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Aug 6, 2009 02:11 PM

get a slice a stella's

just a shout out to the cats at stellas, 857 mt auburn. watertown. stopped for supplies at arax and starving in 90 temps, walk to stella's for two slices ($3) apiece of the daily special. hot, thin, (possibly a touch too salty but acceptable), foldable and loaded with flavor, burned my tounge as i couldnt wait for more. best ive had in a while in a tough town for good pizza. kudos, if you are reading

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  1. Stella's is a longstanding Boston chowhound fav. Great za.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      I like Stella's a lot. Love the thin crust and cheese; my one gripe is that the sauce always seems just a little flat. Almost a mirror image of Armando's, where I think the sauce is terrific, but the crust is a smidge too floppy and the cheese is hit or miss.

    2. I think the pizza is one of the best items on Stella's menu; I rarely dine there without getting one.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Do they have anything other then pizza?

        1. re: StriperGuy

          Stella is a swank-looking, mid-priced, slightly creative South End Italian restaurant. The menu and the food are a bit more formal than the discussion of pizza suggests, in a typical apps/pastas/entrees/sides format. The entrees are probably the least interesting to me.

          Beyond the pizzas, all of which are good, other dishes I recommend include arancini, grilled sausage, spaghetti with garlic and oil, and copper-pot seafood. I notice they have a burger on their late-night menu that I want to try.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Isn't the OP talking about the Watertown, Mt. Auburn St. pizza joint? Swank, it's not.

            1. re: Taralli

              Ha! So he is! I wondered what the questions about (South End) Stella were about, since it's pretty popular and often reviewed.

              I have never been to the Watertown Stella's. So, never mind.


              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Was thinking you were kinda out in the weeds there. ;-)

                1. re: MC Slim JB

         need to check them out! Really, really great. If you want a whole pie, be sure to get the extra large. That's what they use for their nice thin slices. They use the same amount of dough as for the large, but roll it out thinner. One time I ordered a large, not knowing this, and was shocked as I saw them taking this "thick-ish" looking pizza from the oven. When I inquired, they explained the difference between the large and xtra large (in terms of the dough amounts) and insisted on making me another pie so I wouldn't be disappointed. Great folks, great pies!

                    1. re: Science Chick

                      We get pizza at Stella's all the time, but we actually order "thick crust" for $1 extra (or close to $1) - slightly thicker crust but good and crispy, usually with bubbles (a crowd pleaser over here). Bonus is that if you're taking it home to eat, the thicker crust stays crispier longer - eliminating the need for a re-crisp in the oven, which pisses the very hungry younger folks off . . . . .

          2. Stella's has very good thin crust pizza. There meatball pizza is my favorite. Anyone know what's going into the old W-House of pizza in watertown square?. I was very suprised to see them go out of business. It's been around for a long time and had a pretty good pizza.