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“It's called Stall-a for a reason”
Review of Stalla

Stalla
Ranked #13 of 237 Restaurants in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Stalla creates just the right recipe for an evening of classic Italian food: a reasonably priced menu of gourmet selections paired with premium Italian wines and excellent, attentive service. Stalla's traditional menu, inspired by the northern Italian countryside, is reminiscent of Old World-style restaurants in New York's Little Italy. "It's a great value," says Anthony Caratozzolo, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage. "You're going to get large portions." So prepare to indulge. Enjoy staples like spaghetti and meatballs, one of five $14 brick oven pizzas, and a variety of soups and salads; or try one of Stalla's long-time favorite entree and pasta dishes: lobster ravioli, chicken parmigiana, veal piccatta and lasagna.
Wisconsin
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273 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“It's called Stall-a for a reason”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I rarely rate a restaurant this poorly but Stall-a deserved it and less. We had a 7:30 reservation on a Wednesday night in January -- not a particularly busy time at the Beau Rivage. We checked in promptly and were told it would be just a minute. Ten minutes later my wife asked the hostess if there was a problem (as we noticed the hostesses and wait staff scurrying back and forth) and the hostess replied "We are waiting for menus to return". Okay, I've eaten in 1000s of restaurants around the world but have never heard that one. Not having menus available can mean only three things -- they literally didn't order enough menus when they opened the place up (unlikely); they seated a lot of diners at about the same time (not good), or there are a lot of diners with menus sitting around waiting for someone to take their order (not good either). Perhaps it was a stall-a technique. As we waited I noticed a table in the bar that hadn't been bussed and never was for the 15 minutes we waited (another bad sign). Finally we were seated so the disaster of an evening could get started with earnest. The waitperson was pleasant enough. We ordered one appetizer, a Caesar salad to share, a rigatoni dish and a Margharita pizza (and a bottle of champagne). Not a particularly complicated order. Champagne arrived fairly quickly but nothing else did. Thirty minutes to get our bruschetta (it was bland so I reach for the salt shaker -- oops no salt or pepper on the table and noticed that neither table on either side of us had salt or pepper either); thirty more minutes to get the salad (boring again); and then after waiting for thirty more minutes (yes, a total of an hour and a half) we flagged down our waitress and asked why it was taking so long to get our entrees -- "I don't know I fired the order right in" was her reply. I then flagged down a fellow who appeared to be the manager. He checked the kitchen and came back with some flatbread and a bowl of sauce as an appeasement (something they clearly just slapped on a plate) and apologized for the "mix up" in the kitchen -- in other words our order was no where to be found. Ok, just bring us the check we've out of here. He goes away, comes back a few minutes later and says there is no need for us to pay -- sorry. Ok, great that they ripped up the check but that wasn't the point. I would have been happy to pay -- if we had ever received our simple entrees. The place was a disaster. Maybe it was just one of those nights but I won't be trying it again to find out. Although I do have the greatest "stall-a" the customer story to tell the next time I'm kept waiting for a table.

  • Visited January 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Better than expected. Lest I condemn with feint praise, the food was really good”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

The bread basket is off the charts good. My husband really enjoyed the rigatoni. I snuck a bite or two, and then maybe a third. Not my thing, but it was tasty enough for a third stealth bite. I had the margherita pizza. I was disappointed, but my husband disagreed. For me, there was not enough of the ingredients that make a pizza a pizza, the things that make it gooey and yummy, cheese and tomatoes, at least for the margherita pizza.

  • Visited December 2012
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Pace, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Located inside the Beau Rivage Casino. The ambiance was great, service was terrific and the wood fired pizza excellent. They will prepare the pizza any way you would like, but they do have a full menu. It is intimate, quiet and very comfortable. We went on a Thursday evening and got right in. It is a little pricey but you are at a hotel/casino afterall. I would definitely return.

  • Visited December 2012
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Merritt Island, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Did Not Meet All Expectations”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Frutti de Mare - Excellent. Eggplant parmigian - terrible - the eggplant was tough and fibrous, like rope. Salads pretty good. Service very good. High prices

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank G8R62
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Mobile
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6 reviews
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“Service great & great date location”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Food - Service Great for a nice evening to relax with your husband or a date. Thou they were busy me and my husband still able to relax and did not feel rushed. Service staff did a great job!

Visited November 2012
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