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

Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stellarossaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (610) 269-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Hwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria
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 share his talents.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Stella when they first opened, and it was just "OK". We all agreed that our food was excellent on Sunday. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a very good time at Stella Rosa- this was not our first time at the restaurant. My daughter's mahi mahi was a bit overdone but she thought it was okay. My husband loved his ravioli with pesto sauce, again. My gnocchi was a departure for me but I enjoyed it. I was pleased with the bill considering we had drinks. My only suggestion would be to seat the reservation folks as soon as they walk in the door, we had to wait and watch others be seated when the adjacent dining room was empty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was looking forward to a great date nigh meal at Stella Rosa. Unfortunately, it was poor. My husband was served his drink 5 min. After ordering. My wine took 15 min. The Mahi Mahi I order was served cold, had to Flagg down server just to return it. The second time it came out, absolutely no flavor. I was hoping this was just my bad luck, but a friend was there the same night, had served the same thing. Hers was bland too.. Would not recommend for date night, but would for pizza and drinks"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had the occasion to eat here on Saturday night after my wife finished work. See she is a CPA and as you know it is that time of year, the time everyone hates, tax time. She is working ungodly hours at the moment and needs stress free time during the week to make it through. Well we archived this at Stella Rosa. Jennifer our server is a super star. If I owned a restaurant I would try to steal her away. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere here was vibrant, if not a little noisy. Our service was excellent, provided by a gentleman who knew the dishes well. We ordered an entrée to split and he had the kitchen break it up into two plates, rather than us doing it at the table. We had the chicken piccata and cesar salad. Unfortunately, the piccata just wasn't up to par. The chicken breast, while well-portioned, was a little tough. The sauce was more chicken-based and tasted a bit like chicken gravy out of a jar. I was expecting a lighter wine-based sauce, as with most piccata. The salad, while served as a good portion, was $8 - remember, this is just cesar salad - lettuce, dressing, and croutons. Croutons were good, but dressing was too little."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is decent. They have a good beer/wine selection. Service has always been outstanding. There are better Italian places to go in the area but the combination of decent food, drinks good service and a reasonable price makes Stella a place to recomend"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been to Stella Rossa in Downingtown about 5 times and enjoyed myself each visit. The food and atmosphere are great (its housed in an old factory)! I love their twist on Italian favorites and their appetizer list. This is our go-to restaurant for whenever we have family or friends visiting and we want to dine out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Stella Rossa is a really great, casual, easy Italian restaurant with a very reasonably priced and delicious menu. The restaurant that previously occupied this space was a very high price point for this area and, while the food there was very good, it was a little too high end for the location and size. Stella Rossa is a gem in our neighborhood! The food is simple but VERY yummy and usually the service is fantastic, with engaging wait staff and quickly served, hot meals. This particular visit to the restaurant had us paired with a waitress who was probably not 100% familiar with the menu/restaurant and while she was friendly, she appeared to have a very hard time juggling multiple tables. This would NOT discourage me from going back!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "A decent place , for our first time there, not great. It wasn't packed but had a lot of kids that night it took our server 15 min before she got to our table. She was friendly. But didn't seem to want to attend to us when we needed her. Was very pre occupied with other tables playing with the kids. Food was decent , it was half price pizza night. They were good. Would reccomend that on Mondays. Maybe we will try again. Hope this was a one time fluke."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our party of 4 dined this past Saturday. Our bartender was very attentive while we waited (we arrived early), and our table was ready on time (although I had to remind them that we were ready). The waitress was very good and helpful, she knew the menu. Most importantly, the food was excellent: we started with antipasto of cheeses and meats; I had the baked rigatoni (really, really good), and others had lobster ravioli special. Although good, the antipasto was very light in serving and could have had more; in addition, I could not believe that my 7 oz. Glass of house chianti was the same price as my dinner! In fact, 2 glasses of wine cost me $21! Come on, really?! So, go, eat, then go to one of the pubs in the area for a cocktail."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate my daughters birthday! Service was excellent and the food is outstanding. It was a little pricey but worth it. we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went on a pouring saturday and it was packed! Made reservations on open table and was pleasantly surprised how we did not have to wait to be seated even though there was a crowd. The muscles were great, our pizza was awesome, and the mini desserts - PERFECT! The atmosphere is beautiful and if you order a bottle of wine they let you sign it - a cute idea. The only flaw I saw is based on there hostess. They need to work on being friendly, engaging, and they just lack in skill. Our hostess did not say two words to us and literally RAN us to our table where she dropped the menus and ran away. We got stuck with a noisy bar table, but our server was awesome! All-in- all a great spot for some wine and pizza with a great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a 7:15 reservation and arrived about 10 minutes early. We were told the table would be ready in a few minutes. We were not seated until 7:45. There was no standing room in the bar to get a drink while waiting. The only seats were in the vestibule area which was cold and wet. My husband, 8 year old son, and mother stood with many other people in the crowded space by the hostess station and were constantly in the way of servers. We complained many times regarding the wait (along with many others) and after 30 minutes a manager intervened and was able to get tables for many of us waiting. Food was very good, but I don't think I'll be going back any time soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Nice evening overall with our party of 4, 2 of whom had never been to Stella. Although we had reservations, we still needed to wait 20 minutes for a table... Good meal, good wine selections. The appetizer cheese tray was nice rather small, would like to see a BIT more cheese for the price! Good service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that is close to our home and reasonably priced. We used to go to the previous restaurant , before it was Stella Rossa, and was so glad to hear that there was going to be another restaurant opening in the large, old paper mill. We love the atmosphere and the location. We've been there a few times, including New Years Eve with "Frank"! This was the best service yet, and we owe it all to our server, Virginia! She was very attentive, and very enjoyable. I am gluten intolerant, so needless to say, I am very nervous about dinning out. Virginia was very sensitive to my intolerance, and was careful to check on us periodically, to make sure all was well. I would ask to be seated in Virginias "area" next time we visit!