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Stellina Restaurant

47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
617-924-9475
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Ranked #10 of 101 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Description: For over 25 years Stellina has been serving regional Italian food in an informal setting in Watertown Center. Our menu offers a complete range of seasonal specials, in addition to an extensive selection of specialty drinks and wines.Stellina also offers outdoor dining in the warmer months. Every Tuesday in our bar The Noteworthy Jazz Quartet plays jazz standards and originals, along with selections from The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge.Private dining for parties from 15 to 70 are available, with full and cocktail food and drink menus offered in a variety of price ranges.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: For over 25 years Stellina has been serving regional Italian food in an informal setting in Watertown Center. Our menu offers a complete range of seasonal specials, in addition to an extensive selection of specialty drinks and wines.Stellina also offers outdoor dining in the warmer months. Every Tuesday in our bar The Noteworthy Jazz Quartet plays jazz standards and originals, along with selections from The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge.Private dining for parties from 15 to 70 are available, with full and cocktail food and drink menus offered in a variety of price ranges.
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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We came here for dinner as a couple to celebrate my birthday. We were lucky to eat outside next to the fountain and the grapevines. Do make a reservation if you plan to go - the place was busy even in the middle of the week. The food and the service were good. I particularly like the fact that they... More

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For a restaurant tucked into strip with banks and CVS, you'd never guess the brick patio, grapevine arbor covered patio. With beautiful planters and a fountain, it's hard to believe that CVS is literally next door. The panini are amazing--half panini with soup in the winter is perfect antidote for endless ice. Pasta with spinach and fresh figs on the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I have dined here often over the years and have always enjoyed both the food and the courteous service. We're not in Watertown all that often but whenever we are Stellina's comes to mind as a great place for an affordably delicious dinner.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was a great surprise to find Carbonara on the menu -- the pasta dish that I fell in love with in Italy. This little Italian restaurant is a rare find in Watertown, with interesting dishes. The Creme Brûlée Napolean is out of this world!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If I could give a place zero stars, I would. This used to be our favorite northern Italian restaurant in the suburbs. Recently three of us went on a weekend evening for dinner. Food and service were both awful. Caprese salad had unripe tomatoes and a heap of crushed garlic so high I could taste nothing. The artisan pizza was... More

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marc b, Chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Our apologies for your disappointment with your experience at Stellina. For almost three decades we have endeavored to satisfy our customers, particularly repeat customers, and we take your criticism seriously. I can assure you that we will take the necessary measures to correct any problems with our service procedures. Insofar as your food comments, I'm a little confused. Some of... More

massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is my go to for special occasions, date nights and grown up time. I love the arugula and endive salad and many pasta entrees. Decent wine and cocktail selection. Family members adore the Napoleon creme brûlée. There are half portions and pizza for the little ones. Service occasionally less than attentive but generally fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Lovely restaurant with excellent service and possibly the best meal I've ever had (veal saltimbocca) and my husband also thoroughly enjoyed the salmon.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Dear Readers.... Do not believe whatever is written about Stellina's. For the longest time, I wanted to go there so much because of yelp reviews. Tonight, we had a guest from out of town and we went there. I was embarrassed beyond words. To start with, the server was rude.. And I mean very rude... The atmosphere was dull as... More

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marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Writing as one of the owners, and with all due respect, your histrionic "Shame on You" review was extremely vague, and gives us very little to go on, the only criticism of the food being that it was "salty". While we are looking into the rudeness factor you have mentioned (we take this very seriously), we receive very few complaints... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stellina's is a great place for meeting friends. Service is efficient and friendly and the food is very good. Portions are large so you can take a doggy bag home. Their tomato salad is not to be missed!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Haven't been to Stellina's in a few years and was happy to find it was still excellent. Especially appreicated the half-portions of pasta - allowed us to try several different things on the menu.

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