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“Understated excellence”
Review of Osteria Stellina

Osteria Stellina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Third
Description: Located in the picturesque West Marin town of Point Reyes Station, Osteria Stellina offers a delicious, intimate, farm-to-table dining experience. Known for our strictly local and seasonal cuisine, we strive to showcase the bounty of West Marin on every plate. Our ingredients are sourced from the surrounding regions many farmers, ranchers, and fisherman; each dish reads like a sophisticated blue plate special, comprised of what's close and plentiful on a given day. The result is a creative, clean, farm fresh menu we like to call "Point Reyes Italian". Osteria Stellina's daily lunch and dinner menus include house made pastas and bread, organic salads and soups, pizzas, sustainable meats and seafood, an array of satisfying desserts, and a carefully edited and affordable wine list featuring local vineyards and Italian favorites. Local beer is on tap and additional beers are available by the bottle. The restaurant's gracious dining room is ideal for diners of all ages and any occasion.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were visiting Sonoma wine country and took a day trip to point Reyes. Stopped on way to have some shuck your own oysters at Hog island oyster farm...amazingly fresh....the server there recommended stellina as one of her favorites. It proved a fantastic recommendation. Salads were fresh and tasty...the oyster pizza a unique and addictive first time treat. Our friend ordered the brisket sandwich which we all felt was a mistake but once we tasted a piece wanted to share!
The seafood stew was one of the best I ever had. Highly recommended

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Returned in Aug. after an exceptional meal in May but things were totally different. It started with a watered down brodo soup and continued with a disappointing beef entree with a very small portion accompanied by a veggie substitution without telling us and it was one we never would have ordered. Then the dessert cookie was nothing like the May one. It tasted more like the frozen ones sold by kids doing fun raisers. We had ordered a pizza with light cheese, also, and it came with thick cheese instead. We paid $75 for a meal and left unhappy. Service was the only good part of it. I wrote to the manager in Aug. about this and received no reply, so I guess they carry on based on all the good reviews. Maybe there was a substitute chef that day. Would like to try again but at that price, will pass.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

West Marin farm to table with an Italian flavor....what could be better! Their oyster pizza is a classic. Great service too!

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had unusual circumstances and arrived at the restaurant later than we planned, right at closing time. The staff went out of their way to serve us and make us feel very special. The food was excellent and the entire evening with be a special memory. The gourmet pizzas and desserts were wonderful. Kudos to all of them.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised to be able to get a seat immediately on a Sunday at around 12:30 for lunch. We had the shaved brussel sprout salad and margherita-like pizza. The crust was perfectly charred on the bottom with a bit of a sourdough edge so mostly thin with that nice roll on the end. The toppings were simply perfect - fresh, local, delicious tomatoes, basil, cheese. The brussel sprout salad has just the right amount of pine nuts and a bright lemon vinaigrette which is near-perfection. They had some excellent red wine choices by the glass which is appreciated. The ambience is nice; a little plain but that is kind of the town too. The oversized loaves of rustic bread hanging are a nice touch. The bread is served shortly after seating and is delicious.

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