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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
+1 415-673-0183
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (243 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Alioto's
1. Tops'n View and Seafood, Too!
"a great choice, we all enjoyed the meal and the service was great"
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2. Family-owned & run - 93 years!
"An old fave that we go to for all occasions"
Freda S
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3. Lunch Specials!
"The food was delicious, and the lunch specials are great!"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Leave the bottom floor and eat on the third floor!!! In the midst of tourist country is a lovely setting, great harbor view and some of the best fish in recent memory. And service was polished beyond expectations. Highly recommended.

Thank Early B
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Early B. we appreciate your five star review. Here's hoping we see you back again soon.

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The shrimp and scallop risotto was to die for!!!! I also had the shrimp not only was the presentation nice and cute how they served each shrimp in these small ramekins but the taste was devine. Will definitely be my first stop when I return...More

Thank Katrina W
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for the five star review Katrina W. I agree. Our risotto is the best! We look forward to your return back to the Bay area and to Alioto's.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stop for lunch during a recent visit to San Francisco. There are so many choices on the wharf. We decided to go “old-school“. This restaurants been around for years. They have outdoor seating on the first floor and upstairs they have a dining room with...More

1  Thank Docsmartie
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That just about covers it all. Thanks for the great review, Docsmartie.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been dining here when in The City all my life, over 50 years. I recently stopped in while on a short vacation, and I was glad I did. First, if you want the best experience, make a reservation! Walk ins are welcome, but the...More

1  Thank Richard R
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a wonderful review! Thanks again for dining with us. We look forward to having you back on your next vacation.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great shrimp and crab cocktails, and wonderful fresh abalone. Almost any type of fresh fish can be found here. It also offers a nice view of the bay and the fishing boats tied to the docks below.

Thank Tom P J
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the excellent review Tom P J. Although we don't offer abalone on our menu, we have a wide array of fresh fish daily.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it was just the obligatory chowder in a bread bowl at the outside counter--but still, we expected a superior product given the reputation of the restaurant and the fairly high price. Just so-so, pedestrian with little remarkable flavor; a great establishments delivers at EVERY...More

Thank msakurai
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious. The flavours and tastes are still mouthwatering in my memory. The view was really beautiful, looking out over the water. We saw a seal splashing about and it was a fabulous sunny afternoon. Beautiful fresh fish served with creamy mashed potatoes...More

Thank terrykillilea K
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

You made my day terrykillilea K. So happy to read we made yours too.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch since most restaurants at the Seafood wharf were loaded that weekend..the food is ok but the waiter is kinda rude..

Thank PASKY2015
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sorry to read that. We take our reviews very seriously. Can you send me a name or description of your server to marketing@aliotos.com?

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast service, rather limited menu. We had absolutely no view and, as it was our first night in 30 years, expected more. The food was okay, not great and took a while. Not the Fisherman's Wharf it was on our honeymoon. Too bad, too sad...

Thank EmilyR3374
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

That's truly unfortunate. I'm sure the manager on duty would have made things right for you. Hope we have another chance to serve you a five star meal next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic SF restaurant has been a Fisherman’s Wharf original. Downstairs there is street side open air dining. It is great if you love busy. Upstairs is a more formal dining area. The view is tremendous. Alioto’s has a very Italian influence. Italian seafood. The...More

1  Thank Edward K
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Edward K. Hope to have you back again soon for another classic dining experience.

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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Eileen E
7 August 2018|
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Response from AnnetteA886 | Property representative |
Yes. We have an elevator so it is wheelchair accessible.
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
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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, Private Dining, 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, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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