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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012 (Jefferson & Taylor)
+1 415-673-0183
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11:00 - 23:00
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Aurora, Ohio
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We always have lunch once at Alioto's whenever in SF during our tour of Fisherman's Wharf. The food is above average, but not spectacular, although we have always had very good service. The Dungeness crab cocktail is an old favorite.

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Stony Lake
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Stopped here for lunch after it was recommended by a local. We had a nice table looking out over the marina. Watched a local fisherman catch a large crab right in front of us. Cool! We had calamari for an appetizer and it was some of the best we have eaten. The sandwiches were tasty and we couldn't finish the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked across this restaurant on our way to another restaurant, it was a little bit more expensive than the other but we loved the guy outside explaining the history about the restaurant. We had a 5 minute wait but was greeted with a lovely smile from the girl on the desk. Our waiter (I can't remember his name but... More 

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Thank Pinkblondie24
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you Pinkblondie24. What a nice review! I am so glad you were able to experience dining with us. I will pass along your compliments to our doorman, hostess and waiter. We are in the process of planning a remodel on our outside early next year. Please come back again and see our new look. More 

Placentia, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my girlfriend and I were going to be on the road during Thanksgiving, we thought it would be apropos to spend Thanksgiving at a restaurant, rather than cooking an entire meal using a Coleman stove. Alioto's has been around a long, long time. There are several black and white photos in the lobby area showing Alioto's when it started... More 

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

That's quite a review Luciano L. Yes, we did have a very busy Thanksgiving. I 'm glad you were able to join us in celebrating with our traditional dinner. We have been doing business on Fisherman's Wharf for 92 years, so there is a great deal of history along our stairway gallery. Thank you for dining with us and perhaps... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We let our wonderful sommelier/waiter take care of us and give us suggestions on what to have, from the wine to the main. We couldn't go better for a light delicious typical meal, started with a very tasty and delicate chowder followed by an amazing giant half crab each. Hats off for our Sean Connery looking like waiter :) who... More 

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Thank superstellina00
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review superstellina00. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed dining with us. I know who "Sean Conner" is and I will relay the accolades. We are experiencing a great crab season. Come back again soon. More 

Mission Viejo, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went down to Fishermans wharf not knowing where to go for lunch. After walking around for awhile, we decided to try Alioto's because of the history behind the restaurant. It did not disappoint! The fish stew was very savory and the clam chowder was very good. The view is nice. I would recommend Alioto's if you are visiting SAN... More 

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

Now this is the kind of review I like to read! Thrilled to find out how much you enjoyed all we have to offer. Please come back and dine with us again. thank you Kevin C. More 

San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This long-established restaurant is located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. Accordingly, many of the patrons are tourists but it also attracts some long time locals. Most tables overlook the fishing boats in the harbour. There is an extensive menu of seafood choices and the service is professional. If you are visiting San Francisco this is a great choice. Although... More 

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

Thank you Michael B. Yes, a reservation is a good suggestion, especially on the weekends. I'm so glad you made the right choice and dined with us. Over 90 years on Fisherman's Wharf, we look forward to serving customers from all over the world and locally too. Hope to see you on your next visit. More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a brisk walk along Fisherman's Wharf, the chowder was a comfort and warming. Since we had eaten a late lunch we opted for soup and an appetizer. We had the shrimp pots which were equally good. Make sure to save some famous sourdough bread for dipping in both the soup and shrimp pots.

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

Glad you could join us for some appetizers and our delicious clam chowder Iva V. Dining with us is a true San Francisco treat! Please stop in again next time you take a walk along the Wharf. More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to get really good seafood while I was in town and this didn't hit the spot. I ordered shrimp and scallops, the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery. I also wasn't a fan of the Bloody Mary, the mix was very vinegary. On the plus side the view was pretty

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Thank missmia110
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Too bad we were only mediocre, missmia 110. I hope you let the manager on duty know about your displeasure with your meal! No one should have to pay for mediocre and we surely missed the mark with you. For this I apologize. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alioto's was recommended to us by a taxi driver in Maui and it didn't disappoint. We went in person to reserve a table that evening and asked to sit by the window overlooking the harbour. Our waiter was lovely and the manager went round to speak to every table making everyone feel welcome, which I thought was a nice touch.... More 

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Thank 854pams
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect review 854pams! We aim to please all our customers and I am so happy to read you had a "perfect last night" with us. Hope you can visit us again next time you visit our beautiful City by the Bay. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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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