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.View Private Dining Details
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.
Me and my date had a good time .the food was great. We will come back.
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.
Great Pizza, lively atmosphere, and polite, fast service. I’d recommend starting with Brussel sprouts, calamari & baratta.
Delicious food & craft cocktails -- and did I mention the baked goodies for dessert...definitely a must! I would definitely recommend.
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.
I LOVE KELLI
It was good
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.
Love Stella barra, their gluten free pizzas are TO DIE FOR!
Great pizza and drinks. Server was really nice too!
Best thin crust pizza in chicago. Great variety of options and creative combinations.
It was a great dinner for a family/friends get together! Everyone was happy with the pizza and let’s be real the cookies!!!
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.
Great food but felt rushed by waitress and as it was a Wednesday night with spare tables, it wasn’t really necessary.
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.
The brunch was amazing. Don't skip the enchiladas or the French toast!
They have really good pizza. That is reason enough to come here.
Was great food
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.
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!
Favorite pizza around!
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
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.
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.
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).
Get the Vacche Rosse Pizza! It was delicious! It will be my go-to from here on out.
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.
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.
Went for happy hour - great deals and great wine! Cool interior.
Excellent food and service! We felt a bit crammed into our table, but otherwise everything was very good!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.