Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant
The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Stella Marina Bar and Restaurant will be happy to help you with anything you may need. The menu is sure to have something for everyone from full entrées to sandwiches and salads perfect for lunch. One popular choice is the pizza figi: a pizza served with goat cheese, caramelized onions, dried figs and rosemary. Choose from the extensive wine and beer list or a cocktail to enjoy with your meal.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
locally sourced rib chop, long hot peppers, broccoli rabe, garlic, crispy potato
with cocktail sauce & mignonette
(choice of 2 pastas w/ sauce) Pasta: Rigatoni, Penne, or Orecchiette. Sauce: Vodka, Bolognese, Tomato-basil, Zingara
We have been very loyal diners and big fans of Stella for many many years! Ate there no less than 50 times. This experience was horrific! What should have been a special dining experience on Father’s Day with husband, son and daughter in law and grand kids turned into a terrible experience. We were made to feel like a nuisance because we asked if we could add 2 more diners and we would squeeze the kids in no problem. They made us feel so awkward 2 of the diners left and when our table was finally available we found there was not only ample room for additional 2 but there were 15 empty tables the whole time we were there. This was after being told they only allow 6 people at a time outdoor and we explained we had children so they could not dine inside and the hostess very snidely said “well WHY can’t they eat indoors!?”… did we really have to explain COVID to this person!?
I understand it is difficult to fin help right now however that is no reason to make people feel like a bother when having a nice meal.
We were not impatient or demanding at all and I resent being treated so poorly. I’m sad about this because I truly lived this restaurant.
Friends birthday. Service and food was great
Terrific outdoor dining experience. Beautiful evening to be outside looking at the Asbury Park Boardwalk and the ocean. Food was good but not extraordinary. Service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and a very nice young man.
It was okay. The service started great but fell off halfway thru the meal. We decided not to get dessert because we were afraid we’d be there another hour. Dishes piled up on our table, empty water glasses. I was a little disappointed.
We enjoyed our night. Food and wine were excellent.
Family from California are in for a family wedding. We wanted to take them somewhere special. We weren’t disappointed. Food & Service was top notch. Would recommend it for all occasions.
The highlight of this restaurant is it’s location and outdoor space. The food was good but not great. The service was good but not great. The drinks were good but not great. You get the idea. But you are right on the boardwalk with an upstairs balcony and a downstairs patio and that can’t be beat. But your paying high quality food prices for just average food.
Joe our server was rude and did not know the menu at all. Non alcoholic drink was the same price as the drink with alcohol. When we mentioned it to our server his response was, yea I noticed that too and walked away! The shrimp plater that we were told serves 3 people was barely enough for one. Pasta was stale as if it were sitting under the warmer for awhile. The flourless chocolate cake was soft and mushy. When we mentioned this to the manager he was ruder than our server. Very disappointed!
Everything was great. Happy to be back in AP at Stella Marina. Staff was friendly and helpful.
We’re locals and by far our favorite restaurant! Always a lovely experience with delicious food!
Enjoyed dinner , usually noisy here , they are training new staff which is a good thing ! Will recommend and will go back
Good was cold that should have been hot. Service very slow for a non busy place
We were a part of 8 for my daughters graduation. She wanted to go there soooo bad lol. Our waiter and the kitchen staff were very patient as my party had never been to an authentic Italian restaurant before. I changed the reservation 3 times. Started with 6 people, then 7, and ended up with 8. The Hostess (think her name was Clare) was very understanding and accommodating. Our Waiter Sam explained ingredients and actually brought some out for us to see.Food was amazing.
Service very slow Not the server's fault restaurant is understaffed
Good food but service suboptimal Could not get a hot cup of coffee despite two attempts. Nice to sit outside but setting takes away from restaurant ambiance
I was a little hesitant in making a reservation after reading some of the reviews but really glad that I chose to ignore and give the place a try. Great food, service and views of Ocean what more can you ask for??
Thank you Mariela, for choosing to join us and the great 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you again soon! -Stella Marina Management
Stella Marina is a good restaurant for special occasions; the food is good (though a little pricey), the atmosphere is lovely and the service is top notch. My only negative is that for an Italian restaurant the bread could be better !
Everything was great, even the wait staff. The only issue we came to find out is the pasta they serve is a bit on the al debate side, and that’s coming from an Italian. That appears to be a staple on how they cook their pasta so if that’s what you like, go for it. My personal opinion, I’d only go back for an appetizer or two with a drink and nothing more. Our waiter was great though, very attentive and polite.
A little disappointed. Pricey and the portions were small. Chilean Sea Bass was served with skin, which was off putting.
Wait staff was so friendly, fun, and attentive!
So awesome to be able to sit at high top table with friends enjoying some burrata appetizer along with the famous Papparadelle Bolognese which is my favorite, desert was divine- we ordered the Zabaglione! I love Stella Marina!
Food was excellent. Wait staff all around added to a fun evening out.
Service was unprofessional, slow (we sat down at 915, so past peak service). Our server was frantic, shouting at another server while taking our order. Wasnt listening and had to come back to recheck our order her just wrote down because he wasn’t listening. Brought us a martini with a lime. When we questioned this, he said ohh just taste it, I’ll bring you olives later. Very bizarre fine dining.
Stella Marina is Ocean front and has very good food. This was the fourth time for dinner and the overall experience was “average” at best. The service was slow at the start and server seemed stressed. The entrees and wine were delicious and will return hoping they work out the kinks in their service.
A little hot inside but otherwise great food and amazing service!
Floor manager helped guide understaffed waitstaff through a busy Saturday night. Good time
First time for me and my girlfriend. Waitress was awesome she treated us very well.
food was delish and definitely will go back
Always good food and service!
Excellent food, and service! Price just right. Great time!
Excellent food and service!!
Food was GREAT. The waitress was fantastic. She was friendly and very accommodating! She made the evening amazing. Can't wait to go back!
Poor service. Food came out WAY TOO FAST. Server was not knowledgeable about menu. Very disappointed
Good food, decent ambiance, good wait staff and a lot of young kids bussing and bringing food out that needed to be better trained.
Absolutely perfect. My wife and I enjoyed "date night" and the food was delicious. They were friendly and made us feel like royalty.
Buzzy fun place with good food overlooking the ocean. Not the very best food but good solid food and great ambiance. Absolutely worth a visit.
Salmon is fantastic and the best pork chop we have ever had.
Mine and my family’s favorite place to go ALWAYS management is great, and the servers are always super nice. We will be a forever foodie here!
Taylor was an incredible bartender. So friendly, attentive and talented. We so appreciate everyone’s hard work and professionalism. Every customer needs to be patient and understanding during this reopening time. The Stella team is doing a great job!
Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 775-7776.
Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.