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Trabocco brings something new and exciting to Alameda. Chef-owner, Giuseppe Naccarelli presents a seasonally inspired menu of classic Italian dishes with a modern twist, influenced by the cuisine of his native region of Abruzzo.
A Trabocco is a unique fishing pier found along the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo. Architect and Designer Lev Weisbach of Weisbach Architecture|Design was inspired by the beautiful Trabocchi of Abruzzo when he created his spectacular design. With its reclaimed wood ceilings, dramatic copper encased fireplace, and modern bar Trabocco is warm and welcoming yet strikingly dramatic and modern.
Alameda, CA 94501
Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Su-Sa 11:30am-4pm
Dinner Su-Th 4pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4pm-11:00pm
Otis St. and Park St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in South Shore Center parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
The "Salle del Vino" provides groups of 10-16 with an intimate private dining experience. The Wine Room is separated from the Bar/Lounge area by a dramatic floor to ceiling wine wall which houses Trabocco's wines, all of which are from Italy and California.
Private Party Contact:
Christine Naccarelli: (510) 521-1152
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Trabocco Ratings and Reviews
We loved the vibe and the food!! The owner/chef happened to be at the podium when we arrived and greeted us like long lost friends (it was our first time) and we felt immediately at home. Our server was terrific and the menu extensive. Portions were beautifully presented and very generous. We mentioned that it was our anniversary and they gave us complementary desserts. The excellent flourless chocolate cake arrived on a large platter with an anniversary greeting and lovely flourishes - delivered by the owner/chef and our terrific server, complete with a song.
The owner came and sat to welcome us; the wait staff were in good humor, helpful in just the right amount, and competent. The pasta is HOMEMADE (I could stop right here and you would know it is heaven on earth) and you can see it being made through a window. Recipes are inventive (not traditional so you shouldn't expect the old standards) and delicious. I had the butternut sage ravioli and my friend had the NY steak w/spinach and almond potatoes. Both were excellent as were the burrata appetizer and the pumpkin crème brulee.
I made reservations for 7:30p and showed up on time. The weather was beautiful, so my date asked if we could sit outside. They did not hesitate to accommodate our request. We were seated outside and it was a perfect evening. The service was impeccable (friendly with a smile), and the food was incredible. And as usual, the Head Chef came out to greet us and wished us a merry evening. You never disappoint!
Read the reviews on Open Table and decided we needed to try it out. Was not disappointed. Tucked away in a shopping center it indeed is a hidden gem. We started with calamari which was crisp and the octopus was delicious. We each had different entrees and thoroughly enjoyed them. Desserts were flavorful and worth every calorie. Benjamin, our waiter, was very attentive. Worth the 35 minute drive! Will definitely head there again.
I eat here for lunch and dinner whenever in town on business. Great food. I haven’t had a dish yet that I didn’t like. Try the oxtail ravioli! They make their pasta on site. The dessert that begins with a “Z” is my favorite. Chef Guiseppe is always around helping to prepare/ serve food or visiting the tables. He actually remembers you and Ian from out of town! That’s a rarity these days.
Trabocco is an Alameda Authentic Italian dining gem in the midst of nicely modernized Southshore shopping center. The fine dining ambience inside is very inviting. Patio seating is plentiful and relaxing. The food is fresh, well- prepared authentic Italian food. Service level was friendly, fast and welcoming. Now that I've tried lunch, I'll be back for dinner.
Trabocco consistently delivers whether the first time or the 10th. My guest from Hawaii was quite impressed with what Giuseppe and spouse have brought to Alameda, the professionalism of the wait staff, and the quality of the food served. If you have not had the octopus appetizer, you must have at next opportunity...I could eat three plates of it as my entree. Yes, it can get a little loud there but then you get the sense of being in the community that is Alameda. A highly reliable experience.
Our waitress was the best! Unfortunately I can't remember her name, but she was from Russia. She went above and beyond to please us with our picky needs! She spent a lot of time helping us make choices and didn't once act like she was irritated by us, which I would have been lol. The food was really good and the ambiance was great. I will definitely go back.
Trabocco is probably the best restaurant in Alameda. Always excellent food and service. Hidden inside an outdoor mall, this restaurant is a real gem. Wonderful Italian, perfectly prepared. Gorgeous plates of food and wonderful drinks and wine list. The service is the best I've had in years!
Excellent food and great service. I put it was my sons 16th bday in comments on the online reservation page and after dinner the head chef/owner came over with a dessert and 'Happy 16th Bitthday' written in chocolate on the plate. Plus he sang happy birthday to him. Made my sons bday dinner extra special. The whole staff is very friendly. Will definitely go back and recommend to all my friends!
Took friends who are also clients and restaurant owners to treat them to a special evening. I think they enjoyed it very much. As usual Guiseppe came out to greet us personally. The food was excellent as always and the service attentive. My only complaint was that the lighting is VERY dim. Would love to have a bit more light without losing ambiance.
Trabocco is a great Alameda neighborhood gem, but besides that it is worth the trip if you are in the East Bay and enjoy authentic Italian. This restaurant pays attention to the quality of ingredients and serves them in a comforting way that always makes the visit worthwile.
This a great date spot, but unfortunately the food doesn't warrant the price. The wait staff was excellent no complaints at all with the wait staff at all, they were tremendous. It was the food that just didn't do it for me or would make me want to go back. It is a happening spot in Alameda with a nice bar area. We didn't try the Pizza but did look appetizing
The food was fresh, delicious and tasty! Great selection of specials and it was hard to select one. I had a Mediterranean Sea Bass and my husband enjoyed the chicken with polenta and seasonal vegetables and we both loved the heirloom tomato and the homemade burrata cheese appetizer. Giussepe, the owner and head chef, made us feel extra special on our anniversary, took the time to chat with us and make sure everything was perfect. He also presented us with a wonderful anniversary dessert. Love this neighborhood gem, modern and comfortable atmosphere, but mostly the care and thoughtfulness of the owners for their restaurant.
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