Stella Rossa Pizza Bar (2)

Paul really wanted to try Stella Rossa during his lately visit to LA, since he’s a self-proclaimed pizza snob and I’ve told him good things about the place. So the two of us and Danno went on Christmas Eve, right before they closed at 9pm. The three of us split four pizzas, two of which I tried to-go the first time around (mushroom and sausage ones), as well as the heirloom tomato and spinach ones. The heirloom tomato one is basically a margherita pizza with slices of tomato. Pretty good. But a small problem with that and the sausage pizza is that the sauce is a bit on the tart side. Good, but not great, choices. The white pizzas are the real stars at Stella Rossa. I already raved about the mushroom one last time. It really is an amazing pizza, and the best of the foursome that night. I also thought the spinach pizza was excellent. The contrast of the spinach and crispy kale worked wonders. I’m glad I had a legit experience at Stella Rossa, and I hope to be back in the near future.

Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato ($13.95) – fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic, sweet basil

Shaved Mushroom

Shaved Mushroom ($13.95) – gruyere, melted onions, black truffle, torn parsley, rosemary, thyme

Bloomsdale Spinach

Bloomsdale Spinach ($13.95) – crispy purple kale, young pecorino, cracked black peppercorn, organic extra virgin olive oil

Housemade Organic Italian Sausage

Housemade Organic Italian Sausage ($14.95) – tomato, fresh mozzarella, hand-picked oregano, fennel pollen

Chris Hei grade: B+

Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
2000 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-9250

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