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About Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago

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 $19.95 complete with cinnamon rolls, breakfast enchiladas, caramelized french toast and more, plus $5 select brunch cocktails. Kids 10 & under eat FREE. Reservations accepted.

1954 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian

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

Cross Street:
Halsted & Armitage

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 634-4101

Website:
http://www.stellabarra.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered for $14.00. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Just South East of the Brown Line on Armitage.

Executive Chef:
Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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.

Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (6)
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Business Meals (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The avocado and arugula pesto pizza was delicious. Well balanced flavors and a thin crust for something different than classic Chicago pizza.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Pizza is good, salad was pretty bad. Too expensive for what it is.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The whole family loved the pizza varieties. Our vegan was happy that she had choices.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Too expensive, very loud and it was very cold. We will not be coming back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Pizza was delicious, drinks were good. Comfortable seating, clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great meal with great service. Order the Brussels sprouts.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great Sunday lunch / brunch with beer pizza and cocktails. Great food, great service.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Surprisingly a good place for kids!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food. Good service. Very loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ask for Peter and you will be golden! Staff is super friendly and lovely!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The pizza was not good. Crust was fine. But the red sauce tasted like tomatoe paste and the cheese had a horrible texture. Pizza was also served room temperature. Mediocre at best. Go to Scappa Napoli, Eataly or Antica Pizzeria for pizza. Come here from a lively ambience and a drink.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Stella Barra has delicious thin crust pizza! Their salads are are wonderful too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The crispy brussels sprouts dish and the avocado pizza are a can't - miss

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great dining experience, food, ambiance, and service all great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great night on the back patio! A little noisy when we first arrived but that only because there were 3 birthdays being celebrated 🎂

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love Stella Barra. Superb service and some vegan options available for us. Superb food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for brunch and the food was very good. However, they advertise their breakfast pizzas as a part of the buffet but they unfortunately are not on the Buffett. Also, the staff does a good job of servicing the buffet on the back side from a food standpoint but many times on the front there weren't utensils to grab the dishes you wanted. Had to use the same spoon practically for the whole buffet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The case of Missing Toppings
Firstly, the good...the service was excellent.
Our waiter Peter, was knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient.

We ordered the crispy calamari. It was neither crispy nor very tasty. The Large Leaf Arugula Salad was tasty but not nearly enough to share, which was explained to us by the waiter as one of the selling points regarding the restaurant style of serving.
Now, for the pizza, it was half ORGANIC SAUSAGE & SHAVED FENNEL and half BRAISED BACON & AGED FONTINA. The pizza consisted of mostly bread with a small selection of toppings. Don't be fooled by some of the photos shown on Yelp as they are property of the restaurant and therefore staged.
The wine list is ridiculously expensive, the wines prices start at $38.
Overall experience is that this restaurant is overpriced for the quality of the food they sell.
Next time, we’ll go to Capri, a block or so south of Stella. This is not one of Lettuce's best.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really love Stella Barra! I love the squash and bacon and the Mushroom Pizza. Both are excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved it! Food was delicious, service was very friendly and fun. Had a great time!

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had the Hot Mezzcraft cocktail and chopped salad. Both were amazing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great pizza and salad. Best brussel sprouts ever. A casual find, good bar action.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good but not as good as expected based on reviews. Drinks were overpriced based on quality, and service was inattentive, though we understand we were there on a Friday evening.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time trying this place, the pizza was very good. Both the red and white sauce had great flavor and the ingredients were fresh and tasty. I would definitely go back here again and recommend this place for a good bite to eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service! Egg on pizza is a winner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The buffet was better than expected and I'm excited to go again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Even w reservation. Mixed bag. Long wait times.
Noise level extreme. Pizza remains very tasty.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was very good, as was our waitress. However, it was so loud in there, we couldn't hear each other speak. It was really annoying.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love the new arugula and pear salad! Always such great service here as well.

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