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Stella

4.6
2123 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(617) 247-7747
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Rivera
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boston's South End
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2123 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, even though it was pricey. Tables very close together. Servers were very professional. At first they made me feel a bit out of place, but it ended up being ok towards the end.
Overall, really nice place. I’d go there again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Stella was busy on a Saturday night, but we were seated quickly despite arriving late for our reservation. I was a bit hesitant about the menu - many things looked good, but for some reason I wasn't too confident. I could not have been more wrong - each dish was fantastic - I was super impressed by how well everything was prepared and how deliciously the ingredients were combined. Excellent food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices for dinner.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Four of us went for dinner and all enjoyed our meals. The salads were tasty. One person ordered the spaghetti squash bolognese. Fantastic! One had salmon and loved it and the others had pasta. Good size portions. Will return

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Have been to Stella many times and enjoy the food and ambiance. However, this time things seemed very disorganized. It took a long time for our wine to come. Then we were waiting for the salad and all of a sudden two waiters appeared with the salad and the entrees. Not good. We sent the entrees back as we wanted to enjoy the salad course first. Other than that it was fine until we were waiting for our car from the valet parker. We were told it would be five minutes. After waiting 20 minutes, I went inside and one of the managers went to find our car. It finally came. We won't be rushing back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We were seated right away in the back dining room at a corner window table. I think this dining room was alot quieter than the front one which seemed really noisy when we arrived and noisier when we left. Food was excellent. Especially loved the thinly shaved beef appetizer (forget the name of the dish). The pappardelle bolognese was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. All in all, this restaurant is a keeper. I’d go back to try out more of the cuisine.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The very best dining experience in Boston!
I would recommend Stella for anyone !

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Nice and quiet with a tasty Italian theme

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waitress Molly seemed irritated from the first visit to our table when we didn’t know what we wanted to drink. She never returned after we received our food until our plates were cleared by the wait staff.
The place has the ambience of a dinner in a church hall with the cheap plastic chairs.
The food was good

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food! Large (but reasonable) portions. It is very noisy and tables are tightly spaced.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous food! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

enjoyed very much for our anniversary food was very good and authentic italian would recommend

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very busy marathon 2018 Friday evening. Pleasant, inviting, simple decor. Lots of windows, distance between tables adequate, mirrows, lighting all lovely. Definitely, enhanced our experience. We ate at 6 p & wait staff etc seemed a bit frantic. Not too much talking even when asked specific questions.
Caesar salad was recommended & I felt uninspired. Pastas were cooked al dente to perfection, one served w bolognese sauce and one w chicken. The bread did not speak to our preferences though I would expect some tonreappy enjoy. Would recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

excellent service with spectacular meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious. Great brunch. Ask for the fried artichoke hearts...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday dinner!
Restaurant was packed and loud on a Saturday night, but option of more private made it a non issue. Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dinner was as delicious as always! The food was spaced out so nicely and we didn’t feel rushed to leave. The waiter was so helpful. We had a great time!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It is really loud there, and it’s busy, between the waiter/waitresses walking by and the people.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband has a bad hip and the manager was very accommodating with getting us a seating arrangement where we could be comfortable and enjoy the evening. Drinks were excellent as was the food. Eclectic and delicious. Place IS noisy though, so don't plan on a quiet evening of conversation. Nice atmosphere and would definitely come back and recommend to anyone. Lots of restaurants in Boston. This was one of the best. Kudos to the owners and managers.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our favorite go-to restaurant in Boston, Stella is always a first-rate dining experience. Ovi is our favorite waiter, but all the people there are invariably welcoming and helpful. First rate wine, not over the top prices, and first rate cocktails. We have tried various appetizers and entrees and have yet to be disappointed. My own regular choice is spaghetti pomodoro with meatballs. No one else comes close to their version of it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting with friendly service!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was good - but the noise level was so high that the waiter got one of our drink orders wrong. The food was excellent and piping hot - not always the case at restaurants these days. The Apple Crostata dessert was superb.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff was fast and attentive. Being a chef I look for hot plates and the plates were hot as was the food. Simple menu some basic Italian dishes. My pasta was cooked perfect and the sauce was delicious. From the cold station beet salad came out on refrigerated with beautiful ice cold red and yellow beets and goat cheese. Love it here

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, ambiance, and service! And Ovi is the best waiter in the city!!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place, everything in its right proportions. Excellent food, great wine, they have a great spanish beer.
It is a little uncomfortable to walk through the reataurant to the restrooms, everything else was very very good.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Restaurant was too loud. Large groups should not be placed in the middle of a busy dining room.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was great but our waiter was not. He was not attentive, impatient, perfunctory and honestly, if this were my first visit I’d never return!

He didn’t introduce himself, he didn’t write down my allergies, etc. We definitely will not be back in the near term.

Tameka

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

They did not have our reservation. Therefore our table preference was not noted or available. Service in back room next to back door was not good with many people breezing by, our waiter had to be asked to fill water although salads arrived 30 seconds after ordered. FOOD is always excellent. Not a fan of the Back room

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food! And really good service right in the south end

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love love love! This is a great restaurant. They have a delicious, reasonably-priced brunch menu, and the staff is extremely welcoming.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went with another couple. All of us loved our meals. Braised rib gnocchi was fabulous, as was the seafood risotto. The Caesar salad was another winner.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The service at Stella’s is consistent and excellent

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was great as was the service. The 4 of us all really enjoyed everything. A stand out was the beef carpaccio. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food delish

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great date spot, delicious cocktails, great food, and affordable. Can feel a bit cramped, but good atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Really delicious food, reasonable priced, fun atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food always wonderful. Same with service. Absolutely love the bolognase. Issues that are negative. .. seems like they crammed more tables in that when anyone passes by (waiter, hostess seating diners) you get bumped. It's winter and have coat on back of chair. Just not comfortable. We'd still go back but hopefully next time they spread tables back out.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Seafood dish was great! Also had wonderful pasta dishes. I will definitely go back to this restaurant. The restaurant and bar were hopping so the noise was a bit loud but I liked the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fabulous cocktails and a fresh, modern take on some traditional Italian meals. The Stella 75 cocktail was on-point and refreshing. Appetizers included the arancini, sausage, and Caesar salad which the staff were kind of enough to split amongst the two of us when presenting at the table. Sicilian swordfish was cooked perfectly as our main course. I look forward to many more return visits to Stella!

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