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Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago

4.7
662 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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Stella Barra is an artisanal pizzeria with an eclectic menu inspired by the idea of simple honest cooking. Chef Jeff Mahin has developed a network of farms and purveyors to supply the restaurant with fresh-milled, 100% California flour for his handcrafted dough, as well as sustainably farmed organic produce, meats and cheeses. Pizza toppings range from prosciutto to shaved truffle to smoked bacon and can be served on a lighter “Thin Sin” pizza crust, or even gluten-free dough.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm, Stella Barra presents a chef-inspired brunch buffet for $21.95 complete with cinnamon rolls, breakfast enchiladas, caramelized french toast and more, plus $5 select brunch cocktails. Kids 10 & under eat FREE. Reservations accepted.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian
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Hours of operation
M-Thur 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm

Brunch Buffet $19.95 Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour at the bar, Monday - Friday from 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Phone number
(773) 634-4101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin
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Catering
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Stella Barra has a private back patio seating up to 60 guests. The room sits beneath a retractable awning, which can be opened or closed (weather permitting). The space is also heated during the winter months, creating the perfect atmosphere to host baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, corporate events and more! The space is also available for buyouts, private daytime luncheons (Monday-Friday) and weekend gatherings.

To inquire about private parties or off-premise catering, call our Catering Department at (773) 634-4101.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Halsted & Armitage
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered for $14.00. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Just South East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
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Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Stella Barra Pizzeria offers an ever-changing menu that spotlights Chef Mahin's knack for baking and utilizing fresh farmers market ingredients, in addition to small plates, appetizers and fresh salads.

Stella Barra has a private back patio space seating up to 60 guests. The space sits beneath a retractable awning, which can be opened or closed (weather permitting). The space is also heated during the winter months, creating the perfect atmosphere to host baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate events and more! The space also lends itself perfectly to full or partial restaurant buyouts, and is available Monday-Friday for private luncheons.

To inquire about private parties or off-premise catering, please call our Sales & Special Events Department at (773) 634-4101.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Stella Barra Pizzeria offers an ever-changing menu that spotlights Chef Mahin's artisan pizzas, as well as a knack for baking and utilizing fresh farmers market ingredients, in addition to small plates, appetizers and fresh salads.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Stella Barra is usually a decent restaurant, but this time the service was as bad as it was slow and the food wasn’t much better. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Me and my date had a good time .the food was great. We will come back.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The shaved mushroom pizza was outstanding. Don’t forget to stop at the bakery counter on the way out. Their selection is excellent and delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great Pizza, lively atmosphere, and polite, fast service. I’d recommend starting with Brussel sprouts, calamari & baratta.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious food & craft cocktails -- and did I mention the baked goodies for dessert...definitely a must! I would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I went to Stella Barra my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. Our server was excellent and she was very attentive. The ambiance was nice but the food was honestly pretty disappointing. We got the burrata which was pretty standard and a margherita pizza which did not have any cheese or basil on it which was so strange, as we figured it would be a standard pizza to have/order. I got a cacio y Pepe pizza which was really good, but we didn’t order enough thinking that the margherita pizza would be shared. For the price, we likely wouldn’t come back again as a result.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I LOVE KELLI

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was good

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family and I went here for Easter brunch. They now have a brunch buffet which I thought was a great value! It was $20 for all you can eat and they had great options- eggs, salmon on toast, chicken sausage, bacon, pancakes and parfaits to name a few. They also had $5 bloody marys, mimosas or bellini's! We sat in the back on the patio which was very bright and cozy. Too bad it wasn't warm out! They have a retractable roof. I will definitely be back here with friends and hopefully we can enjoy the patio once it's warmer out.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love Stella barra, their gluten free pizzas are TO DIE FOR!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great pizza and drinks. Server was really nice too!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best thin crust pizza in chicago. Great variety of options and creative combinations.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was a great dinner for a family/friends get together! Everyone was happy with the pizza and let’s be real the cookies!!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A bit disappointing, been to Stella and it’s counterpart Summer house a few times. This time service was rather slow - had to ask three times for water, we were warned the pizza would take 15-20 mins (due to brunch) it took about an hour. Our waiter never came back to let us know what the delay was. And in that time only came by once to check in over that time. Our water glass, club soda glass, and mimosa were empty more than they were full. Not the best experience.

Food itself was good when we finally got it.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food but felt rushed by waitress and as it was a Wednesday night with spare tables, it wasn’t really necessary.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Stella Barra's pizza truly never disappoints. I tried the avocado and arugala pizza for the first time today and it was fantastic. Always fabulous service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The brunch was amazing. Don't skip the enchiladas or the French toast!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

They have really good pizza. That is reason enough to come here.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Was great food

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice place, with good menu. I had the pizza and my friend had the breakfast buffet, we both enjoyed it very much. The place is a bit dark though.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Absolutely DELICIOUS. I'm gluten free and often have a hard time finding restaurants that will adapt food with flavors to accommodate the GF need. Stella Barra delivered!

