Love love love! This is a great restaurant. They have a delicious, reasonably-priced brunch menu, and the staff is extremely welcoming.
We went with another couple. All of us loved our meals. Braised rib gnocchi was fabulous, as was the seafood risotto. The Caesar salad was another winner.
The service at Stella’s is consistent and excellent
Food was great as was the service. The 4 of us all really enjoyed everything. A stand out was the beef carpaccio. We'll be back!
Really delicious food, reasonable priced, fun atmosphere.
Food always wonderful. Same with service. Absolutely love the bolognase. Issues that are negative. .. seems like they crammed more tables in that when anyone passes by (waiter, hostess seating diners) you get bumped. It's winter and have coat on back of chair. Just not comfortable. We'd still go back but hopefully next time they spread tables back out.
Seafood dish was great! Also had wonderful pasta dishes. I will definitely go back to this restaurant. The restaurant and bar were hopping so the noise was a bit loud but I liked the atmosphere.
Fabulous cocktails and a fresh, modern take on some traditional Italian meals. The Stella 75 cocktail was on-point and refreshing. Appetizers included the arancini, sausage, and Caesar salad which the staff were kind of enough to split amongst the two of us when presenting at the table. Sicilian swordfish was cooked perfectly as our main course. I look forward to many more return visits to Stella!
Stella did not disappoint. The beef carpaccio was so good! I loved the little croutons. We got the orecchiette and the bolognese. Both were great. I would totally go back to this place but for brunch next itme!
A great neighborhood spot. The food is always good, service is attentive but not rushed, an active bar and the prices are reasonable.
I've been at Stella many times.
I like the food there and also the vibrant atmosphere.
Had a very enjoyable meal there- went on a Friday night and found a spot out front- had multiple courses and they were all very delicious. Service was also outstanding- all in all I would go back again and would highly recommend it. Menu is broad.
Great reputation: no disappointment regarding the food *- eventhough portions are huge. A bit of too much of everything in any dish however tasty.
The atmosphere: cold and uniform. It might be a trend, however what’s in your plate does not reflect on the ambiance- lab like.
Some other sort of trend: invading diner room(s) with untasty loud music from the bar area.
* Fixe menu with no other option available on VDay: we appreciated the last minute tiramisu request fulfilled; à la carte should always be available.
They did an excellent job on Valentine’s Day- all of the offerings were great and the service was impeccable
I have been to Stella many times. This time it was very dark so we could not see our food. The waitress was did not come back to the table for a long time so we could not order any other drinks. The place was almost empty but we still had horrible service. My short rib was luke warm/cold and over seasoned.
It was great
I've never a bad meal - ever! When ever we are not sure where to go we both usually say "let's go back to Stella" Thanks for being so consistent
The location is great and the staff was wonderfully friendly. But all that doesn't help when the noise level is so over the top that you cannot have a conversation without shouting and asking: "Say that again, please."
The level of exhaustion after being exposed to so much noise is overwhelming. Rugs on the floor and fabrics on the wall would do wonders.
Outstanding evening of excellent food and great service. Awesome unique cocktails, the “Cucumber Blossom Martini” is a must! Salads, pizzas and apps were fabulous. We will be back!
We had an awesome meal but had a really unpleasant experience with the waitress. She was constantly trying upsell us on wine and food and was incredibly pushy. It was laughable at a certain point.
In regards to ambiance, felt like I should be on E and wearing a mesh tank top - pumping the eurotrash disco beats (my mom was offended by the lyrice with swears!) Food has gone way downhill since I've been here a few years ago, too, to plain mediocre. You can do better all around for half the price at Pappa Razzi.
Pork was over cooked. Fresh tomato’s in the appetizer were hard in the center.
Great night at the restaurant. Tables are close together but still able to have a nice conversation. The food is very good - we like to share plates and they were very accommodating. Please note the food comes out extremely hot - its like they have nuclear reactor to keep it warm. Only complaint is the limited glasses of wine available. Will go back
Have not been back for awhile & shame on us. Glad we got to make a couples date night & be served by Molly. Molly is the primary reason we enjoy Stellas!!!.
Bolognese was bomb. Can’t wait to go back
I have not been to Stella in a while and was really please to rediscover this wonderful place full of great eats, local crowd, with amazing food and even better service. The waiter recommended an amazing wine and we really enjoyed our meal.
This was our first time having brunch at Stella. We will definitely be back. Nice menu selection and not exorbitant!
We had reservation at 8pm. We did not get seated until 8:30
Have been coming here about once a year for many years. Loved the food, and the service was excellent despite the restaurant being very busy. My only disappointment, and it was a big one, was the noise. It was so loud that I could only hear about half of what my wife was saying from 3 feet away. This is the absolute noisiest restaurant experience that I can remember (including past experiences at Stella), and we go out to dinner in Boston about once a week. Maybe it was an unusual night in terms of the crowd that was on hand, but it's unlikely that we will ever return to Stella on a Friday or Saturday.
Amazing food/cocktails and wonderful atmosphere!
One of the best restaurants we've been to in Boston! Food is amazing! Service is unbelievably friendly, courteous as is GM and rest of staff!
Although the food & service was great, we found that it was too loud to have a conversation!
Great! Food and drinks were delicious. A little noisy at first
Love this place! Please remove the chicken livers from the pasta bolognese (yuck)!
Everything including the service was awesome. Husband and I on whole 30 and they were super accommodating and food delicious with choices!!
We were four people and everyone loved their food. We also had great appetizers and two wonderful desserts. The portions were generous and delicious. I would definitely go back!
Our go to place for consistently great food and drinks. We love the bar!
My husband and I had a very enjoyable time on New Years Eve. The menu was special for the evening and very good choices. The staff wasn’t overly friendly but good service. The manager was great when I ordered an appetizer but it came out like an entree. Simple mistake but he took it back and made it right. The food is so good!! Very romantic.
The best food in Boston, bar none.