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STELLA., Seattle, WA
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STELLA.

4.4
4.4
786 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
STELLA.
A stylish, neighborhood kitchen offering local, seasonal, and sustainable provisions, as well as recognizable, and rare craft cocktails, wine, and other interesting concoctions. Join us for jazz brunch on the weekends, late night reading parties, or afternoon aperitivo!

Located inside the Hotel Sorrento, STELLA. includes the cozy Fireside Room as well as our seasonal Star Garden. Use tags or notes to make seating requests, our full menu is available in all dining spaces!

Find our calendar of live piano and specialty dinners through the Happening's Page at www.hotelsorrento.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Northwest, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 693-3767
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paolo Pazzali
  • Private party facilities
    Indulge in refined, flavorful fare at STELLA, our casual restaurant and bar that blends modern coastal Italian cuisine with Northwest inspiration and ingredients. Dine in a historic Downtown Seattle setting, where each ingredient is carefully sourced and served for a unique culinary experience.
  • Private party contact
    Party@HotelSorrento.com: (206) 693-3767
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    Terry Avenue
  • Parking details
    Hourly valet parking available. Ample street parking nearby as well.
  • Entertainment
    Saturdays - Live Music 7pm-10pm Sundays - Live Jazz 10:30pm-1:30pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

786 Reviews
  1. HaroldW

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had one of the best chicken entree's there I've ever had. We sat by the fireplace. The food, atmosphere, and service were all great.

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  2. amym

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service by bartender. Extraordinarily informed about menu options and cocktails.

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  3. NickB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella's a great addition to your stay in Hotel Sorrento. The food, ambiance, and service is worth sticking around for dessert!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and ambiance were excellent! I had the burger and my boyfriend had the steak, both of which could have used some salt and extra seasoning. Overall, a nice experience!

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  5. WardandLori

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tony was great. He was helpful, attentive, thoughtful, and kind despite being obviously busy, making our celebration more enjoyable. We will return to Stella for the excellent service (hopefully everyone who works there serves with Tony’s skill and personality) and great food. Thank you.

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  6. Frankie

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant couldn't find our OpenTable reservation, but they were able to seat us in the Fireside Room and not in the main dining room. The tables were a bit high, but we were next to the fireplace and the atmosphere was nice. We shared the Caesar Salad - it was fine, but I expect more garlic and anchovy flavor and not a thick mayonnaise-like dressing. So, I was a little disappointed. The bread and olives we had with our cocktails were good. We also shared the bucatini pasta and that was good - not spectacular and not served really very hot. The service was friendly.

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  7. Sunny

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced wine selection Service was mediocre Location, ambience were lovely

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  8. BarbaraP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love staying in the Hotel Sorrento, enjoying drinks by the fire and dinner at Stella. I once had the best Bolognese pasta. This time we had the incredible spinach artichoke dip with the potato bread (could've stopped there). The duck was not as melt in your mouth as I would've hoped, but it had a wonderful pomegranite sauce and potatoes au gratin. Everyone is super nice. It feels old world and relaxing.

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  9. TapasLover

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service was not. Our server was nowhere to be found for long periods of time. One drink took 15 minutes to arrive. The appetizer came out about 5 minutes before the entrees. Piano player was enjoyable.

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  10. Lynnp

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had very attentive staff. The olives and bread along with a glass of wine for him and a martini for me were excellent. Then we got redrew salads thinking they were more a side but they were very large portions. I had Caesar and he had arugula. Nicely prepared. We were so full we couldn’t get dessert.

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  11. JonR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A perfect place to meet for lunch. the food was great and reasonable for a downtown restaurant. The drinks were also very good, and they definitely provided better service than most places.

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  12. FreelandWino

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    For those of us who fondly remember the old Hunt Club, Stella is definitely disappointing. The ambience is not cozy and warm but rather hard and cold. However, the food was very good for the price. My only complaint was that my duck was a little tough. The service was certainly what one has come to expect - Young, informal, not very experienced, but pleasant enough. They are not used to diners bringing in their own wine and fumbled a bit when a cork split. But, again, Stella is not the Hunt Club of the past. Overall, we enjoyed our evening and the meal.

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  13. RobinB

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hotel restaurant like you wish for. From bagel and lox to Italian small plates, salads and mains. Our fav is the chicken with chestnut puree. Well, along with truffle fries too.

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  14. DillynK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is warm, inviting, beautiful and artsy. We came to for brunch and to hear our friend Marina play piano. It was all of us first time there and we had a delightful time!

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  15. TediB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella’s is always exactly what we’re looking for. Great surroundings, fantastic dinner & attention to detail staff that are like new friends. Love it❤️

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  16. MeganS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Came here for a business dinner due to it's convenienc to work. However, the restaurant was so cold the table next to us kept their puffer jackets on. The staff showed annoyance at us when they came to our table and did not know who had what dish. The steak was some of the worst I have had. I would not return.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and service. Food was good, but not outstanding.

