Stella Italian Fare UTC
Lasagna was good, however, plate was ice cold and food was not hot. Bread wasn’t good. I won’t return.
Food was delicious and service was terrific! Definitely a gem tucked into this little strip mall.
My son and I were visiting LaJolla from Florida. I was looking for an Italian restaurant nearby. Came across Stella and we were pleasantly surprised. Food and service were great.
Always a pleasure to visit this neighborhood gem. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
The food was very good and they were very accommodating to my nine year old son (they don’t have a kids menu) who tends to be a little on the picky side. The food was good, I enjoyed my ravioli very much.
Small Christmas party of 8, and we had a wonderful time. Great food, and fantastic service.
It was just ok. Nice people, attentive service but the food didn’t have anything special about it.
Excellent Italian food. We had a group of people and everyone loved their dishes.
Great food, good service, nice wine selections, horrible parking
M favorite restaurant in the San Diego area.
Great service. I had the Angelo’s special which was a cream sauce with asparagus and chicken! Fantastic! Great service! Sweet people! ❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏 yummy!
Went for father-in-law’s birthday dinner; we like this place because it’s quiet enough for conversation and usually available even without a reservation. This time his veal osso bucco could have been more tender, and our pasta dishes were too buttery rich - could only eat half. We’ll prob take a break from eating here for a while. Tiramisu dessert was very sweet but excellent, and service is always great.
Love the ambiance of this cozy family-run restaurant. The food is also outstanding!
Very high marks. Wine & food all wonderful.
Authentic Italian food, authentic people, memorable experience! Will definitely come back when I am in town
Below par food fir high prices
I would definitely recommend Stella Italian Fare UTC to anyone who wishes great food, great service and Italian experience!
Great authentic Italian dishes. Two of us went with the specials. They were very good and large portions.
Hardly anyone in restaurant. Staff was friendly but very slow. Our waiter was new to us and it took forever to get our main dish. He talked me into a pasta dish as I wanted to get a light white wine sauce instead of the heavy creamy flour one. I asked for mushrooms or some vegetables with it. All I got was
plain pasta noodles with a cream sauce and some mushrooms. Very bland pasta was on the dry side. Food and service used to be better there. Service was really bad. We had to keep asking for things and then it took a real long time to get anything. We split a caesar salad and he plated our salads which we didn't want him to do, but was ok. Then it almost was 30-40 min before our main dish was served. There were only 2 other tables occupied with party of 3 & 4. Wine is very expensive per glass, Food is Way Overpriced too! Won't be returning.
Food was excellent, large portions, got 3 meals out of pasta dishes, service was very good
We will return
Salmon was fishy and the pasta with mushrooms didn’t have any mushrooms.
Authentic and homely Italian food that both Italians and non-Italians would love. People are friendly and helpful. Mushroom spread with bread is our favorite plate to start with in a group of 3+.
Excellent. Fine delicious carefully prepared food. Special care for our special requests to fit diet. These people are true professionals. Yummy.0
This was an ideal location to celebrate a birthday and after attending the Plácido Domingo 50th anniversary when he made his debut at the Arena di Verona. A fantastic meal with the family enhanced the Italian theme for the day. Everyone loved the food, fresh bread, and dessert. We all enjoyed the very accommodating and friendly server.
As some of the family members have a challenge moving about due to their mature age, the parking here was effortless to get into with disability parking, and the restaurant itself was spacious, clean and comfortable.
Finally, I appreciated the OpenTable booking app, which made it easy to make a reservation. Moreover, we appreciated the server's attentiveness to make this an exceptional and memorable meal.
Food always delicious, good service and quiet enough to have a business meeting without having a lot of background noise.
Great Italian meal! House made pastas. We had bruschetta, an arugula salad gnocchi bolognese, chicken piccata and tirimisu for dessert. All delicious! Would definitely go again! Small, quiet location in a strip mall.
Stella Italian Fare is one of the finest authentic Italian Restaurants! Every time I visit Stella Italian Fare I am impressed!
Good food all the time.
Great food and good service. This is the 2nd time I've been here with a big group and this place does not disappoint.
Lamb was cook perfectly, and the gnocchi was perfect.
We Always have a wonderful meal at Stella's. Service is great too. Love their new menu.
This place is truly a gem! Great food, attentive waiters and an authentic wine list. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Great service! Food was delicious.
Excusite italian fare in a truly italian environ!!
Delicious food and peaceful atmosphere!
From the moment we arrived, we were treated like special guests. My wife had chicken piccata, and I had veal piccata. Both dishes were delicious, and ensured our next visit will be soon. The employees made me feel I made an excellent choice.
We had a much better experience with this restaurant three years ago. The appetizer we ordered never showed up, our server blamed it on the kitchen. Entrees were served in a matter of minutes from the time our orders were taken. All of our dishes seem to have been pre-made and reheated, which probably explains the clumpy linguine and pasta. Seafood in our cioppino did not have the freshness we expected.
Service and food are consistently good. Will willingly work with you to accommodate special needs.
Great food and service. Quiet noise level good for business meeting.
Wonderful food and service, but a little pricey. Lunch for 2 people was $54.00.
Good food. Reasonable prices. Really enjoyed our dinner