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“Classic collegetown atmosphere”
Review of Stella's Cafe - CLOSED

Stella's Cafe
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Ithaca NY
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Classic collegetown atmosphere”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Excellent coffee, delicious baked goods, nice people, wonderful ambiance. If you're driving, the parking isn't so easy, but if you're not worried about that it's a great place to hang out. You can sit and drink your coffee and listen to people thinking.

Visited May 2011
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English first
Naples, Florida, USA
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lovely, classy Collegetown alternative.”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Was in Ithaca for a Conference and went to Stella's for lunch. Great choices of salads, soups and sandwiches. Great decor and service. Will return on next trip to Ithaca.

Visited March 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Popular joint with good atmosphere”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Food was pretty good though there was limited choices. The restaurant is extremely busy and you should try to book ahead. Service was fun (the night we were in the staff had dressed in a Roman theme) and reasonably attentive.

  • Visited October 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Casual vibe, great food, good wine list”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Show up early - it's a busy place. Some of the better food we've found in Ithaca.

Visited October 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Like eating at home, but better. . . no dishes to do!”
Reviewed March 28, 2011

We ate at Stella's twice in a month of vacation last summer. The first time, we read the story about it's inception, and fell in love with the place. Our waitress was fantastic, and knew her stuff. She was eager to help us with our menu choices as we were on Jenny Craig, and couldn't eat much from the menu. After she impressed us with her knowledge of the menu, her friendliness, but unobstrusive style, we discovered she was the restaurant's namesake! The Friday night live music was so nice, we really didn't want to leave. Good food, good service, and good music. A very nice wa y to unwind in Ithaca, NY.

  • Visited August 2010
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