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La Stella's

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159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
+1 561-544-2081
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Edgewater, New Jersey
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this wonderful small restaurant 3 times, and each time I totally enjoyed it. From their wonderful beet salads to their salmon that is very well prepared it's definitely a place to visit.

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Thank Shel112
Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a reservation at La Stella's restaurant in Boca Raton. We've eaten there many times, good food, great mussels, when we arrived for dinner the restaurant was closed...they had a gas leak..they put a note on the door, but the owner stepped out said he knew we were coming and apologized..In addition he gave us and our dinner companions... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Dinner was excellent. The Sunday Gravy was great. The eggplant parm was really excellent. They serve Italian bread with little side bowls of cheese, salt, spices. Quite good. Service was ok. Nice little wine list. We live in the area and will return.

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south florida
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525 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Small quaint neighborhood joint with a great feel. White table cloths, great service and owners who care. The food....fresh and authentic, the service....very attentive and the ambiance.....very calming. Overall if you want some authentic Italian fare without breaking the bank this is the place. Bravo!!

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Thank tferraro
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

To make it short this restaurant should not be missed. Every dish spectacular. Apparently it has been this good for at least the past 19 years. Mahi Mahi outstanding.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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507 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

La Stella's is a very attractive, very small restaurant that has a family-run feel to it. There are a small number of tables inside and out and the food is of the southern Italian variety. The mixed antipasto platter was excellent and generous. Three pasta dishes were also very good indeed (spaghetti carbonara and with seafood, and Sunday gravy), as... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Cute but tiny restaurant. Make sure you get a reservation as there are perhaps 10 tables inside. Server was very busy, all tables were full. Started with Caesar salad that was very good, nice dressing. Entrees were a baked chicken, which was good. The pesto gnocchi with sundried tomatoes was fantastic. The gnocchi was home made and delicious.

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Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The wine was great. The bread was awful. Clams were fresh but overcooked to the point that they were rubbery to chew. The eggplant parm was very unusual but it an excellent way. It was piled about 8 inches tall, much of which was fresh cheese in between many layers of eggplant. Service was ok but not great. Caesar salad... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We went back AGAIN....this time we added the scallops to our usual order of Calamari and flatbread. Perfection - as always.

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Northbrook
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231 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This was a very good restaurant with attentive and knowledgable wait staff. Our food was great, olive oil on the table with the focaccia bread was delish. I especially liked the Caesar salad. The draw back is the tables are so close together you can hear everyone's conversation. We were lucky we sat outside but even then we had 3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 561-544-2081
Description
Coming to you from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island; Jamie Barlow brings with her Authentic Italian and Mexican cooking using only the finest ingredients. Chef Barlow earned her double bachelors degree in Culinary and Hospitality from the Official Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. Chef Barlow continued her education in Belgium, Europe while attending a school for Hospitality and Tourism, studying under italian chefs. With over 25+ years experience, Chef Barlow has created an extensive catering menu in which we can accommodate intimate dinners for two, or large parties of up to 3,000. Although originally meaning to be a catering only establishment, popular demand caused Chef Barlow to open her doors to the public and began serving dinner. Five years later, we have La Stella staff, past employees, and especially our customers to thank for our success. We are grateful for your loyalty. La Stella's has specialized in serving Authentic Mexican for lunch during the week and Authentic Italian every night for dinner. Using only the finest ingredients and hand selected meats, Chef Barlow has a focus on using mostly, if not all, organic ingredients. Containing 10 tables maximum indoors, La Stellas remains to be an intimate, neighborhood gem

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