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#122 of 2,353 Restaurants in Boston
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South End
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
(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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Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Josie T
Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family. Found it by looking a tripadvisor reviews and had high expectations. Seated at 7, water and delicious bread arrived immediately. And then, crickets. No server. For twenty minutes. Bugged a hostess and a bus person to find our sever who arrived with an indifferent/unfriendly demeanor. How dare we summon her. We ordered and the food was... More 

Thank Harcapster
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fresh and tasty. I ate outdoors. Their food was fresh and very tasty. Portions were sufficient. I ate their personal pizza with short rib arugula goat cheese and balsamic reduction was delicious. The beet salad was very tasty as well.

Thank momasig
marco island, FL
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely day, so the four adults and two children asked to sit outside. Very cleverly, they put us at one end of the outside dining area with our 8 month and 3 year olds, so everyone was comfortable. They had a great menu and a children's menu with chocolate milk in a lidded cup. The service was... More 

Thank csja
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once in a while you need that "go-to" place to impress or host a formal dinner. Stella's has always provided the space and first class service. The ambiance is clean-sleek and contemporary, yet relaxing. The menu is exquisite and the bar is on fire! MUST GO!!!! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Thank Uknown617
La Herradura, Huixquilucan, México
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern decor, excelent food, great menu plus vegan gluten-free menu, ample wide list, great service. Not so good background music.

Thank erh47
Norwell, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

atmosphere is not stuffy and location is great, an early dinner after shopping would be ideal as it's not so touristy.I have been multiple times, with just the girls before a show, after my husband ran the marathon and just on a date night. We live 30 minutes outside of boston but don;t think twice about heading in for this... More 

Thank S H
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love their Spaghetti and Meatballs! My favorite in all of Boston. Not sure what is so amazing about their texture of the pasta. Just delicious. The Caesar salad is also fantastic Great bar too...

Thank jksouthend
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting Boston and a friend recommended this restaurant. We loved getting away from the heart of the tourist area. This restaurant felt like a neighborhood favorite. Loved the atmosphere and the Italian food was fantastic. I ordered the linguine in cream sauce with poached egg, asparagus and truffle. The truffle flavor was perfect. Not too much, not too... More 

Thank SherronW
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This restaurant is light, bright, airy and appears to have been modelled on the Ikea canteen. The room was very busy, even on a Sunday evening. I am not sure if it's the size of the room or the volume that the locals talk at, but the overall noise level was phenomenal. We needed several attempts to order over the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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: (617) 247-7747

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  • 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.