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Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, Oklahoma City, OK

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine

4.8
4.8
1880 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine specializes in fresh seasonal menus featuring local and organic ingredients when possible. The wood burning oven is the heart of the restaurant, producing Roman style pizza and the majority of the menu. Our culinary team led by Executive Chef Josh Partain has created a modern menu using ideas that begin with traditional Italian dishes. The wine list is an interesting group of Italian and American wines personally selected by owner/operator Lori Burson.


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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (405) 235-2200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Josh Partain
  • Catering
    Call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Stella Modern Italian Cuisine offers two separate private dining rooms. The Fornasetti Room can accommodate up to to 50 guests and the Eames Room accommodates up to 30. The patio accommodates up to 40. Entire restaurant can accommodate up to 110.
  • Private party contact
    Lori Burson: (405) 235-2200
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown
  • Cross Street
    11th
  • Parking Details
    Parking available in front of and directly behind the restaurant, additional lot located 1 block east on south side of 11th.
  • Entertainment
    Stella hosts live entertainment on Thursday nights on the patio during the summer. Please check our website for band schedules.Our gospel brunch trio, The Judge & The Jury, perform the fourth Sunday of every month except on holiday weekends. Please call Stella for additional information.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,880 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,880 Reviews
  1. Susan

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good as was the service. It was pretty noisy until tables started clearing out

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  2. toms

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hooray for Stella to have managed the difficult transition from upstart to midtown mainstay without having become stodgy or stuck in its ways. Still firing on all cylinders.

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  3. StephanieB

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty! Our waitress was exceptional!! She was friendly and fun!

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  4. Doglady

    Oklahoma City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch special with small pizza and salad is excellent value and just the right amount of food.

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  5. RhysG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our appetizer came out room temperature and had to be sent back. They were out of our first two options and the food was alright, but nothing to write home about. If some takes me there I would eat, but won’t go out of our way to be back.

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  6. MichaelS

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was spot on, the food was very good, the noise level was a bit high for me being in a nice restaurant.

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  7. Davi

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    For a $30 plate the restaurant shouldn’t be insanely loud with huge table of 15 people. They should be in a private room. And the chairs shouldn’t be cheap IKEA plastic chairs.

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  8. Okiebeef

    Oklahoma City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Old Fashioned cocktail, excellent gnocchi soup, pasta and pork. Very good value.

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  9. anthonyf

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall pretty good. One thing to note, Is I ordered the boneless short rib. I have cooked for over 40 years, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure someone replaced short rib with a pot roast. Extremely grainy and dried out. No marbling whatsoever. Little disappointing on that. The fact that I had one bite, and the server didn't ask if something was wrong, is another question I would raise as a business owner. This seems to be the norm in the restaurant world anymore though.

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  10. PaulS

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at Stella on Valentines evening. We had reservations and our seating was quick. We had our choice of a prix fixe menu or regular menu items. Our food was delicious and our service was great. We were very pleased with our visit on a night where the restaurant is extra busy

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  11. Mike

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time to eat at Stella Modern Italian and it didn't disappoint. The food and the service were excellent. We will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was superb. Waters’s was fantastic. One of our favorite places to eat.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in for an early Valentine’s celebration and everything was FANTASTIC. They had a special menu with wine parings so we decided to check it out because everything on their regular menu is always so good. Our server Avery was kind and knowledgeable, our food came out in a timely manner and was delicious of course, and the atmosphere was VERY romantic. Wow wow WOW. We just love this place. BRAVO! BRAVOOOOO!

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  14. Debra

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Stella’s had their new menu out! Great selection and our meals were excellent! We love this place.

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  15. RickT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had been wanting to try Stella as it is listed as the best Italian restaurant in the state, from websites we had seen. All and all, everything was very good to excellent. We would highly recommend Stella and will most certainly be back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pizza, salad and fine Italian beer. Ample parking in the back lot and we shall return.

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  17. DavidL

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as alway! Highly recommend one of the pizzas as a starter they are delish!! Had the duck which was really good but seemed to be slightly over done, everything else was perfect was a great night couldn’t ask for more!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappointed with Stella. Always great seasonal menu items . Wine reasonably priced, service outstanding. Always enjoy our experience

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  19. Private

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming place with a good meal and a good server. We were sat in a dark back room with no windows, which was odd because there were great tables all around the main dining room and we had reservations. I was taking my daughter for a special night so feeling hidden in the back was disappointing to say the least and felt intentional as if we weren't important enough to sit in the main dining room.

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  20. BeausBoys

    Oklahoma City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lori Burson & her staff do a fabulous job every time we dine there. They have a great cocktail list, an exceptional wine list (that is one if the best priced wine list in town), great food with excellent variety, & the service is always REALLY good!! One of our favorite restaurants in OKC!!
    Stella Modern Italian CuisineResponded on February 3, 2024
    Thank you for your continued support. We always love when your family visits. See you soon. Lori

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  21. GeraldC

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't think the food represented the price. Average food with a hefty price tag is not my style.

