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Stella Barra Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar) (Bicknell)
+1 310-396-9145
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the pizza. Opt for the original crust, it's crunchy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Finish off your meal with a chocolate chip sea salt cookie and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Resh_and_Irf
Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always go to this place at least once when I am back in LA visiting. The pizzas are woodfire fresh and unique in flavor. My favorites are the Shaved Mushroom and the Butternut Squash pizza. The chopped salad is delicious too. The service can be very slow, even during low peak but the pizza is worth it. I always... More 

Thank Expat_CH
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the meatballs for sure, pizza is good, not amazing, but meatballs made the visit totally worth it.

Thank haleybr7
Los Angeles, CA
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You see the folks making the pizza and feel the energy of the oven in this relatively small and definitely hip restaurant. All the seating is at stools and there is a large bar at the center. It gets packed, but less so at lunch time. Friendly service. Worth trying some of the add-ons with the pizza, such as prosciutto... More 

Thank socali123
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I'm back in Singapore but still dreaming about that truffle bacon kale pizza we had there in Dec. I've never been a pizza fan but I've realized that it's only because I've never had REALLY good pizza before! Now that I have, it sucks to be thousands of miles away.

Thank Abekin
Atlanta, Georgia
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350 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Both pizzas we had from Stella Barra were very good. The pizza is on the thin side so the crust will be crisp so plan according. Haley was our server and she did a terrific job serving the 4 of us. If you can, give the Meatball start a try, the are as good as the pizza. We visited Stella... More 

Thank Davis S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Come here often when I come to Santa Monica. The pizza is great! The price is a bit expensive but ok. The service is ok. The ambience is a bit loud. When there is a party well, it is really loud. All pizzas are good. Also, don't forget to get some baked good on the way out.

Thank Pureum K
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The pizza here is superb, the atmosphere is upscale but friendly and the staff are excellent. Highly recommended for dinner.

Thank Chris J
Hampshire, England
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599 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable meal at this great pizza restaurant The ambience is lively and relaxed but more or less full. We were lucky to get a table sat at the bar facing the chefs. It was fun watching them prepare the food We shared a pizza and salad and it was more than enough for us. Prices are... More 

Thank Mike48
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The pizzas here are fab!!! You can watch them being made and they specialise in 'white' pizzas - no tomato sauce, which are really great. You can't book unless the party size is 6+ but you can just walk in and ask for a table. However, it is recommended that you do this before 6.30pm (opens at 5.00pm). Great atmosphere... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-9145

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

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