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#161 of 2,377 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South End
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
+1 617-247-7747
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Austin, Texas
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The wife and I went hear on our last night of our Boston visit. We were not let down, this place had great wine and even better food. I would definitely go back.

Thank Nikko_Traveler
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Stopped by for an impromptu dinner with coworkers on a Tuesday evening. We got seated right away. Service was a little slow, but was friendly, and the Bolognese made it worth the wait.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We were placed by the bathrooms because we did not have a reservation. I felt as if we were being punished. Overall food was great, but felt it was pricey. I was an easy $100 night for two.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Must try the short rib, gig, blue cheese, arugula, and balsamic pizza. Also Short Rib Pasta and cream sauce was amazing. The ribs were tender, packed with flavor and perfectly complemented by the pasta and sauce. Great staff - sat at the back bar. Thanks to Megan for great service.

Thank Beth322
Belle Mead, NJ
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stella is not your typical Italian restaurant. The setting is very stylish; bright and modern rather than low light with heavy décor. The menu offers many typical Italian dishes (pastas, pizzas, fish and meat), but the preparation is different for some of the dishes. We had the "Spicy Mussels" appetizer, the "Homemade Gnocchi" entrée, and a pasta with a duck/mushroom/shallot... More 

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north salem, NY
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were visiting Boston and staying on Washington Ave. There were several restaurants to choose from and we selected Stella based on the menu. It could not have been better. We were seated promptly in their main room which was all white and very appealing. The service was attentive and the cuisine we ordered was fabulous. The tagliatelle, seafood risotto,... More 

Thank merjoe
Bowral, Australia
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534 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Quality but not pretentious or high end stuffy. A lovely dining area, friendly welcome and outstanding service. The food was the real star as everything we had was totally delicious, beautifully presented and generous in serving. Food that was prepared with great care. We both had fish and both meals came with lovely and different vegetables. We added another vegetable... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were shut out of everywhere due to events in town and a local colleague told us about this place which is one of their favorites. It did not disappoint! We tryuly enjoyed the vibrant Saturday night crowd as well as the outstanding and attentive wait staff as well as the awesome Italian food. We shared one of the incredible... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good Service, very very good food, fresh, tasty, clean, with park view, good location, very very good experience, we will be back

Thank martaelvia
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Now that I have seen some other reviews I can confirm that the service was more than a little lacking. Indifferent really. Left our party of four unhappy when we all thought our meals were fine.

Thank BeeDee619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-7747

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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