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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
Really good Italian food!

This cozy and warm restaurant is located in a quaint neighborhood of downtown Burlingame. So far, I have never disappointed with their food from appetizers to deserts. Everything is well prepared with care. Their wait stuff is friendly and very attentive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Hidemi L
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Burlingame, California
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Burlingame, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This cozy and warm restaurant is located in a quaint neighborhood of downtown Burlingame. So far, I have never disappointed with their food from appetizers to deserts. Everything is well prepared with care. Their wait stuff is friendly and very attentive.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great service...wonderful food. The kind of "neighborhood place" that everyone should have near them

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great local restaurant! We love it here and the food is AMAZING!! The pasta is delicious, they change the menu frequently but are always willing to accommodate you If able. Great cocktails and super fun desserts!! This is s great place for casual and fancy celebrations. Always leave here feeling we had a great meal!

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We loved this place. The food was very tasty and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere in the restaurant was also great. I walk by here every night and it is always packed. Will definitely be returning.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were a party of five and shared a couple of Entrees as starters While the Carpaccio was ok, the Gnocchi were good and the Fiocchi were great! A delicious dish. Then we had the steak, which was good as well, and accompanied with a good red wine, this was a great dinner with a great setting for a business... More 

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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209 reviews 209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Excellent real Italian cuisine, superb wine list, very good service in very small space in hip town. Literally nothing negative about this spot, have been 2-3 times and each time the food, the wines, the service - and the bills - have been tops!

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Burlingame, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

hadn't eaten here for a few years, and decided to try it again. it was a big disappointment, and has grown a bit long in the tooth. for starters, the waitress was lovely, but largely incompetent. the dishes were small and not very memorable, and the prices were aggressive. theres much better eating in Burlingame and San Mateo county in... More 

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Eastern US
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had dinner with friends on Friday night and the staff was a bit short with us and others and rushed people a bit. The truffle gnocchi appetizer is amazing, the rest of the food was good but not outstanding. The arugula salad with truffle oil was way overpowered by the truffle oil. The wine list was OK but a... More 

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Grove City
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I can't begin to share the enthusiasm and appreciation I have for this fine restaurant. Without a reservation, three of us were seated within five minutes on a busy weekday evening. We sat in the intimate outdoor patio, sipped on fine wine and enjoyed incredible service and outstanding food. I enjoyed calamari appetizer and a delicious fettucine alfredo. I've been... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visted Stella Alpina Osteria while on vacation in CA. The food was some of the best around, we came to celebrate my fiance's birthday, not only did we have a lot of fun but the food was amazing! Truffle Gnocchi was the appetizer special and I almost cried when we finished it, that good!! The service was awesome, our server... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?