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  22. TimW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Stella before, but not since 2015. My wife and I had Stuffed Chicken Thigh and Italian Sausage with pasta, neither of which was very good. The chicken dish had very little garlic, was slightly bitter, and not a lot of taste in general. The pasta dish had a wine reduction sauce that was earthy, but not perticularly flavorful, and the saudage was bland. I trust not all the dished are like these.
    Stella Modern Italian CuisineResponded on February 3, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We always appreciate the many compliments we receive and also constructive criticism. I have already shared your feedback with our chef. Thank you for your private comment about how good your server was. I hope you will come back soon and try some other dishes. Thanks, Lori Burson

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and superior service. Very fair pricing for the quality of the dishes and the level of service received. Will definitely frequent this spot.

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  24. KiaH

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my 28th Birthday and I really enjoyed the food. It was a 8/10 experience for me.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good, but easily one of the worst Italian dishes I’ve ever had. Pretty poor excuse for Italian.

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  26. Doug

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived to hostess stand with another couple waiting ahead of us - the restaurant was rather empty, as to be expected for an earlier reservation. The couple ahead of us was eventually seated, and then we waited for our turn to be seated for almost 5 minutes. It was bizarre - about 4 different servers asked if we had been helped after we told the first server it was just the 2 of us and she left as if to get our table ready - but never came back. Eventually an older woman who appeared to be a manager/hostess came to seat us - the start of our time at Stella’s seemed very frazzled and chaotic. Then, our sever kept telling us different things were out that we inquired about - she was sweet - but again, odd as if people coming to dine with them was a surprise. The food was good, seemed slightly overpriced for what you get. It wasn’t “bad” - just lackluster. Probably will not be back anytime soon.

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  27. ChristieR

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is top notch and the food was fantastic. Definitely coming back.

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  28. Michelle

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations on Friday night but were running a little late. They were very pleasant about it and held our reservation. Glad they have their own parking because trying to find a place on a brutally cold winter night in Midtown is almost impossible. The staff was very professional and friendly but didn't give hover over the table. Food was excellent. All of us had specials not on the menu. The cheese platter appetizer was yummy. The mushroom soup while it tasted good was all liquid. Nary a mushroom to be found so that was a little disappointing. The bread was delicious., crusty and full body. The seating was not crowded so it was easy to talk and visit. They didn't have obnoxious music blaring. It's not a romantic type of place but much better than most chain restaurants. We had a nice dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. All in all a pleasant dinner before going to the theater.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been awhile since i’ve eaten at Stella! loved it and will be back soon!!

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  30. RobinC

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dining experience at Stellas. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Paula, who shared with us the story of her restaurant, and her inspirations. Our server Austin was super. We celebrated our daughter‘s birthday and was treated to a memorable experience filled with tiramisu and sparklers. Oh, did I mention the fun music they played? Highly recommend this establishment 

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful brunch. Great food, drinks and service. What a great old Mid-town property. We love this place. We enjoyed the pizza, salad and sandwich we ate today. We will be back.

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  32. ShannonD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Avery was absolutely fantastic. So laid back but still very professional and so good at her job. I went with my best friend for my birthday dinner and our food was incredible! I was even able to pick from a list of choices for a free birthday dessert. The service was awesome, the speed of everything was great, and my waitress even happily and swiftly took off the drink I ordered that I didn’t love from the bill, no questions asked. I cannot recommend the Chicken Scallopini enough! Thank you Avery for being so great!

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  33. oldbooksellerlady

    Oklahoma City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated in a room with a loud birthday party. Asked if short rib rigatoni was spicy - told no, not very. It was pretty spicy. Good service. Needed to get to Philharmonic performance and let server know and the meal arrived quickly and we had plenty of time. Made a reservation a week in advance and would have liked to have had a better table.

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  34. DavidR

    Tulsa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a wide selection. Best wine pricing in OKC.

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  35. RaymondE

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Stella! Impeccable service, amazing food and overall, a wonderful experience. We look forward to the seasonal menu changes!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service even while being short staffed.

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  37. MisterB

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Stella for my wife's birthday. We were seated quickly and our waiter, Hunter, was responsive without being a "helicopter waiter". We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and an excellent bottle of wine topped off with a complementary dessert for my wife! Will definitely be going back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was less than impressive. Lasagna was overcooked but cold. It's like it has been sitting in a steam table all day and the heater had been shut off. The flavor of the short rib was good, but we had to send it back once because it was 90% fat. The service was great, but we gather the kitchen is unconcerned about quality. We might give it another try sometime.

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  39. MichaelW

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time to eat at Stella's. Excellent all around!

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  40. JimG

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ringing in the New Year at Stella is a tradition. It did not disappoint. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Stella Modern Italian Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 235-2200.

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 1880 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stella Modern Italian Cuisine

1201 N. Walker, Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    11th
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking available in front of and directly behind the restaurant, additional lot located 1 block east on south side of 11th.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Josh Partain
  • Entertainment
    Stella hosts live entertainment on Thursday nights on the patio during the summer. Please check our website for band schedules.Our gospel brunch trio, The Judge & The Jury, perform the fourth Sunday of every month except on holiday weekends. Please call Stella for additional information.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (405) 235-2200
  • Catering
    Call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Stella Modern Italian Cuisine offers two separate private dining rooms. The Fornasetti Room can accommodate up to to 50 guests and the Eames Room accommodates up to 30. The patio accommodates up to 40. Entire restaurant can accommodate up to 110.
  • Private party contact
    Lori Burson: (405) 235-2200
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