Stella Blu
Stella Blu

Stella Blu

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellablu-nh.com/
  • Phone: (603) 578-5557
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Joann Negron
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an extensive catering menu for your special occasions at home or function hall.Please call 603-578-5557 and speak with our Banquet Manager
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a spacious room and bar that will support groups of up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Simpson 6035785557
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Performers range from acoustic solo to 3 piece rock-n-roll bands. Our focus is on upbeat popular music from the past 40 years.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking available with free parking at metered spots after 5pm. 500 space parking garage 1 block away at the Elm Street Garage.
A word from Stella Blu
Stella Blu is a fine dining restaurant in downtown Nashua that features award winning tapas as well as an award winning martini bar. We also offer live music and entertainment weekly.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Stella Blu reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)good for groups (16)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Live music was starting right as we were leaving. It would have been nice if that started earlier but I guess this is more of a late night scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    jdeats
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed a Saturday dinner at Stella Blu last weekend. The restaurant was full and the staff was warm and knowledgeable about the menu. We chose arancini, which was rich and interestingly flavored. The sauteed brussels sprouts were also delicious- a bit salty and perfectly cooked. We also chose the crepes with duck confit, but were disappointed-- the duck mixture was bland and cold when we tried it. The crepes and sauce were well prepared, but the contents were not. We also enjoyed the beet salad with arugula, except that the dressing-- from a bottle it seemed-- was cloyingly sweet. The creme brulee was delicious. I wonder if other dishes from their deep menu would have been better- many the plates we saw passing by looked great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another good night at SB
    gourmand
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had tried the Mediterranean plate and Thai chicken sticks before, and both were delicious again. New this time were grilled Brussels sprouts--absolutely divine! Also tried the fattoush, which had a nice flavor but was basically just a salad (I hadn't had it before but expected something more like tabbouleh from the menu description). One relative disappointment was the hangar steak with noodles; the sauce was watery this time, which I don't recall from when we have tried it before. Brownie sundae and coffee were delicious, and my weird Pink Pearl martini was refreshing if unusual. We can't wait to go back for more Brussels sprouts and to try some other seasonal items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Richard
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our 3rd trip in recent months, and it continues to please. Great for groups because of the opportunity to share, and small plates are consistently very good, sometimes great, with a wide range of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aways consistently good food. G.F.+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A standby due to it's consistently good food and gluten free menu. A good value. Try the Stella salad or the pulled pork if you are a first timer. An overburdened waitress detracted slightly from this visit however service is usually excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant first visit.
    Sage2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was just visiting the NH area and my GF and I picked Stella Blu at random. We had a few drinks, tried about 8 different tapas and had a great time. Food is high quality and seemingly low priced but you will quickly find yourself spending a lot as the cost adds up fast. We spent over $120 with tip, so if you're going in for more than just a snack and want to make a meal out of your visit be ready to spend around $100, but overall it's worth it and I would recommend giving them a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B rating.
    AmandaLeigh
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Quiet for a Tuesday night, tapas portions were small
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great local find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my wife to Stella Blu on Saturday night to celebrate our 12th anniversary. We really enjoy appetizers when we go out, so I knew that tapas would be a hit. We were immediately seated at 7pm. While there was no one else waiting for tables, there were not many available. We were seated on the bar side. I would have preferred the darker, quieter dining area, but our table was great. We had a variety of drinks, which were very good (several from the martini menu). The food was fantastic! we sampled 1 thing from each "section" and got a few desserts. Service was great...very friendly, prompt, and accurate. My ONLY complaint was that a rock cover trio started to play around 9. A jazz trio would be fine but this was too loud. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Promising, but ...
