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Stella Alpina Osteria

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401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Redwood City, California
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I eat here at least once a month and everything on the menu is delicious. Service is good and it's only moderately noisey. Only wish was some variety as even the nightly specials are a limited rotating few dishes. Would be nice if this great chef introduced some new tastes!

Thank Kate197065
San Francisco
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The delicious food here was perfectly prepared. We had a large party, ordering many different dishes. I tried several and all were superb. The gnocchi with truffles and the freshly prepared ravioli with spinach and ricotta were extraordinary. I had fish-tasty and perfectly cooked. The service was attentive- but we waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive! If... More 

Burlingame, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stella Alpina Osteria is a solid restaurant in Bgame. I've been there several times. The gnocchi in butter, is well.. Delicious and so satisfying. I had halibut which was perfectly done. This happened to be a shower and the fact there was at least 20 of us, the food was really really good. Timing is tricky with large groups. No... More 

Thank Rubieskye
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visit often (every 3 months or so)...it is consistently excellent, with friendly servers, a great menu and comfortable atmospher.

Thank Tony J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I love this little gem in Burlingame. Except for the sign, the restaurant is just a little below ground which adds to its charm. Bring your appetite if you plan to have the Osso Buco. If you eat this at the bar, it will look like you're eating in 3D. I always wind up having the Gnocchi or as I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Have eaten here five times in last year or so- have enjoyed each visit as has everyone with me. Casual, low key, relatively quiet atmosphere. Excellent food. The gnocchi app,, Bibb salad, the pear/asagio pasta ( try adding ham), deserts are faves. Nice wine list. Service is attentive and friendly. Like a lot of area restaurants, pretty convenient to 101.... More 

Thank Tom K
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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210 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This quaint, little restaurant features excellent and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Breads, appetizers, pasta dishes and risottos are all fantastic. We will absolutely return on our next trip to the area.

Thank Anne G
Bokaro Steel City, India
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Traveling to this place was an awesome experience. This place is really meant to be paradise. I bet that you won't regret if you get to this place once.

Thank rahulkumargupta19
Edwards, MS
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening at Stella Alpina. We started with the Gnocchi special. It was interesting but not something we personally would order again. The caprese salad and the escargot were good as were our entrees - the risotto special and the filet. Service was excellent. But be advised that the food is very rich - heavy - sauces, etc.... More 

Thank csings
Burlingame, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Amazing food, fabulous cocktails and wine list and staff that treats you like special family defines Stella Alpina. Start with any cocktail from their amazing bartender, add the black truffle gnocchi and you will believe you have gone to Heaven! Follow up with the fish special, pasta special or their sirloin lasagna and you will be planning your next visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-347-5733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?