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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (17)
Authentic (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Our service with Roberto (?) was phenomenal. The food was fantastic as well. Great dinner!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent.We had plenty of time to order and the wait time between items was excellent. We did not feel rushed even though it was one of the busy nights-Valentines day. Everyone from the bus boy to the waitress to the manager is kind and welcoming. We had the crabcakes, beet salad, Caesar salad, lamb shank dinner and the halibut. For dessert we had the tiramisu. Delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall a good restaurant. However "sauce" used on veal and steak sandwich caused the meat to be a little dry and not as tasty as it should have been. Service was excellent but server was
not all that friendly.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Went here to celebrate my Mom's birthday before dropping her off at the SFO airport for an international flight. The food was great and the menu options were extensive--it was difficult to choose what to order because everything sounded so good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We took our two aunts who are in their 80s & this restaurant was perfect for them. The calamari and the raviolis were delicious, but my husband was less than thrilled with his linguine & muscles. The restaurant was quiet enough to carry on a conversation & the service was attentive but maybe too quick to take away your not empty wine glass. I would go back if I lived closer to Burlingame.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Really lousy experience. Calamari appetizer was awful. Overdone, chewy to the point of hardly edible, all breading, little actual calamari. Worst I've ever had. Also had gnocchi with pesto. Bland, almost no taste whatsoever. I ate half of it and then wondered why I ate any of it.

Sercice was attentive to an agonizing extreme. Every two minutes they wanted to clear something, Wondered if we were finished. Like they could hardly wait for us to leave (which actually we couldn't). Through all the attentiveness, I had to ask for more water, more wine, and more time to eat!

Place is also extremely noisy.

I'll never go back. Ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is my third visit to this establishment and I have enjoyed it every time. Get food and great service. Perhaps a bit dated decor but I love everything else.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

What a lovely find! Rocca has a great setup with plenty of booth seating. The wine list was great and varied. Our salmon was grilled perfectly and the bread was delicious. They have gluten free pasta as well!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were celebrating our daughter's birthday with our 3 1/2 year old grandson and our waiter was wonderful, including him in the ordering process, bringing him his "drink" and accommodating him with a smaller glass to avoid spilling, offering him ground pepper and grated cheese for his pasta. He loved being included.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening - the food was fabulous & our waiter made it that much more special.
We would highly recommend Rocca to everyone that enjoys food & great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous Birthday celebration we were 6 women. Lovely round table so we could all interact. Special attention by the accordion player which we all enjoyed! Food was SUPERB! Service was outstanding! The Lady Hostess with the long dark hair always great! Everyone was very pleased.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very good food, marred by spotty service and noise. Needs a better wine list and better selction of premium liquors.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The interior of the restaurant is very beautiful; I really liked the ambiance. I also liked that it was quiet enough that I could have a good conversation. They have a nice variety of choices on their menu and the dish I ordered (ravioli Bolognese) was very good. Pricing seemed slightly on the high side, but not too bad. The service was adequate, but the waiters seemed a bit standoffish to me. All in all, I found it a very good venue for my business lunch and hope to go back to try more things on their menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Rocca's is the real thing when it comes to traditional Italian cooking! Loved the calamari, veal scallopini, spinach and tiramisu!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was delicious, service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We attended for a birthday party. There were two children under 3 in our party. They were very accommodating with a high chair and room for the stroller, not disturbing other diners or wait staff. Cocktails were well mixed, fair portions. All food from salmon to gnocchi was hot, served not in a hurry and tasty veggies and potatoes as escorts. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Will go again.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything perfect. Best fettuccine I've ever had in the US. Old school NY or SF feel. My first time. I'll be back for sure and I live a ways away.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very nice atmosphere as I walked in made me feel like I was in Italy. However the food did not quite match up to the real/authentic thing. Good, but not great.

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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 22, 2018

One of my go-to places when in the area. Never disappoints!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time there but not the last

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a wonderful New Years Eve meal. It was beautifully decorated, energetic vibes. Everything we ordered was done to perfection and brought out at a comfortable pace. All this and it was New Years Eve and it was perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I cancelled the third course while I was still having my second course but the server told me that: chef already “fire” the course ! he offered me to take home the salmon....I said “ok. I am not that kind of person that likes to argue with the manager or peers , I work in this business and I know I much is difficult make happy the guest however , you lost the opportunity to me to recommend your restaurant to someone else and especially to come back!
Regards
Luca

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

food was amazing will be coming back 💯

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've eaten at Rocca several times. This restaurant has a gorgeous interior and offers delicious, seasonal menu selections in a welcoming, neighborhood setting. There is a lovely bar and the cocktails are on point. The staff are nice, knowledgeable about the menu and happy to answer any questions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Elegant, fancy and staff super nice. Love this place it's my go to spot with hubby and friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always enjoy dinner at Rocca and especially the hospitality and good service from our waiter, Fautia!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We eat here a lot. Always have a great meal and great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A lack of flavor. A sense not being authentic Italain.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner. Warm and gracious setting with delicious pasta and seafood. Although it was full the service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waiter hovered too much. A little pricey for the neighborhood

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Was sitting in the hotel dreading another dinner away on the road. Got motivated and found this place not far from the SFO Hyatt. Used the on line booking a table app which was just perfect. Wish I remembered the waiter's name, he made my meal perfect. No rush, nice relaxing meal is just what I needed. House Chianti was very good too! All in all very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent food and fabulous service. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent food, setting and service. I would highly recommend. Great cocktails too!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was excellent. The tomato and mozzarella appetizer was average. The pasta marinar sauce was very good, but the sausage wasn’t real Italian sausage.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good service and wonderful food. I requested a booth for 3 and was seated in a very nice booth.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance, food, and service over a meal with a relative from out of town. Would come again without hesitation when in the area.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always great food and service. Love this place. Pasta, steaks and seafood are always delicious. Highly recommend for food, service and ambience

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and staff was excellent!
The town was very friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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