We had a wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience at Rocca. It was an anniversary celebration and the folks at Rocca made it special for us. It's one of our favorite restaurants. The food was terrific as always and the service was great.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
You will always enjoy Roccas!
We ate there around 8 and the restaurant was packed.Rocca's has an excellent menu with many choices. Because I have eatenThere many times, I have tried different items all excellent.Our guests had never been and were impressed.Salmon, the nights Ahi special, roast chicken, mixed seafood pasta all excellent.Also love the focaccia and garlic balsamic. One of the owners HadjiStopped to say hello even when he was very busy helpingServe tables. Excellent food, service and friendly ambiance.Roccas is always at the top of my list for The Peninsula
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again Rocca's service
Once again Rocca's service and food was wonderful! It made the evening complete!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
An excellent find!
I took a group of nine (originally 12) to dinner for my mother's 70th birthday. I went there on the recommendation of a co-worker who lives in Burlingame. The people who own/work in the restaurant are very gracious and very patient. We had a couple of people in our party who couldn't eat certain things and the restaurant was very accomodating of special requests. The waiter suggested an excellent seafood pasta for me with mussels, fish and prawns as an alternative to the crab-stuffed lemon risotto, which they were out of. I'll definately be returning to try to get that dish. The alternative dish was excellent and a little spicy. The service was top notch. Better than I have had in many restaurants that were far more expensive.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent experience
My wife and I have a Friday night date tradition, and with a choice of all the restaurants in the mid-Peninsula area, we always seem to find ourselves back at Rocca. This is a family run restaurant with a difference: consistently excellent food, always served fresh and hot, attentive service, a nice wine list with remarkably good finds starting around $30. Of special note is the seafood and anything with the chef's special spicy marinara! The ambiance is lively because Rocca is always packed, but not so loud as to be obnoxious. Enjoy!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Italian Fare
Always a great dining experience at Rocca. Our family went for Easter lunch, and it was delicious. Excellent menu and wine list. Friendly and attentive service too. Perfect for a romantic evening, as well as special occasions and holidays. We'll definitely return.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an excellent server
We had an excellent server and the lamb shanks was superb.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot in Burlingame.
Great spot in Burlingame. Enjoyable for our group of 3. My first time. Was a recommendation from a friend
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group celebration
We had a group celebration dinner - food and environment were both excellent!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid Player, without the "scene"
Hosted a dinner party there. Was upstairs, plenty of room. Nice food, prep was nice, flexible for some kids meals, and decent value for the quality of the food and atmosphere. It was my first time, but other guests had been there frequently (more of a Burlingame Ave. than Broadway crowd), but were happy to eat there. So overall a solid experience and will go back for just the two of us.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The people who work here really
The people who work here really take care of their patrons.The food is very good with the salmon and ribeye topping the list.Great neighborhood spot that has only gotten better since opening.Can't say eough about the friendly and efficient service. They care!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very nice.
Everything was very nice. Our table was ready when we arrived and the food and service was very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Charmer!
Nice surprise, this little gem in Burlingame. We live in the north Bay and do not know the Peninsula restaurants very well. A friend recommended it b/c we were meeting a friend who had traveled from Fiji and she wanted some decent Italian food. Rocca did not disappoint. They had to ask us to move tables mid-meal b/c they had a large group coming in. We moved and they comped us glasses of prosecco. Nice touch. Very pleasant wait staff and delicious food.
We would definitely go again - with the friend who recommended it.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for mother's day
We went for mother's day brunch. The food was good with nice sized portions. They could have actually been a tiny bit smaller and still been OK, but no real complaint there. It is a relaxing atmosphere with very attentive (but not intrusive) service. While our meal was an early one with our 9 year old son I could easily see this being a good place for a romantic date later in the evening.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food
This was my first visit there and my husband and my mother and I had a terrific dinner....better than Joe's of Westlake. I love veal scalloppini and I usually have it in whatever Italian restaurant we go to...but that has changed for me...now I'm only going to get it here...it was amazing. The caprese salad and the calamari were terrific too. The calamari had a spicy red sauce and a white sauce had a real kick to it too. (wasn't expecting that from the white sauce...was expecting tartar sauce). The rigatoni that my mom had was thoroughly enjoyed and my husband loved his halibut (one of the special the night we were there). The dessert was yummy too. We are definitely going back there more often.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great find so close
What a great find so close to sfo. It's less than 5 minutes from the airport. Absolutely great food. Well worth having to back through security at the airport if you have time.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff was very attentive.
The wait staff was very attentive. The rack of lamb was very nice. Grilled Ahi tuna was outstanding.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Rocca to celebrate my birthday. It is always good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
good italian food
Located in Burlingame not far from the airport. We tr y and eat here when flying out of san francisco. very convenient to many hotels located minutes from the airport. parking may be a bit tough but food is definitely worth the walk, tables are neat and their wine list is typical California. never a bad meal and their veal is special.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wood burning oven and grill.
Pastas and pizzas are exceptional. Good bartenders and service. Shares a kitchen with Quince.
