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Stella Restaurant, Ventnor, NJ

Stella Restaurant

4.9
4.9
772 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Stella is a BYOB offering chef driven quality ingredients in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Owned by father-son team, Nicholas and Vincent LoBianco, Stella Restaurant has earned the reputation of personable service ​and excellent food over 20 years of being in business. Named Top 100 Restaurants in the United States in 2023, Stella features unique menus in a classy supper club environment.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 350-6493
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nicholas LoBianco
  • Catering
    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.
  • Neighborhood
    Ventnor City
  • Cross street
    Corner of Martindale and Washington Ave ON Ventnor Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

What 772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey

    Best Food

  • New Jersey

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic

    Best Food

  • Atlantic

    Best Service

  • Atlantic

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic

    Best Value

  • Atlantic

    Healthy

  • Atlantic

    Neighborhood gem

772 Reviews
  1. JoyS

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their salmon is always delicious. Love this restaurant

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 3rd or 4th visit, always fantastic, the food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  3. CharlesR

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We arrived on time for our reservation and were immediately seated. Looking forward to returning soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food everything was fresh and not microwaved !

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  5. keishaD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Decided on Stella for a Bday Celebration. It was a great pick. Nice ambiance, attentive stave and great food. We were pleased all around. We would definitely return!

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  6. RondaM

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella’s is our favorite restaurant! The food is fabulous, staff is spectacular and ambience is delightful. The salads, eggplant parmigiana and salmon are always delicious! We have never had a bad meal here!

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  7. Dominic

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time dining at Stella's. Amazing is an understatement!! Family owned and operated and it certainly shows. Father/son combo Chef operators and all front-of-the-house family staff. No one misses a beat, from the greeting, impeccable service, and incredible cuisine!! I would give it ten stars if I could!! I'm a former restaurateur and current culinary arts instructor. 2825 Cafe in Atlantic City is not even close to the experiences I've had at Stella's!!

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  8. stephena

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous, atmosphere was delightful, I had the company of being with other couples that we met there. What a great place my third time visiting will go back and back and back again.….. of course when I get a reservation 🤪🍷🍾

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  9. RichD

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chopped salad, salmon, blueberry pie is back. All excellent and great service. Our favorite restaurant.

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  10. Familyofsix

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Stella. The service was excellent and everything we ordered was perfect. I loved the Lemon Sole. The menu is unique and familiar at the same time. Thank for a great night.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Stella never disappoints. It’s been our favorite, intimate dining spot for several years. The food and service are consistently great. We love the cozy atmosphere too…this is why we continue to return to our preferred little gem in Ventnor.

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  12. Curly

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat right outside the kitchen. TERRIBLE table! Putting that aside, meals were fabulous! Still don’t like a 6.00 charge for bread 🤦🏼‍♀️

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff was friendly, efficient and professional.

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  14. Diner08330

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and presentation! We were so pleased to find this gem near our home that we haven't tried. So much better than casino restaurants! Small, quaint, with a NYC vibe. We will most certainly return. Great for date night.

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  15. AnneC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Eggplant and Short Ribs entrees. Outstanding. We can wait to come back again soon!

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  16. JerseyGirl

    Atlantic City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place at the shore. Love the ambiance, food, and service! Another wonderful night at Stella's!

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  17. MillieL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service good too.feel as though the portions have gotten smaller but quality is still excellent

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  18. Marcyt

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  19. SusanC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as usual! You can’t go wrong. Split grilled Romaine salad with braised short rib and salmon entrees. Polished it off with the best apple pie we’ve ever tasted. It was the most crowded I have ever seen, but superb experiences result in high demand.

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  20. Tamale

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Quite enjoyable and looking forward to returning. We started with the meatballs and polenta plus the burrata. Both fantastic. Then the veal and eggplant dish and the Short Rib. Everything delicious— short rib was outstanding. And a very fine pistachio ricotta cake for dessert. Service was seamless and perfect. Atmosphere suitable for fine dining and very comfortable. We had a reservation elsewhere but that restaurant closed to the public for the night a few days before and we needed to make a change. So very glad that happened so we could experience Stella!

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  21. RondaS

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant; really good food, excellent service and large portions.

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  22. Datenightmom

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service. Stuffed dates are to die for and the braised short was phenomenal!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pricey food that was average. $50 each entrée. Disappointing experience because we anticipated to be thrilled with our meals. We are good cooks and our bar is high for flavor, quality and uniqueness. Sea-bass portion was small.

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  24. SharonR

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, excellent service . Always Consistently good . Large portions. A family restaurant that cares.

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  25. Laur

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This BYOB is a gem! Food was totally amazing from the chop salad to the bronzino to the tiramisu. Service was also excellent.

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  26. PatriciaA

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent and the staff was very pleasant. It was a very pleasant dining experience

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  27. BOBW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for New Years Eve. This was our third year in a row going there. It was a great menu, great atmosphere. Hope to do it again next year.

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  28. mommytab

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it- my husband is a picky eater so maybe offer another chicken and pasta dish on the plainer side. We will be back!

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  29. ChowDnWestchester

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional small eclectic place on the Jersey Shore.

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  30. MattS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family loves this restaurant! The food is amazing. The staff is very attentive and always so nice. It’s one of our absolute favorites. 

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  31. SteveD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time @ Stella. Need to go more often! Phenomenal!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grilled romaine appetizer was delicious, as were the braised short ribs, and the salmon was grilled to perfection. Service was great. The tables are laid out nicely so you don’t feel crowded. Stella is our favorite dining spot on the island!

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  33. WarrenB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally enjoyable experience. Good and service were outstanding and new menu items were a treat!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 4 entrees were beautifully plated and delicious. The bread and spreads are very tasty and the restaurant is lovely.

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  35. Marcyt

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food and service.

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  36. love2dine

    Philadelphia

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always excellent, service solid Only complaint was the apple pie wasn't warmed despite our request

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  37. RichD

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad and salmon. Perfectly prepared. Apple pie with ice cream. Excellent. Never disappointed.

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  38. Loriemod

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous meal and wonderful service! Great atmosphere too. One of our favorite restaurants in Ventnor!!

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  39. Jenny

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! delicious food, lovely ambiance, and a BYOB. Always spectacular dishes.

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  40. Lembo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the Meatball appetizer is the best. Gabrella and the staff are so professional and polite. We always recommend Stella’s to everyone down the shore. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you, Stella’s!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Stella Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 350-6493.

Stella Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stella Restaurant

7303 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Martindale and Washington Ave ON Ventnor Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Ventnor City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nicholas LoBianco
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (609) 350-6493
  • Catering
    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.
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