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
42 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (16)great for outdoor dining (16)romantic (10)great for lunch (8)special occasion (8)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Consistently great
    RubyVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We really enjoyed the restaurant and plan to be back while in S.Florida. This is our 3rd time and love everything from great salads to delicious entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Ginger
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The food is fabulous! Do not be disapointed by the fresh bread that is brought to the table. It is not even worth trying. However, the appetizers and entrees are fabulous. The service is far from wonderful. The college kids did not know the specials and could barey read them. They just kept on complaining how they didn't want to be stuck working late another night and couldn't wait to get out of there. It was a big turn off as the food was so wonderful, and probably causes them to lose a lot of returning customers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming european like ambiance
    poos
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food and service
    tbaseVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    A small intimate place for good food and attentive service. The chef knows Italian spices and is not afraid to use them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    sak811VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    cozy atmosphere nice service but tables crowded together and no sign that the food is created by an in-house chef. We would not go back since food is expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good. The dishes we had
    kauaiMe
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PLEASING AS ALWAYS
    queensgirl57
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boca dining
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Enjoyed everything about the restaurant....from the service to the dining experience. Excellent food...we will be back again!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant to enjoy
    Revol
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great restaurant to enjoy a very good italian food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get a new chef!
    Copper
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We were seated right away and drinks were brought to us without any delay. We ordered the Chicken Picata and the Chicmen Francese. Both were covered in black pepper and lemon. It was as if one was used to try to cover the other. It was a wonder that I could even taste the Francese because the chicken was so tough. I could barely cut it. The dinners were returned and complementary deserts were brought to us, which were tasty but nothing outstanding. The manager apologized to us for our meals and said that the tough chicken was due to it being organic. We wi not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check Out The New Wine List!
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice experience
    Nick
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need to update menu online,
    PBVicCCVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Need to update menu online, since they didn't have certain items still on the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • But you can't tell anyone else!
    Trevor
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small place with limited options
    FoodieBVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    The place is small & has a limited menu. The food is ok but was expensive for what you get especially since you don't get a salad with your meal & many dishes don't come with a side.. For my money there are better options in town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Stells's is SPECIAL!!
    1DivaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit
    CMAC
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Great LaStella
    hsriceVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Over their heads
    Roger
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    They are very small and some what unorganized. Half their seating is out side and it was raining so there is no place for people to wait. Some had to wait 20 to 3o minutes. Very noisy inside. No wine list to speak of jut 1 or 2 for each grape
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very small and tight dining-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Very small and tight dining- waiter was very knowable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average diner
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Large portions, average quality, no presentation, no service. In tune with price though. There can't be miracles.... Casa d'Angelo a block up is the class above, but at twice the price! You choose.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious creative Italian in Boca!
    JetCruiserVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Love love love this place! We will drive from Ft. Lauderdale just to dine at La Stella. Small restaurant with amazing food, fun clientele and great service. The owner is also a delight! Highly recommend it this restaurant but it fills up quick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nasty Owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We usually go to LaStellas a few times a month but will be taking a break from them due to the owner, Jaime.. We were there Saturday night to celebrate my husbands birthday with family. Jaime, the owner, was extremely nasty to us for know reason at all. We find Jaime is either nice to you or extremely nasty, well we got the nasty side on Saturday night and now I know what everyone is talking about. The food is excellent and the service is slow. Our waitress could not remember to bring sodas to our table, had to remind her numerous times.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third Time
    SteakLover
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    A nice clean restaurant. Feels like a small cafe in France. Has outdoor seating if you prefer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaStella's is always excellent.
    dineamiteVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The steak pizza was awful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    The steak pizza was awful. Unfortunately, we both ordered the same. Service was very good. Ate outdoors, so that was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A warm feeling...
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only two criticisms - they
    BocadcVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here before and
    KAS1VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We have been here before and enjoy it. Tonight we felt the red sauce was way too salty. Otherwise food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shhhhh best lil gem in BOCA
    Kno1uno
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding Italian food.
    mike
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine outside for a change in vibe
    DemandingMaxVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Enjoyed It
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall