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 pizza was not good. Crust was fine. But the red sauce tasted like tomatoe paste and the cheese had a horrible texture. Pizza was also served room temperature. Mediocre at best. Go to Scappa Napoli, Eataly or Antica Pizzeria for pizza. Come here from a lively ambience and a drink.
Went for brunch and the food was very good. However, they advertise their breakfast pizzas as a part of the buffet but they unfortunately are not on the Buffett. Also, the staff does a good job of servicing the buffet on the back side from a food standpoint but many times on the front there weren't utensils to grab the dishes you wanted. Had to use the same spoon practically for the whole buffet.
The case of Missing Toppings
Firstly, the good...the service was excellent.
Our waiter Peter, was knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient.
We ordered the crispy calamari. It was neither crispy nor very tasty. The Large Leaf Arugula Salad was tasty but not nearly enough to share, which was explained to us by the waiter as one of the selling points regarding the restaurant style of serving.
Now, for the pizza, it was half ORGANIC SAUSAGE & SHAVED FENNEL and half BRAISED BACON & AGED FONTINA. The pizza consisted of mostly bread with a small selection of toppings. Don't be fooled by some of the photos shown on Yelp as they are property of the restaurant and therefore staged.
The wine list is ridiculously expensive, the wines prices start at $38.
Overall experience is that this restaurant is overpriced for the quality of the food they sell.
Next time, we’ll go to Capri, a block or so south of Stella. This is not one of Lettuce's best.
Definitely would go back for the weekend brunch! Quite a deal for the diverse, yummy buffet! Some of the favorites were the breakfast enchiladas, the smoked salmon bruschetta, and the custardy cinnamon roll bread pudding. Our server was great, drinks came out a little slow, but worth the wait! Beautiful day to sit on the patio. Our son ordered a pizza, and he loved it as well.
Fourth visitto StellaBarra and the last. There are just too many other good options in Chicago dining. Pizza was bland, service mediocre and the price is high for what it is. The outdoor seating was nice and good draft beer selection. However I have been underwhelmed by the food my last three visits now.
My friends came into town from Wisconsin. I was looking for a casual spot to go when they got in on Friday night. I have been here before, but they had not. They thought the pizza and burrata were awesome! We were seated about 15 minutes after the reservation time, so they gave us a free appetizer which was very generous of them. My friends were very impressed with that kind of service!
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.
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