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Stella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bostonstella.com
  • Phone: (617) 247-7747
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Late Night: 11:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Robin King
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Stella is participating in Restaurant Week (March 15 - 20 & March 22 - 27, 2009) for Dinner Sunday-Friday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boston's South End
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available directly in front of Stella Restaurant for $16.00 per vehicle.
A word from Stella
Stella is a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Boston's hip SoWa neighborhood. Chef Evan Deluty is considered one of New England's most talented chefs. Evan and Candice Deluty celebrate the grand opening of their third restaurant, Stella.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Stella's staff's excellent hospitality makes it easy to glide into the weekend in elegant style. All attention to detail about seating, food, service was completely on point----and always is. We were delighted to sit in the back back room and enjoy a relaxed and well-paced meal before going out to a late show. Thanks for a lovely evening"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very nice and relaxing restaurant. The mussels appetizer special was heavenly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I ate at Stella for brunch and will certainly be going back for lunch, dinner, and a late night snack. The food and service were great. They were very attentive and pleasant. I also felt like they were very generous with the portions especially for the affordable price we were paying. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised! Our waiter also told us that their kitchen is open late on weekend for late night snacks, which I had no idea about! I will be checking it out!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went there on a Thursday night and the place was packed! Very modern scene great for a night where you want to have a nice meal with friends or loved ones. Don't expect it to be quiet though. Our table had fried artichoke heart for an app. For entrees we had the sirloin, salmon, and the swordfish special and everyone enjoyed their meal!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Really nice decor, cool restaurant. Server was quiet but efficient. Trendy feel/vibe to Stella. Food was very nice - Sunday Brunch streak & eggs. Potatoes were different - not sure I liked the way they did them. Would go back though. Lots of guys in there..."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've been to Stella 2 times now and will be going back! Drinks are amazing and the food is delicious : ) It is a very comfortable place to go with a large or small group of friends. Great experience both times."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Dinner for four. Sevice was great, hard to hear the waiter especially with such a strong accent. Service seemed a little rushed, and food came out so fast!!! The restaurant is much louder than I remeber from a couple years ago. The food was great, but too loud to hear anyone you are with. All we heard were the people at the table next to us who were trying to speak above the music and the diners. Think we will look for a quieter place.... The valet returned our car to us with the inside completely soaked on the passenger's side. The door, the dashboard and the seat were soaked! He said he had the window down, WHY? It was pouring rain out? $21 ($16 + $5 tip) to park and they soaked my car! NOT HAPPY!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great experience over all. The waiter was fantastic bringing me a couple of wines to sample and all three desserts were delicious. Really loved the atmosphere. I've been there with family and with a group of friends and both evenings were great,"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I went there for my birthday, and our waitress was great, she made sure I had a great time, the best service"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "When I made the reservation, I forgot that I had been there once before. As soon as I walked in, it came back to me. It is way too noisy for my taste. It's a little more bearable as you get further from the bar but still unpleasant. It's too bad because it's an attractive restaurant with good service and the food I had (salad and pasta with asparagus cream) was quite good. The only reason that I wouldn't recommend it is because of the noise level."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Stella is a great neighborhood gem with a hot bar scene, consistently delicious food, and an excellent selection of wine. All the waitstaff and Stella are friendly and professional, and Dean is among the very best -- gracious, knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. Stell is a South End classic that provides an exceptional evening out."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Busy, noisy local institution. Food is only OK, Service is only OK, and a noisy happening place can in itself be exciting, so I guess, if that's the night you want Stella will not disappoint.....To be honest I don't see what drives the perpetual interest in this place....they are not trying to excel on any level. Looking for a great meal ? Fabulous service? There are numerous better options. We enjoyed our evening - nothing specifically bad, just not memorable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went here over the weekend with my long-time girlfriend. We had to take an early reservation because we booked day-of, but it didn't bother us terribly. Our service was friendly enough, though a little stiff. Not the type to make any kind of conversation or tell you too much about the food. Everything was prompt, but the best word to describe service was: Stiff. Food was incredible. Will go back for that, undoubtedly. Everything reasonably priced. Great place for a first date if you want to show off without dropping serious money."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food at Stella is always wonderful and the service is excellent. I love that it has both good food/service while feeling relaxed. I enjoyed the beef shortribs with noodels. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Stella is a fun restaurant with terrific service and reasonable prices. We loved both the mushroom and flatbread appetizers (which have a lovely thin, crunchy crust) as well as the crudo appetizer which is salmon and tuna ceviche. I had the sirloin for my entree, and it was good, but it wasn't as amazing as the appetizers. One of our guests had the short rib with pasta, and he liked it very much. We recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Would dine at Stella's again but at a quieter time (we were there at 9:30pm Saturday). Also will try the outside dining in summer -thanks"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Best section head in the South End. Perfect timing, knowledgable, really pleasant and as cool as a cucumber. These are the attributes I associate with dining section heads. Annemarie has them all. I came once before for brunch and was in her section so this time I requested to be in hers on opentable and it was fantastic. