Stella Mia Ristorante

Stella Mia Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellamiawestlake.com/
  • Phone: (440) 250-2143
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Dadi N.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will cater to any event or office meeting, please call us for catering options and menu listings.
  • Entertainment: Every Friday weekend piano bar
    Italian American favorites
  • Special Events: open

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Schwartz Road
  • Public Transit: at the street Center ridge road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in front.
A word from Stella Mia Ristorante
Stella Mia Ristorante serves Italian - American Cuisine with a contemporary twist. Enjoy casual dining with in a modern atmosphere. Good food & fine wine is what we are known for.
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Stella Mia Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (8)special occasion (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • LuLu
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service were outstanding - my new favorite local restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stella Mia!
    Bumpa1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very accommodating to our party of Eight. Food was exceptional, not one negative critique. Service slightly disjointed, but overall tolerable. Chef/Owner very sympathetic for sub par service, provided desert for entire table. Very definitely would return to Stella Mia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ladyinohio
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our Guests were from the far east side. They said they had a difficult time deciding on what to get because there were so many good choices of dinners. Everything was great from the homemade salad dressing to the entrée as well as the bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    WaterStVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Stopped at Stella Mia for dinner at the recommendation of a friend. Food was great. Our salads and ossi bucco were delicious, the server was charming and helpful, and the tiramisu was great! What more could you ask for? Oh, did I mention the prices were very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    Aliensnextdoor
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our Saturday night dinner was delicious, and Jenny was very attentive at this fairly new westside gem. The family-owned restaurant offers great Italian dishes, and a few Croatian ones too! If you order a salad, split it;sizes are very generous! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Pleasant staff, good waitress, clean. Drinks were good. After reading rave food reviews, I expected a lot more. There were four in our party, food was hot and ok. Wedding soup was actually chicken soup. Chicken in paprikash had no flavor, seemed like sauce was just poured over it rather than cooked together. Veal picatta was gray in color, but tasted ok. Salmon special was very good. It was not exactly Italian - I may have mistaken it from the name.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out with family
    Diner7
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and the service was great! The décor is okay, but no complaints since the food was good. Four stars because it wasn't amazing, but we will go back. We had Chicken Paprikash-it was good, but I'm Hungarian and I'm a bit picky, Gnocchi was great, Pasta with Shrimp was really good and Pork Medallions-they were undercooked initially, but the chef fixed that for us. Spicy peppers app delivered and was delicious. We were enjoying great company in a comfortable atmosphere with no rush to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • biggie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best eggplant parm I've ever had. Very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    Bigjim
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never knew it was there. Waitress at Chez Francois in Vermillion mentioned it was her favorite place for Italian food! Quite a recommendation! We were not disappointed. Eggplant Parmesan was best I ever had. Service was good. It was not very busy for a Friday evening. It's the kind of place you hope more people will discover so it thrives. Great ambience with mellow music in background featuring the great Italian crooners. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place should get more traffic
    Foodie88
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is fresh, atmosphere is romantic. Calamari, salmon, and pasta were amazing. Try this place if you want a good, fresh, italian dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    AndrewR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in the area. The service was outstanding. Unfortunately it is in a terrible location. I had to use my GPS just to make sure of the address (it's tucked all the way in the back of a small shopping center). Also it was a little strange because at 6:00 PM on a Friday, the restaurant was literally us and one other table of three. With that rate of business, I am not sure how long the restaurant can sustain itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEFINITELY - One not to miss!
    TASS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Ambience, The Food, The service, - all of it, tied up in the perfect experience. I couldn't say more, Oh Yeah! I can say more - Everyone in our group had the pleasure of being served by Tina, who is not only one of the best waitresses we've ever had, but can make an outstanding drink. The chef, we all agreed, can satisfy your palette. All our entrees were PERFECTLY AND DELICIOUSLY prepared. I can't say enough. JUST GO and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Marie22
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nice, relaxing dinner enjoyed by all. We cleaned our plates except that the salad and pizza was a little too much for one person.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Stella Mia Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Fabulous!
