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3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
650-854-4004
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Alpine, Schmalpine! This will be Rossotti's forever!

This wild west-style (and perhaps -era) road house has graced the hills above Stanford for well over 100 years. Tripadvisor calls is the "Alpine Inn". Its facade calls it the Alpine Beer Garden. But for generations upon untold generations of Californians and Stanford students, it'll forever be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Piedmont, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This wild west-style (and perhaps -era) road house has graced the hills above Stanford for well over 100 years. Tripadvisor calls is the "Alpine Inn". Its facade calls it the Alpine Beer Garden. But for generations upon untold generations of Californians and Stanford students, it'll forever be just "Rossotti's" -- or Zott's -- a colorful place of deeply carved picnic... More 

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Woodside, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been coming here for several years. Recent changes have been made in the menu, taking credit cards and having disks that notify you when your order is ready, I had the teriyaki chicken sandwich and it was very good. Of course, the beer that goes along with it is always good. The atmosphere is pretty much the same... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had an great family outing and found out that the first email ever sent was from here. Delicious burgers and old school atmosphere. Super awesome!

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After running the 5k, 10kSummer Scamper at Stanfird University, my best time ever, family brought the 2 Dads here. This is an old insitution around here, and they now take credit cards! A place or everyone - sit inside or out. Lots of tables, umbrellas Sun or shade your choice. Basic fare hamburgers, hot dogs grilled cheese and great fries... More 

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Campbell, California
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This little old wooden hut is a real fun place to go to. A typical greasy spoon café. perfect location for a burger. Nothing fancy and there is a nice garden area to sit outside in the sunshine.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My Son ate here today, He has been sick with Montazummas Revenge all Afternoon. Don't Eat here anymore. Change of Ownership reflects the Quality of Cheap Day Old Hamburger. Go to the Dutch Goose instead.

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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Obviously under "new management " Ordered a standard burger it was way not the quality of beef I remember, small and greasy, the in look only French bun was not toasted on grill as its traditionally done there.. Service was inattentive at best.. Oh well, not just a few things have changed from early 70's when a bunch of us... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped by after a motorcycle ride to sit in the sun and enjoy one of the best homemade burgers in the bay area! Nice outside eating area and great food.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were in town for my husbands 35th college reunion and he wanted to take me to one of his old hangout spots "Zotts" / "rossotti's. It was an interesting experience. We sat at the original graffiti carved picnic tables inside while we waited for our food. It was interesting to watch the patrons. We got a couple of draft... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As many reviews state, Risotti's / Alpine Inn was a roadhouse in the classic sense of the word. While that fact that the area has become family-friendly, and thus the business needs to as well, 'Zotts is best known as a watering hole for the (now former) counter culture back in the '60's. A place where the 'Dead, Cream, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3915 Alpine Rd, (at Arastradero Rd.), Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Portola Valley
  • Phone Number: 650-854-4004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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