Stella Bendigo

58 Bull St, Bendigo VIC 3550
$$ Italian Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating

Situated in the Heart of Bendigo on Bull St. This Building has recently undergone an extensive renovation, encompassing a strong Italian theme with large open frontage. Our authentic Napoletana wood-fired pizzas are cooked in our imported Italian Wood Oven. This coupled with our pasta dishes and extensive wine list to makes and an enjoyable experience.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 58 Bull St, Bendigo VIC 3550
  • Cross Street: Pall Mall
  • Cuisine: Australian | Continental | Italian | Pasta | Pizza |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: +61 3 54433243
  • Features: Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:15 - 21:00
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:15 - 22:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:15 - 23:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:15 - 23:45
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:15 - 23:45
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.59 out of 5 stars based on 451 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 05, 2024
Lisa C.
A 9 for value only because the lunch special says $20 online for dining in but is $23 when in restaurant otherwise I would have rated 10

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2023
Liam F.
I requested something most restaurants wouldn't do and they went above and beyond for me, amazing food and service! A++ i tried to leave a tip for how good the service was but wasn't able to

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2023
Shannon C.
I seldom eat out, but when I do, I always love coming to Stella. Excellent place with even better food! Always enjoyable. :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2023
Kerry T.
We had a lovely night with great service Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Apr 21, 2023
Vicki R.
Enjoyed it all

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2023
Claire S.
Hada lovely night with friends. Loved the option of Zucchini noodles with the pasta dishes - meant this low carber could enjoy something other than sald for once, without breaking the rules!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2022
Sandra G.
As usual the staff were friendly and efficient. Our choice of food was excellent and good value for money. No hesitation in going back or recommending.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2022
Cathy P.
Excellent food, lovely attentive staff and a great selection of alcohol

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2022
Jenny P.
We go regularly because we love the pizza and the staff. We will continue to attend for dinner for this reason

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 06, 2022
Alex W.
Our favourite restaurant!!! We are regulars! Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2021
Claire R.
Had the best time, it was lovely!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2021
Jason W.
Quick and lovely service! Great food and the kids loved it too!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2021
Mel J.
Both ladies we were served by were wonderful :)

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2021
Terrie D.
Great food and service, lovely to sit out in the evening. Will absolutely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2020
Alison Q.
The food was so good!! I had an amazing woodfired pizza whilst others had gnocchi and pasta. Everyone was raving over their meals! Will be returning again very soon and would highly recommend to others.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Georgina R.
Love the venue and the woodfire pizzas were amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Sandra W.
Staff are lovely, helpful and attentive. Food is fantastic. Extra health & safety measures are in place during the Pandemic which makes you feel safe with the luxury of eating out. Looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Alex W.
Always good food and great service. Happy friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Rebecca J.
Food & service is always amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Steph G.
Customer service was the main take away from the night, absolutely spot on & so caring.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Kirsty D.
The entire experience was fantastic - we were looked after very well! Best dining experience in a long time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2020
Elena G.
They now provide takeaway because of codvid19 and they had to leave a door open and it was very cold sitting inside... had to keep our costs on.. Food and service was excellent.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 01, 2024
Matthew E.
Service was very helpful & patient with the large group we had.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 18, 2024
Kaye R.
This venue has a great range of drink and food choices. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was amazing. I will return with my family soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 12, 2023
Kristen B.
We had a very good time. The food and wine was lovely, and the staff were kind and responsive to our request to move tables due to a bad smell. It's probably worth re-stating that the awful smell turned out to be the menus which smelled as though they had been wiped with an old rag that had lived in a bucket its whole life. It was a bit of shock later on to see staff wiping down tables with unsanitary wet rags instead of antiseptic spray and paper towel.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2023
Chris H.
Lovely dining experience with friends wait staff just a tad too helpful returning to ask if anything else was needed etc very interrupting of conversations going on. Great restaurant will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 15, 2023
Katrina K.
The service was stand out, very friendly wait staff. Hard to find these days so good on the team for that! Pizza could have been cooked just a smidge longer, slightly soggy base, overall an excellent night out thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 05, 2023
Trudy D.
Enjoyed our few hours !!! Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
May 12, 2023
Ian R.
Excellent establishment

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2023
Robyn M.
The waitress was lovely

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 13, 2023
Janet V.
Enjoyable evening, staff were very welcoming and helpful. Definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2021
trish m.
Overall it was a great experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 16, 2021
sylvia g.
We had a lovely experience at Stella,the staff were very welcoming and obliging. Would love to go back again soon. The food was great.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2021
Dorothy B.
Drinks and food came quickly. Very tasty pizza. We were not told about the $20 lunch special of food and drink, until we had already ordered drinks. Would have been helpful to know. Otherwise all good and Covid safe.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2021
Sharon T.
Absolutely beautiful food lovely staff great vibe very enjoyable :)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 02, 2020
Cooper P.
Great food drinks and service, will definitely be going again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 20, 2020
Vella L.
Lovely evening

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2022
Karen P.
Both times at Stella in that week the after lunch coffee took longer to be served than the meal. We cancelled coffee the second time as our lunch break was over.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 17, 2022
Sandra M.
Lovely meal and staff making a great effort to make sure everything was just right.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 19, 2020
Prue B.
Very slow to get first drinks out - over 30 mins. After that, the food was good & service picked up. Probably would have preferred table service than having to go up & order (not sure if this is standard or because of Covid though).

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Wendy W.
Liked the setting. Service was acceptable as just new staff. Far too much rocket lettuce with the calamari salad. Could have fed a village!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 30, 2020
John B.
It’s always a nice time at Stella: good food, great service and a clean environment.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 27, 2020
Cheryl F.
Fantastic food and great service

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 03, 2023
Simon B.
Assumed manager was very rude, wouldn't look you in the face while talking. Very slow on drinks, wasn't clearing tables after people left and overall rude. Younger staff were nice but would have liked better service. A smile and better service would be a good start. Pizza was still nice as always

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2022
Paul W.
Waited a long time for the drinks & could see them sitting on the counter. Probably why the beer wars not cold!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 15, 2022
Ernst R.
The COVID situation: understood. I gave an average service rating but this underlies the fact that the servers came across as new to their jobs. So well done for trying your best. The Butcher pizza was excellent. Lovely base and perfect toppings. The only real let-down was no dessert. Yes, there was a cake fridge I was directed to, but I don’t call that dessert.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 20, 2022
Benita W.
Place was nice. Service was very friendly and quick. Food was average tho. Calamari salad had very little calamari. The fish and chips was small and the parmigiana was also small with very little chips and salad with it. Chicken pizza was a good size but needed more topping. For the price of the food I would expect a lot more on the plate. Won’t be returning in a hurry when there is other places with generous portions and lower prices.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 22, 2022
Lynette K.
Whilst the food was tasty, it was lukewarm.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 16, 2020
Jane W.
It was a wonderful night sitting outside on Bull Street. Unfortunately the service was a little slow and the food was a little average. I ordered the Calamari Salad and the calamari was over cooked and like rubber and the “salad” was just a bowl of rocket.