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Osteria Stella

135 W. 50th St., New York, NY, 10020
between Sixth and Seventh Aves.

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Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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More a Trattoria then an Osteria

By martin_chamois on 4/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

An osteria in my mind is a small and quaint country inn serving good food. Osteria Stella is anything but small and quaint. It is a very large dinning hall, decorated in a modern interpretation of Italian country style that is reminiscent of large trattoria in any major Italian city. The food is very good, if not great, as is the service. Seating is comfortable. For lunch it is light and bright, but perhaps too illuminated for evening dining. Located between Rockefeller Center and the Broadway theaters, this place will undoubtedly be full each evening. A good choice.

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By captaingeek on 7/20/2004

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The huge room=not being able to hear well. The pizza was not very good (brittle and dry- excessive toppings to compensate), but everyone was happy with their main course. When the desert tray came around none of the 6 other people that I was with ordered because- nothing looked good.

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