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Stella Alpina Osteria

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401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Belmont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I love this restaurant. It is the best Italian restaurant in the San Mateo county area. Chef Mateo Ferrari is from the Northern part of Italy and he bring all the flavors of Northern Italy. It is difficult to get in and would highly recommend reservations several weeks out. Bon Appetit

Thank pekalo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have dined here on multiple occasions, both in groups and as a couple. It is always a pleasant experience. Food is fresh and well prepared, service is attentive and the atmosphere is nice. One of the best italian food options in the bay area.

Thank Victoria L
San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

excellent Italian food. Pastas, fish and wonderful service. Hard to get a reservation. Forget about it at the last minute. It's a very popular place!

Thank Judith E
Redwood City, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the dining area below street level you're not needlessly entertained by the traffic comings and goings. One feels cozily isolated at the semi-cramped indoor tables while there's a bit more elbow room outside. But I digress. The food is uniformly excellent without being ostentatious or over the top. The staff is pleasant and professional and will engage you in... More 

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Burlingame, California
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with friends for dinner on a Friday night. Seated outdoors it was very pleasant. Our dishes were well prepared and we were not rushed at all. Wine service was well done and glasses perfect. $25 corkage was a bit high. One downer was the table next to us was a group of 18 and we could not talk... More 

Thank TheBel
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Stella on 'Bay Area Check Please show on PBS" and although it was a bit of a hike from San Fran we tried it. It was wonderful, we had a brief wait to get in and then had a lovely table in the main room. Started with a well done Martini and Cosmo and then beautiful burrata and... More 

Thank charlesj18
Atherton, California, United States
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to dinner at Stella Alpina Osteria on Saturday night because one of the other couples insisted on going there. They saw several people they knew, so it is clearly an in place for the Hillsborough-Burlingame crowed. However, the atmosphere is crowded, almost claustrophobic, the food is average and the service is not exceptional. I frankly prefer Il Fornaio... More 

Thank Alan M
Redwood City, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here at least once a month and everything on the menu is delicious. Service is good and it's only moderately noisey. Only wish was some variety as even the nightly specials are a limited rotating few dishes. Would be nice if this great chef introduced some new tastes!

Thank Kate197065
San Francisco
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The delicious food here was perfectly prepared. We had a large party, ordering many different dishes. I tried several and all were superb. The gnocchi with truffles and the freshly prepared ravioli with spinach and ricotta were extraordinary. I had fish-tasty and perfectly cooked. The service was attentive- but we waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive! If... More 

Burlingame, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stella Alpina Osteria is a solid restaurant in Bgame. I've been there several times. The gnocchi in butter, is well.. Delicious and so satisfying. I had halibut which was perfectly done. This happened to be a shower and the fact there was at least 20 of us, the food was really really good. Timing is tricky with large groups. No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 650-347-5733

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