6/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant. I
I love this restaurant. I had the tube pasta with broccoli and it tasted al dente!. The foccacia was great as the side bread and their crab cakesas appetizer was really awesome. I would come back here again!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and Service
Every time we dine at Rocca, we are greeted with enthusiasm. The food is presented and served well. My wife was born in Italy and is very picky about the Italian restaurants we go to. This is her favorite, as she says it is not Americanized Italian food, it is genuine and very good.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian hospitality
Rocca has become one of our favorite restaurants. My husband and I eat out seldom. When we do Rocca comes to mind.. Great food, service and nightly specials. Superb all around. Plus they have a wonderful upper level for group gatherings, such as showers, graduations, etc. a truly great dining experience every time.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Winner!!
Again , my friend, Helen, and I enjoyed a superb dinner.....salmon...with great service from Jennifer.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rocca is a GEM
Love their fresh salads, friendly wait staff and comfortable, clean surroundings. Thanks and KEEP IT UP!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't wait to go back. Every bite was a like a perfect moment.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good service
Parking was easy. Guess that's because the street parking has a 1hr time limit. (the green meters have less than an hour.) Most of us had the liguine clams (choice of white or red sauce) Lost of clams, and they tasted fresh. Very good overall. Restuarant was relatively empty. Not much of a weekday lunch time crowd, so this is a good restaurant for informal meetings, discussion.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian in Burlingame
We came here for a friend's birthday dinner. The friend has been to Italty a few times and really likes this neighborhoor gem. The food and service was overall good. I probably will come back in the near future.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed everything about this place. The staff was friendly, the food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was charming. Everyone around us seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was. I would definitely return if ever in that area again and will recommend it to everyone that stays near the San Francisco airport over night.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, ambiance was
Food was great, ambiance was perfect, my wife and I enjoyed out experience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all of our friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservation for 7:45 PM but they were out of the crab stuffed shrimped when I got there. Opted for shrimp & scallop linguini. Tired of salad this week; ordered cream of artichoke soup, house merlot which was Salmon Creek, I think, nice smokey aroma. Not ideal pairings, but I like what I like. All came with bread and olive oil/basalmic/pesto dipping mixture. Everything served piping hot, which is rare, and much appreciated. Shrimp were a little small, scallops were tiny, but both very fresh & properly cooked. Found myself spooning basalmic & pesto out of the bread dip onto my pasta because I occassionally crave the richer creamier dishes, but end up wishing I had ordered something with a red sauce on the spicier side. Good prompt service.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful food; nice bar & great wine list. Warm decor. Superb service.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here a number of times and this restaurant has never disappointed me. The food is excellent and the service is
exceptional. Will mark this as one of my favorite dining restaurants for either lunch or dinner!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Rocca!
This restaurant is one of the best in Burlingame, and we've never been disappointed here. This last time I had a salmon salad, and the salmon was grilled just perfectly. The service has always been nice also, even when we bring our twins. Highly recommended!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Genuine Italian cuisine, served with old-world grace coupled with the taste of centuary old "Family secrets". You will enjoy all of the treats Rocca's has to offer.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have and enjoyable
We always have and enjoyable evening at Rocca. The food is consistently good with ever changing daily specials. The service is excellent and all of the staff is courteous and friendly. The atmosphere is also nice.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Table was waiting when we got to the Restaurant. We were seated upstairs in the balcony. Ask for the balcony as there are fewer tables and the noise is a little less for those that might care. Waiter was always available and services was top notch. Wine selection was nice and prices appropriately.
Not a lot of entre selections but combined with pasta choices you can can have a more than decent meal. I had the saltine boca which was cook well and the sauce made it better than average.
Would recommend this place to San Mateo/Burlingame people who are looking for real good Italian food at a reasonable price and cut above ambiance, (no plastic grapes from ceiling.)
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great service and menu
Excellent food, service and in a convenient location. This restaurant is consistently good, all the times I've been there, for both lunch and dinner. On this occasion we had out of town guests with us and we were a group of 7. Everything was handled wonderfully, which allowed us uninterrupted time to spend with our out-of-towners.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, but like most good restaurants, a little pricey._
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a pleasant experience
Overall a pleasant experience with great service though the pasta had too much sauce and was too rich. Also, when the hostess checked us in, she located my reservation and seated us, but then she canceled my open table reservation which I discovered the next day after getting a cancelation notice email. I had to write to open table to get my points restored.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very good veal saltimbacco and Tom's halibut was also excellent. This is a nice reliable restaurant when you want a red sauce Italian place with an updated twist with their specials. Service was very good.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant
This is a favorite of our family. We love to go here for special occasions or just when we want a good Italian dinner just because. The waiters are friendly and attentive. The bar has anything you could want. The food is always, always, always good. Love to come here with my friends, too. It's a neighborhood/Burlingame favorite!!!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
In Need of a Pasta Fix
Given that I am a pastaholic and it had been a few days without it while traveling, I went to Rocca. The Rigatoni Gustoso, rigatoni with chicken, roasted garlic, diced tomato and broccoli hit the spot for me. Jessica provided excellent service. I will return the next time I need a pasta fix when I am staying near SFO.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ordered everything from the daily special - The sauce for the sesame Ahi Tuna was a perfect match. Filet Mignon is the best that I have had for a long time. My guests enjoyed very much.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We absolutely love Rocca..go
We absolutely love Rocca..go there all the time..with groups or without..the food is fabulous! The staff is attentive and efficient. The owner is a delight too!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our Favorites
Never disappoints for food quality and service. Our favorite is to sit upstairs in the balcony. All the pasta dishes are fresh, flavorful and come to your table at the proper temp.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM