Stella Rossa Pizza in Santa Monica
Is it pretty darn good? for the westside, which is better this joint or pizzeria il fico, on robertson, both of which i believe recently opened within the past few months.
Also, is Stella Rossa in the same location as the now-defunct La Grande Orange on Main Street?
Main Street Cafe
12939 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
La Grande Orange Cafe
260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Haven't tried Stella Rosa yet, but it's next to M Street which used to be called Le Grande Orange. From what I hear, the owners parted ways, one of them taking the name with him, the other keeping the menu and the site.
Their morning buns are THE BEST and I've never had a freshly baked English muffin until I ate here.
Will report on Stella Rosa ASAP.
The pizza is quite good, but I didn't find it as mind-blowing as some other posters have reviewed.
My standing favorite on the westside is still Gjelina and Pitfire Pizza is a very acceptable quick/cheap alternative for me.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
couldn't disagree more about Pitfire AND about Gjelina; both of them are, imho, ok pizzas, but not anywhere near the bar that Stella Rosa sets.
Being a fan of Gjelina's food, in general, i pop in there whenever i can,
Still, i never bother ordering the pizza when i go there.