    Kristin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Amazing experience!!! We had a large group and everyone enjoyed their meals. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella Mia
    Joseph
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our third time at Stella Mia. The first two times we were not impressed. Noticed a new menu online and decided to try it again. We both had the grouper. It was very good. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was the first time we had dined at Stella Mia and we were shocked that we had never heard of it before. The food was delicious, service was quick and friendly, the atmosphere was beautiful. There was live music that seemed to have chased some customers away while we were there, possibly because it was a touch on the loud side, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Romantic Dinner
    luncherVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My fiancé and I decided to try Stella Mia and were not disappointed. Excellent food, great atmosphere, great staff, quiet and romantic. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    food not a good value for example, $26 for 4 medium scallops on a 1/2 cup bed of risotto and a small dinner salad young waitress seemed overwhelmed and inattentive wine had 400% markup we are not amused
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Inconsistent Quality - Food/Service
    Westlake1127
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a couple of times before on a weeknight and had fantastic food and service. This was my first Friday night when the restaurant was busy and the food and service was only fair. The Fontina Scallops was awesome on a weeknight; however, it was poor at best. The scallops were sandy; the cheese was shredded on top and not melted; and the risotto was no where near the level it was the first time I had it. I will give it another try, but at $29.00 for this entree--it should consistently be great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A party of six
    rs59
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our group of six gets together every so often and it was our turn to try a new dining venue and we chose Stella Mia as we enjoy Italian fare. The atmosphere was pleasant but nothing stood out particularly. Our waitress was very pleasant, helpful and efficient. We enjoyed our meal immensely and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but needs improvement
    CrateLady1dinerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We enjoyed the food at Stella Mia very much. Our server was great. We felt however, that the decor was a little dark and old fashioned. Heavy drapes covering windows is not what you see much of today. Bright, open restaurants seem to be much more inviting. The food is very good, and the menu offered good variety. Good food and service is key, but maybe they can brighten up the place a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time at
    hitech
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first time at Stella Mias - Valentines Day. Our food was excellent. We went with another couple and all four of us agreed that our meals were fantastic. We will certainly be going back - many times. One in our group had the veal chop which was a very large portion and she raved about it. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was some of the best I have ever had. Many people probably wouldn't order spaghetti and meatballs out - especially when the menu has so many other options - but a friend told me their spaghetti and meatball meal was excellent - and it is one of my favorite dishes. Excellent++. Stella Mia's was special and we would highly recommend it. and will be telling many of our friends they need to enjoy it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quiet setting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was great, generous portions; wine selection was not huge, but sufficient and paired well with the Italian dishes. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Nice quite setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look forward to my next visit
    luvCfood
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The atmosphere was terrific. At last my friends and I could converse in normal voices. My scallops were the best. Pianist played all evening ~~~ pleasant never intrusive. Our service was slow because a large group order went in just before ours did. If it weren't for that I probably would have rated it very good. All in all, the four of us walked away most satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    ClayBuckVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    New place on the westside. Our dinners were very good. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be our new go-to spot!
    lovinlife
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My husband and I got a kid-free night, and wanted to try a new place, but weren't up for a drive downtown in the super-cold weather. We tried Stella Mia - largely because they had a Rocca Della Macie wine on the menu. It's an old favorite from a decade-past trip to Italy. Anyway, the restaurant was not very crowded, I think because they've just opened recently. We were pleasantly surprised that the menu had both classic Italian dishes along with some more modern creations. I had scallops wrapped in salmon (not sure that the salmon added much. My husband had veal Saltimbocca. Both meals were delicious. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Everything from service to the good was awesome. Very nice atmosphere and our server was friendly and fun. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, entrees and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    gram17
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Enjoyed the restaurant. Servers pleasant and very helpful. Looks to be a nice place for intimate meals and for large groups.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just not worth it. Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Just not worth it. Too expensive for what you get. Noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Fantastic
    Ziggy
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Food was excellent. Fantastic specials. Priced just right. Attentive service. Tell all your friends. STELLA MIA IS A REAL FIND! Do yourself a favor and plan to have your next meal there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.