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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (61 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great dinner and good service. Easy access to the restaurant and well priced for the location

Thank pastagolf
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gem in Burlingame. Crowded and a bit noisy with good energy. We started with a shared gnocchi that I wished I'd ordered as an entree. Five perfect, lightly-sauced gnocchi pillows...delicious! I went with the entree special of roast quail (mushroom stuffed, I believe) over mushroom/truffle...More

Thank Paul A P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great Burlingame neighborhood spot. Cozy little open venue on a corner with indoor and outdoor seating which is nice. In addition to having the Northern Italian standard pasta & meat dishes, they usually have great specials and tasty new options. Great place...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming spot with wonderful northern italian food. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Nice variety to menu and always extra specials of the night too.

Thank DGrewal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here several times for business dinners. The delicious food, nice wine list, and comfortable atmosphere (where you can actually hold a conversation with minimal noise) are perfect. I highly recommend the lasagna or the seafood dishes. Definitely put Osteria on your "go to"...More

Thank SDB-Viajero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us met for dinner here, each ordering a different combination of foods, and everyone raved about their meal. I had the Pollo alla "Calabrese," a dish that I make at home, but they make it much better! If you are staying near the...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a wonderful hidden gem of an Italian restaurant! Located on the lower level of a corner retail building, it is charming, warm and inviting. It has a cozy bar should you have to wait for your table. I have been there many times....More

1  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not our choice for restaurants but others wanted to go. Pros: None. I would rate Stella Alpina a "0" if I could. Cons: 1. Hostess was rude and impatient. 2. Sat us on the aisle across from the bar where people kept bumping us as...More

1  Thank DGRX
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Neighborhood restaurant, continental cuisine. Great for dates, special occasions or just dinner for two. Casually elegant, best for adults, based of menu.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Stella Alpina is a gem. Small and friendly, with a menu offering much more than most Italian joints. The staff is intelligent, friendly and attentive and knows their stuff re the food and wine. Our meal began with a wonderful soup of tomatoes and lentils...More

Thank Wazito
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Biglaugh | Reviewed this property |
They do not sell gift certificates. That lowers the value of their establishment and causes their servers to let with lower tips.
Paula P
16 July 2016|
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Response from trvlrz | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten at this restaurant on a Monday for dinner. I would recommend that you call ahead for a reservation.
17 September 2015|
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Response from lisa r | Reviewed this property |
One of the guests at our party needed gluten free and they were more than happy to accommodate them. I would suggest calling ahead to let them know of your special needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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