Trabocco

4.7
2017 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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RT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
105 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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AF
Sacramento
25 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
2 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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w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high reco! Great service, and wonderful food!

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KL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With the many fine restaurants in the Bay Area from which to choose, it’s not every day one comes across a dining experience that REALLY stands out; but Trabocco is truly an OUTSTANDing restaurant experience. From the warm hospitality, to the lovely ambience, the excellent food, and top notch service, this place shines. And did I mention the ample and easy parking? Hooeeeeee!

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our favorite restaurant in Alameda. It never disappoints! We love the seafood stew, the Branzino fish and the octopus appetizer. But everything we’ve had there is delicious.

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HB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious, the prices were fair and the service was just excellent and professional. The chef greets everyone as they enter which is a really nice touch. The restaurant itself is beautiful and comfortable. My only complaint is that we should have requested a different table as were in a corner near the emergency exit. The restaurant was full and we didn't want to make a fuss. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Unusual and delicious. The chef (owner?) was so hospitable. And the waiter was very patient. We talked for hours with no one hurrying us along.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with a good friend. My favorite restaurant. So perfect and makes you feel like family.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Food came out a tad cool, and I wish there were more vegitarian pasta options.

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MF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, attractive space, great food.

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

The service was amazing and as always the food was some of the best I’ve ever had! Always a warm inviting feeling when we come here

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

Thanks Marshall for making dinner extra special!

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SF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Had Salmon dinner and a glass of house Cab.
Service was quick.
Server was really friendly.
Little expensive so was a treat.

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NY
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always very good. Recently though, they are putting more sauce/meet in the dishes vs pasta, which makes the dish too heavy. Service is always good.

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p
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, service & menu options. ambiance is awesome too.

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LS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Bay Area restaurant for a celiac to feel welcomed and fed a safe, hearty meal. The chef came out very quickly and had such a positive attitude. He also greeted me as we left. The hospitality was superb and unexpected. Thank you!

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AE
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco is a favorite spot... great food, good variety of options so everyone can always find something, lovely drinks (the basil martini and margarita are favorites), nice wine list, and the service is perfect. Walking in the door is like walking in to join extended family. Thank you once again!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Trabocco! The food is amazing, the service is great, and it’s not overly expensive.

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time coming to the restaurant and it won't be my last. Authentic Italian cusine full of rich flavors.

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SF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

For a restaurant in a shopping mall in the suburbs of the East Bay, I expected a better value. The food was mediocre at best. The pork chop was under salted and over cooked, the worst tragedy for meat. It was loud in there. The only redemption was the perfectly cooked scallop in the seafood stew. Wouldn't go here again.

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