It was dark by 6:30pm - Winter is truly here and I walked straight past it without realising so had to turn back. Jordan and Katherine looked very at home sat at the end of the big table and there was ample space for me. Stellini Bar is an intimate Italian kitchen with one big communal table where we sat and few other small bistro seats. The kitchen is pretty small and the specials are written on the tiled white wall behind the bar. It's open 7am till late, 7 days a week and serves right through the day and I guess as they run out of stuff, they'll rub it off the wall. The panna cotta disappeared halfway during the evening...
There were a few other diners in that evening but it was far from full. I can imagine it can get pretty crammed though on a busy night.
I ordered the lamb shank, polenta and green beans that was on the specials wall but I was very tempted by the other two special dishes - orrechiete pasta with a pork ragu and gnocchi with a duck ragu. Katherine went for the pasta and Katherine chose a barramundi dish.
The food takes its time to arrive and I guess that is because it's being cooked as opposed to heated up. I really enjoyed my lamb shank that came in a tomato sauce and there was a general concensus that the food was tasty. It's a nice quiet atmosphere that's dimly lit and very conducive to red wine and chatter - great place for three girls to catch up!