Mercato Stellina Pizzeria is the fancy pizza spot in Bellevue where you should have your next Eastside date.
We loved our time at Mercato Stellina. Our waiter made the whole experience from start to finish. He noted our date night in our reservation and reserved the cutest little table that was tucked away and provided such great service! We will be back for sure.
great food, great ambiance, great service. powerful combination on this neighborhood gem.
Drew always does a great job of making you feel welcome, they have a good yet affordable wine list, and the pizza is amongst the best in the area. It never disappoints!
Great food always. Pizza and service was awesome.
I believe his name is Drew, great job and really makes all feel special!
Charming place with friendly staff and delicious food.
ALWAYS welcoming, with excellent service, food, wine and ambience.
The restaurant was wonderful. Great service and The Prosciutto di Parma pizza was delicious!
Mercato Stellina was a very pleasant surprise - the picture on its website doesn’t really do it justice. It’s a tiny place inside, but the ambience is warm and cozy with lots of tea lights, and the servers were so friendly and made sure we were taken care of. But the food...
I’ve never had such excellent gnocchi! And the speck pizza we ordered was really honestly the best part; the items listed on the menu may not sound like they go together well, but trust us, they do. We ordered a large pizza and it went pretty quickly between the four of us, so if you have a group of 3+, consider ordering another pizza to share.
Thank you Mercato Stellina! We’ll be back :)
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pickled beets salad and the two pizzas we had were good as well.
Everything was outstanding. The special, meatballs, were seriously the best I've had at a restaurant and the pizza was amazing. I'm drooling at the thought.
Really relaxed venue with fantastic food, wine and service
Came here to celebrate a special occasion and noted that in the reservation notes. Even knowing that, the service was beyond terrible. Large tables that ordered after us were served before us. Restaurant offered complimentary appetizers to make up for delay and even those were not timely. Very poor experience ruined what should have been a lovely evening
Love the live music with the dad and two daughters
Menu is basically pizza and very limited appetizers and salads. All bready items primarily. Great pizza and smoked mozzarella but too bread heavy for my tastes. Great service and wine. I’d look at it as more of a wine bar.
Service the last few times at Mercato have been slow. Food is consistent.
Delicious experience from beginning to the sweet end! Go there!
We had the house antipasto to start. Ingredients were quality and fresh, and balanced each other nicely. We tried the house red/white, which were good. For pizza, we had the Funghi. The crust was a fantastic balance of crispy with a soft, chewy inside of perfect thickness. The toppings were also great, but the sausage was overwhelming. My partner enjoyed the spice, however, so it depends on your palate.
The service was also top-notch. What stood out was the host, who I'm assuming is the owner/manager. He was friendly and went out of his way to make sure the people at each table were enjoying themselves and had what they needed.
A couple unfortunate details:
- The pizza was mostly tear-able with your hands, but some parts could have been better separated with a knife. Two problems with this: the knives given were too dull and bendy to cut the crust, and the pizza is set on top a wood block, so you can't really apply pressure to the board underneath without tipping it over.
- Sitting outside had a nice atmosphere, but the sidewalk has an incline, which makes sitting in the chairs uncomfortable. Additionally, the chairs were thin metal without much support. If I wasn't careful, my butt would fall through the back. It was altogether uncomfortable.
- The price for what we got was a little high. Given the quality, it wasn't too upsetting, but the antipasto was ~$12 and the pizza ~$20. This wouldn't be that bad, but the portion sizes were small, considering the price. The sizes were perfect, appetite-wise, though, so it'd be nice if they could just lower the prices a bit, or at least work on the silverware and chair issues mentioned above.
The first two bullets are why I rated Ambiance as Poor. Besides these issues, the ambiance was actually very nice. The restaurant is small, but is clean and pleasing to the eye.
I'm crossing my fingers this place works out these small details, as it really was great food and I'm hoping they stick around for a while.
Fun place to eat. The service was wonderful and delicious food. You could tell that there were several repeat customers, which is always a good sign for a great restaurant.
It's one of our favorite spots for sure but something was a little off this time. Pizza that we always get just wasn't quite the same. Not sure if some ingredients changed. Service was a little slow too
The music was loud. We avoided the worst of the noise by sitting in the booth by the kitchen--otherwise we might have had trouble conversing.
Drew and Co do a great job
Juan was amazing - letting our kids quiz him while he made pizzas.
The food was very disappointing and the service friendly but very slow. The open table menu was quite different from the one they provided as well. Waste of a night.
Always a good choice. Staff did a great job accommodating our request to sit outside and meet our 9 pm deadline.
Very poor and rather weird service. We will not be back.
Mercato Stellina is a local favorite with great staff and amazing food. Their creative menu uses fresh ingredients and always meets expectations. They have gluten free options available, and the staff is more than happy to work with any dietary restrictions. If you're looking for yummy pizza, this is your place!
Pizza place a little different and more polished than the average. Fun to be at especially with friends/family. Nice sidewalk seating on Old Main Street; good people watching spot.
We love it here- personal size or regular for every pizza. Great apps and salads.
The pizza was excellent ( thin crust, great taste)
Service was great
Great place for a pizza, a salad and a beer/wine drink or two. Reservations unfold promptly, the manager usually stops by your table, and the wait staff does a nice job. We have a light meal here every week or two, and it season it is nice to sit out doors with the front of the restaurant in open air mode.
Consistently good and never disappoints!
Mercato Stellino never disappoints - great food. Consistently delicious. And don't get me started on the friendly service. My favorite salad in the entire city is there with the Spring Greens, tuna and egg. Wow!
Girlfriends and I came to try everything on a Saturday evening. We enjoyed the salame pizza and the salsiccia with broccolini and porcini crema- rich! The tiramisu and the wine were delish. Our favorite thing was the burrata with honeycomb and sea salt cracker in the beginning. Special!
It was really busy. We were at a small table for four. VERY noisy!
This is a great little pizzeria to get authentic pizza - not the big American-type pizza. Nice wines and salads. They are also very kid-friendly - they'll make your little ones individual plain cheese pizzas or individual pepperoni pizzas that they will love.
Upscale pizzerie serves quality food. Prosciuto di Parma w Arugula was so good. Went there on a Saturday at 6:30pm and the place was literally packed, so a reservation is recommended if you visit this restaurant at peak hours. Finding a parking slot can be a challenge.
Great salads, tapas and pizza to share with family or friends, one of our casual favorites. Service is always friendly.
The food and the service are always amazing. The owner is welcoming, the pizzas are delicious and don't forget to try the tiramisu.
Quaint little place with a tight menu - not too big and not too small. Happy hour wine was pretty bad, however the full wine list offered good value in the small selection. (settled on the Chianti from Felsina). Pizzas were delicious (funghi and spicy salami). Salads were 50/50 with the marinated artichoke kinda bland and boring and the bib/beet beautiful and bright. Espresso was well done. Server was perfect mix of formal and familiar. Definitely will return.