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  • 104 Kirk Avenue SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Phone: (540) 400-7315 Phone: (540) 400-7315
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Stellina (it means 'Little Star' in Italian) is a tiny bar secretly hidden within the authentic Italian restaurant Fortunato, which is located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The bar occupies the former office space for the owners of Fortunato and Lucky, and it has its own unmarked street entrance. The connection to the restaurant itself is an unassuming door that leads to Fortunato's rest rooms. There are 8 bar seats and the entire room can cozily seat about 20 people. The bar serves craft cocktails; some are classics (Negroni, Americano, Tom and Jerry) and some are new concoctions like "Oh Sherry" and "At The End of the Day." Every cocktail is made with precision and contains the finest liquors and an assortment of ingredients ranging from egg whites to fresh mint or basil and also house made tonics and syrups and even ice cubes. If patrons are hungry, they can of course order Neapolitan style pizzas or the spicy bar nut mix that is made solely for Stellina. The bar itself is constructed from reclaimed wood from the Old Crow distillery. There is a very large red light overhead that casts a dim and warm glow. Several large mirrors allow patrons to look around without moving a muscle. On one wall there is a silver sea of tiny faces in a crowd. One of them is Andy Warhol. Looking for Andy has become a fun diversion for many guests. Other architectural details include 2 large black theater curtains that block out the front windows, a large 12 point deer rack mounted above the back bar, several interesting and completely worthless portraits that were rescued from various thrift stores and a vintage late 70's stereo system that sounds like you've gone back in time.

  • Thursday Hours: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Friday Hours: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Saturday Hours: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Additional Information: Our closing time may vary.