This is one of Stephen Starr's more downmarket eateries, a noisy, crowded pizzeria overlooking the north end of Headhouse Square, just off South Street. There are a handful of apps (true Italian ones, like arancini rice balls, grilled octopus, and polpette meatballs), salads, and pasta dishes, but this place is really all about the pizza, thin-crust pies with toppings both classic and clever (capicola, pine nuts, smoked mozzarella, and so on). Stella delights in its odd touches. Prosecco (Italian bubbly) comes in juice glasses, and one of the gelato flavors is olive oil. (I've tried that. Let's just say it wasn't as bad as the foie gras gelato I once sampled in New York.)
420 S. 2nd St. (at Lombard Street)
Our Rating Neighborhood Society Hill Hours Mon-Thurs 11:30am–10pm, Fri 11:30am–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–10pm Transportation
Bus: 12, 40, 57Phone 215/320-8000 Prices
Pizzas $11–$19Cuisine Type Pizza Web site Pizzeria Stella
Map420 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia
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