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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (64 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was to-die-for good at this place. The Gnocchi was the best I ever had in the United States and so was the Osso Bucco. An excellent wine menu completes the picture. Go there - you will not be disappointed!

Thank Spencer S
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Met with family for dinner. Literally everything that was ordered was fantastic. We all shared bites. I had a special that they were offering. Roasted quail stuffed with mushrooms over risotto in a super rich cream sauce and finished it out with a dessert drink....More

Thank JessicaR891
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing my family has eaten at this place a hand full of times never a bad meal. Our favorites so far. Gnocchi di Patate "Nonna Nilla" this dish is a crowd pleaser. Grilled filet of beef tender and juicy Osso Buco braised...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We love this restaurant. A reservation in advanced is advised. The appetizers are tasty, mai. Course delicious and excellent Tiramisu!

Thank Lindarosee
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We eat here quite often and have never been disappointed. The food is good and they have a great staff and good service. I usually get fish but I have it plain grilled and they do it well. It’s the only place I would go...More

1  Thank carmelag
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This is a small restaurant, you walk downstairs to a small bar and crowded tables. They don't have the equipment to store wines properly (that was what I was told) We stopped going there because the servers are not warm and fuzzy and they are...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Be sure to have the gnocchi starter they will suggest, it is truly amazing. You probably will love whatever you choose on this menu, and have a fantastic meal. However you might not feel it is a relaxing restaurant experience. The place is small and...More

Thank etd2015
Reviewed January 21, 2018

In true Italian style, it's about the food. The menu is consistently good. I have yet to be disappointed. Don't leave without trying their specialty... the truffle gnocchi.

Thank Nello F
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We met for a quiet dinner between holidays. The food was as always, outstanding and the service impeccable.

Thank JudyO27
Reviewed December 28, 2017

My wife has come here several before and always love it, So this holiday we have our whole family of six come here for dinner. The place is not very big and is located on a street corner slightly below street level. The seating is...More

2  Thank LakeviewMan
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November 26, 2016|
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Response from Biglaugh | Reviewed this property |
They do not sell gift certificates. That lowers the value of their establishment and causes their servers to let with lower tips.
Paula P
July 16, 2016|
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Response from trvlrz | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten at this restaurant on a Monday for dinner. I would recommend that you call ahead for a reservation.
September 16, 2015|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
One of the guests at our party needed gluten free and they were more than happy to accommodate them. I would suggest calling ahead to let them know of your special needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-347-5733
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