About Stella

Stella is a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Boston's hip SoWa neighborhood. Chef Evan Deluty is considered one of New England's most talented chefs.

1525 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Bar Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-12am
Bar Friday & Saturday: 4pm-1:00am
Late Night (Fri & Sat): 11:00pm - 12:30am
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Boston's South End

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 247-7747

Website:
http://www.bostonstella.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available directly in front of Stella Restaurant for $16.00 per vehicle, available Thurs thru Sat only

Executive Chef:
Mario Rivera

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come and ring in 2018 with all the Stella family!!!
Enjoy a three course prefix menu including a glass of prosecco, your choice of brut or rose.
We are looking forward to celebrating the new year with you, your friends and family!!!

Stella Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (18)
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Authentic (12)
Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Stella has remained great even after 10+ years. Good vegetarian selections. Everything perfectly prepared.

We sat outside and the service was as good as it is inside.

Their 1525 cocktail is a winner. I had two.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Everything went well, no complaints at all. Great food, great service. I even got a parking spot out front.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Just a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food and superb staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Waiter Ovi is outstanding!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

good selections for varied tastes, including our one vegetarian. Very fresh flavor of crushed tomato sauce with pork dish.

Wine list includes a good range of varieties and prices, and an adequate selection that are available by glass.

Bar area was quite noisy around 6 PM on a sunday evening and then quieted.

Great service from our server, Ovi, as well as others.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very disappointed with my meal and the excuse was the chef was in training.
Well don't train on your customers, they are paying for their meal not getting it for the B team.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food. It was actually very kid friendly, with a kids menu coloring book. I enjoyed my Paleo-compliant entree off the Gluten Free menu and the cocktails were perfect. I appreciate full flavors even while on a restricted diet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I love Stella's brunch and outdoor cafe so I invited my work colleagues there for dinner. We were seated promptly. If anything food arrived too quickly - appetizer came before cocktails. Fried artichoke had tasty coating and great remoulade - but the actual artichoke got lost in the shuffle. Loved the Capeach (cocktail) - clever word play and great mix of sweet and spicy. Homemade gnocchi was amazingly good - light and fluffy w a slight sear - yum! The salmon and oricchette plates were wiped clean by my guests. We shared a the creme brulee which was served perfectly at room temp (vs coming out of the fridge and getting hit with a torch). Overall, a lovely summer evening. Wish it was in my neighborhood so I only had to walk home after more than one cocktail!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have been there many times and enjoy the food and ambiance every time. P.S. The salmon with spaghetti squash was the best meal my husband ever had!!!!!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our "go to " restaurant in the south end. Food is consistently very good. Nice wine list. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list. He made some great recommendations on cocktails. Love the artichoke appetizer, the arancini, the bolognese, and the swordfish. Always very good. It's why we keep coming back.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was very salty/-did not enjoy. I do not go out a lot and am not ver picky but this meal was really so-so

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Love Stella. Always pleases! Excellent server. Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was outstanding, however I have commended a Risotto it was so bad, not delicious. The server was not happy to serve. Valet Parking not a good management, it is a difference service, and they don't accept debit or credit card, so I had to go looking for ATM.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food. Good wine selection. Good service. A little over priced, but not terrible. Food was good. Would go to again next time I'm in Boston.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great pasta, and waiter Ovi is a rock star! He's the best waiter in greater Boston... knows my taste in wine (and I'm VERY PICKY), always there when you want the waiter but you never feel him watching or hovering.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was fabulous! We had our son's rehearsal dinner here in 2015. The food was just as good! We will be back sooner than 2 years!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Best gnocchi I have ever eaten, staff were friendly, smart and attentive, would highly recommend ... Have already told two friends to go!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was delicious - from the appetizers to the entrees. Dessert was sensational. A great experience as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Stella is always a great time with good food and drinks! Noise levels are very high in the main dining room.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The honey glazed salmon with spaghetti squash was amazing! Another person in my party had the braised short ribs and those were equally good. I would definitely recommend to friends and will be visiting again soon!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Went to Stella for brunch with friends from Portland, ME and Geneva, Switzerland. The beautiful weather made it great to sit outside. Drinks and food were excellent. Even though they seemed well staffed, the service was inattentive. Had to get the waitpersons attention to ask for sweetener, butter, and refills on water and coffee.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Stella is always amazing. Great food and great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very loud. My salmon was overcooked, the gluten free pasta tasted like sauerkraut, the roasted asparagus was very good, but too salty. In general, too much salt. The service from our waiter was very efficient, but totally impersonal. My wife's pizza was excellent.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

As always, Stella does not disappoint - chic atmosphere, with traditional Italian items, in creative ways. Delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This place is amazing. Great food, huge portions, at an affordable price. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was out of this world. Short Rib pasta I could not stop eating. Would 1,000% go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent as always but didn't receive my 100 points

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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Met with friends for dinner. Server did not rush us. He was very helpful
with his recommendations. Food was delicious. We had a fun evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food and the service were quite good, better than expected. The tagliatelle was excellent. Big problem was noise level. If this restaurant has average level, I hate to think what noisy would be like. Can't have much of a conversation without shouting.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was delicious and all of the cocktails we tried were great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

I'm obsessed with the funghi pizza... I'm not usually into dishes with truffle oil, but in this instance, it's consistently subtle, special and perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The seafood risotto is tremendous! I would visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A terrific place for fine food and service. The only drawback is the relatively high noise level.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice experience. But overall the experience was a bit lacking. The back room was very loud. Service was exceptional. Food was tasty and well prepared.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food and service were great at Stella. Love their menu, such nice selection of many different entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food....felt like waitstaff needed some espresso shots to get going...they weren't coordinated in their serving efforts, to make it a smooth experience...but the food and ambiance were so fine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Just a basic experience all around. Food was average at best, service was lacking and it just wasn't worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Enjoyed very much! Would go there again!
Friendly staff.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was truly delicious and many excellent choices, difficult to choose. I would recommend this restaurant for its food and wonderful cocktails. However, we will probably not go back because of the very uncomfortable plastic chairs and a very high noise level. I couldn't physically get comfortable all night. The longer we were there the worse both grew. Maybe they do take out?

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 16, 2017

This was our first trip here and we'll be back. The pizza and pasta we had were both great, but we kind of expected more of an "Italian" atmosphere. The food will bring us back!

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