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La Stella's

159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
+1 561-544-2081
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

We were referred to this really tiny place (10 tables inside and some outside by the curb) by my daughter and she just went up a few notches as a source of good restaurants. Service was excellent...attentive and interested without hovering. Ambiance was charming. But...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Ok, loved it. Gigantic portions. All home-made. I've been going here for years. Staff is very friendly and helpful. But, don't order too much! The come with house-baked bread to begin--yum. And olive oil, plus chili. Full already. Then a huge bowl of mussels. Incredible....More

Thank HerrHaHa
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We have eaten here several times. The food has always been good and the service most of the time as well. It is a small cozy restaurant but many times they tried to squeeze in more tables and it was extremely uncomfortable.

Thank Crock9175
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with friends last Saturday night. We dined outside under the warmth of their heat lamps, which worked perfectly. The food was excellent, as was the service. Even the side dish of pasta was perfectly cooked. It's a small restaurant with a big...More

Thank Feldie51
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We really enjoyed eating at this small restaurant. My husband had fish which was delicious. I had penne bolognese which was also very good. The portions were large - we had doggie bags. The service was excellent. Try the chocolate cake for dessert - excellent!...More

Thank Patbro
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This restaurant was very good. The restaurant seemed to be exclusive but turned out to be a place where everyone was welcome. No matter if you came directly from the beach or came dressed up. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. We...More

Thank daf_advisory
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Remarkable willingness of chef and staff to accommodate individual preferences and needs. As it should be, but often isn't. Much appreciated.

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I have visited this wonderful small restaurant 3 times, and each time I totally enjoyed it. From their wonderful beet salads to their salmon that is very well prepared it's definitely a place to visit.

Thank Shel112
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had a reservation at La Stella's restaurant in Boca Raton. We've eaten there many times, good food, great mussels, when we arrived for dinner the restaurant was closed...they had a gas leak..they put a note on the door, but the owner stepped out said...More

Thank Bernice S
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Dinner was excellent. The Sunday Gravy was great. The eggplant parm was really excellent. They serve Italian bread with little side bowls of cheese, salt, spices. Quite good. Service was ok. Nice little wine list. We live in the area and will return.

1  Thank RunningOnAndOn
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is Jamie still the owner?
September 25, 2016|
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Response from LaStellasRestaurant | Property representative |
No Jamie sold the restaurant last June to a Brazilian man.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 561-544-2081
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Coming to you from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island; Jamie Barlow brings with her Authentic Italian and Mexican cooking using only the finest ingredients. Chef Barlow earned her double bachelors degree in Culinary and Hospitality from the Official Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. Chef Barlow continued her education in Belgium, Europe while attending a school for Hospitality and Tourism, studying under italian chefs. With over 25+ years experience, Chef Barlow has created an extensive catering menu in which we can accommodate intimate dinners for two, or large parties of up to 3,000. Although originally meaning to be a catering only establishment, popular demand caused Chef Barlow to open her doors to the public and began serving dinner. Five years later, we have La Stella staff, past employees, and especially our customers to thank for our success. We are grateful for your loyalty. La Stella's has specialized in serving Authentic Mexican for lunch during the week and Authentic Italian every night for dinner. Using only the finest ingredients and hand selected meats, Chef Barlow has a focus on using mostly, if not all, organic ingredients. Containing 10 tables maximum indoors, La Stellas remains to be an intimate, neighborhood gem