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We go to brunch here every week with our 2 year old daughter. The staff is extremely accommodating, from the manager to the waiters to the busers. It is one of the most kid friendly restaurants we've ever experienced. And of course the food is outstanding too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great combination of excellent food, interesting cocktails, vibrant atmosphere, and, yet, the ability to talk (not shout) at others at your table. Highly recommend this neighborhood spot as a reliable-- but not boring-- option."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "we had such a fantastic dinner~ and the service was excellent as well. we couldn't have asked for more. only feedback is that it can be pretty loud, but they did their best to seat us in the quieter of the rooms."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "As a local, I can always count on Stella for a good meal and a good cocktail. It never dissapoints. My only problem with Stella is that the food comes out very quickly. So we always try to order slowly! Can't wait for the spring for outdoor dining!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Went to Stella's for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. When we got there they were great and brought us to our table right away. They were very attentive in getting us water and bread. But then nothing. We waited almost 15 minutes before the waiter came to take our drink order. I'm guessing he was a new waiter. I have to say though what will bring me back is the food. The beet salad was great and then we both got the salmon on top of spaghetti squash which was fantastic. I would recommend for food, not service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food and service. Only problem is that they were running 30 minutes behind on reservations"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was helpful to have the valet parking. The food and service excellent. From the rolls, muscle appetizer, steak special, delicious!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. service, atmosphere, food all excellent! Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Fantastic! We brought our two teenage boys to celebrate a 15th birthday. They loved it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Four friends come to Boston for one weekend each year to catch up, shop, eat and drink. We always make a reservation at Stella. Our Saturday night dinner is like our fifth friend!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent dinner drinks and service as always! A favorite!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "to Stella. Granted, we live in the neighborhood but Stella has all the ingredients - great food, good service and a dynamic atmosphere to make for a fun night out. This time I ordered a cocktail - a Frizzante -which was just the right amount of refreshing and sweet. I'm addicted to the bolognese here. And I always make sure to save some to bring home for lunch the next day. It's the best around - and I make a point to try it everywhere!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our dining experience was fantastic! Food was wonderful! Our server, Maria was exceptional! She was our server in the past and remembered us. Maria is the best staff person as are the support staff who were very attentive to our table."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Party of Three - requested a quiet table and we were not disappointed. Service was impeccable, from the valet out front, hostess and wait staff. Food was wonderful - our appetizer - squash soup was fabulous, entrees of beef tenderloin (he wiped the [plate clean) salmon was delectable and pasta dish was perfect. Waiter let us mix up the gelato and sorbets and the our big guy ordered the pecan pie which was devoured. We will return and soon!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for a late valentines day celebration. We had an amazing meal and our waiter was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The cocktails were excellent as well, I had the peach vesper and the spicy tequila martini."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I was visiting Boston and my friend recommended Stella and I was so pleased with everything! The décor was wonderful, all white! The service was very attentive and professional. The food was delicious! Really, really good! It was fun and lively. Overall it was a terrific experience and I would recommend to all my friends now!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Good place where the food is always good for brunch. However, the coffee was not great which is an important issue for brunch. The yogurt parfait, the smoked salmon bagel and the breakfast sandwich were all very good. The french fries are also great. We were seated in the back of the 2nd room which was not a great spot and there appeared to be other tables. The main room is much brighter and more pleasant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I went for brunch with a friend, arrived early and got seated right away. Ordered the duck confit hash with english muffin-- DELICIOUS. A lot of meat on the plate with a two poached eggs, I was so full after but couldn't help eating every single bite. There wasn't a lot of flavor, but I prefer food that isn't too salted, so that worked for me. Even the muffin was fluffy and toasted to perfection. My friend got the frittata with chorizo and sweet corn which was also delicious. It was a huge portion so she wasn't able to finish it all."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went here on Valentines day to find that every table had been double booked. It was so packed that we couldn't even get in the door."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My date and I were not satisfied with the amount of food we received. It was less than the amount we received during our previous visit in December for the exact appetizer we had ordered before which added a bit of disappointment. Nonetheless though, the good was beyond amazing and it is still my favorite restaurant. The service is wonderful, our waitors during both visits were very polite and helpful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had dinner at Stella on Valentine's day. It was our second visit to this vibrant south end restaurant. The food is excellent, the wine list provides lots of options at different price points, the prices are moderate and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The only down side, depending on where you get seated, is the noise level. In the front room which adjoins the bar the noise level can be overwhelming on a busy weekend. If you aren't good at lip reading and you want to hear what your dinner companion is saying, ask to be seated in one of the back rooms."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a 9pm reservation and arrived at Stella to find at least 20- 30 parties, also with reservations, waiting for their tables. By 10 pm they still didn't have a table for us and offered us a bar seat, which had a limited menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my teenage daughters here for brunch. We came for food and not the atmosphere, so our expectations were kind of already set. Not being 20- or 30-somethings, living in the city or even in the neighborhood, we were kind of serviced as such. The restuarant and servers clearly cater to their target clientele, but isn't each customer as important as the next? That said, the food was delicious, perfectly prepared and nicely presented. Two little bugs...with a good brunch menu and generally upscale ingredients, I expected that the toast wouldn't be typical sliced bread, nor the jelly to be prepackaged Smuckers packs. Little touches go a long way between good and very good/outstanding."
    Dined on 2/9/2014