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Stella Italianfare La Jolla

) #42 of 1,050 Restaurants in La Jolla ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
+1 858-551-3242
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (28 reviews)
“tagliolini” (8 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
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8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The small restaurant in La Jolla is like a hidden gem and still undiscovered by many and even the locals. Very good food great deals excellent drinks and wonderful service with outstanding views near the beach. The pastas are amazing and just wish they were...More

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had no parking on a Friday night at 6 pm. We had reservations and were promptly seated. Two of us ordered the Eggplant parma which was delicious. One other ordered the lamb shank and the other the Chicken dish. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.They were...More

Thank Laurie48
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stella's has wonderful food and great service. Parking in La Jolla is always a challenge. Be prepared to walk.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was pregnant at the time we visited La Jolla, so I didn't feel like walking anywhere. So my husband popped over to this italian restaurant and brought back delicious pasta. it was fresh and the sauce was tangy on my Vodka Sauce with Penne....More

Thank Nothern
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Made a reservation for a group of out-of-town co-workers. Location in a strip-mall wasn't ideal but couldn't tell from Open Table. The food was really delicious. The service was OK. (probably 3 stars) Not very attentive for water refills etc.

Thank Ornacia K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I thought that the quality of food was very good and consistent across the table. Lots of options and special to choose among. Fresh hot bread is always a plus.

Thank JimOB1
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I was a tourist in La Jolla for the day and spotted a sign at Stellas promoting a 3 course lunch for under 15 dollars with ice tea. It was just after 11 am and the nice server was setting up for lunch. I sat...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped here on a whim for a late lunch. The food was decent, probably above average, but not memorable. The outdoor dining is great. But the service had me scratching my head. The server (was it the owner? Maybe) seemed a bit confused. It...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I was a little disappointed. First, I got the mushroom pasta but they put chili on it which was weird because it was not listed on the ingredients and it was way too spicy for me. I sent it back and asked for the gnocchi...More

Thank Ornella B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Fun place to eat even if it doesnt sell Peroni and they think that Stella is from Italy. Margaritas and Food are Great. Service is Fun.

Thank TheGilmartins
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Questions & Answers
Emily F
17 February 2015|
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Response from JennyPeter | Reviewed this property |
When we were there we didnt see any children but I think they would be welcome if the kids were used to going out to nicer restaurants. The staff is friendly and I think you would all have a nice time.
Emily F
17 February 2015|
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Response from cararro | Reviewed this property |
It's not ultra fancy, I don't see any reason not to bring kids. When our kids were young, if they needed a break one of us would go out for a walk between courses. This is certainly a good location to do that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-3242
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