Stella's - Richmond

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$30 and under
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Greek
Stella’s honors rustic & modern Greek cuisine, bringing the freshest ingredients & Mediterranean fare table side.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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r
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella's never disappoints! A Richmond staple that I'll go back to over and over and over again.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was delicious. We started with their mushroom soup and their oyster special . The oysters were probably some of the best I’ve ever had. The rockfish special was crazy good . We ended with salted caramel gelato . Creamy deliciousness

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellas is Mediterranean dining at its best and freshest... from the grilled calamari to the planks of fresh feta everywhere, you’ll be delighted by the depth of flavor and the attention to detail in every dish. It was crowded inside, but in a pleasant, bustling city way, and the experience left me feeling cosmopolitan and satiated. The story is charming, the food is well planned and delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful— you can’t miss!

B
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of Richmond’s best restaurants in terms of longevity. They have been around forever, and it is with good reason. They serve up some of the best Greek and Italian comfort food in the city, the atmosphere is vibrant, a little noisy, but the activity just makes the experience that much better. This is one of our favorites, and we will return many times.

s
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant, and it lived up to all the enthusiastic recommendations we received when we moved to Richmond A couple of months ago. We sat next to a Greek couple who came all the way from Virginia Beach, as they do often just to have a meal at Stella’s. The food was sublime, and the service warm and exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 20th Birthday

BB
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I absolutely LOVE Stellas and always enjoy when we are able to make it in. They are always busy which is amazing. Food is top notch, drinks are wonderful and the experience is all around a 10/10. It’s definitely one of (if not #1) my favorite restaurants in Richmond and/or all of VA.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, as is always the case. Friends for NYC were very impressed ny this Richmond gem.

EC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the quality of the basic dishes.

C
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the service was on point and highly recommend getting some dishes to share amongst friends!

AH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Vegetarian friendly. Already made our next reservation.

ED
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!

JN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stella's feels like it is located right in the middle of a quant neighborhood. It is a beautiful space, very cozy. The value is quite good for the amount and quality of food that you receive. Excellent staff, very friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable.

k
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was personable, kind, knowledgeable, and wonderful as usual!

TN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food! My godmother enjoyed her birthday dinner and my sister and I were completely satisfied! By the way the #5 Pasta is delicious but it’s meant to feed at least two!

M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, and so reasonably priced! Lovely decor and lively atmosphere. Just love this place. We have been here twice now and not disappointed either time. Service is great - attentive but not overly so. The mushroom soup is worth a trip to Richmond - just for the soup! All the dishes were great, tho. Terrific!

EK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella’s is the perfect Place for Christmas Eve dinner. Food is spectacular and the energy in the house was festive and friendly.

m
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable dinner with out of town family. Flat bread flavors always mesh perfectly. Octopus was tender and delicious. A first for some of us. The rockfish skillet and lamb were table favorites. Thank you for another terrific family memory. BTW we loved our server, Alex, who was attentive, and who perflectly handled my brother in law. Thanks, as always.

k
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

This was my second time at Stella's and first time was great. Along with that previous experience and recommendations from others it was on my christmas list for a night out. Unsure if it was the time of year-being so busy but my dinner was awful. It came to our table cold and slightly uncooked. I didn't ask how my dinner partner's was but assume okay. It was so busy I didn't ask the waiter to take it back. Oh, well. Doubt I'll go back.

l
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and service! Pretty tight and crowded. Nowhere to wait for your table

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were at a table closest to the door and were extremely cold every time the door opened. I would not expect to be seated at that table with a reservation, noting a special occasion. Otherwise, we enjoyed our dinner.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic here — you really can’t go wrong. Service was great this time as well; the waiter heard me mention that it was someone’s birthday in conversation so he brought a dessert with a candle without us even asking. Very thoughtful. Always enjoy the ambience of this place and the wonderful food

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always our go to date spot, great food and great atmosphere. They were pretty busy this time so things moved a little slower than usual but our server was lovely and we had a great time!

