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Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria - Downingtown
Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria - Downingtown

Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria - Downingtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stellarossaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (610) 269-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Dipascale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, 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

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Hwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria - Downingtown
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.

Dave Magrogan has spent three years searching for the perfect location and the perfect chef to create his authentic Italian concept, Stella Rossa. Chef Anthony DiPascale was exactly what Magrogan needed to create his ideal Italian Ristorante and wine bar. Chef Anthony grew up in South Philadelphia and in a family butcher shop. After years at Lambertis and several award winning Italian restaurants he has been brought to DMG to sha
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great pizza especially when it's half price on Mondays"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Dining on the deck, watching the river flow, enjoying top-notch Italian pastas, pizzas, an excellent house red and the huge tomato & mozzarella antipasto....Stellar!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is located in a really great location...the decor is well done with an exciting vibe. The only thing I was not thrilled about is the food. It's just "okay". The menu looks good but I expected better from this chef. I've had better sauce at Olive Garden (and the prices are better there). I think this place could be outstanding, but they need to invest in the kitchen."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Celebrated my daughters 7th birthday. Food and service were great. We eat there about 3 times a month and are never diappointed. Apps, pizza, entrees are always great!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I have been to Stella Rossa's quite a few times and never had a bad experience.... until now. As usual the food was excellent, but our server was awful! He never came around to see if we needed anything and he was not very pleasant to talk to. After our meals came we never saw him again, and when he came by and dropped off the check and did not ask if we wanted anything and left before we could ask. One person in our group was finishing their meal so we were just sitting and chatting, trying to get his attention so we could get some water but he never came by. We saw him about 10' from us talking for an extended period of time with a female server, and never once looked our way. Bad service ruins a great meal and he did that for us."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went on a Friday night for our anniversary dinner. We sat outside on their nice patio that overlooks the creek. The food was very good and our server was extremely friendly and competent. The only negative I would give is that our appetizer and entree came out at the same time. We had been there when it was Fireside and didn't really care for it. We thought this was much nicer. The restaurant was busy and the bar was also very active and looked like a fun place to go for a drink."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Third time and still charmed. Nice setting to have a birthday dinner with the family."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I was disappointed with this restaurant because I love all the others that are in this restaurant group. The wine list was very good and our salads were good as well. However the pizza was not acceptable. We were expecting a Tuscany style, thin and crispy with homemade taste. This pizza reminded me of store bought frozen Ellio's. Very dissappointing."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "overall good, drink and salad order both were wrong"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was good but the waiter had us on the pay no mind list."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Really great experience and very affordable. It's nice to have a good restaurant so close to home. Kelly was our waitress and she was very attentive. The patio dining was an added benefit!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I checked up on the reviews for Stella and most seem to like the food but not the service, well we gave it a go and was very pleased. I was there for my wife's birthday dinner and everyone who greeted us wished her a happy birthday. Our waitress was the best, I know nothing about wines but wanted to try their sampler package they have, she had the names and styles of the wines printed out for me so I could find them later at the liquor store. The food was great, the staff was even better, I would definitely return and try out the lunch menu."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was delicious, server was friendly and attentive though not to the point of being intrusive. Servings are huge, my husband and I could have shared an entree...as it was we both ate leftovers for lunch and the food was delicious reheated!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and drink. I would recommend if looking for Italian food. They have a good wine selection. Can accommodate small groups."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Looking for a new place for romantic dinner for my wife on her birthday so I gave this place a try. Got there at 9:30pm and the lights were at a soft, romantic level. The server came right away to get us drinks and help with menu questions while also making us laugh a little. The bread served at the beginning was fresh and the app came out fairly quickly. Our entrees came soon after we finished our app. We asked to see their dessert menu and the server came back with a tray of desserts in shot glasses. We make our choices and think we have to wait for them but we were able to take them right off the tray which seemed wonderful, this not a dusty display used multiple times. The bill didn't break my wallet either and we will come back again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Disappointed with the reception by the "front desk". This is the third time that we requested to eat outside when making reservations without them meeting our request. There was NO offer of a choice of "The outside tables are full. Would you want to wait for X minutes." We were offered a high-top table which we thought was outside and we took it. Had we known that the table was inside we would have preferred a regular table but no choice offered. Manager offered free drinks but we refused. They did not include the drinks on the bill so we paid for them anyway. There was an outside table that sat empty all night. We were told that it was reserved for the owner who I guess is more important than customers. The tone for the evening was set."