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Stella Alpina Osteria

401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
+1 650-347-5733
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (60 reviews)
“pasta purses” (3 reviews)
“risottos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 20:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
401 Primrose Rd, Lbby LBBY, Burlingame, CA 94010-4009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good food, and a nice atmosphere - however, it can get a bit crowded in the evenings and the spacing between tables is a bit on the tight side. Good food

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Best upscale food in town. Which doesn't mean that there are tons of towns 10 minutes away with better restaurants. This place is a bit cramped but it's comfortable enough. Good wine list, especially Italian. Try the nocchi with truffles - to die for. Not...More

Thank Javier E
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Server was personable and very attentive to the diners' interests. Gnocchi is excellent. Scallops too on the lemon risotto. Here is your helpful hint: Parking can often be found near the library.

Thank PhultonPhorever
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stella Osteria Alpina takes reservations which is great since they are always busy with large groups ( 12 people ) and the space is limited. We had the gnocchi for appetizer which comes with a delicious sage sauce. It was even divided into two plates....More

Thank aga57
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The gnocchi are truly amazing. I am not a gnocchi fan (except those in Italy) but these were the right texture and the flavor was outstanding. I would travel here just to eat them!! Do not forego the opportunity....More

Thank Joan F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I live in CT. How to I order a gift certificate for my children?
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
Are you open on Mondays?
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.
Do you have menu items that can accommodate a guest who requires gluten-free food options?
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, 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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