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Stellina Restaurant

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47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
+1 617-924-9475
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small-sized restaurant with a packed menu. Everything from paninis to full meals. Love the soups, this is a simple but tasty menu. I've mostly eaten lunch there and only once or twice for dinner but I've always had a delightful experience.

Thank Bonnie R
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210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Three of us went for lunch. Two got the Chicken Picata and one the Crab Rissotto Cakes. Each meal was delicious. Service was pleasant. The amount of food was just right. Pleasant setting on Main St. in Watertown.

Thank Jeanne G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit our new grandson at MGH in Boston and looked for a restaurant in Watertown on the way home. What a wonderful meal we had! Great staff and nice ambiance! Parking nearby and very close to the Mass Pike. So happy we found it and will definitely return!

Thank Nancy C
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Nancy, congratulations on the new Grandchild. We're glad we could be part of it. It's true that not everyone realizes how close to The Pike we are. On a good day we can get into downtown Boston in as little as fifteen minutes. Hope to see you again. More 

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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Late visit Friday night with family. Had a reservation but had to wait. Better in long run. Quiet table for all of us. Wait staff fractured but with direction from us able to finish. Had lamb ragu. Best lamb and pasta in long time. Plan ahead. Will be great

Thank manup47
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate the comments. Sorry the service was "fractured"; it's hard to anticipate what's going to happen on a busy weekend night. Our apologies. Tonight is the last night for the Lamb Ragu, but it is being replaced by another homemade pasta dish: Black Pepper Fettucine alla Carbonara, made with our own smoked Berkshire pork belly. Hope you enjoy it. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a great place for a date night, or dinner out with friends. The food and desserts are delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. I wouldn't recommend this as a spot for dinner with young kids though.

Thank Ichigo O
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Ichigo, we appreciate the compliments and hope that you will join us again. Our dinner menu does tend to be a bit intimidating for young kids, which is why we always have meatballs and pizza available. More 

Needham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Everyone raved about the food, and the staff was very accomodating to our complete group. Louis was helpful during the planning phase. It was a great start to a wonderful weekend.

Thank nancykJ6144IZ
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Nancy, so happy that we could contribute to this special event. It helps when the attendees are as affable as your guests were. And we're always pleased to accomodate special requests such as gluten-free, nut-free & dairy-free. Hope to see you on your anniversary! More 

Watertown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to the area and wanted to try Stellina because we had heard positive reviews. Well, it lived up to that and then some. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the patio which was nicely set up with a canapé of faux grapevines and also had a soothing fountain. The food was deliciously prepared to order. We had... More 

Thank ms0716
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

It's always an honor to welcome first-timers, especially when they're locals. Glad you enjoyed your visit! FYI: Since the air temps have finally begun to nudge downward, we'll be making changes to the menu over the next couple of weeks. Local mushrooms, duckling, venison terrine, lasagna rustica, to name a few. Hope to see you again. More 

Watertown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A stalwart of Watertown, Stellina has maintained its ability for a wonderful evening out. Well prepared and served food, great flavors and very pleasant. Not designer gourmet, but where you want to take friends and visitors, or even business associates. Summer on the patio is particularly nice -- order the warm tomato salad! Good curated wine list for a glass... More 

Thank mk02472
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You! We are especially grateful for local support. You're right, of course, that we are not "designer gourmet"(what an awful term!), and we are proud of that. Nevertheless, I think that the wine and cocktail list that Manager Luis Herrera has assembled is extremely modern. Did you know that all of the flavorings, biiters and blends used at the... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very good Italian food. Not a huge menu but certainly varied. Very nice home made pasta in different varieties. In the summer they have an outdoor area thats terrific. You would not believe there is a public parking lot right behind the fence. The ambience reeks Italy. This restaurant has been around for a long time but I had not... More 

Thank Leonore Kublin L
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back, Leonore. The homemade pasta that you referred to is one of our biggest sellers. As soon as the weather cools we'll bring back our Lasagna Rustica, with ribbons of egg pasta bathed in Lamb Ragu, bechamel and parmesan. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We ate outside on their lovely patio, enjoying the bounteous grape arbor and soothing fountain. We split everything from the appetizer through dessert. The mussel appetizer was very good, having bee modified a bit to have a fra diavolo sauce. The warm tomato salad was ok but not special. However the lobster fettuccine and fresh peach crostata were outstanding. It's... More 

Thank Bluenose934
marc b, Chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. Particularly happy that the Lobster Fettucine was a hit; we take a special pride in our seafood. In fact, on Wednesday September 28 we are holding an All-Lobster Tasting with Kim Marden of Captain Marden's Seafood as our guest. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-924-9475
For over 25 years Stellina has been serving regional Italian food in an informal setting in Watertown Center. Our menu offers a complete range of seasonal specials, in addition to an extensive selection of specialty drinks and wines.Stellina also offers outdoor dining in the warmer months. Every Tuesday in our bar The Noteworthy Jazz Quartet plays jazz standards and originals, along with selections from The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge.Private dining for parties from 15 to 70 are available, with full and cocktail food and drink menus offered in a variety of price ranges.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?