Rocca Ristorante
Rocca Ristorante

Rocca Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ristoranterocca.com/
  • Phone: (650) 344-3900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Hagi Burak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Contact 650-344-3900 for your special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laguna Avenue
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking available.
A word from Rocca Ristorante
Inspired by classic Northern Italian cooking with California influences, Rocca Ristorante features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor boasts a spectacular Florentine copper & bronze high ceiling, whimsical murals and an elaborate Venetian-style balcony, all set in an enchanting Tuscan inspired setting. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of warm and impeccable service, simple yet creative dishes and a passion for detail, Rocca Ristorante is the perfect place for your next dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Rocca Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (23)romantic (19)great for lunch (16)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Good food, the service wasn't great, looked like they didn't have enough staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Ambiance and Great Service
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I am never disappointed with the food at Rocca Ristoranti. This is a neighborhood gem and one of the best Italian Restaurants within the mid-Peninsula. The food is always served very hot, which is how true Italian food should be services, with just the right amount of spices and not over done. The fish and salads and risotto are always made to perfection. The servers are friendly and they are are always there to please you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Formal but comfortable
    fussyNYer
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very attentive wait staff, accommodated small off-menu request, sat upstairs near balcony, overlooking lower level. Noise level upstairs was quieter than downstairs and provided for pleasant conversation. Traditional Italian decor, quality food, reasonable prices, affluent Saturday evening crowd. Our first time here, but couldn't help noticing lots of patrons greeting each other with hugs -- this appears to be a popular Burlingame neighborhood gathering place. I really liked it, and will definitely return. Thanks for a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good was average but pricey.
    Sharon
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband had the sea bass special - very good. Daughter had linguine with seafood. Mostly pasta, $30. Yikes! My ravioli were good but again not $20 good. Pretty place, decent food. Nothing special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    ceg1VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I reserved at Rocca because it was a convenient meeting place for my friend and I, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and the food. Very good pasta dishes and salad and we shared a terrific dessert. Service was warm and friendly and the restaurant was packed for a Tuesday evening. And people were certainly having a great time at the bar! I will try it again for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date Night
    klococo84
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The entire experience was amazing. Between the food and the staff, it was the perfect date night for me and my husband!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    fussy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were staying at a nearby Airport Hotel and looking for something nicer than the Hotel dining options. Rocca Ristorante was an excellent choice that resulted in a lovely night out, absolutely perfect food for us and delightful service. We booked online at short notice but it all went very smoothly. Friendly vibrant atmosphere but not too noisy. We caught the hotel free shuttle and it was only 5 mins away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • manager and jennifer
    danny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    in last minute had another couple joined and said not a problem jennifer was great the decor reminds us the old San Francisco restaurant every time we go we are treated wonderful and food is always good and the staff knowns about the food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2localfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a friendly greeting from the owners and staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to take clients
    Ladyleg
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good ambiance and local to SFO so good place to meet with clients
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem on Broadway
    Jilliebean
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Situated in a really nice part of Burlingame. Love the atmosphere. Service was awesome. Loved the gnocchi with butternut squash and pesto cream. Wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Neighborhood Gem
    OnoliciousVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Never fail to please! Our favorite "away from home" dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • traditional Italian
    JoeR
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was raised ina restaurant family (Dad owned/operated an Italian restaurant in NJ for 2 decades) I can honestlt say this is traditional Italian cuisine at its best. Go. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian on the Peninsula
    dervinVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We eat here whenever we visit the Peninsula. They are consistent with their food, service and we love it. Veal is sooo tender and the sauce is great, not think and gooey like some are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming Italian
    Rustymom64VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We dined here for first time All entrees were we prepared and quite tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    ViciB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went to Rocca Ristorante with a friend to celebrate her birthday. We were greeted and seated immediately and all of the service was great! We split a salad, and each got a nice portion. Our pasta course was magnificent! The waiter recommended a wine and we both liked it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rocca Ristorante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I did not know what to expect. We went due to a gift certificate. What a surprise. The food and service were outstanding. The ambiance is very nice. Large room upstairs for special occasions. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quig
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. the special of the day fish was excellent. The salads were good and also the two deserts we had. We would go back again for lunch and maybe dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My daughter's 14th Birthday
