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Stella Vita

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902 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 434-4444
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Mexico
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I always feel underdressed when I go but I usually go wearing a Tshirt and shorts, the owner is very nice. The food is really good. I think I had ordered duck and it was very tasty and something I've never eaten before. I'd go here for a romantic formal dinner or a formal business dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

No alcohol served. In transition to new ownership. No liquor license. We did not stay. Would be nice to have a glass of wine with dinner

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LAS CRUCES
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522 reviews 522 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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300 reviews 300 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
408 helpful votes 408 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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42 reviews 42 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?