Service and food was outstanding!
We’ve lived in the area for 13 years and this is our first visit. We’ll definitely be back.
This restaurant is always a pleasure . . . great setting, great service and great food!
We were happy with everything. The asparagus were so good I ordered another side order.
Great food and service
The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!
Had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed their food and the view!
Amazing staff, very friendly. Best Italian food in the area
Excellent food and service. Everyone working there was extremely friendly and accommodating. Views in the patio are fantastic (ocean views). Great wine selection and not a huge mark-up on wine price.
Great place with great food, service and entertainment!
I can easily recommend this restaurant for the quality of its food and service. It's one of the few restaurants in the area where you can get fresh Dover or Pacific sole on the menu, cooked deliciously with tasty fingerling potatoes. Also, the pasta choices are excellent as well. There's a nice feature every night except Monday with a softly played saxophone in the corner of the main dining room and adjacent to the bar/lounge so all can enjoy. My only luke warm criticism is the main dining room can be noisy if the wrong mix of diners are in the room as was the case for us. It can be a bit chilly on a cool night because of its canvas roof. There are gas heaters however but one person's chilly is another persons comfort zone, so it can be an issue. Other than that, its truly a great restaurant hidden away in a little strip center with views of the Pacific Ocean from the main dining room.
Stellas’s never disappoints. The menu is lovely with ‘specials’ added every night.....entertainment if you’re lucky enough to go on a night he’s on.....service that is friendly....cozy ambiance.....always a good time with friends
Entrees were too expensive for the quality received!
Great food and ambiance. This place is really a hidden treasure.
Food and service was excellent. Atmosphere casual and enjoyable.
Loved everything about it and will be back!
We really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was authentic Italian, fresh, and tasty. Service was superb. The particular night we went, there was a saxophonist and that added so much to our visit. He interacted with our daughter asking for requests and being so friendly. Not let the location (being in a strip mall) fool you. It is a very good restaurant.
Great atmosphere! Loved the sax player! We will definitely be back!
It was our last night of vacation and we were craving Italian. We found Stella's through a friend and were not disappointed! It was great!
My only misgiving about Stella's is the food is not as good a it should be. Appetisers are fine but entrees tend to be overcooked and heavy in oils and or sauce. Ambiance, service, Gary on the saxophone are all great, but the dinners keep me from visiting this establishment more regularly.
I just loved our dining experience . My mother was recommended to visit Stella's by the owner after a long and very pleasant conversation with her. We both decided to go for dinner there as it was my mother's last night in Newport as she was travelling back to London . The attention to detail by our server was superb - nothing was too much trouble for a fussy English palate . We both had a wonderful evening . My mum remarked that this was exactly what she was expecting from her conversation with Jacqueline . There is no doubt we will be coming again . 5 Stars all the way!
Service from daniel our waiter and Mike the bartender was terrific...apps and entrees very good ...pastas were overcooked. ..sax player adds a nice ambiance to the evening...
This has an incredible atmosphere where music and the fireplace are the prefect date environment.
We loves Stellas The food is great and we love the music.
My wife and I visited Stella’s on a cold, windy and rainy afternoon for a late lunch. The food and service were outstanding. We tried the linguine with meat sauce, and the sausage/penne pasta dishes. Both were quite tasty, and well presented! The restaurant manager Ricardo and his staff member Ramon checked in with us periodically to make sure everything was good. Both gentlemen made us feel welcomed and at ease! We will definitely be returning to Stella’s to enjoy their cuisine again!!
The best service and food as always. Can’t wait to come back
This was our 3rd or 4th trip to Stellas & were disappointed by the lackluster entre (chicken parmigiana w/linguini), only “2 glasses” left of a. Belle Glos Pinot, & a sluggis/disinterested waiter. The minestrone was excellent, however only bringing the overall rating up to average. Still, I doubt that I will go again.
Food was good. We sat next to the prep station. That was a dummer. Sax player was good.
Lovely Valentine Day meal. Warm &cozy with the fireplace alight. Service and food superb.
If you want a warm atmospheric dinner, grab an outdoor table. There's a fireplace crackling near by and area heaters warming the air. The lighting is softened by the wooden interior and perfect for a romantic evening or a friendly gathering. Topped with a smooth jazz soundscape by thier talented live musician.
I went once with my best friend for a casual dinner and again with my girl for Valentine's. We loved it.
We went for lunch. We were the Only ones there @ 12:30. 2 more wandered into the bar later.
The manager/ server was. Dry mice & inviting.
Had a delicious salad. Wild greens with artichoke etc. dressing was especially good. Tangy without being too acidic. Pizza with meats was good.
I love this restaurant!
Friendly staff. Food was excellent. Very relaxed and enjoyable meal with friends. will be going back soon
Couple of not so good meals there. The salmon on their menu is a large piece covered in an unappealing sauce - something like you would get a Denny's for 1/4 of the cost. One time I asked for the scallops with vegetables instead of pasta and got scallop soup. Their flatbread is the worst in Orange County, they use pizza dough and just spread it thin. The 'outdoor' seating is not really outdoors, it is in a area covered by an awning - it is cool in the winter months. The seating along the wall in the outdoors area is held up by cinder blocks.
Stella’s is the best Italian restaurant in town!! We came in for a casual dinner & had the best night ever. The owners, Marcelo & Jackie are the sweetest. Our server was so aware but we never felt rushed or anything. Customer service was overall phenomenal. Not to mention the food was absolutely delicious! They have live music, patio & inside seating, & a full service bar. I will definitely be back! & i strongly recommend!!
Awful experience. The noise level on the patio was like being at "Chuck Cheese" with better food. I had requested an inside table as the same thing happened to me the time before. Even the staff and saxophone player were rolling their eyes.
As a couple that have enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions, it will be tough to select this restaurant in the future.
This was our first time here. We selected Stella's because it was convenient to meet our friends, being it was equal driving distance. Our server, Sean, was great. The food was tasty and HH selections good.
However, their website menu is years [confirmed by our server] out-of-date in both items and pricing. I think the owner should be advised to keep their online menu's current, as many guests, including myself, look online for information when going to a restaurant for the first time!
This was our monthly dinner date with besties and it was a perfect evening.
This is a must try! The best eating experience ever! Great food, great staff, great atmosphere, great everything!!! You will not be disappointed!
Stella’s is a wonderful Italian restaurant. Intimate feel, great service, and a sax player to round the experience out.