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Been here many times and they never fail to impress! Great food and good service always!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our six person party was seated quickly on a busy Saturday night,, Drinks and service were good but 4 of the 6 diners complained that there entrees suffer from a lack of seasoning, i.e. the food was bland and uninteresting. My entree labeled sausage and peppers was particularly disappointing. It consisted primarily of farfelle pasta with only a few silver dollar slices of sausage. The peppers consisted of thin strips of red peppers that tasted like they were from a can."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Been here many times, some hits and some misses. This night was a hit with the food, however, the service was lousy! Our waiter was on the order computer the whole time (I had a clear visual) drinks came very late, dinner came before appetizers. Complained to all side servers who came by causing our waiter to finally remember us. By then, my mood was sour. Should have suspected the service was going to be poor when he told us he was very busy and he had just come back from vacation and wasn't familiar with the menu (RED FLAG). I would definitely go back but change tables if he was our waiter."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Both entrees, which included pasta, mushrooms, and chicken, were outstanding! Enough to take home for lunch the next day. Very Italian!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Let me first say the food was good. We came from N.J. with a Birthday reservation, the place was busy when we came in, but there were open tables inside, the wait was for outside. We were sat in the bar area, didn't really realize it at that time, but with a reservation, don't know why we would be put there. There was no server, it was the bartender, he made us feel he was in a hurry every time he came over, so we did not ask questions, and felt as though we needed to give any order we had fast, so he could keep on going. The support staff was good, would ask them for what was needed and they did get it. Not happy with our server and seating for our special outing, I was disappointed for my son."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Reasonably priced, delicious, fresh food - it was a great first-time experience here. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was joined by my sister and my mother for my birthday lunch as we sat out doors along the creek. I suggested the restaurant and the table. I have been there several times before, but it was the first time for my sister and mother. We had a lovely time and, as always, was grateful for the gluten free options! My sister and I returned the following evening with our husbands!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had the mushroom bianca pizza, it was amazing! I love sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking the river. I really enjoy visiting Stella Rossa."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A year after it's opening, I still love Stella Rossa - great Italian food selection, great atmosphere, super friendly staff. I think it's a cool place!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The only interesting item we ordered was the Arancini - rice balls with red sauce. Unfortunately the 'red' sauce is basic, acidic and boring whether served over spaghetti or the eggplant parm it smothered. The Atlantic Salmon with pasta was served with the quietest olive oil as to be bland. There are other local establishments that really 'do it better'. We expect more from any restaurant. We probably won't be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nice dining experience, portion size was just right, pasta was el dente' the way I like it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent (chicken Parm, pasta with clams. pasta with crabs, veggie lasagna), service was fantastic and the martini with Italian water ice was a hit. We will be going back for sure."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've been to Stella Rossa a few times and am always happy I go! The food is awesome, the servers are friendly and the atmosphere is casual and inviting! It's turned into one of my favorite places and I will always accept an invitation to go back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere, service was prompt. Food was not exceptional but pretty good. Outdoor dining overlooking creek was full when we arrived so we ate inside which was still very nice. Everyone found beer or wine they were happy with. Id definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "4th visit. Service was not good. Chicken maximus....all pasta little chicken."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent. Good suggestions on wine. My "veggie Pizza" was really an olive pizza...didn't like that too much. My husband had a pasta dish that was excellent. I will try it again and opt for pasta next time. I think it's worth a try....."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We come here almost every week! We love the pasta dishes and the specials. They are also fantastic with delivery!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children. Food was terrific and the Stella Rossa Limoncello Martini is the BEST! Would reccommend to anyone from couples to family dining."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food quality was fair. Potato's not hot. Wait staff friendly but not attentive. Been here twice and will not return"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "More umbrellas should be put outside. The outdoor seating is great but people don't want to be sitting in direct sunlight, not all the tables had umbrellas."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Third time at stella. They are 3 for 3. It's very good. We will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our Waitress was the high point of our visit. The food was just okay."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been to Stella Rosa. The first time was for lunch whereas we had some great sandwiches and pizza! However, we were very disappointed by the dinner menu. First, we expected a salad to come with each pasta meal. We ended up spending an extra $16 just for salads, which is extremely excessive for the small side salads that were brought out! Second, the food portions were very small. Finally, it was evident the meatballs and chicken were frozen and not fresh. My husband manages a restaurant and he was able to pick this out immediately upon taking the first bite. With that being said, we will not be returning for dinner. However, we are looking forward to picking up up some pizzas in the near future!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "we had mixed results, the appetizers were great , recommend the Aracini. the main pasta course of Linquine and clams was underseasoned and disappoining. My friend had the swordfish special and really enjoyed it. will try Stella Rossa again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014