Rocca Ristorante
Rocca Ristorante

Rocca Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ristoranterocca.com/
  • Phone: 6503443900
  • 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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Rocca Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)special occasion (34)good for groups (21)romantic (20)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    IloveItalianfood
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    nice menu choices. food prepared fresh and service is always perfect. warm and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Winnie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband, daughter, and I had dinner here the other night prior to another engagement in Burlingame. Parking was on street but not difficult. Ambience was inviting and we were immediately seated at table. I had a specially cocktail which was recommended by the waiter and it was delicious. We split an Italian salad and I ordered the mussels/clams from the appetizer menu for my entrée. The tomato sauce was assertive to the clams and I mopped it up using the fresh made focaccia provided at the start of the meal. We enjoyed our time there and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Last Minute Group Dinner
    simon
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Had some work colleagues fly into town at the last minute and was looking for a place on the way between San Jose and SF and found this Gem. Food was amazingly tasty. Service was great and they were able to accommodate our 11 person group. Will definitely go back next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service!!
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Rocca Ristorante is a great restaurant with great Italian food and great service and friendly attentive servers. The owners are fabulous and always willing to assist you in any way. The food is very good, and the portions are generous. The food is great, and is bursting with lots of flavors. This is by far one of my favorite restaurants within the peninsula. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is the third time we went to this restaurant, and I have not been disappointed. The service is friendly, personable and efficient. The food is great. I will caution that the portions are large so go with a big appetite, plan to share or take some home:-).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely, sweet hostess
    Kmp52
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great neighborhood dining experience. Our reservation was lost, but Lauren was so sweet and got us seated almost immediately on a very busy graduation night. Thank you Lauren! Would rather the potatoes not be served under the veal, but rather on the side. I find the spinach salad needs some work. Tasted like wilted spinach with very little but olive oil. Could use some vinegar, bacon and a few more mushrooms and I think cranberries were present. The prawns on the appetizer menu were very spicy and that is not stated on the menu. I actually love the Napa cabbage salad that is only served at lunch. Would so like to see it on the dinner menu. Its fabulous! Love this restaurant for lunch and easy parking in the back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Meal
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a nice meal. Our salads were shared and split in the kitchen for us. We were given sharp knives for those eating a meat meal. The pasta was freshly made. We saw lots of grads celebrating the evening we were there. There is something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the Rocca Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Everything good except the food
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My first time. Entrance was welcoming, service was excellent, atmosphere is great, wine list was perfect. Food was not good. Pasta was tough, salad had "bottled" quality dressing, dessert was bland and dry. None of us would go back. What a shame! Get a better executive chef and this would be a five star dining spot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Our table of four had various entrees, and all were deemed very good. Service was great, bread pudding was raved over, and the wines options were very good. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No hassle Italian restaurant.
    Tony
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Overall, the Italian food is very good. Plenty of food at decent prices. Easy parking. Wait staff is attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Dining But Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We started with a glass of chianti. Next was the gorgonzola salad (lettuce, apple, raisin, walnut). This salad was very tasty. We then had the lasagna special. The lasagna was good but the price $19.95 ($20). I just have to say it is pasta not gold!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo!
    foodamore
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The restaurant setting was ideal for a dinner for our immediate family. It is close to home, we've been there before, parking was easy and the food was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently wonderful !
    2droppingby
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We come to dinner here before leaving on trips from SFO. After coming just once, we have never looked for another restaurant in the area. Always welcoming, whether you are from the neighborhood or come occasionally. Specials are always tempting and regular menu items are a to be counted on treat! Service is very good, no rushing or waiting forever. Never disappointed! Monday night, no corkage, a real gift to patrons!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don-SF
    DonSF
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Invited a friend for her birthday to dine there since she "loves pasta"! We had a very nice dinner. The food was well prepared, flavorful and our waitress was attentive but not overly so. It was a bit loud early on with a lively group of diners but it toned down later. I've been there before and plan to go back again. A very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • is 50% a good thing.?
    luv2dine2
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I had the Beet Salad it was great, really very good. Its a shame though because I also had Prawns Bordelaise, that just ruined the meal for me. The sauce was good but the shrimp were the worst i can remember having anywhere, tasted like cardboard. I cant believe that I didn't send it back, I was on a first date or I'm sure I would have. As good as the Beet Salad was, the shrimp was so bad that its questionable if I'll ever go back. The wait staff was impersonal and hurried, and cleared the table way too soon, I had to tell them not to take the bread while we finished our drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    LuvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great Burlingame neighborhood spot. Consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Jeff
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Recently had a business lunch and the food and service were great. It was on Broadway vs Burlingame Avenue so it was less hectic and parking was easier to find. Would definitely go back for another business lunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally enjoyed both meals
    DONC
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Business group dinner: Owner on site, waitress ultra accommodating, and chefs willing to cook off menu. I asked for a non menu dish and was met with smiles all around. Our meal was so enjoyable, we were back for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.