I did a search for mid-priced, highly rated restaurants in Richmond and read so many positive reviews, we went full steam ahead.
Stella's is centrally located in a nice Richmond neighborhood. Although we didn't have reservations, we were promptly seated at the communal table, which was centrally located. It was great way to people-watch! Although I read that Stella's has 'no tv's', there was an old movie projecting against a wall, and even without sound, it was very distracting.
The service was good. Our waiter was a bit on the snobby side, but he was attentive without being obtrusive and there were no errors, plus, our water glasses were never empty.
The food was amazing. We started with an appetizer of cheese and figs, later ordering the Cypriot salad and a red/golden beet and kale salad special, and we ended up splitting the artichoke moussaka for an entree. My mouth is watering as I recall how delicious and comforting the food tasted! They carry wines from Greek wineries and the wine the waiter selected for me was a perfect compliment to the creamy appetizer.
I noticed one family with with older, pre-teen kids there, but this is definitely not a family dining kind of joint. Little kids like ours wouldn't have liked it here and, honestly, we would've resented any kids being there. It's a date place and it's lovely.
We'll definitely go back, with a reservation, so we can enjoy a more intimate table for two.