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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were referred to this really tiny place (10 tables inside and some outside by the curb) by my daughter and she just went up a few notches as a source of good restaurants. Service was excellent...attentive and interested without hovering. Ambiance was charming. But te food was super. We shared (3 people) roasted beet salad and I had the... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, loved it. Gigantic portions. All home-made. I've been going here for years. Staff is very friendly and helpful. But, don't order too much! The come with house-baked bread to begin--yum. And olive oil, plus chili. Full already. Then a huge bowl of mussels. Incredible. Then we were stuffed. Ok, so we also ordered the suppa de mer (fish soup,... More 

Thank HerrHaHa
Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times. The food has always been good and the service most of the time as well. It is a small cozy restaurant but many times they tried to squeeze in more tables and it was extremely uncomfortable.

Thank Crock9175
Palm Beach Gardens
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with friends last Saturday night. We dined outside under the warmth of their heat lamps, which worked perfectly. The food was excellent, as was the service. Even the side dish of pasta was perfectly cooked. It's a small restaurant with a big heart! Don't miss it.

Thank Feldie51
Delray Beach, FL
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374 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We really enjoyed eating at this small restaurant. My husband had fish which was delicious. I had penne bolognese which was also very good. The portions were large - we had doggie bags. The service was excellent. Try the chocolate cake for dessert - excellent! The only downside was the wine by the bottle was priced a bit higher than... More 

Thank Patbro
Gothenburg, Sweden
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This restaurant was very good. The restaurant seemed to be exclusive but turned out to be a place where everyone was welcome. No matter if you came directly from the beach or came dressed up. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. We tried shrimps, ravioli, pizza and ordinary pasta. Everything was well done and tasted very well.... More 

Thank daf_advisory
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1,273 reviews
919 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Remarkable willingness of chef and staff to accommodate individual preferences and needs. As it should be, but often isn't. Much appreciated.

Thank Mark W
Edgewater, New Jersey
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited this wonderful small restaurant 3 times, and each time I totally enjoyed it. From their wonderful beet salads to their salmon that is very well prepared it's definitely a place to visit.

Thank Shel112
Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a reservation at La Stella's restaurant in Boca Raton. We've eaten there many times, good food, great mussels, when we arrived for dinner the restaurant was closed...they had a gas leak..they put a note on the door, but the owner stepped out said he knew we were coming and apologized..In addition he gave us and our dinner companions... More 

Thank Bernice S
South Florida, Florida
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Dinner was excellent. The Sunday Gravy was great. The eggplant parm was really excellent. They serve Italian bread with little side bowls of cheese, salt, spices. Quite good. Service was ok. Nice little wine list. We live in the area and will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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