Stella Restaurant

4.7
278 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.
What 278 People Are Saying
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4.7based 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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vipLoriemod
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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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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
12 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
12 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
22 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
4 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
64 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
43 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
13 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.

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vipjoyF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Short ribs were outstanding, my guest enjoyed her paella, our waitress was very attentive, service was great! Will definitely go back!

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vipCurly
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent! They go above and beyond especially during difficult times. On rhe expensive side but delicious!

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CarolT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We just dined at Stella for our first time. The food and service were both.wonderful. We highly recommend it and will be back!

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JoeM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal! Everything was delicious! Perfect!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
363 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it at this restaurant
The chef,owner always greets us and talks to us at some point which is special
Every meal has a personal touch and constantly improves

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vipPM2U
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very nice outdoor dining experience. Great food and service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While on vacation in the area this place came highly recommended from a totally stranger on a FB group for food. They had posted their meal, and Boy were we happy to have had found this total gem! The food was amazing! Seriously AMAZING! We had the dates, out of this world, burrata was creamy and the acid from the tomatoes married it well. The country style shrimp I believe was delish, the short ribs was fall off the bone tender, then dessert was a warm banana bread pudding, of course it was topped with vanilla ice cream! My 8yr old son was even talking about how good everything was! 5star
Side note it is BYOB cash only and the awesome waitress mention after the summer season they only do weekends, and make a reservation! Cheers

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. Appetizers & main course. The veal was something I almost never order. It was amazing.

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vipSharonR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as usual ! Great service wonder meal during tough times !

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal is absolutely delicious we all enjoyed it we were like four friends hanging out and it was just amazing

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vipBrianS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well, we got rained out! I mean we really got rained out. But, the staff was awesome and even though we were soaked, and only got to eat our appetizers halfway, they were very accommodating. The owner gave us our entrees without charge, he was very nice and we can’t wait to go back. Alas, when we got home abs are our entrees we were blown away. The Sole and Salmon were some of the best we’ve ever had. Burrata was great, although not extremely creamy. We will be back next week and hopefully no rain!!! Great food and great staff.

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Stella Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 278 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.