Ristorante Lo Stella

4.7
1083 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"Lo Stella" Ristorante is the oldest and most successful family owned restaurant operation in Portofino, Italy. It is one of the country’s most renowned historic family owned and operated restaurants for more than 167 years. Now, downtown Denver is home to this historically famed Italian restaurant, led by the 8th generation family member, Alessandro Polo.
At " Lo Stella" Ristorante you will find the original recipes from previous generations like Pesto sauce, Bolognese sauce, marinara, fish ravioli, vegetable ravioli, pappardelle, tagliatelle, pizza and a lot of Colorado meat and fish products cooked in our "ligurian" style.
Lo Stella Ristorante has also had 25 years of great success in Tokyo, Japan until 2013 when Alessandro decided to move to Denver to open this authentic Italian Restaurant.

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
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 1083 people are saying
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Soso
Denver
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service! Great food! For some reason, the interior reminds me of a sports bar, but I would go back bc of the food and service.

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vipedwardm
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still our favorite Italian restaurant in Denver!

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vipscott5864
Denver
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food restaurant was a little noisy but the food made it well worth it.

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DebP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Quaint, great service! Top notch food!

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SheilaG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious scallops, pancetta, pea puree appetizer as well as octupus. Pasta with zucchini (too much) and shrimp (too little), was tasty. Good menu, but wish there were a few more choices. I’ll be back!!

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vipJoJo
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, casual atmosphere, and outstanding service.

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vipJonathon
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Chill vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend moving and wanted to celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience. Staff was awesome. Definitely old school Italian

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jeant
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lo Stella! Love the vibe, the amazing food and the great service!!

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vipvincentb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo our waiter was charming and knowledgeable about the menu. Truly a gem in Denver

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vipNaraG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was so tender and perfectly cooked. Best I’ve ever had.

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is always great here. The wine is also amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This restaurant had good food but I was kind of stunned at the price for what it was. $20 for an appetizer of Caprese seemed a little ridiculous. The wine glass I got was dirty. I did not feel like our dinner was worth the value by the end of the night. A little disappointing when the dinner was a birthday gift for my boyfriend. All of that aside our waitress was really fantastic, she was warm, welcoming and attentive.

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DaveFromDenver
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

We will have to give this restaurant another try some other time because this time was poor. Our old fashioned drinks were terrible, the wine we ordered Cabernet) came as something else. Tagliatelle Bolognese had no tomato sauce at all, and the portion was way too small for how much they charge. Caprese salad was really good with fine tomatoes, but $19?

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic simple Italian food done well. Loved everything about this neighborhood Italian place. We would go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spaghetti with clams I ever had

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vipKevinB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I need to come more often. Sat at the bar and the staff was the best though the food was fantastic too. Special of Pappardelle al Cinghiale. I left feeling like they were friends and family which is the goal of any Italian restaurant.

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christineg
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Seattle on business and sat at bar. We had an amazing dinner! Waiters were friendly and atmosphere was awesome! We will defiantly be back! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! One of my favorite restaurant in Denver.

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lloyd
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Italian restaurant in Denver!

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vipMcKinney
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful place. Small friendly.
Food was outstanding as was the service. We would absolutely recommend this gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

guests from out of town

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic “Italian” cuisine. Incredible homemade pastas with fresh beautiful sauces. What a treat. Friendly casual atmosphere. Can’t believe it took us so long to discover it. Not one miss on our table. From the prosciutto and burrata to the tricolore salad to the ravioli in shrimp sauce to the saffron shrimp taglierini. Scrumptious. And thank you Leo for your excellent service.

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vipUnique
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and comfortable restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. We would recommend it to anyone.

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CoreyB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing! The Bolognese is nearly identical to one I had while in Bologna, Italy. Well done!

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very, very good Italian cuisine! We were genuinely surprised with everything we ordered!

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SusanneC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Unimpressed with our server

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vipUptown
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice local place, friendly service, good Italian basics and a few innovative specials.

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KeithB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place and so happy they survived. Great date night last night!

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MikeDede
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Insalata Caprese with buffalo mozzarella was so tasty! The Valpolicella red paired well with Nona Lauren’s ? Tagliatelle Bolognese dish. Our wait person, Jessica, couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly. Can’t wait to go back for another relaxing dinner.

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vipdallasina
Dallas
116 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a precious dining spot in an underserved neighborhood. The food is good, the service is quite well-meaning and attentive and they actually care about the quality and the experience. Wine list is brief but a few bright spots so it is fine. Dined here twice in two days, once solo at the bar and once with a group of friends. Both times were a success. These guys are doing good work and should be celebrated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing and our waiter Leo great

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vipInTheKnow
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was looking for a restaurant for a three person business dinner and made the reservation based on reviews from Opentable diners. The restaurant did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service professional and pleasant. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! We are visiting from out of town and had a craving for Italian. Definitely the place to go! Great atmosphere, and delicious wine and drinks! We had the bolognese and fish ravioli, delicious!! Would definitely go back if we lived in the area!

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vipDanL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate atmosphere is belied by the ambient noise level made obtrusive by the reflective surfaces on all sides. Thankfully, most of the crowd was reasonably restrained last night.

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ColoradoBlondie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Perhaps they were short staffed, but our service was quite scattered and didn't live up to the upscale restaurant they are attempting to be. The bread, pasta dish and panna cotta dessert were amazing, but the steak was just ok and our wine was way too young for the price. We were disappointed to say the least.

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FredB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lo Stella - it's our favorite restaurant in Denver. The food, service, atmosphere --everything about it is fantastic.

FAQs

Ristorante Lo Stella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 825-1995.

Ristorante Lo Stella is rated 4.7 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

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.

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