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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
(617) 247-7747
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Ranked #87 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boston's South End
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83% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I had made reservations for 9:00pm, for my brother's bachelor party to have a nice dinner here. We had gone to see a Red Sox game in the afternoon and were running a little behind. I called the resturant at about 7:30pm and asked to push the reservation to 9:30pm and they did so without any problem. We arrived at... More

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Petersburg, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Since it was our last night in Boston and we hadn't eaten Italian yet, I remembered seeing "Stella" nearby and we decided to try it (girlfriends - group of 9). We didn't have a reservation on a Fri. night, but we got seated after about 15 min. Everything from the bread to the salad to my dish, Seafood Risotto, was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Four of us went for dinner on a Friday night. It wasn't busy but they sat us in the back room where we were the only diners for the entire time we were there. While that was a bit strange the real issues were the chairs and music. The décor of the restaurant is quite nice but the chairs are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews 182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We made a late night stop at Stella after a the theater and luckily they were open and serving meals at the bar. The bartender was very polite and helped us with our order. We both had swordfish, which was terrific. It was a cool evening and not many people were outdoors, most were indoors. The noise level was a... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We ate outside on a windy night and that didn't help. We spilled 1/2 of a drink due to menu getting out of control and they didn't offer to top off or comp Service was good not great and food took a while to arrive (again, they were busy). We were a party of 4 and some dishes were better... More

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San Diego, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Arrived at 2:00 p.m. on a hot and very windy Sunday. Unpleasantly loud inside. We sat outside and frequently swept grit from our eyes and plates. Can't help the weather, but the volume of noise inside made the outside the lesser of two evils. A hamburger with fries was fine but not memorable. It came out medium well, not the... More

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North Reading, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We've been to Stella before, and it used to be good. Since they opened in 2005, they've had a "vibrant bar scene" and have a great outdoor space for a Summer night's dining. Start with the positive: if you're going to go to Stella, stick to the pasta or pizzas and order wine (a very cheap Amarone - $56 -... More

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Miami Shores, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I ate here about a year ago and had a terrible experience, both with service and food. Celebrating a friends birthday recently, we decided to give it another try. I have to say the service and food were greatly improved. Appetizers all around, all just delicious. Same with our mains. Just yummy. The service was good. The restaurant had a... More

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Boone, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Wow. Wow.wow. Went on a recommendation from someone I don't know well..... Was fabulous. Nice intimate space. Waiter was a bit aloof but food compensated greatly. Seafood risotto and chocolate torte with vanilla gelatto were amazing..... So was the tequila cocktail..... Just a grand meal!

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Bel Air, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A great ending to another cool rainy day in Boston. Enjoyed a great dish of seafood risotto after sharing 2 appetizers among 4 of us. Food was very good 2 of us had risotto and 1 had a pasta dish and 1 had the braised short ribs. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Dinner was capped with an apple tart and vanilla... More

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