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1012 Lafayette St. (Wythe St.) Send to Phone
804-358-2011 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Greek neighborhood restaurant that’s simultaneously contemporary and classic.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Stella's Restaurant Review

: Stella Dikos has returned with this latest iteration of Stella’s (her original restaurant was on Harrison Street, and then there was a subsequent move to Main Street before a five-year hiatus). The Greek/Mediterranean fare, at once rustic and sophisticated, includes souvlaki, leg of lamb, grilled whole fish, and traditional moussaka and a vegetarian version, its béchamel as comforting as mashed potatoes sheltering shepherd’s pie, and with robust layers of fragrant eggplant, artichokes and caramelized onions. For dessert, we suggest a fun twist on tradition like chocolate hazelnut baklava from an ever-changing sweets list. The place has a soothing hipness, all light woods as if drenched in Santorini sunshine with terra cotta accents. Straw-seated, ladder-back chairs surround the center communal table and banquettes line the small dining room. It fills fast, so make reservations or arrive for weeknight meze ora from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with Greek wines and beers along with small plates for a song. Speaking of which, you’ll hear Greek music on the sound system while Greek films play out silently on the back wall.

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