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#131 of 2,352 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank LofthouseIV
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hosted a group dinner for a party of 30 using a prix fixe menu. They were incredibly helpful and responsive in putting the event together, and incredibly accommodating for a guest with a food allergy. And, the food was amazing-- we were still getting raves the next morning. Go here!

Thank Erin E
Danbury CT
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Italian fare with extra large portions. My girlfriend and I split an appetizer and a meal and it was enough to leave feeling satisfied and yet not overstuffed. The guys had an appetizer and took home half of their main dish. Try the short ribs with pasta--very very good!

Thank Danburymomma
Greater Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thing I like most about Stella (apart from the cool, trendy white bar and stylish patronage) is the moderately eclectic Italian-influenced menu (they've got pastas and a German schnitzel dish on the same menu!). Their drinks tend to the sugar-y and the service is fine (nothing to write home about, but decent enough.) If you can't choose between the... More 

Thank Ken F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stella are our neighbors at black stone park and the food is always good and the service as well. Great wine and cocktail menu as well.

Thank nico36
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and delicious Italian food served in an almost nightclub atmosphere. Our charming waiter had to shout the specials several times. Would have said more to my partner but we simply couldn't hear each other. Recommend sitting outside on Washington Street if you like conversation with your food. Expensive but worth it for the food and service. Your date... More 

Thank MartynG_11
Raynham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, amazing homemade pasta. Short ribs were fabulous! We also had the fish with pasta. Great wine. Good location in the south end.

Thank SunOnMyFace2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I came here to meet up with friends. The food was pretty tasty and filling. I had the plate w/eggs,bacon, potatoes & toast. I believe the potatoes are listed on the menu as home fries but they are clearly small cut up potatoes. The bacon was perfectly crispy & delicious. The eggs were light & fluffy. The drinks from the... More 

Thank Kae2023
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It is always a pleasure to re visit a restaurant over a long stretch and find that the food and the service have remained at a very high level. Last evening we took dear friends to Stella's who have enjoyed many trips to Italy and explored dining there. They too were delighted and impressed. ‎After 11 years it is a... More 

Thank Bernie P

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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, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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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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.