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902 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 434-4444
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 44
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy dining in the old town

Elegant and friendly, Stella Vita is not like anywhere else I've been in Alamogordo. A proper European style restaurant, smartly appointed and no blaring TV's, just your party, the very helpful staff and good food. The menu is compact, but our group would certainly recommend the stuffed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
stuntboys-dad
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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LAS CRUCES
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504 reviews 504 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We tried this because some of the Tripadvisor reviews were good. First of all, it's pricy--$16.50 for the least expensive entree, which is a bit above our budget. Second, the sirloin steak I got was so tough I couldn't chew most of it. However, the salad was great--nice assorted greens, some tomatoes, some cucumbers and the sweet balsamic dressing was... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Elegant and friendly, Stella Vita is not like anywhere else I've been in Alamogordo. A proper European style restaurant, smartly appointed and no blaring TV's, just your party, the very helpful staff and good food. The menu is compact, but our group would certainly recommend the stuffed mushrooms, soups, and steak or duck entrees. All of the dishes were high... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Alamogordo for 3 years and this was my first time at Stella Vita...wish I would've found this place sooner! The room itself is tastefully decorated with lovely lighting (no harsh, bright, fluorescence bulbs); only thing needing an upgrade are the cafeteria style chairs. We had stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and they were delicious followed by... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stella Vita's advertises as a dinning restaurant, however not Friday night. We had early reservations and there was only 2 other tables being served. My wife's soup was so salty she couldn't eat it, the rest of her meal (ribeye) was just okay.... I ordered the filet which was just okay too and the sides came at just better than... More 

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Carefree
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290 reviews 290 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was one of the darkest/ dreariest restaurants in which we have dined anywhere on the planet, giving new meaning to minimalism. The lighting was like being in a dungeon and there are no windows in this restaurant if you happen to be claustrophobic. The interior palette was boring tan and brown with no other color, design or interest anywhere... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice, quiet, and classy atmosphere. Any meal is good. Don't necessarily need to dress up or be fancy to eat here.

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Navarre, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The only reason I say uptown is because it is a fancy restaurant. They have very good food, quiet dining and not a bad place to eat. Probably the nicest dining place in town.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were in town for just one night and visited Stella Vita due to the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is a very nice restaurant with upscale, modern big-city feel to the dining room. There was pleasant classical music playing throughout the meal. It was mostly empty as we were there just before closing (9 pm) on a Saturday night. The... More 

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Tiburon, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For whatever reason my experience of this restaurant was very different from others. I was there on a Saturday night, just before 8 PM and the place was largely deserted with little atmosphere. The soup (mushroom) was excellent but the steak was mediocre at best; lacking in flavor and chewy (not in a positive way). I'm baffled as to how... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant. My waiter Brandon was personable and knowledgable about the menu. The crab cakes were delicious with the Asian salad. Chefs pasta special of shrimp artichokes and feta was ok. Pasta was al dente but very monochromatic white looking. Taste was good. Artichokes were left off by mistake but my waiter had the chef supply them later. Bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 902 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alamogordo
  • Phone Number: (575) 434-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?