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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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“crab” (151 reviews)
“seafood” (206 reviews)
“calamari” (62 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of Fisherman's Wharf from our table were interesting. We enjoyed the restaurant environment and the pleasant service but unfortunately the food was mediocre and the lobster which was the reason why we visited this restaurant, was quite tough and 'old'. Such a pity....More

Thank kitten16
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

i assure you kitten 16, we do not serve "old" food. Perhaps you should have expressed your displeasure to one of our managers on duty. I'm sure they would have made your meal right. Please give us another try and email me at marketing@aliotos.com to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Alioto's every visit to San Fran. A dinner reservation gives you a view of the sunset and the Golden Gate Bridge. The service is top notch and the menu is full of great choices. I enjoyed the Risotto Alioto which was sooooo good....More

Thank gasteve41
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you gasteve41 for writing this wonderful review and sharing it on TA. We really appreciate all your compliments and hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view...amazing. The service... firat rate. The wine...devine. The Cioppino? Oh my gosh! The cioppino is world class! They could not possibly fit more seafood in that bowl!

Thank Cyndy S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Our portions are overflowing, and I'm glad you were able to dine with us. Please come back and visit again. Ciao.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thai wife and I wanted to experience an old fashioned seafood meal at Fishermans Wharf. We hadn't done any research so after having a look around the location, our instinct drew us to this restaurant. We were quickly seated upstairs and enjoyed the experience...More

Thank BoganInParasite
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

What a great review BoganinParasite! After almost 93 years we'll be here when you decide to come back and have another "old fashion seafood dinner." Our menu does offer traditional as well as trendy. Thank you for your wonderful words.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aliotos did not disappoint. True Italian seafood and atmosphere. Solomon, our waiter, was excellent. Beautiful views, great food and ambiance.

Thank NTaylor7300
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

You made my day NTaylor7300. Solomon is one of the best! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

On the ground level enthusiast staff explain and get you interested in a very amicable manner. The 3rd level restaurant, where we ate, is a walk to the 1950-60's luxury restaurants with a great view of the piers and at a distance of the GGB....More

Thank sifontese
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review sifontese. We pride ourselves on great service and freshest seafood available. Your disappointment with your salad and entre are very disconcerting to me. I will discuss it with my management team today.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great ambiance with a view of the marina....it doesn't get any better Not much to look at from the outside, with a "barker" trying to snag customers, but don't let this carnival like appearance fool you. Step right up.....you won't be...More

Thank JDM1954
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing a review on TA JDM1954. After 93 years we must be doing something right! Please do come back again for our delicious food and five star view.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant still with original furnishings. The staff are wonderful although very busy. Go early as there is always a wait for tables if you want to eat at the popular times. Enjoy the great views of Fisherman's Wharf while eating.

Thank Vouky1
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Vouky 1. After 93 years in business we've held on to our family's recipes and of course the beautiful shell wall in the entry. Thrilled to read you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late afternoon dinner on a very hot day. Not too busy for the time of day, and the wait staff was very attentive. Calamari was very good, crab bisque definitely homemade, and Dungeness crab excellent. Great view!

Thank JPC185
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

You made my day! It's always good to hear from our customers and thrilled that you enjoyed what we have to offer. See you next time JPC185.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Fishermans Wharf we wanted a quick beer n snack stop and this place was perfect. The local beer was great, service quick (although they got our order wrong first time) and the food was pretty good. I enjoyed the chowder and my husbands...More

Thank JKerr88
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review JKerr88. We can get pretty busy this time of year, so it's always good to know that you enjoyed your meal despite the long lines. Hope you stop in again next time you visit our beautiful...More

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
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25 February 2015|
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
25 February 2015|
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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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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