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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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I dine out pretty often given my families love for going out and exploring and the entertaining required for my job. I have found myself at many Italian restaurants across the Bay Area (and in New York City as well) and one of my favorites on the Peninsula is Stella Alpina. I have been there over 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
pmostsf
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dine out pretty often given my families love for going out and exploring and the entertaining required for my job. I have found myself at many Italian restaurants across the Bay Area (and in New York City as well) and one of my favorites on the Peninsula is Stella Alpina. I have been there over 5 times. They have... More 

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SF Bay Area
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all love this place - food is fab, great wine list, service is good and it has a nice atmosphere. The truffle gnocchi is to die for! We go here for birthdays, anniversaries and any other excuse we can think of. Don't be too afraid if you have to sit outside - the heaters really work! Parking is usually... More 

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Thank francesmc
Burlingame, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stella has always been a family favorite and they typically do a good job. Its just that it has gotten kinda boring. Menu NEVER changes. I get that you don't need to fix what isn't broken, however, this menu is like a sedative, it will put you to sleep.

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Thank cflynnl
San Mateo, California
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Romantic, lovely and intimate atmosphere. Great place for a romantic dinner. Definitely order the truffle gnocchi. It's a perennial favorite. It's rich - so, plan to split with a friend. Try to avoid sitting outside in the fall/winter. Even though they bill the heat lamps (abundant), it was pretty chilly out there.

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Thank LCD425
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by the hotel and they did not disappoint. Great smaller Italian styled restaurant with wonderful service. The staff treated us like family. A wide variety of apps, wine and main courses. All of our plates were finished and we left full. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Bill H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We came here for Christmas Eve dinner. They had a prixfixe menu with soup, salad, appetizer, a choice between 5 main dishes & dessert. We've been here before & the food never disappoints us. The appetizer gnocchi with white truffle sauce is outstanding.

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Thank Sheri S
Burlingame, CA
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We don't get to eat here often. but it never disappoints. The wait staff are always great. This time we had Jonathan. He anticipated our needs and suggested a wonderful bottle of wine for my wife who is very picky.

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Thank radmarc
San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a problem with being over charged for what we ate, and the manager stepped in. Instead of diffusing the situation and being reasonable she spoke to us in a very disrespectful way and was very unreasonable. The quality of the food is good, but be aware that if there is any problems that that will likely not go... More 

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San Mateo, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We visit this restaurant frequently and always have great experiences. The food is consistently good and the service is great without being obvious. We highly recommend this place.

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Thank JudyO27
San Mateo, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food is excellent and service top end. It is very difficult to secure reservations as it always full. The tables are all very close together it is cozy!

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