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Stella's Italian Restaurant

#33 of 103 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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112 Camino de la Placitas, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0100
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 32
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  • 17
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice, quiet Italian dining.

My fiance and I were looking for a quick place to grab a bite after driving into Taos for the night. He wanted pizza and Stella's was close and had some great reviews. Parking was a little confusing if you aren't from Taos, we drove in circles for a bit trying to figure it out but there is a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily P
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I were looking for a quick place to grab a bite after driving into Taos for the night. He wanted pizza and Stella's was close and had some great reviews. Parking was a little confusing if you aren't from Taos, we drove in circles for a bit trying to figure it out but there is a lot... More 

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Thank Emily P
Taos County, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The food was plentiful, warm and delicious .... and the service very friendly and attentive! Wine selection is fabulous (the owners specialty). Background music was that of the old standards, which lends to the very-relaxed atmosphere. A nice touch. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Mister DW M
US, UK
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Despite the friendly, attentive staff and nice ambiance, the restaurant's food could have been better. We did not, of course, try everything on the menu, but the general consensus of our group after eating six different appetizers and main courses was that the food was mediocre.

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Thank bh1331
Grand Junction, Colorado
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Eat at a long table and feel like you're in Tuscany. Great old world Italian food and wine! Lovely service.

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Thank Flytlizard
Colorado
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We cannot go to Taos without stopping at Stella's. Outstanding food. Order anything and you will like it. Good selection of wines. We usually eat early so we manage to avoid waiting and a too busy wait staff. Leisurely dinner, but if have to wait there is an excellent and interesting art gallery next to the restaurant.

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Thank raksak2015
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stella's pizza is to die for. But there's lots more on the menu that is delish. The staff is competent and helpful. And friendly.

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Thank Carolyn70
Guthrie, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stella's has a wonderful menu of authentic Italian food and a decent wine list, reasonably priced. During a recent visit to Taos we actually ate here twice because it was so good, convenient to get to from the Plaza area and they introduced us to a very nice New Mexico wine that we loved. On one visit their special was... More 

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Thank Kathy M
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were looking forward to something other than Mexican during our recent family trip to Taos. Food was slightly above average, atmosphere was great but the service was less than "steller" at Stellas. Still worth a trip, but not the service one would expect.

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Thank christine b
Socorro, New Mexico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Located a block away from the tourist oriented souvenir and t-shirt shops on the Taos plaza, Stella's is a quiet refuge from the crowds. Pizza, pasta, and some sea food dishes are on the menu, with entrees from about $15 to $30. We went for dinner on Saturday night at about 6pm. The place was nearly empty at that point... More 

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Thank Brian B
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We came in the door before the owner could put on his apron. He was gracious & efficient in seating us & getting our wine and bread. My meatballs/sauce were good, pasta good, salad good...but not Stella... Place was starting to fill with locals, so I'll bet this place deserves a better review. TIP: There is an Olive Bar up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Camino de la Placitas, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 751-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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