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Last weekend, I went home for a quick weekend and had the chance to visit one of Philly’s newest hot food spots. Pizzeria Stella makes for a great addition to Philly’s already amazing food scene.
The style is a nice mix of New York coal/wood oven fired (think
Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn), Napoletana (Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix), and
CT style pizza (Pepe’s in New Haven). If you’re a fan of any of those
about mentioned pizza havens, you’ll probably be a fan of Stephen Starr’s newest Philly venture.

I had the chance to try four flavors:
Pepperoni, Sausage, Picante, and Pistachio. All were good, but the Pepperoni was the winner of the group with it’s mini cups of crispy pepperoni goodness. The cool thing about
Stella’s flavor options is the difference between the pizza flavors isn’t just a
matter of a change in the main topping (pepperoni, sausage, etc) but they
use varying combinations of cheeses depending on the flavors being
highlighted. The crust is EXCELLENT and consists of the perfect balance
of chewy and crispy. Go for the quality of pizza, not for the speed of service.

{photos by Oh Joy. see more photos here}


  1. Ah Philadelphia! I love this city to pieces. Even though is has a really high crime rate and I’m terrified to walk there alone at night, it will always be the city I grew up with. And there is nothing that compares to their food!

  2. I really liked their pizza, but the service was a little slow. Our first pizza took over 40 minutes to get to us. I didn’t get to try the risotto balls, but those looked great!
    This blog is great BTW! Food + design — what more could you want?

  3. Oh my gosh! I could eat pizza every other day. Really. And, that bottom pizza looks delicious. I also, like how the pizzas aren’t perfectly round. Makes my mouth water even more for some reason. I guess it’s the homemadeness of it.

  4. I currently live in Paris, supposedly the gastronomical capital of the world, but my heart remains in Philly where I grew up! I miss Philly eats!


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