Horrible service! Food was mediocre. We will not be back!
The food is outstandingand the ambienceis top notch. We will go back again and again!!
It was great!
We love Stella’s!
Ivan was AMAZING - V cute - would go back for drinks
Always great. Super neighborhood place. Food excellent.
Our first time to Stella's and certainly not our last. We were staying at the Monarch up the hill and the valet recommended the restaurant, and boy are we glad he did. We're former New Yorkers, so our standards for Italian are pretty high. And Stella's met them with flying colors. From the appetizers to the specials and the wine selection, completely delicious from start to finish. Our waiter Ivan was outstanding. We will absolutely be paying them another visit on our next trip to the OC. Highly recommend!
I don't want anyone else to know about this charming little diamond but they need the business. Unbelievable and perfect.
I love the atmosphere at Stellas, though I miss the sax player. The food was fine but not memorable.
Greatest food for the value. Fantastic service and thrilled to eat out!! Very safe!
Dishes too salty, told waiter, did nothing
One of the best places to eat Italian food.
Every meal was just amazing.
My first experience at this Italian restaurant. The food was fresh. So many choices to choose from and every dish was impressive. Our waiter recommended a great wine also. Very nice ambiance for a date.
Great Italian food! I'm Italian, and rarely go to out for Italian, because I'm always disappointed. Stella's get it right, every time! And, the service is terrific.
We were looking for a good Italian place to eat and good thing we found Stellas. The food was delicious and the service was really good. The patio was covered and nice and warm. We will go back for sure.
By far best restaurant I’ve been too. Everything was amazing and food was perfect. I will definitely be returning
Michael’s service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Thank you for accommodating us, Marcelo!
Birthday celebration. They have wonderful food as always and the staff are extremely attentive! Get the mussels and the Sea Bass!!!!
Great as usual! Stella's is a fave of ours. We like its consistency, great service and ambiance at least before COVID restrictions. We discovered the garlic bread on this visit and highly recommend it.
waiter was rude and stated they had 2 hour limit but there had approximately 15 % capacity being used. Would never go back.
This was a great last nite dinner with friends due to gruesome NEWSOM’s outrageous unfair dishonest shutdowns!
We discovered Stella's a couple of months ago and love going back. The food is great and the service is outstanding. The staff is very friendly and ready to make your dining experience top notch. There is also live music - a gentleman playing the sax to recorded accompaniment. He was very good and enhanced the ambience. I am looking forward to or next visit. Five stars go to our waiter, Gage. He is outstanding. Stella's is a hidden gem!
A superb gem! The lobster ravioli is a must! All of the ingredients were so fresh and were cooked to perfection. Cant wait to visit again in the near future
Due to the circle of life, our traditional Thanksgiving giving plans had to change, so we tried Stella’s Italian. Had a wonderful experience, the atmosphere and warm family feel was amazing, I’m grateful you were open!!
Fabulous food, good service,who could ask for more!
The usual great experience at Stella’s. Top notch service, quality service in a great atmosphere, especially in a strip center location.
We were looking for another Dana Point Italian restaurant and happened onto Stella's. Went online and was able to make a reservation for an immediate table that night. Other places in the Dana Point need a day or two in advance. What we found once we arrived was a quiet place to have dinner. We were seated by the fireplace cozy and warm. The menu had many alternative selections. Everything from service, bar, to food was excellent. We will be dinning at Stella's more often.
We love Stella’s! The food is consistently great and true to the italian cuisine it is advertised to be and Gage is just the best!!!
Great food and so close to home!! Love that we discovered this place!
Wonderful lunch with my dear friend!! Food was perfect, as usual. Can't wait to visit again!
Service impeccable. Ambiance fabulous, love the music. Food was delicious!
The dining area is nice and spaced enough to feel safe. The food was OK!
Service very nice
House wine very good for house - Pinot liked
Food way too expensive, bring it down please.
Choppino... seafood cooked nicely- $44.00?????
And not even choppino- served over a bowl of Tomato sauce. I’m a personal chef & know Choppino-
There was NO TIME in preparing the base sauce for this dish!
Pizza ordinary, salmon dish good.
Spaghetti meatballs - ok
We sadly may not return
Chicken pasta dish with very dried out chicken. Not good this time.
Excellent authentic Italian food!
food was great as usual and good to see Gary back playing the sax
Food was great! And service was great!
Great outdoor seating. Beautiful view. Awesome service. Wonderful wine. Amazing food. We will definitely be back!!!
Stella's offers a lovely setting for sunsets, delicious traditional Italian food, and above-average wine list. Mario, our waiter, was new to us and we all loved his wit, his attention and recommendations. While the saxophonist adds a nice touch, he tends to be a bit too intrusive both in terms of the volume of his playing and his roaming through the dining room to solicit requests.
Nonetheless, it is a "go-to" place for locals. Out-of-towners should be impressed, too.
Wife had Muscles and I had Veal, both nice preparations. Good Caesar Salad to begin with. A very pleasant evening out.
Stella's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Stella's is rated 4.6 stars by 824 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.