Interior of the Dunbar Room bar at Hotel Sorrento
Interior of the Bar with bar stools at Hotel Sorrento
Interior of the Fireside Room with lounges at Hotel Sorrento
Outdoor dining area setup with banquet tables at Hotel Sorrento

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Playful with a touch of sass, step into STELLA., our Italian-inspired menu blends traditional cuisine with high-quality PNW ingredients. Retro lighting, soft leather seating and a gallery wall featuring original art by local artist Jen Ament create a cozy feel for local regulars and guests from afar.

Close up on the bar counter with bar stools at Hotel Sorrento

The Bar

The Bar at STELLA. is a neighborhood staple and Seattle institution. Adjacent to the main lobby, the speakeasy vibe makes it the ideal locale for classic cocktails and sharing secrets.

Close up on the Fire place in Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento

The Fireside Room

Perfectly-mixed cocktails in a legendary setting: grab a seat and have a drink in the historic Fireside Room, our signature lobby bar; a place where something is always happening.

Note: when making your reservation, please request seating in The Fireside Room via note or tag in OpenTable. Seating in The Fireside Room is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

The Garden

A haven in the heart of the city, gather, dine and drink al fresco under our Italianate facade. 

Now open pending good weather!

Close up of guest toasting in Dunbar at Hotel Sorrento

Meet Chef Paolo Pezzali

Executive Chef Paolo Pezzali is an Italian-born, gastronomic aficionado who brings leadership experience and a rich culinary background to STELLA. at Hotel Sorrento. Chef Paolo received his culinary arts education internationally in Lugano, Switzerland. Prior to joining the kitchen at STELLA., he was the executive chef at Seattle’s Pan Pacific Hotel and led the culinary team at the Space Needle for ten years where he developed their curated menus for private events, serving thousands of guests a year from around the world.


Now, Chef Paolo is bringing his European heritage and training to elevate the coastal Italian-inspired cuisine at STELLA. with his authentic style and passion for seasonal produce in the Pacific Northwest. He is a generous teacher in the kitchen and his love for hospitality can be tasted in every dish he serves.


When Chef Paolo spends time away from the kitchen, he can be found hiking, gardening, playing chess or with his wife Claudia and cats, Cloe and Pika.