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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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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
17 Monarch Bay Plz, Dana Point, CA 92629-3467
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Had one of the best pizzas here. First time for dinner and will definitely be back. Guy, our waiter was so professional and attentive. We had a terrific meal here and the tiramisu was excellent. A local spot that one must try if in the...More

Thank GailySanDiego
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We always go for the happy hour! The drinks and food are amazing!! We love the calamari, meatball pizza, and ahi salad!

Thank dibbs103
Reviewed 13 March 2017

very Italian, great sax music, service could have been better. the salad / appetizers were fine and the penne with sausage was prepared excellently. There is a charge for splitting meals which I guess is acceptable. seating is close and suggests conversations should be quiet....More

Thank GATechSlick
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a small local restaurant and bar that we love. The service is always first rate and the home made pasta is wonderful. I recommend it to anyone visiting Monarch Beach.

Thank Steve I
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We enjoyed our lunch.clean place great menu and excellent service. Many different options for dining.

Thank Colby R
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well, to be fare, it's in a good location, and it's a lovely setting, and the staff are truly nice, and the wait people bend over backwards, too. We had to wait for our group to show up, so we did have some starters, and...More

Thank Michael F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
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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