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#141 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
+1 617-247-7747
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Belle Mead, NJ
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stella is not your typical Italian restaurant. The setting is very stylish; bright and modern rather than low light with heavy décor. The menu offers many typical Italian dishes (pastas, pizzas, fish and meat), but the preparation is different for some of the dishes. We had the "Spicy Mussels" appetizer, the "Homemade Gnocchi" entrée, and a pasta with a duck/mushroom/shallot... More 

Thank Frequent_travelers81
north salem, NY
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Boston and staying on Washington Ave. There were several restaurants to choose from and we selected Stella based on the menu. It could not have been better. We were seated promptly in their main room which was all white and very appealing. The service was attentive and the cuisine we ordered was fabulous. The tagliatelle, seafood risotto,... More 

Thank merjoe
Bowral, Australia
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508 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Quality but not pretentious or high end stuffy. A lovely dining area, friendly welcome and outstanding service. The food was the real star as everything we had was totally delicious, beautifully presented and generous in serving. Food that was prepared with great care. We both had fish and both meals came with lovely and different vegetables. We added another vegetable... More 

Thank Joanne P
Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were shut out of everywhere due to events in town and a local colleague told us about this place which is one of their favorites. It did not disappoint! We tryuly enjoyed the vibrant Saturday night crowd as well as the outstanding and attentive wait staff as well as the awesome Italian food. We shared one of the incredible... More 

Thank FrequentFlyer_1987
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Good Service, very very good food, fresh, tasty, clean, with park view, good location, very very good experience, we will be back

Thank martaelvia
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Now that I have seen some other reviews I can confirm that the service was more than a little lacking. Indifferent really. Left our party of four unhappy when we all thought our meals were fine.

Thank BeeDee619
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick drink and Tyler served up some awesome drinks. We had great appetizers too. Fried artichoke hearts were amazing. Go there. Recommend, no hesitations.

Thank Leslie T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a Cosmopolitan, and an appetizer. I had the Steak Tartare. He had the Carpaccio. We were both very pleased with our early evening snack. Affordable,for what they were at 13 and 14 bucks,. Cosmo's at 11 bucks for well crafted, and served in an individual cocktail shaker. Service was impeccable, and polite. If we had more... More 

Thank NicMant
Salt Lake City, Utah
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207 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Party of six on a Friday night. We were seated promptly with our reservation in one of their two dining rooms. It was crazy hot in this room - probably 80 or 82 degrees. We asked our server if he could cool the room down. But, when he went to the thermostat, the Maitre D' told him not to bother... More 

Thank eppikureeus
Brooklyn, New York
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a friends vacation and Stella's again, did not disappoint. The atmosphere is wonderful the staff was attentive the food FANTASTIC. Our group has various dishes and each one was presented perfectly and was delicious. There were choices of roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and mushrooms, I had arugula salad and tagliatelle with bolognese sauce outrageous and to top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-7747

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

Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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