    Gman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My daughter had requested dinner at an Italian restaurant for 5 of her friends for her 14th Birthday, and we had chosen Rocca. Our reservations were for 5:30, and as usual for 14 and 15 year old girls, the last one did not arrive until 6:15. The service was attentive, and even though we were there for 2 hours, we never felt rushed, and they topped a serving of chocolate mousse with a candle for her birthday. It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Burlingame gem
    PaloSolo
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very good Italian restaurant with top notch bread! Easy parking, very good service and food was delicious. I have been here twice on dates and both times things went flawlessly, making me and my date happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Rene
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our first experience dining at Rocca Ristorante. The service was professional and there was always someone there when you needed them. The waitress suggested an excellent wine, and the food was foodie chic -- it tasted good, too. Prices affordable, though on the upside, but very worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had not been to this restaurant in a very long time and it was as good as I remembered. Great menu with lots to choose from as well as daily specials. I had the eggplant stuufed with ricotta cheese; rich but very good. My companion had ravioli. We shared a beet salad that also was very good. I would definitely make reservations as it is usually crowded. If you are lucky, there is street parking but there are parking lots close by. We wanted to try dessert but were too full as the portions are large enough to share.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NotSatisfy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pasta and fish were never bad. Servers were friendly and attended. Parking never a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SabinaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service were excellent - just as we remembered from two years ago!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always respectful/ Always a great greeting/ very clean and a good group to be around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    TandJ
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been here 3 or 4 times now and have always had a good time. The food is good and the service has always been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 564 reviews are from the Rocca Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Yummy food
    BrisbaneDiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great calamari with just the right amount of garlic. Mushroom risotto was excellent. Unfortunately the service was rushed, and the restaurant got very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    OnoliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. Will always consider this restaurant when planning a special occasion or when guests come to town. They have never failed us yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday party dinner
    IloveItalianfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was terrific. Service outstanding. If there was something we wanted not on the menu, the staff bent over backwards to provide it. We will return many times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliziiso!
    DRJEB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was at a SF airport hotel without a car and decided to go local rather than a trek into the city. Rocco's website looked good so I gave it try..... Glad I did! What a gem! Friendly, great service and the food was authentic . I had the mussels and clams to start.... Best I've ever had! Then a Farfalle pasta dish which was killer! I would return in a heartbeat.... Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    FCPairVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed the birthday lunch for a good friend. Everything was tastefully prepared and presented. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth trying once
    LeungVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is delicious. Not much space between tables. The appetizers are good. The restaurant is packed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Italian restaurant
    goodeats
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It's a great little place to have a romantic dinner. The pasta was perfectly cooked to aldente perfection. Flavors were vibrant and the decor was great. The service was excellent and we never had an empty cup or had to wait excessively for anything. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian at it's best
    akohamick
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a great neighborhood gem. This restaurant is Italian, through and through. Italian food prepared they way your Californian momma used to cook for you. The food is authentic and the service, from the three owners and the staff is friendly and charming. One could tell that this restaurant was appreciated by all in the neighborhood, as to the variety of ethnicity in the restaurant. Parking can be a challenge, but it's worth it. If you're near San Francisco International Airport (10 minute ride) or anywhere in South San Francisco to Pacifica, this would be a worthwhile stop.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2localfoodies
    2localfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The owner/manager Haci Kurt and his staff are always very friendly and do everything possible to make your dining experience enjoyable. Nice ambiance and bar.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Marie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We celebrated our Daughter & Son-in-Law's 4th Wedding Anniversary and requested a table upstairs because we also had our 3 month old Grandson with us. We were seated upstairs as requested and everything was perfect. The service was exceptional, the food was fantastic, as always, which made for a wonderful evening. I would HIGHLY recommend Rocca to everyone that loves great food !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We take business associates here all the time. The place produces reliable quality and we are always pleased with the outcomes. Customers always compliment on the meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good option for SFO
    janetVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    If you need something close to SFO this is a great choice. V good salad and Pasta w clams. Decent wine least
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    FoodLover
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding. The food and service are always great. I had a salad special with seared tuna that was out of this world. They pride themselves ion serving the best and they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    TandJ
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Small, attractive and romantic restaurant. The food is good. The atmosphere is very nice. To me, it's a bit expensive but it's a good spot for a special occasion. We've been there twice now and enjoyed it each time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate