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About 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.

1205 Broadway
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Laguna Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 344-3900

Website:
http://www.ristoranterocca.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of street parking available.

Public Transit:
2 Blocks from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chef Hagi Burak

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact 650-344-3900 for your special events.

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.

Rocca Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Business Meals (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Being Italian we loved the food. Authentic meals great value. Attentive waiters they don't rush you

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We haven't been at Rocca in a while just because of life being busy. We went after our daughters volleyball game and booked immediately for an 8:30pm dinner. Got in no problem..The food was absolutely delicious...the tortellini with bacon and peas in a light cream butter sauce was amazing. The alfredo with rock shrimp and scallops my friend had and loved it. Waiters & staff always attentive! We will definitely go back there again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Rocca is one of our favorite restaurants; the ambiance, food, and service are excellent. We were disappointed this time, only , because we all wanted to order the three dinner specials, and when our server returned to take our order, none were available. We did enjoy our second choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience. The food is delicious and the wait people are the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

just took my dad for his 87 birthday. our waiter turned out be a person we already knew. food was great, service was great, prices are not cheap, but good places are just not cheap. when it was all said and done, we had a terrific time, and the food and service was all we could have wanted.
we will be going back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lovely spot where two couples gathered for a nice reunion dinner on a Sunday evening. We were quickly ushered to a very nice table for four right by the front window and quickly served cocktails even though only two of us had arrived. High point of my meal was the Gorgonzola salad---Outstanding! My wife had the tasty Eggplant entree and I the Farfalle. Both were excellent but as is the case with many Italian restaurants, we could easily have split the entrees. If there was a down side, it was the group of ten that came in about half way through our meal on their way home from the latest 49er loss. They were drowning sorrows more loudly than any of us would have chosen but I will certainly return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great and service was as well. No complaints, highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was overall great experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a great time , everything was outstanding. The hostes, food, everyone there were great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Can't go wrong ordering the beet salad, linguine and the risotto. Classy but casual, everyone should feel comfortable here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We love Rocca-it is always a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner, never did we feel rushed, great food, great service, our waitress was wonderful , very professional

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Never had a bad meal or service

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We found Rocca's through OpenTable when we were in Burlingame on business. The menu was varied and all of us found more than one choice to select from -- it was a difficult choice! We all were more than happy with the choices we made, and had a lovely bottle of wine to complement it all. The bread pudding for dessert was wonderful too!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was great, food was good, and the restaurant was so cute I couldn’t believe it! Will definitely be going there again whenever I find myself in Burlingame :)

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place is terrific in every way.... Also, the noise level is perfect. You can actually hear yourself think!! 😘

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had a wonderful time, we sat upstairs, nice view of the restaurant, our host and server were
great, food was excelent. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was ok. I expect better flavor for the price. The fish was cook perfectly. I didn't know it would be breaded, so I had to scrape off the breading. The vegetables were under cooked. I did try the tortellini my co-worker had and it tasted really good. The table was very clean. Had the chocolate cake, it was very dry.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful spot. Food was great, and service was excellent .

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food, good wine (Silverado sangiovese) good place. Standard fare but done well. Will return

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Brad the bartender was amazing. Knowledgeable about the food, drinks and the area!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our third visit to Rocca. The food is always superb as is the service. My wife and I had a great evening. There crab cakes are delicious. I always order one of their evening specials. This time I had linguine with seafood. Superb!! We will return again!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was amazing!! Everything was on point!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had to change our reservation numerous times because our flight was late and they were very accommodating, service was great as well as the food

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went here because of the good ratings. Should have known when there was no wait on a Saturday night at 7:30. Being vegetarian I had the eggplant rollitini. Thin and mushy and was smothered with a sauce that looked and tasted like Chef Boyardee. Terrible. My date, also a vegetarian, had mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. There was no hint of potatoes at all it had to be instant. I tasted it too, BAD! The veggies were bland and flavorless. We should have gone next door to the pizza joint.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always, the service was impeccable, the food was excellent, and we had a really great birthday dinner for our daughter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Rocca is an excellent restaurant with great food and service.
The pastas were very good as were the appetizers.
The only negative was it was a bit noisy.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Trying different restuarants lately. This was a find, we will be back. Great scene and wonderful food. Wait staff very courteous and pleasant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Attentive staff. Street parking on this busy street could be a challenge. Parking meters were timed at one hour at a time, which meant that we practically kept watching the time and feeding the meter. Heard side streets might be helpful--shall check on it next time. Loved the spumoni gelato.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2017

its a good restaurant, no disappointments here .But the meals are a bit less real italian style as expected .The servant used italian words but when spoken to in italian he turned out to be from another mediterranean country . Anyway, all is well , but not typically .

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Such great a great destination so close to SFO. Classic northern Italian fare served with old-style service and attention to detail. Tortellini was to die for.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This has been one of our go to restaurants when out of town visitors are here. The Tuesday no corkage fee is also a draw. The food and service are reliably great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was terrific and Nicole was great, friendly and provided great service.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Stayed at Hyatt Regency SFO. About 15-20 minute walk to restaurant. Very nice atmosphere and very attentive service. Food was just ok, a little on the pricey side. Wine list was good with many reasonably priced decent wines by the glass or bottle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Quite busy and a bit load but the atmosphere was warming and the food was good. They have a full bar which is nice. Two of us had the sampler platter which was fun to experiment different offerings.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Roberto was amazing!! Thank you for the experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I eat at Rocca often and have been for years. It is consistently good and have never let me down. The food is genuine Northern Italian with great pastas and superb specials every night. Service is always attentive but not intrusive. My favorite place in Burlingame.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great Italian food. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were glad they did. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Heard great things about this place from a Burlingame local. The staff is wonderful. The decor makes you feel like you are in Umbria. But that feeling ends once the food arrives. It is July in CA. Height of heirloom and other yummy varieties of tomatoes. Ordered caprese salad to split. Tomatoes were flavorless and tasted like the kind of tomatoes you buy in February in the Midwest. The balsamic dressing dressing was drenched over the whole dish.
We then ordered Farfalle with chicken, porcini and peas in cream sauce. 3 small bite size pieces of chicken and dish was tasteless. We had to salt it multiple times at table. The Saltimboca was unimpressive. We didn't try our luck on dessert, opting instead to find gelato elsewhere. Probably a great place if you like nostalgia but otherwise "average Italian food"

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was tasty (except for my dessert - not a fault of the restaurant). I love how the food comes out piping hot out of the oven. And the portions are very generous so you won't leave hungry. Staff was attentive and helpful.

Started with the calamari (which was good, not great) and a simple salad (also good). Bread with the olive oil/balsamic/garlic mix was good.

Entrees were a hit for everyone at the table: seafood pasta (special), veal marsala, farfalle pasta and pasta with scallops and shrimp. No one could finish their entree so we had leftovers the next day.

As for the dessert, I ordered the mocha crunch cake - which was underwhelming. I'm guessing the cake is bought and not made from scratch in house. 2 orders of Spumoni were enjoyed as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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