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Stella

4.3
4.3
2191 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Stella is a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Boston's hip SoWa neighborhood. Chef Evan Deluty is considered one of New England's most talented chefs.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Bar Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-12am Bar Friday & Saturday: 4pm-1:00am Late Night (Fri & Sat): 11:00pm - 12:30am Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-7747

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mario Rivera

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining facilities are available for private dining and group functions and we look forward to offering you special menus for your function. We are able to accommodate parties of 30-75 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Stevens: (617) 247-7747

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Boston's South End

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available directly in front of Stella Restaurant for $16.00 per vehicle, available Thurs thru Sat only

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. BC

    BeaC

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on January 4, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience
    I’ve been to Stella on multiple occasions and the food here never disappoints. Great spot for dinner with the girls, or special occasions (or just because it’s Thursday).
  2. JM

    JML51

    New England

    89 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    89 reviews

    Reviewed on December 23, 2019

    overall1foodserviceambience
    Don't bother if you don't live in the neighborhood. They won't like you.
  3. KG

    KatherineG

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on December 9, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Great spot. I especially love their brunches any time of year.
  4. AJ

    AndyJ

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on December 1, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Great restaurant with consistently high standards, good food and very friendly and good service.
  5. AC

    AbigailC

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    The asparagus cream and poached egg pasta is always amazing! Great options for vegetarians and those who are gluten free.
  6. JB

    JillianB

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on October 24, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Love love love the food here, but it's overpriced italian. Love the bar scene and cocktail list in this swanky establishment, but it can be very loud. It's dark and mysterious but my parents have to use their phone flashlight to read the menu.
  7. DD

    DavidD

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on September 22, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Beautiful interior with a nice outdoor space. The chairs aren't the most comfortable outside, but it's not a deal breaker either. Food was good. Had the Braised Shortrib with Gnocchi and loved it. Solid drinks as well. Will repeat.
  8. CJ

    CurtJ

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on September 16, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    classic, always good food, ambiance and cocktails.
  9. M

    Menounos

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on August 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Simply the best! Great food and amazing value for such high quality! Scene is almost as good as the food and drink.
  10. CF

    CFKIII

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on August 21, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Excellent Food And Great Atmosphere. Recommend for any occasion.
  11. BE

    BostonEats

    New England

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Reviewed on August 21, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Another one that had it's peak at least a decade ago, but still delivers a decent meal. With so many new and fabulous spots, you may choose to dine elsewhere, but this place is still ok.
  12. JL

    JuliaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on August 2, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    We absolutely love their Brunch Sunday - go back time and time again!
  13. MK

    MattK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 30, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    one of the top restaurants in Boston, always a must go to out of town guest youre trying to impress.
  14. j

    joanb

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on July 29, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Fun atmosphere, delicious food and friendly service. Love their brunch as well.
  15. UK

    UKgirl50

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 23, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Best meal I've had in a very long time! Every single dish/course was outstanding!
  16. JA

    JohnA

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on July 15, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    I like Stella. Ive been here a few times and will definitely go back.
  17. CP

    ChelseaP

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous brunch!
  18. JD

    JDeats

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Got the cornbeef hash w/ egg. Corned beef was nice, the potatoes were bland and soggy. The egg fried medium was properly cooked but no salt, herbs no seasonung whatsoever. Blandest brunch ever. No offer of hot sauce or any condiments. The coffee was so weak I gave up after two cups. Disappointing
  19. NS

    NicoleS

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We made a reservation but had to wait 20 minutes for a table, the noise level was very high, we had to yell to speak but it grew quieter as the night wore on. The food was pretty good and service was friendly.
  20. J

    Justin

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. Waiters were more than attentive. A little too noisy.
  21. AR

    AnthonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good, and pricing was reasonable. It was a little loud only because there was a group of ladies celebrating an occasion.
  22. F

    Foodie

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The menu and concept has a lot of potential. However, food is over salted and masked all the flavors that its ingredients offer.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was great. Hard place to hold a conversation
  24. A

    Andy

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Stella is a nice restaurant. I showed up a little late and they would not sit my girlfriend without me. The bar area is relatively limited so she couldn't grab a drink so she had to wait awkwardly. I'm passing blame for my tardiness, but they weren't doing me any favors. As soon as I arrived about 8min after the reservation they sat us. Service was pretty quick but hectic. Waitress seemed like she was frantically moving table to table but got the job done. It was on the loud side in the restaurant even though I couldn't hear any sort of music, made it a little difficult to hear each other. Also, tables were closely packed so you might get the feeling that other's are listening in on your conversation. Otherwise, the food was great if you're okay with a moderately pricey night out.
  25. l

    larryh

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except for noise level at the tables.
  26. J

    Joet

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food.
  27. DD

    DrDave

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ovi Is by far the best waiter in town! What a wonderful experience overall!
  28. M

    Maureenc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stella is a find, everything was wonderful from start to finish. The fried zuccinhhi appetizer scrumptious and our entrees both a bologna pasta and the swordfish divine. The noise level which I always worry about, was not an issue and the large windows facing the park made for a feel like we were in a garden. Stella has a cool vibe, modern decor and we will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoy the Brunch menu and service at Stella. It has great quality food and service at a good price.
  30. CB

    CeciliaB

    New England

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My boyfriend and I had dinner last night, it was delicious, our waiter was very good, food came out steaming hot , huge delicious portions. We are definitely going back. We added Stella to our favorite Italians restaurants list.We loved everything about this place
  31. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience at Stella. Excellent food and service! My only suggestion would be to try to alter the acoustics a bit so that it isn't so loud.
  32. SM

    SharonM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stella is stellar! The steak was amazing!! Ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back.
  33. L

    Lszuba

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! The food was fabulous. Will definitely be back
  34. K

    Kim14

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch is always fabulous.
  35. BB

    BackBayFoodie

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy. Delicious. Its like comfort food minus the sweats. I go here for dinner all the time and I love it.
  36. DM

    DavidM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were amazing! Had the short ribs with gnocchi and cream sauce. Simply amazing. Best meal I had while in Boston.
  37. K

    Kimmy81

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Stella has a nice menu and the main dining room with bar is very modern and ambient. We were seated in a back room which didn't have the ambiance, was really loud, and the music felt like a club rather than a nice Italian restaurant. Our service was mediocre, likely because she had too many tables including large ones. The wine list left something to be desired and the food was just OK. we were expecting a little more special of an experience and left feeling like we weren't welcomed.
  38. P

    212Paul

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We met a friend for an after theater dinner and our expectations were fairly low, but wow we were so wrong. The service was very good and our waitress (I hate "server") was very nice and appropriate (not intrusive, but attentive). The food was above average - I had the steak (which was good for the price), my wife and our friend both had and liked the swordfish. The food preparation and presentation was clean, and it tasted very good. I also like the room's clean design. We will definitely visit again.
  39. B

    Benny

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    The food was good. The service was fine given how busy the restaurant was. The piped-in music was waaay too loud!! You crowd a lot of people into your space which means the talk level is very high. When you add music to it, no one dining can comfortably hear each other and one has to nearly shout to be heard. The music is unnecessary. Why do you have it at all? To make the place "exciting"? Excitement doesn't come from piped-in music, it comes from the company you keep when dining and your food. Diners don't need anything else. Trust the good you got going - a great location and menu. Cut out the music. It doesn't add anything to the vibe or ambiance except NEEDLESS ANNOYING NOISE.
  40. MB

    MaryB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great atmosphere, great food, had a fabulous time would definitely go again.

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Stella is rated 4.3 stars by 2191 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boston's South End

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Bar Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-12am Bar Friday & Saturday: 4pm-1:00am Late Night (Fri & Sat): 11:00pm - 12:30am Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available directly in front of Stella Restaurant for $16.00 per vehicle, available Thurs thru Sat only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Rivera

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-7747

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining facilities are available for private dining and group functions and we look forward to offering you special menus for your function. We are able to accommodate parties of 30-75 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Stevens: (617) 247-7747

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