Stella's Restaurant - Richmond
Stella's Restaurant - Richmond

Stella's Restaurant - Richmond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 8043582011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Stella's Restaurant - Richmond
Stella’s honors rustic & modern Greek cuisine, bringing the freshest ingredients & Mediterranean fare table side.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Stella's Restaurant - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (100)fit for foodies (77)special occasion (52)hot spot (38)romantic (37)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (24)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (13)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always Great for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My coworkers and I come here at least once every 2 weeks (or more) for lunch and absolutely love the service and food. We've become so much of a regular, they usually know what we're going to order!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    adwasm
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It took waiting for almost a month for a weekend reservation at a decent time, but it was worth the wait. The service was great, the food was everything the reviews say... delicious. I'm not an expert on Greek food, but everything we had tasted awesome and the place itself was a cool, little restaurant with good ambiance. I'll definitely make my way back there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner for dear friend
    RenaeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We both love Stella's so this was a natural choice for my good friend's birthday dinner. We both commented several times on our young waitress' professionalism, skill and attentiveness. We shared spanakopita and fried squid appetizers with our drinks. These were perfection and quite large portions, so we decided to share an entree, while enjoying a lovely red wine our waitress suggested. The shrimp with feta was fabulous and just enough. However, a birthday is not complete without dessert so we each ordered the rustic peach tart, after learning that our first choice, was still in the oven. Just as we got our check our waitress brought us each warm, small portions of our first choice in to go boxes. What a thoughtful touch! Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    Foodie7577VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is always incredible and the staff is great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    EEW1452
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is authentic Greek and absolutely delicious! Our server was extremely knowledgable, gracious, and kind. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and noisy
    Marsha
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is our third visit to Stella's. The last visit was more than a year ago. They are doing great business and perhaps have added more tables in a very small space. This causes you to eat very close to neighbors on either side of you. Many people like this but we found conversation at our table to be almost impossible. A pretty high stress environment and the noise level is very high. The food is what brings customers to this restaurant; certainly not the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • two words:
    RVASusan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Bright White , cocktail that is. order one. you can't get one just anywhere. The Cypriot salad w fennel aNd pistachios is also delicious.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the seafood special
    rvajean
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant was buzzing at 5:30pm. Our waitress was efficient and prompt. Loved the octopus appetizer. We have been here a few times and I always love the seafood special. This time it was rockfish over a delicious risotto. My husband had the crabcakes which he enjoyed. Too full for dessert. Will gladly return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food. Enjoyed it. Beautiful place & nice location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lkynana
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Richmond! The food is ALWAYS delicious, service is excellent, and the location is very convenient. Reservations are always nice to have but we have found if you arrive late there is always a seat available. We have never had a bad meal and eat there quite a lot. Leftovers are always enjoyed the following day!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot for Our Anniversary
    NorthsideRVADiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We celebrated our 18th Anniversary at Stella's and it was perfect. The staff was engaging and friendly, the atmosphere was vibrant and the food was phenomenal. Stella's is one of our "go to" places in RVA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2d visit
    Puchkin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    still a superb kitchen, knowledgeable staff, wide Greek menu, reasonable pricing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynnjackberry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We Had a wonderful time at Stella's. we had a family friend in town. He thought it was awesome. Thanks to the staff for everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Stella's is a gem. Excellent and authentic food that has you wanting to come back even while you are still there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety of authentic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service and food. Tables are a little too close together and conversation of adjacent customers were heard and I needed to adjust my normal volume down a bit as to not disturb them. (Something to think about if your evening there will be a moment of sharing confidential/private information.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    Nole
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went out with another couple for dinner. We all had a blast. The food was great, service excellent, overall could not have been better. Have also been there for lunch and enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining in Richmond, VA
    RichmondExec
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This has to be my favorite place to dine in Richmond, VA. It is a small, neighborhood restaurant that serves wonderful Greek food and offers an excellent array of wines. Customer service could not be better. The food is served looking like a page from Bon Appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food bring ear plugs
    beinghonest
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You won't find better prepared Greek style dining but the noise level in the restsurant is so high its virtually impossible to enjoy it. How to spoil an evening!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the perfect place to go on a date night or for lunch! Never disappoints. This is my go to place for good food and great service! The community table gives you the chance to get to know other people while eating great food. Over all a great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Date Night
    bails4food
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating being reunited after weeks of travel apart and Stella's was perfect! The atmosphere is warm and romantic, and yet homey and casual. The service was excellent; we never needed to ask for anything. Our server knew what we wanted before we did. It was nice to be able to focus on each other and not the logistics of dinner. This was one of my few experiences in Richmond that reminded me of the level of service and food quality of Charleston, SC. Thank you Stella's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Greek Food in VA
    Funfoodgirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I constantly crave this amazing food and drive over an hour to eat here. It's as good as my in-laws cooking and as good as what I've had in Greece.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. We were just a table of two and the seating was extremely tight, we could hear the exact conversations of the tables on either side of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy.
