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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Burlingame neighborhood spot. Cozy little open venue on a corner with indoor and outdoor seating which is nice. In addition to having the Northern Italian standard pasta & meat dishes, they usually have great specials and tasty new options. Great place...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming spot with wonderful northern italian food. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Nice variety to menu and always extra specials of the night too.

Thank DGrewal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times for business dinners. The delicious food, nice wine list, and comfortable atmosphere (where you can actually hold a conversation with minimal noise) are perfect. I highly recommend the lasagna or the seafood dishes. Definitely put Osteria on your "go to"...More

Thank SDB-Viajero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us met for dinner here, each ordering a different combination of foods, and everyone raved about their meal. I had the Pollo alla "Calabrese," a dish that I make at home, but they make it much better! If you are staying near the...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a wonderful hidden gem of an Italian restaurant! Located on the lower level of a corner retail building, it is charming, warm and inviting. It has a cozy bar should you have to wait for your table. I have been there many times....More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not our choice for restaurants but others wanted to go. Pros: None. I would rate Stella Alpina a "0" if I could. Cons: 1. Hostess was rude and impatient. 2. Sat us on the aisle across from the bar where people kept bumping us as...More

Thank DGRX
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Neighborhood restaurant, continental cuisine. Great for dates, special occasions or just dinner for two. Casually elegant, best for adults, based of menu.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Stella Alpina is a gem. Small and friendly, with a menu offering much more than most Italian joints. The staff is intelligent, friendly and attentive and knows their stuff re the food and wine. Our meal began with a wonderful soup of tomatoes and lentils...More

Thank Wazito
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for a dinner for two, family and friends and out of town guests! Great Italian food and wonderful servers! Lovely to sit outside for a casual meal.

Thank bniniss
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is our go-to place for Northern Italian. We practically know the servers, and receiving staff. The chef knows his classics. His wine selection is excellent and apropos to his menu. We're there often enough, we even walk in at 5:00 p.m. some days to...More

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27 November 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
16 July 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.
17 September 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
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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