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Stellina Restaurant

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47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
+1 617-924-9475
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our go to place for just the 2 of us to celebrate milestones, without kids. Cozy, comfort food, always fantastic meals and good service. Love that the menu changes frequently.

Thank bfords880
Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came to Stellina for an anniversary date, and was a little disappointed. I made a reservation, which was honored. However, the seat was a window seat, and there were glaring street lights in my partner's eyes - not cool for a romantic dinner. Installing some shades would be a really nice touch. The breads with dip were really tasty... More 

Thank Karen W
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can't go wrong with anything on their menu which they change up with some regularity which is good. Just had a warm salad in December and boy was that a treat. In summer their fresh tomato dishes are exceptional. The service and atmosphere are also great. We use this as our special occasion place and we are so grateful... More 

Thank Valy B
Newton, Ma
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were joined by another couple for dinner at Stellina. Our reservations were honored ritht on schedule.Our waitress, Marissa, was very pleasant. The four of us shared a "family" Caesar salad, which was very tasty and fresh, though a bit overpriced. My friend and I both ordered the Lamb Shank with Forty Cloves of Garlic entrée. The... More 

Thank bestdentist
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256 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty , served well and a true pleasure to dine at. Food was prepared well and enjoyable to dine in this restaurant.

Thank Smb1600
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. Always nice to hear kind words from an experienced reviewer like yourself. Have a great new year. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm, friendly, informal atmosphere, delicious and varied menu, great wines, attentive service. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Look for special evenings featuring opera, authors, special wines.

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

I don't know what to say, except that we should hire you to write our promos. In three concise sentences you have described the restaurant that Stellina has always tried to be for the past 30 years. So glad that you've enjoyed yourself, and we hope you'll be back. See you in 2017. More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant at 4:45 PM. We knocked on the door and the gentleman kindly told us they opened at five. It was 28° outside and I looked at him and said can you let us wait in the hallway at least? He agreed although reluctantly. Our server was attentive in the beginning and we never saw her... More 

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

We appreciate such a detailed review of Stellina; the feedback really helps! I'm very happy that so much of the evening was succesful, notably the food, but sorry that the service was not up to snuff. Rest assured we will work to improve our service standards. Thanks again for the positive criticism. Have a great new year. More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

Sorry not to have responded earlier, but I wanted to thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your enthusiasm, and we will continue to strive to earn your approval. Have a great new year. More 

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210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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
marc b, chef at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Apologies for my tardiness in responding to your complimentary review. I don't want you to think that we didn't appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much, and have a great new year. More 

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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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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
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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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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