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Stella's Serious Italian

17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
+1 949-234-1679
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (7 reviews)
“osso bucco” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
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17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at this lovely restaurant. Great date place or gathering for small celebrations. Lovely dining room with a big fire place. The location is lovely with a great view and live music was a nice touch. The calamari appetizer was delicious. Not...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Did not think a restaurant hidden in the back of a strip mall would be that good, but how I was wrong. Stella's Serious Italian offered superb food and service, a great view and an outstanding menu. Such a wonderful find!

Thank paulgill5924
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went to Stella's last night for a celebration of my brother's birthday. The Sax player, there 6 nights a week, makes the night very special. In addition, the food and service are great.

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal and friendly atmosphere. Looks like it is loved be the locals. Their sauce was as good as mine and service was terrific.

Thank motherofboys13283032
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice atmosphere, pleasant live music. Calamari appetizer was solid, and so were the Bolognese, Osso Bucco, and Cioppino entrées. Waiter was fantastic...

Thank Diveman9
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We are visiting from France. Dear friends live next door, so we ended up in this joint in a strip mall. As we were two families with children we ordered various dishes, for adults and children as a children's menu was not available. Make sure...More

Thank VidaLocaRanch
Reviewed 25 June 2017

From the Blue Crab crab-cakes starter through the delicious pasta, to finishing off a great bottle of wine, with soft sax music in the background, Through in family and friends, and don't get any better. Very enjoyable evening with great service.

Thank 2divots
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I loved the food, the atmosphere, the music, the staff, the owners. I ordered the most tender Chicken Parm. I ordered spinach on the side. What a night to remember. The restaurant is well laid out and I love dinning in a place that has...More

Thank BobR2012
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This restaurant will not win any awards for originality, but if you like old-school Italian food this is a very decent choice. Our only complaint was that the waiter was extremely obnoxious. He wasn't at all down to earth, and seemed to be putting on...More

Thank kilarneyvt
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were there with another couple for lunch on a Friday. We had a reservation, but it wasn't necessary. The food and service were very good and the prices reasonable. We would go there again.

Thank 7bogey7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
    (PCH & Crown Valley Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-1679
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