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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian in Burlingame

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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22 restaurant reviews
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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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A group of 8 celebrated graduation with dinner. Every single dish, from appetizers to soup, salad, and entrees was superb. What a find!

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illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?