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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica

4.6
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
We are open for limited outdoor dining, carryout and delivery business! Stella Barra is Santa Monica’s go-to neighborhood pizzeria and wine bar. Hand-stretched pizzas, authentic imported pastas and thought-provoking Italian wines await you.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 162 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJackie
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much. We drive from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica and so worth the drive. We love the pizza's, salads and appetizers and the beers!!!! Danny is so awesome. It is our go to place!!!!

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Sm140
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I think this whole movement to overcharge people who want to go out to eat is ridiculous. Menu prices are up 30 percent, adding new 4 percent covid surcharges, and ordering a side of pizza sauce at a pizza place for dipping is now an extra charge. It's getting out of hand. Soon you will see people avoiding these restaurants due to exorbitant fees.

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RyanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and expanded menu. Curbside dining for COVID safety!

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JMMfamily
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They can usually do some type of vegan pizza. This time it was just bread and arugula. Took it home and added to it.

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FoodAngel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thin crust pizza (ANY of them) are amazing!.. and I can never go there without having the Brussel sprouts!.. so darn good!..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went here to celebrate my partners new job and we had an amazing time with great food that was affordable and great atmosphere even with the outdoor seating.

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CarlosG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We loved it. Pizza's are amazing! I will recommend it to friends.

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AnnabelT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food and great service. Obviously a bit different now everything is outside with Covid but still a great time

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vipNK10
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Good pizza if a little expensive for what it is.

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vipduncan
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice time... good food, good wine by the glass and service to the street was well done. i appreciate their efforts post-covid to make it a nice experience

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EmmaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! I've heard such great things about it and have been dying to try it out. The food was timely and amazing - the pizza was incredible. We got cocktails off their drink menu and they were delicious as well. 10/10 returning and 10/10 would recommend!

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vipMelissaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing dinner! Pizza amazing

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vipLaarni
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tab was slightly expensive for lunch but happy enough to come back and try other dishes. The prosciutto & burrata plate was tasty. The idea of the various dips was good but two of the three were quite similar in taste profile. They did a good job converting their outdoor space to al fresco dining to comply with current social distancing and outdoor dining mandate.

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the staff at this location are phenomenal. In part, must be because the location has an excellent manager, Broady. They were all working so hard keeping everyone happy and attended to. Broady greeted us and made sure we got seated right away, checked on us and made sure we were happy. Just wanted to say that because he deserves a raise to his salary.
Second, the food is really good. I forgot the name of the salad but it was impeccable.
I noticed that the restaurant seemed to have a lot of regulars. That’s always a good sign for a local restaurant in your neighborhood. I truly loved the experience and the food. Hands down one of the best little places in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a time where outdoor dining is not an option for many restaurants, Stella Barra came up with a great way to utilize their space. They made a brilliant outdoor dining experience which set the mood for a very romantic evening.

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vipSofia
Los Angeles
179 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the new outdoor patio. The food was amazing too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was slow, but love the outdoor seating. Food slightly less quality than before Covid.... but sure it takes time to get back to greatness!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very slow service and had to wait to get help multiple times. They were friendly, but not enough staff and they seemed overwhelmed. Outside dining setup is average. They should ensure tables are level, we were very uncomfortable. Enjoyed the food once it arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for lunch - called to inform restaurant of a retirement party (phone number is disconnected). When we arrived a rude employee said we don’t open until 4pm, but somehow we were able to make an open table reservation for 12:45pm.

Received no call to inform us that they did not open until 4pm. Horrible customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed two pizzas (Mushroom and Margarita), Arugula salad, meatballs, and a few drinks. Everything was top notch. Pizza dough flavor was particularly stellar. A very relaxing late Saturday afternoon lunch in Santa Monica.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not sure if menu changed since they reopened or redesigned, but it wasn’t as good. Great space and service though!!!

