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Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia
Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia

Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stellarossaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (215) 644-9074
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Tuesday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm

    Thursday: 11 am to 12 am

    Friday: 11 am to 12 am

    Saturday: 10 am to 12 am

    Sunday: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chef Anthony DiPascale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, 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

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or Garage Parking.
A word from Stella Rossa Ristorante, Wine Bar, Pizzeria - Philadelphia
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.

Creative and traditional dishes are brought to life with local and fresh ingredients. An extensive wine and specialty cocktail list pairs with each dish to complete the dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great neighborhood spot, excellent tasting Italian food and very good value. Also a cool vibe and city feel inside."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Sat at the bar and were in and out in 40 minutes. The chopped salad and meatball appetizer were great, but the mushroom pizza was ordinary. Overall, a very pleasant experience. We will be going back soon."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Good restaurant in area that is in need of one like this."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We needed to find a restaurant close to theatre. This was an interesting find Great cheese and meat trays We both had entrees and food was very good. Homemade bread like a pizza was very good Large bowl of coffee. Would want to go back and experience the Brick Oven Pizza. Our server Josh helped us through the meal"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Stella Rossa Ristorante featured a broad selection of Italian favorites including pasta, chicken, veal, salmon, and much more including specialty pizzas. Our party of four had a table waiting for us and Chris was our waiter. A round of drinks preceded our dinners of a shrimp tossed salad, salmon, a specialty pizza, and I had the cheese tortellini in a vodka sauce (outstanding), then 4 coffees completed the meal. Charles informed us that our tickets to a play earned us 10% off our check. The ambiance, service, and convenient location with a parking garage next-door, make Stella Rossa a perfect place for lunch, dinner, or a late night meal, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I reserved a table for 7 to try and get to the Forrest Theater by 8. I let our server know this and she was more than accommodating. The food came out quickly and hot. I had the Chilean Sea Bass dinner special (which was incredible) and my wife had the tortellini (she said it was great. I didn't taste it.) Our server was funny and outgoing and made the experience very, very enjoyable. I would definitely go here again and recommend it highly."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Conveniently Located next to Forrest theater but would not return food was less than exciting and table placement by kitchen was hot and noisy."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Very good service and very good food. The staff was friendly. Great place to go to before a show either at the Walnut Theater or Forrest."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had dinner with a group of seven people prior to a show at the Forest Theater. The food was excellent. People in our party had the halibut, the salmon, a seafood pasta and the beet salad. Everything was cooked perfectly, well seasoned and nicely presented. The prices were very reasonable. We did not have dessert, but most people at our table had coffee, which was brewed well. We had a table upstairs and the noise level was quiet enough that we could all hear each other across the table. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating. We would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I want to try the Downingtown location next. Very good pasta, and outstanding service!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious! The gnocchi was incredible and great selection of wine. Our waiter Keith could not have been better!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent fixed price pre-theater options and great full menu offerrings. Selection was varied, portions more than adequate, flavors of the halibut, shrimp, lamb and desserts were excellent. Very reasonable valet parking right next door. Perfect location for pre-theater or touring Philadelphia's historical sections."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Sometimes it's very loud in here and sometimes the service is a little off, but let's not dwell on the negative. Stella Rossa hit it out of the ballpark tonight. Our server, Jungeun, was out of this world amazing. She had such infectious charisma, was friendly, attentive and really made what we thought was going to be an ordinary Thursday night dinner a wonderful experience. It felt like she really enjoyed being there. She had great suggestions, advice and her personal stories added a welcoming touch that made us feel like we were at our favorite uncle's or best friends establishment. Our food was phenomenal as well. Don't miss the pesto ravioli. It's one of the best dishes in the city. We enjoy seeing Stella Rossa get better and better. A+"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
