Choice of penne or linguini with marinara sauce, meat sauce, Alfredo sauce or butter
Stella's Crab Cakes
Lumps of blue crab tossed with shallots, garlic and herbs, sautéed and served with citrus aioli
Father’s Day Brunch - Was very disappointed. The food was average and the service was very poor. I’m not sure whether the problem was the server, Michael, or whether it was a kitchen problem. Irregardless, the service was poor and very lengthy. Plus, as we sat down we were informed that we we would, in essence, be evicted after two hours of dining due to being restaurant being “fully booked.” The mood for a relaxing Father’s Day brunch went out the window. Scheduling shouldn’t be the customer’s problem. It’s the restaurant’s responsibility to own the schedule and make their customers feel welcomed and enjoy the experience. Anyway, won’t be going back.
outstanding service. classic italian meal: great ingredients, prepared with skill, not fussy. perfect for a celebratory family meal
We were seated with menus and sat for 25 minutes then decided to leave since we did not get waters, or even meet our waiter. Really disappointed.
As always, Stellas provided a wonderful venue forget together with friends. The food and wine was delicious, nice ambiance sitting at a high-top table, and welcoming professional service.
Food was just okay, service was great but they were telling everyone to leave after two hours (we were reminded twice while we were there and we stayed less than 2 hours), view is beautiful, saxophone player was great. It was very loud out on the patio. Just an okay experience unfortunately.
Everything was great!
Always enjoy the people and food is excellent.
Our outdoor seating on patio was spaced out. Nothing special about ambiance. Our waiter Gage was exceptional. The food was good. A saxophone player played to recorded background music which made for a pleasant entertainment
Great food and service.
Treated special. Family friendly
Lose the saxophone. It’s noisy enough without it
Our waiter, gage, was awesome!!
Tomato sauce had no taste . Bread stale. Soda watered down.
The service, music (softly in background), and ambience made this an amazing first dinner out with friends in over a year. Three of four of us loved our food. I had the Dragonzello which was creamy with little flavor. The others loved their raviolis, spaghetti bolognese, and pasta with prosciutto. The calamari was also fabulous!
Fettuccine fish dish is excellent in the service was very good
I felt bad for sax player - we was working the room for tips - recommendation pay him more so all can enjoy his music and make eye contact
Service was great but sporadic. When he was attending to our group he was great but then he'd disappear for too long
This was our first time at Stella's. I wasn't expecting it to be great, since the reviews were mixed, but we enjoyed everything we ordered. The calamari was great -- not greasy, with two dipping sauces and some greens. The gnocchi was fantastic -- great flavor and texture. The pizza was also great.
We enjoyed food and atmosphere at this restaurant very much.
This was our 44th anniversary and the ambience and music was perfect.
Thank you and hope to dine again soon at Sella's,
A lovely meal, and they even catered to us Vegans. The service was great!
Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. We will be back.
Great experience, with wonderful food and service.
The food was so Good and we will definitely be back.
I will be returning to this amazing restaurant. The service was prompt and plesent. We celebrated my husband's birthday and everything was outstanding. We will be back for sure.
Delicious, excellent service, plenty of parking and ocean views
Gage is the best of the best!!!
Stella's was much larger inside than expected. It was early Saturday evening and the place was packed. The staff is super friendly, very accommodating. The service was excellent.
The food was very tasty and a good value but it was very rich, which I suppose is typical of some Italian cuisine. My wife and I actually had indigestion that evening but that might have been just us not being able to tolerate that type of food (we are over the age of 70).
The musician, sax player, came on and he was great, a nice personal touch to a true neighborhood eaterie.
Excellent food, amazing cocktails, and great service ! Can’t wait to go back!
Great time. Cool waiter, great food, nice views, fun Sax player. Some added entertainment - idiot customer caused a commotion and the staff handled it like pros.
Had a wonderful experience at Stellas! Food and atmosphere were amazing, bartender was super nice and made a killer old fashioned. Will be coming back!
ALWAYS ENJOY FOOD GOOD SERVICE EXCELLENT
To celebrate our granddaughter's birthday, we were looking for a quiet alternative to the noisy and overpriced Laguna Beach scene. Stella's in Dana Point turned out to be the perfect "Neighborhood Gem". Relaxed, friendly, great service, excellent food,. Could not have been better. We will be back.
Great date night location. Food was wonderful. Nice to finally get out after a year of Covid related lockdown
The food was fine, just the dish I ordered was not the best. Ambiance was fine, and I enjoyed the service very much. Will go again!
We love Stella’s! Great food and great service always. So great to finally get back there.
Always a wonderful experience! The food and service is always fabulous!
Nice food, good service, we sat in the back dining rooM with a beautiful breeze coming off the ocean. Everything about our lunch was lovely.
Stella's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Stella's is rated 4.6 stars by 911 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 bookings at the moment.