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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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here as a kid with my family in the late 60's and only remember the name. 50 years later I had dinner with my family and it was great. Stuffed swordfish with crab meat very good. The crab bisque is the best I have eaten from the east coast to the west coast. Service was perfect. Would highly... More 

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

Thank you FloodPro for dining with us again after 50 years. It's always a good feeling seeing our old customers come back again and sharing their memories. So thrilled that your dining experience did not disappoint. Hope to have you back again soon. Our bisque will be waiting for you. More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A seafood lunch, overlooking the returning fishing boats being chased by sea lions, is a San Fran experience that is second to none. Great lunch time menu choices with good prices and attentive staff. The 3+ generations of a family business are evident to all who dine here. Highly recommended.

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

What a great review! You really said it all T_F_S_S_! Thanks so much! More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fine dining experience. We had an early dinner inside the restaurant. Had a beautiful view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The calamari appetizer was great. Risotto Alioto was delicious - perfect! The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. You will love it, just like us!

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

Carolyn H. we really appreciate you taking the time to write the best review! We aim to please and are very thankful that you enjoyed yourselves. Until next time, Ciao. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I recently stopped by for lunch during our vacation. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we received nothing but wonderful customer service. The food was delicious, and the lunch specials are great! If you're lucky enough to be seated next to the windows, you'll love it! The view of Fisherman's Wharf is... More 

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

What a great review Sweetanddandy! Thanks so much for telling everyone on TA about your dining experience with us. Hope to see you and your family back again soon. More 

New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive service, great salad and seafood. Would recommend as a great way to escape the frenzy of Fishermans Wharf.

Thank KateandRoss2015
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

So happy to read you found us to be a sanctuary of calm and good food amid the hustle and bustle of Fisherman's Wharf. Next time you are in the area drop in. After 92 years, we will be here. More 

Quincy, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a group and hosted a private dinner in the small room on the second floor overlooking the bay. The view at sunset was spectacular, but that pales compared to how fabulous the meal was...simply outstanding!

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

Thanks so much Bob L. for taking the time to write a review on TA. I will let our private event person know how pleased you were about your evening here at Alioto's. The view is indeed spectacular from all our private rooms and our food just makes it that much better! Please do book with us again for all... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a specific fresh sea food restaurant, elegant, with nice view to the port. The service was very good; we have choosen: spaghetti with sea food, lovster, tiramisu. We recommend to start the meal with a cup of soup.

Thank Maria752013
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you Maria752013 for taking the time to write about your dining experience. So happy to read it was "tasty." See you next time. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Your review made my day Linda B. Thank you for dining with us and you kind words. I agree! We do have outstanding food and service with a view to match. Next time you visit our beautiful City please dine with us again. More 

Clovis, California, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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