    RVAborn
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was yummy. Pork under cooked and they had to take it back. They said sorry but of course it dragged out our dinner and then our food was not at the same time. They did nothing for us to make the bad better. Food was good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AB820
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I thouroughly enjoy Stella's every time I go. It's perfect for a any occasion & you never leave hungry that's for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Spot, Great Food
    withgladness
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner. It was our first time in the new location - a perfect place and meal for his birthday. We really enjoyed the menu (sometimes difficult because I'm vegan) and found the service and the wine delightful. We will definitely go back for another special date night or birthday meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Bruce
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Strella's is a great place to eat. Staff was very accomodating and and helpful, going above and beyon. Seating was great and the food excellent. We had family from out of town and everyone was very impressed and pleased with the menu selections and the food they ordered. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great always! Service was really slow and it was hard to find room in the table for every thing surrounded by our dirty dishes and glasses. However it was completely enjoyable since we had great company and were in no rush. Just a fyi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • margaret
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always outstanding but VERY noisy! Food superb as was service. Very affordable too. But the level of noise is tough for anyone over 40!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a pleasure
    msjudyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been to Stella's several times for lunch and enjoyed it. This was our first dinner at the restaurant, and it exceeded our expectations in terms of food and ambience. Service is consistently excellent. It is noisy but very delicious and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I loved the food. Good size portions. Overall, great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not the best!
    FeedingFisher
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Stella's has a great reputation and a huge following of dedicated customers. I had not visited the new location since the re opening in 2011. The appetizers (teropita and the 3 dip sampler) were GOOD. Not great. Our entrees (#5 pasta with meat sauce and pastichio) were good and even better the next day as leftovers. Our server did a good job but was nothing special. Stella's is loud and very crowded as it is a neighborhood favorite. If you don't have a reservation, you will wait 30-45 minutes. If you would rather have a quieter more intimate environment with comparable (or better) food, I would go to Greek Islands on Broad. If you like a vibrant busy restaurant with good food, Stella's is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food
    Dallasfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant had great food. We shared several meze dishes and it was enough for a meal. The restaurant was very full and quite loud though. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Gem!
    NJFoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Stella's is small & most tables are set up for 2. The service is top notch, the menu is unique & hard to pick one item. We ordered $10 Greek salad which was spot on, w/ the salad dressing balance was perfect,good for 3 or 4 people! We ordered the shrimp appitizer in a tomato sauce, the sauce was yummy w/the shrimp. We sharred the meatball appitizer, but would not order again, a little dry. All the items we shared were v good, along w/ a greek red table wine! The bread is GOOD!! For dessert,ice cream was so good,the chocloate mouse pie, yummy. The building/ceiling tiles make it very loud to talk if you had a group, so 2-5 folks is best for Stella's noise issue. Good BAR scence, many singles & friends of all ages, Great will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Richmondgirl
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Stella's has both traditional Greek dishes and some new cuisine. The moussaka was incredible - perhaps the best I've ever tasted. The service was great - knowledgable, attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek, delicious and brilliant
    JeffM
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food and gorgeous, thoughtful design. The helopitas are delicious yet unavailable in other Richmond Greek restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella's is the best
    CMitch
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Can't believe this was our first time. We've already been back again and know we will go back often. The food is phenomenal, the service is impeccable. Best filet I have EVER had. And killer baklava. Everything was outstanding! What a gem!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty food, very tight seating
    BobTheBuilderVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've never really been served authentic Greek food before, so was not sure what to expect. At the suggestion of the server, I chose an entree that was a sampler of their foods... Don't ask what it was called- it had a lot of t's and z's in the name :) We enjoyed the excellent food and service. Con- I requested a 'quiet table' in my OpenTable reservation, and booked an early 5 pm seating. Seating is tight, side-by-side. We were the first couple seated. Within 10 minutes, the hostess proceeded to seat a boisterous couple next to us, when she had an apparent choice of 15 other tables in the room. Lesson- don't go expecting 'quiet, romantic, or private.' Expect that if you need the salt, you can ask someone at the table 18" away. :(
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    AndreaZ63VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been living in Richmond for so many years -- I can't believe that I have never heard of or tried Stella's before this night! It was truly great dining. We will be back to this place for sure!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food for Brunch or Dinner
    pianalyst
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have had many excellent dining experiences at Stella's Restaurant. The food is always delicious, the ambiance comfortable, and the service friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yes, its that good!
    lr2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A quick google search on Stella's and you'll find nothing but 4 and 5 star reviews - because they earned it! The food and ambience are fantastic. Every dish I've had has been nothing short of amazing. Whether I've been here for a quiet dinner with 1 person or a group of 6, I've enjoyed it each and every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic