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Stella's, Dana Point, CA

Stella's

4.8
4.8
1239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Stella's is the embodiment of serious Italian cuisine - original recipes and techniques alongside the freshest organic products, housemade cheeses, and carefully selected Italian flavors. Stella's is the perfect place for friends and family to gather - be it at the bar with a chilled martini, an appetizer in the lounge, or dining alfresco while tasting your way through the wine list and menu. Whatever your pleasure or mood, Stella's can make it happen!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour in Lounge Mon, Sun 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 2:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 234-1679
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Stella's provides full off-site catering for any event. Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our patio is available for private parties for lunch and dinner. A minimum number is required for a completely private affair depending on the day and time. The patio offers an ideal setting for Saturday and Sunday afternoon affairs as the restaurant is closed and the ocean views are spectacular. Please call for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    PCH & Crown Valley Parkway
  • Parking details
    We are in the shopping center and there is parking in front, on the South Side, and in the back of the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    We feature a live saxophonist Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,239 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,239 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite date spot! Love the saxophone player 😊

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  2. BenM

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and drinks. Jamison did a great job

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  3. lizdanapoint

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Patrick was excellent and the food was delicious.

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  4. LNiel

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Views, amazing food, live music and fabulous service! We’ll be back!

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  5. Ellen

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed everything so much. Food was delicious and service by Ivan was great. Especially liked the saxophone music provided and we got to pick out a few of our favorite songs that he played.

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  6. JudithG

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server (Ivan) and excellent good.

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  7. Nick

    Orange County

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation and we were seated on time. The service was perfect. Our waiter was on top of things and took great care of us. Lobster ravioli appetizer was really good. The cioppino was excellent! Not too spicy as sometimes it can be. There is a saxophone musician who takes requests. Plays at a level where it's not too loud, you and speak and enjoy your meal. Over all a wonderful dinner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! House Pinot noir, salad, pasta and dessert were exceptional. Attentive server and fantastic ambience

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  9. KrysJ

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is fantastic, pricing is good but service is the best. Fun professional waiter. Don’t miss the opportunity to find this gem of an Italian restaurant .

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  10. SusanB

    Orange County

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers are always pleasure, friendly and attentive. And the food is yummy!

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FAQs

Stella's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stella's is rated 4.8 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stella's

17 Monarch Bay Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    PCH & Crown Valley Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour in Lounge Mon, Sun 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 2:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We are in the shopping center and there is parking in front, on the South Side, and in the back of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We feature a live saxophonist Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 234-1679
  • Catering
    Stella's provides full off-site catering for any event. Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our patio is available for private parties for lunch and dinner. A minimum number is required for a completely private affair depending on the day and time. The patio offers an ideal setting for Saturday and Sunday afternoon affairs as the restaurant is closed and the ocean views are spectacular. Please call for more information.
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