Alioto's
Alioto's

Alioto's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aliotos.com/
  • Phone: 4156730183x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Nunez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Alioto's has private rooms that can accommodate 16-50 people. The rooms all have a view of the fishing fleet and the Bay. The cuisine is distinctive Sicilian dishes and traditional seafood specialties.
  • Private Party Contact: Francesca Anderlini 4153828227x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson & Taylor
  • Public Transit: Cable Car, Muni
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE PARKING! 11 am-6 pm, 2 hours, 6pm until closing, 3 hours at lot across the street.
A word from Alioto's
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 local seafood at the same location for the past 85 years. The recently remodeled restaurant features a warm ambiance with a 3-tiered dining room offering every guest stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Classic menu. Don't forget to try our world-famous cioppino and Dungeness crab, always fresh.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Alioto's reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (88)special occasion (48)romantic (37)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (18)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (17)notable wine list (12)late-night find (9)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Alioto's
    Pooky
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This place was awesome. Food was great, service was great. I recommend everyone try this place. I'm not a fan of seafood but the prawns and lobster tail was so tasty and juicy. Me and my fiancé will return whenever we get a chance to go back to the bay.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Francisco trip
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went to Alioto's and we were not disappointed. Food was great especially the sauted seafood. Service by Olivier was awesome. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meeting place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Meet two groups of people from several different placecofvthe united states. Easy to find, lots of activity, on the wharf, and enough staff to handle and situation, . Goid food and beverage menues- qick food delvery--- nice view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for showing around guests!
    Ilovethebay
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you're a SF local this is a good spot for bringing out of towners. View is nice, food is good. Will bring more of my guests back here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    sftrip2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I thought the food was pretty good, the waiter was helpful in choosing the perfect entrée. When I had made the reservation I specifically said we were celebrating 2 birthdays, I had also mentioned it to the waiter. The restaurant/wait staff never even mentioned a "happy birthday". If you don't celebrate birthdays you should let your customers know that ahead of time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a reservation for 8p but did not get our table until 8:20pm. The staff were friendly enough but the food is pretty mediocre and severely overpriced. Typical tourist trap.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Surprise!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were in town for one night and wanted to eat at Fisherman's Wharf. We booked based on availability and previous reviews...and I am glad we did! The location is right in the middle of the action at FW. The service was very good from start to finish. It had a bit of old school charm to it...like an italian restaurant I would have gone to as a kid with my grandfather. The view from our table, which was not even at the window, was fantastic due to the layout of the dining room and slightly raised booth. The seafood was fresh and presented nicely. We enjoyed all of our dishes from our crab/ship coctails through to a great tiramisu. The Nonna Rose’s Famous Cioppino was the highlight for me...a bit messy but worth it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a delicious dinner looking out over the harbor in San Francisco. My combination seafood salad was fresh and tasty; my friend's poached sole was also very good. We shared a bottle of reasonably priced sauvignon blanc and a rum-soaked sponge cake for dessert. All in all, a very pleasant experience. Our server was prompt and pleasant. A fun experience for first-time San Francisco visitors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as always!
    KarenP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We come to San Francisco about once a year on business and always make sure to stop at Alioto's for dinner. The food is excellent every single time and the staff are friendly and welcoming. All around a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    luvdisplace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Arrived for reservation for two on August 1, and we were seated immediately. The host was friendly. The serving staff treated my guest and me with first class treatment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food and rude waiter
    Martin64
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food is ok but not great. The waiter rushed us, tried to serve main course when we were still eating our starters, forgot to bring the wine.mdirected my vegetarian daughter to the chicken and veal dishes on the menu then publicly densnded a $45.00 tip!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service very slow
    local
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a restaurant with very casual atmosphere. Some guests came with t-shirt and shorts. Always required to look for a waiter. We were even kept waiting for 5 minutes (in average) to be actually served after we got attention from the waiter. The number of the waiters is not enough, or the waiters spend long time in the kitchen, not in the hall. Cioppino was excellent, risotto and raw oyster was good, but pasta was no good.
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  • Lovely Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were only in San Francisco for two days and wanted to make the most of our time so having read previous reviews of Alioto's we booked a table for our first evening meal. The restaurant lived up to its good reviews, the food was lovely, the service attentive but not pestering, the view was superb, large window seat with view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have been to Alioto's many times. This time it was improved from some more recent visits. The food seemed to be more plentiful (more scallops on the plate) than I remember. It was well prepared and flavorful. The service was very good and better than on some other times. It seems to be improving. We have been dining at Alioto's for over 50 years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Athens
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I made reservations at Alioto's after reading about the history of this wonderful restaurant on line. It exceeded our expectations!! Great view! Our waiter was WONDERFUL! Helped with making choices and his recomendations were on spot! A must go to if you are at Fisherman's Wharf!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 weeks in California best meal
    4canadians
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was fantastic! 4 of us each has something different, steak, seafood and chicken dish and we all agreed it was fabulous! Server was fun and entertaining! View was stunning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iconic fishermens wharf venue
    MrsSqueaks
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    After dinning here, I really feel like I've been to fishermans wharf. Beautiful view, delicious food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    Hannah
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I don't typically like tourist restaurants and this one definitely is. The restaurant is very outdated and could use some sprucing up. I wasn't expecting much from the food but was pleasantly surprised. The salmon I had was great and the rice that accompanied it had a really great flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced, bland food
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Born and raised in the Bay Area, but never really frequented Fisherman's Wharf for dinner. Now I know why. Totally over-priced. Food was bland. I ordered the sautéed prawns. I thought they were over-cooked and the rice pilaf tasted like it was out of a box. My husband had one of their house specials the cioppino. He thought it was so-so.
