We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Alioto's

€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Fisherman’s Wharf
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012 (Jefferson & Taylor)
+1 415-673-0183
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,627 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,329: English reviews
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the clam chowder but not so much the fried seafood mix that we ordered. It's a tad salty and overly crumed. On the other hand, I was empressed with the service, it was attentive but not obtrusive.

Helpful?
Thank Farrah G
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Glad to read you enjoyed our clam chowder Farrah G. I will personally speak with the chef about our seafood mix and find out why it was anything less than excellent. We pride ourselves in having the best servers on the Wharf, so please come back again and let us show you a 5 star meal. More 

Medina, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While vacationing in San Francisco, my boyfriend remembers eating at Alioto's some years back. Wanting to share in his experience and fond memories we went in to have lunch. We were seated by a lovely hostess and greeted warmly by our waiter Robert. He truly is the best waiter ever!!! He was very attentive. Getting us water to give us... More 

Helpful?
Thank dtrsek
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

What a wonderful review dtrsek! I will certainly let Robert know how much you appreciated his service. I really enjoy reading about our customers coming back to us with good memories to share. After 92 years in business, I'm glad to read we did not disappoint you. More 

Venice, Italy
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very nice restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf. We went quite early (6:30pm or so) and were able to get a window table that looked across the sport fishing harbour and Golden Gate Bridge. Service and food were excellent

Helpful?
Thank kallista2016
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review kallista2016. You made my day! Looking forward to your next visit. We'll have another nice window table waiting for you! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dining around Fisherman Wharf you risk hitting very touristy places where real quality and freshness has been compromised: not in Alioto's luckily! Had a great crab cocktail to start and good generous portion of fried calamari (could serve easily two). efficient service within a friendly atmosphere and good glass of wine, for a limited economic damage. Recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Mau-travel
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your dining experience with us Mau-travel. We can get pretty busy on Fisherman's Wharf with people from all over the world. My family has been serving delicious food here for over 90 years. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and service with us. Look forward to you dining with us... More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last week with some friends while visiting from Toronto. Had the Dungenous Crab (the area speciality). It was very good. Went on a Sunday night so it was a bit quiet but we had a window seat, they gave us the bibs (fun), and we ate (crab is always a lot of work, but they payoff is good).... More 

Helpful?
Thank Redtruck T
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Redtruck T. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our local Dungeness crab, the view and our excellent server Olivier. I will pass on your compliment. Coming all the way from Toronto pleases me to no end! Look forward to having you return next time you visit our beautiful City by... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch ordered the crab roll. The crab itself was sweet and delicious. The roll was a soft hamburger style toasted and buttered bun, unremarkable, actually disappointed. I chose to not eat the bun. Served with fries that were no different than what you would get at a fast food restaurant. Had a glass of the house Pinot Grigio,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue B
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience with us. We do offer two choices of bread, the brioche, that you were served and sourdough french bread. I apologize that you were not informed of that. I will let my team know about your review. I apologize that your meal was not excellent. Please... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of Restaurants to choose from in this busy area and we struck gold choosing this one, the service was excellent and the food was exceptional, great choice of wine and spirits too.

Helpful?
Thank Shaun T
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that you chose us. We can get very busy down here on Fisherman's Wharf and I thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
248 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always enjoyable to visit and the staff really takes care of you. The food and drinks are excellent as well.

Helpful?
Thank amylfed
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

Thank you amylfed! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many choices in Fisherman's Wharf and I have been to many of them. Alioto's is one of my favorites for its consistent quality of food and service. I also enjoy browsing their old time photographs along the staircase. You can buy food. You can buy service. You cannot buy history.

Helpful?
Thank M.K. M
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

WOW that was a very nice review M.K. M. We all appreciate the kind words about our food and service, but noticing our 92 years of business made my day. Thank you for the excellent rating and hope you come back to dine with us again soon. More 

West Linn, Oregon
Level Contributor
88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try Alioto's for lunch or dinner, you will not regret it. This old time restaurant has been there for generations, excellent food an service you will really enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank 13050336757
Annette A, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this review

What a great way to start my day! Thank you for the wonderful review. 92 years and we are still making our customers happy! See you next time. More 

Travellers who viewed Alioto's also viewed

 

Been to Alioto's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alioto's and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Citrus Heights, California
over a year ago
Citrus Heights, California
over a year ago
Citrus Heights, California
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Alioto's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

Neighbourhood Profile
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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
Explore this neighbourhood