    TapasLover
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The ambiance was quite enjoyable, and the staff was excellent -- friendly, courteous and attentive. But, as diners who have sampled tapas in Portugal and Spain, these selections were far too bland for our taste. Classic tapas are usually strongly flavored. These were not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Experience
    whatsthescoop
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had never been to Stella Blu and stumbled across it online while looking for something in the area that was different, affordable, healthy and had a good atmosphere. It fit the bill! We had a great time, loved the food and had a fantastic waiter! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    On open table it states that they are open and serve food til midnight. When we arrived, the same thing was written on their window. We made our reservation for 9 30 pm, and drove 30 minutes to try this place out. When we arrived, door was locked. Alyssa answered us knocking on the window. She was rude and cocked an eyebrow. Told us she didn't understand why we thought we made a reservation since they close at 9. I showed her the open table confirmation and she told us they were clearly closed. The owner tried calling me to ask what happened the night before- thanks for the attempt. I hope that you fix this so other customers don't waste their time. The staff were sitting near the bar doing nothing when we arrived. They could've made money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never a Bad Experience
    willBback
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I have been eating and drinking at Stella Blu for the last 2 years and we have NEVER had anything we didn't enjoy. The drinks are delicious (loved the Purple Elephant and the Pear Martini), servers are polite and attentive. and the food is creative and filled with flavor (Pulled pork, crab cakes, and Calamari just to name our favorites). We look at the menu and want to order everything. We always leave satisfied and talking about what we just ate. And even if you're one of those people who tries to skip dessert I strongly suggest ordering the donuts. They are warm, glazed and soft inside with a crisp outside- seriously, if you are going to add the extra calories it needs to be on these heavenly donuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in Nashua
    ftknitter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I always take friends to Stella Blu. All the tapas we've had have been superb! We love to order a variety of dishes and share. Service is excellent! Good wine list. A truly dear little place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place for a special treat
    editrudi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed sharing all the different tapas options, had a vegetarian with us and they were satisfied with the choices as well. Was worried that the noise level might be too high to talk, but it was a Sunday night and not too busy so we were able to sit around and chew the fat without yelling.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    buckybadger
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great at Stella Blu and the food was served in a very timely manner. Our main problem was trying to get our waitress' attention. The person who serves you the food is different than the waitress and I think that in the hour that we were there, the waitress only came to check on us once. The restaurant was not busy, so it wasn't a matter of the waitress was busy with other tables. I had to ask different servers for water and a refill on our drinks. I think that the food was a little overpriced for the portion sizes, but the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Musically enhanced dinner
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic evening, the food was just ok but the atmosphere, music and cocktails made this an enjoyable experience. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    cinnamondr
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Jocelyn our server was attentive. Food (tapas) dishes were perfectly synchronized. Every dish was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 299 reviews are from the Stella Blu reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My kids were leary going to a tapas restaurent. However, they thoroughly enjoyed the food and there was something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. They were even tempted to try some things they had never had before.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great if you enjoy tapas
    Richard
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    If you enjoy tapas and the "small-bites" approach to dining, this is the place for you. Located on a quite side street in downtown Nashua, Stella Blu is visuually very pleasing, with soft lighting, high tables, and wrap-around bar, and an imaginative and varied menu that runs the gamut from great salads to asian, italian, mexican cuisine, reasonably priced. Two to four small plates each create a varied and very satisfying dinner. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like Tapas
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    You will love this place. Great selection. The location is a block up from Main Street. very cute , servicer was friendly and helpeful. menue is broken down into demographic areas We will return. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place
    Routedining
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It’s been a while since we tried a new restaurant with our neighbors and walked away with a unanimous thumbs up vote. The entire experience was fantastic. It started with a seamless reservation via OpenTable and prompt seating upon arrival. Our waiter Dan was indeed the man and provided excellent service. The atmosphere was great, but the food was the story. American Tapas was a new thing for us and we absolutely loved it. With such a variety of small dishes, it was amazing to us how great they all were. We stayed for quite while and left very happy. I can't believe it took us so long to try Stella Blu, now we can't wait to go back, Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent as always. The cocktail was wonderful. Server was inattentive and had to be called over several times. The water had no ice both times she filled our glass. Have always had excellent wait staff so this was a surprise. Music was nice but too loud to continue conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the tapas, wines not so much
