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Stella's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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112 Camino de la Placitas, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like we were eating at someone's home. Very relaxed atmosphere, comfortable, good food, nice wine selection. Prices were comparable to the area. Nice change from 'new mexican' cuisine.

Thank moc4
New Mexico
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly al dente pasta. The carbonara was spot on, as was the bolognese. Enjoyed a bottle of prosecco, and finished with some fresh carrot cake. Husband enjoyed looking at the photos of several memorable characters decorating the walls. Excellent.

Thank TexeCuter
Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this is my third review of this restaurant. First off, the food was good. We had Coconut Shrimp Salad and Stella's Cajun Pasta. My husband was practically licking his plate -- loved the pasta. The service was acceptable and efficient, although not particularly warm and fuzzy. But . . . some places in Taos are just a little odd... More 

Thank artsiren
Oro Valley, Arizona
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

At the Worldmark resort by Wyndham we were recommended this restaurant which was within walking distance of our accommodation. We had read about the long time waiter who at times could be 'gruff ' and we did meet him. To say the least he was a character but turned out to be a delightful man who likes wine. The food... More 

Thank docbob0707
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Food was decent but not spectacular by any standards. At first glance, the place is overstaffed but i noticed that the service still ended up being fairly subpar. All in all it was okay, not sure if I'd come back. The chicken parmesan needed more pasta and was overcooked.

Thank Nick C
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this restaurant didn't make the top ten. I'm from Los Angeles where there's probably the most diverse selection of restaurants in the country and I'm giving Stella's 5 stars. I ordered the lemon chicken and it was perfect in every way. The flavors were amazing, the portion was perfect, the presentation was beautiful, the ambiance was... More 

Thank Victoria O
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We were determined to try some new places while in Taos this time and we were so glad we did. This restaurant has a fun environment and the food was fabulous. The owner was very attentive and entertaining.

Thank ShellMTX
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Italian restaurant just off a side road from the plaza. Inside is decorated with pictures of Italian celebrities. Frank Sinatra and like music was playing quietly in the background making for a pleasant environment. I had their pizza as it was recommended to me. Pizza was great. Nice fresh salad also. Service was prompt and attentive. They have a real... More 

Thank trchief
Taos, New Mexico
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

favorite Italian restaurant with great ambiance, tried a special. lamb shank that was incredible including the sauce and vegetables

Thank John T
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

A small restaurant that has gigantic appeal! We had a delicious meal served by a friendly waitress that was one of the treats during our quick visit to Taos. For those who do not eat meat, this was a wonderful find.

Thank victor408

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Camino de la Placitas, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 751-0100

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