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Stella Sera

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8630 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2841 (Bethleham Pike)
+1 215-248-1980
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We are crossing this place off our list. Good food but terrible service (out of the kitchen) really turned us off. It's too bad because the variety of dishes were well accepted by our party of six.

1 Thank Sandy M
Scotch Plains
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252 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Stella Sera. They offer daily specials as well as their regular menu. Their homemade pasta is wonderful as was their fish special. Service was efficient respectful yet friendly. The only reason it was not a 5 is that they offer only one dessert.

Thank IMB95
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

4th visit and best. The food was outstanding and worth the trip. Quiet and intimate setting and clear that the focus is more about the food than anything. The chef is approachable (I was able to speak with him) and passionate. I had a perfect balance of fresh blackened monkfish, bay scallops, gnocci on a bed of spinach in a... More 

Thank gdibo
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Small local Italian restaurant in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Food is prepared personally by the owner who takes great care in ensuring that all is prepared perfectly. Very comfortable restaurant. BYOB!

Thank Aboush
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Atmosphere, food, service all are first class. Small, comfortable, personal restaurant with delicious meals, all well-presented by very friendly servers. Worth the visit and the owner is the chef and he never lets you down.

Thank Aboush
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We enjoyed this so much that we went 2 nights in a row. We took my sister-in-law as a thank you for a favor and we had a delightful evening, the food was out of this world. The next evening we dined with another couple. He is Italian, so we knew he would put it to the test, it passed... More 

Thank CatherineSlattery
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I just returned from a shockingly horrific experience thanks to the chef who seems quite unbalanced. Our party waited over an hour for several appetizers which only arrived because we inquired as to the problem. Then, we waited another 45 minutes for most of the entrees to appear (the final entree appeared 10 mins later). When we asked to see... More 

Thank Madelaine M
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Ate here on a recent Saturday evening, 4 of us. Two had pasta bolognese 1 a veal special and I had the chicken w sundried tomatoes and olives. We shared some delicious appetizers as well. We had a 7 pm reservation and were seated upon arrival. Our server was pleasant and attentive with our table. All food was served timely... More 

Thank gogreen1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I dined here as part of a party of 8 and only one person in our group felt their dinner was worth what they paid for it. The menu is limited and that usually means that everything on it will be masterfully prepared, but that was not the case here. Two people in our party are gourmet cooks and they... More 

Thank AmethystTravel
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Had a great time at Stella Sera. Went there for my daughters birthday and everything was excellent. Had 11 people so we were able to order ahead and plan the menu. Ordered 3 Antipasti dishes (Cozze, Salciccia and Antipasto) 3 pasta dishes (Argumato, Boscaiola and Gnocchi) and 4 Secondi (Cioppino, Parmigiano, Ossobucco, L'anatra). We were able to be served family... More 

Thank Bruce N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8630 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2841
    (Bethleham Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-248-1980
Stella Sera offers customers real Italian meals, specialized in a variety of homemade pastas and dessert. We also offer the freshest seafood, milk fed veal, free ranged chicken, etc. That is sure to satisfy your appetite.

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