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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.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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Parking available in front of and directly behind the restaurant, additional lot located 1 block east on south side of 11th.
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
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
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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)
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.
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