Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica
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One of my favourite places to eat in Santa Monica. Fantastic food, and ambience.
Definitely a different vibe than the one in Hollywood. Everything was fine, not great, just fine. A bit too loud for a Sunday lunch and the kids' cheese pizza was spicy. Not sure why you would make kids' pizza spicy, but hey. Just meant the adults ate it and the kids ate some of our salads. We made it work, just wasn't impressed by any of it.
Good was good, not outstanding. Good value, and decent wine selections.
Much too loud an atmosphere for me, and our party.
This was my first time dining at the Santa Monica location. I have been to the Hollywood location several times. Santa Monica is very happening, beautiful restaurant! Great ambiance, excellent service, fresh and delicious food! Their menu is simple, yet offers enough choices to satisfy! I will most definitely return to this location as well
Best pizzas. And thank you for having vegan cheese!
On of our favorite places. We drive from Manhattan Beach!! Best pizza and meatballs!!
Needs work. Service not that great, food Luke warm and not that great, except for the Brussel Sprouts
Cejebrating a birthday! Thank goodness
A few changes were made in design of this restaurant. More space and a nice cosy room added. Shaved mushroom pizza is still great.
Great service and good food for a nice casual dinner date
Pizza was good - nice flavorful crust, delicious toppings (especially the carbonara.) The fried mushrooms were crisp, but could have been salted more aggressively, but the horseradish aioli made up for that. Our server was cheerful and charming and gave great advice. It was definitely loud between music and conversation, which isn’t my favorite, but it was fun, and the cookie at the end was delicious.
First time visiting this restaurant. Went because we have points. Loved everything we got. One of the best pizzas in LA!
Great New York style pizza and yummy cauliflower appie. Good value drinks at happy hour. Extremely noisy, partly due to room acoustics, and partly to canned mechanical music thrumming in the background. It was packed on a Friday night, maybe less noisy on a different evening.
Stella Barra is consistently good. The server was beyond excellent. As busy as it was she never made us feel rushed. We were meeting with friends we hadn't seen in awhile, so we were taking our time. We appreciated her understanding. She read us perfectly!!
In the past we’ve had great experiences at this restaurant, however with the promotion they were running on New Years Day they were not prepared. They ran out of multiple items on the menu (by 11:30am) and our food took over an hour to come out, which for 2 egg sandwiches and a grilled cheese should NOT have been the case.
The manager gave us additional gift cards for the inconvenience and we will try them again in the future but are still disappointed by the lack of preparation on managements end going into a holiday event.
Every pizza we ordered on New Year's Day was undercooked. I love Stella Barra, usually everything is excellent but this particular visit was a disaster
Was a great experience from top to bottom.
We had a very enjoyable time at Stella Barra’s! Visiting from out of town so not sure what to expect. Very good crispy artichoke and a simple pizza. A couple of good glasses of wine rounded out our dinner. Service was good and the ambiance was delightful.
A generally good experience.
Always a great meal and experience at Stella!
We love this restaurant & have been coming for years! Food is consistent. Tonight they fell apart. Unfortunately, I believe they focused on take out VS. Customers in restaurant. We let them know 4 times that entrees for two had been served out of 4 adults manager never came over to address. Waiter was nice but had no control over the situation in the kitchen. Even down to the bathroom we had to ask for hand towel In a not full restaurant. Leg needed co2 change butt took them one hour to let us know we weren’t getting another round. We brought friends from the valley. It was embarrassing. It pains me to write this because I honestly have enjoyed this place for years but they did not honor a loyal customer. Bummer!
Servers kept bringing food with cheese despite requests without it due to allergy — often bc cheese was in the dish but not listed on the menu (think it was more of a menu issue than the individual’s fault)
The bartender was amazing and went above and beyond
Food was worth the wait. Our server was very attentive and kind and even gave us a free dessert since it was our first time. Will definitely be back!
Danny was legit 5000. That is all.
Food was amazing and our waiter was great. Didn’t love the high top tables but it was fine
It’s way too hot with the ovens right there. Uncomfortably hot.
The waiter was awesome!!! The food was great!! Can not say enough about this place!!
great food and they didn’t have the cookie i wanted so they gave me one on the house. really great service and amazing pizza as always
I enjoyed myself, it wasn't too crowded so we sat wherever we wanted. The music was too loud.
French toast was burnt, twice. The music at brunch was so loud we couldn’t hear our own conversations
Birthday treat. Held up to hype -super delicious specials with fresh farmers market ingredients. Doors open for fresh air and fur friends to hang out with you.
Food and service were fantastic!! Loved the space will be back!
Our pizzas were right on target! I ordered the butternut squash, with a light sauce and candied bacon. Yum! Our girls were able to make their own pizzas at the counter and not a bite was left on their plates. While you are there, we highly recommend the sweets case. Everyone found something to take back to our hotel to enjoy later.
Great Gluten Free pizza and vegan cheese options too! Fun place...we will return!
Très bel établissement. Les plats sont très bons et le service est sympa.
J’y retournerai avec plaisir si l’occasion se représente.
Great food, great wine, great service, all over great experience. Would definitely return.
Excellent. Best pizza we’ve ever had. And my 3 children aged 18,15 and 10 agreed
Great service and happy hour.