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Stella Osteria - CLOSED


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US$25 - US$50
Italian, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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green salad
choice of green salad or fries
tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, garlic buttered baguette
sausage and peppers
house sausage, roasted peppers and onions, basil mayo, toasted baguette
marinated eggplant, grilled zucchini, smoked tomato, basil mayo, fior di late, whole wheat kaiser
beef dip
braised short rib, pickled peppers, crispy leek, baguette
daily feature
ask your server for today's daily sandwich
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here having gone before, original name still on outside of building but now it's changed and its Bar Gusto. Very bad experience, poor service, servers had zero knowledge of menu, food was sub par and the drinks and food were expensive and very disappointing....More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank jaredb375
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Went with a large group for lunch recently. The service was good and the food very good. There is not a huge menu but everyone was satisfied with their pasta, pizza or salad choices. Glad I only read the previous reviews now as we may...More

Date of visit: December 2015
2  Thank CathyJ9b
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Like the title says, we left due to nonexistent service. I'll try and keep this short & concise; It was lunch time so me and 2 co-workers headed out for lunch downtown and try a new place nearly every time, it just so happened to...More

Date of visit: August 2015
2  Thank Lubo F
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went to this restaurant at the suggestion of a staff member from Vitoria trattoria because their restaurant had no tables available. The service was friendly but slow. The food was average and it took 45 minutes to be served. It was a Saturday night...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Peter G
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Stella was recommended by friend mine. I went there for dinner. As a vegetarian, i found very nice options. I had broccoli for an appetizer and it was really good, I highly recommend it. For main course I had Farfalle, which was well cooked. The...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank fatemahq82
Reviewed August 27, 2015

The main course is an appetizer, we had to ask for bread so that we could go back home without being hungry. When the 3 slices of bread arrived, there was NO butter nor olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We also had to ask for...More

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank Bernard10Gatineau
Reviewed August 15, 2015

As you can see from my reviews, I am a pretty charitable reviewer, in that if someone does something right, I will tell you about it. This place, sadly, did little right. First, I ordered a gin martini. It was the itty bittiest martini I...More

Date of visit: August 2015
2  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed August 1, 2015

At an annual business meeting in Ottawa, we always have our last night dinner at Stella Osteria. It never lets us down. Wonderful food and wonderful service. The upstairs patio is a great if you can reserve a seat, but equally enjoy the downstairs pavement...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Wanderlushhhh
Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have come here fairly often in the past but after a long gap we went again last night. It was a Monday night and not very busy until a bit later. We were seated near the window, as we requested, but had to ask...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Rosemary1938
Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great spot to be on the Byward Market on a hot Saturday late afternoon. We ate bruschetta from the lunch menu and it was very very tasty, love the sourdough bread. From the dinner menu we shared the beet salad with goat cheese (delicious),...More

Date of visit: July 2015
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