The one thing we can really say about Stella's is that it is really authentic Greek but with very special items on the menu. This was our second time there and everything we have tried was exceptional, from the house wine to the must have grilled octopus and the Greek coffee. Seating is quaint and the wait staff is really knowledgeable about all the menu items and specials of the day. Nice that you can order smaller plates and share, so yo can try many different items. Prices are very reasonable. The place is always busy so make reservations. We don't know how we have missed Stella's up until recently. AAA+++
Waiter was “ok”. He did not add to the experience but didn’t take from it. If I could request waiters, he would not be on my request list.
Tables are very close.
On the other hand the entree, one of the nightly special, was out of this world! For the food Stella’s deserves five stars!
Loved it! Our second visit to Stella's, from out of town. It's in a neighborhood, not off a main street, but easy to find. We're working our way thru the menu upon each visit, starting with the meze! Last time, lamb, dolmades, spanakopita, saganaki. This time, grilled octopus (large tentacles, tender & moist), tiropita, large keftedes, kalamari. Tzaziki, skordalia... very nice bread. The wines are all Greek, a fairly extensive list, bottles and by the glass--and they have an excellent red and white that are vacuum-sealed, also by the glass. Our server was cordial, efficient and very knowledgeable about the wines. The table next to us had one of the evening's specials, rockfish topped with HUGE lumps of crabmeat over roasted veg. Looked wonderful (and they confirmed). Fabulous overall, can't wait till our next visit!
We were called the night before to confirm our reservation, which was for our wedding anniversary. We arrived to find the restaurant closed due to 1 inch of snow that had fallen during the day. A phone call or e-mail blast would have been appreciated! We ended up eating at Mama 'Zu's which was open and had a good crowd.
We live in the neighborhood but go infrequently due to difficulty getting in. The food is always exceptionally good. The salad, grilled octopus, shrimp and spanakopita were all great. Service was efficient and friendly. The place is a little loud.
The food was amazing! The place is small and busy but it is worth it. Make sure you make a reservation.
We wanted a little place to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary and our son suggested Stellas, Since we are new to the area.. The food and service was outstanding! I just wish the noise level could have been toned down a bit, it was a little hard to hear even though we were 12 inches away from one another. But we will return!
Food and service were good but noise level way too high. Difficult to carry on conversation.
Stella's was outstanding as always. Highest recommendation!
The rockfish specaial was one of the best meals ever. Extraordinary!!
Stella’s is always crowded on a Friday night, this night was no exception. The dining experience was enjoyable as always. The waiter was attentive and on point, getting our order in as a large party was being sat. Otherwise our food would have been delayed.
I was a "first-timer". We had a party of four. Made our reservation weeks in advance in order to get in, but it was well worth the wait. They were very busy but were able to deliver great service and food! Making another reservation now!
AMAZING! Simply AMAZING
Rockfish special was really great!!!
A terrific evening beginning with cocktails, followed by wonderful food. The oysters as an appetizer were just great, followed by steak and lamb. The dessert called EMKE was light as air and very flavorful. First time visit, but won't be the last!!!
Best restaurant we've eaten at in Richmond. Will be making reservations here when people come in from out of town!
Third time great waiter Jack! Excellent food delicious
Stella’s was fantastic. We enjoyed the ambiance, the food was delicious and the portions were huge. Our favorite was dessert- the Ekmek. Will definitely return!
Had a 5:30 reservation and called to see if I could move it up to 6:00. Was informed that I could but there was another reservation at 7:30. Asked if it was reasonable to think I could be served and finished by 7:30 and the answer was yes however some folks like to extend the experience by lingering. Food- my wife ordered Moussaka and it had been overcooked to the point of being crunchy! I know we should have sent it back but did not do so. It was disappointing!
The first time we went to Stella's we sat at the bar and had the best food and service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. We were so excited we got reservations and were disappointed in the food and the service. Now back for the third time and had the same results as the second. Maybe we need to take a chance and sit at the bar! Seems the service and the food would be better. Linger, indeed!
