Stella Restaurant

4.8
283 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 283 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie1
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jamie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJskard
Philadelphia
16 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
364 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
3 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal

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vipluvchocolate
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious dinner and choices. Excellent service.

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
73 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
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent food with attend friendly service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella Restaurant opened last night for indoor dining after some recent renovations. The place looks fantastic and the food, service, and safety (plenty of space between tables) was absolutely amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the mussels, meatballs, and the short ribs as they could not have been tastier. Splurging on the banana bread pudding for dessert was simply the the best way to end a great meal. The entire atmosphere is inviting and our server, Gabby, was both attentive and friendly. Love the fact that this restaurant is almost entirely staffed by family members right down to the two little sisters handling the hostess responsibilities. You can tell they take pride in making this a truly memorable dining experience. We will definitely make this one of our regular summer stops. Can’t wait till next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

It was our first time dining at Stella. The menu had so many amazing options. We enjoyed an appetizer, salad and entree! The Low Country Shrimp entree was amazing. We will be back to try more dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve dined at Stella several times, both with friends on a larger group and in small parties. The staff and food are always outstanding and it is alway a great value as a BYO.

While the menu is not expansive there are options to suit all tastes and I’ve never had a bad meal!

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vipLoriemod
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was hot and delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in Ventnor!!

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vipFoodie3
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service! The appetizers (burrata, soup and edamame) and bread with pesto were perfect. Our entrees (chicken and 2 orders of salmon) were amazing. We did not have room for dessert—but they are so delicious that we get them to go!

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vipFoodie3
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Who would have thought that we would be dining outside in January??!!! It was wonderful and definitely warm enough for 3 generations of patrons. Our appetizers and entrees were perfectly prepared and presented. Delicious! We will be back again and again!

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vipFoodie1
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My husband had the lemon sole and crab dinner and couldn’t stop raving about it. I was so excited one of the spec was the squid ink pasta with clams which I naturally ordered. It was delicious and not only did I not offer any to my husband to taste you couldn’t tell there had been any food in my plate. We love this neighborhood gem. They are even accommodating with heaters since we are still eating outside.

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CarolT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We once again had a wonderful experience at Stella. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The outside dining was great and there are heaters! We will be back shortly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipFoodie3
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was wonderful! We were a bit concerned to be eating outside in December, but with their heat lamps, we were actually warm enough that we were able to remove our coats!

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vipCurly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service during this difficult time for restaurants!

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vipFoodie1
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. My husband had the sole and crab and I had the squid ink pasta with clams. There was nothing left on our plates. Covid-19 protocol was followed so we felt extremely comfortable

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vipRenee
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience as always. Tried the low country shrimp dish for the first time and it was terrific. Great restaurant and a great staff.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was out of this world. I mean service was great. Food was delicious. It was hot and fresh. I am definitely going to be going back to this place. I recommend anybody to go to this place and enjoy some delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We ate outside and they had heat lamps which worked very well. Didn’t have to wait too long for table. Service and food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

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Leslie
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Stella was fantastic! Comboy Shrimp, Short Ribs and seafood special are must orders!

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JeffW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at Stella!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good!

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vipJerseyGirl
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal in every way! We had 4 different dishes and everyone was very happy. Salmon, Veal, Eggplant and Crab cakes....all so good. Service was excellent and we felt very safe with their outdoor dining. Cant wait to go back again!

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viptmgre
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything that we ate was delicious and very fresh. The burrata was house made and exquisite as was the lemon sole with crabmeat--it had a sauce with it that complimented it perfectly! Plus the servers were all masked and gloved and being very safety conscientious. This restaurant also has heat lamps that help tremendously on chilly nights. We will definitely be returning soon:)

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vipKathyp
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Our food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

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vipmoon1990
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed.

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vipbruces
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Not a good experience. Food was mediocre, service was inattentive and table was wobbly all night with no decor.
Short ribs were over cooked, chopped salad was warm. Water tasted weird so we ordered a bottle that came warm.
Waitress had no personality and checked on us only once—forgot to bring our coffee even when reminded. Too many good places to eat in the area but this is not one of them.
Drove up from Cape May which was a huge mistake.

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently delicious food!

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vipLSD5
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella has become our go to favorite at the beach. If you love all things olive oil, roasted and fresh you will be in heaven. Warm tapenade reigns. The Caesar salad is as good as it gets along with the burrata and stuffed dates. Our favorites are the sole and veal but having tasted almost everything on the entire menu you cannot go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food. Excellent service.

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vipDatenightmom
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Short rib entree and date appetizer were out of this world

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious

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Grammyhals
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A friend had recommended Stella’s Restaurant in Ventnor so we went there on the way home from vacationing in Cape May and we were so happy we did!
We started out with the Tartine appetizer which consisted of Spanish white anchovies, roasted peppers, carmelized onions, toasted croute and arugula! Very different and absolutely delicious! I had the braised short ribs which were so tender and my husband had the special- seafood fra Diablo which he loved! For dessert we shared apple pie with French vanilla ice cream! Everything was delicious and I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipPM2U
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Wonderfully run Resteraunt. Large portions, great seafood, pasta and veal.

FAQs

Stella Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 283 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.