Food Network's Restaurant Impossible visits Stella's in Stratford via ctpost

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Looking for something fun to do next week? "Restaurant Impossible" will be filming at Stella's in Stratford. Here's the news from

"The Food Network's top rated show, "Restaurant Impossible," will be paying a visit to Stella's Restaurant next week.

"Restaurant Impossible" is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, who, according to the show's website, "faces a daunting new challenge: save America's most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000."

Tucked in the corner of the Oronoque Shopping Plaza, Stella's is an Italian restaurant that has been serving homemade meals for 34 years. Decorated with black-and-white family photos and old photos of Stratford, Stella's, at 7365 Main St., is owned and operated by longtime restaurateur Michael Savoie. In 1998, Savoie took over Stella's.

Savoie's family started in the restaurant business in 1919 with J. Aquilante, an Italian grocery store on East Main Street in Bridgeport.

The crew will be filming next week at Stella's on Wednesday and Thursday (April 25th and 26th). 

The grand re-opening will be on April 26 at 7 p.m. Reservations for that night can be made by calling Stella's at 203-377-3505."