Rocca Ristorante

4.5
1051 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(650) 344-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Hagi Burak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Laguna Avenue
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking available.
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Public transit
2 Blocks from the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Contact 650-344-3900 for your special events.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Allow our event coordinator to assist you in planning your next business meeting or celebratory event. Our chefs will prepare a customized menu that is personally suited to meet your individual needs. The perfect setting for cocktail receptions, business meetings, wedding rehearsals, parties, etc.

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What 1051 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience from beginning to end! Arriving 10 minutes pasted our reserved time, we were greeted by a lovely host who seated us to our reserved table. They saved us a great booth which gave us a view of the entire restaurant! The ceilings are high and gorgeous and so are the little decorations they add to make guests feel the touch of Italy!

Mitri provided exceptional service! Rocca provides warm focaccia bread and a side of the HEAVENLY olive oil/balsamic vinegrette + herb and garlic dip to start! We started with a salad which for two would have been $19, but he suggested the individual size and separated the dish into two for us. Next we had...what I believe are the BEST crab cakes ever!

My partner ordered the fettucuni with sausage and I ordered the butternut squash gnocchi! The food tasted super fresh and home made!

Finally the restaurant read my note on my open table reservation and provided a dessert + candle for my partner to blow out as we were celebrating his birthday. I am very pleased with my experience and highly recommend anyone who loves Italian to give it a try! And special thanks to Mitri!

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CM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner great lunch
Will go again
Good Italian
Service was excellent

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d
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food temperature perfect! Attentive waiter. Flavors were tantalizing!

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OT
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices! Ambiance perfect. Loved the eggplant appetizer and my pasta dish with vegetables and sausage. Service couldn’t have been better! Bread delicious, wine options good. Will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal there! Food is excellent and the service and hospitality is fantastic. Great neighborhood gem.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocca is first class Italian food. Some of the dishes take me back to my childhood in an Italian American family in NY. Recommend any of the pastas. Went there with a business group and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were there for business, but it sure looks romantic.

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PL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our dinner experience here. The decor is very attractive and creates a warm and inviting ambience. We especially liked the focaccia bread with the olive oil/vinegar dip. The focaccia was actually outstanding but the other bread that came with it was kind of rubbery. The food was excellent, but I was a little disappointed that the seafood pasta on the menu only included fish and mussels. I usually like to order that type of meal, but I prefer to have it with seafood such as prawns, scallops, calamari, and maybe just a few pieces of fish. That's just a personal preference for those in our party, however, so maybe that wouldn't bother other people. All in all, I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant in the bay area! A trip to San Francisco and the surrounding areas is not complete until you've dined at Rocca's. Crown jewel of Burlingame.

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EB
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised that restaurant exceeded our expectations. We based our decision to come here based on reviews. The food and service were terrific. We’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing!

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JD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner with excellent service!

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o
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

awesome food... the skirt steak was delicious-- will return for that meal

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

To much sauce on the spaghetti and lasagna and would be better to lighten the sauce.

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KK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good local restaurant. Food was very flavorful.

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DB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met long time good friends that live 75 miles away. Our party of 6 loved this restaurant so much we turned 4 months later. Lovely attentive service with excellent food choices for meta eaters & our vegan friends. Our waiter was so attentive & kind he made the evening that much more enjoyable.

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MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute, authentic, and comfortable place with excellent food. We had the branzino and and the tortellini. Both were very good, and the latter was excellent. We also appreciated that the noise level was low, making it easy to talk.

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A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was there for lunch. Napa Cabbage salad with grilled prawns was outstanding. Two of us had this. Other person had linguini and clams. Also very good.

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s
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place was great.
Staff was friendly
Food was great

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F
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant, staff and service!!

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G
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While there are a variety of items on the menu I believe that the menu is limited The owner was very gracious in that we had originally had a reservation for seven and it ended there was only three of us there.

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PN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a family dinner in this cosy restaurant. Good pastas & very friendly service. The guests seemed to be small groups of people enjoying friends-together type dinners.

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MS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a wonderful experience dining at Rocca's. We love the neighborhood ambience and great food!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night, a special occasion, or celebration. The waiters are the best! My water glass was always full. It's a treat to go to a restaurant where the wait staff really cares about the restaurant and patrons eat at their establishment. Very rare in the Bay Area. For a person who always tips 20%, this was one of those events were I upped it to 25% and it was worth every cent.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Rocca Restaurant was very enjoyable for our friends dinner. The waiter was very knowledgeable attentive, and friendly. I ordered the salmon and it was flaky, moist and very flavorful. My friends ordered the lamb shanks in the wine reduction sauce, and the seafood fettuccine. We were all very satisfied. The ambience was nice, but we chose to sit upstairs because it was quieter than the downstairs tables.

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NF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This could be the worst restaurant experience on the peninsula
The waiter rushed us
The food was awful
Had no flavor
Thank god for salt
You’re better off at Olive Garden - save your money

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DC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to dine. Friendly staff with great service. Fun place for cocktails and wine. Food was very good. Enjoyable time and will certainly be back

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BC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having decided on Italian, Ristorante Rocca seemed a logical choice, and it proved to be a fortunate choice, too. Our small party had a great table, and our waiter was very helpful with splitting, since two of us find most restaurant servings to be overwhelming. We had salads and pastas, and both the ravioli and the gnocchi were excellent. The list of wines by the glass was diverse, and each of us had a different wine, all good.

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very hospitable, amazing pasta, crepe brûlée to die for.

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n
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu has a perfect variety. I have never been disappointed with a meal there.

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FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love having dinner here before I head up to SF for theatre. Food is always delicious, service is prompt but not rushed. Great value.

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JS
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta was al dente and clams delicious! Our waiters were friendly and knowledgeable. When my friend dropped his napkin someone picked it up and immediately replaced it with a clean new one...awesome service! Bruschetta was one of the best we’ve had. The branzino had crispy edges but a moist and very tasty fillet. Definitely a repeat visit!

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SC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best birthday dinner for my daughter at Rocca's - the service was fantastic and everything was delicious!

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L
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the restaurant and I was not disappointed. Waitstaff was very attentive, food was delicious, wine was good. Overall a wonderful experience!

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A
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and incredible service!! We met friends and had an outstanding meal and were treated so well! We will be back !!

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IB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine out here. The food is excellent, service is wonderful!

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Ambiance. Real authentic Italian food.

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II
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rocca continues to provide excellent food with courteous and prompt service. Have always had an excellent experience there.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice dinner, my guests all enjoyed their meals.

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H
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pastas and salads. Love the linguine fra Diablo with lots of fresh clams and mussels. Ravioli with bolonese was also a hit with the group. Highly recommend the Gorgonzola salad with pecans. Great service and reasonably priced wines.

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JD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious dining experience.
We’re looking forward to our next visit!👍👍

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