Stella Barra

Pizza in Santa Monica

One of our favorite places on Main, it does a white pizza loaded with crispy kale, and another with prosciutto and egg on a bed of mozzarella and Gruyère. It makes its own pork sausage and the salads are tasty. Even the breakfast pizzas work. So do the $5 bloodies.

The sleek but atmospherically lit interior, rectangular island bar and fun-loving staff lure a great weekend and after-work crowd, especially if there's a big game on.