza Pizza Pizza
    Dinealot
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Nice place for a casual dining experience. I wasn't crazy about the menu which had a large variety of pizza. However, if you are in the mood for pizza then Stella Rossa is a good choice! Had the mussel appetizer while good the portion was very small. On the plus side you can get a decent bottle of wine for $25.00! I would definitely good back for a causual meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GMan
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We enjoyed our 4th visit to Stella Rossa - food was good, warm on arrival and well presented' service was very good; prices are reasonable. We were not rushed at all and were able to make curtain at the Walnut Theater in plenty of time. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LouieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The salads need some work. They read well on the menu, but the execution leaves something to be desired.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fast, Fabulous Feast
    jjshjtt871
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our server was polite, sharp witted, and very helpful getting us served properly and swiftly so we'd make the opening curtain of a show we were seeing at the Walnut Street Theater. Very good, and we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to the Walnut St Theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Delicious food and dynamic service. Located just 2 blocks from the Walnut Street Theater, Stella Rossa is a great choice for dinner before a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3sistersVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had a great lunch with my 2 sisters. We had tickets for a show at the Walnut st. theater and our server ,Jimmy, was very helpful in getting us out in time. Service was great and so was the food. I would go back at another time and will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Brightside
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our server, John, was fantastic! We met a friend for lunch before the play. He kept her company with conversation for a few minutes as we were a little late. I thought they were friends. Outstanding service and good food. We will definitely be back and hope John will be there. The other employees (bar, servers) were also friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go before theater!
    Walnuttheatermom
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had excellent, friendly service! Very attentive wait staff, great food, nice, casual atmosphere. Affordable menu is a plus! Would highly recommend to anyone, something on the menu for all! Loved the discount for theatergoers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Matinee Early Dinner
    LRoth
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We came to the restaurant after a matinee show of the Lantern Theater Group. We had a very pleasant Father's Day Dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WalnutChuck
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we were first time diners. Everything was great. Would definitely return again.
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Made a res before show time at Walnut Street Theater. Had a great table by the window. Service was excellent. I had Chicken Picatta in a mushroom sauce. Delicious. Friend had Caprese Salad and loved it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The seating is not very comfortable for dining. The tables are fine if you happen to get seated at one but the booths are much to small. There is no leg room and the tables at the booths are very narrow leaving just enough room for your dinner plates and beverage glasses. They are a bit uncomfortable for a party of 4.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always up for something new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Just not this place. Service was horrible our server admitted she was getting in and no other server even asked if we wanted water. The food is average. I requested more meat in my cheese steak! The meat didn't even cover the roll. My coworker never got her sandwich because the French fries were not ready so she had to take her lunch to go. Garlic Parm fries mean some parm cheese sprinkled on top of the fries. This place is just not that good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    AngelS
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This restaurant has a very nice menu & the food was delish!! Also a nice bar selection! It is also a great location if you are going to the theater!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out with girls.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was excellent. Very accommodating. Pricing was fair. We were in the second floor which we Very much enjoyed. Was more quiet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch!
    helzVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Fresh food and good presentation. Good portions. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JayFVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Pizza was ok. The pasta was a little better than a lean cuisine... this is NOTHING like the delicious Cafe Stella in old city. Stella rosa was very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Dining Experience
    sfred
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We choose this restaurant as it was close to the theatre. Everything was very good and will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Theater
    McQuade12
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Good food and fast service before attending theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location for pre theater meal
    Leboguy
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great location - convenient for pre Walnut Street Theater meal - just the right situation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theater dining
    Diningout
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This has been at least the 3rd or 4th time we have been to this restaurant. Service quick and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bags
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always a nice dinner before the Walnut. 15% off the bill ALWAYS nice. It is always a pleasure to have Josh serve us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner.
    fourfordinner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Everyone in our group of four enjoyed their dinner choice. Our waiter was helpful in taking our special orders. Surmising that we were Walnut St. Theatre subscribers, he told us we were entitled to a 15% discount. Very nice! The kitchen didn't get everything right, but the orders were ultimately rectified.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia reviews archive.
  • Good Service, A bit warm
    LesB
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Service was good, menu was limited but had enough choices for pret-heater dinner. They did not have the air on and it was a bit warm where we were sitting. would come back. Pasta dishes were very nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Show time
    Nocooking
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Nice place to grab a bite before the show. Convenient to theaters. Food is good. Seevice could be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Waitstaff !
    LAF4FoodVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We started out at the bar waiting for the rest of our party to arrive ... it was Philly Beer Week -- so when we asked for the Philly Drink Special (thanks in part to the bartender letting us know to ask for it !!) we each received a small beer from the board menu and a Meatball appetizer for FREE !!! we also ordered 2 Pizzas from the Happy Hour Menu for only 5.00 each !! We headed upstairs for our dinner & the atmosphere up there was wonderful -- we sat at a large farm table (we were a party of 6) and 1/2 of the group even ordered more of the meatball appetizers as their entree they liked them so much !!! I highly recomend Stella Rossa -- but I highly recomend you make a reservation -- the theater walk-ins caused long waits (not for us)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before theater or
    StillersVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We stopped by on a Sunday night for a quick and easy bite. This was perfect. Not a fancy or over priced dinner. Great option before theater too. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NJMom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great spot for the theater. The food was great and service excellent. Very pleasant staff. Would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susanne
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Stella Rosa never disappoints. We have only been there 3 times, but each time was a delight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good pre-theater meal
    judy
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Have eaten here twice be fore a show at the Walnut Street Theater. Food consistently good. Especially liked the tomato-mozzarella antipasto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Shrimp Scampi
    InayahVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was excellent, service impeccable and the atmosphere was great. Truly an authentic Italian restaurant. I took my out of town client there for dinner on Friday and we went back on Saturday for lunch. Wine list is superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD TIMES
    GLOBABYVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    WONDERFUL SERVICE, FOOD EXCELLANT VERY LOAD. BUT WILL GO BACK
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    SYeagerVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our server John was really great. He was super nice and attentive w/o being overbearing. The restaurant itself looks nice inside, and we sat by an open window which was very nice. The food was eh. We ordered the Caesar salad and calamari which were unimpressive. Our mushroom and pepperoni pizza was good, nothing special, but good. Overall, I don't think I would go out of my way to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Location for Theatre
    Showtime
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Located near good parking, and close to the Walnut and Forrest theatres. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. Flavorful pasta dishes. Lively atmosphere. Great for a pre-show dinner and drink.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved upstairs area
    jje23
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great food and service. We all loved the decor as well.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underrated
    NYE2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect as I don't hear much about this place (if anything at all). Food was great, server was friendly and quick but strangely the place was only half full on a Friday night. Well decorated inside and selection was good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, better service
    DCDiner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was slightly nervous to give Stella Rossa a try after reading several reviews on the poor service at this establishment. However, I was pleasantly surprised at our waiter's attentiveness. The bread and spices/oil that accompany it were phenomenal. The food was great, nothing extraordinary. We were seated by the kitchen so it was a little loud (basically one waitress was constantly yelling "coming through!" whereas the waiters were able to quietly go about their business). Overall, we very much enjoyed our time, especially given the slight hesitation coming into this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    PhilliePhoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food is just okay. Need not return in city full of excellent choices.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate