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Party Size
For 2
Fri, 2/23
9:30 PM
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Booked 8 times today
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524 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Stella's is the embodiment of serious Italian cuisine - original recipes and techniques alongside the freshest organic products, housemade cheeses, and carefully selected Italian flavors. Stella's is the perfect place for friends and family to gather - be it at the bar with a chilled martini, an appetizer in the lounge, or dining alfresco while tasting your way through the wine list and menu. Whatever your pleasure or mood, Stella's can make it happen!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm

Happy Hour in Lounge :
Tuesday - Saturday : 2:30pm-7:00pm
Sunday and Monday all day!

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Phone number
(949) 234-1679
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Our patio is available for private parties for lunch and dinner. A minimum number is required for a completely private affair depending on the day and time. The patio offers an ideal setting for Saturday and Sunday afternoon affairs as the restaurant is closed and the ocean views are spectacular. Please call for more information.
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Stella's provides full off-site catering for any event.
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Cross street
PCH & Crown Valley Parkway
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Parking details
We are in the shopping center and there is parking in front, on the South Side, and in the back of the restaurant.
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We feature a live saxophonist Tuesday through Sunday.
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Special events & promotions
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 524 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nice restaurant the food

whock (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Located in the corner of a small shopping center, this is a very good neighborhood restaurant. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes. Service is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The veal picatta, swordfish and lobster ravioli were all excellent. Noise is a bit higher than I would like but overall this is a very pleasant place to enjoy a meal.

vipOut4dinner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a terrible experience here. My husband son and I came to the restaurant on the later side - about 8pm and were seated immediately. A bar tender came over and asked if we wanted a drink- we all declined except water. He said he was not the waiter and he’d be over shortly. After about 10 minutes another bar tender came over and said he wasn’t the waiter but would we like a drink - we said no just waters, and he said the waiter would be over soon. The table next to us had waiters coming over and chatting with them several time’s. Then the same bar tender came back to us and said he could tell us specials even though he wasn’t the waiter. Finally about 25 minutes after we were seated the waiter came over with no apology for how long it took to come to the table. When I asked what happened he laughed and said it’s no problem. We have a process that we take drink orders first. Then with an attitude he said are you ready to order? At that point we were so annoyed waiting so long when there seemed to be so many people working there - that we decided to leave. It was very expensive, the decor was so-so. It’s in the corner of a strip mall.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful evening with my wife. Great service by Daniel and the live musician made it even better. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing evening with a great wine selection

SuzyQ (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and our waiter was superb!! We have dined at your restaurant on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Thank you for the experience!!

barbarah (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Large group 10-12 adults and about 8 kids and we sat across from them they were loud.But it was ok they were having a good time.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, amazing staff and gorgeous views. I would recommend this place to anyone who will listen.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Good is exceptional and entire staff couldn’t be more attentive. It’s become a weekly stop for us Worth the trip. Home cooked

vipNorm (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a great evening altogether! The ambiance and warm atmosphere, the food, the music and our server Daniel were all exceptional! A gem in Dana Point! Would go back anytime when traveling to that area!

OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambience was fine. There was a significant draft so I had to put my heavy jacket back on during dinner. The service was good other than the fact the server wasn't able to answer some questions about the menu (...and didn't ask the chef). The food was not innovative, but they commanded a price that rivaled some of the best restaurants in Dana Point/Laguna Beach on New Year's Eve. This was our first and only visit. Too many better options in the area.