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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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Superb Italian food

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!

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
MikeandSarah
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San Juan Islands, Washington
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Juan Islands, Washington
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Denver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great atmosphere and welcoming staff. The gnocchi with truffle appetizer was absolutely amazing and I would gladly go back just for that. Pork tenderloin was also very good. Too many good options to choose from and I did not go wrong. Will return if my business brings me back this was. Pleasantly surprised at this hidden gem in my constant... More 

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Andover
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As a road warrior and former restaurant guy who needs a good meal, I find it increasingly difficult to dine well when I'm out of a major city. With a bit a research, I came across this gem in Burlingame. I was greeted by the owner, waited on by a server who knew both the menu and the wine list,... More 

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San Mateo, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is my husband's favorite place. He always orders chicken parmesan. I tried veal scallopini, veal shank, seafood pasta, mushroom risotto and prawn risotto. All are great. This is THE place out of northern italy! Pleasant environment, and friendly staff.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been there twice and have always enjoyed the food. It was crowded with regulars, so it was a good indication that the food is good. Prompt and attentive service. I noted that there were people waiting for tables, so we tried to not linger after the dessert.

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Burlingame, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food, a small little place, in Burlingame, which is nice ! Busy on the weekend, from what I have observed. Nice place for a special dinner occasion, but not really designed for large parties. Still though, a nice meal, cozy and nice.

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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?