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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4094
650-347-5733
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Ranked #2 of 149 restaurants in Burlingame
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Mateo, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stella Alpina is a great local gem, and by the crowd there on a chilly April evening you know why. Selections are varied, lots of special to confuse so many choices, excellent cocktails, and very attentive and pleasant, not stuffy service. The antipasti appetizer plate was excellent, and the veal milanese, gnocchi with sausage, chicken with olives and peppers and... More

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Interlochen, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. I am Italian and grew up in a town with a lot of great Italian food. I am VERY particular about Italian Cuisine. This was absolutely a 10 out of 10. Gnocchi literally the best I have ever had. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Get yourself a reservation and get there! Very close to SFO airport and hotels.

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Burlingame, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We go to this restaurant all the time. We feel like family. The food is wonderful. Service is outstanding. Just make sure you have a reservation.

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Burlingame, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is our "go to" restaurant when we're celebrating major, or even minor, events. We have been back many times. We also use a gift certificate for a night out for our kids that live in the area. We all love it!

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