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“Awesome Pizza!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stella Barra Pizzeria

Stella Barra Pizzeria
2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar) (Santa Monica)
310-396-9145 ‎
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Ranked #23 of 513 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Bicknell
Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Awesome Pizza!”
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 & pepper and dug in.
Then our pizza came and we were very pleased. I saw conventional pizza ovens, but ours tasted almost as if they were cooked in a wood-burner. Crust was crispy around the edges, but softer in the middle. We've had pizza all over the world, including Italy so we are not pushovers.
I would rate this as some of the best pizza I've ever had. The only thing that could have made it better was a wood fire. We were dying to go back, but our schedule did not permit. If you are in Santa Monica and want pizza, this is the place to go.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Best Pizza crust in LA”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Santa Monica's Best Pizza”
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!

Visited June 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
“Must try!”
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.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fanrastic !!!!!!!”
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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