    Yumm
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Ate at the bar and really enjoyed the six or so different tapas we ordered. However, the wine selection left a lot to be desired and after a couple glasses, we still hadn't found anything we really liked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little loud and uncomfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my father and fiancé here for Father's Day. Neither had tried tapas before and were excited for the experience. Because I had made reservations so far in advance and when we arrived, it was not crowded, I expected a better table than what was offered. At first, the hostess tried to seat us right outside the bathrooms!! Not sure why there is a table there? Then we were sat in front of the water station/computer (literally 2 feet between our chairs and the sideboard so waitstaff were going behind us, squeezing in and bumping our chairs all night). We were also right under a music speaker. This was not ideal since my father is hard of hearing. I should have asked for a better seat a second time...but should I have had to?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again....GREAT
    MJSNH
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Once again a great meal and great atmosphere! Lots of food choices even for my wife who is a vegetarian. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Good Experience
    HHunt85
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Very tasty food and awesome beer special when we went. Allagash for $3! Waitresses were fantastic. Only thing I'd say is the dishes are not very filling. Don't go there starving because you'll spend a lot of money ordering app after app. The apps run small and the point is to share them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kslewborn
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Fri night out with girlfriends ---delicious food and drinks! Live music not too loud to keep from conversation. Definitely would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great place, great food,attentive staff, manager very good at overseeing resturant. Would go again without hesitation
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we enjoy it there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Going to Stella's is always good because the atmosphere is welcoming and casual. A great place to meet up with friends for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    NHJen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was my first time at Stella Blu although I had heard it was a great place. There were five in my party and we all loved the food and drinks. he service was outstanding as well. It is a bit noisy but we were still able to converse. We also stayed and listened to the musician Max Sullivan who was also excellent. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always accommodating
    dineout22
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I love this place. Food and drinks are excellent. The staff always goes out of their way to accommodate larger groups. It's also a great place for a twosome or to sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice tapas
    Rob82much
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was very tasty, overall a good experience. Service was well spaced out but the waitress never noticed my water glass was empty- yeah a little nit, but it gives you the idea of the level of service. Food was very good, lots of variety.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good tapas in a quiet spot
    jerryaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very good tapas, on par with a good Boston restaurant, located right in Nashua. Prices are very reasonable due to its location. Good selection of international cuisine, and since it's tapas, you can sample several. The creme-brule for dessert is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing…..
    Suzi
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent food, fun atmosphere and amazing bar tender/drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, great food
    pcebs
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were a party of four, I've been to Stella's several times, but the other three in my group had never been. The drinks and appetizers were great, especially the pesto fries. Our favorites were the Kobe beef sliders and Lobster Mac & Cheese. With all the different tastes we shared and drinks the bill was still under $100. Definitely will return many times.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellant
    Karen
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    as usual great experience. Bring friends any time I can. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a first time for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This was a first time for myself and my daughter going to a tapas restaurant. The wait staff was amazing and helpful. The food was amazing. My daughter has found her new birthday restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply enjoyable
    Strumming
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was terrific and due tapas menu we sampled many items. Good drinks too. Simply fun simply enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful "Tapastry" of Dishes!
    Melwhimsy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I meant to go here once with a friend of mine, but we were unable to get a table. This place books up, so I'd highly recommend making reservations in advance! I came with a party of 5, and we were seated at a table of ample size in the back. It was an energetic environment with a lot of chatter around us... exactly as I had envisioned that it would be. Fun for a group. What really makes this place a solid winner is the food. Every single dish was absolutely delicious (and I tried almost everything on the table)!! We dropped $150... so beware- the dishes add up quickly. My favorite dishes of the night were the lobster mac and cheese, the arancini, calamari (with the house sauce yum!), and the molten chocolate cake dessert. YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and fun menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I really enjoyed eating at Stella Blu. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I enjoyed the gluten free options and the food was fresh. Best creme brulee I have had in a while too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.