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“Good food, comfy atmosphere”
Review of Stella's Pizza & Italian - CLOSED

Stella's Pizza & Italian
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stella's is a great local spot in Avon Lake, Ohio. If you're looking to give business to a locally owned restaurant this is a great spot. The pizza was really good. My husband had Veal Parm. and he really enjoyed it. The appetizers were also yummy. The decor is pretty outdated and the restrooms need some work, but it is charming. Service was slow but we got there later in the evening. Beverage prices are pretty average for the area, nothing spectacular. It's a good place to grab a bite and relax. If you're looking for upscale, this is not the right place to go.

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3  Thank Lisa50207
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The food is good here. The entry and restrooms need cleaning and updating . Service was fine. The bar in the adjoining room was busy but the restaurant is never very busy. Their deluxe pizza has calamata olives on it which gives it a really unique and good flavor. My kids like the medium chicken wings. The sauce is flavorful and the wings are crispy.

The owner is cold. No matter how many times we have dined there she has never once smiled, said hello or acknowledged us--or other diners. Good pizza is not enough to be successful. Friendly and welcoming management is what gives a restaurant soul.

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1  Thank likethewind27
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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant needs a lot of help. The food wasn't good. The place had a slight grime about it. The alfredo sauce isn't homemade? The red sauce was tart and full of acid after taste. My chicken parm was overcooked and breading came right off in a pool if grease. I hate to see local restaurants suffer, but seriously someone needs to wake up and pull it together! Please call Chef Ramsey I would love to enjoy a nice Italian meal rather than indigestion.

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3  Thank venaniece
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Tonight we had pizza at Stellas. We got a sausage and pineapple pizza. There was skimpy toppings and I am not sure how they did it, but the pineapple was almost cold! Lots of greasy cheese. The decor of the place has not been updated since the 70s. This could be charming, except most of it does not appear to be cleaned since then either! The bathrooms are disgusting. There are two stalls in the womens room. One of them does not have a lock on the door. The other one has a toilet paper holder that is broken, so the minute you try to use it the roll falls on top of you...yes on top of you because the old dispenser which is useless is still on the wall, so they put one above your head to use now. The soap dispenser on the wall by the sink looks like it ran out of soap a few years ago and nobody knows what to do with it. There was an empty liquid soap bottle on the sink....along with curling irons, brushes, combs propped in a container that also held dried flowers. Does the staff get ready in there?The door handle is broken to get out of the bathroom and appeared sticky to even touch....I am afraid of what the ktichen looks like! The server did not smile and never offered refills on the drinks....which was ok, because it appeared it was a watered down version of some pop. We finally took our bill up to the take out window because the server never came back for the check. When we went to the window, she was sitting there chatting with the delivery boys.

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3  Thank Cruisingonvacation
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