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Stella's Italian Restaurant

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112 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571-4905
+1 575-751-0100
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parker, co
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here twice on different visits. Cozy room and the food is quite decent with reasonable prices. Great pizza and other dishes.

Thank dustyparker
Taos, New Mexico
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm a local and go here once in a while. Sweet little place, but the food I've had has been inconsistent. Absolutely love their lemon chicken dish, but found the spaghetti not so great. Good service.

Thank walksfarwoman2015
Liberal, Kansas
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

NIce Italian Dinner with terrific prices. Was able to eat and not break the bank. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.!

1 Thank Lynn D
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We wandered in on a rainy Thursday night in September and were immediately shown to a table and served the bottle that we ordered. We had a very nice dinner with attentive service. The pasta was delicious and hot and my husband gave the meatballs two thumbs up. We liked it so much that we went back the next night!... More 

1 Thank PHansard
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Service was underwhelming as the waiter was very grumpy and seemed frustrated that we were vegetarian. Made a "yeh right" comment under his breath when I ordered a child's portion of pasta. Food was very mediocre with low favor. Pasta was not hot. We will not return.

Thank suzyr181
Little Rock, Arkansas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stella's turned out to be a real disappointment. We had read glowing reviews online, and when we spotted it as we walked from our hotel to the Harwood Museum, we told ourselves we'd return for lunch after our museum tour. Though we wanted very much to like the lunches we ordered at Stella's, we were both royally disappointed. I had... More 

Thank wdlindsy
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a good experience at Stella's. I was in the mood for Spaghetti Bolognese and it was quite tasty. We also shared a plate of antipasti...good presentation and good quality meats, cheeses, olives, etc. The setting outside was quiet and very relaxing, just right as the sun set over Taos. It reminded me a small "ristorante" tucked away in... More 

1 Thank hjenny
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

First, I am Italian, and consider myself an Italian food snob. I am picky when it comes to olive oils, mozzarella, and basic Italian fare. That being said, this restaurant is basic. It is for the basic person who is looking for food for dinner, period. I feel like the Italian food here is similar to one you would find... More 

Thank Heather H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place is tucked away off the main square in Taos. It reminds me of the old days with vintage music and decor. A nice place for good Italian food in a laid back setting.

1 Thank Mragan22
Taos, New Mexico
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It's hard to decide which aspect of dining at Stella's to describe first. The food is less than mediocre, the atmosphere, laughable, the service--so so, the decor, cheesy. I live in Taos and hadn't "dined" at Stella's in along time because of previous disappointing experiences but some friends insisted that the food here was good. This was my third visit.... More 

1 Thank Chrisderanchos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?