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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012 (Jefferson & Taylor)
+1 415-673-0183
11:00 - 23:00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived this was perfect. Visiting from the UK we only had 2 days in town and we're hoping for something memorable. We weren't disappointed. The staff were so attentive and we were found a table with the best view. The meal was outstanding and the service was friendly and efficient. Couldn't have asked for more.

Thank Linda B
Clovis, California, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a birthday dinner at one of SF's best! Great location, but also one of the cities finest fresh fish and authentic Italian seafood dishes from family recipes. The Arioto family still runs the restaurant and many employees are family and friends that have been there for years. Great place for a nice dinner.

Thank Coreen A
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you Coreen A for the best review ever! You said it all. I appreciate your kind words and taking the time to share your dining experience with TA. Take care and hope to see you back again. More 

Milford, DE
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in Fisherman's Wharf area and near the cable car stop. Good food and service was excellent. Nice views from the 2nd floor dining room.

Thank MMB101
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review MMB101. We appreciate all of our customers sharing their dining experience with us and Trip Advisor. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Business dinner this week. Had a nice table by window where you can see Golden Gate Bridge. Nice selection of seafood. Wait staff was attentive Prices reasonable for wharf area

Thank John B
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thanks John B. We appreciate the good review. I couldn't have said it better. See you next time. That widow table will be waiting for you. More 

Croydon, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was good the staff very nice and knowledgeable and the view is nice service was just right we were not rushed but didn't have to wait

Thank Mikek686
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you Mike686. Great review to start my day! Hope you come back to dine with us again. More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here on our first night as local to our hotel. Seafood restaurant living slightly on its history. Didn't do anything particularly wrong just very average and felt a bit pricey for what we got.

Thank alanbevo
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Glad to read you were able to dine with us alanbevo. I know we aim to please and serve our customers the freshest and most delicious seafood available. Please do come back in again and let us give you that fine dining experience you deserve. More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends told us to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed! Friendly staff and a great waiter! We had complimentrary Fried Calamari as an appetizer, Nona's Clam Chowder, Mussels, Scallops & Prawns, and Linguini Congolese e Cozze. All were absolutely and superbly prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed all of these. An added bonus were the views of the boats in... More 

Thank ABP21
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you ABP21 for sharing your dining experience with us. You made my day! We work very hard to do just that...serve great food with superb service. Glad we did not disappoint! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Granite Falls, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying that this restaurant came highly recommended from a past employee who brought us over. At first it was exciting to be cast into the whirlwind of getting in and heading up to the third floor with a view was spectacular. And then I was greeted by somewhat of a testosterone junkie older than I... More 

Thank Mary M
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your dining experience. I have taken steps to communicate with our management team our staff's less than professional behavior. Glad to read you enjoyed your meal. I know we can give you a first class dining experience. Please do give us another try. More 

Timisoara, Romania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat here when we wisit Fihsermen”s Warf! The location is not as modern as other but the food is defentely better than in other places. Crab cakes were amazing

Thank Oana T
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

So glad to read your review this morning Oana T and to know that we delivered the very good food we are known for serving. Look forward to your next visit. Our crab cakes will be here waiting for you! More 

Courtenay, Canada
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok it's in a bad spot because it's lumped in with all of the other tourist joints along Fisherman's Wharf "eatery row". But - it does a great job of delivering what they promise - excellent food and good service. My calamari was cooked perfectly (so often over cooked) and my wife enjoyed her crab bisque. She then had the... More 

Thank supernaturalbc101
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your excellent dining experience with us. From our chefs to our servers, hosts and greeters, we work very hard to maintain our 92 years of fine service and delicious food. Please do come back again supernaturalbc101. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
    (Jefferson & Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car, Muni
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-0183
Alioto's Italian Seafood Restaurant is located in the heart of San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the historic fishing fleet and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Alioto family has been serving the freshest local seafood, authentic family recipes, the oldest/original Italian Seafood Restaurant on the Wharf, started by Nonna Rose back in 1925. The restaurant features a warm ambiance with a 3-tiered dining room offering every guest stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Don't forget to try our world-famous Nonna Rose's Cioppino and Dungeness crab, always fresh. A trip to Alioto's is more than food, it's a trip through history to the oldest family owned and run restaurant in San Francisco, boasting the best views and best seafood on the Wharf.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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