Trabocco
Trabocco

Trabocco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trabocco.com/
  • Phone: 5105211152x
  • 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 5105211152x

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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Trabocco reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (178)neighborhood gem (172)special occasion (145)great for outdoor dining (138)good for groups (105)great for lunch (100)hot spot (78)romantic (77)notable wine list (59)vibrant bar scene (48)kid-friendly (37)great for brunch (29)late-night find (25)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Recent Dinner
    Susan
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our dinner at Trabocco this week was wonderful! All entrees were delicious and well-presented. The waiter was attentive and very funny! We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Lane
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was terrific for a 21 year old's birthday with the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very lively with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was very good and interesting. Beautifully done inside with an open kitchen outstanding bar and had a nice outdoor dining area. They had a large group party outside which may have contributed to slightly slower service but the waiter was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2lilpiglets
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    what a wonderful gem in alameda! I had such a wonderful time here! I actually felt so guilty having a big full lunch knowing I was going to come for our anniversary dinner so I was only able to order my entree instead of being able to also try their great sounding starters. I ordered their wood fire grilled chicken and it was so tasty! The owner/chef - Giuseppe makes everyone feel so welcome with his personal greetings! The restaurant made our night special by sending us our dessert on a plate with a happy anniversary message. I will be back to try all their dishes....my neighboring table had the Banzino whole fish special and they told me it was delish! So looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but expectations were higher
    HugoVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This place had great reviews, some of the best in the area, but made me feel like it's over-rated. The food was not worth more than 3 stars; somewhat bland fried calamari but with a great sauce, bland soup, under-seasoned duck but great Fettuccine bolognese (easier simple dish, who can miss that...) Similar comments for service; the staff was really friendly and efficient... at first. Out waiter more-or-less disappear when dessert time came, taking forever to bring menus and made us wait so long to order that we were about to leave when one of his colleague overheard us and took our order. Nobody was even looking so we could not ask someone else had it not been for her (useful) eavesdropping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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  • 47th Anniversary Dinner
    Ric4
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything was perfect for our dinner. This wasn't our first visit, but it was special, the service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Ty904
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is really a gem...don't have to drive out of the island for a special dinner,the food was fantastic.am a pasta lover and I just like their food ...reminds me of my vacation in Italy few years back.kudos to the staff
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite place
    Katrinka
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Trabocco is a find - in the center of a mall but don't let that scare you off - the decor inside is great. The dining room acoustics are horrible, very noisy in there, thus the 3 stars on ambiance. I much prefer the bar - quieter, faster service, and more fun. The food is very good, the oxtail ravioli was fabulous. Pizza's can be wet and hard to eat but still delicious.
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  • Great addition to Alameda!
    CeCe
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food and service, vibrant atmosphere, just what Alameda needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't say enough
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my fourth visit to Trabocco, and each time I've been with someone new and tried different menu items. I love the food here, the service has always been spot on and the restaraunt itself is lovely! Their wine, beer and spirit selection is generous and I really like that they incorporate local places into their drink menus. I always order calamari, and one of my favorites is the Crudo in Due. The food is tasty, and good portions, all of the staff are lovely and I always make it a point to get dessert while I'm at it. I wish I could come in EVERY week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    Bayareablonde
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Second time here and the food is very good with a very nice setting. Great for lunch on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love4friendshipdinning
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took my friend for a birthday luncheon with three other friends. We had such a wonderful time! The food was delicious and the service was great. The chef even came to the table for a picture. What a great hidden gem in Alameda.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great birthday lunch!
    Woodsider
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Trabocco was a new "find" for my sister, who lives in Alameda, and an unforgettable place to celebrate her birthday. Lunch was delicious, the co-owner stopped by to greet us and ask how things were, the late-lunch setting was quiet and beautiful, and the service was impeccable. Furthermore, Trabocco beautifully decorated my sister's dessert plate (she had the flour-less chocolate cake) with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate script. It was really touching and memorable. We'll be back and will tell friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    bea22
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great restaurant. Chef is a professional! Beautiful décor, fresh and tasty food. Staff is really friendly. Tiramisu is a killer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    EastCoaster
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food and service were great. If you are in the area do not pass up this restaurant. We've eaten hear many times and there is a consistency to the food and service. The owner always comes out to greet his customers and to make sure all was well with the meal. Family run with that family involvement gives you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    newbiefoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Caprese is awesome! Gotta ask for it as it seems to have vanished from the menu (well I couldn't find it) Mozzarella melts in your mouth goodness. Place gets very, very loud and hard to carry out a conversation with your group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cord
    CordVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall excellent in everyway. The owner greets everyone, very personable and hardworking. Great food and wine list with many specials. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local Alameda spot.
