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Stella

1525 Washington St. (W. Brookline St.) Send to Phone
617-247-7747 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
South Enders gather for snappy modern Italian fare, not to mention the Sunday brunches.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Stella Restaurant Review

: White-on-white minimalism may lend Stella the look of a Scandinavian furniture showroom, but its coldness is more than offset by the heat the party people who frequent it emanate. Evan and Candace Deluty hit on the right thing at the right time: a sleek spot that would serve up snappy modern Italian fare to the chic residents of a neighborhood which, for all its culinary riches, lacked precisely that. Breakfast and lunch feature simply prepared items like a spicy Italian sausage wrap, caprese panino and chicken Florentine crêpe. Grilled pizzas and homemade pastas are the highlights, their twists on tradition still true to tradition --- consider a pie topped with grilled artichokes, sweet caramelized onions and pesto, spiced up horseradish aïoli. Seafood risotto and "Siciliano" swordfish are standouts. So, the foodies feast, while fashionistas flock to the terrazzino for cocktails. In keeping with the fact that brunch is a cultural phenomenon in the South End, but not so much in Rome, the Sunday morning menu is more distinctly American but no less fun with bacon, eggs, omelets, french toast and frittatas. Plus, the people-watching is incomparable.

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