Trabocco

4.7
2045 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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KJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to Trabocco for years and they have never disappointed me. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Alameda.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, wonderful experience. Casual dinning, good for kids and service was remarkable.

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LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our meals here. Can be a little noisy at times, but wonderful food and service.

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

It was a very nice dining experience for Easter

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SL
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our absolute favorite restaurant....always delicious food...great neighborhood gem.

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HP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and selection. Service is excellent. Pizza and pastas are terrific.

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WL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, “created” a dish upon request; Giuseppe served the Birthday tiramisu personally.

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CC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful dining experience! Grateful for this gem of a restaurant in Alameda! It has become our special place for family meals! Thank you!

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco is great, have been there multiple times on business trips to San Fran. Out on Alameda so a bit of a drive from the city but it’s worth it. Creative menu items specials change frequently (recommend the duck any time you can get it). Drinks made well, all around great value in the $$-$$$ range.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I love Trabocco. We are both so grateful that we love so close this is hidden gem. My fiancé decided to take us out for a nice Italian dinner to celebrate my acceptance to a masters program that I’ll be attending. We ordered champagne to toast, bottle of Merlot, salads, and fish of the day. It was all wonderful and delicious. At the end of the meal the Chef brought out a beautifully decorated dessert plate with the words Congratulations and a tiramisu to close the night. A personal touch from the chef brought it full circle. We always feel special when we dine at Trabocco.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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
36 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
67 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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A
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
13 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
107 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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