Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica

4.6
213 reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

Top tags:

Casual
Outdoor patio dining is available and limited to a maximum of six people per table. All guests seated at a table should be members from no more than 6 individual households. All members of the party must be present before seating and hosts must bring the entire party to the table at one time. Face mask must be worn.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza very good. Salad had inconsistent dressing and deserts were mediocre. Overall recommend, core part of experience (pizza) was great.

KM
KiaraM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Cool spot/location and ambience was nice. Service was good even though it was busy. The only slight let done was the food.

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vipCarson
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Can’t go wrong with the food at Stella Barra. Everything is delicious. Admittedly, a tad on the higher end for prices, but you do walk away very satisfied with your meal and experience, so the price isn’t too much of an issue.

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PatA
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server And was very friendly. As well as the other staff. Definitely plan on going back when I’m in Santa Monica

KC
KCat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun wait staff!

SM
vipSMfoodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Good service. Covid safe. Excellent

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vippaula
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pizza used to be great. No longer great at all :(
Nice server but that’s about it

DV
DanielaV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I arrived earlier than my reservation, lucky enough the host was able to sit my mom and me right away. The restaurant has outside seating on the sidewalk and the street, which is blocked off from traffic. The food and service were great. I will come back again if I am ever in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining area was okay. A bit loud because it’s in the curb. Service was good.

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vipDisappointed
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service anchored by Danny, Andy and Lauren. With the shortage of servers these days , these three show you how it’s done and all with a smile and excellent customer service! Yummy food and innovative cocktails that are delicious .

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Taryn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the noise level was decent for being outside- the location on Main is a bit more removed from the high traffic areas with lots of people passing on the sidewalk in addition to cars. Service was attentive and friendly. They were out of calamari, which was the only letdown but we were not disappointed with anything that we ordered: Calabrian chicken wings, Brussels sprouts salad, mushroom pizza with regular crust, chicken parm, and our group ordered some cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Forgot our order

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at restaurant and immediately given our reservation- waiter very charming and excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was amazing he was very respectful and our waiter was awesome !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I arrived at 5:15 Saturday 05/15/2021 after driving all day. Took only about five minutes to place my order and a drink which was really quick. However, it took almost an hour to receive my order of one pizza. A table of three who were seated after me received their meal about 10 minutes before mine arrived. I had two servers come to my table and said they were sorry that my order was taking so long and it still took another 15 to 20 minutes. Not to mention my waiter who never gave his name was rude and ignored my table.

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EGSpecial
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The rice flour crust ain't bad. And you need a "minimum of fifty words" here? Blow me. that should do it.

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vipGSReview
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service terrible food good.

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vipSofia
Los Angeles
180 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Due to covid restrictions and remodeling project at restaurant, menu choices are small. Multiple menu items are not available. Will try again after remodeling project is over.

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I would go there again because of the service but the food and delays sucked

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sangria and appetizer are amazing! Great outdoor seating and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Staff was great, polite and always checking up on us. Definitely look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was perfect - very helpful with suggestions and had a delicious meal! Great vibes!

EP
EmilyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner for my stay in Santa Monica! Would come back and recommend

PL
PattiL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to eat here....the pizza is really, really, really good!! Service was also great. Fun place to eat in Santa Monica.

MC
MeganC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time. Servers/hosts were very nice. Location was great and we were distanced from other tables. Our server even gave us a free cookie at the end since it was our first time!

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vipshopper
Los Angeles
183 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There were lots of tables outdoors at this restaurant.
It was a bit chilly but there were portable heaters to solve
this problem.

Our server was friendly and attentive.

The food we ordered was only mediocre.
They specialize mainly in pizza. They have two types-
regular crust and very thin crust. We ordered the thin crust
but it was very disappointing. There was no substance to this pizza.
The taste was nondescript.

Not certain if I will return.

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vipMarco
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were tempted by the new Penne Carbonara, but should have stuck with our usual pizza and salad selection. We found the pasta to be watery and totally lacking in the richness you expect with this dish. Thankfully the pizza (Spicy Salumi & Burrata) was as delicious as always.

The space is undergoing renovation so not ideal surroundings at the moment.

Stick with the pizza!

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Anon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waiter would not leave us alone and was very intrusive. We felt rushed. Our appetizer came and then under five minutes later our pizza came.

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MatthewA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leanne and Caroline are the best. Really great people running a fantastic program!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I called to see if they were busy as I was running late for a reservation, the person on the phone (possibly manager) huffed and puffed like they were...I get there and there is one table of people in the whole place with no employees to be found. After getting helped, we were asking about our options as far as just grabbing a drink there because we already felt unwelcome. Again, pretty sure it was the manager but she seemed annoyed that we asked for help so we ended up just leaving and eating somewhere else. Didn’t want to bother her 😬.

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happy with this wine bar and pizza place that has some indoor dining as well as outdoor seating. Excellent pizza, good wine list. Enjoyed the music and atmosphere. Nice, friendly service on Main Street in Santa Monica. Easy walk to shopping and the beach.

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Asks11111111112222222222
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I believe ambience will be a five once inside seating is back

LV
LaurenV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

AMAZING pizzas (fantastic crust!) and I am very picky when it comes to pizza

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Opey1970
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service ever! Waiter was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was great, and the rose was perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Extremely rude host - waiter was very nice. Drinks and food were ok.

MF
MarkF
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service, food and outdoor seating were all very satisfying. Only recommendation is to offer black napkins as an option. We will indeed be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning until the end everything was great. We had a reservation and got seated right away. We were taken care of right away and the food arrived fairly quickly. Most importantly the food was fresh and good. The spicy salumi and burrata pizza was really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, pizzas are always delicious and the arugula salad was a hit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A Birthday celebration with outside dining heaters provided. Overall, a Good evening with a good friend and good food. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Danny made our dining experience incredible & probably one of the best servers we’ve had in a long time.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 396-9250.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.