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  • What a gem!
    vacationsnob
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our last minute OpenTable Reservation landed our family of 4 a table by the window with a view of the marina and the Golden Gate Bridge. Spectacular!!! Our waiter recommended his favorites - which we all agreed was SPOT ON. My 13 year old finished every last bite of his Petrale Sole - which is quite amazing since this is a rarity. Our waiter was so personable and attentive - even hunted us down when we left a coat behind. Great service. Great table. Great food. I am a bit of a food and service snob, and I am so very happy to recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great service
    Makua
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were able to be seated even though getting there early, the waiter was very professional and made educated suggestions which we followed. Luckily we were by a window at sunset with the sun setting over the Golden Gate Bridge. The seafood risotto was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Pier 39's oldest & best
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great restaurant with a large menu of excellent seafood and Italian seafood dishes. The baked/stuffed lobster was the best seafood dish I've ever had. Sour dough bread and homemade chowder was to die for. Views of the warf at sunset was breathtaking. Definitely gotta try Aliotos if your visit San Francisco
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Enjoyment Spot
    Memories
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    As a young girl, my older sister would take me to San Francisco. We always had at least one meal at Alioto's. Therefore, as an older adult, it is nice to visit Alioto's for lunch or dinner and fondly remember the times of long ago past. Enjoyed the experience once again, great food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot at Fisherman's Wharf
    Sassy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My families first night in San Francisco. Had made a reservation on line before getting here and couldn't have been more happy with Aliotos. The servers were dressed in vests and ties, service impeccable, food amazing. Highly recommend...though not so much for young children.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service/Disappointing Food
    LVFoodies
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was great. Sour Dough Bread, the best. Seafood trio appetizer, Ciopino, Lobster Bisque very poor.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pier Eating
    Ohana
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Had dinner at Alioto's just to have the Clam Chowder and a Baked Crab. Both were outstanding. M spouse had the Salmon which was even better. Service was outstanding and view of surrounding San Francisco Bay can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely view great food
    Kavfoodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our table ordered a variety of food and the Sole fish special was perfect. The view of the wharf beautiful and loved how we felt engaged in San Fransico there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced for what you receive
    lobsterlove
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I ordered the lobster Thermador and it was at least 70% mushrooms! For $50 you expect a little more lobster. The service was outstanding, the view was beautiful but the food was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for San Francisco
    LunchandDinner4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I were only going to be in San Francisco for one evening. My mother recommended this place, which was originally recommended by my grandmother when they lived in San Francisco in the 1950s. We had a wonderful dinner, and the view was fantastic. I would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I don't know of any restaurant that I have been to that has been in the same place run by the same family for 89 years!!! This is old fashioned first class polite service. Linens, beautiful view and outstanding food. You are greeted by the maître' D, immediately taken to a table and watched over continuously. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place for you--not because they are slow, it is because this is an experience to be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $$$
    Local1955VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    You are paying for being on Fishman's Warf. The food was good (not great) - but expensive. For four of us it came to $150 and that was the pasta and/or Louie salads. No wine!
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was awful and inedible. The only good thing was the view of the water. I would definitely NOT recommend this to anyone.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Carlswick
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Having read about the famous old Italian seafood restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf, we booked Alioto's for our last night in San Francisco ( visiting from New Zealand) and were not disappointed. We were given a great table in the window overlooking the fishing boat fleet, although sadly the fog meant that we couldn't see the Golden Gate Bridge, however a lone sea lion swam past while we were eating, which was cool. The service was attentive, the fish was fresh and beautifully cooked. All in all a great dinner where we weren't treated like tourists and we weren't rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True San Francisco Experience
    Kathy
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is a restaurant that stands the taste of time. Old family feel with wonderful service. The food is good and well prepared. What is amazing is that it remains a landmark in a changing world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silkstarlite
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food was excellent, nice view, and wait staff was very courtesy and helpful with menu choices, arranging vegan option for my friend. Overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nursecarla
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Delightful for a relaxing lunch with friends while doing the "tourist" walk about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Dinner
    Cali
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I ate at Alioto's for our last night in San Francisco. I ate the clams linguini - there were so many clams, it was delicious. He had the seafood ravioli, which was loaded with tasty seafood. Overall a very nice dinner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No the best visit
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    It is not teh 1st time I am dinning in Alioto's. Not sure if the chef has changed or not but the quality and taste of food was not up to the standard experienced the previous times.
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  • Anniversary
    April23lunch
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We decided to spend our 31st anniversary dinner here without doubts, family memories and we knew our food and service would be great even before we got there we love it there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, good late night
    LivelyYogi
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Late evening meal, the mahi was great, the pasta was so so. I was expecting homemade. Staff was attentive the night we visited.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate