Alameda, Calif. – Trabocco, a new restaurant founded by Alameda residents Chef Giuseppe Naccarelli, a native of Palombaro, Italy, and his wife, Christine, will open this fall at Alameda South Shore Center, announced Jamestown, a leading national real estate acquisition and management firm and the center’s owner. The 4,700-square-foot restaurant will occupy a prominent position in Center Court, the shopping center’s main plaza.
Trabocco will showcase the flavors of Italy in a warm and inviting setting, and feature traditional Italian cuisine along with modern versions of classic dishes. The menu includes authentic thin crust pizza as well as rustic baked and roasted delicacies from a wood burning oven, meat and fish on the rotisserie, and fresh pastas and breads made in-house daily.
“My culinary education began on my family’s farm in Italy’s fertile Abruzzo region where I saw first-hand how the bounties of harvest were transformed into olive oil, fine wine and regional delicacies,” said Chef Naccarelli. “Drawing on this rich heritage, our menu will be market-driven, and feature fresh local and organic ingredients.”
“Trabocco is a pivotal addition to South Shore Center. The owners are passionate about food, community, and quality, and they are committed to creating a restaurant that will be a lively gathering place for locals as well as a destination dining spot for the entire East Bay,” said Michael Phillips, Jamestown’s chief operating officer.
Designed by Lev Weisbach of Weisbach architecture|design, Trabocco will have a 90-seat main dining room, 16-seat private wine room, 30-seat bar area, and 56-seat outdoor dining patio. The interior incorporates rustic and handcrafted elements and embraces the rich color palette of the Abruzzo region. The main dining room features a soaring 35-foot tower crowned by a large skylight and light sculptures inspired by fishing nets, and opens to a contemporary exhibition kitchen. The outdoor patio will be lit with festive string lights and heated so it can be used year round.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week, serving lunch, brunch, dinner and a special “happy hour” small plates menu. Also on the menu will be a series of special events including wine dinners highlighting the regional cuisines of Italy and cooking classes designed to engage the community.
Most recently, Chef Naccarelli was with Il Fornaio as Vice President of Kitchen Operations, where he oversaw restaurant openings, supervised the Chefs at the group’s 21 restaurants, and developed new recipes and menu concepts. He joined Il Fornaio in 1994, first serving as a Sous Chef in the Irvine restaurant and then as head Chef of the San Francisco Levi Plaza location. Chef Naccarelli also worked in numerous kitchens in Los Angeles and Italy. He attended culinary school in Roccarasso, Abruzzo and learned all aspects of the restaurant and hotel industries at the Istituto Professionale Alberghiero di Stato.
“After visiting Jamestown’s Chelsea Market in New York—a thriving collection of retail, dining and specialty stores—-and seeing the evolution of this property over the past two years, we’re excited to join the South Shore Center community,” said Christine Naccarelli.
Julie Taylor, senior vice president of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank and the exclusive leasing agent for South Shore Center, and associate Stephen Rusher, represented owner Jamestown in the transaction.
Stay tuned for more information on the restaurant’s opening date, menus and events.
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 30 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownproperties.com.
About Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located in the East Bay community of Alameda, Calif. The only major shopping center on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national and local retailers and restaurants, seasonal “pop-ups,” including Pedal Beach, a bike and beach supply rental shop, and Off The Grid @ Alameda, a weekly mobile food truck market. South Shore Center also features an exciting array of family-friendly events. The center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail and recreational destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.