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La Stella's

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159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
+1 561-544-2081
17:00 - 22:00
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south florida
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525 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Small quaint neighborhood joint with a great feel. White table cloths, great service and owners who care. The food....fresh and authentic, the service....very attentive and the ambiance.....very calming. Overall if you want some authentic Italian fare without breaking the bank this is the place. Bravo!!

Thank tferraro
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

To make it short this restaurant should not be missed. Every dish spectacular. Apparently it has been this good for at least the past 19 years. Mahi Mahi outstanding.

Thank mhwea
Boca Raton, Florida
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508 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

La Stella's is a very attractive, very small restaurant that has a family-run feel to it. There are a small number of tables inside and out and the food is of the southern Italian variety. The mixed antipasto platter was excellent and generous. Three pasta dishes were also very good indeed (spaghetti carbonara and with seafood, and Sunday gravy), as... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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193 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Cute but tiny restaurant. Make sure you get a reservation as there are perhaps 10 tables inside. Server was very busy, all tables were full. Started with Caesar salad that was very good, nice dressing. Entrees were a baked chicken, which was good. The pesto gnocchi with sundried tomatoes was fantastic. The gnocchi was home made and delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The wine was great. The bread was awful. Clams were fresh but overcooked to the point that they were rubbery to chew. The eggplant parm was very unusual but it an excellent way. It was piled about 8 inches tall, much of which was fresh cheese in between many layers of eggplant. Service was ok but not great. Caesar salad... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We went back AGAIN....this time we added the scallops to our usual order of Calamari and flatbread. Perfection - as always.

Thank SellingCrazy
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299 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This was a very good restaurant with attentive and knowledgable wait staff. Our food was great, olive oil on the table with the focaccia bread was delish. I especially liked the Caesar salad. The draw back is the tables are so close together you can hear everyone's conversation. We were lucky we sat outside but even then we had 3... More 

Ribeirao Preto, SP
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Excellent restaurant!!! The ricotta gnocchi was the best gnocchi we have ever eat!!!!!! For us it is the best italian food in Boca Raton, in a small and very charming restaurant.

Thank adesilveira
Parkland, Florida
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We had to make last minute reservations this past weekend, and the people that we were taking to dinner wanted only a good Italian restaurant that night. LaStella's was very accommodating for our party of six, the food was truly excellent, and the service was outstanding. The restaurant is small and cozy, which my wife and I prefer, and the... More 

Thank Alan S
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You must stop in for their delicious culinary delights. From the flat bread to the must have grilled calamari salad --- Oh, and the meatballs. Intimate setting and fabulous family style service.

Thank SellingCrazy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 561-544-2081
Coming to you from Federal Hill Providence, Rhode Island; Jamie Barlow brings with her Authentic Italian and Mexican cooking using only the finest ingredients. Chef Barlow earned her double bachelors degree in Culinary and Hospitality from the Official Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. Chef Barlow continued her education in Belgium, Europe while attending a school for Hospitality and Tourism, studying under italian chefs. With over 25+ years experience, Chef Barlow has created an extensive catering menu in which we can accommodate intimate dinners for two, or large parties of up to 3,000. Although originally meaning to be a catering only establishment, popular demand caused Chef Barlow to open her doors to the public and began serving dinner. Five years later, we have La Stella staff, past employees, and especially our customers to thank for our success. We are grateful for your loyalty. La Stella's has specialized in serving Authentic Mexican for lunch during the week and Authentic Italian every night for dinner. Using only the finest ingredients and hand selected meats, Chef Barlow has a focus on using mostly, if not all, organic ingredients. Containing 10 tables maximum indoors, La Stellas remains to be an intimate, neighborhood gem

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