STELLA.

4.6
374 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. Reserve your spot beneath the twinkling lights of the Star Garden Tent. We are open seven days a week for you.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 374 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.7
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4.2
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GreerH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The outdoor seating was nicely set up with nice tables and chairs and umbrellas. The slow cooked octopus and cod fritters were delicious and the wait staff were funny and helpful. We’ll definitely be going back!

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vipJessicaN
Portland
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Mitch, our server, gave awesome recommendations and made sure that everything was satisfactory. Drinks were awesome and food was outstanding. We sat inside and it was charming but the patio looked adorable. I would sit out there next time.

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vipTKSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing .

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Snocks
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service was slow, they seemed to be understaffed. Our oysters were served in a puddle of water, no ice. I got very sick after eating the linguine with clams. Really disappointing experience.

UPDATE: Stella issued a full refund for our meal. Pleased with the customer service experience. Updated my review to 3 stars

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ScottABellingham
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful addition to Seattle restaurants! I had the steelhead, medium rare. Flawless! Delicious! My partner had the salad, which he loved, and we split the starter of heirloom tomatoes, asparagus and baratta. Awesome! We went on a Sunday night and it was pretty fully booked. Highly recommended.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Extremely poor service and extremely poor selection of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Our server was super slow and late, the table bust boy was better and was more helpful and everything.

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ET513
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening for dinner outside. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, food was amazing. Highly recommend the octopus—the best I’ve ever had!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall restaurant is very nice.
Service was good. My main meal; lamb/pasta was a little to dry & not that much lamb.
Environment is very nice. Outdoor area for drinks & dinner is great. Service there is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My best friend and I came here to try it out. The patio is lovely but other then that we were both underwhelmed. The food was just fine, and for the price , I expected it to be amazing. We had a nice night but won’t be going back.

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GabrielC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful people and dining experience all around-thank you for contributing!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday dinner and we were lucky enough to have Vince as our waiter. He was attentive, helpful and made our dinner even more special with his excellent service. The food was great, all of his recommendations were well appreciated and would definitely come back to try the rest of their menu. 10/10, eat here!

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Foodie28
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great location, inside was beautiful. Food was okay, not bad, but average

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vipjjfla
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a beautiful building in the city and the food at stella was awesome...try the cod fritter appetizer and the scallops! Great. I will definitely be a returning guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Slow disorganized service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful experience at Stella- food was delicious and service was wonderful. I really appreciate the welcoming attitude towards my children. We will definitely be back- pasta was cooked perfectly and the atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing-

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The setting is lovely, food and drinks were good, service needs improvement.

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super nice staff, good food, pretty setting. They were running behind on our reservation and couldn’t be nicer about it. Great lemon drop martinis!

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JoshuaD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night or night out in general.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for my birthday with friends and had a great time. Our server Mitch was sassy and fun. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambience was beautiful and food was great.

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EmilyF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience. It was my first time there and the staff went above and beyond my expectations. Really beautiful outdoor space and the food was top notch.

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vipheathers
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lex and Terrance were amazing! Just as delightful was the delicious apps and meals we enjoyed. The setting was just perfect and we had such fun! Thank you so much for having us!!! Definitely will be back next time I am in town.

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MikeM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella is a surprise find on first hill. Both the ambience and food are amazing!

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vipAnon
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service, and a nice ambiance with music volume just right with lots of space between tables.

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mikem
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere. Fun, attentive waoter.

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KGRT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Stella so much. The chef, Carolyn and her crew from Shaker and Spear are just fantastic. We enjoyed everyone from the host, to the servers, to the door person. The food is exceptional and we were so happy with everything. If you want amazing seafood and sides, come here.

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vipLeeS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. The steelhead was amazing, as were the chèvre toasts with salad. Staff marvelously friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall experience was great. However, the table was extremely small for a reservation made in advance for 5 people. The waiter was attentive in the beginning but didn’t make a point to clear our empty drinks we had during our appetizers, once the main course arrived. We also had to flag down several other staff to get a wine list. By the time we received a bottle for the table we were almost finished with dinner.


The food and ambiance was great, although entrance for seating was a little misleading.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, fresh and nicely serviced… a great and convivial place, no cookie cutter. For appreciative eaters who like to have a fine time at a great place.

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SandRat
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At 5pm, the outside dining is already in the shade. The tables are well spaced and many have umbrellas. It's not too often that we wander east of I-5 so it was pleasant to discover such a gem. The seafood - from the oysters to a small plate of deep fried artichokes, shrimp, squid and anchovies to the mains ( me: scallops, them: steelhead) were well prepared and presented. We washed it all down with a great French rosé. It's also a treat to have a staff that is engaging and not in a hurry to clear you out. Can't wait to go back!

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PaulC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - fantastic courtyard and great food - get the ragu

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner. We all enjoyed our time so much and Mitch was so nice and attentive. Also his flare made our evening fun. Thanks!

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LoveLifeOnFirstHill
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and we had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding. The food was perfect and the drinks were exquisite. We will definitely be going back there again.

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ChristinaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and outdoor seating were wonderful. Such a treat on a sunny day!

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vipLeeS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella just keeps getting better and better. The patio is wonderful in all ways: the service is friendly but not intrusive, the food is spectacular: so many good tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

the service was super slow, we sat there for probably 2 hours and the waiters barely check up on you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food! And enjoyed having a nice meal with my teen daughter.

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Disappointed
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We are long time devotees of the Sorento and we’re very excited to get to dine at Stella again. I called to let them know 2 rather than 4, kurt and overextended host set poor tone for evening. The tiniest martinis ever! Pork chop good. Steelhead and asparagus bad. Drunk girls in booth next to us with shoes off, playing with feet on bench. Woman at another table eating like she was at a trough. Has Covid made us forget all manners so fast???

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SarahCK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Stella last night and recommend it enthusiastically! We're longtime Sorrento patrons - from our wedding night back in 1995, to many, many Christmas Eves with the family. This was our first time back in years, ever since the revamping of the Fireside Room into a hip, mid-century, nightclub-type atmosphere... we weren't into that at all for our beloved, classic Sorrento, and missed the ambience of what it used to be. Fortunately, Stella and the current management team are doing it right this time! While the Fireside Room is more contemporary now, it's in good taste with a nod to its classic roots - for example, they've brought back the velvet seating bench that encircles the center column and the dark wood floors feel cozy again.

But I digress - this review is about Stella, so let me say we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious everything was. To be honest, when I first glanced at the menu, I felt a little less than confident that I was going to love what I ordered... I'm not sure why, but the listing of dinner items didn't rock my world. Until I tasted them! There were three of us, and every single dish was phenomenal (I tasted them all) :). I had the spiced pork chop with braised cabbage and stewed apples and I was glad it was such a hefty portion, so I had some left to nibble on at home late night. It was still delcious! My daughter had the Bolognese which is quite possibly the best I've ever had. And my husband ordered the burger, which was heavenly. Make sure you order the Cod Brandade Fritters, too - divine! And our server, Michael, went above and beyond for us and, even though he was wearing a mask the whole time, I could tell it was all done with a smile - from dragging an umbrella over to our table when it started to rain (we were seated outside), to sharing his vast knowledge of the menu, the chef's background, the bartender's awards... he knows his stuff! We loved it. Go. You won't be sorry.

FAQs

STELLA. is rated 4.6 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

STELLA. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sorrento.myshopify.com/?_ga=2.251327174.1395130676.1584126387-148879816.1579724091.

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.