    kiwikandy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Will be back. Great service and attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy, Artisinal Restaurant
    MarkusThorndike
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The classic rustic Italian food is so very well prepared by a chef from Italy. The chef imports wines from Italy that anywhere else would cost you another $10 a bottle. We felt well cared for, a wonderful restaurant all in all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tra-riffic!
    Jdadverb
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had our best meal yet at Trabocco recently. Really glad to have this welcome addition to Alameda. Wait staff was great, friendly and funny. Food was delicious. Lots of great vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    KellVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved the burrata with prosciutto. We loved the ravioli. Our 2 fish specials for entrees sucked! Good service though slow. Missed a dish we had ordered. Way too loud. This place is very popular. They will not miss us as customers.
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  • Alameda's best
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Party of nine on the patio for dinner. Excellent starters: octopus, carpaccio, burrata, beet salads. Would like to see them tone down the vinaigrettes, however: a little strong and a bit too much used. Baccala (salt cod) starter is one of our favs. Special of rotisserie duck was very good; the pork risotto with beet puree was AMAZING. Spaghetti with seafood was excellent also. The pumpkin creme brulee and tiramisu won everyone's hearts; our guest of honor was floored by the tiramisu, saying she doesn't really like coffee so had never cared much for the dessert, but Trabocco's version is now her gold standard! Great service as usual from Michele, much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    birderVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was delicious, very good italian menu. Both the Calamari and Carpaccio as first courses were wonderful, also the Agnolotti di Zucca very delicious and plenty of it, the Ravioli con coda also very good. Great cosmopolitan cocktail. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Tried this out for lunch with a client. Homemade pasta, great pizza, good service- had really great attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated, over priced
    Lucky92
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Only was able to understand 2 of the 4 specials, perhaps if I spoke Italian would have heard them all. We asked if we could order drinks but he said - no, wanted to tell us the specials first. The waiter seemed in a hurry, tried to get another drink after he took our order but he zipped off. Had to go to the bar to get another drink. Interesting food, had cocoa pasta with rabbit ragu - pretty good, my wife's butternut squash was cold. Over rated and over priced. Doubt if we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Italian food!
    hijoanne123
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a great time twice at Trabocco with a large group, 6 of us. The food is great with great choices, we had some vegetarians with us too. The Chef who is from Italy came out to ask us how was everything. Great deserts too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    SueT
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We always enjoy an evening at Trabocco's. It starts with a warm greeting from the hostess (usually the chef's wife) and continues with the capable wait staff. We have tried most items on the menu and all deserve top praise. This time I had the pork chop and it had to have been the best pork chop I have ever had. My husband had the Spaghetti del Trabocco which he has gotten before and every time he claims it is the best spahetti dish in the Bay Area. During the meal, Chef Giuseppe, always stops by to see how you are enjoying his meal and it is one of the nice touches that I believe all diners look forward to. He truly appreciates you choosing his restaurant as your destinction. You can't go wrong going to lunch/dinner/brunch at Trabocco's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steinway
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have had two wonderful lunch experiences at Trabocco! The food and the service were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    JBFI
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I've been to Trabacco for lunch with the "girls" three times now. Each time has been a great experience. The service from entering the restaurant, at the table and when leaving was very good and the food was excellent. We were a group of five ladies over 60--to be honest, over 70. Four had the seafood saute over spinach, the fifth had the chicken salad. All were excellent. Sitting outside in the protected patio was the perfect spot. We would definitely go there again--soon, I hope
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little gem.
    OutAndAbout
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Seems a little out of place in a shopping center, but don't let that deter you from a delightful lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trabocco never fails to deliver!
