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Alioto's

2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
+1 415-673-0183
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (217 reviews)
“clam chowder” (130 reviews)
“risotto” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there for the first time in 1967 with a friend who took us out to dinner. Fifty years later we find ourselves back in San Francisco and having lunch at Alioto’s. Service and food were great, a waiter with a smile and warm...More

Thank davcarl
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We hope you don't either. After 93 years in business, we look forward to our past customers return. My family and I truly appreciate your five star review. Until your next visit, take care davcarl.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for appetizers... the shrimp pots in garlic sauce were delicious. We also had calamari in fra diavlo sauce which was very tasty. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful view from upstairs of the golden gate bridge!

Thank Colleen W
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in Colleen W and for the great review. We deeply appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit with us. Until then...Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best views of golden gate bridge and a great meal to boot. Very attentive staff and reasonably priced. Not touristy at all.

Thank gopbrains
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the "killer" review gopbrains! We're thrilled that you shared your dining experience on TA. Hope to have you back again soon. Take care.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s Fisherman’s wharf and fresh fish and sourdough bread just has to be on the menu. We chose Alioto’s just to gain some views from the third floor windows. The fish was fresh and the service was swift and friendly. The prices may have been...More

Thank EDWARD M
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in EDWARD M. We're glad you chose us for a good meal, beautiful view and respite from the crowds. Please do visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so...we did not dine indoors. Rather, we ordered outside and carried our food over to the picnic tables and enjoyed (?) our appetizers with the sea gulls. It is all part of the experience. The "barkers" are busy in the early morning and throughout the...More

Thank Greg K
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by Greg K. Our Crab Market is there for just that! "Walk away" dining. This is the best time of year to sit along the wharf front and watch the crab boats come in with their catch. Hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate outside at Alioto’s crab stand,we had the special clam chowder with a beer. The place was filthy,with crab juice all over the floor by the counter. The two people serving did not know much about the food,they were just there for a pay...More

Thank dartmanbull
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know dartmanbull. There's always room for improvement and after a busy weekend serving over 1,000 guests, we do need to tidy up a bit. Hope you can come back again and give us another try. Ciao!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the seafood platter for two, Oyster Rockefeller, Ceaser Salad; for dessert- sampler: (Rasberry Sorbet', chocolate cannoli, creme Brule, Butterscotch pudding

Thank 504berniceg
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great choices!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alioto's is a great setting for a nice meal in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco. It is on the top floor or on the buildings there so you can see out to the bay and at the Golden Gate Bridge for a beautiful...More

Thank Timothy H
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Crab season is set to open November 4, so please come back for our delicious roasted crab.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alioto's is located right on Fisherman's Wharf and has great views of the bay. Many restaurant's are tourist locations that have forgotten that they are a fine dining establishment, but Alioto's has not. The service is excellent, there is a nice wine selection and the...More

Thank Lawrence V
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Lawrence V. I will share your review with my team. Each and every one of us work very hard to give all our customers the best dining experience possible. I look forward to your next visit so we can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alioto’s has been around forEVer. I can’t say much for the decor, as it’s a bit old-school - the waterside location does make up for that. But this restaurant has been doing fish for an awfully long time - and it’s where you get the...More

Thank Mary B
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great review Mary B. You made my day! I'm so glad you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to your next visit. It's customers like you that have kept us going for over 90 years. Thank you.

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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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lindabristow3456
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
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lindabristow3456
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Response from Cathy P | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, we were part of a wedding dinner party so I can't answer that question. Sorry
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lindabristow3456
25 February 2015|
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Response from floridavacation1234 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know either. I agree with the other's the corking fee would probably be for bringing your own wine. I've been there many times and have not noticed anyone bringing their own wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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