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Stella's Restaurant

78 Manning Street, Kiama, New South Wales 2533, Australia
02 4232 2936
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Ranked #16 of 45 restaurants in Kiama
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Bought some take-away fish and chips from this restaurant recently, unfortunately the quality of the food was so poor I was unable to eat it. I didn't try any other items from their menu so can't comment on those, but I would not purchase fish and chips from this restaurant again.

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Kiama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Tonight my family and I went to Stella's again for a Friday night dinner. After a busy week, Frank and Margaret, again put a fabulous meal on the table which everyone enjoyed. The only issue I had was whether to choose the calamari or the lemon sole. The calamari was fantastic, but the lady on the next table had the... More

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Sydney
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Went on a school night to have dinner with family and was pleasantly surprised. This quaint little restaurant made us all happy we went out for dinner on a not so great night. The pizza got an A+ from the harshest critic of the household being our 6 year old son. Being pregnant I was indecisive as to what I... More

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Your family were so nice, and it was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant, you both should be so proud of your family, your 6 year old was so polite and had beautiful manners, a credit to you both, the baby was so cute too, I hope you didn't suffer heartburn, hope... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

3rd attempt to write this, not funny Mr Trip Advisor! 2 friends Lionel & Helen recommended them, we had a lovely meal. Thanks, Leo & Sandra.

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes Mr.Trip advisor does make it very difficult even to respond, thank you for your review and to your friend who recommended us to you. so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope you can return soon. More

australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

In visiting Kiama we sought out somewhere to have dinner and settled for Stella's on the basis that it had some views of the beach and our grand daughter who was with us is named stella. The menu is fairly standard 'italian' with a range of specials. Among 6 we had 3 pasta dishes and 3 grilled fish specials. The... More

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

We were very disappointed with your review, I can remember your family coming in, you arrived after your 7pm booking and had paid and finished your meals by 8.30pm, we were quite busy that evening, with two waitresses working, so can't understand why you thought the service was slow or non existent , you had 3 lemon sole, chips and... More

Kiama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

After a hard week at work we love to go put for a relaxing meal on a Friday night. We had dinner at Stella's last night and we had pasta and it was brilliant. Best pasta I have had in a long time. Service great, dinner for 3with drinks and wine for $90. I don't know why I'm writing this... More

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy you had a relaxing evening with your family, we hope you will return in the near future. More

Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Had lunch here the other day, both had the Atlantic Salmon which was excellent. Good efficient and friendly service - highly recommended.

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, happy you had such a positive experience on your visit to Stella's . Hope you visit again soon. More

Kiama, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband organised my surprise birthday party at Stella's. What a great night had by myself, along with our guests who all commented that the food was just fantastic. Another positive about Stella's is that it is FULLY LICENSED!! Which is great for when you might just want to have a beer or a nice wine with your meal. Good... More

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, so happy you enjoyed your birthday function at Stella's and that you seem to come here often for different occasions, hopefully you will continue to enjoy your meals here. More

Wollongong, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I have been coming to Stella's for years with my family and we have never had a bad word to say, the food is lovely, staff and owners are very friendly, I would recommend anyone to go here :-) we go here at least twice a month. Thank you for a great meal :-)

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your review, we do get a lot of positive feedback from our customers, but not a lot of people take the time to write and tell others how they enjoyed their meals. Hope you will continue to enjoy your visits to Stella's. More

Shellharbour
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited this 'restaurant' today and had a disgusting meal. Seafood basket was shocking, tasteless and over priced. My husband had a pizza which was dry and shrivelled up. Worst meal we have ever had and definitely overpriced for a so called Italian Restaurant. It's glorified takeaway food served on a plate. Stella should rethink the concept and stick to takeaway... More

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margaret s, Owner at Stella's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to find that you felt you had to write such a negative review, we have been making pizza here for almost 23 years, if you had voiced your opinion at the time we may have been able to address it. We have a huge menu variation in our restaurant which is definitely not like takeaway food, a fisherman's basket... More

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