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About 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.

2213 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Su-Sa 11:30am-4pm
Dinner Su-Th 4pm-10:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 4pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Otis St. and Park St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 521-1152

Website:
http://www.trabocco.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking in South Shore Center parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Naccarelli

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: (510) 521-1152

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Trabocco Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (77)
Good for a Date (70)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
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Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Groups (60)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Authentic (52)
Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Great for Lunch (47)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Bar Seating (45)
Casual (45)
Business Meals (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Romantic (37)
Fun (35)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Seasonal (22)
Cozy (21)
Healthy (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Disabled Access (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
People Watching (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The tables are a bit close together so not a great spot if you are having a flirtatious romantic date or sharing confidential information. The ambient noise was a bit high making it hard to hear the waiter until he leaned in. Once we got past the ordering phase, it was delightful. The food combinations were creative, the cocktails inspired and table side service attentive without being overbearing. I didn't feel we were rushed to "flip the table" and appreciated the waiter offering me a sample of an unfamiliar wine before I committed to a glass. We'll definitely come back next time our adventures bring us to Alameda.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great. Would have appreciated more directed light for menu reading.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Have been there many times. It's always a great evening at one of Alameda's gems.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is the crown jewel of Alameda. The owner and the staff are fantastic, service is perfect, and the food, consistently delightful, a top 10 restaurant in the entire Bay Area.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing - the food was spectacular, as was the service.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our second time there. Food was great as usual. The only problem we had was the lighting. There wasn't enough light to read the menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our 4th time and this place have not disappoint us. Consistent good food, good service - GREAT service with Gretta (spelling?). Highly recommend this hidden gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We tried the calamari, a benchmark for Italian restaurants in my book. Very light batter and perfectly crunchy without overcooking. The sauce was tomato-y without being ketchup-y, and nicely peppered. The bowl of olives, almonds and ricotta salata was simple and simply delicious. Our waiter, Marshall, was well versed in the menu and made a perfect recommendation for the wine based on our guests' palates as well as the entrees. There was an ample selection of seasonally imagined entrees for every taste. A lovely evening, perhaps to be repeated after Christmas shopping at South Shore this season.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

MY dad celebrated his 92nd birthday here. Giuseppe was great with my dad. he had delivered his desert to him My dad was very impressed. He made his zabaglione warm which my dad likes. We have frequented this restaurant many times. I had the lamb shank which was out of this world. So tender the meat fell off the bone. I have also had the rabbit and polenta which is very good also. We will be back soon!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great fkkd

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We enjoyed our lunch ...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

