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.
Chicago, IL 60614
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 is offered for $14.00. 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
The restaurant was not prepared for our reservation. The kitchen was desperately understaffed for the amount of tables seated. 1 person rescued his dinner 45 minutes earlier that the last person in our group. This is awful service. I doubt we will EVER go back.
Made the reservation for a Friday night for my family of 4 (kids 5 and 7) so we could get in, get out and just start the weekend with ease. The restaurant was running behind by about 30-45 minutes, and then there were a couple unintended kitchen snafus. We waited unusually long for our food. But while it wasn't the original experience we were looking for - the restaurant was really gracious and thoughtful in how their staff and management handled things to help our kids stay patient. I truly appreciated the extra effort that will help us come back again. Thanks Stella Barra!
Food took over an hour to get to us and the waiter rarely stopped by to check in with us or give us an update on our meal. We weren't asked if we wanted anything while we waited nor were we offered anything in return. I'm disappointed because I love this restaurant and have been here many times
We had a good experience at Stella Barra on a Sunday evening. We made a reservation, but that appeared to be an unnecessary precaution because the restaurant was not busy when we arrived at 4:30 pm. The dining area is not too large, so if we came on a Friday or Saturday at a more traditional dinner time, reservations probably would have been helpful. There is no parking lot, so parking is on-street where and if you can find it.
The restaurant is clean and comfortable, but dimly lit with music that is a bit loud for my taste. Our service was average. The waitress took care of our dining needs, but was not very prompt about it.
The pizza was delicious. We ordered a half cheese and half butternut squash pizza. They are willing to make a half and half pizza for any of their pies, including with two different sauces if desired. The quality and value of our meal was very good. We were happy with our experience at Stella Barra and will absolutely consider dining there the next time we are in the area.
VERY LOUD! Pizza was good, and reasonably priced. VERY LOUD! 4 of us split 2 pizzas, one with sausage and fennel, the other with prosciutto and an egg. VERY LOUD! With a bottle of wine, and two appetizers, we got out for $155 before tip. DID I MENTION IT WAS VERY LOUD?
We enjoyed the brunch buffet, which is a good value for $19.95 plus tax and tip. The $5 bellinis were good too (we didn't try the mimosas or bloody Mary's, which were also $5 each). The chai tea was delicious and had a cinnamon flavor, as well. The buffet consisted of southwestern egg enchiladas with side toppings of tomatillo, salsa and guacamole; French toast; warm mini cinnamon rolls; scrambled eggs; bacon; chicken sausage; Greek yogurt with berries and granola; breakfast potatoes; beef short rib and potato hash; breads,; and biscuits with gravy or jam or butter, etc.
The regular pizza menu is also available to order from but we did not feel a need to order any with all we ate at the buffet.
Thank goodness for Baily or I would never be back. The place was filled with kids and I should have planned my rezzie time better. Putting additional ingredients on items that a consumer should not expect on an item that they order that isn't on the menu is pretty unacceptable. Due to food allergies # 1 and taste profile # 2. I will give it another try soonish at a later time and ask for Bailey. Don't let her go. Give her a raise and make sure she stays or you're going to have a real scene on your hands.
Have been coming to Stella Barra for a while as we love the atmosphere and great pizza. This time we brought our good friend along who is a foodie and she was excited to try a new place we had hyped up so much. To our disappointment, the service was just lacking that night...pizza took a full hour to get to our table ( only ordered one app and two pizzas). Second, we brought a really great bottle of red wine blend with us, the Pessimist. When the waiter came over and opened it for us we were chatting and we didn't realize he had put it in a cooler! Any good and educated waiter knows that red wine is served at a room temperature. Thus, unfortunately, we only enjoyed one glass of our perfect wine...the second glass was completely ruined as it was way too cold to drink as red wine. We still had to pay the $25 corkage fee....
This was a great experience. The pizza was great! We had half a white pizza and half a red pizza. The white pizza had prosciutto and egg which was AMAZING! The red half had spicy salami, although there was not much spicy salami on the pizza itself so we could not taste it. Our waiter was great. We had two good cocktails. I had the amore spritz which was neutral in flavor and my husband had a pineapple cocktail. Overall great! The music was on the loud side, but that was okay as the food was great tasting!
My husband and I just went to celebrate our anniversary, and I cannot say enough about our experience! There was a little bit of a wait for my cocktail, and our waiter was very apologetic and communicative. Then my husband's pizza got backed up, and came out 10-15 minutes after mine. A bit inconvenient sure, but not a huge problem, especially since our waiter kept us informed. Imagine our surprise and delight when the manager Peter came over to our table, introduced himself, thanked us for coming and told us he would be comping our pizza! It was not necessary, but Peter has made me a LOYAL customer. PS. Do yourself a favor and try out the arugula and avocado pesto pizza and the "Hot Mezz" cocktail. AMAZING!
My sister and I dined at Stella Barra before a late night show @ the iO. We made reservations and were seated right on time. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We started with the brussel sprouts, which I HIGHLY recommend! Unfortunately our pizza got lost in the Friday night shuffle, and we had to wait a while for our dinner to actually be served. The wait staff and management were VERY accommodating; they turned what could have been an unpleasant mix up into an enjoyable extended conversation for my sister and me. We enjoyed a half Rossa, half cheese pizza. Yum! Kudos to Stella Barra for great food, good wine, and wonderful hospitality! I will definitely be visiting them again.
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