Stella Restaurant

4.7
262 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.
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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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Leslie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 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
63 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
36 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
10 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
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food. Excellent service.

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vipDatenightmom
Philadelphia
7 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
13 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
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
350 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
122 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
34 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
127 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
14 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
3 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
73 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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Stella Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 262 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.