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.
This restaurant has always been a favorite of mine. The chef/owner Guiseppe is on site most every time I go there. He is very friendly and personable and always remembers who you are. The food is scrumptious. I had the steak salad with quinoa, avocado and raisons. The steak was cooked perfectly and very moist and tender. Our waiter was Marshall who was excellent and personable.
Delicious food, great service. Highly recommend.
Food and service good, wine prices a bit over the top.
My overall experience was good. I would recommend this place to friends.
We had our book club. We requested the front window table and it was provided for us. We make it a pizza and salad night with calamari appetizer. We had three beet salads split for the six of us. The salad was very good. We ordered three pizzas and beverages (beer, wine, and non alcoholic). The waiter was very attentive and it was a good meal, with great company, and great vibes. It was not the first time we had book club here and probably will not be the last.
Outstanding food and service. Seafood Stew was out of this world
Great food. Excellent, friendly service. Fairly loud and bustling dining area
Absolutely divine lunch, and many thanks to waiter Marshall who went the extra mile to make us happy. The unique baccala starter is a dinner item, but a request to the kitchen brought it out to us. We love baccala (aka bacalhau, dried salt cod) and this prep is unique to Trabocco and chef Naccarelli. The burrata/prosciutto starter is simple and perfect. Spouse asked if kitchen could do the gnocchi with the seafood Del Trabocco sauce. The light gnocchi absorb the luscious tomato seafood sauce; it's a great combo. Spouse was happy until he tried my oxtail ravioli - this was the best dish ever! Four large, delicate ravioli have a tasty shredded oxtail filling. The sauce is fresh chopped tomatoes, oxtail au jus, and a small touch of cream to smooth out the flavors. Panna cotta is very firm and a little sweet. The zabaglione is served cold here, just barely sweetened, and is the best dessert here. Trabocco remains our "A" list; it is one of the best restaurants in Alameda County.
Great place for a date or family dinner
Excellent as always!! I had delicious salmon - my go-to dish. I was with friends from Texas who ordered appetizers I had never tried before. They were also delicious. My friend's husband had a steak - and he thought it was amazing - great compliment coming from a Texan!
I was delighted with everything at Trabocco! The food and wine were excellent. The waiter, "Mystic Magenta", was delightful. My guests and I were very pleased, and will definitely be back!
And oh! That tiramisu!
This is the best restaurant in Alameda, hands down. Giuseppe, who is the owner and chef, always makes everyone feel welcome. The fish special is always good. I highly recommend the rotisserie chicken and pizza.
Delicious, authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting. Fresh fish beautifully prepared, wonderful house made pasta. Service is friendly and efficient without being intrusive. San Francisco style fine dining gem, hiding in plain sight in Alameda with plenty of parking.
Love love love this place! Always happy to come by. Staff are amazing, food is wonderful. Thanks for a good time, always!