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Stella Marina

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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-775-7776
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow. We had an amazing meal. The food was fresh and cooked perfectly. We enjoyed a cheeses plate, spaghetti beet salad. For dessert we had affogato and tiramisu, both were wonderful. Did I mention the ocean front view?

Thank jungleRN
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service, atmosphere and food! Very popular so make reservations or expect to wait. Upstairs is a nice bar area overlooking the ocean but again plan to wait or stand because this place is always busy!

Thank Roberta C
Perryville, Maryland
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339 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a family party. The place is right on the boardwalk with a great view. The restaurant had nice decorations. Lots of dust on chandelier and other decorations. Service was good. Bar looked nice. That was the good. Place was very noisy. Food was average at best. Prices were high for fancy food that wasn't good. The fried... More 

Thank mary532
New Jersey
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317 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch with a view of the ocean. Excellent service. We had the seafood salad, escarole and bean soup, and an eggplant panini. All were excellent along with the Italian bread brought to the table. The dessert was just ok- the pumpkin cheesecake. I've had much better.

Thank TakeMeAway44
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Four of us had the pleasure of an overall very good experience this Saturday night. Great lively atmosphere, a wonderful menu, and excellent food preparation and presentation. The only negative was the very crude and unfriendly server - no greeting or hello when she came to the table for the first time - just a " who's drinking what ?"... More 

Thank johncc776
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Food was excellent and portioned well. We visited on Presidents Day 2017, and while there was a reasonable lunch crowd, service and kitchen seemed extremely slow, maybe they did not staff for the holiday. Calamari was tender and delicious, salads were crisp and presentation was beautiful. Pasta dishes were very fresh and delicious.

Thank Beth S
New Jersey
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I was here on a Saturday night during the shoulder season and it was still very crowded. That said, our wait was not incredibly long and we elected to sit outdoors, even though it was a little nippy. We decided to order soup and a few appetizers to share. The food was amazing! I had the butternut squash soup, I... More 

Thank BunChi11
West Nyack, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Best happy hour menu-extremely reasonable and delicious. Great ocean view! Upstairs view even better. Pasta specials $6 for an ample portion.

Thank Lenore G
Wall Township, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Visited 2/8/17 for a quiet restaurant for a father and son catch up dinner. It is quiet time on the boardwalk for restaurants during this time of year so we visited Stella Marina. At approximately 8 pm there were about a dozen diners seated. However, the tables are close together and we were all placed toward the end of the... More 

Thank rono7478
2 reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times- some have been a little less than "Stella" lol- but always excellent food and staff. This dinner was no exception--5stars all around. My friends and I will keep coming and recommending. The Italian dishes terrific and both pork chop dinners( each prepared differently) are winners. Great wine list. Can't say enough- GO! Enjoy.

Thank Thomas G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-7776

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