Stella Restaurant

4.7
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249 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPM2U
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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vipjoyF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
11 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
1 review
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
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal! Everything was delicious! Perfect!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
338 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
4 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
56 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
119 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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BrianS
Miami
2 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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vipkaryou1964
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Other than being sat in the Sun on the side street everything was great

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vipJamesA
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I had the stuffed dates and the low country shrimp dishes were delicious! The servers were friendly and helpful.

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vipnightout
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Due to the COVID-19, we sat in the next block in the dark. Not too happy about this. As a result we had to use our iPhones for the whole meal to see. Great food that arrived luke warm . Slightly too expensive for what it was. Service cheerful and attentive. We definitely go back, but after the Covid-19 is over.

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RobertG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food! Had meatball appetizer, Labne salad, Short ribs and Lemon Sole. Worth the price!
Service was very slow. Don't know if this is because of Covid or what - 1st time here.
Thank god it's BYOB or we would have gone thirsty most of the meal.
Biggest problem was the time it took for appetizers to arrive (almost an hour) and then the meal (1/2 hour after appetizers).
We were seated on the side street, not in front of the restaurant.
Being that it's outside, there is a breeze coming off the ocean and even though it's a couple blocks from the ocean, it's very breezy. Can be cold if it's in the mid 70's at night (as it was that night). Don't know if in front of the restaurant is not as breezy
Would come here again when we can dine inside. Hopefully the service will be quicker then.

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vipSandraF
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In this crazy time dealing with the pandemic, our dinner was served outside. The service, attentiveness of the staff was perfect and most of all - our dinner was absolutely delicious.

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MarloM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went to Stella for dinner on 8/20/20. They had a decent amount of tables set up outside but were distanced on the side street where we ate. Had a super yummy date appetizer that I shared with my husband it was a bit small but delicious. Then I had the eggplant entree and my husband had the low country shrimp. Both were very good. The polenta with the shrimp were so tasty. My eggplant was very good and the portions were a nice size. For dessert we had the bread pudding which I really liked because it wasn’t too sweet just sweet enough. This is a bring your own place and only cash is accepted. When I. Town we will definitely come again.

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vipBrianB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal with great service. Highly recommend you check this place out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal...stuffed dates, Leban salad and low country shrimp w/ polenta...I will definitely be back!

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vipAnonymous
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect night! We will be back soon.

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PaulS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Northern Italian cuisine. Will return next time we're in town.

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vipAnonymous
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Crab and Sole and the Paella and both were excellent. Dates to begin are the best appetizer I’ve ever had. Service was quick and friendly. Stelladid not disappoint!!

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adamk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was once again quite good. The white mussels were tremendous. The Labne Salad is very good. The cod and crab was very good and the seafood far diablo special was very good to excellent. The fish in the far diablo was excellent as was the sauce.

Stella is doing an amazing job under difficult circumstances.

Thank you.

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vipLorenzo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. We will be back!

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vipBrooklyngirl
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Had a lovely meal at Stella, on the sidewalk around the corner from the restaurant. The food was excellent, service was a little slow, though admittedly the wait staff had to walk a ways with food. Overall, a very good meal during these strange pandemic times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was served delicious and hot and Service was excellent! Would definitely eat there again!!

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BridgetW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience1

I understand, all business are struggling. We had to sit across the street from restaurant. People walking dogs, cars stopping to see what we were eating. Poor staff dodging cars to bring food. Salmon was good I had Chicken Milinase..it was burnt. Should make sure that food is cooked properly if guests have to dine under different conditions. Please cover food when crossing bost public street.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as always

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our night at Stella was really nice. It was our anniversary. We had an amazing meal. We enjoyed each course. My husband especially enjoyed the labne salad. I thought my entree, the fennel sausage with orecchiette was cheesy and hearty and just so good. I would recommend Stella to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was wonderful

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I’ll go back!

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adamk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit, Vinny and Gabby were fantastic. The food far exceeded my expectations. Everything that we had was quite good. I over ordered as i usually do. I felt safe outside. The staff all properly wore masks (and gloves) without exception.

We were in the "across the street" location and this in no way diminished our experience.

thanks again.

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vipGary
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Really outstanding meal.... great service. Hard to have ambiance on a sidewalk but they did a good job.
Veal honestly the best I have had in long time....

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MCD19
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food , attentive wait staff. Due to COVID we were outside on the sidewalk but the staff did a nice job.

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vipLRazze
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I truly loved our anniversary meal last Friday at Stella’s! We usually make an annual vacation to the NJ shore and have a much anticipated dinner at Domenico’s. Unfortunately, we saw that Domenico’s closed for good last November. So we were forced to branch out. We chose Stella’s based on their great reviews. We couldn’t agree more with the reviews. The dishes were creative and prepared expertly. Unfortunately it was during COVID rules. So we enjoyed our meal outside. But the service was excellent even though we were across the side street! It as. The fact that it’s also a BYOB makes it even better! I think we’ve found our new fav!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Food and Service

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vipSandraF
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, bright and cheery staff, our table was under an overhang out front - perfect for these trying times!!!

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vipExcellent
Naples
84 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining on a Tuesday evening during the pandemic was acceptable in accordance to social distance dining requirements. We've typically dined at this location for years, including their previous owned restaurant, LoBianco, and always found it to be one of our favorites. Again, we were pleasantly pleased with the food which was outstanding, as was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside area is super cute and the food was amazing! You must go!

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