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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (63 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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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

Thank ULeadWillFollow
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We were a party of two and we had the Caesar and Stella salads as appetizers. They were both very well done. For our main courses we both picked the Gnocchi and it was simply amazing, yes amazing!

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A great small restaurant, with a cozy feel. Most importantly, the food is consistently good and in a great location. Burlingame has more parking than people think, you just have to drive one streeet of the main drags and you will find this restaurant conveniently...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This spot is always so highly recommended but almost every time I visit I am underwhelmed. The service is inconsistent as well as the quality of the preparation. Not a place for kids, which can be nice if seeking a quiet meal with a formal...More

Thank mcmanzotartan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We make it a priority to make reservations here each and every time we visit. The restaurant is intimate. The food is seasonal and excellent. The wine list is first rate and reasonable. Service superb.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Stella Alpina is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere! The food is northern Italian, so while they do have (award-winning) red sauce and chicken parm, there are so many interesting dishes you won't find anywhere else. Their brown butter and sage truffle gnocchi is one...More

Thank Elisabeth G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have eaten at Stella Alpina Osteria a number of times and the food, service and atmosphere have always been excellent. And the prices, though not cheap, are definitely more than fair for what you get.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is our favorite local spot for a quiet night out without the kids. Terrific food and good service every time. We particularly like the burrata caprese and the orecchiette.

Thank travelgal726
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We went with a large group and ordered family style small plates - everything was delicious. We had some food restrictions and the staff worked with us to provide those that needed it with a modified course. The gnocchi with pesto was absolutely fantastic -...More

Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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