Stella
Stella

Stella

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bostonstella.com/
  • Phone: 6172477747
  • 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: 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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Stella reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)great for outdoor dining (63)vibrant bar scene (59)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (40)great for brunch (34)special occasion (34)good for groups (33)romantic (27)late-night find (14)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Great spot to meet friends!
    JereVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a great dinner. service, atmosphere, food all excellent! Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic! We brought our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Fantastic! We brought our two teenage boys to celebrate a 15th birthday. They loved it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to Stella's for the first
    LuvFoodVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    nikikelly
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Was helpful to have the valet parking. The food and service excellent. From the rolls, muscle appetizer, steak special, delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual Girls' Weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We keep going back
    TeachVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner drinks and
    Moc98
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent dinner drinks and service as always! A favorite!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dining experience was
    greatfood
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dinner
    Barbara
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Italian dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great recommendation
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable for brunch
    adamVIP
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious brunch
    CrisC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inconsistent
    sp22
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way overbooked despite reservation
    sdoyle
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Day Disaster
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had dinner at Stella on Valentine's
    DonW
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, indifferent service
    JDHuey
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu hasn't changed in 6 years
    BradVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We used to go to Stella frequently but got bored with the menu. We went back to give it another try since it's been over a year. Same menu! The laziest restaurateur in Boston.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A snowy nite I. Boston
    Dindi
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We weren't even sure you would be open due to the snow. But u were and it wS warm and cozy. Met my neice and she had never been and she loved it. Food and service was great. Valet service was appreciated as there was a parking ban. Left for Mexico the next day . Perfect place to go before flying out. thx..
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Barb
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    The ambience is quite nice. The food was okay, nothing to rave about. Drinks were quite good and wine list is good. Service was nice. I wouldn't rush to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a table ready and waiting
    TGorham
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We had a table ready and waiting for out 1 pm brunch reservation. the staff was attentive and courteous; the food was delicious, arrived hot and quickly. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. I'd go back and try out the dinner based on my wonderful experience. Afterall, the south end of Boston is a great venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The most consistently good food, good service, good time restaurant in Boston....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time diner
    Restreviewer
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My husband went with another couple after getting reco from the neighborhood tour guide. We were served fresh onion flavored bread with hummus for starters which was so tasty. Fried artichoke appetizers were something we never saw on a menu and they were delicious. Swordfish was delicious as was everyone else's meals. Arugula salad was a little dry. Only one chardonay choice but was very good. Bar service was a little slow and we were seated next to a family with young loud children, which was annoying. Overall great choice and we will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Boston Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I've been to Stella numerous time for different occasions: work events, holidays with the family, engagement party with a group of family/friends. The food and drinks are amazing, the customer profile is fun and the service is welcoming. Anytime I want to have a special night out Stella is my first choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MetroWesternerVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Good food. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We both enjoyed our meals, and the price was comparable to other nearby restaurants. It was worth the 15-minute walk in near-zero temperatures!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is always consistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We have been the a number of times and have take othe people As well. Great menu and each dish is prepared perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Saturday Brunch
    KennVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Really nice atypically prepared eggs Benedict. Prosciutto wag great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar dining at Stella
    Diana
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Dean was the most professional, engaging, and career waitstaff we've ever had. He answered our questions with genuine care. This is our third time at Stella's and the food is consistently delicious and well plated. Portions are ample and the windows create a delightfully open feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Experience
    GrayGhost
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We were looking for a brunch spot last Sunday. Found Stella on line. Great reviews and an appealing menu. We went early Sunday, shortly after they opened. Service was very good from the young lady who seated us to the waitress and servers. Very friendly and attentive, without over doing it. The menu for Brunch was varied, the prices were reasonable and the food was great. We will definitely return and will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quick service
    BerkerycVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great good - quick service. Good beer selection. Overall great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Gracie
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Our waitress was fabulous (the service walking in was not great), the pastas were excellent and the ambience casual and fun with a lively buzz.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun night
    Irishkelley87VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Great cocktail list and delicious food - we got the beet and goat cheese salad, short rib and fig pizza, scallop risotto, and the tagliatelle bolognese. All were delicious and our servers were very attentive. If anything, they checked in too frequently, but it was still appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience as always!
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great experience as always! Beet salad is amazing, and I don't even like beets.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little disappointed
    Kman
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Good atmosphere and excellent service. The menu is moderately priced for Boston and that is what we got. Nothing was bad but nothing was memorable either .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dinner was outstanding
    MVClammerVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Our dinner was outstanding in terms of food, decor and staff attentiveness. The noise was just too much. We were a party of four in a corner table, so we weren't surrounded by other diners yet we couldn't hear our dinner companions conversation. None of us is hard of hearing. Suggest softening the environment a bit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun bar scene
    RichVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Fun bar, and good food which makes for a nice combination.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous ambiance, Excellent food
    FeedMeBoloVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Beautiful, romantic ambiance. Truly delicious food. I could happily eat the bolognese seven nights a week -- Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I dined at Stella's with two other friends. We each had different type dishes and each was given a rave review! Can't wait to go back again to feed my palate!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good brunch, but just ok service
    adamVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Been coming here for brunch for years and the food itself has remained very good. The eggs, burger, the breakfast sandwich and the duck hash are still all very good. The portion of smoked salmon on the bagel has definitely gotten smaller the last couple of times I have been here...hardly enough to cover the bagel and just a bunch of tiny pieces. I'd rather they give more and charge an extra buck or 2. I also asked for tomato slices which never came. Coffee was good, but I can't understand why they don't give you a spoon at this restaurant, just a tiny wooden coffee stick. A small detail that could easily be fixed. My final complaint was that they kept coming over and asking to take out plates when we were only half done.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate