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Stella's Italian Restaurant

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44 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401-3830
845-331-2210
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice, warm family restaurant

My husband and our 2 small sons dined here before boarding the Polar Express Ride in Kingston. We were very pleased by the warm festive atmosphere, delicious food, kid friendly environment and tasty cocktails. We ate in the dining area, not in the bar area. The portions were ample and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Janey T
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and our 2 small sons dined here before boarding the Polar Express Ride in Kingston. We were very pleased by the warm festive atmosphere, delicious food, kid friendly environment and tasty cocktails. We ate in the dining area, not in the bar area. The portions were ample and the service was attentive. We would definitely go back there... More 

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Thank Janey T
saugerties,ny
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for our birthday dinner last night. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end! The service was top notch! The hostess, our server and the busboy...all terrific. After ordering drinks they served us a bread basket with hummus, and bruschetta. Then they put a big bowl of salad on the table that we completely devoured..it... More 

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Thank roadkinggirl
New York City
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have now eaten here for 3-4 consecutive years, every February when we have a multi-family re-union based in Kingston / the Catskills, and Stella's has ALWAYS come through for our event! We have approx. 20 people, aged 5-to-55, about 6-8 families, including kids, and Stella's is always VERY GOOD about providing us with our own private room (the front... More 

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Thank VicEdee
Hurley, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Second time, and happily not we did notice any changes. Although the ambiance is ordinary, the food and service are outstanding and the prices are very reasonable for what you get. As Jim K has noted, the chef's hand is heavy with the garlic--especially on the house salad--which is probably one the reasons that it is so wonderful.

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Thank SteveAtSapphire
Hurley, New York
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Every dish was excellent--the zuppa di pesce got especially good reviews. They are liberal with the garlic, which was jake with everyone in our party but tastes, I am told, differ in this matter. Prices were very reasonable--about $40 per person, including rather a lot of wine, and servings generous enough that most of us took home enough leftovers for... More 

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Thank Jim K
Sag Harbor, New York
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161 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Went here with some family members for dinner. Service was outstanding: we were warmly met at the door and escorted to our reserved table which was set and ready for us. Glad we made a reservation because there was a long line waiting. It was very noisy in the bar area, but the back room was quite comfortable noise-wise. Again,... More 

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Thank JJR1947
Kingston, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent menu choices and great atmosphere. Family run business for years and are extremely helpful and caring. Has a great bar also for dining.

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Kingston, New York
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stella's was a charming little Italian Restaurant. However, the food smelled good and looked good but was missing in the taste. Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes but it wasn't as good as it looked. but we did like the charm of the place.

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Thank Charlottetime
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The food was delicious & the staff was very attentive. We had the baked clams, fried calamari and chicken sorrentino with the house salad. The baked clams were 3 huge clams that were absolutely delicious. The calamari was on the money cooked just right and the chicken sorrentino was a big portion that came with a side of spaghetti, vegetable... More 

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1 Thank Chuck R
Kingston, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I really like this family owned and run restaurant. I've never been disappointed in their food or service. This is the best Italian you'll find in uptown Kingston. It's the closest you'll get to a sports bar in Kingston, but it's not a sports bar so don't expect they'll have UFC on ,they will have Yankees, Knicks, Giants, and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401-3830
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: 845-331-2210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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