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“Excellent thin crust pizza at the bar!”

Stella Barra Pizzeria
Ranked #44 of 676 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Bicknell
Los Angeles, California
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent thin crust pizza at the bar!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

The bar or Restaurant M has wonderful salads and great thin crust pizza. The choices of pizza satisfy foodies, for sure!

  • Visited May 2014
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hybrid pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

M Street Kitchen's pizza place and a very nice addition to the area. The pizza is a hybrid of New York Style with a touch of the Windy City. The secret is the dough, in fact, it's all about the dough. The toppings are fresh made burrata, local ingredients, and hopefully, a light hand with the sauce. I'm not ready to give up the quest for the perfect pizza yet.

I agree with a previous poster that the female wait staff have been apathetic and stupid. This experience is based on the 5 out of 8 times I have eaten at M street or Stella. The guys make sure you are happy with your food and they will bring you the bill when you want it. Service is very important and some don't come back if they have experienced inattentive, apathetic, service from narcissistic wait staff or hosts. It is Santa Monica but don't expect to be discovered by Hollywood from your less than Stellar performance.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Vitina S
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Lennik, Belgium
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wauw!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Amazing pizza!! Try to make reservations as it gets really crowded. Really cool bar, cool people, great staff/service! Price really good to!
Been here last year to, only got better!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Dries_BE137
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Really good pizza and a nice bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

I highly recommend this if you are interested in pizza while visiting Santa Monica. This location actually shares an entrance with the M Café ... but the two are in separate spaces. It's really worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Todd S
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Santa Monica, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Santa Monica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Go-to guilty pleasure in my neighborhood. The Mushroom Truffle Oil Pizza and Kale Pizza are both so good that I have yet to try any of the others...and I may never. You can order pizza 1/2 and 1/2.

Kale Salad, if it comes to the table a tad bland, just ask for more dressing - since that is what makes this so good.

Be prepared for a bit of a wait - or simply snag a spot at the bar.

The cookies next door at "M" are huge, chewy, delicious and though they are not on the Stella menu, they will serve them to you.

Visited January 2014
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