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Stella Marina
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Ranked #17 of 125 Restaurants in Asbury Park
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stella Marina complements the growing Asbury Park dining scene very well. A varied array of excellent starters and small plates, especially the pulpo and mussels. The dinner menu is in large part specialty gourmet pizzas and pastas. We had a fig and goat cheese pizza with caramelized red onions and a wonderful paparadella bolognese accompanied by a nice fairly priced red wine. I would have rated the restaurant higher except for the fact they insisted we order our complete meal all at once rather than allowing us to sample a few appetizers, a little at a time, followed by our main course! For the most part you have a wonderful view of the ocean but some of the side views are of the decaying buildings of Asbury in its heyday.

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Thank Jack M
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Stella many times there and almost always leave very satisfied. It's a great atmosphere inside or out (but especially nice on the deck in the summer), and the pizza and pasta are all generally very good. The bolognese is particularly good, and the last time we had a mussels appetizer special that was really excellent. They can be pricy, especially if you go with the meat entrees, but they have a good selection of reasonably priced wines, and it is possible to keep it relatively affordable if you're on a budget (though I'll admit it's a better choice for more of a splurge). The bar is also. Lot of fun if you're just looking for some cocktails and apps. Overall I highly recommend!

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Thank ascott375
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

While the food is good overall, as is the service and the atmosphere, the pricing is just too high relative to comparable offerings. However, kudos for the clean and well maintained restrooms.

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

My son had his wedding here, to get all the food out without it getting cold and tasty was a feat in itself.Appetisers we had calamari, prawns (so tasty and sauce def needs bread to dip in ) and margarita pizza with fresh basil , then we chose vodka a la penne , can't believe my husband loved this no meat dish , he usually always must eat meat, was adorable , so much so I emailed restaurant for their version of this recipe ( waiting for reply), we had fillet mignonette in a wonderful sherry demiglaze , and various pastries cakes to follow, steak was soo tasty, and what a wonderful location , def going back on next visit usa, btw views or ocean spectacular ..

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Thank lily529
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I dined here 2ce during the summer, & both times the food was superb. The views are incredible as well. We were actually visiting Ocean Grove, but it was only a 10 minute walk to the Stella Marina for oceanfront dining.

Thank TerriRH
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