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Alioto's

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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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South Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here recently, tired and with two kids in tow. Our 3 and a half year old loved his crab sandwich, my wife likewise the fish version. I had crumbed scallops, which revealed a nicely cooked item when popped from their crumbing and dipped in the seafood sauce. Everything fresh, service good and quick, table good, would recommend to... More 

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

Thank you Duncan W for the review. I'm please to read that you and your family were able to enjoy what my family has to offer. It's not easy to travel with 2 kids, but so glad you chose us to rest and restore yourselves. Do come back again! More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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206 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wife and I had lunch here. Raw oysters that were very good and whole crabs that were really good. Staff was great. Food is good and fish is fresh. No need to say anything more.

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

Yes, arlopear, you said it all! Thank you for taking the time to write your "fresh" review. Looking forward to you and your wife returning for another memorable lunch. More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here for our anniversary and were treated to great views, great service and delicious seafood. The waitstaff is a mature group of professionals that know the menu like the back of their hand. The only knock I have is that the drinks are small and sometimes it takes awhile to get refilled. I do recommend giving this place... More 

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

Thank you for the great review Kevin D and so glad to read that you chose us to celebrate your special occasion. Look forward to your return. More 

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view,delicious food and big portions and unfortunately wired service. The service is too late in everything. Salad and soup with the main dish,when we finished he didn't take the empty dishes and left it on the table, when we gave them our credit card to pay we asked you will not take the dishes!!! He said with laughing I... More 

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

Thank you for your review Mai S. Yes, I know we had some staffing problems last week and for this I apologize. There's no excuse for dirty dishes in front of our diners. Please try us again so we can show you a truly great dining experience. More 

Lubbock, Texas
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174 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with good food. We sat next to a window that had great views. Service was good. Would recommend this place for lunch or dinner.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review Sonja M. We aim to please and I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

Taguig City, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my in-laws. Such attentive service from the get-go, especially from our server, Billy Ray. My aunt had a special request for her crab to be served whole, and Billy Ray gladly accommodated her request. He was really attentive to our needs, and either him or other staff were regularly checking that... More 

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

Thank you for your "excellent" review CarlaDarwinJack. So thrilled to read that you chose us to celebrate such a special occasion! I will let Billy Rae know how pleased you were with his service. It is unfortunate our bathroom cleanliness was not up to parr. I will personally look into that with our cleaning crew. Hope to see you back... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a crab roll here. Thought we'd do the touristy thing. The roll was huge , not overly tasty but edible. We sat at the pier watching the boats , whilst being harrassed by the biggest seagulls we've ever seen. Probably better off getting chowder, it looked good.

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Thank fanbelt62
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your tasty crab sandwich fanbelt62. You made a good choice! Our Chowder is always delicious too. Come back and dine with us again soon, maybe inside away from our massive gulls! More 

Chicago Suburbs
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the area with wife and in-laws. Had to taste a little something most places we went. Never bothered with going in to sit when we could get so much right at the street. Quick and Delicious and fun. Will be back.

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

Thank you so much for your review sprkspys. Next time come in and dine at one of our beautiful view tables. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch At aliottos was busy everything is fairly expensive Had server wipe his hand over table to clean it Very touristy area Check out sea lines at pier 39

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Thank TripMember12202016
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Yes MoFo2ic, we had a very busy holiday vacation down at Alioto's. Unfortunately, I am sorry to hear that your experience was disappointing. We make every effort to serve our diners a wonderful meal. Clearly, we missed the mark with you and for this I apologize. More 

northern California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent Sunday evening, eight of us arrived at Alioto's, in crowded Fisherman's Wharf, without a reservation. A table was quickly found for us, and service was friendly and timely. We all, including two hungry children, enjoyed our meals, the view, and the ambience. As we left, I told the waiter that I'd been there with my parents almost... More 

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Thank Hay_9
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Hay_9. We had a very busy holiday week, so I'm thrilled we were able to accommodate your party without a reservation. The server was correct in telling you not to say away so long. Looking forward to you dining with us again soon. 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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