Consistency and QualityWe have been coming to Stella for five years and I have resisted reviewing it, waiting for it to eventually become a victim of its own success. My wife and I are very particular about food service and have "killed" many favorite restaurants due to inconsistent service or food quality. In five years I've sent back one entree-- it was a steak not prepared as expected. For me thats an incrediable record. We love this place and if you appreciate delicous home made well seasoned gormet itallian food, the nuances of excellent customer service, and the importance of food prepared consistently, you will find great relief in Stella. It will become a staple.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the S endGreat food, great service! Ask for Dean, best server!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. ServiceFood was delicious. Service (and server) were excellent. Very enjoyable. Hope to return soon.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time but will be goingFirst time but will be going back. I'm new to the South End restaurants and this was a great start. 5 different dinners and appetizers and all outstanding.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AManother excellent mealA great meal. Attentive service at a reasonable cost.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat girls nightWe went to Stella for a bachelorette dinner for my sister the other night. The service was great and we were able to sit in a room that was a little quieter (not your average rowdy bachelorette). There were romantic dinners and other groups there as well, seems like a great place for lots of different types. The food was good and plenty variety also. I thought to add notes to my opentable reservation only a few hours before we arrived that we were celebrating my sister - and i was with her so i couldn't call the restaurant. i just added notes about what she was wearing so they would know who she was and they greeted her immediately as the bride which was so nice. They also sent over complementary drinks to our table - great touch!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMa rare 4 star ratingStella is usually 5 stars for us, but they changed their guava drink formula & their arugula salad dressing formula. 2 mistakes. but the spaghetti & halibut entrees were superb.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth End GemTried Stella for the first time and loved it. Great fish selections, excellent salads. Loved the martini with guava. Service was wonderful and attentive. Will definitely come back next time we visit Boston!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been going to Stella'sI've been going to Stella's for years and I'm always a satisfied customer! I will be back again!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to be!Had a great time at Stella's! A very nice place for a special occasion that's simple but wonderful at the same time. The music by the bar definitely made the restaurant experience a lot better. The mix drinks were amazing! A+++ Recommended!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNew menu neededLove having Stella in the neighborhood but I sure would love to have new items on the menu. It seems to me the menu hasn't changed in years. If I knew there were new items, I'd go more frequently.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStellaThe gnocchi and bolognese were both delicious. Enough bolognese to share and take some home. Service was outstanding, and a good atmosphere, just a little pricey for Pasta.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a good experience!We've dined here many times and have always had an excellent dining experience. Service, food, drinks, and atmosphere are consistently good.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMStella has always been oneStella has always been one of my favorite places to go for drinks and dinner with friends or date night. Brought my bf there for the first time for apps and drinks - we were running late for our 8pm reservation on Friday night and they were still able to get us in with a short wait. Mussels were great - they're already out of the shells which makes for easy access and the broth is so tasty! Also had the arancini appetizer which was great too. Ordered the short rib pizza to share but we took it to go because we didn't have too much of an appetite - served well for a late-night snack. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Always a winner for me.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways above and beyond....ManagerAlways above and beyond....Manager Cody is the best! I think Opentable needs to come up with an code for those of us who frequent the same restaurants and consistently fabulous...4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDarling restaurant with greatDarling restaurant with great cocktails and brunch menu4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here for late nightI've been here for late night drinks, birthdays, consoling dinners with friends... no matter what the occasion, it's been amazing. Great food, amazing drink list, wonderful atmosphere... it's perfect. The atmosphere boarders too loud, but that just makes you huddle closer so it is either very intimate or very fun depending what you're going for. If it's cold, I would recommend not sitting near the window - I was freezing during the cold rain a few nights ago - but the warm food made up for it! Try some of everything if you can - the harvest martini and the short rib pizza were to die for! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service truly, truly,Food and service truly, truly, excellent. They could use something in their space to make the environment a little friendlier for conversation as the background noise gets a bit loud as the evening goes on.Overall a great place to spend an evening.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, but theFood was excellent, but the noise level was almost unbearable. We would only go back for early dinners before the restaurant gets crowded and then only if we could sit in a corner.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat everything....Great wines at great prices and the food is always good....4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service - thisGreat food and service - this was our second year in a row for Easter brunch! The atmosphere is fun and informal, and the staff was very helpful, even moving our reservation time back an hour when our schedule changed at the last minute. The menu isn't large but the breakfast pizza and duck confit hash were favorites, and the prices are very reasonable.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMservice, food everything isservice, food everything is amazing! Especially Cody the GM3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few restaurantsOne of the few restaurants in Boston that serves a full dinner menu until 1 am.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place for brunch.Excellent place for brunch. We come here often. Gets busy on weekends though. Consider reserving before showing up.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time at Stella as always!Great time at Stella as always!
Thanks for the great service and food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem!What a great place! My daughter and I went here before a show and it was outstanding! The food was great! Fresh pasta, cooked to perfection. Portions are just the right size. The restaurant it self has a very New York So-Ho feel. Prices are just right too! We will be coming back again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner spot for groupsGreat dinner spot for groups of 4 or 5 people. Would highly recommend the carpaccio and the pizza!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and ambiance were great.Food and ambiance were great. Service was impeccable3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good and quite aFood was good and quite a lot, almost too much. I had the beef tartare, which was one of the best I have had. The main courses (seafood risotto and a duck confit pappardelle) were too big and too salty for my taste. We would go back however.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best food i've ever hadthe best food i've ever had in boston - fabulous ambiance as well2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was good as usual Howeverthe food was good as usual
However our waitress for every course, came over with pepper a long time after we were served.
noise as usual was too loud but I doubt that will ever be addressed.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMstill our favorite overallstill our favorite overall place in the South End: wonderful bar, friendly servers, great drinks, the best arugula salad in Boston, terrific modern Italian food and a clean, bright setting. a really fun place to spend an evening.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has a hip vibe but goThis has a hip vibe but go for the food. I'm never disappointed.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fun night, but theWe had a fun night, but the restaurant is too noisy, and the entrees were too salty.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AM