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Stella Osteria

81 Clarence st., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
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Ranked #368 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $25 - $50
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: William
Transit: Many transit stops in the immediate vicinity
Description: “DELICIOUS…SUCCULENT…PERFECTLY COOKED…BEAUTIFUL DÉCOR… EXCITING ATMOSPHERE” The Ottawa Citizen Stella is beautiful inside and out. Whether dining on the roof top, or seated in one of the cozy banquettes, Stella serves superbly presented modern Italian cuisine…rooted in tradition. Stella Osteria has thrived amidst the energy and excitement of Ottawa's downtown core since 2006. Draped in a stylish atmosphere and surrounded by a feel of contemporary Italian elegance, Stella Osteria offers patrons a fresh and memorable dining experience like no other.Every meal is expertly prepared and made to order using only the best and freshest ingredients. The menu boasts the finest in both Italian classics and contemporary dishes, complimented by our outstanding level of service. The delectable menu has been paired with an AWARD WINNING WINE LIST, and a large selection of specialty cocktails. During summer months Stella Osteria also offers a beautiful summer rooftop patio perched above the hustle and flow of Clarence Street. ONE OF CANADA’S BEST PLACE TO DINE – Enroute Magazine “CHEEKY COCKTAILS” – Porter Airlines
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English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Walked by here and decided to stop in for dinner. Most entrees between $15-$30, so pretty well priced. The food was really tasty. Nice wine selection. The wait staff were terrific, super friendly and attentive without hovering. We were taking our time after dinner and our waiter made us know he was there without making us feel like we were... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Triples on Saturday for $10. Great deal. In the heart of downtown Ottawa. Our server Devin was probably one of the best servers I've ever had. Drink running out he is on the ball offering another. Will be back!

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Bordeaux, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

while the location is convenient and the decor is modern, perhaps more focus on what goes on the plate would help. while admittedly ordering bruschetta in november in canada is probably foolish, what arrived was just not that great - more marinating time, more vinegar in the dressing could have built flavour. Pizza was OK, but not much better than... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been going to this Restaurant once a year for the past several years. We used to enjoy the food at this restaurant. Not sure if they changed Chef's however the food was not great. My husband took a pizza and it could have been grocery store bought. I took the Short Rib Gnocchi and although tasty it was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a family birthday dinner. We chose to sit indoors. Service was nice.....food came fast, friendly waiter! We ordered a variety of meals and each one was tasty. We all cleared our plates!! We were allowed to bring in our cake and cut up at no extra costs! The waiter actually sang the "Happy Birthday "song to my son... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Delicious salads and appetizer choices. Fresh ingredients. Great service. Would definitely return. Very nice setting in the Byward Market. Worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We met up with some out of town friends who were staying in the Byward Market. What a great place to catch up. We were welcomed by a sweet hostess and seated at a lovely leather banquette....comfy and clean...cozy too. Our waiter was punctual and helpful but also sensitive too, seeing that we had a lot of catching up to... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I and another dear couple went here on a Friday night. It was very busy but our server was great and attentive. I had the salmon and my husband had the chicken parmesan. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The tables are placed far enough apart so you don't feel crowded. It was a cool night but I would... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We booked an early table at Stella Osteria on a Friday night before going to Ottawa Little Theatre, which is walking distance away. Our appetizers were brushcetta and the avocado/spinah dip - very good. We each had a glass of a Resling. For dinner, I had the 8oz sirloin. I was starting to regret my choice as I waited, b/c... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stopped in late afternoon to rest weary feet had some beers and artichoke dip with zucchini sticks. Great people watching and nice staff just not attentive or involved enough with making this a 5 star experience. But glad we stopped.

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Additional Information about Stella Osteria

Address: 81 Clarence st., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-2200
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bar

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