Stella's Restaurant - Richmond
Great authentic GreekCan't miss items: spanikopita, moussaka and village salad5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergeticI really loved the food and the service wasn't bad for how crowded it was but we did have to wait towards the end for what seemed excessive to try and leave.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat menu: good variety ofgreat menu: good variety of appetizers, salads beyond the norm, try the Sophia cocktail
negatives: noise, tables too close together, you are definitely only an elbow away from your neighbor5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat good, friendly staffGreat experience, good food. Only complaint is that it is really loud. It won't stop me from going back though!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal rock starEach time I have been to Stella's the food has been consistently good, service great, and atmosphere special. We made an entire meal with sharing Meza and small plates. There are so many great things on the menu, but not just the small plates, the pasta and vegetable entrees are fabulous creations with rich flavors of tomato, cheese, spinach, and eggplant. I wish we could go there more often!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLooks can be deceiving!You have no reason to drive by Stella's, it's in a quiet neighborhood. You walk in the door and the place is vibrant. This tiny space is packed full of tabled with enthusiastic customers and knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. I used Open Table to make my reservation because it's nearly Impossible to get a table without a reservation.
We had The greek pasta, the short ribs and the chocolate mousse all extremely generous portions. I can only begin to tell you how good each item was. But I can tell you, everything on the menu has always been of exceptional quality coming from there kitchen. We were able to take home half of everything we ordered and enjoy them the rest of the weekend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Stella's!Loved Stella's! Awesome Greek food. Well done. Loved the Crab Cakes and the Halibut.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we had was awesomeEverything we had was awesome and unique. We had a great dining experience. Stella's calamari was good and different. We had the whole fish, also awesome. Salted Caramel gelato was ridiculously good.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was excellent.The whole experience was excellent. The food was great and the portions were large. The service was excellent.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBad news: It was rather loudBad news: It was rather loud and too cold, especially for the ladies. Bring a sweater. Service was a little slow in taking our order. After-dinner coffee was tepid.
Good news: After our order was placed, food delivery was prompt and very good. Portions are large.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile Stella's may have theWhile Stella's may have the same name and the same menu, I feel as though they aren't exactly the
same. Lately, I've noticed the past few times, the portions shrinking each time. The food is so fantastic though, we keep going back. I was a bit disappointed this trip when my filet (well under half the size it was last year) was delivered very late to my table and was very, very well done when I ordered a medium.
The waitress was great and apologized but waiting for another steak to be prepared was pretty disappointing.
I always recommend the saganki with fig when it's in season....to die for!!! And my new favorite is the salted caramel gelato. I can't remember the name but its a must!!!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the classic Greek toFrom the classic Greek to the creative specials, Stella's has all!
Looking forward to going back!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMStella's is a classicStella's is a Richmond Classic. The service was outstanding. The food was very good. The ambience is typical of a small place - tables are small and close together, the buzz of everyone conversing close together can be too much if you are claustrophobic or just need more personal space. It is hard to have much of a conversation without everyone else being right in the middle of it. Despite all of that, I still would recommend Stella's as long as you know what kind of place it is and you are okay with that!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, superb service,Great atmosphere, superb service, food was outstanding4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Stella's tastesThe food at Stella's tastes fresh and wholesome. I especially like their tzaziki sauce, which has just the right balance of herbs and garlic. The pita bread was just out of the oven warm. Our waitress was pleasant, attentive and patient since some of our party of six were late for our reservation. A very positive experience and one I hope to repeat.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought friends this timeWe brought friends this time around and had a great time. We ordered appetizers and made a meal of it and then enjoyed numerous desserts. Really fun evening--thanks!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing, as usual.The food was amazing, as usual. I had a 9 pm reservation for 2 and didn't get seated until closer to ten, which made me wonder why I made a reservation.