stella. modern italian cuisine. 1201 N. Walker. OKC
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I went to Stella with low expectations based on some reviews I had seen online, but decided to give it a fair chance. Melody had higher expectations... The place is pretty. Modern. Nice.
The waiter was nice, maybe a little clumsy.
They brought airy crusty bread that was from a local bakery with a dish of garlic infused olive oil. There were four cloves of garlic floating in the evoo which I ate quickly. Love garlic!
I ordered the risotto. It was made with asparagus and spinach. It was $12. It tasted similar to brocolli cheese casserole with asparagus instead. Not gourmet. Not the creamy goodness I associate with risotto.
Melody ordered pizza with roasted tomatoes, mozz, and basil. It was very crunch and kinda stale in places. I ate two pieces of her pizza. She ate a spoon full of my risotto.
We shared dessert. It was a flourless chocolate cake with chocolate mouse and orange caramel (we had put on side). I didn't try caramel because I hate fruit, but Melody skipped it after a small taste. The cake was pretty good. Not delicious. $8.
I don't plan to go back. I'm sure Melody won't either.