Restaurant Reviews

Stella Pastry & Café

April 23, 2015

Will all the fuss surrounding this classic establishment I made sure I went a couple times before engraving my thoughts in online eternity.

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Good, not great (Most things were Waste of Ingredients).
I expected more. Nothing was very memorable and the second time was worse than the first.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

Stella Pastry’s small store front is located on Columbus, in the heart of Little Italy. All the staff that I encountered have been very nice. There isn’t much to say, the location has a few tables inside and 1 or 2 outside.

What I ate:

  • Sacripantina
  • Tiramisu
  • Cannoli
  • Chocolate raspberry cake
  • Napolean

About $5 each

Thoughts?

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The tiramisu wasn’t that good, too sweet and none of the flavors really stood out.

The cannoli was just average. I read that it was stuffed when you ordered it, but the one I was given was pre-filled. The outer part was a little stale and it wasn’t very memorable.

The Sacripantina was excellent the first time I had it, it definitely outshined the tiramisu and I mainly went back just for that. However, the second time it was overly sweet and the cream to cake ratio was really off (read: less cream, too make cake).

The chocolate raspberry cake was gross, the cream had that buttery consistency that leaves your tongue slick and slimy. I was not a fan!The napolean was decent, the layers were a little too soft and the top was WAY to sweet. I had to take of the top to enjoy it, but even then it was just okay.

This is really disappointing because I’ve heard good things about Stella Pastry and I really wanted to like it, but I just found myself consistently disappointed and I felt that the desserts I did eat were just wasted calories. I want to give it another shot and maybe order their bread-based goodies (like cookies and such) next time, however, I can’t justify going back and spending money when there are places like b. patisserie, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, and 20th Century Cafe. If you’re in the area, I would recommend Cavalli Cafe instead.

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