    KatH
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Came here with my son and my Mom celebrating her birthday; neither one of them had ever been before but my husband and I are regulars. Neither one of them go out to eat very often, and when they do it's usually fast food or buffet so this was a real treat! Everything was great, of course - the calamari, burrata, steak, salmon special, and dessert. The tiramisu is probably one of the best we've ever had, the chocolate torta is the "must order" dessert, and their gelato is delicious! My Mom enjoyed her birthday dinner here and even posted about it to her Facebook page - she felt very spoiled being able to go to this "fancy" restuarant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love that Place
    trubash
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The email confirmation was appreciated, as well as a personal call from the restaurant on the day of dining. From the moment we arrived we received smiles, prompt, friendly, efficient svs, and as expected, the food was great! My party was thoroughly impressed. Yes we will be returning!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Outdoor setting
    Bayareablonde
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time here and since my husband is non-gluten, they have non-gluten pasta and many dishes he could eat. The setting outdoors is very italian feeling and the chef came out in person to make sure everything was satisfactory. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally in Alameda!!!
    beets2dine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A sophisticated restaurant with an amazing menu but all the family warmth of Central Italy. Chef Giuseppi provides a smile and a comforting welcome, making each and every customer feel special. We witnessed him singing a heartfelt happy birthday to a table celebrating a lovely woman's 95th birthday and he honored our wedding anniversary with a personal story. We loved the agnoletti and the rabbit dishes. Keep it coming! Alameda needs this!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trabocco was Smokin!
    jeepsee
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    OK I had to look up the definition of "Trabocco" : Italian for "Overflow" maybe in the sense of a crowd or abundance. Nice decor, very upscale. Patio and indoor seating. Expensive for us, but it was an Anniversary Dinner. Really loved those butternut squash ravioli- more of a chef's deconstructionist take on "ravioli" but melt-in-your-mouth delicious; The sage butter sauce is divine in that conversation. My risotto was good, Lots of saffron, very aromatic. A tiny bit salty. Everything was well timed and nicely plated. We had the tiramisu. My Husband sang its praises , I thought it yummy but I like a tad more Marscapone and this was a little more lady-fingeresque. Careful not to breathe in that powdered Cocoa on top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Nominati
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    everything was delicious and fresh, and Italian, including the kitchen and wait staff. The quinoa chick pea salad was the least flavorful antipasta, but the super tender lamb skewers and the very green caprese made up for it. Oxtail Ravioli, eggplant penne, and the butternut squash agnolotti melted in our mouths and even the pasta without the filling was pretty amazing. Shared a very rich piece of chocolate cake at the end, which was perfect. The only snag in the whole meal was that in my ravioli, I bit down on a chunk of very hard cartilage. But the chef came out and apologize, explaining that this is the unfortunate effect of being as fresh as can be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Upscale Italian
    yummers
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    There really is something for everyone here: House made pastas, rotating rotisserie and seafood selections, and wood fired pizzas. Our table of three ordered the lamb skewers (small, but flavorful), burrata caprese (intensely creamy cheese with super sweet tomato. This was probably my favorite thing of the night), the Mezzo e Mezzo pizza/calzone combo, Fettuccine Bolognese (which my dining partner said was the best she ever had), and the chitarrine al Cacao (Pasta with rabbit ragu). The ragu was good, but I wanted it to be a little more special than it was). We left feeling full, but not overly so as with some Italian restaurants. This was my second time here and would come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little off this time
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Still pleasing, but not quite as good as some of the meals we've had here. Beet salad is good altho we wish they'd drop the ricotta salada, which never has any flavor to add. The Spaghetti del Trabocco had less sauce this time which disappointed spouse, who loves their marinara. The Insalata Bistecchina, sliced wood-grilled steak, needs a little rethinking. Couscous should be separate from salad; it makes a terrible salad dressing with little grains glued all over the lettuce! But loved the currants and dollops of avocado; Parmesan shavings were just right. Desserts were very good but panna cotta a bit too sweet this time. We'll consider this a temporary dip; we enjoy Trabocco and will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This wonderful restaurtant has maintained its energy, level of quality and welcoming spirit. Service was fatastic and friendly. Food was excellent. I had onky been here for lunch in the past. Great dinner!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I want to love it but...
    MartinH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's good. The place is nice, the food is good, but mostly it's lost in the service. Meal pacing is critical, and at these prices, it misses the mark. A nice place, let down by service. The break between salad & main course was 40+ minutes, both times we went. That is too long. I had to ask for a refill on my iced tea and only got one, in AN HOUR! When the end of our meal came, the waiter did not offer dessert menus- it was more like, "are you ready to leave?" And if you serve a fish special as a whole fish- better mention that. Been there twice- and again, it is nice and the food is good but the service needs work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic