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shellybeaser Nov 2, 2013 05:34 PM

Stella Rossa has opened at the old Square Peg location. The rooms are beautifully re-done. The pizza and salads are carefully crafted. Service is very professional and our server was knowledgeable about the wine, beer and food. We enjoyed an interesting beer flight of local and Italian beers.

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  1. Bacchus101 RE: shellybeaser Nov 4, 2013 04:49 AM

    Thanks for the initial review of Stella Rossa, and your initial review on CH. How would you describe the decor of the re-done rooms? When you say "the pizza and salads are carefully crafted" what specifically do you mean by this? Do you believe this is a great addition to Washington Square West because of the type food being offered and/or the price point? Thanks again.

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      shellybeaser RE: Bacchus101 Nov 9, 2013 10:11 AM

      I like the upstairs room - white walls and lots of space between tables for good conversation.
      The salads had what, to me, was the right ratio between toppings to greens - the portions were large and no one taste overwhelmed any other.
      The pizza was pretty and the toppings to sauce ratio was the way I like it.
      I think it is a great addition because it is moderately priced and provides a good place for a leisurely dinner with friends.

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      Beulah RE: shellybeaser Nov 4, 2013 08:28 AM

      WE ate there last night. The minestrone soup was very good but lukewarm in temperature. We shared a pear salad (all the salads are very large) and enjoyed it very much. But the pizza was a big letdown. It was of the fluffy variety. We had one white pizza (local veggie) which was pretty tasteless and one red pizza (Marguerita) which was better -- but both were too soft and floppy.

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        Bacchus101 RE: Beulah Nov 4, 2013 10:46 AM

        Thanks for the customer account based on your recent visit; with no dog in the fight.

      2. bluehensfan RE: shellybeaser Nov 4, 2013 02:23 PM

        As an aside I must say that I tried CHeU Noodle Bar this weekend and found *it* to be a welcome addition to Washington Square West. My favorites were the brisket, date, and onion dumplings and the hand torn noodles with lamb neck, pickled mustard greens, and dates. The food combinations were very... crafty!

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          cwdonald RE: bluehensfan Nov 6, 2013 11:15 AM

          Thanks for reminding me about cheu. Had lunch there today. Had the duck dumplings with scallions, and the stir fried broccoli with vietnamese sausage. Both were on their small dishes side, and that was enough for lunch for me. The dumplings were good, but the oil they were swimming in did not pack a lot of punch. The broccoli with vietnamese sausage was a simple dish, with a light soy based sauce, and sprinkled with peanuts. The sausage was crumbled rather than in large chunks. Still good lunch. With ice tea total was 16 dollars before tip.

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            bluehensfan RE: cwdonald Nov 7, 2013 10:40 AM

            Thanks for posting. We also tried the fish rib which was pretty good, the octopus (a bit rubbery and very small) and the brisket noodles with matzoh ball. My wife liked the noodles but I was not a fan of them and instead devoured her torn noodles.

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