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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
  • "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
  • "WE were a group of 8, which can be intimidating or cramped...but SR handled it well, accommodating our request for a table by the rail so our guests could enjoy the view. Food great, service well-paced. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had a party of 10 after high school graduation. Restaurant was very accomodating. Staff were very friendly. Excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband ordered the sausage and pepper entree and was very disappointed. One sausage, hardly any peppers and too much bow-tie pasta. Not much flavor at all and very watery broth. The calamari appetizer had not many calamari but a lot of fried peppers. We also had tomato and mozzarella appetizer which was just OK. The other three of us were ok with our dinners which were the eggplant and the the ravioli. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "great looking place and good food but our server was not on her game at all. because we had an excellent server in the past will go again, esp since they have 1/2 price pizza mon nights"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My husband and I ate outside overlooking the river, and it was a beautiful night. The food was fabulous (I highly recommend the shrimp scampi!), and our waiter was wonderful too. We will most definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Really had an unfortunate dining experience the other evening. We asked to sit outside and apparently no one told the waitress that we were there. Waited 15 minutes and finally went in to the bar to order our own cocktails. Waitress finally found us and apologized. We ordered from the menu only to find out later that they were offering half off pizzas that. Instead we dined on sub par salads and again had to help ourselves to get the pepper grinder from the busing station as no one asked if we needed anything after being served. Disappointed by the whole evening which is a shame as we have had good times here in the past."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was, as always, fantastic and arrived at our without a long wait. Our server was inattentive and hardly ever checked back with us during our entire dining experience. It was disappointing because we brought out of town guests and our dining experience wasn't five-star."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I dine out a lot. My brother recommended that we take a Mother there for her 89th birthday. I made the reservations four days in advance for 6 adults . My wife and I arrived first Bd they put us in first booth near the front door. When the rest of my party arrived the booth ended up to be very cramped . The food had no taste very bland . They had no type of cake for dessert , I had hoped that had a piece of cake with a candle for Mom but no success. I will not be dining there again "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My friends invited me here for my birthday dinner. The service was good, the bread was good, the dessert was very good. The entree was OK. The marinara sause didn't really have much taste and the lobster and linguine didn't have much lobster. So I was disappointed with my meal. They both seemed to enjoy their meals. So I am not sure what to say overall."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our first time there. I had heard bad things about the restaurant but they were all wrong. The food was excellant. Service was a little slow but that was okay. We weren't in a hurry. My only complaint... the ceaser salad was a little limp. We will definately go back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Been here several times and it has always been good. Will try the outside seating on our next visit as it looked nice. Will be returning next week. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food was great... a bit noisy, but we were in the wine room which helped Had the Salume Pizza which was a real treat. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was horrible. Went for Mother's Day. Will never go to this restaurant again because of the service we received. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Every time I eat at Stella Rossa, I not only enjoy it, but get the feeling I have consumed healthy food. It's not that we're taking about health food, just good, wholesome Mediterranean style cooking that satisfies without giving one the feeling that he has truly overdone it. Always delicious and always filling without the guilt."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A disaster. It's so simple- We are a restaurant- our job is to feed people. This was a buffet. There was not enough food. Ex. I went up to get scrambled eggs- I had to scrape the pan. The sausage was not cooked completely as if to get it out fast. No bread. No butter. No deserts. They ran out of prime rib. No PIZZA!!! They ran out. What was going on?!?! Other groups complained too- Where's the food? Unbelievable at $27.95 per head!! The waitress was very nice but charm is not what we came for completely. I came back after a second trip with a small side of vodka noodles which I had to scrape from the pan. We spoke to the manager and he was so sorry- not enough food. Sorry is not enough. Gordan Ramsey would have had a field day!.beep."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After searching for a restaurant that did NOT have a brunch for Mother's Day, I chose Stella Rossa because of their extensive gluten-free menu. I was extremely disappointed when we arrived to find brunch instead! I was informed that they posted the change on Facebook, however I booked through their website, which did not list it. The saving grace here was that the chef did accommodate my wife from the gluten free menu. And let me say, her meal was delicious! The brunch (like most, in my opinion) was lacking, and ran out of favored items. It was also overpriced at $25 for the selection of over heated items available. I'm still going to give this restaurant a plus for their non-buffet food, and look forward to trying the real menu some day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014