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant- weI love this restaurant- we usually end up at the bar because I forget to make reservations in advance, but that's OK. We always get a variety of the wonderful appetizers, and share- I don't think I have every ordered an entree! Staff is great, atmosphere is fun, food is awesome. One of my favorite places!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI love everything about Stella's,I love everything about Stella's, but this visit was less stellar than my visits in the past. I had a reservation for a group Friday night at 8:00, and we had to wait 45 minutes for our table. I've worked in restaurants myself and understand that you can't force people to leave to give someone else a table, but it was just a frustrating experience. If your restaurant is so busy all the time, perhaps you just shouldn't take reservations for groups. We would have happily gone to a restaurant that seats a group more easily. Other than that, the food, wine, and ambiance were lovely as always.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful and serviceFood was wonderful and service was outstanding. Great night out to celebrate a birthday.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great decor,Delicious food, great decor, wonderful service, reasonable prices. Can't ask for more than that!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMexceptional service and food.exceptional service and food. A wonderful Lunch or Dinner Restaurant3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable food...so muchUnbelievable food...so much to choose, we HAVE to go back!! I would recommend the baked feta appetizer...full of flavor! I got my husband to eat the black kale salad...and he finished it for me!! Great staff too! It is a very busy place so make reservations! Enjoy!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy food - vibrant.Really busy and fun place. Tables are close together.
Every dish is tasty. My favorite is pasta #5 - it's a simple baked pasta that is cheesy and a delicious sauce. Huge portion.
Spanikopita is awesome. Chocolate baklava is good with a scoop of ice cream and a coffee.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are very picky when itWe are very picky when it comes to food, and there was not a single thing we ordered that was bad! will definitely come back. The service was great too.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint place with great foodI have to say my husband and I were pretty impressed with Stella's overall. We were running late due to terrible traffic and they called to see if we were still coming. By the time we got there it was 20 minutes after our reservation and they still sat us which we were very thankful for. They just made us aware that there was another reservation for our table in an hour. The service was a tad slow but it was busy in there so not much of a bother. The food was great! We're used to eating at chain food restaurants and this was so much better! There was so inch flavor in everything and decent portions for the price. We live 2.5 hours from Richmond and my husband said he would find a reason to come back to Richmond to eat at Stella's again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinnerWe had an excellent dinner at Stella's. Our waiter was outstanding as he was knowledgable about the menu. Each of our entree's were cooked to perfection. My wife had the spaghetti and I had a shrimp pasta dish. The chocolate baklava was superb. Great evening out.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat! You reallyAlways a treat! You really have to plan ahead to get a table during the 6:00 to 8:30 period. If you show up without a reservation, they MAY be able to seat you at the bar or the large "Communal Table" in the middle of the dining room. It is well worth planning ahead! The normal menu has any number of delightful offeriings and we've never had any of their specials that were not, indeed, special.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are Stella regulars andWe are Stella regulars and it never disappoints. Our last visit was Thursday night when 1"-5" of snow was predicted. I ordered the special Pasta #5 for the first time and was able to eat maybe a 4th of it! It could have snowed 50" and I would have had enough dellicious pasta to last me until the thaw! I have never seen such a large amount of food for one dish!1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group had the best time,Our group had the best time, great service, great food at a reasonable price. It took us two months to land reservations at a decent time and it was well worth the wait. Can't wait to go back again soon.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnfailingly wonderful! TheUnfailingly wonderful! The food and service were outstanding. Even though we made reservations almost a month ahead, we had to take a 5:30 reservation on New Years Eve. It worked in our favor for while it was crowded, it was not as loud as it can be later in the evening. They had wonderful sounding specials for NYE (we stuck to old favorites.) The staff does a great job of helping each other out, bringing food to the table, refilling glasses, etc. One of our party ordered the Special No. 5 Pasta. It was big enough to feed the party of six! She ate for about 15 minutes and it looked as if she hadn't started yet - I think it was growing while she was eating!! If you'd like to have enough food for several meals this is the dish.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM