Been dying to go to Stella since I heard about it a few years ago. Stella is Stephen Starr’s version of a Wood Oven Pizza place. What does that even mean? For those of you unfamiliar with Stephen Starr’s restaurants… it means a fabulous funky-yet comfortable atmosphere with decor fully committed to the theme (in this case- pizza), a great menu with yummy food and delicious but expensive drinks. Does that sorta cover it?
Several people have recommended Stella to me, calling it their favorite pizza place. It was really REALLY good! Two of the people who have been raving to me about Stella all these years is Allie (from All I Eat Food) and Jay (her once very picky eater boyfriend).
Allie and Jay are two of our very close friends and favorite people to go out to eat with. Jay and Dave give into our foodie/blogger “big eyes” and let us order whatever we want 🙂 It’s always so fun!
We started our night out with some wine and beer. We ordered the Arancini & Chopped Salad for starters.
Three pizzas was the perfect amount for us piggies to share, so we ordered:
#3 Piccante- capicola, crushed red pepper, aged provolone, tomato
#4 Sausage- wood roasted sausage, long hot pesto, mozzarella, tomato
and the “Bianca”, Jay’s favorite, an off-menu white pizza with some fresh herbs
Everything was delicious, especially the pizzas. We devoured the Arancini and salad within just a couple of minutes and the pizza came soon after, piping hot. The four of us ate every. single. slice. I told you… piggies. Yup.
Okay, now go… enjoy some pizza food porn.
We also went to an AWESOME German Bar called Brauhaus Schmitz afterwards for some more beer and fun times. I wished we were hungry because their food looks great too. We stuck to some beers recommended by the bartender who seemed to be entertained by our antics.
Allie & Beth with more than one drink = always a fun time. Hehe!
One last Stella reference, i SWEAR…