Excellent!Great food, great service and great view! I would highly recommend!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMom's Day at Alioto'sAlioto's is not only a San Francisco landmark, but a family favorite going back to my grandparents. Great service, friendly. The view is unmistakable "wharf " with a view of the Golden Gate. Had a hard time following the conversation with members of my family because I kept on gazing at the view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner. The shrimpsGreat dinner. The shrimps and calamari were so tasty and my husband loved his mussels. The view was beautiful. We went there Mothers Day evening so the restaurant was very busy but we will served in a timely mannner. We look forward to going back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Vacation MemoryWe really enjoyed the food, location and service. Such a great place. I haven't been there since 1973 and it was just as wonderful as I remember it when I was 11 years old going there with my family.............The food is fabulous and the ambiance is regal ..........very up town and has an "old world charm"5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday Night at Alioto'sWe had a 7PM reservation on a busy Friday night and yet, we were seated at a window table with an outstanding view! One member of our party of 3 was delayed and they even held our table. I definitely would return to try more dishes - the lobster bisque was delightful and went well with the wine we selected (La Crema Pinot) . Service was very well-timed and friendly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT Crab Sandwich!!!Try this place out! Price isn't too bad for a very good crab sandwich, go spend the money and substitute for other items. You're welcome! : - )5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGet What You Pay ForAlioto's is a must "go to" place in SFO. Perhaps just a bit pricey and slightly overrated, but the food was great, the ambience was up-beat yet romantic, the view is phenomenal, and the service was excellent. So, sometimes, you get what you pay for.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat San Francisco DiningAlioto's is famous for a reason. Great view, great service, and great food. Wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and various seafood dishes. The sourdough bread is spectacular. We had a great table and a wonderful evening.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you find yourself at FishermansIf you find yourself at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco and want to take in an active dock scene with the Golden Gate in the distance - check this place out. Ask to sit on the 3rd floor.... Great lunch... great view and fantastic service. We will go again when we are at the City by the Bay...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI frequently use OpentableI frequently use Opentable for this situation: hungry, in a busy unfamiliar place, and want to find a place with good reviews that will seat us without a wait. I reserved our seat at Alioto's from the boat returning from Alcatraz. There were several pkaces that could seat us in thirty minutes, but Alioto's had great reviews a a picture of its big window. We arrived walking straight from the boat and were brought straight to our window table-more magical than I could have anticipated, the view was over the charming fishing boats of the wharf across to the Golden Gate Bridge. The food and service matched the view. I also appreciate decor that's a little more elegant rather than "themed."4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my wife's birthday,It was my wife's birthday, and the staff was amazing. Ask for table 9 best view in the house.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Romantic DinnerMy husband and I were visiting San Francisco and wanted a special place for dinner out on our last night in California. We had been to Alioto's a few times over the years and always were very impressed with the food, the atmosphere, the service, etc. This time was no exception. Alioto's has remained one of the top restaurants on our list!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and i go to Alioto'sMy wife and i go to Alioto's when ever we can. Food is wonderful, service top notch. Our favorite waiters name is Alan. Ask for his section, and have a wonderful lunch or dinner4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was helpful with theWaiter was helpful with the menu and wine selection. Food was excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI hadn't been to Alioto'sI hadn't been to Alioto's in years and was skeptical by some of the reviews I read saying it was high priced. Well I don't know what these people were talking about because the prices were average and the food was very good. 4 in our party and everyone loved their entree. In my opinion Alioto's is still very dependable - good food, good service and a great view upstairs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is bringing people from out of town and they want to provide them with a great "Fisherman's Wharf experience".4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic seafood. A classyFantastic seafood. A classy place. "Old school" but in the very best way.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOld world italian with great viewsWe had a perfect view from our requested window table of the bay, bridge, and sunset. Olivier was our waiter and a perfect host with notable recommendations. The Sisilian style calamari was some of the best we have had as well as the trademark cioppiano and bouillabaisse. The perfect finish was the classic cannoli and tiramisu with sambucca,,Grazie mille!!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt the Alioto's of COURSE it is FabThe Alioto's know how to feed and entertain you, after this many years in business, you can put your trust in them for a fabulous meal and experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe garlic roasted DungenessThe garlic roasted Dungeness Crab is a must. The escargot were some of the best ever. Would recommned Alioto's to all looking for something special at the Fisherman's Wharf.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Really nice and enjoyable experience - highly recommend.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations and wereWe made reservations and were seated at a window booth - it was overlooking the east side of Fisherman's Wharf but nice nevertheless. The service was impeccable. I ordered rockfish with truffled mashed potatoes and asparagus - the fish was perfectly done and the accompaniments were delicious. We also ordered Dungeness crab, fried oysters, and salads which excellent. Prices were high but not too much so. I'd highly recommend this place if you are trying to find a nice place on the wharf.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and wonderful viewGreat food and wonderful view of the Golden Gate Bridge very nice staff. Friendly and responsive. Been there many times and will keep going3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect spot for AWESOME crabOne place you must visit is Alioto's #8 on the wharf. The restaurant is on the second floor and you get a spectacular view of the wharf and bay. The smell of steamed crab fill the air outside which I find very mouth-watering! Once you go inside and get a table, the service is terrific. The host is welcoming and the waiters are very open to questions and helpful. I ordered their fried shrimp with sweet chili aioli and shared the "adventurous" steamed crab which comes with EVERYTHING! Not to gross anyone out but I look for and thoroughly eat the crab "butter". I am a purist and this was OUTSTANDING!!! It was steamed to perfection with all its "butter"y goodness! FINGER LICKING GOOD! A must do on any trip to San Francisco!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelivers on everything!Everything was really good. We had a 6 PM reservation. We were promptly seated, with a great view upstairs. Our waiter, Peter, was very attentive.
The traditional fried Calamari was crisp and had lots of "legs", and was delicious. The Bouillabaisse fish stew was truly excellent, with large bites of salmon, lots of calamari, mussels, and veggies.
Dessert was Tira Misu and Cheesecake. Both very good!
It's not inexpensive, but you get a classy atmosphere, great views and service, delicious food, and free parking across the street with validation.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe visited for a Saturdaywe visited for a Saturday lunch. The place was lively, energetic, and the staff managed it well. No wait for our reservation. The service was terrific and the food was outstanding! Shrimp in ceramic pots are a can't miss appetizer selection. Swordfish steak and the crab in garlic were so delicious. Great recommendations and a must at least once when visiting the area.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, foodOutstanding service, food and view. When I made the reservation I asked if it was possible to get a window table with a view of the bay and that is what they provided. Would definitely go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI had made a special requestI had made a special request for a specific table and they were more then willing to accomodate!!!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlioto's is a classic restaurantAlioto's is a classic restaurant that is pricey but performs. You get what you pay for and that is quality.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding. MadeService was outstanding. Made us feel like we were a regular repeat customer. We sat at a window table with an excellent view of the docks and the water. Food was very good but not outstanding.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM