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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    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 birthday celebration

We attended a private luncheon/birthday celebration. Wait staff Billy and ?? were excellent and friendly. Best Gnocchi I've ever eaten with browned butter and truffle. Saffron Risotto was also excellent. Wine selection was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mrsrazzle
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illinois
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illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We attended a private luncheon/birthday celebration. Wait staff Billy and ?? were excellent and friendly. Best Gnocchi I've ever eaten with browned butter and truffle. Saffron Risotto was also excellent. Wine selection was good.

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San Francisco
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a regular for us when we want a special meal out in our neighborhood. Food is delicious, Italian. Nice wine list. Service and staff are always accommodating. Make reservations in advance. They fill up!

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South San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are looking for the real tasty Italian cuisine this is it. Fine dining not to be found in any chain restaurants. It really reminded me of Genoa with the gnocchi and truffle oil. Just the right amount.

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Burlingame, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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Burlingame, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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?