About Stella Barra Pizzeria - Chicago
Stella Barra, an artisanal pizzeria highlighting Chef Jeff Mahin's knack for baking and utilizing fresh farmers market ingredients, located on Halsted and Armitage in the heart of Lincoln Park. In addition to Mahin’s signature pizzas, the menu boasts a selection of market-driven small plates, fresh salads and seasonal roasted vegetables. Handmade cookies, pastries and a selection of breads to go are also available from a market counter located in the front of the restaurant.
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
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.
Unfortunately, Stella Barra eliminated t ...
Unfortunately, Stella Barra eliminated their brunch menu and is now providing breakfast offerings in a buffet. The buffet was as basic as it gets. Felt like I was at a cafeteria at DePaul University and the clientele reflected that. Went from a blended Lincoln Park crowd to 80% college kids. Service was horrible. Probably waited ten minutes for water and another five for the server to finally arrive.
Service was terrible. 45 mins wait betwe ...
Service was terrible. 45 mins wait between the 3 pizzas arriving at the table. Waiter said pizzas are served as they are ready and 45 mins between the 3 is ok! Finally gave us one pizza on the house but I would not recommend this place.
Our waiter rushed us out for some reason ...
Our waiter rushed us out for some reason. Never asked if we wanted another drink (which we probably would've ordered). Pulled our plates while there was still food on them & my boyfriend was still eating. Then brought the check right after..even though I still had a nearly full wine glass. It was supposed to be a relaxing date night out but we didn't get to sit and enjoy anything--we were literally in and out within an hour. I appreciate quick service, but nobody likes to feel rushed. As far as food...the Burrata was terrible quality, really regret getting that. The pizza had good flavor but was a little too crispy & unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza. The whole experience was subpar & we won't be back, there's too many other good options in Chicago.
This was the second time in a month that ...
This was the second time in a month that we have waited an hour for our cheese pizza and a salad. It is in my neighborhood and the food is usually great. The patio is lovely. But, the food has been taking so long that we had to leave. They need to figure out this issue.
Our service was very poor; we had to con ...
Our service was very poor; we had to constantly look for our server and flag them down and it took forever to get food and drinks even though it wasn't crowded. In addition we kept having to ask for basic things that water and ice and silverware. The food was mediocre, half the table didn't like theirs, the appetizer wasn't prepared how the menu described and two members of our party ordered quiche and it was ice cold in the middle, but we couldn't get our servers attention. The salad had no dressing and was bland. One member of our party ordered French fries and they didn't bring them and we had to ask 3 people on the staff to get them. Overall it was a very poor, disappointing meal especially from a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant which are usually great. This was my third time trying Stella Barra and although the other two times were bad, this one was exceptionally bad. I would definitely never go back and tell others to skip it.
We are upset because we actually liked t ...
We are upset because we actually liked the food a lot. But will not return because the service was HORRIBLE. Our server should not be waiting on tables. He pretty much ruined our dinner. Without much of an apology. He just blamed other people for his mistakes. Please get a different job if you cannot handle the service industry.
food was good enough, but, we felt like ...
food was good enough, but, we felt like our waiter was rushing us out of there. just as we sat down, he told us that we needed to order any appetizers and pizza at the same time because the pizza takes 30 minutes. we followed his advice and barely finished the salad when the pizza arrived in about 10 minutes. this was not exactly the leisure night out we were looking for.
took a young child figuring this place w ...
took a young child figuring this place would be great for him - pizza too sophisticated - but great for adults. the crust was perfect and toppings interesting and varied. we ordered two pizzas and they brought the wrong pizza 2 out of 2, but we ate them anyways and enjoyed them.
I think they have, hands down, the best ...
I think they have, hands down, the best crust in a pizza-obsessed city. Their thin crust pizzas are exceptionally crispy with really flavorful ingredients. We had three: Quatro Formaggi, Shaved Mushroom and Prosciutto and Egg. Each one was really delicious.
For appetizers we shared the burrata, which is served with roasted grapes. The roasting intensified the flavor, making the grapes a great accompaniment to the subtle flavor of the cheese.
We also shared the Brussels sprouts. They're just this side of charred, which brought out a really delicious flavor while killing off some of the cabbage funk that Brussels sprouts have.
The fried calamari were also tasty, although not outstanding.
Our server Will was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu and all of its offerings.
Our one gripe was that we were offered a bottle of rosé that wasn't on the menu, when we asked about a rosé, and the tab for it was $60; definitely not the highest bottle on the menu, but a little steeper than I was thinking. Since we were treating a friend for his birthday, I didn't want to just come out and ask the server how much the bottle was. Maybe any wine that's a special should be on a separate card so that I at least knew what I was getting into.
Overall a very good experience. We'll definitely be back.
The service is just okay, not very atten ...
The service is just okay, not very attentive and you have to catch the waiter's eye to get another drink, etc. And this is a very noisy place - loud music and little sound absorbent materials so have to talk loudly, which adds to the noise level.
We sat in the outer area by the bakery s ...
We sat in the outer area by the bakery so the noise level was manageable. The server was overzealous and he completely messed up my order for gluten free pizza - he didn't notice until he was delivering it to our table (he warned us a pizza takes 30 minutes - no idea why) and he knew we had about 10 minutes to shove it down so I couldn't get another one. He admitted it was his mistake but totally turned me off to returning.
Loved the patio in the back which is coo ...
Loved the patio in the back which is cooled by fans. Had the thin pizza and their hummus for an appetizer. Pizza was good but my personal taste is for a crispy crust and this was not. However i could have communicated that to the server and im sure it would have been done to my preference.
Pizza was good, we had their peperoni on ...
Pizza was good, we had their peperoni one, and there wasn't anything really special about it. If I go again, I'm going to try one of the pizzas with more adventurous toppings. Server was nice, but drinks took forever to come. Old fashioned was very good
overall i was underwhelmed. it was dark, ...
overall i was underwhelmed. it was dark, noisy, and the prices were high for the portions/quality. it was good to try it and we finished all the food between the 4 of us. but for the prices, there are better options.
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