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RickR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife and I had eaten there before and thoroughly enjoyed it. We understand that because of the virus and just re-opening to dine in that things might be different. We waited quite a while for our food to be prepared. I felt like the menu was limited perhaps due to their recent re-opening. All in all this visit was a disappointment. We will go back however based on our first experience to give it another opportunity. Just not sure when.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The host was beyond rude to us to begin with. No customer service whatsoever. We had to wait 20 mins even though we had a reservation.

After we got seated we had to wait forever to be served. Then there comes a sweaty server (literally dripping sweat) with a mask. How is that sanitary? You are carrying others food and ringing wet? That was beyond disturbing and disgusting.

The waiter was passive aggressive as well as the host. FURTHERMORE 3 things we wanted from the menu were sold out. We wanted to order meatballs, cauliflower and chicken parmesan. All were sold out on a Saturday night at 8pm. How is this possible? Never heard of this and it’s a representation of poor management.

After they couldn’t provide us with any substitute food options, we left and got an epic dinner at Hillstone! I’ve never walked out of a restaurant in my life and this was the first. JUST AWFUL, STAY AWAY!

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vipJackie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Stella Barra and could not wait to return. We love going there for lunch and drive all the way from Manhattan Beach. All social distancing and mask wearing was happening. They didn't have everything on the menu yet, but food was delicious and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cool. Fun to go hang with friends. Eat good pizza.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right now Stella Barra has a smaller menu and there is a 4% Covid extra charge which is annoying. All that being said the options on the menu are great. Staff is friendly. It's super clean and they are following all protocols to keep diners safe. We will go back again.

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vipNikki
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As places are starting to open up around town, this is a nice comfy spot to hang with friends, have a cocktail and some delicious pizza and catch up on some much needed social interaction. Every other table is used to maintain social distancing. This is new reality for us right now so we're all learning as we go. Nice to have our local pizza joint back doing what they do best!
Thanks.

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BlueSkiesandBeach
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Covid-19 prepared! Enjoyed our dinner, it was what I love about Stella, yummy pizza and amazing bartenders.

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MiriamB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service, yummy food at happy hour prices, ambiance nice and good wines and drinks.

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Jill
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, great food and gluten free options and great wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Calamari was burnt, I requested a dessert menu and never got one - decided to pay and go somewhere else.

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Lena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Pretty good food, but we felt rushed. Food came in so fast, dinner took less than an hour even though we had appetizers and wine. Noise level quite high.

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vipJoely
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Way too noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome music and fun energy vibe!

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vipCynthiaK
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE IT. They have the best Brussels sprouts in the city! The pizza is amazing. The chopped salad with salmon, chicken
or no added protein is terrific. Happy hour drinks and appetizers are excellent. Yummy desserts. We will be back soon.

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vipMacyC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service ... noise level is not a plus.

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LindaLoo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Stella Barra. The restaurant was loud and very busy, particularly since half the space was rented out for a private event.

We had a tasty roasted cauliflower dish. I'm not sure if it was meant to be served room temperature of hot, but ours was room temperature. The seasoning was nice regardless.
We had rigatoni with beef and pork bolongnese. The meat and sauce were delicious, but it didn't catch on to the pasta very well...still yummy though. Then we had a pizza. Another customer told us they offered half/half pizzas and that there was one available not listed on the menu...a roasted butternut squash pizza. So we ordered a half spicy salumi & burrata and the other half the butternut squash. The crust was crispy and the bottom of the dough had a nice chew to it. We both enjoyed the salumi/burrate half better. The flavors were nice on the other half, but we hadn't asked so didn't realize that it was a butternut squash pureed sauce, which felt sort of goopy. Again, the flavor was great but we definitely needed a fork and knife to eat that side, as it was super messy. We ended with a chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream, and made our own ice cream sandwich out of that...certainly a treat!

Our server (it's killing me that I can't remember his name! Chris, maybe?) was wonderful!! He was friendly, attentive (but not overly hovering) and just on top of his service. He was the star of our night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return here every year when we are in Santa Monica for the delicious pizza and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was great !

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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 396-9250.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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