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Stella

4.3
4.3
2206 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-7747

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mario Rivera

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining facilities are available for private dining and group functions and we look forward to offering you special menus for your function. We are able to accommodate parties of 30-75 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Stevens: (617) 247-7747

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Boston's South End

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Antipasti

  • Marinated Beets$11.00

    goat cheese, crostini, champagne vinaigrette

    • Caesar Salad$11.00

      lemon, oregano, parmesan, anchovy bruschetta

      • Arugula Salad$10.00

        belgian endive, parmesan, lemon vinaigrette

        • Crudo Misto**$12.00

          tuna, salmon, lemoncello vinaigrette, sea salt grissini

          • Grilled Italian Sausage$12.00

            broccoli rabe, roasted tomato, parmesan

            • Spicy Mussels*$12.00

              saffron cream, roasted peppers, white wine, garlic

              • Parmesan Arancini$11.00

                buffalo mozzarella, spicy pomodoro fondue

                • Bistecca Tartare**$12.00

                  fried egg, cornichon, grilled focaccia

                  • Crispy Fried Artichoke Hearts$12.00

                    country mustard remoulade

                    • Beef Carpaccio**$12.00

                      pickled shallots, lemon aioli, parmesan, baby croutons

                      Grilled Pizze

                      • Quattro Funghi$17.00

                        shiitake, crimini, oyster, truffle oil

                        • Braised Short Rib$17.00

                          fig preserves, gorgonzola, six year balsamic

                          • Margherita$16.00

                            slow roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil

                            • Grilled artichoke$17.00

                              caramelized onions, pesto, horseradish aioli

                              • Homemade Sausage$17.00

                                Broccoli Rabe, Pomodoro, Peperoncini peppers

                                Le Paste

                                • Taggliatelle$19.00

                                  bolognese, reggiano

                                  • Linguine*$18.00

                                    Asparagus cream, poached egg, truffle, thyme

                                    • Spaghetti$17.00

                                      toasted garlic, olive oil, parmesan

                                      • Orecchiette$19.00

                                        chile flakes, sausage, cured tomato

                                        • Spaghetti meatballs$19.00

                                          pomodoro, parmesan

                                          • Stella Homemade Gnocchi$20.00

                                            tomato, basil, reggiano

                                            Pesci / Carni

                                            • Swordfish "Siciliano"*$27.00

                                              capers, roasted potato, asparagus

                                              • Pork Milanese$21.00

                                                pomodoro, mozzarella, Arugula

                                                • Honey Glazed Salmon$25.00

                                                  spaghetti squash, cherry tomato, citrus vinaigrette

                                                  • Seafood Risotto*$25.00

                                                    shrimp, calamari, mussels, swordfish, saffron tomato brodo

                                                    • Roasted Chicken$21.00

                                                      wild mushroom ragout, crispy onions, gorgonzola whipped potato

                                                      • Dry Aged Sirloin**$29.00

                                                        wild mushroom risotto, lemon gorgonzola butter

                                                        • Braised Short Ribs$26.00

                                                          pappardelle, parmesan cream, chive oil

                                                          Contorni

                                                          • Crispy Fries$7.00

                                                            • Herb Roasted Potatoes$7.00

                                                              • Broccoli Rabe$7.00

                                                                garlic, parmesan

                                                                • Roasted Cauliflower$7.00

                                                                  • Grilled Asparagus$8.00

                                                                    • Gorgonzola whipped Potato$7.00

                                                                      What 2,206 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      4.3
                                                                      4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                      • 4.3Food
                                                                      • 4.1Service
                                                                      • 4Ambience
                                                                      • 4.2Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                      1. BC

                                                                        BeaC

                                                                        New England

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on January 4, 2020

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        I’ve been to Stella on multiple occasions and the food here never disappoints. Great spot for dinner with the girls, or special occasions (or just because it’s Thursday).

                                                                      2. JM

                                                                        JML51

                                                                        New England

                                                                        88 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        88 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on December 23, 2019

                                                                        overall1foodserviceambience

                                                                        Don't bother if you don't live in the neighborhood. They won't like you.

                                                                      3. KG

                                                                        KatherineG

                                                                        New England

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on December 9, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        Great spot. I especially love their brunches any time of year.

