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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (18)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mother's Day so you would not expect everything to be perfect. The wait staff was personal were slow and not all meals when brought were correct or timely. Food was great, a favorite.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Disabled Access, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food. One of my favorite restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Everything was fantastic! From the drinks to the apettizers and entrees. My favorite was probably the short rib with tagliatelle.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Had a friend in town and it was the perfect meeting spot. Her absolute favorite food is Halibut and lo and behold that was the special! Excellent service, food spot-on. Glad I chose Stella's for my reunion with a dear friend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

I love this place! Great neighborhood vibe, excellent food and service. Not too big and the bar scene is open and fun. Been twice and had outstanding experience both times.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I had very good moments with my wife in trying the best restaurants in Boston. Stella was the best ever

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I love Stella. I've been going to Stella for years and they are consistent. The food is excellent, the ambiance is modern and the people make it a fun experience.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome food and venue!

And Ovi is the best waiter I've ever had! He's always available, there when you need him, and never makes you feel "watched". And he even remembers what wine I bought and liked a few months ago! Ask for Ovi when you book!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We were visiting Boston and went on the recommendation of a local friend. They were very friendly and we were seated right away despite rain closing the outdoor area and every other seat filled. The food was amazing. Big salad course, beef carpaccio that was incredible with a mix of different flavors sprinkled on. Sliced super thin and fresh. The pasta was perfect and authentic, fish was delicious and hearty portions. The best has to be the pizza/flatbread that was so perfectly cooked and prepped. It was crispy without being overdone, the middle pieces were still crispy as the crust and the perfect amount of cheese and toppings, incredible flavors which would only be rivaled in Italy (where I have had many). I would highly recommend.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great night out without the kids.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was delicious but the claim written on their website and menu that any item on the special vegetarian menu can be organized was inaccurate. This caused some confusion and drama. They did have three vegan items that were very good. I would advise the restaurant to remove the everything can be veganized claim from their menu and just identify the items that are vegan to avoid confusion and hard feelings from people who come expecting many vegan options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Amazingly delicious food with excellent staff and service that was quick but professional

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

A great restaurant great food & service
but the noise level is very uncomfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Come here fairly often. Food was over cooked. Normally is very good. Service was poor. Server brought food to wrong people, plopped the dishes and didn't even say "enjoy your meal". Tiffany is nice. But wasn't on top of ur game. Drinks were empty a while. Didn't check on meal. I think she was more interested in the other guests :-)

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Ate outside to avoid the noise. Service was a bit slow but we enjoyed the pace.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food pretty good but felt ignored by our waitress. The water service was very prompt however.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Had a great evening at Stella. Unique cocktail menu. Bread and Appetizers (Arancici and Beef Carpaccio) were great. Had the Seafood Risotto and the special. Both dishes were delicious. If I lived here, this would be a monthly stop.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I love the atmosphere and the romantic feel of this place. My friend and I split the Arancini to start which was delightful followed by pasta dishes which were well portioned and delicious. Service could have been improved upon as our server appeared to be rushing our dinner in an effort to turn it over. Overall, I'd recommend Stella for a date night, a small group get together and to grab a glass of wine at the bar. Will give it another try and hope that service is less rushed and more friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Stella never disappoints. Their pasta is insane. It's my wife's favorite restaurant and so we went there for her birthday. Love the beef carpaccio, and very good desserts.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This was my 5th or 6th time eating there. Every time the food was fantastic and the service was great. Always a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, as usual, and Emily our server was especially helpful and courteous. Stella's is our favorite neighborhood restaurant because not only is the food delicious, but it's consistently good with excellent service. This particular evening we took visitors from out of town and they absolutely LOVED their meals. Keep up the good work and good food!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went to Stella's with the understanding that the food was very good. We were waiting for others in our party to arrive so we decided to have a drink at the Bar prior to getting seated. The music in the Bar was so loud that we had to repeat our order to the Bartender three times. Very uncomfortable setting. When the other members of our party arrived, we were seated adjacent to the Bar area. I requested we move and were obliged. We ordered appetizers to share as well as a pasta course to share. In both cases the food came and had to request serving spoons. By the time we got serving spoons for the pasta, it was almost cold. Furthermore, we requested grated cheese and got it when we were finished eating the pasta. We had two tables put together to accommodate five but the tabes were at two different heights. The chairs were very uncomfortable. I really cannot recommend this restaurant except to say that the food was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Service was quick. Excellent pasta, including gluten-free. Definitely a great spot for a casual dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Came for Easter brunch and was pleasantly surprised with the diverse menu. The Duck Confit hash was outstanding and upon receiving the incorrect salad my fiancé's meal was promptly replaced with the originally ordered item.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Stella is one of my favorite spots in the South End. The food is great, the drinks are awesome, and the service is top notch.

The Truffle Fries are so good, and its nice they have some lighter options if need be, but the best of the best is their classic italian.

thanks guys!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Good was outstanding!!
Our waiter was spread a bit thin but the service he delivered was good.
Next time I am in Boston, I plan to have dinner there AGAIN!
The wine list was really nice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Very nice. Glad we were there early. The restaurant filled up quickly. We had a nice window seat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We had the sausage appetizer and a salad and the meatballs/pasta. Everything was very tasty, loved the sauce for the meatballs (red sauce), loved everything. Food was outstanding

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

One of the finest neighborhood restaurants I have eaten at !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

A lovely brunch experience. The food is just phenomenal and I love that the place is bright and sunny. It always feels like I'm on vacation somewhere beachy and relaxing when I visit.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We started with the arancini and the beet salad. Both were delicious. We then had the gnocchi and the bolognese. Both were excellent. Service was ok. Our waiter seemed very busy.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our drinks and entrees were delicious; the wait staff was attentive, and we were quickly seated. We had a reservation, which was good because they were turning many away. On the Saturday evening we went, the noise level was high, and the seating and tables were densely packed. It made comfortable conversation difficult. Dessert (a warm pecan pie) was good, but not up to the same quality level as the rest of our food.

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