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Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellaokc.com
  • Phone: (405) 235-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday - 5:00 - 11:00 pm
    Brunch: Sunday - 10:30 - 2:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Stella Modern Italian Cuisine offers two separate private rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Tyler (405) 235-2200
  • Special Events & Promotions: Stella is closed on Mondays to allow the restaurant to host special events such as wine dinners, cooking classes, cocktail classes,etc. Please join our email list through Stellaokc.com to be invited to these private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine specializes in fresh seasonal menus featuring local and organic ingredients when possible. The wood burning oven is the heart of the restaurant, producing Roman style pizza and the majority of the menu. Our culinary team has created an exciting menu that showcases local ingredients. The wine list is an interesting group of Italian and American wines.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "excellent appetizers, ok entress, very good selection of wine and excellent recommendations from staff"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent! Lamb ribs were spectacular! Crab pasta was delicious! We would have paid more for a meal of that quality. Our only issue would be our table was too close to our neighbor and they kept playing with the a/c. To top that, the a/c control was over our table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love their food! I have never had a bad meal at Stella. It is always delicious!!! Thanks, Stella!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had the lamb chops and green salad with the cheese plate appetizer and wonderful bread pudding for dessert. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. The bread is excellent. The bread pudding was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great italian food and nice ambiance. Was a little loud for the romantic night we'd hoped for but everything else was really good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was uniformly excellent . The appetizer pizza and mussels and Brussels were enjoyed by all. All 6 diners raved about the meals ordered, which ranged from tenderloin to pasta to crab cakes. The desserts were varied and excellent. Portions were generously sized. We were celebrating a birthday, And I was thanked by the honoree and all guests for my restaurant choice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have dined here 3-5 times a year the last several years. Food is always fresh, and service friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, finally got the chance. Food was excellent! Love the pan seared grouper and the Brussels sprouts were to die for! Service was great. Nicole was our server and she was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and professional. Ambiance was lovely, the noise level was just right. It wasn't too quiet, yet you couldn't hear everyone else's conversations. The decor is beautiful. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch at Stella's! Great food and Great service! My wife and I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food and the wait staff was supurb. It has been a while since we first visited Stella, but we won't be waiting very long to return. It's in a great location that is becomming OKC's next hot spot."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The dishes we order was alsomost excelent except Saffron Risotto. It is mixture between flover of cheese and acidlous. We think it was too strong of cheese flavour."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Not your local red sauce italian restaurant, which is why we like it. We started with the grilled vegetables with pesto, and followed that with the two current seafood pastas on the menu. Everything is always fresh with wonderful flavors. The wine list is well priced and always has some new interesting choices."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 come in and the evening was great. The service was prompt and very attentive, and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We really like this place. Professional, mature wait staff. Food has always been beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. Like that they sources their ingredients locally when possible. Haven't disappointed us yet!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everything from the food to the service was excellent! We especially appreciated Alicen and knowledge if the menu. She made great recommendations and made our first experience a memorable one!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We were first time diners at Stella's. The food was fabulous and waiter performed his duties admirally. We had a great view out the front window. Take a jacket or sweater as it was chilly inside. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Ok, it was hard to review because my appetizer was delicious grilled veggies. My Husband and I are both vegetarians so we ordered the risotto. Their was hardly any rice in the bowl! Told our waiter and he called someone over, we told him and all he said was he'd tell the chef. I was not looking for a free meal but an offer of more would have been nice. BTW, 1 appetizer, 2 risotto's 1 glass of wine and 1 sparkling water cost $65.00 with out tip!!!!! No meat folks ,that's some expensive barely existing rice. The restaurant was extremely cold. we asked them to turn the ac off twice. They did the first time but not the second."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My date and I came here after seeing a Civic Center show on a Saturday afternoon. Our 5:30 pm reservation from Open Table was honored. We were seated right away. Our server, Jared, took good care of us during our meal. We started with the brushcetta. There were three toppings. We liked the artichokes topping the best, closely followed by the knock-off on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I got the short rib ragout for my entree. The red sauce was not as spicy as I thought it would be. I also would have liked to have more of that savory beef. However, on the whole, it was worth ordering it. The rigatoni was cooked al dente, and the shaved parmesan added a nice bit of flavor and decoration to the dish. Expensive but good."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Menu was limited, food was only fair, especially for the price. Pasta was cold and had taste/texture as if it had been sitting out for some time. Service was fair, restaurant was not even half full yet waiter was rarely seen. He spent most of the time at the bar watching tv. Will never go back."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The waiter was very friendly and helpful and the food was very good. The chicken was a little dry and the brussels sprouts just a little overdone. The 6oz strip was the best ever and the portions were very large."