                                                                      4. AJ

                                                                        AndyJ

                                                                        New England

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on December 1, 2019

                                                                        overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                        Great restaurant with consistently high standards, good food and very friendly and good service.

                                                                      5. AC

                                                                        AbigailC

                                                                        New England

                                                                        53 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        53 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on November 25, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        The asparagus cream and poached egg pasta is always amazing! Great options for vegetarians and those who are gluten free.

                                                                      6. JB

                                                                        JillianB

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on October 24, 2019

                                                                        overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                        Love love love the food here, but it's overpriced italian. Love the bar scene and cocktail list in this swanky establishment, but it can be very loud. It's dark and mysterious but my parents have to use their phone flashlight to read the menu.

                                                                      7. DD

                                                                        DavidD

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on September 22, 2019

                                                                        overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                        Beautiful interior with a nice outdoor space. The chairs aren't the most comfortable outside, but it's not a deal breaker either. Food was good. Had the Braised Shortrib with Gnocchi and loved it. Solid drinks as well. Will repeat.

                                                                      8. CJ

                                                                        CurtJ

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on September 16, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        classic, always good food, ambiance and cocktails.

                                                                      9. M

                                                                        Menounos

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on August 25, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        Simply the best! Great food and amazing value for such high quality! Scene is almost as good as the food and drink.

                                                                      10. CF

                                                                        CFKIII

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on August 21, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        Excellent Food And Great Atmosphere. Recommend for any occasion.

                                                                      11. BE

                                                                        BostonEats

                                                                        New England

                                                                        46 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        46 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on August 21, 2019

                                                                        overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                        Another one that had it's peak at least a decade ago, but still delivers a decent meal. With so many new and fabulous spots, you may choose to dine elsewhere, but this place is still ok.

                                                                      12. JL

                                                                        JuliaL

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Reviewed on August 2, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        We absolutely love their Brunch Sunday - go back time and time again!

                                                                      13. MK

                                                                        MattK

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on July 30, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        one of the top restaurants in Boston, always a must go to out of town guest youre trying to impress.

                                                                      14. j

                                                                        joanb

                                                                        New England

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on July 29, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        Fun atmosphere, delicious food and friendly service. Love their brunch as well.

                                                                      15. UK

                                                                        UKgirl50

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on July 23, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        Best meal I've had in a very long time! Every single dish/course was outstanding!

                                                                      16. JA

                                                                        JohnA

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Reviewed on July 15, 2019

                                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                        I like Stella. Ive been here a few times and will definitely go back.

                                                                      17. CP

                                                                        ChelseaP

                                                                        New England

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fabulous brunch!

                                                                      18. JD

                                                                        JDeats

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                        Got the cornbeef hash w/ egg. Corned beef was nice, the potatoes were bland and soggy. The egg fried medium was properly cooked but no salt, herbs no seasonung whatsoever. Blandest brunch ever. No offer of hot sauce or any condiments. The coffee was so weak I gave up after two cups. Disappointing

                                                                      19. NS

                                                                        NicoleS

                                                                        New England

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                        We made a reservation but had to wait 20 minutes for a table, the noise level was very high, we had to yell to speak but it grew quieter as the night wore on. The food was pretty good and service was friendly.

                                                                      20. J

                                                                        Justin

                                                                        New England

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                        Great food. Waiters were more than attentive. A little too noisy.

                                                                      21. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 28, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                        Greet evening

                                                                      22. AR

                                                                        AnthonyR

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Food and service was very good, and pricing was reasonable. It was a little loud only because there was a group of ladies celebrating an occasion.

                                                                      23. F

                                                                        Foodie

                                                                        New England

                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                        overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                        The menu and concept has a lot of potential. However, food is over salted and masked all the flavors that its ingredients offer.

                                                                      24. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Meal was great. Hard place to hold a conversation

                                                                      25. A

                                                                        Andy

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                        Stella is a nice restaurant. I showed up a little late and they would not sit my girlfriend without me. The bar area is relatively limited so she couldn't grab a drink so she had to wait awkwardly. I'm passing blame for my tardiness, but they weren't doing me any favors. As soon as I arrived about 8min after the reservation they sat us. Service was pretty quick but hectic. Waitress seemed like she was frantically moving table to table but got the job done. It was on the loud side in the restaurant even though I couldn't hear any sort of music, made it a little difficult to hear each other. Also, tables were closely packed so you might get the feeling that other's are listening in on your conversation. Otherwise, the food was great if you're okay with a moderately pricey night out.

