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Stellina Restaurant

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47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
+1 617-924-9475
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just don't seem to get it. People rave, I try it and just don;t think twice about going again. No idea what I ate, nothing stood out. I wish I loved it.

Thank mjacobs
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

I can only apologize that you have had less-than-stellar experiences with us. I realize that you don't remember what you had, but if you are able to, we would be grateful for an email as to how we could possibly improve the food and overall experience for other diners. Any specific feedback is always welcome and taken very seriously. Once... More 

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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd time for family meal. Great service. Real home made everything. Carbonara like silk. Keeps getting better and better.

Thank manup47
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for updating your review. We are very excited about the new pasta dishes we have been making, and I will make sure your kind words get back to our chef. We hope to see you and your family again soon! Thanks once again, David More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have started to go to this restaurant for lunch. They are open for lunch only Tuesdays through Fridays, which is unfortunate as I would go on weekends as well. I sat at the bar which is small but cozy. They have dirty martinis to die for. I had their bolognese pasta which is light but delicious. Pricing is very... More 

Thank Rene P
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fabulous review! The Bolognese is a big favorite, so we are always excited to hear positive feedback on it. I want to thank you as well for the compliments on the patio, pricing, and the martinis (the bartender will be thrilled to hear your review). Looking forward to seeing you again! David More 

Westborough, United States
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148 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Six of us went to Stellina before showtime on Saturday night. The restaurant gives you the feeling like you are in the North End. The menus was incredible. So many great choices. Four of us got the chicken parm and it was incredible!!! The ceasar salad was amazing. Service was top-notch. We can't wait to go back. So mmany other... More 

1 Thank Arthur G
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Arthur, Thank you so much for the shout out! We are very excited about our new pasta machine and it's ability to make bucatini, fusilli... I call it The Terminator of pasta machines. It's quite impressive, though we still love to roll it out in the old school manner to make tagliatelli, etc. I just wanted to thank you for... More 

Belmont, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I eat at Stellina at least 1-2 times per month. Sometimes with my husband for a couples night out and sometimes with a girlfriend. This place never fails to delight! I highly recommend their cocktails--their Manhattan is a particular favorite--and their wine specials are always a good bet. In my experience, they feature something that is a bit outside the... More 

Thank MelissaHE
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for the great review! We have just started making our own pasta (well, it's been a couple of years now) but I think that ups the spaghetti and meatballs into a great place. So glad you enjoyed it. I'm there quite a bit, so introduce yourself next time you're in! Once again, a hardy... More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My kids asked me to try this place again. Reluctantly I agreed. Big mistake! Service was okay but again had another bad meal. wouldn't go back again

Thank Warren A
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Two of my siblings and I took our Dad out to dinner here. My father and brother had Chicken Parmesan which they raved about. My sister and I had been there the week before for lunch and had grilled shrimp scampi on pasta. It wasn't listed on the dinner menu so initially we were disappointed. But we asked if they... More 

Thank Marleysmom2
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. It's funny, we put the chicken parmesan on the menu just to see how it went and the response has been overwhelming. It looks like it will be one of our standards. Also, I'm glad you asked for the shrimp scampi even though it wasn't on the dinner menu because if we... More 

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194 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the chicken parmesan with fusilli and extra red sauce and thoroughly enjoyed it. My friend ordered the Smoki Fusilli and it was exquisite. We were particularly impressed with the housemaid fusilli and our server Myles. We dined here for lunch and are planning on going back for dinner later in the week.

Thank Luv W
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are working hard on our new homemade pastas and having a blast making them and coming up with new recipes. And yes, Miles is a pro - very easy going and approachable while remaining extremely professional at the same time. I will pass this review on to him. I'm sure he will... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is our go to place for just the 2 of us to celebrate milestones, without kids. Cozy, comfort food, always fantastic meals and good service. Love that the menu changes frequently.

Thank bfords880
marc b, Owner at Stellina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy to hear from couples who have had special meals/milestones celebrated at Stellina. It is so flattering to see a couple, for example, who tell us they had their first date here and are celebrating an anniversary, or even just a couple out for a special night! Again, our... More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I came to Stellina for an anniversary date, and was a little disappointed. I made a reservation, which was honored. However, the seat was a window seat, and there were glaring street lights in my partner's eyes - not cool for a romantic dinner. Installing some shades would be a really nice touch. The breads with dip were really tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-924-9475
For over 25 years Stellina has been serving regional Italian food in an informal setting in Watertown Center. Our menu offers a complete range of seasonal specials, in addition to an extensive selection of specialty drinks and wines.Stellina also offers outdoor dining in the warmer months. Every Tuesday in our bar The Noteworthy Jazz Quartet plays jazz standards and originals, along with selections from The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge.Private dining for parties from 15 to 70 are available, with full and cocktail food and drink menus offered in a variety of price ranges.

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