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Stella Restaurant, Ventnor, NJ
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Stella Restaurant

4.9
4.9
607 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stella is a BYOB offering chef driven quality ingredients in a relaxed casual atmosphere. The LoBianco family has owned and operated restaurants down the shore for over 15 years and have earned the reputation of personable service ​and excellent food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 607 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Contemporary American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Innovative

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic City

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was a little disappointed. For $30-$40 an entree I was expecting great food. This was just ok. My date said that we could have stayed home and overcooked fish ourselves. There are so many great restaurants on the Ventnor “go to” list. This will definitely not be one of them. The service was great. Staff was friendly and we were seated right away and didn’t feel rushed.
  2. GN

    GaryN

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good experience, lack of bread was disappointing
  3. O

    Outoftowner

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service, as always.
  4. LL

    LanaLOD

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Solid meal. Great service and atmosphere.
  5. VS

    VincentS

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Looking forward to the next visit, hopefully soon!
  6. C

    Cathy

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is like a New York storefront restaurant. A romantic setting for a delightful meal. We started with the stuffed dates, all I can say is YUM. This was followed by the short rib dinner and the sole. All were well prepared and delicious. No room for dessert but the coffee was a perfect end. I heartily recommend this restaurant.
  7. MO

    MaryOnTheSquare

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point with friendly service , fabulous and delicious food that is always sold hot a favorite of ours
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. The staff, food, and ambiance were incredible. My wife and I dine out often and Stella will be at the top of our “go to” restaurants for a fabulous experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is truly excellent; ambiance is nice....cozy and hip.
  10. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, reasonably priced.
  11. PA

    PatriceA

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time diners but wont be our last! Went for NYE before a concert in AC and had a wonderful time. Servers were polite and friendly ( altho forgot little things like extra anchovies on 1 salad and dressing on the side for another ) Always worried about Prix Fix but Stellas had plenty of options for us all -highly recommended
  12. CA

    ChrisA

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming staff, great service, and the food delicious. The Labne salad, stuffed dates, and short rib are our family favorites.
  13. EG

    ElaineG

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our New Year’s Eve tradition is to eat at Stella prior to going to a concert. There is something very special about Stella. The food is extraordinary. It is simple food, made in such a way as to elevate it to the highest gastronomic levels. Absolutely delicious. The waitstaff is not harried and does not rush the guests. They decorate with balloons and favors for New Year’s and offer a drink for a toast. Most people realize that indoor voices should be used. Occasionally a table of 8 inebriated people can get rambunctious, but the waitstaff is able to redirect them into a quieter mode. The best thing is that eating at Stella is a memorable experience. One remembers the short rib, apple pie, and pasta long after, recalling the care taken with each dish. I wish there were more stars to give this restaurant.
  14. HL

    HeatherL

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal new years dinner ! The food and service were just perfect ! Always one of our favorite restaurants and this dinner did not disappoint!!!
  15. JK

    JeffreyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we admit to being long time regulars, but there is no better place to enjoy the great ambiance, service and excellent food than Stella. Having had everything on the menu, there are no bad choices, the music and the staff put you in a good mood, and you are relaxed and never rushed.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice quaint restaurant in Ventnor. The ambiance was romantic. Food was excellent. I really liked the mussels, mushroom app, and salmon. The menu is very limited and I wish their hours were a little longer. But overall, very good! Will definitely be back.
  18. g

    gourmetfish

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love Stella; great local BYOB. We've never been disappointed!
  19. A

    Anita

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is outstanding and I've been fortunate to dine at some of the nicest restaurants in the US. The music perfectly piped in is excellent as well. One of our favorite places to dine
  21. B

    Berm

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. Service was excellent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great experience dining at Stella for the first time this weekend. Food was very tasty and thoughtfully prepared. We loved the caponata with the burrata. Chicken and veal dishes were piping hot and both had unique sauces and flavors. I can’t stand when restaurants serve the same sauce with three different dishes and try to pass them off as unique. The whipped potatoes were delicious as was the gemelli pasta. Service was attentive and friendly. Overall the pace was on the comfortable side of slow. We weren’t in a hurry and felt like weren’t being pressured to leave. Stella is a nicely decorated space with higher end looking finished. Note that this is a byob which is great because it isn’t a cheap restaurant, and this gave us the opportunity to bring a great bottle of wine to enjoy. I would say that the quality of the food justified the asking price. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend. I suspect that this is a tough reservation to get in the summertime so give it a try before then.
  23. MA

    MarjorieA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful meal at Stella. Food is creative and so good. Attentive, , friendly staff
  24. SS

    SusanS

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional! We love this place. Food is outstanding and everyone there is working to make the experience spectacular
  25. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Stella several times and never had a bad meal. Great place!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an incredible meal and service experience at Stella!
  27. J

    Jenny

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! Lemon sole to die for. Love the ambiance too
  28. MP

    MaureenP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a consistently wonderful restaurant; I particularly love their short ribs.
  29. AH

    AHS92142

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, staff was friendly & food was delicious. We've never had anything we didn't like. Their Italian dishes are totally different from your typical Italian restaurant.
  30. J

    Jacki

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stella is always fantastic!
  31. X

    sublimeX4me

    Philadelphia

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bread is an appetizer that you can order. We shared a Caesar salad and it was garlicky and good. The portion was generous. I had the squid ink tagliatelle, which was delicious. It was enough that I took half home. My husband had the paella, that he found very special and delicious. No room for dessert. We wish that we were informed that there is a surcharge for using credit cards. Although on both dinner and dessert menus it was stated that they have an atm. When we inquired about this from our waitress, she informed us that it was removed the week before.
  32. W

    Wonderful

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great place.
  33. C

    Caren

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our meal and the waitress was adorable and informed
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the chicken dinner and it was perfectly cooked and moist. My date ordered the sausage and spaghetti which was good but had very little sausage. We had the mussels for and app and they were delicious. For dessert the chocolate torte was wonderful!
  35. DG

    DianeG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant with great atmosphere. From the salads to our meals, everything was delightful. Our main entrees included the veal dish and the eggplant. Never tasted veal so tender. It was a 5 star dish. My eggplant was a large serving with the most tender eggplant and not overly cheesy. It was delicious. We started with the bread plate and Cesar salad. Everything was 5 stars. A true gem of a restaurant in this area. We’re still talking about our experience and it’s 24 hours later. A must try.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible! The food was amazing and the decor and atmosphere were beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!
  37. MS

    MattS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always outstanding. We love it there.
  38. RD

    RichD

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner but very hard to get a reservation. We had Labne salad which is excellent. Salmon and Sole were perfectly prepared. Would like to see the credit card service charge eliminated as menu prices have been raised.
  39. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Eggplant and the veal were excellent. Of course we ate too much! Yum
  40. OC

    OCMidge

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time to Stella's I love the atmosphere and the food. I took friends there who did not know about it, they too loved it and will return on their own. I also have recommended it to friends who have gone for dinner and really liked it. I think it is a winner.

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 607 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 5 times today
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

  • 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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