When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon to La Stella's in Boca Raton. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $45 worth of Italian dinner fare Monday–Thursday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian dinner fare on Friday and Saturday.
Chef and owner Jamie Barlow floods the dining room at La Stella's with the aromas and flavors of authentic Italian cuisine crafted from hand-selected produce and proteins. Inside, utensils deliver forkfuls of penne and homemade sweet italian sausage to mouths ($16), and Denomination of Origin Controlled (D.O.C.) San Marzano tomatoes coat a doughy disc of pizza along with fresh mozzarella and basil ($12). Diners can also treat taste buds to bites of house-made ricotta gnocchi lounging atop beds of stewed tomatoes, arugula, and fresh mozzarella ($16) or chicken cutlets with sweet and hot roasted peppers and a dusting of shaved parmigiano reggiano ($18). Meanwhile, sippables from the wine list include the delicate Mohua sauvignon blanc ($9/glass) and the mild-mannered Brancaia Tre Super Tuscan Blend ($12/glass). Get this Groupon and share the fermented-grape-juice magic with someone you love or someone you want to love you.
Eaters await their orders amidst La Stella's contemporary white décor accented by strong black lines, a large wall mirror, and floor-to-ceiling front windows that gaze out onto the world. Covered outdoor seating protects patrons from the elements while affording them unparalleled opportunities to comment on the weather throughout their meals.
A chalkboard behind the dining room’s bar lists La Stella’s refined Italian dishes, creating a dining experience the Sun Sentinel called "sophisticated, but not pretentious." After honing her culinary talents in Providence, Rhode Island, owner and head chef Jamie Barlow relocated to Boca Raton, bringing along her passion for Italian cuisine. To secure traditional Mediterranean flavors, she relies on imported mozzarella and Italian tuna as well as house-made sausages. The freshness of her cuisine stems from the quality produce and marbled proteins she covertly hauls off the podium at the county fair's blue-ribbon ceremonies.
Clean, black lines on the walls contrast with the white dining room, which uses floor-to-ceiling windows to keep the space welcoming and airy throughout the day. At night, track lighting helps to keep the room as well-lit as a tanning bed full of hand mirrors, and swooping strings of bulbs illuminate the covered seating outside.