Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
Our party decided to give Stella a try for brunch and boy were we disappointed. Based on the restaurant's billing, we were expecting above-average service and food, but the contrary was true. The greeter was unwelcoming and the waiter, although friendly, was slow and inattentive. Other than the check, we had to ask for everything (coffee, water, refills, etc.). The plastic chairs, which could not be moved without lifting them off the glue-down carpet, were laughable. All they did was add to the substandard atmosphere of the place. Can't imagine lunch or dinner being any better.
We are frequents at Stella, but we haven’t been for brunch in years due to having a hard time straying from our favorite brunch spots. Brunch today was just not good. Mimosas were with commercial OJ instead of fresh squeezed (in comparison to other brunch spots). Bloody Mary bar was good. Aperol Spritz was awful - didn’t even finish. Chicken biscuit could not be eaten with hands & had to be cut up. It started off decent but seemed to become less appetizing while eating. Breakfast potatoes were oddly undercooked & overcooked at the same time? Lemon ricotta pancakes were okay but became soggy quickly & weren’t finished. Music, atmosphere, & service were good. With all the brunch options in the city, I would skip this place & go elsewhere. But, definitely seek them out for lunch & dinner.
Service improved a little.
Great food and service.
As always, great restaurant and one of my go-to's!!
We chose an afternoon visit between 3.15 -500. We were immediately greeted and seated. The service was very professional and our questions were immediately answered. Food was flavorful and was exactly as described. We had a nice conversation amid a great atmosphere. have definite plans to return.
My husband's pizza was burnt on the bottom. The waiter told us that's what happens with such thin crust pizza. We responded that last summer we had thin crust pizza in Tuscany, and that is not the case. Also, my swordfish was dry. It was a disappointing experience.
Our food and service was delicious. We ordered 2 glasses each of the house red and was a little surprised when the check came and it was $12 a glass. That seemed a little steep for house wine.
The Brie appetizer is amazing. We celebrated my husbands birthday and they brought him the apple tart which was so good! Service was great! We sat outside so wasn’t so noisy although the chairs aren’t too comfy but no real complaints!!
Stella is always good, and some nights, really good. The Brie appetizer was presented in a cast iron skillet, bubbling hot, which put me off that it would be overdone. It was better than expected but not my favorite presentation:
Entrees of lamb shank and boar bolognese were really good, maybe as good as any in OK.
Service here is always good, wait staff know the kitchen and the bar well. Bottle of Venge wine went well with all our food.
Always rec’d Stella - if you haven’t been there, go!
Service was overall poor. Waiter checked on us rarely. I asked for balsamic reduction for our pizza. The waitress came and noticed we had finished the pizza and ran off with the balsamic reduction without a word.
This used to be our favorite restaurant. The service is overall poor and makes the experience less enjoyable. There is only one waitress that has been there a while that is great. We hope they correct this so it will become our favorite restaurant again
Another fantastic experience with Stella. Selection, service, and specials - all top notch!!!
Always have a great time at stella!
We were disappointed in the pizza and in the desserts. The pizza crust was overcooked and incredibly tough. Flavor was good, just difficult to chew. A berry tart was brought out instead of the peach tart we ordered. My husband does not like berries so we had to send it back for the peach we ordered- even though I though it looked delicious. The peach tart brought out was half the size - dough was thicker and hard and peaches were flavorless. So disappointed!!! The lentil salad was excellent. Would go back just for that.
We Love Stella. Amazing food. Great Service. Perfect location.
Thank you to Chase! Not only were you very informative but you guided my nephew to some very delicious decisions. We truly had a great time as a family. Stella’s food is absolutely the the best Italian I have tasted outside of Italy.
This is a must do while in Oklahoma City. You will not be disappointed.
Great food and Great Staff! Thank you so much 😊
Great food and the staff was very attentive. Highly recommend the smoked chicken lasagna! Highly recommend the happy hour as they have a wonderful selection of wine and cocktails.
Always a great meal at Stella. Fresh and different. However, after the tab was paid, the waitress could be found. She left a table full of plates on the table. Also, after dropping $240 on a meal, a “Good night” would have been nice from one of the employees all hanging around the bar, including the chef and manager.
Food was excellent
Stella is pretty much at the top of our list when deciding where to go for a fine meal, Their take on Italian is imaginative, well prepared. Service is unfailingly great.
Our server was excellent and very attentive.
First experience out in OKC, and a great dinner at Stella. Really wonderful dishes, and the service was top notch professional. Perfect for a date night; we will be back.
Candy bar deconstructed was maybe the best dessert I’ve ever had!
Very good food. Very good service. If I had to choose something I'd call an "opportunity" it would be the ambiance. Clean and quiet? Yes. Warm or romantic? Not really. We'll definitely be back though for the food alone.
Food was delicious!
Truly excellent service; halibut was cooked perfectly.
It was early. Nice and quiet. Enjoyed the food. Nice Waiter. All went well.
We were in a hurry. They got us in and out in under 30 minutes. Great food and service.
Noise level was too high, but food and service were excellent.
Lori Burson & her staff at Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, have built their restaurant into one of the best restaurants, not only in Oklahoma, but one of the best restaurants - ANYWHERE. The food is always fabulous, & varied, the service is tremendous, the bar & wine lists are top-notch & extremely well priced - You won't find a better experience anywhere. It is also great for stopping in at the Bar to have a few drinks & appetizers, or pizzas, as well as having a nice sit down dinner.
We have been their many times & all of them have been great experiences!!
Never disappointed. We always enjoy our evening at Stella.
Food was excellent. Service was, too. Room
Was a little noisy for my taste, though. Definitely on our regular date list.
Quite a surprise - Loved the menu, great bar, pleasant atmosphere. Great service.
Sister was in town for conference and she likes when I show her nice places with great food, naturally I thought of Stella’s.
Favorite Italian restaurant in OKC. Lori, the Chef and all the staff do a fabulous job. Love that the menu is seasonal and never gets stale. Great place for business lunches, drinks after work, weekend brunch. The patio is perfect (when it's not 100 degrees!). Stella will always be in our regular rotation.
This is the restaurant if you value quality Italian fare that is consistently prepared to your liking. I appreciate how the wait staff is able to accommodate food allergies and work with the chef to modify options to my liking. A tremendous customer experience that never disappoints.
Menu seems stagnant.
We had an event to get to quickly after dinner. We alerted the restaurant beforehand and they were amazing! They had our food out very quick. Water glass always stayed full and the waiter was attentive and made excellent recommendations. Only comment would be to ride share of Uber/Lyft if possible as parking is quite tight. We will definitely dine here again.
Wonderful food and atmosphere!
We celebrated our 5th anniversary at Stella and couldn't have been more delighted with the food or service!
Best pizza ever had in Oklahoma food is outstanding