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 small plates and fresh salads as well as house made pastas and seasonal roasted vegetables. Hand-crafted cookies, pastries and a selection of breads to go are also available from a market counter located in the front of the restaurant.
Hours of Operation:
M-Thur 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 11:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Happy Hour at the bar, Monday - Friday from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, 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
I'm not from Chicago and all of the deep ...
I'm not from Chicago and all of the deep dish places were too packed for dinner, so we discovered Stella Barra via OpenTable. We were all very happy with the meal (brussels sprouts! goat cheese appetizer! prosciutto and white sauce pizza!) and left very happy. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The only thing I would say is that it was pretty loud in the restaurant.
Great pizza, good service, easy to get r ...
Great pizza, good service, easy to get reservation, very busy late in the day
I have say that even though our pizza wa ...
I have say that even though our pizza was fantastic & our server was outstanding our entire experience was ruined because they had the windows open on a 93 degree day. I understand the air conditioning was on, however it was still very hot inside - so hot that my mom couldn't enjoy the delicious pizza - she tried one piece and that was it. It was very disappointing.
Worst service ever! I made reservations ...
Worst service ever! I made reservations a few days in advance. When we got there we were seated right away, but on a dirty table. Place was not full so there were more tables we could have sat at. Wee waited 15 minutes. No one gave us water or menus. We eventually left and told the lady at the front we were leaving. She did not try to make things better instead said okay bye. There were people going around taking dirty plates from other occupied tables yet no one to serve someone that just came in. When I made the reservation I specifically wrote for an anniversary. Worst experince
Yummy mushroom pizza, salads, cookies, a ...
Yummy mushroom pizza, salads, cookies, and brussels sprouts.
Our pizza was burnt and over cooked, didn't say anything to the waiter because he was slow as is. Disappointed but apps were good. Follow up from Restaurant or lettuce entertain you would be appreciated
I had a party of 8 and it was fantastic! ...
I had a party of 8 and it was fantastic! Great food and great service
Great for kids, adults, friends, events!
I have been to Stella Barra many times (for dates, friends, business events) and have always been impressed. Recently took my nieces and nephew (8, 6, and 3), and the service was impeccable. The kids made their own pizza and had a ball. It was a very pleasant surprise to have that option for them, as I had never thought of it as a kid-friendly kind of place--but it definitely is. Great place for any kind of event.
Wonderful service, and great food. We wi ...
Wonderful service, and great food. We will be back!
Will, our server, was great! Very attent ...
Will, our server, was great! Very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Amazing service!!!
Food & waitress was great, but the hoste ...
Food & waitress was great, but the hostess told opentable that we did not honor our reservation. The next day I got a nastygram from opentable scolding me for not showing up when I was actually there!
Food was greasy and not as good and seem ...
Food was greasy and not as good and seemed to be down in quality from previous visit.
Service was very slow- we sat down and w ...
Service was very slow- we sat down and waited 30 minutes for drinks once we had ordered. 15 Minutes after we ordered, They brought the wine out 5 minutes went by then 1 of the cocktails, then 5 more minutes and 1 beer and then we finally had to ask for the final beer. The service did not get much better from there, but food was good. Music was very loud making it very hard to talk, we like a lively atmoshphere, but we had to scream over the music to hear each other.
Great Pizza and Burrata
I love Stella Barra! It has a great ambiance and awesome outdoor patio. I love their food, the egg & prosciutto pizza and butternut squash bacon pizza are out of this world!! One of my favorite pizza's in Chicago (not a deep dish fan). Of course, you can't leave without stopping to get mouth-watering cookies.
Overall a good experience, the front space looked amazing. Unfortunately we were seated in the back room where the ambience looked like a scenery from olive garden. Pizza was good but nothing spectacular.
The thin crust pizza was delicious. The ...
The thin crust pizza was delicious. The dough had just enough crunch to it and the toppings were fresh and delicious. Served hot and by very helpful wait staff too. Great ambiance and buzz and energy in the room made it fun to dine.
First time there. Great food and service ...
First time there. Great food and service. One of the people I went with was gluten free and she said the gluten free pizza was amazing. We had some too and we agreed! Cookies were great too.