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    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. My friend and I will be back the next time we have theater tickets!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We discovered this little gem of a restaurant several months ago and have had nothing but GREAT food and service every time we dine here! Everyone always enjoys their meals and the quality of the food here is fabulous. I love the ambience, too: cozy and warm, with a fun vibe! The wait staff is fun and very knowledgable about all of the food and wines, which is nice. We also really like that we never feel rushed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "SR is a block from my office & we love Italian food, so we decided to give it a try. Positives: our server (André?) was great - attentive & responsive, a budding oenophile, enthusiastic about the food. There are a few nice wines at not-crazy prices (we had a fine lagrein rosé). The pizza crust was thin, slightly crisp (as we like it) & tasty. It goes downhill from here. Small order of tiny, tasteless mussels. Bland Caprese salad (mozzarella made in house? Don't bother - buy DiBruno's, Stella). Bowtie pasta with sausage & rabe was mediocre at best - pasta had little taste but cheese was overpowering. This is the meal we picture from Italian chains with TV ads. It's institutional food disguised as homemade Italian & it's why we avoid them."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Nice place for a casual dining experience. I wasn't crazy about the menu which had a large variety of pizza. However, if you are in the mood for pizza then Stella Rossa is a good choice! Had the mussel appetizer while good the portion was very small. On the plus side you can get a decent bottle of wine for $25.00! I would definitely good back for a causual meal."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our 4th visit to Stella Rossa - food was good, warm on arrival and well presented' service was very good; prices are reasonable. We were not rushed at all and were able to make curtain at the Walnut Theater in plenty of time. Will return again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The salads need some work. They read well on the menu, but the execution leaves something to be desired."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server was polite, sharp witted, and very helpful getting us served properly and swiftly so we'd make the opening curtain of a show we were seeing at the Walnut Street Theater. Very good, and we will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Delicious food and dynamic service. Located just 2 blocks from the Walnut Street Theater, Stella Rossa is a great choice for dinner before a show."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I had a great lunch with my 2 sisters. We had tickets for a show at the Walnut st. theater and our server ,Jimmy, was very helpful in getting us out in time. Service was great and so was the food. I would go back at another time and will recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our server, John, was fantastic! We met a friend for lunch before the play. He kept her company with conversation for a few minutes as we were a little late. I thought they were friends. Outstanding service and good food. We will definitely be back and hope John will be there. The other employees (bar, servers) were also friendly."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had excellent, friendly service! Very attentive wait staff, great food, nice, casual atmosphere. Affordable menu is a plus! Would highly recommend to anyone, something on the menu for all! Loved the discount for theatergoers!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We came to the restaurant after a matinee show of the Lantern Theater Group. We had a very pleasant Father's Day Dinner. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "we were first time diners. Everything was great. Would definitely return again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Made a res before show time at Walnut Street Theater. Had a great table by the window. Service was excellent. I had Chicken Picatta in a mushroom sauce. Delicious. Friend had Caprese Salad and loved it."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The seating is not very comfortable for dining. The tables are fine if you happen to get seated at one but the booths are much to small. There is no leg room and the tables at the booths are very narrow leaving just enough room for your dinner plates and beverage glasses. They are a bit uncomfortable for a party of 4."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Just not this place. Service was horrible our server admitted she was getting in and no other server even asked if we wanted water. The food is average. I requested more meat in my cheese steak! The meat didn't even cover the roll. My coworker never got her sandwich because the French fries were not ready so she had to take her lunch to go. Garlic Parm fries mean some parm cheese sprinkled on top of the fries. This place is just not that good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has a very nice menu & the food was delish!! Also a nice bar selection! It is also a great location if you are going to the theater!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Very accommodating. Pricing was fair. We were in the second floor which we Very much enjoyed. Was more quiet. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fresh food and good presentation. Good portions. Friendly service. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Pizza was ok. The pasta was a little better than a lean cuisine... this is NOTHING like the delicious Cafe Stella in old city. Stella rosa was very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We choose this restaurant as it was close to the theatre. Everything was very good and will definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good food and fast service before attending theater."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great location - convenient for pre Walnut Street Theater meal - just the right situation."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This has been at least the 3rd or 4th time we have been to this restaurant. Service quick and efficient."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Always a nice dinner before the Walnut. 15% off the bill ALWAYS nice. It is always a pleasure to have Josh serve us!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everyone in our group of four enjoyed their dinner choice. Our waiter was helpful in taking our special orders. Surmising that we were Walnut St. Theatre subscribers, he told us we were entitled to a 15% discount. Very nice! The kitchen didn't get everything right, but the orders were ultimately rectified. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014