Stella Restaurant

4.8
306 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 306 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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vipJoedrrt
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 a day ago
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
10 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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vipJerseyGirl
Atlantic City
33 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
15 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
366 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
75 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

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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.

FAQs

Stella Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 306 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.