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About Stella Modern Italian Cuisine

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine specializes in fresh seasonal menus featuring local and organic ingredients when possible. The wood burning oven is the heart of the restaurant, producing Roman style pizza and the majority of the menu. Our culinary team led by Executive Chef Melissa Aust has created a modern menu using ideas that begin with traditional Italian dishes. The wine list is an interesting group of Italian and American wines personally selected by owner/operator Lori Burson.

1201 N. Walker
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30 pm, midday menu 2:30pm-5pm

Cross Street:
11th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(405) 235-2200

Website:
http://www.stellaokc.com/

Entertainment:
Stella hosts live entertainment on Thursday nights on the patio during the summer. Please check our website for band schedules.

Our gospel brunch trio, The Judge & The Jury, perform the fourth Sunday of every month except on holiday weekends. Please call Stella for additional information.

Catering:
Call for details.

Parking Details:
Parking available in front of and directly behind the restaurant, additional lot located 1 block east on south side of 11th.

Executive Chef:
Melissa Aust

Private Party Facilities:
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine offers two separate private dining rooms. The Fornasetti Room can accommodate up to to 50 guests and the Eames Room accommodates up to 30. The patio accommodates up to 40. Entire restaurant can accommodate up to 110.

Private Party Contact:
Lori Burson: (405) 235-2200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Stella is closed on Mondays to allow the restaurant to host special events such as wine dinners, cooking classes, cocktail classes,etc. Please join our email list through Stellaokc.com to be invited to these private events.

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Special Occasion (18)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was lovely and very attentive!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch. Very good service and food

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the whole experience. Always good food and service every time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The wine list was not easy to read and pick selection. It is easier when list by type of wine- not by price. We need to first select the type of wine then we can easily choose price from there. It was s bit loud for us but not due to the music which was fine, the acoustic in there made casual talking pretty loud. Not sure how you can change that. Neither of these reasons will keep us from returning! The service was very nice. We loved our food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was really good. Service was fine also. However, I didn't think anything was outstanding. The most interesting thing was - the table looked as if salt had been spilt on it. Instead of placing us at another table, the server just wiped it off.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed a late Saturday brunch. The service was impeccable. The food was very good. And at the end, the waiter brought a dessert with Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. Lovely and tasty! If there was any disappointment it was the salmon avocado toast -- it was good, but not great. The salmon was a bit dry, as it was undressed, which would have been fine if the avocado had been dressed. The avocado was simply four thin slices atop the salmon. The accompanying salad was delightful -- fresh and light.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had the sautéed shrimp and bruschetta and they were both very good. Shrimp was cooked perfectly and the pasta tasted fresh. The Old Fashioned was great too. Recommend this place for a date or nice occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great place!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our first time there, we had Saturday brunch. It was so good we will be back to try the dinner menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Stella’s is awesome!! The atmosphere, food and service are second to none. Lori Burson has crafted a dining experience that is top notch. The entire staff at Stella’s (food, bar, wait staff) make you feel like your home. They make you want to keep coming back. And I do!! Lori and Stella’ ROCK!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Healthy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Although a fan of this restaurant I didn’t feel like the food was all that great for the price.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the ambience and service. It was definitely not your typical, standard Italian restaurant. In a lively, popular neighborhood with other eating and entertainment venues offered. The food was very good and presented well. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere.
Brunch was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place positions itself as a fairly upscale place for OKC and, as a result, there are fairly high expectations. The wine list is impressive. But it stops there. Our server was unable to tell us the anything about the wines on the wine list. Nor was he able to get help from anyone in the restaurant. And this was a Saturday night when they should have had their best foot forward. The champagne we ordered before the meal was served in a white wine glass, not a champagne flute. The bold red we ordered with dinner also served in a white wine glass. For a place with such an impressive wine list, the lack of different stem wear and lack of knowledge is remarkable. I know I sound like a wine snob - I promise I am not. But if you are going to have some bottle that range over $100 you should provide the service that goes along with that price point. As for the food - very average. The artisan cheese plate was not very imaginative and the server did not tells us what cheeses were presented. The noodles in my pasta dish were undercooked and very doughy. This places has a wonderful atmosphere in a swanky part of town and has tons of potential, but it seriously under-delivers for the price point.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We go to Stella every time we go to a play at the Civic Center.
Great location, excellent food, perfect service. Our waitress was a charming woman, who loves musical theater and engaged with us without being intrusive. The food is delicious, we love the charcuterie (they make their own pate) and pasta.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had lunch with a friend at Stella's. The pizza & caesar salad were delicious! Our waiter was attentive and courteous. A happy expereince!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We always enjoy going here. Food never disappoints.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Greeted at the front entry by management and or owner. Seated promptly, with great table service by Brian commencing right away. Menu items explained, and we enjoyed the Veal Shank entree, sharing the ample portion between the two of us. Brian suggested their trademark "candy bar" dessert. Again, it was perfect for sharing and not a morsel was left behind. We will remember the evening fondly, and look forward to returning.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a great restaurant with amazing service. The food was amazing, cooked just right, very flavorful. Great place for a romantic date. Some areas can be loud due to echos in the room but other areas provide a nice quiet dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Loved the creative way they cooked swordfish with parchment and rockfish with amazing spices. Will definitely come back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was amazing. My date had the Chicken Scallapini (spelling) and I had the grilled peach pizza. Both dishes were delish and came to us very quickly. The bread was also very good, had a bit a sourdough vibe. In a great part of OKC. Good times.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Outstanding in quality, freshness, and taste! We love Stella. It's so much more than pasta, although their pastas are wonderful. We shared a salad and a beautiful oak-fired pizza w/grilled peaches & prosciutto. So lovely & creative.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great value. Good menu, more consistent that on the past.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great wine selection and fabulous food.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The staff is extremely attentive and the food preparation and presentation is excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food but the service was a bit "timid". If you are going to be a server then don't be afraid to serve your guests.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Stella is one of our favorite restaurants! Always great food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I'm not someone to write a bad review but We had a reservation for 7:45 pm and waiting until 8:00 to be seated while two other groups were seated before us. When we were seated our waitress did not talk to us nor give us the specials list (she managed to tell the other couple in her section). Not worth the money - save it and go to The Drake (#5stars)!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always love Stella! I made numerous substitutions on my pizza and it was perfect. Great service and excellent groceries!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wonderful first time dining at this restaurant experience! Great food!! We certainly will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 27, 2017

This restaurant has improved a bit each time we go. Sitting in the front room requires we go early but for us makes the dining experience so much better than the darker more closed in side rooms. Rosie is wonderful as have been all wait staff as they engage and are enthusiastic about their menu. A touch healthier choices would be better(non breaded chic in the pasta dish, a little lighter fare in all selections...just clean, close to original state proteins with organic veggies and greens)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We never received our appetizer and when I told our waitress her reply was "Oh, they never brought it out". Not one apology except she would take the price off the bill.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Stella was absolutely delicious! The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful with wine selection and food recommendations.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Just a great experience, one of my wife's favorites! Interesting menu, very tasty dishes in a comfortable and inviting space. The Bruschetta Trio shared plate was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Good food and very good service. Will definitely return.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always the evening was wonderful, great wine, great food and excellent service

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We are three friends celebrating a birthday of one of us. She chose Stella and, as always, we were very pleased. The menu is manageable (not 7 pages like so many places) yet there was plenty from which to choose. Then she was given a complimentary dessert (gelato, I believe) which was unexpected and a nice touch. The other two of us shared another dessert.

We all three give Stella high praise and five stars out of a possible five.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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