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Stella Alpina Osteria

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401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
17:00 - 20:30
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San Diego, California
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669 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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 disappoint. I also enjoyed their salmon and pear tarts. Definitely a keeper

1 Thank gzau
Burlingame, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

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

Thank John L
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 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 oil. They were so good that we ordered a second plate after finishing off our... More 

Thank PaminatorJ
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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 there is not enough room in this restaurant for, get this, "things like that or... More 

3 Thank Biglaugh
Bellevue, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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 from the Trolley drop off point. Yes, the gnocchi are great, but there are many... More 

Thank Molly P
Millbrae, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 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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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I read the reviews before making a reservation. The reviews were mixed: Gnocchi great and service not so great. We wanted to try something new for a birthday celebration so we took the chance. The Appetizer Gnocchi is REALLY good, no joke. I would go back just for that alone. Our waiter was good too. The appetizer gnocchi is not... More 

Thank Savvy-Sailorette
Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have been to Stella Alpina Osteria a half dozen times when I am in SF for work. The "special" gnocchi is worth the trip. They are little bites of the highest gnocchi i have ever tasted, filled with truffle and garlic. Exquisite! I usually have the fish of the day, which is always beautifully prepared. A glass of wine... More 

Thank Marta Z
San Francisco
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is very good and Italian food is my favorite cuisine. Service is attentive and the surroundings are fine. Usually easy to park on the street.

Thank f-stoney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?