When Stella's opened last year, I found the sole vegan option (pasta with marinara sauce) to be disappointing. I was recently persuaded to return, only to discover that the menu has since improved significantly. There are two items that are actually labeled "vegan" on the menu, a very rare occurrence in this area.
I decided to order the vegan penne, which consisted of whole wheat penne tossed with sauteed vegetables in extra virgin olive oil. My friend ordered the vegan white bean cassoulet, which was a stew of white beans, arugula and artichoke. Both dishes were light and flavorful.
There were two other options on the menu that are suitable for vegans: pasta with marinara and pasta with aglio and olio. For lacto-ovo vegetarians, there is an artichoke ravioli dish that another friend of mine raves about.
The desserts are pretty impressive, even for vegans. There are usually four flavors of homemade sorbet. I tried the fresh berry cabernet and the balsamic pear sorbets, both of which were incredible.