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About 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 since 1925 making Alioto's SF's oldest family owned and run restaurant. The 3-tiered dining room offers every guest stunning views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge or the Wharf. Alioto's menu features classics handed down through the generations. Try Matriarch Nonna Rose's world-famous cioppino, and Dungeness crab, always fresh. Also try San Francisco's Finest Calamari either light and crispy or our Sicilian style a family favorite.

#8 Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
OPEN 11 AM UNTIL 10PM SUNDAY – THURSDAY
11 AM UNTIL 11PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Cross Street:
Jefferson & Taylor

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-0183

Website:
http://www.aliotos.com/

Catering:
Private dining rooms for 18-55. Call 415-673-8300 Ext 1306.

Parking Details:
FREE PARKING! 11 am-6 pm, 2 hours, 6pm until closing, 3 hours at lot across the street.

Public Transit:
Cable Car, Muni

Executive Chef:
John Caravez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Alioto's, the true San Francisco original in historic Fisherman's Wharf, is the perfect boutique location for your next Banquet Event. Two newly renovated spaces with breathtaking views of SF Harbor & the Golden Gate, can accommodate 10-55 guests for intimate occasions or corporate functions.

Alioto's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (63)
Waterfront (60)
Special Occasion (50)
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Romantic (40)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Authentic (31)
Local Ingredients (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Casual (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The staff, food, and ambiance are amazing. This is how dining in the bay should be! We were constantly impressed with the entire staffs attentiveness to every detail of our time there as well as the immaculate food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Fresh menu with seafood and pasta. A bit pricey but tasty. Service was very good and attentive

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time! Food was very good. Had half a crab also mushroom rissoto. Very rich but excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Alioto’s was the perfect location to celebrate my Valentine Birthday!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The fish was over-sated, the fried calamari and shrimp was over-fried

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Fine for restaurant clearly aimed at Fisherman’s Wharf tourists.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The people who work at Alioto's are always so friendly and service oriented. They always give me a great table when requested.

Paul McCosh

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great views, service and food. Love this restaurant!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We arrived early and they set us up with no problems! Fantastic service and great food! Thank you

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was very slow, drinks were not refilled.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed the wide variety of seafood options. Everything was quite delicious. Service was reasonable overall. View was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Tim our waiter was wonderful. Good laughs and very friendly

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our place to go when in SF and the Wharf. While it's been around for decades - it never disappoints. The food is great and so is the service. We were well taken care of and will go back if we are back in the area again.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service and attention to detail. Maitre d was OUTSTANDING!! Want to go back there first when in SF again.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

the best place to eat in pier 39 in san francisco,

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I have been dining at Alioto's for many years when in San Francisco, starting with my honeymoon in 1987 and most recently earlier this week. The experience has always been consistently excellent over the past 30 years. I usually try to get there before sundown as there isn't a better view of the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun sets anywhere else on Fisherman's Wharf. The service, the fresh seafood impeccably prepared, the well-curated wine list and the ambience; all are superb every time. Congratulations, Alioto Family!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Healthy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We visited this place a few time. It is not cheap, but the food (fish) and service is great. View of the Golden Gate is also attractive.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous as always... great food... great service ...every time I'm in San Francisco I am there... thank you Alioto's

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Maybe it’s a cliched tourist place to eat. Maybe it’s THE cliched tourist place to eat. Whatever. The food is solid. Tasty bread service—so you don’t have to make a trip to Boudin. Great views even if you’re not right up at the window (think theater rise seating) Sure, it costs more than it should, but you’re not getting bad food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The risotto Alioto is the best I’ve ever had. Crab cocktail was wonderful. Our waiter, Olivier, was absolutely outstanding and made the entire experience noteworthy and memorable.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our 2nd time eating here and was just as great as the first time. The staff are very professional and friendly. Great customer service to attention and detail and accommodating. Very delicious selections to choose from. Somewhat on the high side of costs but you get what you pay for....really, really good food, atmosphere and service. We will definitely return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very happy, manager made it more memorable, food was good, water glasses could be bigger, good service, great view

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Been eating at Alioto's for years and it is ALWAYS great! Our waiter was diligent with keeping our water glasses full, giving helpful hints on the various dishes and being an attentive waiter! We even had the pleasure of meeting the charming Manager! Highly recommend Alioto's!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was great. Food was Meh! It was recommended by family who love it. Maybe we got the wrong thing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Accommodated my lactose intolerance. Thank you. Made my Birthday special

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Once again, with the help of Tammy and I favorite manager Jeremy - we had another memorable time at Alioto’s.

Thank all at Alioto’s

Mike & Tammy

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed the abulous view. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and the menu offered something for everyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve at Aliotos! It was a nice experience, the food was delicious. I had the sole and truffles and my husband had the seafood stew, both were good. I am so glad we had reservations, the line waiting for a table was very long. I also enjoyed view we had from our table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took a date here for New Years and it was great.

The service was great, everyone was courteous and professional. The ambiance was 10/10, we got a table near the window so we could look out at the pier.

The food was pretty alright. Which is my hangup. I believe it was a little overpriced for what we got. Everything was fresh as far as I know but was nothing super spectacular. It was good food for sure, but I'm not sure it's worth the price I paid.

That's what makes this review a 4/5 instead of a 5/5.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had not been here in many years. Pleasantly surprised with great food and of course a wonderful view. Service was also great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was my mom’s bday. They took great care of us and made her feel very special! Mille Grazie!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing dinner and service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Try the mixed calamari... you will never find better. Add a bowl of chowder, and share, and you can enjoy Alioto’s without spending a fortune. We had lobster ravioli tonight and Caesar salad. Both wonderful. Go at 5pm in the winter and watch the sunset from a window table. Certainly one of the nicest dinners in San Francisco.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! It starts with the oil/spices mixture for the bread, and it does not disappoint after!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Honeymoon. Service was poor. Waiter was not attentive. Multiple times are cocktails and water were empty and we had to track him down. He also had a runny nose and and sniffing at our table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The bread was great- the best thing about the meal . Service was extremely slow, both in ordering and receiving our food. The waiter was perfectly nice, I’m not sure that the kitchen could handle the volume of orders. But mostly the food was fair at best - overpriced, a bit tired, essentially mediocre chain hotel food. Will not return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Meh. Took our family of adult children and was expecting better food and for the price...better service. Not worth the $500 bill. Won’t go again. Also since I reserved online with Open Table I assumed a reservation meant they were expecting us. They seemed surprised. We waited for 30 min for a water view table. The hostess was very very nice and accommodating.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Usually the good is very good here, but today the risotto was crunchy and the seafood bouillabaisse was watery. The food was plated messily (smears all over the thermidor).

Perhaps they were just having an off day the day after Christmas. The reason we keep retuning is because the food has always been excellent, and we'll be coming back again someday, but for now we'll try Scoma's.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Average food...lobster was over cooked. Went for parents 50th Anniversary and they didn’t make it very special. Good views and on the water.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I know locals don't like going to the Wharf, but we should go more often- especially to the old school places that still do it well like Alioto's. Alioto's was really nice with impeccable service and the Cioppino my companions had been craving. I had a great seafood risotto and we had nice appetizers and great wine too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic
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