Chandler >Food & Dining > La Stalla Cucina Rustica
68 W Buffalo St, Chandler, AZ | Directions 8522533.304688 -111.842378
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 10pm
My husband and I were in for dinner tonight and I am compelled to share how wonderful our experience was. Even though they were very busy and we did not have a reservation, the hostess sat us at a wonderful table. Our waiter, Ricardo was excellent and right on spot from recommending perfect wine choices to not allowing us to enjoy our courses without pestering us. Too often waiters must turn over their tables quickly so seat another grouping. Not the case here. We thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely meal. We've been here a number of times, always with the same excellent food, excellent service. The chocolate soufflé accompanied by vanilla gelato...to die for! It was a perfect ending to our evening out.
The food is not overly rich and drenched in sauce like some of the chain restaurants. Service has always been prompt and pleasant.
My parents are Italian so I grew up on east coast Italian food and I lived in Rome, Italy for a couple years in my 30's - so I have a nostalgia for authentic Italian. La Stalla is the most authentic Italian food experience I've ever had in the Phoenix area. Delicious, simple cuisine, with a beautiful Tuscan atmosphere. I've been there many times and tried most everything on the menu - it's all been excellent.
Fabulous decor and ambience! I've went with large work groups for dinner at least 5 times... even with 12 people the service was awesome! I can't tell which is my favorite dish... they are all so good!
1) Authentic Italian food. 2) This place is amazing. 3) The service is among the best. Grazie ,finalmente abbiamo mangiato come si deve. A prestissimo
Ahh, what can I say. The food is simply delizioso. Went there tonight on an off chance for fine Italian and I was not disappointed. The Pollo Al Limone was breathtakingly good. My husband had the Pollo Alla Parmigiana -- hmm the food was melt in your mouth good. Previously had tried a neighborhood Italian place in Chandler and it did not hit me at all. This one in downtown Chandler is definitely worth the trip. Topped off dinner with the Limon Gelato -- wow -- delicious, light and satisfying. They have lunch specials for $6 so I will be back to try those also.
This place is terrific. The service is among the best. Very good house wines and decent pours....and during happy hour only $3/glass! I have never had a less than wonderful meal there. And the pizza is really, really good, too!
Came in for the first time. The lunch special banner got my attention. Was given the economy menu and ordered the Margarita pizza. IT was really good and big. Great price of the portion. Nice place. Great server.
FAV AZ Italian restaurant – If you think of Olive Garden as good italian food, then this place probably isn't for you. But if you like authentic italian food from non-chain establishments, then it doesn't get better than La Stalla! My husband and I first tried this place after a trip to Italy and were amazed how truely authentic the menu was (we really didn't know what authentic was until going to Italy and then came back craving more!). Every dish we've tried is delicious and the rustic decor is very romantic. The pizza is second only to Pizzeria Bianca...but without the 3 hour wait!
poor service – Disappointed in the service, wont go back. We had reservations for 10 on a Wed. night and the place was pretty empty. The manager (owner?) wouldnt seat us until 6 showed up, which is fair but there were lots of seats and it was 7pm. When our 6th person showed up, he still wouldnt seat us saying " what if no one else in your party shows up? Then I will have to break up the tables for my other customers", there were at least 10 empty tables in addition to ours. We were finally allowed to sit instead of stand around in the bar area (none of us felt like ordering drinks after his rudeness) and the food was good but the waitress messed up the order. When we pointed out to her that our non-beef eating friend did not order the veal, she at first accused us of being wrong. She checked her notes then realized her mistake. She did the same to another one of our folks and so took back the food but they did not get their meal until the rest of us had finished eating. We were stuck paying 18% gratuity since our party was bigger than 8 and they automatically tack that on. I have no problem with the automated gratuity but she should have given us better service for the $50 she got.
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