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“Great Italian in La Jolla” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stella Italian

Stella Italian
8008 Girard Ave, Suite 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 551-3242
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Ranked #2 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Italian in La Jolla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a small place with street view and ocean views. Food is authentic and tasty. The service was great. Bar is small but nice and quaint.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good food with a beautiful ocean view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Ate lunch here while walking around La Jolla. Its location on a hill overlooks La Jolla Cove and the food is good with good service. I had the Frittata Vegetali and it was fresh and tasty, though a bit dry. She had the Avena con frutti e yogurt and it was very good and a nice portion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Brilliant taste - but take a jumper for evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We ate here one evening. The bruschetta was on special with filet mignon. I asked for regular bruschetta - which I got no problem and it was amazing. Steak was extremely tender and well presented. We tried sitting inside - but it was a bit bland. Outside terrace was much nicer - but no terrace heaters here so take a jumper or cardigan for the evening. Great tastes and value for money!

Visited August 2013
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Plano, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEST dinner of our trip, hands down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We loved this place SO much. We took our three daughters there for dinner on our last night in La Jolla and sat on the beautiful elevated patio, looking out at the ocean. The food was phenomenal. We go out to eat quite a bit and thought we knew what good food was. No. We had no idea it could taste this good. All three of our daughters loved their meals. The minestrone soup, best ever. The fettucine alfredo, best ever. The "grandma" soup, best ever, The zucchini chef special, best ever. Wonderful, kind service. Live music. A truly special and fabulous way to end our trip. You must go.

Visited July 2013
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