Alioto's

4.4
2268 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
OPEN 11 AM UNTIL 10PM SUNDAY – THURSDAY
11 AM UNTIL 11PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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Phone number
(415) 673-0183
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Private dining rooms for 18-55. Call 415-673-8300 Ext 1306.
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Cross street
Jefferson & Taylor
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Parking details
FREE PARKING! 11 am-6 pm, 2 hours, 6pm until closing, 3 hours at lot across the street.
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Cable Car, Muni
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Offering a special turkey dinner 3 course menu as well as our regular dinner menu and beautiful views of the San Francisco bay!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 2268 People Are Saying
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TP
Portland
15 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice view of harbor and Golden Gate bridge at sunset.

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WM
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent but interior is tired and needs to be cleaned and updated esp the restrooms . I love the place but it needs a fresh face and clean up

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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food, and location. This is a perfect choice for locals and visitors alike.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Service was good. Ravioli was nice. Bread was stall and tough, lobster for $58 was tiny and dried out. Such a disappointment

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Great location so I guess they don’t feel like they need to be making dining experience... the food was a la 1963 (= poor by current standards)

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent time and great food as well as service. Server was professional and friendly. Old school charm worth the visit.

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LA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the roasted cracked crab wharf style but I wish to pounds came out to be a larger portion

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C
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this fantastic restaurant for those visiting San Francisco. Wonderful seafood. We eat here every time we come to the Bay Area.

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SD
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted to have a genuine "San Francisco" experience! We did! Service was awesome, and so was the food. Thank you!

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n
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service! The shrimp Louie and crab bisque soup was amazing!

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alioto’s was perfect for my anniversary dinner. On the water with great views. The food matched the location and service was impeccable.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It's SF in the most touristy part of town. The food was passable but you get an amazing view of the bridge. Not a great value, but hey... You're on vacation

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MG
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at Alioto’s. Our guest, a wine connoisseur, only found one listing for a white that pleased her, but it was excellent. (Romburgh Chardonnay) Our meals were tasty and filling. Server was a bit odd, but we got everything we had ordered, eventually. View from our table was excellent!

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a great table by the window but unfortunately had an inattentive waiter who did not get our order right, among other things, and did not apologize for bringing us the wrong dish, and then later charged us on our bill for the greater price of the incorrect item. He was also slow and seemed to disappear when it came time to bring us the bill or to return our credit card. But we did not let that spoil our enjoyment of eating at Alioto's

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WB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed the view. Had reservations so wait was minimal. Was a little disappointed in the service. It was a Saturday night so I understand that they were busy but felt very rushed to vacate the table. The meal was brought out just barely after the appetizer. No offer from the waiter for fresh ground pepper, nor did he ask if we wanted another drink. The food was good but didn’t enjoy the feeling of being rushed. I will only return if I am in a hurry myself.

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JF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selections on the wine list, excellent calamari, risotto, scallops and creme brulee for dessert! Great view of the harbor and Golden Gate Bridge from panoramic windows...best if you have a table by the window but you can see the view from most tables in the restaurant. Look up local sunset time and make your reservation for about a half-hour before

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JF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

What a shocker this one was. Appalling service. Asked me how my appetiser had been when I hadn’t had it - they forgot to bring it out. Then, when they rectified this, I took my first mouthful and a different server arrived with my main saying “I’m sorry to rush you but your entree is ready” - I sent it back to keep warm but then it was delivered back to me nearly cold 10 mins later.
No apology, no acknowledgement.
Do not go here

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PM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, crab was just awesome. Excellent service and they were kind enough to accommodate with a window table because it was a very special occasion for us.

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GP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Too much garlic. Bill was high considering wife only had a pasta dish. Coffee after the main course was excellent!

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A
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of Golden gate bridge and the boats. Food was very fresh. Overall incredible experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing and not to mention the stunning view of the bay!

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OT
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dining room upstairs! Great views too!

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents took me to Alioto's when I was 11, and I had sole en papillote -- the most elegant dish I had ever seen. Alioto's remains my favorite restaurant in America. So coming back for dinner not only brings back wonderful memories, but the menu (Alioto's private label wine), Petrale Sole, and the best bay shrimp cocktail I will ever eat were the highest standards. And as just ordinary diners, we were treated royally like old friends and valued customers.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

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k
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The seafood ravioli was delicious, service was attentive but not overbearing and the waterfront views are beautiful!

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MM
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here EVERY time we are in San Fran... EVERY time. We’ve eaten at all the local establishments and thus us by far the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!!

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M
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening ! Beautiful view, great staff. Thank you

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D
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservations are essential on weekend and Friday night. Well worth the effort. Food was exceptional.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent! Service spot on and consistent! Drinks great also. Highly recommend. A little expensive for the tightish squeeze of tables, but great for an occasion get together. We had a fabulous time!

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great as usual. Always a wonderful view of the fishing fleet.

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G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on Bay. Very nice view of the water and San Francisco landmarks. Reservation was easy. Parking available across street. We were seated immediately and gotten cocktails promptly. The tortellini was enjoyed by three of our group. The chicken parm was delicious. The Risotto with mushroom, shrimp and scallops was fabulous. The people from out of the area were thoroughly impressed. Our server made the meal. He was extremely personable. A great sense of humor. Will certainly get his section when we return the next time.

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JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent meal and my wife enjoyed the "Happy Birthday" serenade! Except for moderate noise and an initial cup of coffee on the luke warm side, everything was outstanding. The fish was outstanding!!

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the the best SF Fishermens' Wharf/North Beach restaurants. These guys have super class without being too stuffy. Their food is outstanding. This is high on the recommendation list of places to eat. They make the Supreme Alioto's Risotto. We traveled through the Amalfi Coast and did not eat a Risotto as delicious as the one made right here.

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AJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my sons birthday and we could have not asked for a better place to celebrate it. The food, the view, our private dinning area and great service! A fun evening was had by all.

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NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a show to catch and the staff was very helpful in getting us our food in time so we were able to make it. Our server and the manager were both great.
The food was excellent- each and every dish. The calamari duo is a must try. We ordered the sole, salmon, filet mignon and the trio. All of them were superb - fresh, melting in our mouth with delicious flavors.

This is most definitely our favorite seafood restaurant in San Francisco!

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Love this place.

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OT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location, food and service

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M
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The place feels slightly dated and whilst I had the lobster and crab it wasn’t brilliant, shame I was expecting more

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