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Stella Italianfare La Jolla

8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
+1 858-551-3242
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“tagliolini” (8 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
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8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three Aussies enjoyed an excellent dinner, one of the best Italian meals I have ever had in my years of travelling. Antonio looked after us beautifully. We particularly enjoyed the calamari first course, and the espresso coffees Antonio gave us at the end!

Thank Jet613271
Reviewed 18 May 2018

What a fun little place that I totally never would've known existed had our CEO not brought us here for a team lunch. It's in a shopping center and looks tiny from the outside, but the dining room is quite large and airy, and the...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I recently had lunch and dinner at Stella UTC - both in the same week! I was 100% satisfied both times. I love the size of the restaurant, the decor, the service - but most of all, the food. I have sampled three of their...More

Thank Judikin
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Eight of us stopped for a nice meal after work. The setting is small and intimate, with room for a few large tables. Even so, there was no noise from the other groups. The menu has a typical italian variety of the dishes you know...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We were impressed with the high quality of the food being served. We stopped I on a busy Friday night and had a wonderful meal. I had a pasta special which was wonderful and my wife enjoyed her shrimp special. The service was excellent.

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This delightful gem tucked into a strip mall off Towne Center Drive in UTC (not downtown La Jolla) is fantastico! We met with 3 other couples for dinner and were treated to exceptionally delicious food in substantial portions and absolutely "spot on" service! Our waiter...More

1  Thank DesertLovr
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a quaint little place located in a non descript strip mall. The pasta dish with porcini mushroom sauce was off the hook. The beet salad and Mediterranean salad was awesome. The night we were there the special was the pork osso buco....More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 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

1  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
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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