ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
Tucked at the very top of Sunset Lane in Paradise View, Stella Ristorante is one of those incredible finds that once discovered you will want to keep revisiting.
Named after the latin word for 'Firefly', Stella, as you look out over the stunning vista at sunset, once the sun sets and the moon rises you will occasionally be treated to fireflies dancing in the sky. Built alongside their family home, hosts Chef Flavio, Karen and bar tender Martin welcome you to the restaurant and onto the open air deck.
With a roof of palm leaves, a bannister made from neem trees and the lofty views out to the ocean, you might think you are in a tree house. The wooden theme continues into the kitchen where a wood burning oven provides the fire to cook many of the fresh dishes on the menu. A small bar perfect for pre-dinner drinks or Sunset and Happy hour, and six or seven tables means that the intimate atomosphere is home from home.
The aroma of fantastic Mediterranean home cooking of pizzas, home made pastas and specials of the day coming from the open air kitchen as they are freshly prepared will soon whet your appetite. An excellent plate of mixed anti-pasti for two or a fresh crisp salad with herbs picked straight from the garden are a perfect starter along with Flavio's special bread, Schiacciatina with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and sea salt.
Flavio's twenty five years working around the world from Monte Carlo to Mexico, the Middle East and here in Antigua means he will often have international specials on the menu and occasional themed nights such as Mexican.
A full bar and good selection of wines, along with Martin's cocktails will keep things relaxed.
Open 6 nights a week, Monday to Saturday from sunset (last dinner orders around 9.30 pm), Stella Ristorante can be booked for private parties at dinner, or for lunch on special occasions.
We recommend reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.
When driving from town to Dickinson Bay on Anchorage Road, pass First Choice Supermarket then take the first right into McKinnons Way and the first left onto Sunset Lane. Drive to the very top and its the last driveway on the right hand side.(Opposite Villas at Sunset Lane).