Trabocco

4.7
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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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BB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a Monday night, I figured it wouldn't be busy but we made a reservation on Open Table and hopped in the car. As other reviews state, it's in a shopping center and was a little bit of a walk from the parking area. Once inside, we loved the immediate warmth and friendliness. The chef/owner was behind the host stand and was smiling and friendly as he found the reservation I'd just made 15 minutes earlier. Kind of glad I did as even on a Monday night, it was fairly busy. Nice menu and good moderately priced wine list. We started with an order of calamari and some soup and then straight to pasta. Everything was amazing. The calamari was light and the dipping sauce was an unexpected treat. The food was absolutely on point and we loved every bite. We also had some spumoni and tiramisu for dessert that was a great way to end the meal. Our server, Barry, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine and made us feel like regulars even though we'd never been in the place before. All in all, a spectacular night. It made Monday night feel special. We will absolutely be back. This place was a real find.

B
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ❤️this place. So very good every-time we go there. I really like the pizza and the pasta. And a lovely Italian wine selection. I bring out of town guest here regularly. Can’t wait till I can go again.

JI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Bay Area! Best chef and best staff - I recommend this to every single person!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my parents as I know they like Italian and this is one of the nicer Alameda restaurants open for lunch on Sunday. Food and service was outstanding. Grilled seafood was moist and flavorful. Will definitely be coming back!

E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure what they could do to make the experience better. Marshall was attentive but not overly so. My only complaint is that I don’t live closer. Will be back soon.

LH
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined her a few times before and the quality of food and service has remained at the same high level as on previous visits. My salmon lunch entree was perfectly prepared, nicely presented and the server was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. My dining companion was equally impressed. I'll definitely return.

a
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service

BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service as usual. The chef came out to say hello. Always smiling and gracious. The calamari was to die for so was the prime rib. As it was a birthday dinner the chef brought out a complementary tiramisu. We’ll be back.

FM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We have been to Trebacco a few times. We were close by with some friends who had never been but wanted to so we booked it via Open Table. Upon arrival, the man at the front desk said he would seat us on the patio which was completely empty. The main restaurant was not full at all - lots of open tables - but he hesitated and told us that because we reserved via open table that was all he could offer us. He said we should have called instead. I asked him why we were being penalized for using Open Table. He then reluctantly took us to a table in the main dining area. Very disappointing and disrespectful service from him. Everything else was good - the food, our waiter.

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Service, Everything as expected. Will be back

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was very informative.

SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Trabocco. We have been going here for years and you will not be disappointed with the service and excellent cuisine.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! High recommended!

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service every time!

IM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I always enjoy coming here!

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Trobocco on recommendation of my Sister-in-law and loved it. Great cocktails, food and service. Everything was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.

T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday with friends and family. The food was excellent snd we will definitely be coming back

JF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Early Valentine's Day Dinner. My wife and I were very pleased with the food. Pasta was just right, and reminded us of the pasta we enjoyed in Italy in the past. Lovely restaurant, always comfortable, and the service very good. We look forward to a return soon.

BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was amazing and the service was outstanding! The staff is very nice and accommodating. We had a great time!

AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

after perusing yelp for best restaurants in the east bay, and reading many reviews, i decided on trabocco... turns out that that was the one place she wanted to go...we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals, staff, and ambience/decor... having an exposed kitchen in the dining area will always create for a loud noise level, and an all girls birthday dinner party with drinks can add to the decibel level , and it did....all in all, we definitely will return....the free tiramasu dessert for the birthday girl was a nice touch....only wish the owner/chef came out to our table as he did the two tables surrounding us, but totally understand..as i'm sure he's pulled back and forth with many tasks...

RS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lively restaurant with excellent and fun food. Our server was real good, and attended well to our needs.

MA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My bean salad was great, but my friend's chicken entree was overcooked. She didn't eat it all. I think it's the first time she's been disappointed there. She did not send it back though. It was her birthday and they brought her an AMAZING dessert.

S
San Francisco
295 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday is Porchetta night, the only night Trabacco serves this Italian style roasted pork and Giuseppe’s version was fantastic! Crispy on the outside, juicy and so flavorful, I can’t wait to go back and enjoy it again!

DW
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like to watch all the action, sit at the kitchen counter :-). We split the beet salad and a margarita pizza with pepperoni that we requested extra crispy. It was perfect. We love Giuseppe and the crew and consider Trabocco one of our regular, favorite haunts! Great food in a very welcoming environment.

h
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been frequent guests at Trabocco; and the food is very good and fresh tasting. The service was terrific, attentive without hovering. Definitely a great place for a return visit.

j
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, very good prices. Owned by a real Italian from Abruzza who knows how to cook. Loved it, and so did my lunch guest.

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We love this place for any special occasion. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Food was delicious and the service is always excellent. Great atmosphere to enjoy great food with great people.

DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, truly great cocktails, and a great wine list. Tiramisu at the end should not be missed! Service was very good and we appreciate the prompt water/bread. On this visit we didn't receive a side dish we had ordered, but it was still on the bill but that was corrected after flagging down our waiter. We love Trabocco and feel so lucky to have this amazing restaurant here.

c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Fantastic food! Molto buono!!!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trabocco is one of our local favorites. The food is reliably good and the employees are always friendly and welcoming

LG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful - amazing quality/quantity of food and chef Giuseppe is the absolute best, always making us feel special, we love it there!

JS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food, not super fancy but always cooked well. Staff are always very helpful and accommodating of our picky family!

CR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food and highly professional service

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

So loud we could barely hear each other - & we've been there a half dozen times, but the middle seats are too loud. Chicken was bland and overcooked, salmon tasty, but waiter could have made more if refilled drinks more timely.

MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were rather disappointed in our recent meal there. Service was good at first, but then they seemed to forget about us. Food was..........ok, Pasta seemed over cooked and mushy. Chicken was dry. This was the restaurant week, so they were quite busy, maybe too busy to do a good job. We have been pleased in the past.

RA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our group was one of several at the restaurant celebrating birthdays. They really go out of their way to make it a special occasion.

JK
San Francisco
1 review