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Stella's Serious Italian

€€ - €€€Italian
17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
+1 949-234-1679
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“cioppino” (3 reviews)
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17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meal and friendly atmosphere. Looks like it is loved be the locals. Their sauce was as good as mine and service was terrific.

Thank motherofboys13283032
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, pleasant live music. Calamari appetizer was solid, and so were the Bolognese, Osso Bucco, and Cioppino entrées. Waiter was fantastic...

Thank Diveman9
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We are visiting from France. Dear friends live next door, so we ended up in this joint in a strip mall. As we were two families with children we ordered various dishes, for adults and children as a children's menu was not available. Make sure...More

Thank VidaLocaRanch
Reviewed 25 June 2017

From the Blue Crab crab-cakes starter through the delicious pasta, to finishing off a great bottle of wine, with soft sax music in the background, Through in family and friends, and don't get any better. Very enjoyable evening with great service.

Thank 2divots
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I loved the food, the atmosphere, the music, the staff, the owners. I ordered the most tender Chicken Parm. I ordered spinach on the side. What a night to remember. The restaurant is well laid out and I love dinning in a place that has...More

Thank BobR2012
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This restaurant will not win any awards for originality, but if you like old-school Italian food this is a very decent choice. Our only complaint was that the waiter was extremely obnoxious. He wasn't at all down to earth, and seemed to be putting on...More

Thank kilarneyvt
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were there with another couple for lunch on a Friday. We had a reservation, but it wasn't necessary. The food and service were very good and the prices reasonable. We would go there again.

Thank 7bogey7
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Had one of the best pizzas here. First time for dinner and will definitely be back. Guy, our waiter was so professional and attentive. We had a terrific meal here and the tiramisu was excellent. A local spot that one must try if in the...More

Thank GailySanDiego
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We always go for the happy hour! The drinks and food are amazing!! We love the calamari, meatball pizza, and ahi salad!

Thank dibbs103
Reviewed 13 March 2017

very Italian, great sax music, service could have been better. the salad / appetizers were fine and the penne with sausage was prepared excellently. There is a charge for splitting meals which I guess is acceptable. seating is close and suggests conversations should be quiet....More

Thank GATechSlick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
    (PCH & Crown Valley Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-1679
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