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Stella Barra Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Santa Monica
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2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar) (Bicknell)
+1 310-396-9145
17:00 - 12:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Los Angeles, CA
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You see the folks making the pizza and feel the energy of the oven in this relatively small and definitely hip restaurant. All the seating is at stools and there is a large bar at the center. It gets packed, but less so at lunch time. Friendly service. Worth trying some of the add-ons with the pizza, such as prosciutto... More 

Thank socali123
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm back in Singapore but still dreaming about that truffle bacon kale pizza we had there in Dec. I've never been a pizza fan but I've realized that it's only because I've never had REALLY good pizza before! Now that I have, it sucks to be thousands of miles away.

Thank Abekin
Atlanta, Georgia
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345 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Both pizzas we had from Stella Barra were very good. The pizza is on the thin side so the crust will be crisp so plan according. Haley was our server and she did a terrific job serving the 4 of us. If you can, give the Meatball start a try, the are as good as the pizza. We visited Stella... More 

Thank Davis S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Come here often when I come to Santa Monica. The pizza is great! The price is a bit expensive but ok. The service is ok. The ambience is a bit loud. When there is a party well, it is really loud. All pizzas are good. Also, don't forget to get some baked good on the way out.

Thank Pureum K
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The pizza here is superb, the atmosphere is upscale but friendly and the staff are excellent. Highly recommended for dinner.

Thank Chris J
Hampshire, England
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594 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable meal at this great pizza restaurant The ambience is lively and relaxed but more or less full. We were lucky to get a table sat at the bar facing the chefs. It was fun watching them prepare the food We shared a pizza and salad and it was more than enough for us. Prices are... More 

Thank Mike48
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The pizzas here are fab!!! You can watch them being made and they specialise in 'white' pizzas - no tomato sauce, which are really great. You can't book unless the party size is 6+ but you can just walk in and ask for a table. However, it is recommended that you do this before 6.30pm (opens at 5.00pm). Great atmosphere... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Our group of 8 went on a Sunday night so it was packed; best to have a reservation when going there. We were seated 20 mins after we arrived which was not a problem. The ambience is great--casual, relaxed atmosphere. Ordered burrata (excellent), brussel sprouts, meatballs, and kale salad and chopped salad, both which were excellent starters. For the pizzas,... More 

Thank kiloechoren
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very busy Pizzeria, good food with a choice of thin or regular base pizza. Also great salads Staff were very helpful and friendly

Thank Margaret J
Windsor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stumbled across this pizza place with my friend in Santa Monica and was bowled over! Luckily, we were seated at the bar next to the kitchen so could chat with the chefs. I didn't even look at the menu and asked the charming and talented Benjamin to choose for each of us. He chose for me a white pizza... More 

Thank WynM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Formerly Stella Rossa Pizza Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-9145

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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