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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (107)
Scenic View (93)
Special Occasion (58)
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Good for a Date (58)
Romantic (45)
Authentic (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Local Ingredients (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Business Meals (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Casual (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Fun (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
People Watching (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vegan (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

High priced restaurant with, at best, mediocre food. One entré was undercooked and had to be sent back. The other was good but a bit too much grease. The tiramisu was quite good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Alioto’s was recommended to us by our concierge and she did not steer us wrong. The wait staff was amazing as was the food!!!! Just be aware the portions are large we simply couldn’t finish all our deliciousness!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

From making reservations to paying the bill, our experience and dinner was fantastic. Your hostess was friendly and accommodating (and should be doing stand-up comedy). Our waiter Pavel, gave great recommendations for crab cakes & sole. The ravioli was creamy & wonderful. Will recommend!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was fresh and fantastic. Ambiance was pleasant and were seated on the top row booth so we could see both windows. Booth seating is very comfortable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great the view of the wharf amazing . The wait staff was courteous and friendly. We did have to wait nearly 10 minutes before the waiter came to our table initially ( he was more interested in the table next to us (that was seated after us)). Overall it was a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great old school restaurant right on the water. It's not just for tourists - we are local. The wait staff was professional and coordinated. Great service. Great San Francisco sourdough with olive oil to munch. Drinks came fast. Water glasses filled. You want something, you get it. Great food. The crab was fresh and delicious. Tables look out onto the water with cute fishing boats.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you Luis for your fine service! Your suggestion of Alioto’s risotto was very much appreciated! It was exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful place, food, and service! Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were in SFO for a 60th birthday celebration. There were 10 of us (4 under 11) ranging in age from 18 months to 65 years old. Jose was our waiter he was very accommodating and made all of us feel welcome. The service and food was excellent all made better by having Jose as our waiter. All the other staff were great as well. The seafood risotto was awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was decent but not worth the price. Service was slow. The Franciscan is the same price; food quality and service commensurate with the price.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is a "must" stop for me and my co-worker each year we come in to San Francisco for Dreamforce. The menu is incredible and the service is something that is rarely experienced these days ... you are made to feel genuinely special and important. They have maintained high standard manners in the service industry. And the food is absolutely delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a group of clients in from out of town and Alioto’s was perfect. The waiters make you feel at home, the Sicilian calamari is so good it will haunt your dreams.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were in town for a business conference and decided that we wanted to find a seafood restaurant on the wharf. Alioto's was able to accommodate our group of 8 in a short window of time. The service was very friendly, and we appreciate how courteous they were. The food was also outstanding and we recommend the Swordfish, Cioppino, and seafood pasta!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Booked in for 1 for dinner which is always intimidating but the wait staff made me comfortable. The Caesar salad was authentic and definitely something to have if you enjoy an original. The truffled sea bass was excellent, with potato mash, porcinis, and roasted pearl onions. What a nice treat from the ordinary.

The wait staff were second to none. Very attentive and always on the ready for any need. The service definitely sets this restaurant apart from others. What a nice experience. Overall a fantastic experience.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful place for dinning. We enjoy all the great services and management. Food is to die for!! My favorite the Calamari with their house sauce and crab cakes!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall Nice experience. Staff was friendly. Seafood Stew flavor was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great local and views for Fisherman's Wharf experience. Very good food, reasonable prices. Fresh seafood. Great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was great, but the service was terrible. The server barely came by our table; water glasses were left empty, and we ended up going up to the bar to get our own drinks because we saw them sitting up there for so long. Definitely not the quality of service I would expect for the high price tag.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very good. The bouillabaisse was just okay. The seafood was good, but the broth lacked that vinegary/acidic quality that I like. Service was excellent. Love the Italian mom and pop feeling you get there. On a side note, my daughter had left her purse there. They were great to help her out.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual
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food3
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a Fisherman’s Wharf institution with a charming view of the harbor waterfront! The signature grilled Dungeness crab was spectacular and I highly recommend it. Seafood spaghetti was also wonderful. The prawn cocktail was served with large fresh shrimp but the cocktail sauce was milder and less appealing than I like, but still good. A fantastic dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was amazing and the view was amazing. Service was great. My only complaint would be that they sat us in a booth and when I sat down I sunk in. I felt a little uncomfortable sitting like that.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a 5:00 reservation as we were going to a show afterwards. We waited no less than 10-15 minutes to be greeted at our table. This is an upscale establishment and we were very disappointed that no one even greeted us for so long. We actually were about to leave when a gal noticed and a server came to greet us.

Tags: Scenic View
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service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A San Francisco classic worth the visit for a whole Dungeness crab. Nice views of the waterfront.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server was excellent! He made the entire experience. Good food, great view. Very fun evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

In the heart of the tourist district, but still an authentic Sicilian seafood place with good food, unbeatable vistas, and a very friendly staff!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a great romantic dinner. A friend had suggested it for our trip to San Francisco and the Wharf and so glad we ate here. Food was great and ambiance was too. Made for a great night in San Francisco!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Aliotos is our go to for seafood when we have company in town. It did not disappoint this time either.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took an out of town visitor here. He was highly impressed and enjoyed the view. He was a bit shocked at the high price tag for half a lobster! Other than that, an enjoyable evening. Waiter was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Pricey crab. The pasta wasn’t so good .
The pasta with muscles and clams has changed the pasta size and it is not good . The pasta should be smaller like a linguine . The roasted cracked crab is way way way too expensive

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Fargo)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Such an enjoyable evening!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome on all accounts. Had the best table in the place. Would recommend this for any occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great views. Iconic San Francisco seafood. Crab dishes especially spectacular.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I dine at Alioto’s every time I’m in San Francisco. They serve the best traditional seafood, have a great service, and the views are wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The waiter set the tone for the whole meal. Sarcastic answers to questions, lack of attention during the meal. On the whole the meal was not the hoped-for excellent fresh seafood meal. Two of us had the Petrale sole pan fried and it was overcooked and way too much breading was used.
I'm sorry we wasted the one evening we had in SF for several years at Aliotttos

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

As usual, Aliotos never disappoints! I’ve been coming to this restaurant ever since I was either 5 or 7! The staff is always perfect! We had a wonderful waiter! Everything was so beautiful and perfect! As always! I’m 66. I will b returning again! Thank you again for the amazing dining experience!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music, Fun, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Organic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was great. The greeting was friendly and outgoing. We were allowed to be seated prior to our reservation time. We decided on appetizers mostly for our meals, but they were delicious and just the right amount of food. I chose the Crab Bisque Soup and the Bay Shrimp Cocktail. One of us ordered the Crab Cake and another the Shrimp Pots, they looked so cute, but were very full of flavor and taste. We finished with desert, one ordered the crème brulee, but, I ordered the desert sampler. As you can see there were all the deserts in small compact servings which gave one a taste of decadence. The crème brulee and cannoli were superb and the sherbet and gelato were to write home about. Definitely recommend Alioto's and am looking forward to having a meal there with my husband in February.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was astounding!! Food was incredible. We had mixed calamari, cioppino, risotto special of the night and swordfish. It was all amazing!!! And tiramisu was fabulous!! Would definitely recommend!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

So good, we went back two days later! The shrimp pots appetizer and the ciapinno were fabulous! Service was impeccable!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place was Awsome wonderful fantastic and the food off the hook.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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