Wifes entree came out room temperature. Sent it back to reheat and took 15 minutes. In the meantime my meal was cold as I didnt want to eat without her. Server and management did nothing for us even though you could see I hardly took a bite of mine. Only thing said was do you want a box for that? $34 entree in a to go box but at least my wife got her entree hot the 2nd time around. Was nice a nice experience up to that point.
Food was delicious and well made. We loved the specials. Wonderful flavors.
Really great foods and service always..
We had good time everytime.
We were seated in the outdoor patio area which is much quieter than inside. The patio was enclosed and had heaters. The food was excellent. The waiter was wonderful, very personable. No complaints.
I generally enjoy eating at Trabocco whenever I'm in Alameda. My complaint and that of my guests is that the lighting is so dim that it is often impossible to read the menu without getting up from the table to find better lighting in the bar or by the fireplace. This really detracts from an otherwise enjoyable experience!
Our favorite place to go for special birthday celebrations, always great food & service!
Delicious food and outstanding service. Love the pasta dishes!
Always a perfect night at the best restaurant in the Bay. Thanks to the staff my husband had a wonderful birthday celebration!!!
Sunday lunch outstanding as usual. Giuseppe working hard to make this the best Italian in the Bay Area. Christina pizza is my fav!
Birthday with young children so stayed ion the patio.
We typically really have a great dinner it last night the food was extremely salty!
One of the best restaurants I've been to! Owner, staff, and food is #1.
Great food and service. The owner is super friendly and always makes an effort to come over to each table and greet the patrons
We had a truly wonderful meal at Trabocco. The food was delicious and authentic, the portions were generous without being overwhelming, and the menu had a great variety. We couldn't have had better service, either -- everyone from the hostess, to the waiter, to the server, to the busboy were friendly, efficient, and professional. None of us had been to Trabocco previously, and we were all raving about how much we were looking forward to coming back. We even met the owner/chef who was just delightful, and who took the time to talk to my father-in-law (they're both Italian immigrants). It made our family dinner even more special.
Continues to be an amazing and wonderful dinning experience.
This was my first visit to this popular special occasion spot in an Alameda Mall. I found it to be ok, but not really fine dining as I am used to it. The ambiance is good, with the open kitchen and large airy space; but the noise level at full capacity was intense! The food is overpriced. The beef carpaccio was very good, but my broccoli rabe side dish was inedible. The wine list is good, and wines by the glass are reasonable and generously poured. My partner got the seafood stew and said it was over-salted, albeit a generous portion. Perhaps we should have tried on of the specials, so i will go again and do that. The prices at this restaurant make it such that it's not going to be a frequent place for me; but lots of people like it.
We have dined at Trabocco several times and are glad to report that the restaurant is still at its best! The owners are still there every evening greeting guests and ensuring that everything goes very well. Per usual it was very busy but the service was friendly and excellent. Their menu is extensive with several specials and this evening’s choices were outstanding. The duck with polenta and spinach was the best I have ever had. Great evening,
Love this restaurant. Only complain is the table top seems very dirty and spotty
Delicious, delightful food, lovely atmosphere and terrific service. Thank you Giuseppe and Christina!
The house made pastas are superb and should not be missed.
Brought a friend for her birthday. Always a great meal, but they made it very special for her. Excellent food, excellent ambiance.
Loved our waitress! We’ve had her before and she’s always a delight! She also gave a great recommendation to get the rabbit special today!
Great atmosphere, food and service. Trabocco is one of the best places to eat in Alameda and Oakland.
Service was a little slow in getting our entrees, but waitstaff was good about greeting., getting beverages to us, attentive.
Overall experience with hospitality to delicious food. Very satisfied and will return.
highly recommended; food and service was excellent; chef came out and hand delivered a birthday cake with the word 'Happy Birthday' inscribed on a huge plate...what a way to end the evening!!!
The food was very good. Noise level at lunch time is much better than dinner for conversation. The owner is always friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was not very attentive and forgot to bring us the cocktail/wine menu. He lost out on us ordering more drinks and increase his tip.
One of my favorite, favorite restaurants in the Bay Area.
A gem in a shopping mall, of all places. This unlikely location is an oasis in the desert of mediocre, predictable chains. True Italian flavors served in generous portions . Professional servers are warm and welcoming without being intrusive. Reasonable corkage fee if you want to bring a special wine, as we did, although their wine list is extensive in both Cal and Ital wines. Reservations suggested.
We went for a family dinner. Restaurant was packed. Service was good considering the crowd. I would say some of the dishes, pizza and pasta, were better than others, risotto. Similar with appetizers, the octopus worked better than the crudo. Nice touch at the end of dinner with a birthday cake presented by the Chef.
The main dining room is beautiful but very noisy. High level of echoes. No sound buffering.
We went for our birthday.
The front lady greeted and wished happy birthday when I said my name.
After finishing our meals, the chef came out to us with tiramisu on the big plate. He even sang a birthday song for us.
We felt very special.
We would come back for sure!
Great food. Great service. Pedro was wonderful and Giuseppe of course was as welcoming as ever! Thank you for your kindness in helping us celebrate our 40 year anniversary.
Frank and Barbara
You will not experience Italian food like this anywhere else in the Bay Area. Superb! Giuseppe and Christine are delightful hosts.
This is my favorite Italian restaurant. Every dish we have ever ordered has been incredible from taste to presentation. The service is always impeccable and the owner is most gracious.
Wonderful service (exceptionally great server) so nice, friendly and personable. The bus person worked hard and very friendly too.
Food was delicious. Burrata, tomato and basil appetizer was fabulous! Presentation was impressive, too, with the drizzled olive oil and fresh olives.
We would definitely return if we visited the area again and would highly recommend this dining establishment.
Love this place. Just wish they’d mix up the specials a bit more
Our favorite Alameda restaurant. Never disappointed.
This is a fantastic restaurant. Perhaps the top restaurant in Alameda. Consistently good food, a good wine selection and a very friendly and entertaining owner.
We have been to Trabocco a couple of times and enjoyed it each time. The food is great and the workers do a great job at making you feel welcome.