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Stella Rossa
Stella Rossa

Stella Rossa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stellarossaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (215) 644-9074
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chef Anthony DiPascale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or Garage Parking.
A word from Stella Rossa
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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "we were first time diners. Everything was great. Would definitely return again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fresh food and good presentation. Good portions. Friendly service. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service was good, menu was limited but had enough choices for pret-heater dinner. They did not have the air on and it was a bit warm where we were sitting. would come back. Pasta dishes were very nice. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We started out at the bar waiting for the rest of our party to arrive ... it was Philly Beer Week -- so when we asked for the Philly Drink Special (thanks in part to the bartender letting us know to ask for it !!) we each received a small beer from the board menu and a Meatball appetizer for FREE !!! we also ordered 2 Pizzas from the Happy Hour Menu for only 5.00 each !! We headed upstairs for our dinner & the atmosphere up there was wonderful -- we sat at a large farm table (we were a party of 6) and 1/2 of the group even ordered more of the meatball appetizers as their entree they liked them so much !!! I highly recomend Stella Rossa -- but I highly recomend you make a reservation -- the theater walk-ins caused long waits (not for us)"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Nice place to grab a bite before the show. Convenient to theaters. Food is good. Seevice could be better."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We stopped by on a Sunday night for a quick and easy bite. This was perfect. Not a fancy or over priced dinner. Great option before theater too. Would go back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Stella Rosa never disappoints. We have only been there 3 times, but each time was a delight."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great spot for the theater. The food was great and service excellent. Very pleasant staff. Would definately go back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Have eaten here twice be fore a show at the Walnut Street Theater. Food consistently good. Especially liked the tomato-mozzarella antipasto."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service impeccable and the atmosphere was great. Truly an authentic Italian restaurant. I took my out of town client there for dinner on Friday and we went back on Saturday for lunch. Wine list is superb. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "WONDERFUL SERVICE, FOOD EXCELLANT VERY LOAD. BUT WILL GO BACK"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our server John was really great. He was super nice and attentive w/o being overbearing. The restaurant itself looks nice inside, and we sat by an open window which was very nice. The food was eh. We ordered the Caesar salad and calamari which were unimpressive. Our mushroom and pepperoni pizza was good, nothing special, but good. Overall, I don't think I would go out of my way to eat here again."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Located near good parking, and close to the Walnut and Forrest theatres. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. Flavorful pasta dishes. Lively atmosphere. Great for a pre-show dinner and drink."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. We all loved the decor as well."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I was slightly nervous to give Stella Rossa a try after reading several reviews on the poor service at this establishment. However, I was pleasantly surprised at our waiter's attentiveness. The bread and spices/oil that accompany it were phenomenal. The food was great, nothing extraordinary. We were seated by the kitchen so it was a little loud (basically one waitress was constantly yelling "coming through!" whereas the waiters were able to quietly go about their business). Overall, we very much enjoyed our time, especially given the slight hesitation coming into this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect as I don't hear much about this place (if anything at all). Food was great, server was friendly and quick but strangely the place was only half full on a Friday night. Well decorated inside and selection was good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Ate before a Sunday evening show at Walnut St. Theater. Space was interesting and inviting. Waiter was attentive. Food was tasty."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We chose them at random & couldn't be more pleased! The staff was very friendly, they have at least 3 large dining areas (2 are upstairs) & the food was excellent. My husband had the chicken parmesan & loved it. I highly recommend the gnocci, the flavor is out of this world! We will definitely make this a regular."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Stella Rosa is very convenient to both Walnut and the Forest Theater on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Good before or after theater. Enjoyable, Pleasant House wines"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is just okay. Need not return in city full of excellent choices. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was so good and the service even better. I will definitely be coming back and I'm recommending it to friends. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wow - what a nice surprise. I didn't even know this gem was in the neighborhood. Great service and really nice dinner. My husband and I specifically dined here because of their participation in Dining out for Life! It was a great choice."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "New chef, panini so much better. Check out the lunch special. I love eating at the beautiful bar."
    Dined on 4/23/2014