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About Stella's - Richmond

Stella’s honors rustic & modern Greek cuisine, bringing the freshest ingredients & Mediterranean fare table side.

1012 Lafayette Street
Richmond, VA 23221
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(804) 358-2011

Stella's - Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (26)
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Authentic (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Worth the Drive (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Romantic (17)
Cozy (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Tapas (15)
Fun (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

I thought the food was great, but I've got to ding them a little. My Lamb shank was cold in the center. I wasn't a problem long, my food was warmed up and I could enjoy the rest of my meal. Best noodles I've ever had and service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Terrific as always! Portions are always larger than expected. SUCH good food. Stella is a wonder!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

outstanding food with an energetic vibe. Service is always spot on.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hearty portions, nice ambiance, delicious food. Great experience for a birthday dinner. Service was extremely attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner at Stellas is always a delicious and special experience and we drive an hour to get there. We’ve always had great service and friendly staff. For some reason this time our server did not want to be there and did not want to wait on us and it was made clear. That said, we would return to Stella’s whenever we have the opportunity.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were great. The only downside is that it was loud and difficult to have a conversation.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Greek salad, flatbread appetizer, pasta and meat sauce entree and pan seared rockfish entree were all good! Hosting and server personnel were nice as always.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

always love Stellas! Never disappoints. Feels authentic and its enjoyable to try so much delicious food that is different from what you would get elsewhere. Love the Meze menu and all the options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to Stella's for our Anniversary. Excellent food and service. Big portions. Call a few weeks ahead for reservations! Wonderful and worth it!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and great service. Very large portions. Appetizers were great also. We enjoyed our entire experience at Stella’s

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Unfortunate that they do not provide separate checks. It makes it difficult for several friends going out dinner together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant with great ambiance and service but the food doesn't measure up. Halloumi appetizer was very good but the much touted grilled octopus tasted like plain dry grilled chicken breast. Cocktails were definitely on the too sweet side. Stella's calamari was pretty good but could have had more flavor. Saganaki cheese was nothing to write home about. But the worst was the house baklava which lacked all the usual delights of traditional flaky baklava. This restaurant doesn't live up to the hype.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic, as always!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I live in the neighborhood and often walk here, it is wonderful. Never does the food disappoint. It's food like your mom could never cook as a child!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Stella's is phenomenal all around. Delicious food, excellent service, dishes cooked to perfection, large portions, great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food great service as always

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Crowded and noisy, but service was excellent as was the food.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Stella's never disappoints! Charming ambiance with good lighting. Everything is delicious, especially the seafood dishes, and the service is stellar. Our waiter Ben has extensive knowledge about the menu items and was delightful to interact with. The cocktails are interesting, the wine list has lots of great options. You can't go wrong with the specials. Can't say enough positive. Have been many times and will return!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place! Had kinda a snooty waiter though who made us feel uncomfortable but great food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Amazing food, great service and always love the ambiance!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good Greek restaurants are hard to come by, and this certainly isn't one of them. This particular one has a great reputation, but sadly, the food just isn't that great. Though the tiropita has a decent flavor, the consistency was that of paste. The cheeses in tiropita should have texture to them. The avgolemono had too much lemon that it was overbearing. The Kotopolo was just okay. For the prices charged for these dishes, they need to be on par. I'm curious to come back on a Sunday that they are serving loukoumades, but aside from that, I don't plan on eating here again.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great experience at Stella's. Food was wonderful, waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. Restrooms were clean. Definitely get a reservation, the line for walk-ins was long, very popular place.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. The service was great too. Only criticism is that the tables were too close together and the chairs were not very comfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My friend and I wanted a nice dinner out where we could chat and catch up. Stella's was perfect. Our cocktails were phenomenal and so was the food. Our table was ready when we arrived and the waiter gave great recommendations. We ordered a couple small plates and one entree to share which was perfect. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This is the real deal for Greek food. Authentic recipes from a Greek immigrant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Got there in the evening looking for parking spots, had to circle twice to finally got it.
The place was so noisy, waiter was nice but food was not what we expected for the place like this. Very disappointed, will not return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Stella's was wonderful as always! Great food, perfect service, good times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The small plates allow you to taste a variety of delicious options. Get one of the daily specials. Sharing is easy and fun. It's loud at busier times, but we got used to it.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Stella's is so so good! The ambience is amazing and the food is incredibly delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Oysters on half shell and roasted potatoes were delicious. I was very disappointed with the metallic taste of the lamb chops and the Lima beans.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A great neighborhood place with absolutely the best Greek food I've had. Cocktail menu is interesting, wine list not quite as much but still good (sparkling wine on tap if you can't make up your mind). Had the special salad with lamb bacon--more than enough for two. That, a starter (the feta, also incredible) and two entrees was way, way too much food for two humans. That didn't stop us from getting dessert and coffee.

Absolutely the best Moussaka I have ever had, anywhere, period. Everything we saw coming out of the kitchen looked great. We will be back.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our waiter was awesome, and he was very attentive and educated on the menu! My boyfriend got the number 5 pasta and I got to mousakka- both were sweet and tart all at the same time. The serving size was huge, so you definitely got your moneys worth for a 15-16 dollar per plate meal. We finished the dinner with the creme brulee and it came out still hot, which was perfect. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing food and people.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Unbelievable dinner. I haven't been here in 5 years, but I am back in town and Stella's is HOT. Exception fish special with risotto, which was perfectly cooked and the flavor was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 8, 2017

No question Richmond has a great restaurant scene and Stella's has been part of it even before there was a "scene" in Richmond. We keep coming back to this place because it is just very good. Never disappointed, food is great, service is great! Just GO!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great Greek cuisine, can be crowded and loud. Not a place for a romantic conversation as you are sitting right next to someone you don't know. Food is amazing however, go for that!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Entrees were served before we finished our appetizers andwaiter had no regard when we told him this. Lamb entrees were overlooked.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is perhaps my favorite Richmond restaurant. I have never had a bad meal here and love the vibe. A lot of great selections on the menu and the food tastes great. Good wine choices and have loved some Greek wines I have never tried before. I love the Salmon with the spinach rice dish in particular and the Greek salad is of course, divine. GO!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent as always! Calamari and ocgtopus were excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very good appetizers, we got the hummus and meatballs. My entree, I was not so impressed by. I had the sampler, which was ruined by the pork slouvaki. Completely dry and tough. Not good. The meal was salvaged by the desert, a rich salted caramel gelato. Overall, atmosphere was unique and the restaurant had good vibes.

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