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Stella Barra Pizzeria

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2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar) (Bicknell)
310-396-9145 ‎
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect spot for a quick bite...

While I was out in Santa Monica for business, I stopped by Stella Barra after a long day for a quick bite to eat. I sat at the bar and the staff were extremely friendly. My co-workers who live in Santa Monica said it was the best pizza in the area. The bartender recommended a few of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
J M M
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

While I was out in Santa Monica for business, I stopped by Stella Barra after a long day for a quick bite to eat. I sat at the bar and the staff were extremely friendly. My co-workers who live in Santa Monica said it was the best pizza in the area. The bartender recommended a few of the best selling... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews 192 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Came here by chance as always go to M Street next door. This place is a better option for food. Friendly staff, good atmosphere and fun to sit at the bar, which is the center of the room. Pizzas are tasty, though I don't get the big crusts. Kale salad excellent and finally worth the time and money. All in... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Getting together with old friends not seen in over a year, 7 of us sat down for dinner and had a great evening; here's why. On a weekend evening, expect Stella Barra to be busy. They only do reservations for parties of 6 or more Otherwise, it is first come/first serve as you wait for seating at the bar or... More 

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was visiting Santa Monica with a work colleague and stopped by Stella for dinner. Having flown in that day from the east coast, we had to wait until 5 for them to open, but luckily, there is a small take out area between Stella and M street (they share a kitchen). Haven eaten at M street, we ordered the... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a superb green salad with buttermilk which took me back to growing up in Germany. The sourdough bread was superb. I had a local santa monica beer - which the waitress refilled as she thought the salad was slow to come... Service was nice and warm, attentive, and lively. Nice bar scene, mix of locals, cinema folks, and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Tried for the first time on a friday night, was very busy. We waited for a table, but decided to do take out instead. The pizza was very good, but it was small. we also tried the meatballs for appetizers and that was good. I would definitely try this place again. But would try reservations before going. If they took... More 

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Lodi, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The pizza was fresh and decor was cool and casual. The menu had lots of interesting vegetable side dishes available. The portions were perfect for 2 people to share with was nice because we were traveling and didn't want to carry leftovers home or waste food. Service was good on a busy night. Well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fun - with lots of different choices. Everyone is friendly. But sometimes closes early (before midnight) if not busy.

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Ramona, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After spending the afternoon on the Pier and in the Promenade, we had worked up an appetite. After reading many great reviews, we decided to give this place a try. We tried their special pizza of the day - Bacon & goat cheese. My family and I agreed that it is one of the best pizzas we have ever eaten.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have dined here several times and we always get the same wonderful Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad and Pinot Noir since it completes the perfect meal. However there are several other more creative pizzas, salads and sides available. It is a casual bar setting with a local neighborhood feel. I would recommend it to any pizza lover.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar)
    (Bicknell)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-396-9145 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?