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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.0
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeaC
New England
8 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).

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vipJML51
New England
75 reviews
Reviewed on December 23, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

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

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vipKatherineG
New England
7 reviews
Reviewed on December 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

AJ
AndyJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Reviewed on December 1, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

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vipAbigailC
New England
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.

JB
JillianB
New England
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.

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vipDavidD
New England
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.

CJ
vipCurtJ
New England
4 reviews
Reviewed on September 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

classic, always good food, ambiance and cocktails.

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Menounos
New England
3 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.

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vipCFKIII
New England
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 21, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent Food And Great Atmosphere. Recommend for any occasion.

BE
vipBostonEats
New England
44 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.

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JuliaL
New England
1 review
Reviewed on August 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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MattK
New England
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.

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joanb
New England
5 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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UKgirl50
New England
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 23, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

JA
JohnA
New England
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

CP
ChelseaP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch!

JD
vipJDeats
San Francisco
19 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

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NicoleS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 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.

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Justin
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greet evening

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AnthonyR
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.

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vipFoodie
New England
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Hard place to hold a conversation

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Andy
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 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.

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larryh
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except for noise level at the tables.

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vipJoet
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food.

DD
vipDrDave
New England
62 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Maureenc
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 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.

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CeciliaB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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

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TerryS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 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.

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SharonM
New England
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.

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Lszuba
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKim14
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch is always fabulous.

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vipBackBayFoodie
New England
13 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.

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DavidM
Raleigh
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.

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vipKimmy81
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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212Paul
Montreal
13 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.

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Benny
New England
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.

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Stella is rated 4.3 stars by 2333 OpenTable diners.