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Stella Restaurant, Ventnor, NJ

Stella Restaurant

4.8
4.8
563 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 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–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 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. W

    Wonderful

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing….service was terrific….the value doesnt get any better.
  2. KD

    KathyD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Eggplant was delicious- date appetizer was yummy as well.. very pleasantly surprised at how the noise level in the full room was very moderate.. made the dinner and conversation even a better experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything great. Chairs not comfortable.
  4. F

    Foodie3

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food. Wonderful service. Perfect for everyday dinner, business meal or special occasion.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole dining experience was fabulous
  6. F

    Foody

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is consistently wonderful
  7. TO

    loveTOdine

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening at Stella -as always. We shared the bacon wrapped dates and each ordered the veal dish. This is our favorite veal dish, pounded really thin, not fried, and topped with eggplant -tender and delicious- the pasta on the side had this amazing -creamy but light tasting sauce on it. We have had almost everything on the menu since we’ve been coming here - you can’t go wrong!!
  8. MB

    MimiB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love me some Stella! Whenever we visit Ventnor or the area this is a MUST dining experience! The staff always friendly & welcoming no matter how busy …. And they are busy! The food is consistent and delicious! I wouldn’t hesitate to send anyone here. Just go you won’t be sorry!
  9. JY

    JosephY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely best place for great food Going back soon
  10. J

    Jkeller

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding! Highly recommend and will definitely go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back soon.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Rude hostess - you have to pay for a “bread service” - food was rushed out -
  13. CL

    CityLady52

    Philadelphia

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    welcoming zen decor, wonderful owners, great food. meatballs w polenta, white anchovie app. veal eggplant dish. tough res to get in season.
  14. O

    Outoftowner

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Food was well prepared and service was attentive without being intrusive, and well paced.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely deliciout ,HOT well prepared dining experience! I had that squid ink clam and pasta dish. Loved every bite! We started off dinner with a scrumptious bowl of mussels served with a 1/2 loaf loaf of bread(no charge ) Great meal, well prepared, excellent flavors! Thanks Vince and Staff.♥️
  16. AL

    ALANT

    Philadelphia

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food as always. Down to earth pleasant experience. BYOB and a 'go to' restaurant!
  17. j

    juliejam

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the Veal and Eggplant. Stuffed dates and Labne salad were excellent. Sat outside where there was a fair bit of traffic and folks down for the holiday. It was late and service was attentive. Was not aware it was BYOB.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food
  19. LN

    LongportNJLover

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always outstanding!
  20. GM

    GuyM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great. ! Cozy atmosphere
  21. l

    love2dine

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I dream about the stuffed dates appetizer; Labneh salad never disappoints. The short rib was tender and fall-apart delicious....great neighborhood gem with outdoor seating - adore the fact it's family-owned and BYOB!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the servers were very friendly. I highly recommend the blueberry pie for dessert.
  23. SD

    StephenD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time here. .We had a delicious meal.The service was excellent and the staff was friendly.We will be coming back for sure. Thank you.
  24. m

    marck

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, server was terrific and attentive. Food delicious
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great decor and wonderful service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food preparation! Probably the best food I have used it at the shore all summer. from the minute you walk through the door you feel as if you're in line supper club. Very chic. ood is carefully prepared and served HOT and delicious. A scrumptious meal. Enjoyed the grilled Romaine salad, Veal with eggplant and Mozzarella. Can't wait to go back again.The restaurant star of the summer!
  27. RR

    RichardR

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the relaxed atmosphere and staff are wonderful! It’s definitely one of our favorite restaurants at the NJ shore!
  28. h

    harrietb

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a reliable excellent restaurant with quality food!
  29. B

    Berm

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good service made for a wonderful dinner.
  30. RD

    RichD

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great preparation and excellent service. Blueberry pie was delicious but tiny.
  31. N

    Nightowl

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great but the silverware was unacceptable. I had a bent fork for appetizer then another bent fork with chunk’s missing. Cheap diner silverware and it shows. We had one appetizer and were charged for two. Good but not great.
  32. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience in every way. Food was absolutely delicious, service fabulous, and comfortable relaxing atmosphere.. always consistent r and very good. looking forward to going back in Deptember!
  33. T

    Theresa

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, atmosphere and service were exceptional!
  34. A

    Alibaba

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall Stella was good. We were supposed to dine outside but they were running behind on their outdoor service so we ate inside instead. I liked the ambiance. The service wasn’t great. We ordered bread and long hots and it took a really long time for them to be served. And my water was never refilled. The stuffed dates were really good and everyone seemed to really like their entrees. I had the lemon sole and it was delicious. I would definitely give it another shot.
  35. R

    Renee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal at Stella. Everything we ordered was delicious from appetizers to desserts. The staff was very attentive and the restaurant has a great vibe. We are excited to go back again!
  36. EW

    EileenW

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been there in a couple of years and it felt great to get back. A friend has celiac disease and the server new exactly what to do. She pointed out all of the gluten free menu items and said she would let the kitchen know also. Even their eggplant parkmis gluten free as they use rice flour before sautéing. Everyone loved their dinner and can't wait to go again.
  37. CA

    ChrisA

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service.
  38. C

    Curly

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! Love Stella! Really appreciate the surprise birthday cake & candles for dessert! Class act! Can’t wait to return!
  39. WW

    WendW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant staff was very pleasant and the decor has a “hip” vibe but there are several areas where things fell short of the ratings. First was the bread plate, I get it that restaurants need to charge for bread these days but for the ambiance the bread was just the ordinary Italian bread that you get in every pizzeria, very disappointing. The flatware was also out of sync with the otherwise sophisticated atmosphere, again like the flatware from a diner or lesser casual restaurant. The staff was lovely but not very well trained for “better” dining.
  40. JS

    JeffreyS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Stella last night. My wife had the sausage, fennel, an pasta dish that was excellent. I had the veal with eggplant and fresh mozzarella. Also excellent. The only reason for not 5 stars was the $5 bread plate which was a .79 Baguette which is not what I expect from a restaurant that serves such well prepared food.

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 4.8 stars by 563 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 13 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 Thu–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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