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Trabocco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trabocco.com
  • Phone: (510) 521-1152
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Su-Sa 11:30am-3pm
    Dinner Su-Th 4pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 4pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Naccarelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Otis St. and Park St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in South Shore Center parking lot.
A word from Trabocco
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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, super service, warm greetings by Chef and other key players, Christine. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I've been to Trabocco several times and each time it's been perfect! This was the first time I ate outside and I was joined by two friends who ate there for the first time. It was a magical experience for all of us! Our waiter - Michele - was superb! He had a wonderful sense of humor and we couldn't have received better service. Our food was also excellent - from the salmon panini (with to-die-for french fries) to the butternut squash ravioli to the gluten free seafood pasta. Of course we had to share the flourless chocolate cake - fabulous! It's my last week living in Alameda and I have to say that Trabocco will be the number one restaurant I will miss in the area. I'll be back to visit though!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Alameda has needed a first class restaurant like this for a long time. It's right up there with the three or four others in town, if not at the top."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had an early dinner with 3 friends. Server Marshall was friendly and attentive. All of us really enjoyed the food and drinks. Easy parking is always a plus. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Understandably Trabocco is one of the top 100 neighborhood gems! We could not of had a better dining experience. Bridging the gap of generations made everyone happy-food service atmosphere!!. Definitely will return,not to be missed on the little Isle of Alameda"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It's great to have a restaurant of this caliber in Alameda. They seemed to have worked out most of the opening kinks as the food and service keeps getting better. The kitchen was a little slow, but more so in allowing us to enjoy a nice leisurely weekend dinner. Overall I highly recommend what Giuseppe has brought to Alameda!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A fantastic new Italian restaurant with food that is inspired by the owners native Abruzzo"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Celebrated by 54th birthday - the food was impeccable, the service knowledgable and friendly."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went for lunch and the service was excellent and the food was very good, but the decor blew me away. We will definitely be going back for dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After my wife's great lunch a few weeks ago, and friends' positive reports about recent dining @ Trabocco, we were very disappointed on a variety of issues: (1) we waited 30 minutes for our table; (2) the pizza/calzone was cold in the middle; (3) the cappuccino was cold; (4) the espresso was bitter; (5) the chef greeted many other patrons but not our table; (6) our server was inattentive most of the 2+ hour ordeal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When I a not having a quiet meal there with my husband and friends, I like to sit at the counter with a gal friend or two and flirt with the owner/chef, Giuseppe, and the wait staff while we watch the cooks do their magic. Christina, Giuseppe's wife, runs the front of the house with grace and style. Don't miss the pizza named after her: wild mushrooms, mozzarella on a perfect crust, topped with arugula, prosciutto, shaved Reggiano and a drizzle of truffle oil. Seafood is wonderful, as are the pastas and rotisserie items."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My party of 5 had a wonderful time. All the dishes we enjoyed were very good and priced/portioned reasonably. No need to go to the city or College Ave. Trabocco is for real!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Always a good meal. Clean. Lively Good drinks, very good service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Steak pork chops and pasta are all delicious. Even the spinach is tasty. Duck one time was a little chewy but tasted great. Pear salad is the only thing I would call ok. Chocolate torte very dense and chocolaty. Usually the owner comes around to say hi. He did not last visit. Missed that."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food and ambience, but I was annoyed that I had to tell my waiter at the end to bring my husband's complimentary birthday tiramisu. It seems like this was not communicated to the waiter ahead of time, which was even more annoying since I had called that day to remind them this was a birthday dinner for my husband. It was an awkward exchange between me and the waiter. Overall, the dinner was excellent though."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had heard very good things about this restaurant and were not disappointed in our first visit. Our waitress was friendly and service was prompt. The caprese appetizer was absolutely wonderful - the mozzarella melted in my mouth. The serving is generous so it can definitely be shared. My tablemates had the pasta Bolognese, which I tried. Not as good as my homemade but good nonetheless. :) I had the day's fish special which was very good. The menu selection is broad, and we'll definitely be back again to try other things on the menu."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Fettuccini was very good. Duck was also good, but not as good as the duck at Camino in Oakland. Camino served two pieces, one of which was breast--all cooked on open fire. Service was very excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our server forgot about us and it took him about 45 minutes to take our order. It was loud people behind us and the food wasn't good. Best things there were the wine and bread."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a delicious lunch. It was our first time there and really appreciated the ambiance and art installations etc. My sister lives in SF and is used to frequenting great local restaurants. She said she felt like she was in San Francisco! We loved it... food, service, ambiance, all of it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and excellent services. Couldn't believe it was crowed on a Wednesday evening!