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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” (61 reviews)
“pasta purses” (4 reviews)
“risottos” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

We had five for dinner, our first time but not for two others. Cosy space, with a bit of a neighborhood feel. Service was friendly. Food was very good. We brought our own wine and they were gracious and the corkage fee was reasonable. I...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Better than I expected. The food was tasty ( I had "fall of the bone" delicious Osso Buco). The rooms are decorated with fun art, the crowd was lively but each of us could talk to one another easily. Parking was convenient. Dinner for six...More

Thank GeraldP1941
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Not often you peruse a menu and say to yourself I need to come back at least five times so I can sample all these extraordinary dishes... well we started off well with scaloppine vitello, osso bucco, beef stew on polenta and grilled chicken and...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I had a long layover and decided to go out of the airport for dinner. Stella Alpina is about 7 minutes away and has and deserve good ratings. The restaurant is quite small so do call and make a reservation. Their famous gnocchi food not...More

1  Thank gzau
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We've been to STELLA ALPINA many times. The appetizers are always the best. Always enjoy the main courses. My only complaint is the seating is too close together.

Thank gregmendell
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice local place, very good food and friendly staff. Bit expensive though, and smaller, so reservations recommended.

Thank John L
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Reading the reviews of this restaurant on this website, you may wonder "How could gnocchi be so good?" but, believe me, they are! Perfect in both taste and texture, the light, fluffy Asiago-filled pillows were enveloped in a don't-waste-a-drop sauce of butter, sage, and truffle...More

Thank PaminatorJ
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Decided to try something new for my husband's 45th. We invited some of his close friends and brought his mother. I am truly embarrassed about the entire evening. My mother in law has a walker and was told to "leave it in the car" as...More

3  Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I frequently stay near the San Francisco airport on my way to and from places. I am always so happy when I have time to catch the Burlingame Trolley and get myself to Stella Alpina for a great meal. It's about a 3-4 minute walk...More

Thank Molly P
Reviewed September 2, 2016

The food is oh so good but you really need to make reservations ahead of time. It is well worth it. Stella Alpina Osteria is a perfect place for a special event.

Thank BasqueinMillbrae
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: +1 650-347-5733
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