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Stella Alpina Osteria

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401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
650-347-5733
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant near SFO

We were staying at a hotel near the airport and I just didn't feel like driving all the way into San Francisco for dinner, yet still wanted a nice experience. This was a great choice. I had the pasta purses with pear. Delicious! and a little different. My daughter had the gnocci with pesto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Minneapolis
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were staying at a hotel near the airport and I just didn't feel like driving all the way into San Francisco for dinner, yet still wanted a nice experience. This was a great choice. I had the pasta purses with pear. Delicious! and a little different. My daughter had the gnocci with pesto and enjoyed it very much. Nice... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and the wine selection was impressive. The service and atmosphere were also great. Highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, MN
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We shared two lovely dishes...the gnocchi with white truffles and a risotto with brandy reduction and langoustine. Both dishes were very good. the gnocchi were lovely, light pillows of sweetness The risotto was good but way too expensive for the dish and not jaw-dropping as I would have hoped. We tried two wines to match and while both were good,... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The atmosphere was quite nice. The bread was delicious. The Caesar salad was one of the best I have had, and a generous helping of anchovies was brought upon request. The grilled Australian lamb chops were delicious as were the potatoes and vegetables. The sea bass tasted oddly and unpleasantly salty and not particularly fresh tasting. A glass of the... More 

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food here is good but I find it a little "rich". Prices are comparable with similar restaurants in the area. A reservation is advised.

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here with friends, enjoyed the service, decor is nice and food was on par! Will definitely come back. Wine selection was great too.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice Italian restaurant tucked away in downtown Burlingame. Excellent service. Risotto Cakes (appetizer) was very good, as were osso buco, pork tenderloin, grilled striped bass special and apple tart with vanilla gelato.

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Covington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Found myself traveling on Father's Day and staying near the San Francisco airport. Based on the Trip Advisor experience of others I decided to dine at Stella's. Terrific decision. Sat the bar and got the best service experience you could hope for. I knew i was at the right spot as soon as I spotted the hanging copper mugs ready... More 

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Cary NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Staying overnight at the SFO airport I checked TripAdvisor for Burlingame restaurants and came across excellent reviews for Stella Alpina. An impromptu drop in for an early Friday night dinner is probably not the smartest move but fortunately we were seated and proceeded to enjoy one of the best meals we had on the entire trip. Great suggestions from our... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have been to Stella Alpina for several times ranging from 5 people to 10 people. I can speak for everyone that every meal was excellent. We had a different server each time, and they were all excellent. The food was consistently great, cooked the way they should. Meat always get served what you ordered. No wonder this restaurant is... More 

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Additional Information about Stella Alpina Osteria

Address: 401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
Phone Number: 650-347-5733
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-347-5733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?