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Stella Italianfare La Jolla

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$$ - $$$
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8008 Girard Ave #220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858 551 3242
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a tourist in La Jolla for the day and spotted a sign at Stellas promoting a 3 course lunch for under 15 dollars with ice tea. It was just after 11 am and the nice server was setting up for lunch. I sat on the Terrace on the first sunny day since I had arrived in California. It... More 

Thank Charlotte G
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped here on a whim for a late lunch. The food was decent, probably above average, but not memorable. The outdoor dining is great. But the service had me scratching my head. The server (was it the owner? Maybe) seemed a bit confused. It was very long between checking in despite there only be a few other tables in... More 

Thank Henry B
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I was a little disappointed. First, I got the mushroom pasta but they put chili on it which was weird because it was not listed on the ingredients and it was way too spicy for me. I sent it back and asked for the gnocchi bolognese and I felt it was not great, the sauce seems fatty. The salad that... More 

Thank Ornella B
Balbriggan, Ireland
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Fun place to eat even if it doesnt sell Peroni and they think that Stella is from Italy. Margaritas and Food are Great. Service is Fun.

Thank TheGilmartins
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It became a tradition between our friends: every time when visiting San Diego get together at Stella Italian Fare UTC. Friendly, warm, highly professional atmosphere with pleasant ambiance and delicious food. Highly recommend.

Thank elfein
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant view is good as is service. Our tortellini was good, but we felt way over priced for what it was. Michael, Nottingham

Thank mjcrolla
Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Sunday evening dinner over a 3 day weekend. No problem getting a reservation and there was seating on the deck. The food was excellent, fresh ingredients and careful preparation. Attentive service. We're looking forward to our next visit!

Thank Shon B
Livermore, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food was ok, it was fresh and appealing but had very little flavor. The view was not great from our table. The service was pretty good, but not great.

Thank ifeduniw
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took our 11yr old grandson to Stella for supper. He is a fussy eater. Waiter Danko sensed his discomfort, came up with ideas, solved the issue and truly cared that he was comfortable and had good food he enjoyed. We went back 2 days later and once again Danko offered great menu suggestions that worked beautifully for each of us!... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This was a place we selected at random, Italian food, average prices and good reviews. I will say that the food was good, we had the "special of the day"; fettuccine with sea food in wine Sauce, The waitress did a good job in selling us the special, however it was not true on the amount of scallops and shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8008 Girard Ave #220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858 551 3242

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