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Stella Restaurant, Ventnor, NJ

Stella Restaurant

5.0
5
462 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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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • House Bread Plate$7.00

    pesto spread, roasted red peppers, herbed neufchâtel, butter

    • Soup$10.00

      roasted tomato bisque, pesto drizzle, havarti croute

      • Mussels$14.00

        PEI mussels, fennel-leek white wine broth, grilled artisan bread, rouille

        • Stuffed Dates$13.00

          medjool dates, goat cheese, applewood bacon, almonds, baby arugula, granny smith apples

          • Meatballs$12.00

            pbv meatballs, creamy polenta, fontina, pomodoro, locatelle

            • Burrata$14.00

              creamy filled fresh mozzarella, warmed caponata, gremolata, evo, grilled croute

              • Tartine$13.00

                spanish white anchovies, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, toasted croute, arugula

                • Edamame$10.00

                  charred soybeans in pods, garlic, chile, soy

                  Salads

                  • Labne Salad$13.00

                    arugula, strained yogurt spread, za'atar, grilled artichokes, roasted red peppers, picholine olives, shaved pecorino

                    • Caesar Salad$12.00

                      romaine, toasted herbed breadcrumbs, shaved pecorino, lemon-garlic dressing

                      • Grilled Romaine$12.00

                        charred romaine, pesto, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese, smoked bacon

                        Mains

                        • Eggplant$24.00

                          egg battered eggplant, pomodoro, fresh mozzarella, ricotta

                          • Housemade Sausage & Pasta$25.00

                            orecchiette, housemade sweet fennel sausage, pomodoro, locatelle

                            • Chicken$26.00

                              sautéed chicken breast, roasted tomato, shiitake, sage pan jus, whipped potatoes, asparagus, havarti

                              • Veal$32.00

                                veal cutlet, eggplant, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, mushroom, leek-madeira reduction, gemelli rosa

                                • Short Rib$35.00

                                  slow braised short rib, seasonal vegetable, whipped potatoes

                                  • Low Country Shrimp$27.00

                                    shrimp, shiitake, smoked bacon, tomatoes, scallions, garlic, lemon, gruyere soft polenta

                                    • Roasted Salmon$29.00

                                      wild caught salmon, salmon, whipped potatoes

                                      • Seafood Paella$31.00

                                        fresh fish, mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, spanish sofrito, saffron rice

                                        • Lemon Sole & Crab$33.00

                                          caponata, spinach, jumbo lump crab meat, lemon beurre blanc

                                          Sides

                                          $7 each

                                          • Roasted Longhots

                                            • Seasonal Vegetable

                                              • Creamy Polenta

                                                • Whipped Potatoes

                                                  • Warmed Caponata

                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                    What 462 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    5.0
                                                    5 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 5Food
                                                    • 4.9Service
                                                    • 4.8Ambience
                                                    • 4.7Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                    Loved For

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                                                    • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                                                      Best Value

                                                    • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                                                      Neighborhood Gem

                                                    • Atlantic City

                                                      Best Overall

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                                                      Fit for Foodies

                                                    • Atlantic City

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                                                    1. O

                                                      Oceanbarb

                                                      Baltimore

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Had the most delicious meal (lemon sole; and shrimp and scallops) with out of town guests - they were blown away! Everything was perfect, from ambiance to food to serve ice. Thank you!

                                                    2. B

                                                      Berm

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food. Attentive service.

                                                    3. DE

                                                      DawnE

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Excellent service. Everything came out hot and perfect

                                                    4. F

                                                      Foody

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Consistently great

                                                    5. G

                                                      Gigs

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The chicken was delicious the mussels were wonderful The staff saw that we were not ready for the next course and quietly snuck it back to the kitchen We love Ventnor and this is a great place for diner

                                                    6. DR

                                                      DrRMarkH

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We went there for Mother’s Day dinner. I had the short rib and my wife had the seafood special. Great food and service. Portions were adequate. It was our first visit and it will not be our last. Parking can be challenging. The one unisex restroom is located in the absolute rear of the building which requires you to walk through the kitchen area and allows a firsthand glimpse of their food preparation. Highly recommend Stella’s!!!!

                                                    7. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Stella never disappoints. Excellent food, friendly staff and great ambiance

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Stella was a great experience all around. From the food, to the atmosphere. It was awesome. Our favorite part was the light on the table! Keep up the great work.

                                                    9. CA

                                                      CACNJ

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Excellent food

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We’d never heard of Stella but stumbled across it looking for a reservation using Open Table. Reviews looked good so we gave it a shot and were NOT disappointed. For apps We had stuffed dates, should have doubled up for four people. Also the bread plate. I got the charred Romaine salad my wife got the Labne salad. Both were good, Labne was better. I ordered the Lemon Sole with crab and spinach in a Berre Blanc sauce which was perfect. I forget what our friends ordered but I tasted everything and it was all delicious. Highly recommend the banana bread pudding for dessert. Great experience can’t wait to go back.

                                                    11. BR

                                                      BarbaraR

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      129 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      129 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious meal and great service. Loved the grilled romaine salad and the lemon sole with crab meat and spinach. My husband also enjoyed his bouillabaisse.