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I surprised my wife and took her out for our 15 year anniversary, the food was ok, although my wife's chicken was cold in the middle. Atmosphere was ok, however our waiter completely ignored us when we would not buy an $ 80 bottle of wine. It was so obvious and my wife was shocked. We ordered two plates and two glasses of wine with two glasses of water, price $88 and could not get my water glass refilled. At the end of our evening our waiter came and said "sorry they were talking to me about wine". Final thoughts Johnny Carinos...... "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I come here all the time. I love it! This time, I got the half chicken and it was cooked perfectly. The carrots and brussels sprouts were great as well. One side note, our waitress unfortunately was awful. She brought our wine list, and then ignored us for about 10 minutes. We finally had to ask the manager to get her for us, which she overheard. She then said I'll be right there in a rude voice. Why? Why do you have to be rude when we just want to order a bottle of wine??? Stella is so wonderful, please don't ruin our experience because we want somewhat good service. After she dropped our food off, she did not check on us for about 20 minutes...we thought she left the building. Anyway, Ill still come back often. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great place for brunch, amazing food, perfect atmosphere and great service!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my third time at Stella's. The food has been great every time. The service is excellent and the drinks are fantastic."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dined at Stella this past weekend to celebrate a graduation. We had a group of 8 and the staff was very accommodating to our group. Our server was fabulous, he was very good at making recommendations! The food was perfect! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From wine to dessert, the server was extremely helpful in making our choices.....all of which turned out very well. We had been to Stella a few times before and liked it, but we think that it has gotten even better!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is excellent, but not pricey. Atmosphere was casual but amenities very nice. Wait staff exceptional: friendly and knowledgable"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Stella is always great for us. We've been many times over the last few years and we can hardly say we've had a complaint. Food is unique and tasty and the service attentive and courteous. Unusual decor along with the midtown setting makes it a enjoyable time every time. Parking can get tricky, however, so it is wise to get there just a little early to be sure a spot can be found without stressing. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Nice and intimate dining, good brusheta, nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Stella is Midtown's best-kept secret. Staff are outstanding, and Stella herself (Lori T) is an amazing restrautuer (Yes, it's spelled without an n). Menu is seasonal and interesting. Wine list is changed frequently, and offers reasonably-priced selections that are complimentary. The pizza oven is busy, but the mains are well-prepared and enticing. Give Stella a try. She'll win you over. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Stella's is one of a few places to dine in the city that brings the Napa Valley to Oklahoma. Our waitress was excellent, the cocktails were perfect and the food an A+ Our business dinner was a huge success. Keep up the good work! "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My family and I have dined several times at this restaurant, and have found all aspects (service, food quality, ambience) to be consistently very good. It's an excellent location for special occasions, or for brunch; although I haven't dined there for dinner, I'm confident the same applies. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Although the food is quite good, I (gluten-intolerant person) can't give even 4 stars for a nice restaurant where the only gluten-free edibles are salads and maybe icky mussels. However, the ambience is nice, music isn't too loud, and the waiters and phenomenal. My gluten eating family says what they ate was great."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had Easter brunch at Stella's and liked it. The music was a bit loud and wasn't very good as far as dinner music. More night club like. Food was good, although the Lamb was scarce. More potatoes than anything, but what was there was very good. We'll be back for lunch during a weekday to see what the fare is then."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food exceptional, service attentive but not intrusive. A very special place to dine. Great value for one's money. Will be back when we visit OKC"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Stella's is a well-attended, "happening place" where everyone seems to know everyone else. When you first walk into the entry, you'll see these comfortable cushioned settees with small tables strategically located for customers' convenience. The restaurant is small and personable with a sophisticated metropolitan flair, without the toady. The food was exceptional, we had their mouthwatering appetizer, a bruschetta sampler, and the pizza "special of the day". For those who love wine, you're sure to find your favorite without being overwhelmed with a long list of reading. We'll be coming back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding, including the waiter, Patrick. Can't wait to try Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When we got there, they were friendly and timely. The food was to die for. Try the gelato. It's legitimately better than any ice cream I've ever had (and I've tried 90% of the ice cream places in OKC.)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "To say that Stella batted 1000 the night that we dined there, in celebration of my wife's birthday, would be an awkward metaphor, so I'll just say that they hit it out of the park. This place now ranks right up there, in my opinion, with a select group of restaurants that are worth the money for for the dining experience. We started with the "Artisan Cheeses" Appetizer. I had the Calamari and Mussels with Linguini. My wife ordered the Crab Pasta. The food, service and ambiance combined to make it feel like taking a trip to the coast of Italy. After the meal, we savored the Midtown atmosphere, making the evening a truly memorable experience that should not be missed. We will definitely be going back for another special occasion. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have been there twice in the past week, and both experiences were great. We had family from out of town on Sunday, and she was quite impressed, which is saying a lot because she has lived all over the world."
    Dined on 4/11/2014