Pizza La Stella, thank you for giving me delicious pizza in downtown Raleigh. After having to deal with meh food and less than meh service from OTHER downtown pizza spots (i’m looking at you Z Pizza) i’m so glad I have a spot I can grab a seriously craveable pie!
I stopped in this really cold afternoon with a coworker, looking to try something new that would hopefully warm us up. I remember reading that Pizza La Stella is fast casual for lunch (maybe for dinner too? Not sure) so decided to use our hour to grab some pizza. First things first you place your order at the front. Right now it’s a fine spot but they need to move it in a bit when it gets busier (I imagine the line getting pretty congested in it’s current spot). After you order they give you a number and you find a spot/grab your drink.
First off bonus points for having Cheerwine! And vanilla flavor (even though it was out). I ordered the Sweet Cheezus (hahaha cheese pun) for $12.95 and it was gooooooood. The cheeses really complimented each other nicely and the size (I think around 12 inches) was perfect for lunch. My only note would be to request the garlic crushed on it. They come whole so I just crushed it myself, but i’ll keep it in mind for next time. My coworker got a salad and seemed to enjoy it.
Service was great as well, we were check on several times and our plates cleaned up for us right as we got ready to go. The food also came out VERY fast which is great for our strict hour lunch-limit. As we were finishing up we were even checked on by who I imagine was an owner or manager, a very nice man who asked us for feedback and thanked us for coming in!
All in all I will definitely be back. Everyone was so nice, the food was great and the value was perfect for what we received! Welcome to the neighborhood Pizza La Stella!