Pizzeria Stella

Pizzeria Stella

Pizza Place · Center City East
420 S 2nd St (at Lombard St), Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 223 votes

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    Philadelphia Magazine
    "Try the tartufo pizza, with egg, truffle, fontina and parmesan."(5 Tips)
    Gary W.
    "Outstanding wood fired pizza!"(3 Tips)
    Stephan M.
    "Stephen Starr, excellent as always."(2 Tips)
    Patty T.
    "The Tartuffo pizza is delicious - get it."(2 Tips)
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  • family-friendly
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  • Tartufo
  • sangria
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  • cozy
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  • chopped salad
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  • Bullfrog & Baum

    When you are in the mood for Rustic Italian Pizza this is the perfect place. Go with the traditional Margherita or try the Tartufo with black truffle, fontina, egg, and parmesan.

    Bullfrog & Baum · January 24, 2011
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  • David R.

    Top 5 pizza joint in my opinion. The sausage is insane but the best is the one with black truffle and egg. Always amazing. Pizzas are small so get one for each person.

    David Rosenbloom · November 24, 2014
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  • Brendan R.

    Order the Tartufo (black truffle, egg & fontina) and the Pepperoni (abbruzze). They are both fantastic in their own way. This is one of the best pizza joints in town.

    Brendan Rastetter · August 10, 2014
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Who knew the pasta here would be a 'best of Philly' pick? Well...anyone who's tried the calamarata pasta little shrimp, guanciale, tomato bits, and chilies would. Oh Mr. Starr, you're so good to us. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
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  • STARR Restaurants

    Pizzeria Stella serves delicious signature wood-fired pizzas that are a cross between classic Neapolitan and New York style pizza in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

    STARR Restaurants · June 17, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    They'll be broadcasting Monday Night Football in the bar, along with $3 seasonal draft beer specials, $3 Stella Artois, and a variety of new dishes from chef Shane Solomon. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2010
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  • Alex W.

    Tartufo and sausage (order lite pesto, won't be so spicey) are our favs. Like nearly all the pie choices. Staff wonderful, get to know a few makes it a great visit.

    Alex Wong · December 3, 2010
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  • Philly.com

    Stephen Starr is doing just pizza and doing it right: Artisan slices, simple to decadent, consistently excellent and affordable. Read more

    Philly.com · October 11, 2013
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Steven Starr can do pizza, too. Well, of course he can! 12 different kinds of excellent, thin crust, crispy pizzas. Stella made our 2011 list of Best Restaurants of Philly! Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
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  • The Feast

    Delicious trattoria starters like risotto and arancinis are the perfect setup to some of the most delicious bites of pie we've ever tasted. Get the Tartufo. Read more

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
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  • Eric P.

    All top notch! From the grapefruit Pompelmo cocktail to the lamb Bolognese to the Porchetta wood fired pizza w fennel and garlic.

    Eric P · July 5, 2013
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  • Follow F.

    The pepperoni pizza here is the best I've ever had. The pepperoni is sliced very thin, it curls in the oven and gets very crispy. Delicious.

    Follow Foodie · April 5, 2011
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  • Betsy

    Skip the clam pizza (vongole), yes to the san daniele (moz., prosciutto, arugula); want to try the pistachio one next

    Betsy · January 16, 2010
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  • José T.

    If you ever visit Philly, this place is a must go. Pizzas to die for: Tartufo and San Daniele. Delicious!

    José Tejada · April 1, 2013
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  • Sam .

    The plain old margherita is that perfect pie you have to eat with a fork, just like in Southern Italy.

    Sam  · July 20, 2015
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  • Rudy G.

    Not only is the pizza good, but the pasta and meatballs are great!!! Great casual place while in Philly!!

    Rudy G. · July 21, 2013
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  • Chris L.

    Get the white pizza w oyster mushroom special! Amazing. Waiter w tattoos is very attentive and cute too.

    Chris L · March 24, 2010
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  • Follow F.

    The tartufo pizza is one of the best things I've ever eaten. Truffles, egg, cheese...simply amazing.

    Follow Foodie · April 5, 2011
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  • Dan

    Finally, the Tartoffu pizza. If you love truffle, this brings you great joy :)

    Dan · December 30, 2014
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  • Maya J.

    The pepperoni pizza is really good! If you're having a drink, go for the Bombi.

    Maya Jimenez 😬 · 2 weeks ago
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  • Susan P.

    Excellent pizza and service. Love the fresh salumi and the gelato is very good as well.

    Susan Powers · November 11, 2010
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  • Andrew S.

    Margarita pizza is simple but delicious as are their meatballs! Great for date night

    Andrew Steinkeler · January 13, 2014
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  • Nichole K.

    When they have it in special get the ricotta gnocchi appetizer it is amazing.

    Nichole Kmiec · January 12, 2013
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  • James W.

    Great Pizza, wonderful vibe and really friendly people. Wood fired pizza's.

    James Weber · December 30, 2012
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  • Taylor D.

    Tartufo pizza is a must. Their specials are usually phenomenal.

    Taylor Daroci · January 6
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  • Greg M.

    Pizza here is really good and the atmosphere is fun (but a little loud).

    Greg Maughan · November 10, 2014
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  • Jeffrey M.

    Really good flavors and food combinations. Try the chopped salad.

    Jeffrey Miller · July 9, 2015
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  • Ellie S.

    The best is having a bunch of people and doing a pizza draft... First pizza gone gets first draft pick next time!

    Ellie Siegel · November 6, 2010
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  • John E.

    Meh, not that great. Too loud, stale decor, the pizza was ok, but the service was excellent.

    John Easlea · April 20, 2013
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  • Chris M.

    Got the Quatro Formaggi, and it really good! Def recommend it!

    Chris Mcfadden · June 29, 2013
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Try the tartufo pizza, with egg, truffle, fontina and parmesan. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2011
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  • Victoria L.

    Don't skip dessert! The gelato and biscotti are great.

    Victoria Lam · January 29, 2012
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  • Charles B.

    Best pizza I've had outside of nyc. Get the Tartufo

    Charles B · April 18, 2010
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  • Visit Philly

    Grab one of the eight stools at the bar, so you can eye up your pizza as it's being made.

    Visit Philly · March 7, 2012
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  • Follow F.

    If they have the Basil gelato, don't miss it. It's very unique.

    Follow Foodie · August 6, 2011
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  • Nanci P.

    Must get the Tartufo- it is black truffle heaven!!!!

    Nanci Pietras · November 17, 2010
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  • Shoshana S.

    Really good pizza -- and the calamari was great too!

    Shoshana Schiller · November 2, 2009
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  • Patty T.

    The Tartuffo pizza is delicious - get it.

    Patty Tazalla · November 14, 2011
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  • Amaya C.

    broccoli rabe is "off the chain"! tastes healthy and indulgent at the same time.

    Amaya C. · July 17, 2010
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  • shawnelise t.

    Pistachio & tartuffo pizza were killer!

    shawnelise t · January 1, 2012
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  • Jason G.

    Try the Brussel sprout pizza.

    Jason Gibson · September 3, 2014
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  • Jeremy W.

    Every pizza I've had here. Stella-r place =)

    Jeremy Wick · November 29, 2014
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  • Pete D.

    Nutella gelato for dessert is a great ending

    Pete DiDonato · December 1, 2012
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  • Christine

    Try the sangria! Delish! 

    Christine · October 16, 2012
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  • Yolanda L.

    Having the vest pizza at Stella Rob our waiter is the best!

    Yolanda Lowe · September 27, 2011
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  • Dan

    Wood oven pizza and gelato. Life is beautiful.

    Dan · December 15, 2014
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  • Crystal

    Try one of the Italian soda cocktails!

    Crystal · April 15, 2012
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  • Eileen O.

    Get adventurous and try the Tartuffo - amazing!

    Eileen OBrien · October 10, 2010
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  • Gary W.

    Outstanding wood fired pizza!

    Gary Williams · May 12, 2013
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  • Chris P.

    Try the asparagus with sunny side egg

    Chris Policino · January 31, 2010
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