OutsideStella Alpina Osteria opened in Burlingame, in May 2005, offering authentic, rustic Northern Italian cuisine from the Alps by business partners Alisa Ferrari and Chef Matteo Ferrari. The restaurant is focused on serving the delicious flavors from the mountain region of Northern Italy in a cozy and inviting setting. Stella is located at 401 Primrose Road in Burlingame, California. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly beginning at 5:00 pm and is available for private luncheons, dinners, catering and events. Please call 650-347-5733 for reservations.

InsideThe menu at Stella Alpina infuses the flavors of the Alps; including braised meats, risottos, pastas and ragus. Stella's signature dishes such as Veal Osso Buco over Mascarpone Polenta and Nonna's Housemade Potato Gnocchi are sure to leave customers wanting more. The menu also includes Northern Italian classic pasta dishes as well as other traditions from the Italian Alps. The restaurant offers a Full Bar and Italian & California Wines to complement the variety of meals.

Stella BarThe theme and décor of Stella is similar to a mountain inn from the Alps with warm colors on the walls, exposed dark wood beams and dark hardwood floors. As you enter Stella you are greeted by a beautiful bar to enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer. The restaurant has two dining rooms, holding up to 74 people as well as patio seating for 16. The restaurant can serve parties up to 85.

Born in Varallo Sesia, Italy, Chef Matteo Ferrari has more than 25 years' experience cooking world-class meals in restaurants locally, internationally, and even at sea for Princess Cruises for 14 years. Matteo began his career cooking in his Nonna's kitchen making gnocchi, later graduating from the Istituto Alberghiero "Pastore" at Varallo Sesia, and working professionally in restaurants in Tuscany, Northern Italy, Paris and London. For more details about the chef, please click here. For reservations or To-Go orders call Stella Alpina Osteria at 650-347-5733. The restaurant accepts all major credit cards.