In its location in ByWard Market, Stella Osteria blends time-honored Italian recipes with a distinctly modern sensibility. Chefs prepare dishes ranging from prawn-and-scallop sambuca and chianti-braised lamb to eclectic pastas, such as sweet-potato risotto and a ravioli of the day. Traditional thin-crust pizzas, available gluten-free upon request, are served fresh from roaring ovens. Along with the traditional wine list, the bar features classic cocktails, punch bowls, and sangria. Much like its cuisine, Stella Osteria's decor fuses old and new—sleek hanging lamps share space with rustic paintings, and a cafe-style rooftop patio with plush benches overlooks the bustling Clarence Street.