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  18. Macqdor

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was slow. it took 20 minutes before my girlfriend finally received her lemon drop martini.

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  19. DanielS

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, cozy bar and delicious menu! A great place for date night.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy time in the fireside room. Lovely! Thank you.

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  21. AdamM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous and service was great. I highly recommend Stella’s. Prices were good also.

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  22. turtle85

    Portland

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food and service was exceptional. Thank you

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  23. JonH

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sitting in the bar, with only the bartender to make drinks and wait tables - too much. Coffee was ok, but for the Sorrento it should be way above that! Food was very good.

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  24. MadiM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined in the fireside lounge. It was advertised that way, but they didn’t have the fire on despite it being a Friday night. We sat a low table near the entrance. The burrata and mussels were good and the best value of the night. Our first manhattans were served in standard glasses (as opposed to coups or any cocktail ware) and warm. the second manhattans my partner ordered came correctly in a couple glass, chilled. The service was decent but we had to ask to get our table set for each item throughout the evening, for things like small plates, silverware, and water glasses. We enjoyed our evening, but given the price, we didn’t feel we got our value for the evening.

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  25. PatriciaT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time with a great food and entertainment. Waiter was attentive and funny. Enjoyed our time there

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  26. BirdieB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have a good time at Stella. Whenever I'm in Seattle I have my friends meet me here. Wonderful ambience in the beautiful Sorrento, and great, well-priced food! Love it! So I give it 5 stars, and subtract 1 for the perpetual confusion at the reservation desk when I get there. Each time my (on-time) party has had to wait while the "host" scrambles to get the seating together...last time they gave my table away to a walk-in and we had to wait for 15min for our seat.

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  27. Cathie

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter I had was very friendly and I didn’t have to wait for anything.

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  28. seattlesteve123

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience. The food was amazing! The real star of the night was the space itself. We both felt as if were transported to another place--and time--far from the dreary PNW fall we left at the door. The tastefully preserved decor makes this a comfortable neighborhood gem. Our service was slow. There was a large party, and they seemed to e short staffed. Despite that, the host and waitstaff were friendly and as attentive as conditions would allow. All in all, a great experience I hope to duplicate or better soon.

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  29. JackN

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    They were obviously understaffed. Waiter worked hard but couldn’t seem to keep up. She was extremely pleasant. Long wait to order then my salad was delivered with my main course. The host also pleasant but he seemed to deliver every meal. Waiter and host were the only visible staff working.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal experience. Found out about the Fireside Room from The Stranger magazine, couldn’t have been more pleased with the whole thing. Awesome job.

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  31. LouisM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Convenient to our home. Enjoyed being able to try many things from the small plates section. Relaxing staff create a warm ambiance.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was good considering how busy the waiter was. Ambiance, low lighting, Charming. Moved from a knee high table to a normal height table.

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  33. WillRL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A space that is impressively refined. The best low light, late night, parlor I’ve been to in Seattle thus far.

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  34. Stella

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to Stella. Food is delicious and we love the atmosphere. We cleaned our plates! Drinks are great too!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience, good jazz and great food. Highly recommend it for a romantic dinner.

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  36. JoyceP

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend and I specifically went to hear Kim Maguire and her combo perform in the Fireside Room. I love Stella's general ambience. The food was ok, and the pricing was acceptable. We got into a tiff with the server (who admittedly was overworked as he had the entire room to cover) over inaccurate charges, but the manager sorted it. I didn't approve of the server's attitude, but still tipped him because I knew he was tired.

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  37. RoseT

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here several times, it’s getting better and better. Beautiful space and good food too.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem. At first look, it seems like a typical hotel restaurant, with basic paper menus and an understated look. But that’s just a facade. The service and recommendations were precise and on point, the food was delicious and savory, and the down-tempo provided a cozy and relaxing ambiance. Five stars!

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  39. BryanM

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant. Wonderful food, service, and ambiance!

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  40. RodP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always --wonderful. Looking forward to next time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

STELLA. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 693-3767.

STELLA. is rated 4.4 stars by 786 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

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for STELLA.

900 Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Terry Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Northwest, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hourly valet parking available. Ample street parking nearby as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paolo Pazzali
  • Entertainment
    Saturdays - Live Music 7pm-10pm Sundays - Live Jazz 10:30pm-1:30pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 693-3767
  • Private party facilities
    Indulge in refined, flavorful fare at STELLA, our casual restaurant and bar that blends modern coastal Italian cuisine with Northwest inspiration and ingredients. Dine in a historic Downtown Seattle setting, where each ingredient is carefully sourced and served for a unique culinary experience.
  • Private party contact
    Party@HotelSorrento.com: (206) 693-3767
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