Trabocco

4.7
2035 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful environment they've created. No need to dress upscale, casual is fine for any time of the day - it's that warm, inviting and comforting. The table had the Duck, Risotto Funghi, Seafood Stew and Spaghetti. All delicious! We started with the octopus+potato appetizer which was an odd combination THAT WORKED! The service was kind and available all around you. It was a little dark with all of the dim lighting, but I could see fine. Such a little gem in the South Shore Shopping Center, happy to return again, and again! Grazie mille!

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n
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, treated like family by Chef Giuseppe and his awesome Team. Enjoyed a lovely and leisurely lunch.

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LL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. The kitchen had an issue with one of our entrees and delivered the wrong entree twice. Our waiter was so apologetic and comped the dinner and provided us with lovely desserts. The error was not his fault and the way the restaurant staff, including the manger, handled the situation was professional and appreciated. We love Trabocco and will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite date spot. The staff are so knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Most importantly, the food is phenomenal!

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DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredibly friendly staff - really made our visit enjoyable. The food was presented beautifully and was plentiful - we all marched out with little boxes! The noise level was a little too high, and there were some who felt that the air was a bit heavy until they made adjustments - but overall, with good food and welcoming staff, we had a lovely evening - and will return.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place! Best restaurant in the Bay Area!

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PJ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good restaurant with a lively scene.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent. Great cuisine, super service, convenient location. Will be back.

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K
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Trabocco before a performance at the Oracle Arena! The noise level was a little loud on Wednesday night; however the service was excellent as well as the food! Will definitely return!

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food, and ambiance. The price point was very reasonable. Plus there’s parking!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here and it was great. Barry our server was outstanding! He really made the experience that much better. Food was delicious and hot! Really good restaurant overall. Will definitely dine here again!

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CB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new all time favorite restaurant, service was perfect! Food n wine was outstanding.

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and the best Italian meal I have ever had. The Chef greets you when you come in.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and service was fantastic! I love their Salmon and flourless chocolate cake.

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a
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently good and the service is always excellent.

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B
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience. The gnocchi was amazing. Burrata is always fresh and yummy. Love this chef and this restaurant!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Really enjoyed our meal and will definitely come back again.

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am from New York City and I felt that I was having lunch back there again. The best restaurant here in Alameda. None other compares.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been there several times. Definitely personalized attention for birthdays. The food is always good, very "real" rather than shi-shi. I always have a good time there. Definitely recommend.

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1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Easy reservation via Open Table. Everything was great, food was delicious.
Would have preferred some ice in the water; it was room temperature.
Our waiter was very friendly, but because of his accent, we couldn't understand everything he said.
No problem, though. All in all, a very pleasant meal. Thank you!

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F
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is all about great food! The people, owners and those working there are great too!

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant for my friends birthday dinner. So glad I did. The staff and owner were wonderful and made my friend feel special. Everytime I have been there the food and service have been exceptional. Highly recommend.

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e
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Insalata Pollo is great! The tea was well made. Service was lovely.

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H
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! Food- FANTASTIC Ambiance -BEAUTIFUL Service -SUPER!

A MUST GO TO PLACE for the best dining experience you have ever had LOVED IT AND CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN.

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was very pleasant and we loved the food and service.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday celebration with the family. I've come here several times, and Chef never disappoints! The octopus was beyond delightful, and burrata so luxurious. Their pizzas are always a must, and the kids love them too! Service was amazing as usual, the the server very knowledgeable. Too bad they didn't serve their duck special this time, I have dreams about that amazing dish. =O)

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BD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco is our absolutely favorite restaurant in Alameda! We bring every family and friend visitor to this restaurant. The chef always remembers us and the wait staff remembers our favorite drinks/dishes.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since there were six of us I don’t remember what everyone ordered, but I had the roasted organic chicken and it was superb. Another in our party had lasagna, which was a delicious and generous portion.

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JV
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This spot has plenty of room, especially at lunch. The service is fancy dinner service all day. Lots of smiles and real italian staffers. The Bar and outdoor seating seemed most popular. A very good menu that offers a featured plate each day. Like Tuesdays are rabbit, Wednesdays Duck; something like that. Homemade pasta is so good. Fun wine list.

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AF
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and both entrees were great !! Ordered grilled chicken sandwich and grilled salmon sandwich they were so good we each could only eat half so finished for dinner! 😊 I allready know what I’m going to order next time ! On Saturday ‘s they have lasagna on the menu it is the best !!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frequent diner. One of our favorites

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SB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco has been one of our most favorite Bay Area restaurants since we first tried it out a few weeks after its Fall 2013 opening. Great food; happy, high-energy atmosphere; fantastic service; family-friendly but also perfect for couples or business. Trabocco is located in Alameda's South Shore Center, a pleasant outdoor shopping center & that means easy parking...plus the option to stroll along the lovely Alameda shoreline before or after your meal. Highly recommend!!

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food; welcoming atmosphere -- hits that sweet spot of being both sophisticated and warm.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except it was warm in the dining room.

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AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and cocktails. I always enjoy my meals when I dine here.

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CD
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we dine here it’s a wonderful experience. Food is fresh (think farm to table) and drinks are good. Friendly neighborhood pseudo upscale restaurant near home. Always a treat! And the chef is engaging and very friendly :)

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for everything!

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my fourth time at Trabocco. This time we enjoyed the meal served on the patio, the service was excellent and perfectly paced. Everything we ordered was perfectly done. My companion was celebrating a birthday and they served her a beautiful tiramisu on a happy birthday plate. I will go back to this restaurant several times over the next year.

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Bay Area. The food and staff is always excellent. I feel and I am treated like family.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, EXCELLENT!

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