                                                    12. LN

                                                      LongportNJLover

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food and service at Stella’s is always outstanding!

                                                    13. m

                                                      michelec

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was amazing! I had the grilled romaine & the sole with crab & it melted in my mouth like butter! I loved the décor it was very sexy & upscale. This is my new favorite restaurant in Ventnor. Definitely going to be on my regular on my list of regular dining spots!

                                                    14. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This was my third visit to Stella and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each meal.

                                                    15. f

                                                      ferryboat

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We love Stella Restaurant. The minute you walk through the front door you hear the low sounding cool music and see famous stars from the past projected on the wall,. The staff is polite and very attentive, the food is delicious, especially the roast chicken. We also like that this restaurant is BYOB. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                    16. CP

                                                      ChrisP

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food and service was awesome. The sol and crab was amazing. Every dish was better than the next.

                                                    17. R

                                                      Rockfood

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The friendliest service and outstanding options, including GF options

                                                    18. DK

                                                      DavidK

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Dinner was excellent once again. We have dined there several times. The food is prepared fresh and worth the wait. I enjoyed the charred romaine as an appetizer and the orchetti (sp) little ears of pasta with sausage-a personal favorite. Stella is a BYOB and they have recently started accepting credit cards-- with an additional 3% service charge.

                                                    19. VS

                                                      VinceS

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      A very pleasurable dining experience. Great room, good service and well prepared meals. We will eagerly come back to sample other food selections.

                                                    20. t

                                                      todg

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      33 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      33 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      Greeted and seated right away. Food was very good. Service was also good until the end when no one came to give us our check. We will go back!!

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything is always so fresh and delicious!

                                                    22. g

                                                      gerrida2z

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fabulous meal!

                                                    23. SW

                                                      SarahW

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Stella is among the best food in Ventnor; comparable to many restaurants in NYC. The food is consistently good as is the service. Have gone many times this winter (and ordered take-out too) to show support for a restaurant that stays open year-round and thrives in the summer.

                                                    24. G

                                                      Gavenda123

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      So my wife and I were at your establishment about one month ago and loved it. We were talking with two other couples and they were very interested in going to the restaurant. Immediately made the reservation. Now we are a party of six. Nothing to say but absolutely delicious. The flavors are off the chart in all dishes. I tried there dates as an appetizer and was something I have never tasted before delicious. All the entrees were made to perfection. This has to be my new found restaurant to go to. Thank you all for making the evening so special to be with friends. See you soon.

                                                    25. SG

                                                      SandyG

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      I have been to Stella twice and it never disappoints. The food has been amazing. I love the ambiance and the music they play. Their portions are generous. My friend and I brought home our leftovers to have as a meal the next night. I already booked another reservation for June for my husband and I.

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We always have a delicious experience.

                                                    27. N

                                                      Noreen

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      38 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      38 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The food is consistently excellent as is the service.

                                                    28. C

                                                      Cathy

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      58 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      58 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A perfect evening! Excellent service and delicious food. What more could you ask for?

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great local BYO

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Phoenix

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Outstanding food, great service, a wonderful evening

                                                    31. DS

                                                      DavidS

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We really enjoyed the food and the Ambiance of Stella. Noise level was low so it was easy to talk with our friends during dinner. Waitstaff was very attentive and helpful.

                                                    32. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We were celebrating our anniversary. Everything was great and we’ve already scheduled our next visit

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always amazing!

                                                    34. PF

                                                      PhillyFoodie

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      21 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      21 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food was delicious. Service was great. Always enjoyable.

                                                    35. OC

                                                      OCLocal42

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      We tasted a lot of appetizers, our favorites were the stuffed dates and the bread service. The burrata was very good. The meatballs were good, but we were hoping they'd be amazing. We loved the pasta with sausage main dish.

                                                    36. G

                                                      Gavenda123

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Let me start with my wife and I went here for the very first time. I have a lot of clients that I drive around and over the years this restaurant has always had great reviews. It was my wife's birthday celebration dinner. Please allow me to give a big hand to Gabrielle our waitress, she was very clear in the daily specials and at no point were we being rushed during our stay. The entire selection of appetizers, salad, main course and dessert I will express is nothing we have ever had. The flavors are bursting with every bite you take. The portions are exactly what one needs to be very pleased. I highly recommend going and enjoy the newfound restaurant for us. Again, thank you to everyone who made my wife's birthday special.

                                                    37. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It was a great evening. Everything was fabulous. It will definitely not be our last time there

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had a great night! Food was great! Ambience was great!

                                                    39. JA

                                                      JAM89

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      We enjoyed our dining experience. Not a very big place but they don’t overbook and we had a relaxing delicious dinner. BYOB is a big plus too.

                                                    40. JG

                                                      JerseyGirl

                                                      Atlantic City

                                                      42 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      42 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent! Our favorite restaurant in Atlantic County. Food is delicious always consistent and great friendly service. Everything on the menu is outstanding!

                                                    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 5 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                    Booked 20 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 Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 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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