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
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.
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!
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.
I really enjoyed Stella Barra. We arrived for our reservation and it was clear this restaurant was very popular. We did have a bit of a wait to get seated, but the bartenders were quick to get us a glass of wine while we waited. When we were sat, our server was friendly and explained the menu. We were able to do a half and half pizza and we loved it! Our server even gracious comp'd some of our wine. Will definitely come back here!
The food was AMAZING! Highly recommend the brussels sprouts appetizer and the pizza was outstanding. Our only issue was that we had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. This was poor customer service, they should know how many reservations they can take and not overbook.
We went for brunch, which was really breakfast. The food was really nicely prepared and presented. That said, it was scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash. With tax and tip it was $89 for 3 of us. Seems like a lot.
The avocado and arugula pesto pizza was delicious. Well balanced flavors and a thin crust for something different than classic Chicago pizza.
Pizza is good, salad was pretty bad. Too expensive for what it is.
The whole family loved the pizza varieties. Our vegan was happy that she had choices.
Too expensive, very loud and it was very cold. We will not be coming back
The food was good, service just okay. Did not see any value here, house Chardonnay was $14 a glass and a Negroni was $15, way too high for Lincoln park. Will not return.
Food was great, but the waitress hung out by the bar most of the time we were dining and it was hard to get her attention.
Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Pizza was delicious, drinks were good. Comfortable seating, clean.
Edgardo was absolutely outstanding, knowledgeable and extremely helpful and gave us a free dessert to help us celebrate our exciting news of having a new addition to our family 10/10 would go just to see him. Best service I have had in Chicago from a server.
This was my first visit to Stella Barra. I will definitely be back! The crispy Brussels are some of the best I've ever had. The pizza was delicous with a tasty crust. The server was both friendly and professional. I highly recommend Stella Barra.
We had a great meal with great service. Order the Brussels sprouts.
Had a great Sunday lunch / brunch with beer pizza and cocktails. Great food, great service.