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
270 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (176)neighborhood gem (176)special occasion (167)great for outdoor dining (127)good for groups (111)romantic (86)great for lunch (82)hot spot (71)notable wine list (70)kid-friendly (41)vibrant bar scene (41)great for brunch (38)late-night find (19)scenic view (5)Show More
  • ScooterVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent Italian restaurant...variety of pastas and entrees, pizza oven, counter seating available, nice bar, upscale setting. Lucky to have in Alameda.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lcsoak
    lcsoak
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our waiter and staff were charming, answering all our questions, not only about food, but the owner, cook, décor and house specials. I had red pepper soup and lamb on skewers, both starters. Very good and just enough for me. My friends had risotto with steak and mushrooms, with wine sauce. Excellent, presented like mount Vesuvius. Very good desserts, cream caramel something with whipping cream and tiramisu (?). Didn't mind spending a little more money. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Anxious to try outside next time. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New gem in Alameda
    Paulina
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fabulous food, fantastic staff, fresh and festive atmosphere. Grilled fish paired with a lovely pinot was my choice. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food and service....but
    GeorgeS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    All was great. Except for the beginning. The greeter didn't greet. In fact she hardly said anything. Instead of welcoming us to the restaurant she sort of looked at me, I said that I had a reservation, she looked to confirm then said please follow me. The wait staff, chef, food and owner more than made up for the rough beginning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It keeps getting better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Go early because when it fills up the noise is great. The entrees were so fresh and tasty that it is my new favorite ALameda restaurant. Chef is a very hard working man and is always present every time I have been there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    After patiently waiting for an occasion to eat at Trobacco's, I must say the food was only subpar. I ordered the oxtail ravioli and my oxtail was tough to chew. The key to a good oxtail anything is to cook it until it almost melts in your mouth. The flavors of the pizza and the oxtail were just "ok". I feel like I could have cooked that dinner myself and the flavors could have been better (and I am a bad cook). The service was good though. I appreciate the Italian accents and the atmosphere of the place. If the food tasted just slightly better, I would give it 5 stars. It's on the pricier side, and although the portions were good, I think you're paying more for the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A memorable meal
    mwinn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In the past I've taken my mom to Rivoli and Fonda for our special meals when she comes in from out of state. She's enjoyed those meals, but never before has she referred to a meal as "memorable". The octopus appetizer is out of this world - a nice sear on the outside, buttery inside. Absolutely terrific restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine italian dining in Alameda
    Richard
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Waitress did a great job explaining the specials of the day. Food was good as expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gem
    Kurt
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    e sat outdoors on a nice summer night. There were heaters, but we didn't need them. The food was rated very good by all four diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • East Bay Gem
    EastBayFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Trabbocco has everything we look for in a restaurant.. Whether a quick bite, lunch, a family dinner or a special occasion: it pays careful attention to its food ( whether the tender blistered pizza or a special entree of sea bass or rotisserie duck), it's service ( several waiters are recently arrived from Italy), or it's ambiance ( decor of warm woods and sleek modern furnishings enhanced by A wonderful outdoor dining area . It would a valued asset for any community ... And we' re glad it chose Alameda!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable birthday dinner!
    hqstir
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Party of five on a recent Thursday night. Restaurant was 80% full @ 7pm. Ordered a variety appetizers, pizza, pasta and meat entrees. Calamari and beet salad were tasty and Christina pizza was ample and interesting with arugula and proscuitto. Oxtail ravioli and pork chop (with the long bone) were good. Very pleased that they always allow us to split the steak (medium rare as ordered) into two portions at no split-plate fee! Tiramisu and Chocolate cake were great ways to end the meal. Wine selections were fine. Prices are higher than expected for Alameda, but worth it when you consider the decor and open kitchen designs. and free parking (it's a mall).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food and great service.... outside seating is a delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    MamaDLD
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great menu, with lots of selections; service is top notch with lots of attention to detail. Excellent by the glass wine list. The inside restaurant can be loud so request a booth, table by the wall, or outside when you make a reservation. We sat at a table in the middle of the room and it was very loud...hard to hear your dinner companions speak.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Italian Fare!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Well, we had a grand time dining in this nifty restaurant. The food is excellent; the waiters are attentive, very friendly and fun. The wine list is very good and affordable. The vibe is energetic. If we lived in the East Bay, we would dine here on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real Itialian deal!
    TimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I came here while out of town for business. I sat near their pizza oven station. I had a great chat with Giuseppe, their pizza chef and from what I can tell their head chef and/or assistant chef. He assisted the cooks with every step of their process. I had the spaghetti del Trabocco. I'm very picky with seafood, and it was some of the best mussels, clams and shrimp I've ever had!! Giuseppe is the real deal when it comes to real Italian cooking. I was overwhelmed with foodie delight and every part of the meal, including the service I received from the hostess and my server. I've been to Italy and this food is absolutely at par with some of the best food I've had in the boot. A++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great new find.
    KincaidsVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A friend introduced me to Trabocco's for lunch. I enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and the outdoor dining area. Since that time I've recommended several people to that location. I had another recent occassion to have a friend invite me to dinner and I suggested Trabocco's and another friend joined us. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Customer service is extremely important to me. I was thoroughly impressed by all of the workers from the hostess to the chef, etc., I would definitely recommend it for a small group. I'd love to have an office holiday party and will look into that. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 times and still great
    HungryGirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have been here for 3 birthday celebrations, one of which was mine. The food is wonderful and the service is great. I like the decor also. I have not found one dish that I didn't love. The homemade pasta is great. I loved the chicken and the risotto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I come here often
    Xenos
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is still my favorite restaurant in Alameda. The staff are all very friendly, the chef knows me by name, and the good is as good as anything I've had in North Beach. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIVE STARS
    BMWCraig
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    All I've heard is nothing but good things and this restaurant lived up to that! From the food and the service to the owners. Even super busy the restaurant operated well!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Star812VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We wanted a restaurant that's close by the Oakland airport so as to minimize traffic jam during commute hours going to the airport to pick up a friend. This one fits the bill. Food was good, decor has a pleasant urban feel, staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining
    Knitter
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Have been there twice and both times have had good food and great service. The pasta dishes are excellent as well as the pizza. Calamari appetizer was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sonny
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service were wonderful. As usual Giuesppi was at his best. Great place to "break bread"
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissatisfied customer
    Mash
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very noisy high priced for poor Quality, service very poor. Will not return, what a Rip Off.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    There were five of us. Our selection spanned Itialian, pork and fish. We all cleaned our plate. Service was attentive. Originally we were placed in the main dinning room, the noise level is very loud and if you are hard of hearing which I am, it make it difficult. I praise the hostess as they moved us to a quieter table which made a big different. We were find sitting at a 4 top even though we were 5. Glasses of wine are pricy. Varied menu options and bar. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustydog
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    a bad night; had 3 times on their excellent bolognese -but it was so bad, my husband could not eat it - sauce/meat were overcooked or something that was not tasty! Will be back, and hope to have it again to see if they changed the recipe or that evening, they had a bad night on that specific dish
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    DiscerningVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to this restaurant 4 times - this was the worst in terms of service ! Lady server only came to take our order for the main course and dessert. It took several attempts to track her down just to get refills of water ! We expected better service - considering we were a large party ! She never even smiled or apologized for not giving us water ! disappointing poor service - have been 4 times to restaurant. This was the WORST SERVICE ! lady waitress gave us minimum service - took order for main course and dessert difficult to track down on water ! would not like to be seated at her table again ! I brought my in-laws from Hong Kong as well as long-time family friends !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • see below
    rm1proVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Overall, too noisy, overpriced for the location and area, food not bad
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE place
    foodgirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What an amazing place! The Chef is fantastic about making everyone feel welcome and like an old friend. The food is super fresh, tasty and presented wonderfully by an outstanding staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Welcome Addition
    Nodiettonite
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This has got to be the classiest, tastiest and most welcome addition to Alameda dining in the island's history!! Knowledgeable, friendly waiters are on top of the menu, also offering substitutions that that are generously outside of the menu ... ambiance, relaxed dining room and the fantastic food all make for a dining experience that has been sorely missing in Alameda!! We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Trabocco with Friend
    Virginia
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food, super service, warm greetings by Chef and other key players, Christine. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Foods fantastic, the staff is exceptional, very friendly, made me feel super comfortable. Evry dish was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection - again!
    LocalTouristVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JK123
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    GREAT PLACE. GOOD FOOD AND SEVICE. OWNER ALLWAYS COME BY TO CHECK IN. ALL THE PASTA IS EXCELLENT AND PAZZA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    YumYum
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Visit!
    Mimi
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trabocco=fab
    FoleysFeast
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    denaliVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALAMEDA'S NEW ITALIAN GEM
    MangaVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A fantastic new Italian restaurant with food that is inspired by the owners native Abruzzo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Eatery
    feedmenow
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Celebrated by 54th birthday - the food was impeccable, the service knowledgable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate