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Stella Alpina Osteria

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401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
+1 650-347-5733
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Burlingame, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely place. Staff was very attentive. We will be back for sure! Restaurant is small, so really think of reservations. Gnocchi were tasty, even if my homemade ones are better.

Thank Gabriel P
Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian Food. Truffle gnocchi are a must. Service is good for a full house. Patience has its own rewards. Very good wine list.

Thank Antonio G
New York City, New York
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468 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had five for dinner, our first time but not for two others. Cosy space, with a bit of a neighborhood feel. Service was friendly. Food was very good. We brought our own wine and they were gracious and the corkage fee was reasonable. I had a terrific fresh soup and large caprese salad, others had great fish entrees and... More 

Thank Douglas T
Los Gatos, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Better than I expected. The food was tasty ( I had "fall of the bone" delicious Osso Buco). The rooms are decorated with fun art, the crowd was lively but each of us could talk to one another easily. Parking was convenient. Dinner for six was $360 with food, drinks, gratuity and tax. ( you can do the arithmetic). I... More 

Thank GeraldP1941
Tappahannock, Virginia
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665 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Not often you peruse a menu and say to yourself I need to come back at least five times so I can sample all these extraordinary dishes... well we started off well with scaloppine vitello, osso bucco, beef stew on polenta and grilled chicken and everyone really enjoyed their dishes! You can tell they gave used high quality ingredients and... More 

Thank northernneckinn
San Diego, California
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614 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I had a long layover and decided to go out of the airport for dinner. Stella Alpina is about 7 minutes away and has and deserve good ratings. The restaurant is quite small so do call and make a reservation. Their famous gnocchi food not disappoint. I also enjoyed their salmon and pear tarts. Definitely a keeper

1 Thank gzau
Burlingame, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We've been to STELLA ALPINA many times. The appetizers are always the best. Always enjoy the main courses. My only complaint is the seating is too close together.

Thank gregmendell
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice local place, very good food and friendly staff. Bit expensive though, and smaller, so reservations recommended.

Thank John L
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Reading the reviews of this restaurant on this website, you may wonder "How could gnocchi be so good?" but, believe me, they are! Perfect in both taste and texture, the light, fluffy Asiago-filled pillows were enveloped in a don't-waste-a-drop sauce of butter, sage, and truffle oil. They were so good that we ordered a second plate after finishing off our... More 

Thank PaminatorJ
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Decided to try something new for my husband's 45th. We invited some of his close friends and brought his mother. I am truly embarrassed about the entire evening. My mother in law has a walker and was told to "leave it in the car" as there is not enough room in this restaurant for, get this, "things like that or... 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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, 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 94010-4094
  • 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?