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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.
Alameda, CA 94501
Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Su-Sa 11:30am-4pm
Dinner Su-Th 4pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4pm-11:00pm
Otis St. and Park St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in South Shore Center parking lot.
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
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
I took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary and had the BEST time! The food was delicious and the waiter was a lot of fun. At the end of the night the chef brought us a happy aniversary slice of cake. I love this place and will definitely be coming back.
Food was below average compared to most Italian in the East Bay and food was also very over priced. Prix Fixe consisted of tiny salad and crab cake that were both tasteless. Services was average. Overall I would avoid as there are some many better options in Oakland and Berkeley.
We have eaten here twice. Both times the noise level was so loud that I could not hear the waiter explain the specials or answer my questions without shouting. Girlfriend ordered a pasta dish and it was good. Very tasty. I ordered the chicken dish and it was as dry as a bone. Even difficult to cut. The veggies and potatoes were dry as well. Wine selection and quality was very good.
This is my third visit to Trabocco. The food is so fresh and delicious, without being overly salty or garlicky. Service was excellent. We enjoyed speaking to the chef as he made sure to meet everyone. What a wonderful restaurant to have at this location - not a chain, but an individually owned fabulous place.
Trabocco is the first restaurant I take newcomers to, particularly those from San Francisco who think there's no fine dining in Alameda. The menu is varied and perfectly executed, and everything from the soups to the salads to the excellent ravioli dishes are made fresh. The portion sizes are perfect, neither too small nor too large. The owner, Guiseppe, personally visits every table to greet diners. Trabocco's standing in the community is supported by its participation in Alameda's first ever Restaurant Week in 2018.
I dine here often with my mother and my daughters just joseppi the owner and head executive chef is amazing with his clientele his wife is a wonderful maitre d and we've also had his daughter as a maitre d this is a family oriented business that is based on a thentic Italian food and it's highly recommended that anyone in the area looking for that option make a trip to trabocco outstanding authentic Italian food with tremendous service and a warm family staff Chuck
Great spot for fine dining! Service is excellent, and the food is delicious. Only trouble is with so many daily specials, it's hard to decide on what to get!
To start: old fashioned and faction stout - both were good, off to a good start.
Since there were complimentary bread (warmed, light crispy crust and fluffy inside, with olive oil and balsamic oil for dipping), we didn't get an appetizer or salad.
Entrees: Fettucine Bolognese - simple classic dish done perfectly; the pasta is made on-site (you can see them making the pasta); rotisserie special which was porchetta (pork belly, pork shoulder and a third part which I can't remember) with roasted brussel sprouts, potatos and cauliflower; so tender and well seasoned.
Dessert: tiramisu satisfied our cravings, but it was a little on the dry side and the flavor was a little lacking.
Overall, it was a great experience, from the service to the food to the ambiance. Definitely recommend and looking forward to return!
Trabocco offers some of the best upscale dining in Alameda, and some of the best Italian food in the Bay Area. Located in the busy South Shore shopping center, it offers a welcome respite from the crowds. The space is large and inviting, the dishes are expertly prepared, and the owner Guiseppe personally visits every table during every meal.
New Year's Eve had an excellent dinner with friends. We requested a quiet area and we were seated in a private dining room with 1 1/2 hours till a party was arriving. Much quieter than main rooms. Never hurts to ask! We all loved our meals: roast chicken with winter vegetables, wonderful ravioli, fresh and moist sea bass, seafood spaghetti.
It only gets 3 stars because there was paper in my food. I ate most of the pasta and rabbit dish and really enjoyed it, but near the end there was some sort of paper in it. They did the right thing and at least gave me the plate for free. Everything else was good, especially the calimari, which is light and comes with plenty of lemon. The lobster and shrimp soup I had was just OK though. The prices seemed very reasonable as well.
They do sit everyone near each other even when the restaurant is empty though, when you just want to sit near a window alone. Heard another patron complain of the same thing.
Excellent food, Greta was s joy and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was slow. Loved the salmon and watercress. Flourless chocolate cake and strawberry desert looked good and tasted better. Very hard to find in shopping center. We are from Mesa, Arizona; friends from Los Altos.
Had high expectations because the food looked amazing online however, our food was mediocre. Presentation was lacking and the servers who brought out the food put all the hot plates in front of my 1 year old when we told them to put it away from my child, but still placed hot plates in front of her. The receptionist was also very rude and condescending on the phone when I said I needed a high chair and that she was going to “stick us in the back room”. Horrible experience to say the least! Don’t know why we stayed for dinner.
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