About Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago
Chicago, IL 60614
Stella Barra’s artisanal pizzas are made with fresh, sustainable ingredients from local farmers markets. The ever-changing seasonal menu features Chef Jeff Mahin’s handcrafted pizzas topped with housemade ingredients alongside a selection of market-driven small plates, salads and sandwiches. The rustic yet modern dining room features a cement-topped, rectangular bar serving artful cocktails, as well as a diverse list of Italian wines.
Pizza toppings range from prosciutto and egg to shaved mushroom 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.
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
Halsted & Armitage
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet parking for $14.00 is offered. Street parking is also available.
Just South East of the Brown Line on Armitage.
Chef Partner Jeff Mahin
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
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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.
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
First, there was a mix up with Open Tabl ...
First, there was a mix up with Open Table saying we were a no show. The host never checked us off. The kale salad and crispy brussel sprouts were outstanding. The pizza, however, was disappointing. That is why we came here. Though the crust is highly touted, it was not very good. Tasted slightly burnt, and not much flavor. Had none of the chewiness of authentic Neopolitan pizza. The sauce was dry and too sweet. Rather flavorless pizza overall. Service was very good. Too noisy.
Pizza took a bit of time to get to the t ...
Pizza took a bit of time to get to the table other than that everything was superb . Our server was very attentive . Pizza was amazingly delicious. We ordered a cheese and a Rossa ( spicy and yum!). Size of the pizza was quite big about 12"
Noisy place , decor was dark and moody . Nice place to go with friends and a causal yet nice experience.
Loud and chaotic. Our waiter was not att ...
Loud and chaotic. Our waiter was not attentive and rarely came to the table. Service from the kitchen was extremely slow. Our food did not arrive for an hour and twenty minutes due to "a back up in the kitchen." I mean COME ON it's only PIZZA.
Once it finally arrived our food was tasty and hot and was really quite good. Unfortunately due to the exceeding long wait and the poor service our party was moody and upset so the night was a huge disappointment for us all.
Next time we will go to Piece.
Pass on Stella Barra.
Service was slow. My friend ordered sau ...
Service was slow. My friend ordered sausage pizza with no fennel. We were not told there was fennel mixed in the sausage . Waitress asked if we wanted a new pizza and we asked how long and she said 10 minutes. My friend re-ordered pepperoni pizza with no Parmesan on top. 30 minutes later the pizza finally came with of course Parmesan on top. Waitress wisked off with the pizza. While we were not charged, it would have been nice to have some good.
We were part of a family gathering inclu ...
We were part of a family gathering including people on special diets. Everyone was accommodated with no problem. The service was excellent and they set up a table for all of us. The food was great and we all had a good time. Our waiter was particularly helpful.
For the past 2 years, I have been routin ...
For the past 2 years, I have been routinely driving between Ukranian Village and Wrigleyville always passing by a very popular pizza restaurant: Stella Barra. During any given time of day, the restaurant is packed. Recently, we had an opportunity to dine at Stella Barra. Stella Barra does have valet parking but, we choose to park in a local garage. Upon entering the foyer of the restaurant we discovered there are actually 2 restaurants sharing the same entrance: Summer House, a light, bright California style restaurant on the left and Stella Barra on the right. It's a little confusing on your first visit. Heads up, they also share the same bathroom which is located in Summer House, kinda awkward to navigate back and forth.
After waiting for over 2 years to dine at the restaurant, our overall impression left us wanting more flavor and menu choices. Though the restaurant has been there several years, the decor is very simplistic. It reminds me of a temporary restaurant that has been set up for a cooking show finale. The menu is limited to pizza, salad and a few appetizer choices. We passed on the appetizers, just couldn't get pass paying $12.95 for pork meatballs and $13.95 for cauliflower humus. And no thanks to brussel sprouts as an appetizer.
We ordered one white and one red pizza. Our waiter informed us that there would be a wait for the pizzas to cook. OK, but we didn't really understand why the long wait due to the fact pizza cooks very quickly in a wood burning oven. Our two pizzas did arrive within 15 minutes or less. The margherita pizza was basic and bland, no hearty flavor to the red sauce. The prosciutto and egg had more flavor but, only so-so. We had to flag down our waiter to get a steak knife to cut both pizzas even though they had been "pre-sliced" only not all the way through.
For 2 pizzas and 1 glass of wine, which I counted a total of 9 sips, our bill was $45, kinda pricey. We were not impressed.
My husband and I went specifically for b ...
My husband and I went specifically for brunch yesterday, and were surprised to learn upon arrival that they weren't serving brunch. Because they had a private event in the main dining room they were serving their normal menu. We were also disappointed that we couldn't be seated in the main dining room as we'd been looking forward to the cozy ambiance. We wound up on the back patio which was covered and heated due to the cooler temps, and I will say that the entire experience turned out to be really, really wonderful. Our server couldn't have been more friendly or on top of things, and the food was out of this world. We shared the crispy brussels sprouts and pizza with smoked bacon, goat cheese, and gruyere. Highly recommend and we will DEFINITELY be back! Way to turn it around, Stella Barra.
Really well made thin crust pizza, fresh ...
Really well made thin crust pizza, fresh ingredients, outstanding flavor. Service was a bit harried on our Monday visit, they were seemingly understaffed. Overall though, we keep going back to Stella for simple, delicious food, enjoyable environment, and strong value.
Stella Barra is our go-to favorite place ...
Stella Barra is our go-to favorite place for dinner with consistently great service and a rotating delicious menu. Absolutely the best gluten-free pizza in Chicago! Thank you so much for being a leader in offering excellent g-f options, including chocolate-chip cookies!
Had what might be the best gluten free p ...
Had what might be the best gluten free pizza I've ever had in my life! I'm vegetarian and celiac and had choices. I chose the avocado & pesto white pizza. It's so tasty, with a bit of spice, and unique. Half the pizza went home with me and is just as good a day later.
The atmosphere was buzzing with all kinds of patrons from families to couples to mother/daughter diners to girls-night-out groups. The lighting is trendy and decorative but dark compared to its sister restaurant Summer House.
This is a great place I'd love to visit again!
We came here for a date-night and everyt ...
We came here for a date-night and everything was absolutely wonderful. We were sat a table near the open kitchen and our serve was super friendly and was able to offer us a split-sauce pizza since we could;t decided between red or white sauce pizza. The thin crust was cooked perfectly, still super crispy!! The kale salad was a great addition - just the right amount of spice. We finished the meal with a warm cookie and ice cream, which was really very tasty!! We will definitely be back again with friends!!! Great value - we each had two drinks and split a salad, pizza and dessert for about $80.
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