G
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella’s never disappoints. The food is always amazing. We had the meatballs as an appetizer and they were delicious . The roasted chicken as well as the petite filet with crab was cooked to perfection. My favorite resin Richmond by far.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We come to Richmond only once a year, but we always go to Stella's - wish we had such a place back home. Service is wonderful, the food is delicious, and everyone in the place looks happy, diners and staff.

B
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stella's is the best restaurant in Richmond, in my opinion. It would be a top spot in any of the major cities. I feel lucky to have it here in Richmond. The food is flavorful, fresh, and always (somehow) perfectly executed. The staff are pros. It's not cheap, but it's comparable to any fine dining in the area. The real reason the bill is high is it's so hard to not order everything! I am consistently impressed every time I come here.

LM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and experience on our way to Hamilton! - food was excellent, especially the special appetizer of the day, Lamb lollipops (anytime it is on offer, you must try it!!) - very friendly and efficient staff - timing of serving each course was impeccable - added treat was enjoyable neighboring tables with whom we shared very pleasant occasional conversation - highly recommend Stella''s

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service and Reasonable Prices. WHo could ask for anything more.

n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Second visit, disappointed. On reservation, noted birthday, and was told candle on dessert, missed. No price provided for special, ended up being much more than other entrees, and had only 2 shrimp.
Friends dish came out less then warm.
Love the place, and will return, but a disappointment the second round. Will give them one more try

m
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We had a booth since we had 5 people, and frankly the noise level was far better and less intrusive there. Excellent food as always, continuing tradition of the best in Richmond.

r
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated just a few minutes after our reservation time at 9 PM but the restaurant was still packed on a Saturday night. Drinks at the bar while we waited were delicious. Once we were seated, Our server Alex was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly without being overbearing. The entree portions are extremely generous and every dish we ordered was on point. Thank you Stella’s!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant overall! Finally got to try this out for a date night and was not disappointed! Atmosphere, food, service were all great and we will definitely return. No wonder this restaurant books out months in advance!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Great bread and meatballs and fish. The only minor thing wrong was that it was a bit cold.

f
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Stella's is one of my top go-to restaurants in Richmond for lunch and dinner. Consistent flavor and quality
BUT last night, we were seated at 5:00 and told our table would be needed for a 6:45 seating. Her delivery was awful. I get it, it's a small restaurant with high demand. I come only once a year for dinner and at 5pm with friends for a $200+bill. Meanwhile, three 4-top tables were left unseated for more than an hour. More than likely, we would have been gone by that time but we waited for the server to tell us specials, bring food and had to ask for our dinner to be reheated!
All that to say, food was delicious, our server was great and we'll be back.

OT
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent and are consistently excellent! We love Stella's!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dear friend who I hadn’t seen in many months due to her travel and I attended dinner at 5pm. The staff was so cordial for us despite us staying for 2.5 years for dinner. Never did we feel rushed in catching up with one another, and the food was absolutely superb. It’s a bustling place, yet the staff makes your experience feel very private and valued at the same time. I can not recommend Stella’s enough.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent as usual. The noise level is so bad that even the younger members of our party had trouble hearing.

F
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to vacation in Greece. Stella's transports us there the rest of the time.

GP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little slow but I would definitely recommend because the food is amazing!

SL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

LOVED this restaurant. We've been to the one in Charleston and now in Richmond also. Terrific service and food for awesome prices. I believe my boyfriend and I got a bottle of wine, 5 small plates, and two entrees for $140 (before tip). He RAVED about the No 5 pasta - huge portion without sacrificing flavor and quality. I had the artichoke moussaka and it was a perfect balance of savory/sweet and not overly heavy. We will definitely consider driving all the way to Richmond (about 1.5 hours away) just to eat here - yes, it's that good. The only reason I downgraded the ambiance is because it is a tiny place that fills up quickly. There's only one booth I believe, and we were sat closely to other 2-top tables, so we would have preferred more space. However, this won't deter us from visiting again whatsoever.