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Stella Restaurant, Ventnor, NJ

Stella Restaurant

4.8
4.8
534 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stella is a BYOB offering chef driven quality ingredients in a relaxed casual atmosphere. The LoBianco family has owned and operated restaurants down the shore for over 15 years and have earned the reputation of personable service ​and excellent food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 350-6493

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas LoBianco

  • Catering

    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Cross street

    Corner of Martindale and Washington Ave ON Ventnor Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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What 534 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

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    Best Food

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. B

    Berm

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good service made for a wonderful dinner.
  2. N

    Nightowl

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great but the silverware was unacceptable. I had a bent fork for appetizer then another bent fork with chunk’s missing. Cheap diner silverware and it shows. We had one appetizer and were charged for two. Good but not great.
  3. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Atlantic City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience in every way. Food was absolutely delicious, service fabulous, and comfortable relaxing atmosphere.. always consistent r and very good. looking forward to going back in Deptember!
  4. T

    Theresa

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, atmosphere and service were exceptional!
  5. A

    Alibaba

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall Stella was good. We were supposed to dine outside but they were running behind on their outdoor service so we ate inside instead. I liked the ambiance. The service wasn’t great. We ordered bread and long hots and it took a really long time for them to be served. And my water was never refilled. The stuffed dates were really good and everyone seemed to really like their entrees. I had the lemon sole and it was delicious. I would definitely give it another shot.
  6. R

    Renee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal at Stella. Everything we ordered was delicious from appetizers to desserts. The staff was very attentive and the restaurant has a great vibe. We are excited to go back again!
  7. EW

    EileenW

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been there in a couple of years and it felt great to get back. A friend has celiac disease and the server new exactly what to do. She pointed out all of the gluten free menu items and said she would let the kitchen know also. Even their eggplant parkmis gluten free as they use rice flour before sautéing. Everyone loved their dinner and can't wait to go again.
  8. CA

    ChrisA

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service.
  9. C

    Curly

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! Love Stella! Really appreciate the surprise birthday cake & candles for dessert! Class act! Can’t wait to return!
  10. WW

    WendW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant staff was very pleasant and the decor has a “hip” vibe but there are several areas where things fell short of the ratings. First was the bread plate, I get it that restaurants need to charge for bread these days but for the ambiance the bread was just the ordinary Italian bread that you get in every pizzeria, very disappointing. The flatware was also out of sync with the otherwise sophisticated atmosphere, again like the flatware from a diner or lesser casual restaurant. The staff was lovely but not very well trained for “better” dining.
  11. JS

    JeffreyS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Stella last night. My wife had the sausage, fennel, an pasta dish that was excellent. I had the veal with eggplant and fresh mozzarella. Also excellent. The only reason for not 5 stars was the $5 bread plate which was a .79 Baguette which is not what I expect from a restaurant that serves such well prepared food.
  12. SC

    SuperCAT

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    First and second courses were well prepared, unique, and delicious. Do not get dessert here through. We received the most unloved piece of pie and lukewarm bread pudding slapped on plates and covered with canned whipped cream and mostly melted ice cream. It was pretty shameless, considering the prices.
  13. h

    harrietb

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable great food !
  14. P

    Pickyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and they were very accommodating.
  15. JC

    JenC

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect. Food. Table service. Hard to get reservations is the only issue
  16. FB

    FayeB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable!!
  17. JN

    JoannaN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The menu and dishes at Stella are full of soul - the chef clearly put his/her heart and soul into the outcome. The wait staff however is soul less - they showed up for work but don’t smile or really seem to care. That lack of caring in the front of the house stunts the overall experience.
  19. j

    janismurph

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around a Very good meal. Will be back.
  20. DK

    DavidK

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as usual. Service was excellent. The restaurant is noisy as it fills up.
  21. c

    cindys

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  22. B

    Beachgirl

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Prices are close to casino restaurants, as most of the entrees are near or $40.00. A bit pricey for a store front restaurant. Specials and menu the same year after year.
  23. BD

    BethD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Amazing service
  24. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    408 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    408 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good Always well prepared Always treated like royalty I’d like to eat there every week
  25. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Every single meal we have had there has been excellent . Food, Service and Ambiance. Honestly , the best restaurant in Ventnor plus it’s BYOB if you enjoy bringing a great bottle of wine.
  26. F

    Freckles

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    From beginning to end, the service and food was terrific. The only drawback is no bread is served (only a few items on menu come with bread). The cost of $7 for bread, 2 pats of butter, a tablespoon spoon of cheese and a tiny bit of oil was a complete let down. Great neighborhood place. I just won’t order the bread next time.
  27. E

    Ellebelle

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Have to go back!
  28. m

    mfeinhals

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent.
  29. F

    Foodiegirl

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Our selections were excellent and presentation was nice too. We would definitely come back.
  30. M

    Maggie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The mussels are definitely a must! Staff is very friendly and professional. We love that it is a BYOB
  31. MM

    MarlaM

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Salads and entrees were beautifully prepared and delicious. Wait staff was attentive. The apple pie dessert tasted like it came from a supermarket. Disappointing. Then not clear why the check comes with a “service charge” added. Noticed after we had already left a tip. Will be more aware in future.
  32. JC

    JenC

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional best homemade sausage
  33. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    408 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    408 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good Always special Returning next week
  34. S

    Sammie

    Philadelphia

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Will be back. Great friendly service. Good food. Nice portions
  35. B

    Berm

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Outstanding food and service. Thanks
  36. J

    Joel

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food!!!
  37. WF

    WilmFoodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    While a little overpriced, food was very good but service could have been better.
  38. MR

    MaryannR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always! The staff and service were great and very attentive!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is so good here!
  40. s

    stephenh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    one of the finest meals we have ever had service was excellent eating on the street with car alarms and diesel fuels left much to be desired as well as back breaking chairs!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Stella Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 350-6493.

Stella Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Stella Restaurant

7303 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Martindale and Washington Ave ON Ventnor Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas LoBianco

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (609) 350-6493

  • Catering

    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call and speak to Vincent regarding any private or catered events.

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