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902 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 434-4444
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
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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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
383 helpful votes 383 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
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Senior Contributor
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
135 helpful votes 135 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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Southwest
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. A really class spot in downtown Alamogordo, but casual enough for everyone to enjoy. Everything was perfect. They have done a wonderful job decorating one of the lovely old downtown buildings. It's simple chic - it could be a bistro in Miami Beach or San Francisco. But fortunately, it’s in our little town of Alamogordo. You... 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?