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Alioto's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aliotos.com
  • Phone: (415) 673-0183
  • 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 (415) 382-8227

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After dinning here, I really feel like I've been to fishermans wharf. Beautiful view, delicious food and friendly service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was great. Sour Dough Bread, the best. Seafood trio appetizer, Ciopino, Lobster Bisque very poor."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • " 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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Delightful for a relaxing lunch with friends while doing the "tourist" walk about."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Late evening meal, the mahi was great, the pasta was so so. I was expecting homemade. Staff was attentive the night we visited."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My wife was very pleased with the dinner our waiter recommendated"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Changeless yet fresh, Alioto's has memories to be made, from the scenery to the bar menu to the wide variety of the menu. Definitely worth experiencing. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious Ciopinno. Great service. Great view. We enjoyed our meal here."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The harbor view was spectacular watching the sunset during our dinner. The server was attentive and helpful but not overbearing. The crab Louie salad was the best I've ever had. Can't wait for the next occasion to dine at Alioto's. This has been a family tradition since my dad started coming while he was on shore leave during WWII."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Over 60 years in business and still wonderful! We tried the Lobster Risotto and it was spectacular. Worth returning just for this. Service was exceptional. I had flowers delivered too and they made sure we received them right on time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I found Alioto's to be one of the nicer restaurants during our vacation in San Francisco. While there were many restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf to choose from, all offering very fresh fare, Alioto's had great views of the bay, a broad menu, and a very nice wine list. The food was served very prompt, without being rushed, and was outstanding. Our meals varied including, fresh fish, beef, and a Dungeness Crab Louie Salad, and everything was outstanding. I thought that \both the hostess and the waiter could have been a bit more welcoming and friendly; however, they were not rude and it would not deter me from recommending this if you are in San Francisco."
    Dined on 5/9/2014