Pizza is decent. Nice crispy crust and f ...
Pizza is decent. Nice crispy crust and fresh, tasty ingredients. Nothing incredible or new, but we thoroughly enjoyed both the bacon and pesto pizzas respectively. Service was so slow on a Thursday evening that it took over 20 minutes to receive drinks and almost 2 hours for 2 pizzas and a salad. Quite the happening spot. Lots of families with kids surprisingly. Very loud.
Our new server in training was great. An ...
Our new server in training was great. Andra is a natural. We sat in the back room where the roof was retraced and enjoyed a nice alfresco experience.
We loved every bite! Our server Alfredo was amazing and the restaurant sent over Proscecco and dessert on the house for our anniversary! Can't wait to come back!!!!
We loved Stella Barra! Great food & gre ...
We loved Stella Barra! Great food & great service! Sunday nights kids also get to make their own pizza! Definite plus!!
Had an old friend in town for dinner, made 9pm reservation for 3. We arrived at 8:00pm just in case they could seat us a little earlier. Hostesses were very friendly and told us it was looking closer to our actual reservation time, which was fine so we grabbed a drink at the bar and hung out in the lobby. A few managers also started passing around some prosecco for those waiting which was great! At 8:45pm we were seated, so we did get in a little earlier than our 9pm reservation. We started off with the calamari and brussel sprouts. The calamari was ok, nothing special. The Brussel sprouts were great though, very crispy and appetizing. The 3 of us also shared 2 pizzas (The Meat Lover's and The Rossa), both were excellent. Service was great.
All food was delicious and Heather, the manager, was wonderful. She stopped by to make sure everything was going well and we were enjoying the evening. I have been here a few times and I have always been impressed with the food, service, and ambiance.
Ok not great
Stella Barra Pizzeria has good pizza but nothing sooo special. We tried the Hobbs Pepperoni and Driftless Ricotta. Baked Local Goat Cheese was very good.
This is my fav pizza place in Chicago (and Santa Monica) right now. It is all in the dough, love their crust and toppings.
Hip and kid-friendly who knew the two go together
My daughters love this place because they get to make their own pizzas. Kids get to sit in front of the professional pizza makers and watch what they do while having the chance to make their own. My girls always ask to go back here. I love their mushroom pizza. The truffle oil adds just the right touch. The music is a little loud but as a mom with little kids it's nice to have a cover up for my little ones fussing. The atmosphere
We went on a Friday night and it was pac ...
We went on a Friday night and it was packed with children (truly felt like chuck e cheese haha). The food was good though - we got the smoked bacon and goat cheese pizza (DELICIOUS) and the shaved mushroom as well (not as great).
Great pizza, the thin sin crust pleasant ...
Great pizza, the thin sin crust pleasantly substantive and crispy.
Food was great. Probably one of the bes ...
Food was great. Probably one of the best tomato sauces I've had in awhile
Outstanding food. Only complaint is the ...
Outstanding food. Only complaint is the music playing. It was really hard to have a conversation without you saying, "what." Otherwise it was a great experience.
Delicious thin crust pizza.
Next time ordering my own! We shared 2 pies and I think I could have eaten my own because it was really good. We shared a kale/spinach pie and one of the specials. Both were very very good. Service was good. I would definitely come back here again.
The food was excellent I can't wait to g ...
The food was excellent I can't wait to go back and try the white pizza I kept smelling!
The brussels sprouts and salted caramel ...
The brussels sprouts and salted caramel pudding were delicious. But the Margherita pizza was kind of lame. There are too many good pizza spots in Chicago to come back for that.
Arguably the best gluten free pizza I've ever had. Delicious thin crust! Burrata and chips are great, too.
Boyz day out
Great experience at Stella Barra. Our server Eric was very attentive and knowledgeable in food selections. The calamari was an excellent choice. Drinks were spirited perfectly. Ambience great. We enjoyed our Stella Barra eexperience. And plan to visit Summer house next door very soon.
Been here a couple times now. Service is just flat out slow. Food is good but inconsistent. If not for the Rice Krispie treats I may come less often.
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