Stella Barra is transforming into Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, debuting a new menu of Italian wine bar favorites alongside the restaurant’s signature hand-stretched pizzas. From Chef / Partner Jeff Mahin and Executive Chef Ben Goodnick, the new concept highlights seasonal antipasti, pastas, and new thin crust tavern-style pizzas. It also features an expanded wine list highlighting regions across Italian and California curated by Wine Director Bobby Joe Rinaldo.
Executive Chef Ben Goodnick takes Stella Barra’s new menu beyond just a pizzeria by adding artisanal antipasti dishes, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, tavern-style pizzas, and pastas. Utilizing the freshest, local ingredients to prepare high quality simple dishes is a top priority for the Stella Barra team.
New to the menu is the thin crust tavern-style pizza. This old school style of pizza is thin, light and crispy and is offered in three varieties including Sausage & Peppers topped with heritage pork, Spicy Hobbs Pepperoni and Double Cheese. Stella Barra also introduced pastas for the first time which includes traditional Bucatini Cacio e Pepe, Rigatoni Bolognese and more.
Stella Barra continues to offer six of the favorite signature pizzas including the Classic Margherita, Hobbs Pepperoni and Shaved Mushroom. Pair these pizzas with the new crust dips which include warm tomato sauce, garlic butter or truffle gruyere fonduta. For gluten-free diners, both gluten-free pasta and pizza are available.
Stella Barra has always sourced the best possible ingredients available both locally and from Italy and this new wine program is designed using this same sentiment. The expanded list was hand-selected by Wine Director, Bobby Joe Rinaldo and focuses on Italian varietals to celebrate the diversity and regionality that make Italian wines so special. Rinaldo has travelled extensively in Italy, exploring various regions and developing relationships with producers. The selection also pays homage to Stella Barra’s West Coast roots. Stella Barra's goal is to make wine fun and approachable. Guests can order porrons to share with friends or large format tableside pours.
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