Is our 14 years anniversary. Did nothing special for us and didn’t even ask about it. Overall just okay.
My hubby and I were in town for the VMFA's Terracotta Warrior Exhibit; we quickly scanned OpenTable for a place to get dinner and the menu wowed us. Y'all - it all tastes even better than it sounds! I can't remember the name of the mezza, but it's got meal and bechamel sauce wrapped in philo. Do it! Also, get the crab and mushroom soup. I wish we had skipped the tzatziki because it came as a side on two of the dishes we ordered. Oh well, still delicious!!!
Stella's never lets me down! As always everything was fantastic--Service, Food, Ambiance. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I had a friend in from out of town and everything was perfect, THANK YOU!
We went for my adult son’s birthday. Food was very good. Started with the spanakopita and loved the prosecco drink w/ Apertol and St. Germaine. The Rockfish over risotto was a special and was delicious. It was a very pleasurable dining experience and we plan to return!
Great, authentic food. Would highly suggest the appetizer platter. The dining room was a bit loud and try to be seated in a booth away from the draft door but definitely would return again!
Stellas is the best Richmond restaurant and you won’t find better Greek food!
Incredible food, big portions, great wine pairings! One of the best restaurants in Richmond, hands down.
Amazing as always! Great cocktails, specials and desserts.
After making a reservation weeks in advance and getting 2 calls to confirm our reservation, we arrive on time only to wait 20 minutes while parties with later reservations and walk ins are seated before us. We’ve been going to Stella’s for quite some time and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We also know that a reservation is needed, so that was made well in advance. I asked if we could sit at a larger table, that a party of 2 was leaving, because we have been waiting and also so we could enjoy ourselves by not being at a cramped table for two. I was told that all the tables had reservations tonight but she would see what she could do. She was able to sit us at the table for 4, but the table that was intended for us never had anyone seated at it until an hour later and it didn’t appear that anyone else had to wait more than 5 minutes from when they came in for their reservation. After being seated, it took additional time to get service - enough time to pick out our wine, appetizers, entree and sides. Sometime at the restaurant, I got an email from Open Table stating the restaurant informed them that we did not make our reservation and I was sent a reminder of their no-show policy and to follow up!
On this occasion, our food took almost 45 minutes to arrive once we placed our order. It seemed entirely too long and nobody acknowledged how long it took to get our food. Good food but overrated. Also, the tables are entirely too close together. My wife's butt was in somebody's cheese plate everytime she got up, and she isn't a big girl.
Just one of the best in Richmond that's all. Fair prices, great food. Make a reservation today.
Seating is a little tight but food was wonderful and service was 👌
Stella's is an all around great place! From casual drinks at the bar, to Sunday brunch, to a decadent dinner, it is good for it all.
Fantastic service and food. And very understanding when we were late and missing 2 people from our reservation because of illness. Richmond gem!
Had an early meal before going to a play. Waiter was helpful with choosing a wine as well as an entree. My husband ordered the lamb which was so tender and flavorful. I ordered the moussaka and split it with my friend. It was savory with a rich sauce. Portions are large so don't be afraid to share a meal. Stella's is always a favorite in the Richmond area.
We get to Stella’s as often as possible when we come to Richmond. The grilled octopus, Stella’s calamari, mushroom and crab bisque and Cypriot salad never disappoint. Dining early means a less noisy restaurant.
Waitress was never at the table and disinterested . Tables were very crowded together and the food was overpriced. Terrible experience, ruined occasion.
My husband and I have been wanting to go to Stella's for quite some time, but they do stay booked up. We were excited to get reservations at 5:30 on a Saturday night for his Birthday. When we arrived the place was full, vibrant and alive! We had a very professional waiter who knew what he was doing. The food did not disappoint. The grilled octopus and sampler platter were delicious. Another great experience at Stella's!
great greek food and homestyle cooking. Excellent service.
There’s a reason why I always recommend Stella’s to people new (and old!) to richmond. The service is great, the ambience is magical, and the food never EVER disappoints! Thank you for always being so wonderful.
Great local place with wonderful menu and service.