When you walk in you are instantly greeted and feel at home. The chef actually comes to your table to talk with you and even says hello when you first arrive. The food is unbelievable and fantastic. You will want to come back three or four days in a row. its that good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Organic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Amazing and very personal service. Had the chef himself deliver a birthday cake to my wife, such a lovely gesture. The entire staff was so welcoming and nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great, so was the service. The main dining room is noicy. Be sure to ask for a quiet table if you prefer a quiet meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing, personal service! The owner/head chef came by multiple times for my husband's 40th birthday and paid special attention to my daughter, who has a hearing loss. She loved the viewing window where pasta was being made. The waitress brought out tiramisu for my husband's bday. It was a special treat! The staff also cleaned up the milk my daughter spilled all over the floor without batting an eye. Lovely night! Very special celebration.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great dining experience from the quality of the wait staff to the quality of the food. The menu offers great variety. The specials were all seasonal. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. The desserts are a sweet treat to end the meal. And, they didn't rush us. A great place to celebrate a birthday or get together with friends or that 'date night' with your significant other. Loved this place will definitely visit again and again and again (I think you see where I'm going with this.)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating a milestone birthday. There were 6 of us. We all had a cocktail to start, followed by appetizers, main courses and dessert. Everything was delicious. There were many specials. The server did a great job of explaining them. She also reccomended a great wine. I had the Branzino special. It was a whole fish served with head and tail but totally deboned. It was fabulous. Others had sea bass, squid ink risotto, pizza and the salmon special for the evening. Everyone raved about their food. If you find yourself in Alameda I definitely suggest going.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Marshall was our waiter tonight and he was fantastic. He was attentive and made great recommendations. Food was wonderful. We will be back soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a super great dinner with our friends. Started off with fried calamari, Nacala,and gnocchi. We had the fish specials of brancini, and corvina sea bass. Dessert was tiramisu. We’ll be back.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went with another couple for his annual birthday celebration. My only negative thought was that it was a bit noisy. The food was excellent and the service was just right -- attentive, but leisurely. We shared a potato-octopus appetizer that was absolutely perfect; the most tender octopus ever. I had another seafood plate with scallops, shrimp, etc. that I enjoyed a lot. My wife had a ravioli dish that I thought was great; can't comment on my friends' dishes but they seemed happy. Outstanding desserts too -- panna cotta and gelato. I recommend the restaurant for special occasions, though I thought the bill was very reasonable -- $165 with tip for 4 people, including 1 glass of wine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A disappointment this time. Waiter was rushed and largely absent. Lamb ragu was loaded with small bones and other inedible parts and oxtail had large pieces of bay leaf inside the raviolis. The tiramisu continues to be the best I have had. The quality of ingredients and the flavor overall continue to be spot on, but the quality of service and care in preparation seem to be suffering from the pace demanded by the volume of customers they've attracted.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We drove a good distance to eat here.... we had a $20 Open Table certificate. We love good Italian food, and the drive was worth it. Fresh food, well prepared and friendly staff. We will return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love going here and wish I could more regularly. The head chef Giuseppe is a warm welcome to the resteraunt and makes the dining experience great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is amazing and the customer service is the best I've ever experienced!! The staff was so friendly, going above and beyond to check on us and made us feel special from start to finish. Trabocco is a true Alameda Gem!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a favorite. Lots of daily selections. Try the homemade pasta....amazing !

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

An enjoyable dinner for our date. We wished our table - high and to the side- had not been so deep. Conversation across the wide table was hard. The anglloloti was excellent. Service was also very good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loud, they forgot the antipasto until after the main course, the chicken was reheated and dry with tasteless vegetables, the gnocchi was mostly squash and the whole thing tasted like nothing but common mushrooms, not even cheese, it was way over priced and the server was a bit flippant about her mistake. The seating was uncomfortable, and the people at the next table almost left because no one would come and take their order. I won't be dining here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Trabocco is our favorite restaurant in Alameda. It is obvious the owners care a great deal about their customers and consistently provide an excellent experience. We always go to Trabocco when in town...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and friendly staff - always a pleasure chatting with the chef either in italian or english. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great dinner and dining experience as always. You can never go wrong if you follow Giuseppe's recommendations. On Wednesday it was ravioli da code di bue e insalata di polipi.! MervigliosI!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Every chance our four-person Oakland start-up has a chance to do a collective lunch; we frequently trek over to Trabocco in Alameda. We all have our favorite dishes, but you cannot go wrong with anything on their menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful ambiance on the patio! Very knowledgeable staff with helpful suggestions regarding wine selection and food pairing. Excellent seasonal choices from locally sourced ingredients - the Invernale salad delicious, as was the seasonal risotto. I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I eat at Trabocco relatively frequently. It really is an Alameda gem. The food, the staff, Guiseppe, the experience overall is always satisfying. If there are only 2 of you I recommend sitting up at the bar stools where you can watch the kitchen staff work.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fantastic, yummy food. Waiter was very knowledgeable on wine and also on the specials as well. Good impression on the boss lady!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great meal and service was awesome would highly recommend sat in the indoor patio was nice especially with the warm weather.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful food and a wonderful atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal in a great environment. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Our server easily answered any questions we had about the food. We sat in the back outdoor area. The four of us enjoyed everything we ordered including desserts, which we shared. This place is great for groups or a romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic! Amazing food with several specials, great service, outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome service better food. Chef and staff were great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food here is always great. Did notice this time that the noise level has gone up some. Overall this is a nice place to eat.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Another great trip to Trabocco. Be sure to try the oxtail ravioli! And the octopus app. Guiseppe is everywhere...a great and warm host/chef. And on a Monday evening, 5 birthdays in 15 minutes (including my adult son's)! Really is a great value overall...

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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