Very NiceThe food was very good. The place and service was great. I will be going back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early reservationWe had an early reservation on Mother's day and were seated immediately. Service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves a good deal. Restaurant is well appointed and muted. Seems more like a dinner spot than lunch but we certainly liked it. The one mild negative is for the quality of the food, they could use a more extensive wine menu. None the less there are certainly some fine choices and a decent range of values.
We are anxious to try it again for dinner5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food!This is the second time I have been to this restaurant and it is excellent in all respects. The food was great, the service superb and the atmosphere quiet - great for a birthday lunch for my friend, who received a complimentary serving of tiramisu. There were not many customers when I was here - hope they can make it because it is such a good restaurant with reasonable prices.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst-time Visitors won't RepeatThe food was outstanding. The fried calamari was crispy and not chewy. My wife's melanzane was perfection and my osso buso was outstanding: plentiful and delicious. Our server was an excellent salesperson and could have given hospitality lessons to the owner who was present but who chose not to even say hello. We were first-time visitors as we indicated on our Open Table reservation and the restaurant was very unbusy with only about three other tables in use. Yet, the owner passed by us multiple times and could not be bothered to check on our satisfaction or thank us for coming in. The best we got out of him was his shouted "thank you" from the back corner of the bar where he was chatting up others. He could and should have done better.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined at Della StellaWe have dined at Della Stella in SF and enjoyed the experience. We tried Stelle Bistro for the first time and also enjoyed the experience. The ambiance is comfortable and close to the Lesher theater, so it is great for pre/post theater dining. Food was well prepared and tasty. The service was excellent. Prices are reasonable. They feature a Happy Hour drinks and menu at there spacious bar. Definitely will return.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice but service needs improvementWe attended for restaurant week and immediately were sat for our reservation. The hostess was quiet but friendly and returned a smile when she greeted us. We chose from the Pre-fixe menu, which had a nice selection. After we ordered we received salads and our entrees but we had to ask for the Bruchetta listed on the menu. We found the food to be good but nothing too spectacular. In fact, the chicken entree was pretty dry. I found the servers and staff kept trying to clear plates without waiting for everyone at the table to finish their course. At the end of the meal we felt rushed out.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the SaltimboccaWe enjoyed the Saltimbocca and the Papperdelle & Sausage. Both fit the quality of Cafe Delle Stella in both Walnut Creek and San Francisco. The pleasant surprise was the Empenada, a Peruvian dish in an Italian Restaurant. Thanks to Robert the bartender for making us a customized cocktail.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service, Good foodIt was a busy evening, but our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiter was busy, but didn't try to rush us at all, and he was helpful when questioned about the menu. I thought his question about wheather we had a show time was thoughtful, this is not a common question.
My date had the Sole which was tasty. My Osso Buco was excellent, however, a bit more of the tasty polenta would have been nice.
Noisy, no draperies or wall hangings to muffle the sound.
The other couple asked for seperate checks, instead he split it. Not the same thing at all. I'm still not sure he did it correctly since we didn't get a breakdown. We are close friends, but if they wanted to buy our dinner they would have asked.
Over all, we will go back again!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally tasty food. An updatedReally tasty food. An updated reminder of the days at Della Stella but even better4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm so glad that Stelle isI'm so glad that Stelle is back in Walnut Creek. The salmon is wonderful!
Had great service and a fun evening.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHugo, the owner, has a passionHugo, the owner, has a passion for customer service and great food; he's always wanting to improve where possible. Stelle Bistro is a welcome addition to the Diablo Valley dining scene in the tradition of our beloved Caffe Delle Stelle. Buon Appetito!
Guglielmo3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMStelle Bistro is in a brandStelle Bistro is in a brand new location, and my friend was eager to try it. When we went for lunch last week, we went early (11:30) because my friend has to pick up her children from school. We were the only diners in the restaurant at that early time. We had the waiter's complete and full attention, and he gave us excellent service. My spinach salad was definitely nothing exciting; my friend ordered the scallops, which she said were good. The presentation on the shells was beautiful, however. My friend, who was familiar with how the space had looked previously, said that they had done a very nice job redecorating it for the new restaurant. We will have to try it again and see how some of the pasta dishes are.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad that Stelle Bistro is Here!We are so happy that Stelle Bistro is open in Walnut Creek. We were really sad when Caffe delle Stelle closed. Hugo and the team are absolutely amazing. They are charming, fun, and provide great service. The food is absolutely delicious: Saltimobocca is an absolute must! The lomo saltado is a modern take on a classic dish and is wonderful. They even manage to keep the fries from getting soggy. The bread and dip before dinner are delicious -- one of our daughters could make a meal out of that alone! We are so glad that this neighborhood gem is back and look forward to many more visits.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM