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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
Wonderful waiter and staff, nice being acknowledged by the Chef. Food was great, fish cooked just right not over cooked. Risotto was the best my husband has had. Great drinks and the final touch was the dessert which was great. Thank you for making our first visit so amazing
Food was delicious but service was lacking. Our first server let us know that someone called in sick that evening. The second server asked us, "Well are you going to do something or what?" when taking our dessert order from the menus that we obtained from the bus boy. Very noisy and drinks were slow to be refilled. The food was great though so I may give the service another try.
We dined with friends who had been to Trabocco many times. The atmosphere is bright and cheery. We were greeted by the owner and later Chef came to our table. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Our friends told our server and Chef that we are getting married soon and Chef brought a surprise dessert to our table, the presentation was gorgeous. We will return!
I have been to Trabocco twice. The service is always very good. The first time it was absolutely exceptional! This time it was still very good. The food comes out very quickly considering how busy they are. The chef speaks to customers and comes into the dining area. The staff - from the hosts to the bussers - are very professional and friendly. The restaurant is beautifully appointed - a very pleasant space to be in.
Both times I went, I found the food to be lacking salt. My husband, who uses very little salt, felt the same way. The food is of good quality. Always hot and fresh when served. The chocolate torte is AMAZING! However, their meat lacks flavor (to me).
Overall, it is a really nice restaurant. It's my mother's go to spot. My husband and I prefer a place with more developed flavors.
The menu here continues to be solid. The core menu is a bit stale, but the specials are always good. Service on this visit was horrible- not our usual positive experience. We had very late reservations and our server appeared to be frustrated by the late seating. He was completely unhelpful (bordering on belligerent) in offering a wine suggestion, he did not offer to review the specials until we specifically asked what they were (again, specials are a key part of the menu), and tried to rush every aspect of our dinner. The food was good as usual.
Once dinner was served, there was no follow-up AT ALL. Server disapeared (poof, she was gone).
The pork chop (a beautiful cut of meat) was dry and tasteless, over cooked. Unfortunately this restaurant is overrated and doesn't live up to the hype. The server couldn't live up to her opinion of herself.
I held my book club here. We had pizza and salad with an appetizer. It was the third time we had held book club here. They reserved the front table for us. The service and the food were exemplary. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the attentive service. To accommodate us, the salads were split so we each had individual salads, and the server cut up our pizzas for us, so it was easier to share. Everything went perfectly. We totally enjoyed the experience.
This is a large restaurant that is doing formulaic Italian food that lacks flavor. Salted cod appetizer was chewy; flageolet salad had no flavor; sea bass special - fish was cooked well and hot but sides of spinach and polenta were flavorless and cold. It's very loud and feels like a chain restaurant. Service was good, we were seated promptly and the wait staff was attentive, but appetizers were served together instead of timed one at a time. There are so many good Italian restaurants in the Bay Area and even in Alameda, I would never go back here.
I love Trabocco! This is a great restaurant for special occasions or just because! I have sat at the chef's table and watched the chefs in the kitchen work, I have sat in the bar and watched the games on flat screen tv's while we drank and ate, and I have sat in the beautiful restaurant. The service is great and I love the owner! Every occasion I have visited, he was always kind and welcoming.
I have been here often. We like the owner/chef because he is personable and appreciates his customers. The food is consistently excellent. We mostly always order the same dishes: margharita pizza, cappresse salad, duck, octopus and the beef carpaccio. The wait staff is always attentive and professional. We also like the house zinfandel which is from local winery, Rockwall.
HUGE portions. My dish was great, but be careful when you order a special. We noticed the head chef was singing to several different tables for their birthdays, and so we figured that the sous chef made the special. The veal was chewy, spinach was not salted or seasoned at all and was very bitter, indicating that it was overcooked. It was bad enough to send it back and get another dish. The server was very kind about it and handled the situation very professionally. The replacement dish, which was the oxtail ravioli, was good except it had way too much parmesan and way too heavy of sauce. I ordered the butternut squash stuffed pasta. It was good but once again, the sauce was a very odd choice (tomato) for the pasta. I would have much preferred it without the tomato sauce.
Not good enough for the price.
We had reservations for 4 and was seated on time. Given bread and olive oil. Bread was warm and crusty! Our table ordered the grilled octopus and fried calamari for appetizer. Nice portions and delicious. Calamari was very light. Main courses were the Cristina pizza, chicken and gnocchi. Again portions were good. Pizza was 12 in. 1/2 chicken with starch and vegetable. Gnocchis were light. Overall great meal. Would go back for sure.
Great "hidden gem" in our oldest shopping mall -- great staff, food, and cocktails, with a noteworthy wine list. The singular dishes offered at Trabocco keep regulars coming back and draw in new customers daily. Better make a reservation unless you want to try to find a place in the bar to eat. You can get a quick lunch, dinner, or snack at the counter if you're in a hurry.
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