                                                                      26. l

                                                                        larryh

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                        Everything was great except for noise level at the tables.

                                                                      27. J

                                                                        Joet

                                                                        New England

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always love the food.

                                                                      28. DD

                                                                        DrDave

                                                                        New England

                                                                        67 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        67 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Ovi Is by far the best waiter in town! What a wonderful experience overall!

                                                                      29. M

                                                                        Maureenc

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 12, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Stella is a find, everything was wonderful from start to finish. The fried zuccinhhi appetizer scrumptious and our entrees both a bologna pasta and the swordfish divine. The noise level which I always worry about, was not an issue and the large windows facing the park made for a feel like we were in a garden. Stella has a cool vibe, modern decor and we will be back.

                                                                      30. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        I really enjoy the Brunch menu and service at Stella. It has great quality food and service at a good price.

                                                                      31. CB

                                                                        CeciliaB

                                                                        New England

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        My boyfriend and I had dinner last night, it was delicious, our waiter was very good, food came out steaming hot , huge delicious portions. We are definitely going back. We added Stella to our favorite Italians restaurants list.We loved everything about this place

                                                                      32. TS

                                                                        TerryS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        We had a wonderful experience at Stella. Excellent food and service! My only suggestion would be to try to alter the acoustics a bit so that it isn't so loud.

                                                                      33. SM

                                                                        SharonM

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 8, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Stella is stellar! The steak was amazing!! Ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back.

                                                                      34. L

                                                                        Lszuba

                                                                        Detroit

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 3, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing!! The food was fabulous. Will definitely be back

                                                                      35. K

                                                                        Kim14

                                                                        New England

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 3, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Brunch is always fabulous.

                                                                      36. BB

                                                                        BackBayFoodie

                                                                        New England

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 2, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Cozy. Delicious. Its like comfort food minus the sweats. I go here for dinner all the time and I love it.

                                                                      37. DM

                                                                        DavidM

                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 2, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Food and service were amazing! Had the short ribs with gnocchi and cream sauce. Simply amazing. Best meal I had while in Boston.

                                                                      38. K

                                                                        Kimmy81

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        79 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        79 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 24, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                        Stella has a nice menu and the main dining room with bar is very modern and ambient. We were seated in a back room which didn't have the ambiance, was really loud, and the music felt like a club rather than a nice Italian restaurant. Our service was mediocre, likely because she had too many tables including large ones. The wine list left something to be desired and the food was just OK. we were expecting a little more special of an experience and left feeling like we weren't welcomed.

                                                                      39. P

                                                                        212Paul

                                                                        Montreal

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        We met a friend for an after theater dinner and our expectations were fairly low, but wow we were so wrong. The service was very good and our waitress (I hate "server") was very nice and appropriate (not intrusive, but attentive). The food was above average - I had the steak (which was good for the price), my wife and our friend both had and liked the swordfish. The food preparation and presentation was clean, and it tasted very good. I also like the room's clean design. We will definitely visit again.

                                                                      40. B

                                                                        Benny

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience1

                                                                        The food was good. The service was fine given how busy the restaurant was. The piped-in music was waaay too loud!! You crowd a lot of people into your space which means the talk level is very high. When you add music to it, no one dining can comfortably hear each other and one has to nearly shout to be heard. The music is unnecessary. Why do you have it at all? To make the place "exciting"? Excitement doesn't come from piped-in music, it comes from the company you keep when dining and your food. Diners don't need anything else. Trust the good you got going - a great location and menu. Cut out the music. It doesn't add anything to the vibe or ambiance except NEEDLESS ANNOYING NOISE.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      Stella is rated 4.3 stars by 2206 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                        Boston's South End

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        South End

                                                                      • 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

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Italian

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                      • Parking details

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

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                        Mario Rivera

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                        (617) 247-7747

                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                        Our private dining facilities are available for private dining and group functions and we look forward to offering you special menus for your function. We are able to accommodate parties of 30-75 guests.

                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                        Courtney Stevens: (617) 247-7747

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