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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
+1 415-673-0183
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (168 reviews)
“seafood” (249 reviews)
“calamari” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Alioto's
1. Tops'n View and Seafood, Too!
"a great choice, we all enjoyed the meal and the service was great"
mel l
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2. Family-owned & run - 93 years!
"An old fave that we go to for all occasions"
Freda S
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3. Lunch Specials!
"The food was delicious, and the lunch specials are great!"
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1 - 10 of 1 721 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service, patient with gluten free needs. Only downside was construction of roof next door at Tarentinos, but this should not last long.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clark G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The shrimp and scallop risotto was to die for!!!! I also had the shrimp not only was the presentation nice and cute how they served each shrimp in these small ramekins but the taste was devine. Will definitely be my first stop when I return...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Katrina W
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for the five star review Katrina W. I agree. Our risotto is the best! We look forward to your return back to the Bay area and to Alioto's.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic dinner experience with a very good friend. We took half / half calamari, 1 whole lobster steamed and the bouillabaisse. For dessert we had chocolate cakes. For drink 1 mondavi chardonnay. The dinner was excellent as also the service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ANESSO1974
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco. The food is always amazing and the service is over the top. I love the view out the back windows from the top floor.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mh2372
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for coming in and for the five star review, mh2372. We appreciate our dedicated customers and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 18 for dinner in one of their rooms for our 50th Anniversary! What a treat - food terrific, wait staff even better! Lots of choices to satisfy all eating palates! Not a Tourist Trap - though one might get that opinion at first...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elainel133
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much, elainel133. We are thrilled that you had a great party in one of our beautiful rooms. I will let our staff know. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Take care.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the upstairs dining rrom for dinner with views over a marina and looking out towards Golden Gate bridge, excellent views to start an excellent meal. Staff very frindly and attentive all attired in evening suits, but not at all stuffy. The menu is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alan P
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Alan P, for the very informative review. I will let my staff know about the serving size of sorbet. We aim to please! Until we meet again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was going to try this place just for the heck of trying a Fisherman's Warf tourist restaurant. I went upstairs to the dining room and waited 10 minutes to get seated. If a restaurant is doing well, you don't usually need a barker out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jerry G
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That is truly unfortunate, Jerry G. I can see why you were put off. We do our best to get everyone in with or without reservations. Hope you can join us for a meal next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I hit San Francisco, the first thing I do (after buying a Muni pass) is head towards Fisherman’s Wharf for Dungeness crab. Alioto’s is one of San Francisco’s glorious traditional restaurants. They may not last forever, so don’t miss them while you and they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BFK-NYC1
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Welcome back to our beautiful City by the Bay, BFK-NYC1. We appreciate your very informative review and hope to have you back again before you leave. Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food with some Sicilian specialties. Good selection of seafood and pasta. Reservations recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mike C
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Appreciate your excellent review. Here's to having you back again soon. Take care.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing pizza and beer. Half crab special done right... just fabulous!! I recommend this over grabbing a bowl outside... especially since the seagulls will divebomb you to steal your food. Go inside, service was awesome!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jeffe123
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at our CAFE 8, jeffe123. We look forward to your next visit. Take care.

Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Eileen E
6 August 2018|
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Response from AnnetteA886 | Property representative |
Yes. We have an elevator so it is wheelchair accessible.
25 February 2015|
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
25 February 2015|
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Response from Cathy P | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, we were part of a wedding dinner party so I can't answer that question. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
    (Jefferson & Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car, Muni
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-0183
  • E-mail
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 the freshest local seafood, authentic family recipes, the oldest/original Italian Seafood Restaurant on the Wharf, started by Nonna Rose back in 1925. The restaurant features a warm ambiance with a 3-tiered dining room offering every guest stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Don't forget to try our world-famous Nonna Rose's Cioppino and Dungeness crab, always fresh. A trip to Alioto's is more than food, it's a trip through history to the oldest family owned and run restaurant in San Francisco, boasting the best views and best seafood on the Wharf.
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