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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Palm Beach Gardens
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with friends last Saturday night. We dined outside under the warmth of their heat lamps, which worked perfectly. The food was excellent, as was the service. Even the side dish of pasta was perfectly cooked. It's a small restaurant with a big heart! Don't miss it.

Thank Feldie51
Delray Beach, FL
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366 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed eating at this small restaurant. My husband had fish which was delicious. I had penne bolognese which was also very good. The portions were large - we had doggie bags. The service was excellent. Try the chocolate cake for dessert - excellent! The only downside was the wine by the bottle was priced a bit higher than... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This restaurant was very good. The restaurant seemed to be exclusive but turned out to be a place where everyone was welcome. No matter if you came directly from the beach or came dressed up. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. We tried shrimps, ravioli, pizza and ordinary pasta. Everything was well done and tasted very well.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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1,191 reviews
858 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Remarkable willingness of chef and staff to accommodate individual preferences and needs. As it should be, but often isn't. Much appreciated.

Thank Mark W
Edgewater, New Jersey
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

Thank Shel112
Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Bernice S
South Florida, Florida
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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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369 restaurant reviews
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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!!

Thank tferraro
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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.

Thank mhwea
Boca Raton, Florida
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509 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?