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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
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Ranked #2 of 149 Restaurants in Burlingame
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Tucked in an unassuming corner in Burlingame lies Stella Alpina. Out of the way in a city not known as a tourist destination, this Northern Italian eatery really delivers. The food feels authentic, true to form, and delicious. Many California restaurants, in their drive to be "creative," take too many liberties and end up with food that is "Italian inspired"... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stella was recommended by a fellow "foodie" and he was dead on with his kudos. I dine there whenever I travel through SFO. I begin with one of the many wines on their list and then my dinner usually consists of soup then pasta, risotto or gnocci, followed by fish or meat . I always close with the Stella salad... More

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San Mateo, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This restaurant is underneath a corner building and down a half a level from the street, so a little hard to see. The food and the service are excellent. And the wine list also was excellent. For starters, we shared an antipasto plate and gnocchi, wonderful. I had the Breast of Chicken Calabrese, ate every bite. Ordered cremini mushrooms on... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've gone here a few times when in town on business and it always delivers as a place to take people you want to impress with fine dining.

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San Mateo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a long time Burlingame dining spot, well known for their Gnocchi, and it is delicious we ordered as an appetizer for 4 just a taste and that was perfect. It is very rich. The Osso Buca was very well prepared with excellent sauce, Spaghetti and meatball also good, the Sea Bass and Veal were all satisfying. They also... More

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Monrovia, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

In Burlingame (from Los Angeles) for a conference, staying at the nearby Hyatt. Went here with my boss and colleagues - 4 of us. My boss dined here the previous night (Saturday, August 2) and she liked it so much she returned with three of us Sunday the 3rd. We started with a special gnocchi appetiser. Two orders, split among... More

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Willits, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The restaurant wAs Packed and we sat at bar. Bartender Great. Drinks great. Food Delicious. Nothing more to add but Fabulous!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Overnight stay before flight out of SFO looking on TA for place to eat and this sounded good and proved to be excellent. Great food and service. Had salad de la Casa, gnocchi, and the sole, all expertly prepared & presented. Would definitely return.

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Burlingame, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If I could I would eat here all the time. Two thumbs up starting from the food, service and ambiance.

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Atherton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great, classical Italian cuisine in a homey welcoming place. Who woulda thunk it!! The food is the highlight. Very tasty and well-prepared. Nice winelist and okay to bring your own. Caring and attentive waitstaff and ownership.

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