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Alioto's

4.2
4.2
2645 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-0183

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

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

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Cross street

    Jefferson & Taylor

  • 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

  • Additional

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 2,645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. TS

    TammyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the food was phenomenal! For a restaurant in a tourist area, it was well worth the price.

  2. N

    Nezzerc

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Restaurant is a bit tired, had a very loud party opposite us. Don't understand why American restaurants don't give time between appetisers and entrée.

  3. w

    willie

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I had fried calamai.It was nicely done. My wife had halibut that was expensive but looked dry, was dry and perhaps had been in the freezer for a long time. The restaurant apologized and brought another piece of fish but it was the same texture, somewhat tasteless and shouldn't have been at that price..

  4. O

    Orangejello

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Classic San Francisco. Excellent service from employees that have been there for years. Great views of the Bay and harbor. Often seals are resting on the docs. I take clients to Alioto’s all time.

  5. j

    jemarcp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    enjoyed my food, waiter, and the ambiance of the restaurant.

  6. GS

    GregS

    Baltimore

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and outstanding service.

  7. DW

    DougW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Count this as one of the finest dining experiences we have had. There were a few factors in our favour... it was off season so we had a great table with sea side views, a smaller crowd so our waiter was able to spend more time with us and ultimately the food stood out, as it would any time, as outstanding.

  8. AP

    AlainP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Crab cakes... best we’ve had anywhere. So much crab and well seasoned. Not cluttered with fillers like other restaurants. Glad their recipe has remained the same for decades. Calamari... Fried and Sicilian Style... nothing over the top. Just done well. Seafood Risotto... outstanding flavor. Fresh scallops and shrimp. Slightly over seasoned but flavorful nonetheless. Bouillabaisse... Nice healthy bits of fish, clams, calamari, and mussels. Broth tasted clean and simple with the essence of seafood. Wait staff was very attentive and cheery. Would recommend.

  9. PP

    PerryP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The halibut was excellent. However, the portion of the veggies was a disappointment. The service was fine considering it was Valentine's day.

  10. KD

    KeithD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant with bay view , excellent service , waiters very professional. Food halibut was average, lobster ravioli was good. Wine very good and reasonable. Keith D

  11. DH

    DougH

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The cioppino was delicious

  12. MA

    MaryAnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alioto’s is a fine and beautiful restaurant. The service was perfect and friendly! The food was delectable !

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Birthday and Valentines

  14. MM

    MargieMc

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very lovely place. Great service, good food, and view. Looking forward to going back ♥️

  15. JM

    JohnM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Alioto's is the classic white table cloth fish restaurant on the Wharf. It always was and still is.

  16. HH

    HeavenHappeningHere

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What JOY Alioto’s is! Fantastic Italian food, with a glorious view. Outstanding server named John brings such fun and welcome with terrific professionalism and wit. Alioto’s is the greatness of old-school San Francisco restaurant class and warmth of hospitality. Enjoy!!

  17. L

    Lovetodine

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Food was not fresh poor presentation

  18. GA

    GeorginaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were only in SF for one day and though we weren’t very hungry, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have the best clam chowder and crab cocktails! Delicious, the right amount of attention from our server and a lovely sunset made for a perfect experience

  19. DB

    DaveB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had made reservations for 6:45, but after skipping lunch and walking around the Fisherman's Wharf, we found ourselves hungry and outside Alioto's at 3:15. We asked if we could move our reservation up, which they were happy to do for us. We had a wonderful meal, great service, and window-side seats (which might not have been available at our original time), and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner. The only glitch was that the wine my wife ordered was listed as $8 on the menu, but wound up charged at $11 on the bill. We decided to let it go, and we would definitely eat at Alioto's again. Be sure to see the menu from 1945 that's posted in the stairwell near the bathrooms: $1.50 for a steak dinner! But they're doing something right if they're still going strong 75 years later!

  20. J

    Julz

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful day! We made a lunch reservation midweek. Tables were available...we were escorted immediately to our table next to a window. No matter where you are seated you will have a beautiful view. Our waiter was so attentive and cordial. All entrees were enjoyed. It is one of my favorite places ... especially for crab & seafood!

  21. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I would definitely recommend my friends to Alioto’s restaurant. We have gone there many times. The service and food is excellent, with an interesting and beautiful view. Yesterday we went to Alioto’s for our 45th wedding anniversary And enjoyed it tremendously.

  22. d

    dmom

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great chowder, caesar salad and the Risotto Alioto's was amazing!

  23. DK

    DarKastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazingly delicious food, excellent wait staff and gorgeous view of the bay.

  24. LB

    LorraineB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant. Love all the attention from the staff. The ambience is happy, friendly, casual, while sophisticated luxury at the same time.

  25. PT

    PaulT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my third or fourth time eating at Alioto's, over the past six years, and the food and service are consistently excellent.

  26. WW

    WilliamW

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Annual visit to San Francisco and looking for a nice seafood dinner. Thought it would be nice to try the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Excellent swordfish and fish trio dishes. The Sicilian calamari was prepared as we remembered from a trip to Sicily. Window seating to see the water was great. Would go there again.

  27. S

    Spinit

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alioto’s never disappoints. Go for the sunset. Order chowder, shrimp cocktail, and half-and-half calamari. It doesn’t have to be expensive. And it’s sooo nice!

  28. SL

    ShannonL

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing and the food was top notch. Great experience and friendly staff.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was wonderful & fresh. The waiter was friendly & made wonderful suggestions, particularly for a member of our party seeking low-carb alternatives.

  30. DD

    DonnaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the view are amazing, and the staff makes the experience personal and exceptional.

  31. R

    Renee

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there for the crab, but it turned out that the clam chowder was the best part of the meal! It was delicious and had big chunks of clam. The crab just wasn’t as sweet as it usually is, but that’s not Alioto’s fault. We had a window table with a great view of the harbor, service was excellent and Sinatra was playing softly in the background. What more could you ask?

  32. LW

    LeslieW

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughy enjoyed lunch...great, reasonably priced lunch menu with several selections. It was a great respite from the Wharf holiday crowd. Enjoyed the great picture window overlooking the water. Servers were helpful and attentive. The bread with seasoned olive oil was wonderful. Our favorite part of the day!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente experiencia celebrando New Year’s Eve!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great for new year’s eve

  35. SZ

    SammyZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I always eat at Alioto's for my New Year's Eve dinner .. It's Friendly and Welcoming .. Food is Delicious ... Service is attentive ... View of the Bay and GG Bridge and Russian Hill and Fisherman's Warf at sunset is FANTASTIC ...

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views of the wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge! Perfect stop to try authentic cioppino for tourists

  37. b

    boradwayjojo

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Amazing clam chowder and crab. Bolognese for my meat eating kid and vegetarian manicotti for my vegetarian kid. Beautiful views. Great San Francisco sourdough. Great visit to San Francisco.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff and food. My husband and I had been before but we wanted to take our now adult children for the experience. It did not disappoint

  39. F

    Foodess

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I was in the mood for Linguine and Clams.. received a bowl of pasta, with a very bland sauce at the bottom, and a pile of empty clam shells on the top.. There were 10 very tiny clams at the bottom of my dish. I asked for more, and eventually a few more arrived. The dish was poorly done.. no parsley, garlic or tomatoes.. just a bowl of pasta with a few clams..$27..The bread, served to the table was delicious.

  40. CA

    CAoki

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was really good & they seated us by the window. Staff was attentive & courteous. Would love to go back again. Really liked the free validated parking right on the wharf.

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  • Cross street

    Jefferson & Taylor

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-0183

  • Catering

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

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