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Alioto's

2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
+1 415-673-0183
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (220 reviews)
“clam chowder” (121 reviews)
“prawns” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love their food & service. It's old fashioned--not really hip but very comfortable & reliable. The best views,too! An old fave that we go to for all occasions. Easy parking usually.

Thank 52fredas
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Yes, 52fredas, we have 2 hours free validated parking before 6PM, and 3 hours after 6PM, in the public lot directly across from our front door. Great to read we are one of your favorites! Thank you.

Reviewed 4 days ago

During a recent business trip to San Francisco, I accompanied two friends to Fisherman's Wharf. It was pouring rain and we were soaked by the time we got to the Wharf, so we literally walked into the first restaurant we saw. Because we were traveling...More

Thank Lynne C
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Lynne C. On behalf of the Alioto Family we thank you for coming in and dining in our newly remodeled CAFE 8. Please do come back and try our dining room on the third floor.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tired formulae in a lovely setting, with (upstairs) white tablecloths and nice views of Fishermen’s Wharf, but (sadly) with food that can only be described as mediocre at best. Bouillabaisse was thin and lacking in any robust taste and probably had only a nodding acquaintance...More

Thank massachusetts-yankee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just gotten off our long flight, and were meeting up with family. This was the perfect place to seat our somewhat large group. The Restaurant has been open since 1925, as per their advertisement. So it went without saying that they have the...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

On behalf of the Alioto Family, I would like to thank you for choosing us and we hope to have you and your family back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s an old building alongside the bay, in the Wharf, so the view is great. We had a table near the window so we enjoyed a great sunset. Everything we ordered were great and very fresh, along with a good list of wines and drinks....More

Thank Chaulito
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing us, Chaulito. We look forward to your return to our beautiful City.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big servings and good tasting food worth every penny and dime. If you eat at Alioto’s or any participating restaurants in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, you will get 2 hours parking free. Just make your to have the hostess validate your ticket.

Thank jhellesarmiento
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review, jhellesarmiento. You tell it like it is, and we love to read what you have to say.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Alioto’s for my wife’s birthday dinner. I used trip advisor for advice and watched a tv chef show showing the wonderful views and great food on offer. They weren’t wrong. We requested a window table and they made sure that’s what we got....More

Thank Thehallgang
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy birthday to you, Thehallgang! We appreciate that you chose us for your special occasion and look forward to seeing you next time you visit our beautiful City by the Bay.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is nothing short of amazing! Impeccable service, food and beverage. Despite being busy, everyone was super nice and expeditious. We came the first night and had to return for our second night in town. Alioto's risotto and the fish trip were just fantastic,...More

Thank Michelle P
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Michelle P, you made my day! Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. I agree! We have everything to make your dining out special. Until your next visit, Ciao!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time at fisherman’s wharf & our first meal! It was exceptional! Great service and ambience! Really enjoyed the appetizers and main course.

Thank Connie M
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

On behalf of the Alioto Family, we would like to thank you for choosing us for your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place on Fisherman’s Wharf, nice views, good seafood but they didn’t work well with this to the point of making a delicious meal. I had the sautéed scallops, which were good but the sauce was blend and the rice tasted like airplane food... if...More

Thank Carol_Fal
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I appreciate that let us know your experience, Carol_Fal. We'd love to have you back again for that five star experience you deserve. Let us know if something could be better. We aim to please and our managers on duty will help.

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lindabristow3456
25 February 2015|
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
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lindabristow3456
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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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lindabristow3456
25 February 2015|
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Response from floridavacation1234 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know either. I agree with the other's the corking fee would probably be for bringing your own wine. I've been there many times and have not noticed anyone bringing their own wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Description
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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