Trabocco

4.7
2077 reviews
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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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JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch here with some friends. I was immediately struck by the genuine friendliness and professionalism of the staff. Just the right amount of attention was paid; the staff was attentive without pestering. Everyone at my table had different dietary needs, and the inventive and varied menu had something for everyone. One of our party requested a change to one dish, as she was avoiding carbs, and the waitress was happy to accommodate.

The food arrived quickly, and it was all delicious. My salmon platter was wonderful, and there was enough fish on it for me to save the rest for dinner. The prices are a little higher here than the kinds of places we usually eat (casual Vietnamese and the like), but for the quality, quantity and atmosphere, it was well worth it. Now that I've found Trabocco, I'll be back!

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P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and food. Loved the Chef's visit to our table to deliver the birthday Tiramisu!

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WB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place! The food is always excellent and the service is the best!

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EL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with something for everybody who loves Italian food. I've eaten both lunch and dinner at Trabocco, and it's always been excellent.

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

Great wine, great food, great family run business. Everything is great, but try the pizza, squash raviolis, and zabaglione for desert!

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco never disappoints. This is our go to spot for the pizza Christina and we always start with the soup. They had a vegan butternut squash and a bean soup that was amazing. My wife loves the rare old fashioned and our daughters had Italian sodas. The chef brought out a tiramisu for my wife’s birthday and sang happy birthday to her.
Service is always perfect. Restaurant is always clean.
Food is always amazing.
Staff is always professional and attentive.
Chef is an amazing guy.

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

Excellent as always!

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NV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service! The owner, Giuseppe, is always there from opening to closing and ready to greet you, and the whole personnel is very professional and friendly. My dad, 88 years old, and I love going there!

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F
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fabulous here! Never had a bad meal or bad service. Very authentic Italian food. Only thing is, it is noisy and we couldn’t hear each other even though it wasn’t full at lunchtime. This is my go to place for any kind of celebration. Can’t wait to come back!

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

The food is always amazing, they have a full bar and the owner is always friendly and a great chef!
I recommend trabocco to all my friends :-)

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent as was the service. Always a great place to celebrate.

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s
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Trabocco provided a wonderful meal. Even on Mother’s Day, the service was excellent and the food was perfectly cooked and presented in a most appealing manner. We were impressed with the expanded menu of specials.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Food was excellent. The staff was superb. Definitely going again. My mother really enjoyed her mothers day. She actually said it was like eating her fish back home in Peru. Thank you very much

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The owner is very nice. He cooks and is also busy greeting his customers. I was not impressed with the old waiter out on the patio. He was cold and non communicative. He spoke a bit in German for some strange reason because he is from Italy..... whatever. Not going back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, every dish is delicious, caprese salad is a must have every visit! Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!!!

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Too loud to hear each other.

Pork chop was not good. Poorly seasoned, no char and very chewy.

Not, at all, close to the quality of other visits.

However, service was great.

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Very good food. Got special tiramisu for our anniversary. However it is just a bit loud and hard to talk. Sound proofing could help :)

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christine and Guiseppe were as always warm and inviting, as close to eating in their home as you can get in a full service restaurant. All of the food was delicious and the Happy Birthday platter with dessert was very special.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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S
San Francisco
218 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate a great Sunday lunch, this place won the Best Restaurant category in the Alameda Magazine because owner chef Giuseppe is always there and welcoming his customers. Plus he serves great Italian comfort food. I feel it is one of the best in the East Bay for sure, no need to cross the bridge into SF anymore!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service: The servers and bus staff were very professional, solicitous and engaging.
The hostess and our waiter were far less than that, leaving us with the impression that they were doing us a favor by serving us.
Food: the food was good but considering the prices that would be the minimum to be expected. The gnocchi was outstanding, the tiramisu was near tasteless
Overall: the restaurant is bright, clean, a bit crowded and very noisy, conversation with the person next to you is possible but across the table is a bit more difficult
We were fine with our experience at Trabocco but nothing compels us to come again or to recommend it to others

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MV
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. There are always daily specials to enjoy as well. Save room for the outstanding desserts! Chef Giuseppe and his staff make you feel right at home. Looking forward to my next visit and planning to celebrate my birthday there too!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, GREAT service. Loved everything about this dining experience.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch on the patio to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Food, service and surroundings were perfect! Hubby is not easily impressed, but he was quite pleased on how Trabocco got EVERYTHING right! He wants to return again and that says it all!!!

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s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a wonderful meal with great service.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food tasted good, great service!

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B
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort-food, Perfect executed cuisine. Love this restaurant!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michele is outstanding! If you want to be entertained, sit in the patio area and pray that Michele serves you! A true gem and super super Italian!

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AL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and on spot. The Chef dropped by which for people in the Food Service Industry is a very big thing. It was a great afternoon to start a great evening. Glad we were able to find Trabacco!!!

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trabocco was perfect for us. We wanted to get some excellent food at 4:00 PM and still be near to the Oakland Airport for a 6:00 PM pickup. The location of the restaurant is charming in an inner lane of a cute outdoor mall. The food was excellent and the service matched the food. We now know where we will go to eat in Alameda.

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KJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
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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P
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice dining experience for Easter

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SL
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
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 on April 18, 2019
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 on April 18, 2019
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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