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Stella Barra Pizzeria

2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar)
310-396-9145 ‎
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Ranked #15 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bicknell
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The Stella was recommended by the restaurant next door as there was an hour wait - we were seated straight away! The service was great, friendly and efficient. We chose brunch pizzas which were lovely, the cookies were delicious and the local wine very good!!!! So glad we didn't waste an hour!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ended up here on a couple of occasions. Once for brunch and the other for dinner. Both times food and service excellent. Highly recommend.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stumbled upon the restaurant while walking the area. It was one of the few in Santa Monica where we felt the food and service justified the price. The server was excellent and helpful in providing suggestions of places to go in the area. The food overall was very good. The pizza was excellent. The roasted beet app was excellent,... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It's a small restaurant, located a couple blocks off the beach and south of downtown. I wanted something different than the typical beach front seafood joint and was in the mood for pizza. They have salads & sandwiches too. It has your typical California pizza selection - super thin crust and interesting toppings, although you can add or take away... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Stella Barra serves excellent sandwiches and pizzas. We tried both and have no problems recommending this restaurant of you are in the Santa Monica area. We will definitely go back the next time we visit LA!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were desperate for pizza in Santa Monica and found this place on Yelp. Atmosphere is hip and modern, wait staff very friendly and helpful. We started with a large salad to share. It looked beautiful and fresh, but had no taste. It was almost literally tasteless. It wasn't bad, just not seasoned. We were starving, so added salt &... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The crust was as good as it gets. The sauces and ingredients were very good, but not the best I have had. The service was excellent. If you have any room left, try the ice cream sandwich on your way out.

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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While visiting my daughter and grand daughter, we ordered pizza from Stella Barra. We chose pepperoni and the kale pizza which both were delicious! The pizzas were large and we even had left overs! The restaurant is only a few blocks from the house and worth it. Please visit and you can dine in or carry out. Excellent pizza!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Amazing Pizza Crust & Cookies. Great salads as well. Very cool atmosphere and fantastic service! Took lots of cookies to go and enjoyed for several days after.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The best pizza ive had, mushroom drizzeld with truffle oil to die for, had half wuth pepperoni, If you in santa monica make this a must, And the chocolate chip cookie from next door m street kitchen is a must!

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