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“Decent steaks, cool slick venue”
Review of Stella Osteria - CLOSED

Stella Osteria
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: William
Transit: Many transit stops in the immediate vicinity
Description: “DELICIOUS…SUCCULENT…PERFECTLY COOKED…BEAUTIFUL DÉCOR… EXCITING ATMOSPHERE” The Ottawa Citizen Stella is beautiful inside and out. Whether dining on the roof top, or seated in one of the cozy banquettes, Stella serves superbly presented modern Italian cuisine…rooted in tradition. Stella Osteria has thrived amidst the energy and excitement of Ottawa's downtown core since 2006. Draped in a stylish atmosphere and surrounded by a feel of contemporary Italian elegance, Stella Osteria offers patrons a fresh and memorable dining experience like no other.Every meal is expertly prepared and made to order using only the best and freshest ingredients. The menu boasts the finest in both Italian classics and contemporary dishes, complimented by our outstanding level of service. The delectable menu has been paired with an AWARD WINNING WINE LIST, and a large selection of specialty cocktails. During summer months Stella Osteria also offers a beautiful summer rooftop patio perched above the hustle and flow of Clarence Street. ONE OF CANADA’S BEST PLACE TO DINE – Enroute Magazine “CHEEKY COCKTAILS” – Porter Airlines
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Decent steaks, cool slick venue”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Definitely a chic place to be seen. Don't expect romantic here, but this is upscale, modern, slick. The steaks were solidly done and reasonable for the price - there are better in the area, but at a higher price point. Go upstairs for a group parties, and down on the patio to be seen.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank RandyFromOntario
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Ottawa, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice spot in the heart of market”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We went for dinner on Saturday night. Overall a good spot for drinks and checking out Ottawa nightlife. The pizza is good, but they could step it up a bit with a real wood oven for the crust.....just saying. The calamari was crispy and fresh, not chew at all. Their sangria was very plain but okay. We'd go back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank debby b
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely tragic.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The first time we attempted the Stella patio we left as we sat there for 10 minutes without a single server acknowledging us. Tonight we thought we would try again. Wrong move. Once again we sat there for 15 minutes with no service, even after making eye contact with a server. What is the problem Stella? Being a server of 15+ years I know it is not rocket science to acknowledge guests in your section. I truly wanted to eat there however the complete lack of service and the complete lack of care when we told the hostess why we were leaving is exactly why we will NEVER go back to this restaurant and will tell as many people as possible not to eat there as well. Epic fail Stella.....EPIC!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Adele M
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Ottawa, Canada
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great patio for lunch”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Had a great lunch, I love the salads! I also like their patio, especially the roof-top patio, it was open when we were there but if it is choose to sit there.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Maree C
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Belfast
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxing dinner”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Have eaten here on numerous occasions and find it a very relaxing place to have dinner, enjoy a few drinks and have a conversation. Food is always good and the location is perfect if you are beside the window and like to people watch. Great staff, although too good looking!

Visited March 2013
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Thank Lsdwilson
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