I started off the night in the mood for good Italian food. I went to Stella's hoping to satisfy that hunger. I dined alone and sat at the bar. I ordered grilled chicken breast with buttered angel hair pasta & parmesan. They brought out this elaborate chicken dish with covered in Marinara. I sent it back and the bartender who was also my waiter had to explain my order to the back staff presumably again. When I first sat down, I ordered ice tea. 15 minutes later, I had to ask for the ice tea again. Finally got the ice tea. They bring out my dish. The chicken is rubbery, overcooked, and essentially horrible. The noodles are dripping with butter. I had to ask for a refill. When I get the check, they charge me $24.00 for this horrible meal. $24.00 for chicken breast and buttered noodles. I asked for bread and they never brought out the bread. I didn't object, I paid the bill and vowed never to return. This restaurant is a mess and should be avoided. I live in Laguna Beach and we have several excellent Italian restaurants in the area. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere.
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