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were surprised and delighted to find this genuine Italian restaurant, NOT a chain, in an out of the way spot in Alameda. The physical plant is very attractive and well thought out, the service very friendly and attentive without being unctious, the menu offerings were creative, and the food was well prepared. The chef came out to chat with us when we were finished to inquire about our meal, which I thought was a good sign of their high standards and desire to provide the best dining experience they can. Well done all around. I will gladly return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "What a great find! Lovely service, knowledgeable staff (had quite a lesson about wines), beautiful setting, and every morsel was flavorful; from salad, to main course, to dessert. Loved the delicate combinations of flavors. It was hard to choose because there were so many delectable choices on the menu. If I lived near here, I would surely go back! It was well worth a long drive to get there."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Looking forward to a quality dining experience, we were disappointed with the limited menu, noisy space, small portions, horribly slow service, and once it was obvious we weren't drinking/ordering wine...almost no attention was paid our table. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food just want satisfying enough for the price you pay."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a little piece of Italy in a shopping center. Take the time to find it (in Alameda) and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was very good and have good menu for kids. Some food are pricier than other Italian restaurants."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A great place to enjoy dinner without your kids. The outdoor patio is fantastic. The food is great. Giuseppe the owner/chef is great. Over all a fun enjoyable place."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The wine list is the only complaint. We like wine "by the glass" and they only offered 1 cabernet and that was fron the central coast of CA. Other tha that, it was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had the carpaccio and not many places offer this on their menus. This was wonderful, and it was the dish that drew me in. My fellow diners had seafood dishes they enjoyed. We shared a caprese salad with a creamy mozzarella. The desserts were traditional and tasty. Our waitperson was attentive and knowledgeable about the food served. I can hardly wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Trabocca is a place to escape the busy day and hideaway in an atmosphere of pleasure. It takes you away to a place filled with good wine, unique menu choices, enjoyable service and pleasant surroundings. The decor lends a sense of warmth, glow and comfort. We have not been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our food. We like to split courses, so we can try several things, and they were cool with that. Our waiter was friendly and helpful as well as being very Italian - great for the atmosphere. The restaurant is elegant - although situated in a shopping center it is certainly not a "mall" type restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Do yourself a favor and try Trabocco. Wonderful food and service. Each time I've dined there, no one in my party has been disappointed. This most recent visit was for my mother's birthday and she really enjoyed herself. The Chef came from the kitchen and visited each table. They even gave Mom a complimentary dessert with a candle on it for her birthday. Already looking forward to going back and trying something new from their incredible menu. Would highly recommend this place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner. Thank you Trabocco!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is delicious. The chef comes out to talk to the customers. The service is good, including the receptionist, the waiter and the busboy. The mocha tastes well. But the price is not low."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Always a great meal of consistent quality!!! Thank you Guseppi and staff for the great evening!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My family went to celebrate Father's day a week late... All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. My wife's Mom and I had the fish special (cod) it was delightful. My wife had the mezzo e mezzo and was very happy, the crust was great My daughter had the angulotti, she loved it. My wife's Dad had the salmon, he said it was delicious. It was a great dinner!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have gone to Trabocco almost every week since it opened. Usually we go the bar and have a drink and move on but eat dinner there at least 1-2x a month. We have brought out of town friends there as our "go to" restaurant. The Owner/Chef is very friendly and moves from table to table both welcoming and thanking diners. A wonderful addition to Alameda!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Trabocco has an authentic, delicious menu for both lunch and dinner. The ingredients are fresh, well-seasoned, and perfectly prepared. I tried the Abruzzo wine (the region where the chef/owner originates) and really enjoyed it. They also have a variety of specialty drinks. Portions are generous and plated nicely. It can get noisy, but that is because it is always a packed house! You can still carry on a conversation at your table without having to speak loudly. Everytime we go we like to try something new, and so far, we have yet to be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "every dish we ate was beautifully presented and delicious. Two slight negatives: I ordered the rabbit and although the flavor was very good, the meat was dry and as a result somewhat difficult to cut; we ordered the flourless chocolate cake and again the flavor was wonderful, but my previous experience of this dessert is that the consistency is usually a heavier cake-like consistency. Trabocco's was more like a mouse/pudding."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A group of six, from kids to grandparents, we all enjoyed Trabocco a lot. Highly recommend octopus/potato appetizer. Oxtail ravioli, seafood stew, and desserts were other highlights."
    Dined on 6/16/2014