Saturday, July 3, 2010


stella. modern italian cuisine. 1201 N. Walker. OKC

Melody: 2.0
Annie: 3.5

(rating scale is 1 to 10)

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.

Stella on Urbanspoon


  1. Not much of a restaurant reviewer when you admit you had low expectations of a restaurant prior to even visiting. Professional reviewers should always have an open mind before visiting a restaurant. Also - I find it odd that you have only reviewed this one restaurant in over one and half months. Seems perhaps you wanted to leave this restaurant a bad review from the get go. I'm starting to think that a lot of the bad reviews on Urbanspoon are actually other waiters or even other restaurant owners as this place is packed every night AND the reviews on are almost all positive.

  2. I went here about 2 weeks ago without any expectations. I was sadly disappointed myself. My husband and I go out about once a week seeking out new local restaurants--we are very open minded foodies. We thought the food was ok. Unless one of our friends are dying to try it, we will not be back.