Stella Restaurant

4.8
320 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stella is a BYOB offering chef driven quality ingredients in a relaxed casual atmosphere. The LoBianco family has owned and operated restaurants down the shore for over 15 years and have earned the reputation of personable service ​and excellent food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 320 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella is always amazing!! The food is awesome and the service is wonderful. We have been going to Stella for years. Can’t say enough good things. They changed the tables around to make it more spaced out for social distancing and I felt very comfortable. 10 stars !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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JPMinventnor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great BYOB local restaurant with wonderful food! The appetizer with dates is particularly good as is the veal and eggplant dish as well as seafood fra diavolo

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vipTheresa
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food on the island! Great atmosphere and service!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are regulars at Stella, especially now that COVID is quieting down.
It began to rain and when everyone outside came in the noise level went up
quite a bit.
Otherwise it was terrific, thank you.

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vipFoodie1
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious. My husband always eats the sole with crab which he recommended to the couple we were dining with. Both couples split a Caesar salad and we had 2 lemon sole and crab platters, a spaghetti and sausage and an eggplant parmigiana. All plates were cleaned unfortunately this time there was no room for dessert. We love coming to this neighborhood gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined here twice and each time we have an even better meal. Food is wonderful! New go to place great date night!

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JosephT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way including service, food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. It was our first time and we are ready to go back!

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StacyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella is the best restaurant I have been to in the Atlantic City area! Their short rib is the tastiest I have ever had and the sauce has an incredible flavor. Mussels were amazing as well. We also had the soft shell crab special which was delicious! Highly recommended!

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vipmoon1990
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal in this restaurant. Service has always been exceptional and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a date night with my husband of 50 plus years

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Chris
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Feels like a neighborhood Italian-ish BYOB but food apparently brings people from all over Absecon Island. The veal was razor-thin, cooked perfectly and came with with a generous side of pasta. Tartine was served with a comical amount of arugula, and we ate it all. Dessert list was very tempting and we went with the chocolate torte, which wasn’t incredibly rich but the portion was enough for two. Very good.

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vipJoedrrt
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat my wife and I right away, service was outstanding, food was terrific. everything as advertised.........

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RichM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were promptly seated in a quiet corner. Our server was personable and knew the menu. My Caesar salad was delicious, freshly made and huge. For my entree I had the Sole with crab meat... perfectly cooked. The other dining guests had salmon and a veal cutlet which were enjoyed. Too full for dessert , but next time!!! Highly recommend

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Christina
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite BYOB Stella never disappoints. The dates and eggplant parm are my favorites.

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vipGeriZ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite BYOB!! Excellent chef and superb service!!

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vipRobin
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I was uncomfortable as I had a person right behind my head. Otherwise everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Out with neighbors, nice vibe. Prob
crazy mid summer, but nice atmosphere in the shoulder seasons...

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JosephT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top five at the Jersey Shore, maybe top 3. From apps to dessert, everything was terrific.

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vipMonicaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious! We will be back for sure.

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JerseyGirl
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlantic County. Nice vibe and wonderful food. Always have a consistent and great food. Can't wait till the weather warms up to eat outside.

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Terry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening! The food was wonderful. We started with the Labne salad and tomato soup. Both were delicious! I had the sole with crab for dinner, and my hubby had the eggplant. There was a little mishap with the delivery of the eggplant and my husband's sweater. The servers were extremely apologetic and addressed the situation very professionally.
Portions were large and leftovers will be tonight's dinner. They were accommodating to my gluten free diet and Gabrielle pointed out everything on the menu that could be modified or was already gluten free, including a fabulously light flourless chocolate torte for dessert. A definite return trip will happen again soon!

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vipluvchocolate
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always consistent and outstanding food and service

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The low country shrimp was one of the best dinners I’ve had in awhile. Highly recommend!

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ArthurF
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the service is appropriately attentive . We truly enjoy dining at Stella. Highly recommend! The best restaurant in Ventnor.

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JeffW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at Stella! I got the porch chop with peppercorn that was on special. Great atmosphere and exceptional service. Will return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious!

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SusanL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The place is always packed so we thought everything would be absolutely incredible. We arrived to find only a choice of 10 different main course entrées, which was quite disappointing. My short rib was barely enough for a teenager and at $35 should’ve been quite larger! They had the nerve to charge us seven dollars for a second order of bread and never had the courtesy to tell us that there would be an up charge.

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vipFoodie1
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious. The staff goes out of their way. Very covid free friendly

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vipdridr
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This review is long overdue, but even now we speak of how wonderful our meals were at this restaurant. Every dish that the four of us had was excellent, from appetizer to main, and on to dessert. The staff could not have been more accommodating. We were stuck in traffic and arrived over 45 minutes late. There was no problem, the staff made us feel welcome and not an imposition, and did not rush us at all, even though we were the last patrons of the evening. I would highly recommend Stella and plan on enjoying many more meals here when our travels take us to the Ventnor / AC area.

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Jamie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. Cozy room. Great service . Barratt is out of this world.

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vipJskard
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal outdoors at Stella. Food was delicious. We were warm with the heaters !

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vipDebbc
New York Area
369 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella excels in every way
We have been dining here since it first opened
The food is exceptional
When you look in the kitchen it is so clean with every sanitary precaution taken
Since it is COVID masks and gloves abound with social distancing in place

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vipgalits
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Stella - it feels like a sophisticated city restaurant down the shore! It’s a Ventnor GEM!

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Ac813
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal

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vipluvchocolate
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious dinner and choices. Excellent service.

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stellar food - especially the stuffed dates and lebneh salad! generous portions, friendly service...great BYOB we hope to return to again soon!

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vipPhillytraveldoc
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food with attend friendly service

FAQs

Stella Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.