Love this place. My third visit, but first lunch. The food is so fresh and the servers are truly nice. It shows that they're running a tight ship. Like the new ordering platform. Paying without a server and leaving when ready. Way to go!!!!!
Great experience! Good food all around and wait staff were quick and accommodating with our large party outside. Despite the rain we were able to eat outside without getting wet.
The pizza was almost as good as I had in Rome! Their pasta and tiramisu were excellent as well. When we went it was a little buggy outside so next time I'd just sit inside.
I've lived in DC for 8 years and this was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. With 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, I understand that things go wrong, and am always sympathetic to restaurant workers, but I have never felt ignored/disregarded by staff like I did at Stellinas last night. After being sat at our table, we ordered via phone. We waiting patiently for 30-40 minutes without any server checking on us. A manager came around to let us know that the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes, and to put in any last minute orders. At this point I asked to confirm that our order properly went through and she assured us that it had. After another 15 minutes of additional waiting, I pulled aside another server passing the table and asked to check on the food. He sent the same manager over to let us know there was an error printing the order and the kitchen had never received it. We did promptly get our food 10-15 minutes later, but the manager never came back to check on us and we saw her walk out of the front door and leave for the night. Honestly wish we would have ordered to-go because the service was terrible.
Two stars because the food wasn't bad. But if you are being asked to basically run the entire order process on the phone as if you were ordering from home what's the point of going to a Restaurant? The platform was cumbersome to deal with and in the end it wouldn't accept my credit card to pay for some reason despite several attempts. If I go to a Restaurant I also like the 'service' and that includes asking the waiter for advice etc. This order your food on your phone while seated wouldn't fly in Italy!
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