Highly recommend for anyone in the mood for some delicious, creative pizzas-- including those who are gluten free! Bon Appetit!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Favorite pizza around!

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I wanted to celebrate my birthday, made reservations a day before. I was given a table at the patio with a lot of noise. Pizzas came late, not coordinated and one of them uncooked. I asked for a cake on reservation and no one even ask for that. Mistake having been there last Friday

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Highly unpleasant. Loud, very uneven experience. Pizza was lacking sauce and was overly crispy. Salads served after pizza. Just overall pretty crappy. And not cheap. $17 for a pizza that probably weighed 6 ounces.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was great. THe waiter was really helpful and explained the menu thoroughly.The only thing that we did not like was that it was too loud.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Waitress was kind of annoying. She took a while when the restaurant wasn't very busy. She also said she couldn't split the checks, but after we talked for a while she finally did. Food was overpriced. I had a good time with friends, but I don't think I'll be going to Stella Barra again for a large group event (6-8 ppl).

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Get the Vacche Rosse Pizza! It was delicious! It will be my go-to from here on out.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This a great place to take a toddler and get a great meal. They have a good kids menu and Mom and Dad can have good pizza and drinks :) The desert bar on the way out is an added bonus.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I will definitely be going back! The pizza is tasty, my favorite was the Mushroom pizza. The service was friendly and always checking up on you. This spot is great for dates, friends outing, or family dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Went for happy hour - great deals and great wine! Cool interior.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent food and service! We felt a bit crammed into our table, but otherwise everything was very good!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I enjoyed coming to this location. My family needed a great place to meet where we could have a simple brunch without a tremendously tedious crowd. This was perfect. A great place to carry on a conversation with an upbeat atmosphere. The waiters, watresses, and bartender were always available--great service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved our evening at Shell Barra. I found the place to be hipster trendy with a dark and classy decor. The entrance will throw you off a little, as they do share it with The Summer House, their sister restaurant - go right.

We had 7:30 reservations and were seated immediately. I really enjoyed their Cesar Salad and thought the Calamari was top notch. Pizza wise, the margarita was excellent. Their tap selection of beer is pleasantly worthy... and I really can't say enough nice things about our server, Diana. She was great! My husband and I really enjoyed our meal.

Looking forward to returning here for brunch. Definitely bringing the kiddos with us next time. This place is super.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Glad we had a reservation because it crazy busy! it was a post-valentines date for me and my boyfriend. everything was delicious, it was a little loud and busy but our server did a great job on checking in. i got half and half of 2 of the specialty pizzas and the drink i had was a smoky mezcal cocktail. my boyfriend went a bit more traditional. overall would recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We received great service. It was nice to have GF options and know that it is made in a clean setting. Wine was excellent, love the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first time to Stella Barra and it was wonderful! Great vibe, fun atmosphere, delicious food! We went for my daughter's birthday and our waiter served a cookie with ice cream as a surprise!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I love this place - Lettuce Entertain You never disappoints. I've been here for girls night in our leggings and sweatshirts at the bar, first dates, dinner with family - pretty much everything. It's great for all occasions and you can be fancy or dressed down and you won't feel out of place. Most importantly the food is fantastic. If you like brussels sprouts, theirs are incredible and so tasty. The best part about their pizzas is that they let you do half and half with white and red sauce pizzas, so with two people you can still try two different types. My favorite is the avocado pizza and the pepperoni is great too. I've never tried one I didn't like. My parents who are pizza snobs (they make fantastic ones at home) LOVE it and were so sad it wasn't open for lunch last time they visited. Come here!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to Stella's for our three year anniversary. Not only was the food great, but it was some of the best service I've experienced in Chicago. The manager was extremely nice, along with the waitstaff. We are 100% going back.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Sat us (party of 7) about 10 minutes after our reservation on a very busy Saturday night. Our server was great- super attentive and friendly even though they were busy! We enjoyed every pizza we ordered to share and we loved the GF thin and crispy crust!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall we had a nice time. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was outstanding, but the burrata appetizer was just ok. We ordered 2 pizzas; the Margarita which was just ok, and the Avocado & Arugula topped with an egg, which was outstanding.
The pizzas have a LOT of crust which is tasteless by itself. We asked for a side of the red sauce to dip the crust into, which was good. Without it, we would have just left the crust. How much plain crust, with no toppings can you eat??
Dessert was amazing; we had the butterscotch creme brulee.

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