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Stella's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Spinach Dip
with Parmesan Toast
Tomato Bruschetta
with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella with Herb Toast
Blue Crab Cakes
with Chipotle Aioli
Fried Calamari
with Marinara Sauce
The original Stella's was founded in Suffern, New York, in 1973 by Billy's mother, Stella Rizzo. She opened her Deli on Airmont Road and featured the finest cuts of meat, fresh breads and Italian family recipes. Over the years, she perfected the art of authentic New York Italian cuisine. In 1998, Billy brought the "family business" to Lubbock. He opened Stella's Restaurant & Deli on 14th Street across from Texas Tech. With his mother's help, he was up and running right away, and in 2001 he purchased, completely renovated and moved the restaurant to the Steak & Ale building at 50th and Utica. Today, Stella's has grown into one of Lubbock's most popular upscale Italian restaurants, including an inviting bar and lounge area, patio seating and live entertainment on weekends. Stella's offers authentic New York Italian cuisine made fresh from family recipes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

Every time I eat at this place, I promise myself that I'll never go back. This time I intend to keep my promise! It's not that the food or the service is terrible, it's just that it's average or below. I could get the same...More

Thank BlessedMan1
Reviewed 15 February 2010

RAW FISH, both my wife and I had sea bass and the fish was raw ask them if they could cook it again, they said that they were so busy. We were there for two hours on top of that.

Thank justgoodservice
Reviewed 12 January 2010

I've been there, and it's been great. Nice atmosphere. Excellent menu selections, well-prepared, attentive service. And then, I've been there when they act like they could care less. The last time I was there, it was freezing cold outside, and they wouldn't light the fireplace--said,...More

Thank wtxtraveler
Reviewed 24 December 2009

I've eaten at Stella's twice. The first time was with my daughter-in-law and grandson. We didn't notice the service being really slow, but at the end of our meal they brought us gift cards, apologizing for the service being so slow. Then the next time...More

Thank CanyonGrandma
Reviewed 14 July 2009

We ate lunch there. For $8.99 we got soup, an entree and drink. It was excellent home made food.

Thank thomrho
Reviewed 8 May 2009

I took my wife there last night for dinner - Thursday. There was a jazz band in the bar so the music was great throughout the restaurant. We had the spinach artichoke dip - very tasty and a little runny. I had the chicken soup...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2009

we loved to eat at stellas for years. great lunches, special soups, hot breads and lovely desserts. 2008 was a disaster every time. the last time it was so bad we simply asked for our check and left our plates virtually untouched. no one even...More

Thank mysterymeme
Reviewed 18 November 2008

We visited our son at Texas Tech and just happened upon this place. The subs were great and the wait staff could not have been more helpful. We will be back for the pizza. The folks sitting next to us said that it was the...More

Thank floridapete8
Reviewed 3 November 2008

When you are from NYC hard to find pizza in Texasthat measures up to those standards. Stellas roots from NY really show in thier pizza. We has a pie for dinner and ordered one to take home and eat cold the next day. Great!

Thank TheB45
Reviewed 3 November 2008

We were in Lubbock for 4 days and ate all over. Dinner was so good here that we came back for lunch. We stayed with the specials and were not disappointed. Service was excellent which is saying something because they were busy. Great atmosphere and...More

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Mikalene S
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I don't see a reason why not, actually it has some areas that could be close for an event, but definitely is a management question.
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