Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago

4.6
1008 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

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Stella Barra has combined its menu and dining spaces with Summer House Santa Monica next door. To make a reservation, visit: https://www.opentable.com/summer-house
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1008 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Julia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, environment & food! Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Kept waiting and waiting for service after we got our table. I get that they were busy but perhaps get more staff? Also I asked for a romantic table and got quiet the opposite.

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vipJRA7
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pizza is very good, and meatballs were Great’
Had a quick snack with wine.

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vipbethu
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood spot. Just too loud!!

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vipCourtney12
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server was not very attentive

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vipqlbabs
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Menu choices are limited; acoustics are bad, put in some sound absorbers

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DudezSteakNight
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOP NOTCH happy hour menu. The Pizza was delicious.

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KatieK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I brought my daughters and two friends before a basketball game. Service was slow and then I left my credit card there. I realized it 2-3 hours later and called the restaurant and no one could find it. No one bothered to ask the wAitress. I called 3 more times over the course of 2 days. Finally, I ASKED the manager to call the waitress at home and it was in her apron. I did not even get an apology. This was poor customer service. I was frustrated and will likely cancel my daughter’s sweet 16 party there in March.

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vipSydneyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Stella Barra. The food was excellent as well as the drinks and the ambience was a good setting for a get together on a Saturday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice. Good fried artichokes, salads, and pizza. Wine choices were very good and happily a better value than most LEYE restaurants. (Maybe someone is listening after all these years!) Service terrific even though it was very busy.

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pamelah
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, I think her name was Karilyn, was excellent!!! Super attentive and accommodating.

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vipTiberon
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

service was excellent and you can't beat their happy hour selection and prices

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vipkathya
Chicago
210 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere. Unique experience, brussel sprouts a must for an appetizer. Cesar salad with white anchovies very nice. Pizzas are Napolitano style light and fresh. Good craft cocktails and vino.

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marlain
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've been here for the buffet brunch many times and always enjoy it. They have changed the offerings a bit, so we missed the crudites, Gulf shrimp, quiche, etc. but overall the selections were great, particularly the 10 grain oatmeal. However, our only criticism was that the food was too heavily salted, especially the vegetarian pasta selection, the scrambled egg enchilada, and the sausage hash. These savory foods did not need the level of salt applied. Otherwise, we enjoyed the brunch, and the lively atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic ambiance! Beautiful scenery. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came to Stella Barra for Valentine's Day and had the most wonderful experience. We kept it simple and started off with some calamari, then had the classic margherita pizza with all the dipping sauces. The food was delicious, but the service stole the show. Faith, our outstanding server, was friendly, genuine, and personable. She really made us feel special on our first Valentine's Day together - we'll definitely be requesting her next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good.

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Mysushifix
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week and another brunch with some girl friends!

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LinneaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing. The room is small and there are a lot of tables crammed into the space so that was a little off-putting but not a big deal. It was a Saturday night so the restaurant was very busy. Our waiter was clearly busy which is fine but when he did check on us he didn't offer to refill drinks or see if we needed anything. He would just walk by the table, look at us and keep going. We had to ask for refills a few times. It would have been nice if our waiter was a little more attentive but other than that the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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KarenM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We’ve been a few times and enjoyed it each time. This time wasn’t great. We ordered an appetizer, salads and pizzas. The appetizer came almost immediately. After a very long wait (probably 45 minutes) the salads and pizzas came at the same time. Most of the pizzas were good, a couple weren’t great. Maybe they were just having an off night. It was Saturday after all and quite full. Sitting in the back patio section however was fabulous and cozy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our reservation was for 12:45 on a Saturday afternoon. We were not seated until past 1:30. We were starving so we ordered a cold appetizer thinking it would arrive quickly. It took 25 mins for the appetizer, that came the same time as our first pizza. The second pizza came 5-10 mins later completely burnt like the left it over the heat lamp and refired it. We asked for more bread with our barrata because a whole plate came with 4 pieces, three times before it arrived. The whole experience was a “shitshow.” No one came around to apologize for the experience. I would never return.

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rbach
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very busy.
That was fine as we had a reservation. But even with the reservation we felt as if we were seated after others.
The food is just ok. Very good but with many choices in Chicago for pizza and pasta this food is not worth the wait or price.
Won’t be back.

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vipnabi
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

good brunch for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pizza took longer then usual. Service was ok our server seemed a little overwhelmed.

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ErickD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour. Went before the theatre and had a fun time with friends.

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vipRestaurantWarrior
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Normally Stella merits five stars. This time the restaurant was insanely busy and service was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very professional. I thought the wine was a bit overpriced. Overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience5

Ambiance and food are great!

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vipDevo
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely brunch buffet with a huge bellini for $24 during Restaurant Week? Yes, please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The gluten free pizza crust has changed and it’s not close to as good as it used to be! I have ordered this pizza over 100 times and I used to love it but I won’t eat it again until it changes

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience for restaurant week. We were a party of 8. Things started off rough getting seated 20 minutes after our reserved time but they were extremely nice about about it and kept apologizing. Even offered to bring us drinks while we waited, we chose not to but then when we were leaving they gave us a comped bag of yummy goodies. We had 5 children with us and the server was really kind and didn’t seem annoyed with all the craziness that ensues when there are so many toddlers at the table. They were quick to remove plates (we did the brunch buffet). Highly recommend this place if you have kids especially since they eat free for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant week menu, noise level is moderate. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We waited 30 minutes to get seated when we had a reservation...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were sat 40mins after reservation. We were with two toddlers and shown no accommodation or apologies .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated with a reservation. The manager did offer us an appetizer (via a server) which was much appreciated. However our service was a little disorganized after we sat down and beverage refills were not that high of a priority. It appeared that maybe some cuts had been made on the floor and a few servers we perhaps stretched a little thin. We will definitely go back as this is the first time we have had this type of experience at this restaurant.

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JoryV
Acapulco
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, truly friendly service. Wonderful place!

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vipAveryC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Our waiter was horrible. Food was good though

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herbie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our service was terrible Very disappointing. I have been there numerous times and our waiter was extremely inattentive. The food was not as good either. Pizza was cold.

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You can order delivery directly from Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago using the Order Online button. Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 634-4101.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 1008 OpenTable diners.

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