Stina Brings is Bringing Mediterranean Fare to South Philly
Executive Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou announced the grand opening of Stina at 1705 Snyder Avenue this Friday, May 31st at 5:00pm. Nestled in between Newbold and West Passyunk neighborhoods, Stina will bring great food and great causes together as it aims to be a restaurant with a social mission. Stina, named by Chef after the love of his life Christina, will be a passion project that celebrates his passion for cooking and food, and her life-long work of helping others. In the kitchen, look for a tasting tour of the Mediterranean, with small plates, salads, sandwiches, home-made pastas and wood-fired pizzas.
In the dining room, look for 24 seats for dining, or space for up to 50 for special events. While they dine, guests can enjoy an Instagram ready, highly curated collection of vintage photos, paintings, mirrors, frames, doors, window panels and tchotchkes that took 10+ years to collect. Opening hours are this Friday and Saturday, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Regular hours starting next week will include lunch and dinner service, Tuesday through Thursday, from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Lunch service will feature slices at the counter, and dinner service features full pies. Down the road, Stina will explore opening additional days of the week and brunch service. Stina will give back to the community each month by donating a portion of daily sales to local charities, plus host a monthly fundraising night for the charity of the month. For reservations and more information, visit Stina on Resy or call 215-337-3455. Watch for delivery to begin later in June.
“Stina is my love letter to my wife, and is our celebration of food and community,” said Chef Saritsoglou. “This is my first restaurant on my own – and Stina is also our first time working together. We spent years designing a restaurant concept that brings together our core values. This isn’t just a business, but it is an extension of our home and our life. We can’t wait to play host for the first time when we open this week – and invite you all inside.”
Stina, a casual BYO with 900 square foot of interior space, will operate with two guiding principles. First, Stina will offer delicious brick oven pizza and Mediterranean fare made from the finest and freshest locally sourced produce at an affordable price. Second, Stina will aim to serve the surrounding community beyond the bounds of the restaurant. As residents of Newbold for over a decade, the husband and wife duo plan to donate a portion of its sales on a monthly basis to many local charities, community projects and school programs.
“We want to serve good food and at the same time serve the local community around us – this is important to who we are and our beliefs – and the two go hand in hand,” said Saritsoglou.