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere can't be beat. Love the music, wine, and look of the restaurant. Food could be better. A little bland."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is our "go to" spot for our night out. We like to explore the area but return here time and again. Great place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and i went there for an early dinner and first let me say the restaurant is nice but the service needs a lot of improvement . Our waiter was slow and didn't check on us other then to bring the food and drinks . Also when the food was brought to us not only did the order come partially wrong but the panini was cold and the fries where to that where not ordered but came instead of a side salad . Anyway on that note I don't think we will be returning anytime soon ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We always have great food and a great time at Stella!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We want to return and try the pizza for lunch - we were not impressed with the pasta dishes we tried and the calamari appetizer was bland"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went for a date night. The atmosphere was really nice. The waitress was strange. My husband ordered a bottle of wine and when it came out the waitress gave the glass to me to taste we chuckled a bit but no big deal. My husband ordered an appetizer and the waitress came back to me about adding something to the appetizer, strange again. Throughout the meal the waitress came to me for everything never making any effort to converse with my husband. I ordered a vegetarian pasta dish and it was bland, my husband ordered a stuffed pasta with sausage and pepperoni and he enjoyed it. The to-go box was cardboard and leaked all over the refrigerator which was frustrating. Overall we would go back again and hive it another shot."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The place was busy, even though it was Wednesday, but yet the four of us could talk in normal tones. Staff was pleasant and very helpful in explaining the new menu changes. Each of our entrées was tasty and well presented. We were served promptly, but we were invited to stay as long as we wanted. Great place to meet friends, chat, relax and enjoy an nice meal."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We went to an early dinner and it was not yet crowded. The service was prompt and the food was very tasty. I ordered something I had eaten there before -- the cheese plate -- and the amount of food you get on that plate has been significantly reduced since I was there a couple of months ago. The price is the same, but the quantity and variety of the items that accompany the cheese was virtually non-existent and I don't think I'll order this appetizer again. The size of the pieces of cheese is also smaller than they used to be, so this once-delicious appetizer is no longer worth the cost. The rest of our food was delicious and aside from the disappointing appetizer, I'll definitely come back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "5 meals, all excellent . outdoor dining will open in a few weeks, should be great."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We have been to Stella Rossa several times and enjoy the restaurant and the food. We were disappointed this time when we arrived and stated that we had a 7:15pm reservation through OpenTable and how we were treated. We were told we had to wait until exactly 7:15pm to be seated even though there were open tables. 7:30pm rolled around and we still had not been seated. It was not until we asked again that they finally seated us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When we were seated the table we were near to was having a birthday party and there were two tables of 10-12 people. It was extremely noisy and after asking to be reseated the Manager immediately reseated us. The food was wonderful"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Bar prices are way too high. Food prices are borderline too high. Menu would benefit from some non-Italian selections."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our experience was fine. The food was ok--presentation was good the taste subpar. The grilled chicken on the salad was burnt ( not charred) which ruined the flavor of the meat and the dressing was equivalent to plain oil. The other dishes were fine. Nothing to rave about nor to complain about. On the other hand the service was outstanding. I will come back and give it another try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Entrees mediocre- the rigatoni was mostly sauce. Server not attentive after food delivered, we had to request additional beverages. Pizza was fine. It is a neat location with great ambiance, too bad the food served does not measure up. You have to wonder when the server emphasizes special promotions for return visits; get the food right and you wouldn't need them."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We attended a School fund raiser at Stella this week. We had 2 booths, one for adults anyone for kids. We had the same had the same server as last time, she did a great job! The food as very good. We will go. To Stella again and again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A decent place to go to meet up with co-workers and friends. not a foodie place, an average presentation and taste. Something I could cook at home. The surroundings are nice. A nice gathering place. Drinks are good. Unfortunately there are not really any great restaurants in Downingtown."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was pretty good and they certainly gave you enough to eat. I loved the beet salad, but thought the ravioli a bit mushy. Wine and desserts were excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place for celebrations! The food was great, it was very intimate and a great little spot for a rustic Italian dinner."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Stella Rosa! I enjoyed it very much. Monday's are 1/2 priced pizza! Great deal. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We love Harvest Seasonal Grill, tried their newest restaurant because of their high standards. Reception staff were not very welcoming, salads were over dressed and pasta sauce was clumped. Our server was very nice. We were disappointed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a fairly early dinner reservation for Saturday night. Based on parking they didn't seem overly busy. We were seated in the room that is usually closed off for special parties. I felt like I was eating in a diner. It was bright and we felt rushed. My food was not very hot. This was our 4th or 5th time there since it's been Stella Rosa. Will be sure and ask for main room next time"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have eaten here twice before. My appetizer was not as good as usual nor was my ceasar salad. but we enjoyed our meal and the time with our friends."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Conversation was somewhat difficult (and we had a booth) but the food was good and reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I would go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "we have been here a bunch. the place is very lively and energetic. the mussels here are fantastic. only complaint is that it should be served with bread because the stock they are steamed in is fantastic. they have great pizzas which are enough for two people to split. great place and we will be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Been here several times and each time I'm happy we went!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014