Alioto's Restaurant / San Francisco

8 Fishermans Wharf San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 22:00

Alioto’s Restaurant, a San Francisco landmark located on Fisherman’s Wharf, is one of San Francisco’s oldest fine dining seafood restaurants specializing in traditional Sicilian recipes. To this day, the family name is closely associated with the City of San Fransisco itself. Alioto’s knows fish. The Restaurant began as a fresh fish stall on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf in 1925. Since then, little has changed. Fish is still bought fresh daily by Alioto’s full time fish buyer. Alioto’s serves a tantalizing selection of fresh seafood, including sea bass, sand dabs, sole, swordfish, tuna, scallops, and Dungeness crab all caught locally, whenever possible. Alioto’s never skimps on the fish they purchase. Alioto’s fresh seafood is served charcoal grilled or griddle-fried. Or choose from Alioto’s Sicilian specialties that have been passed down the family. A favorite is Cioppino, a spicy tomato shellfish stew created by the restaurant’s founder, Rose Alioto. Or a Sicialian mixed grill, seafood cannelloni, shellfish risotto, or artichoke and arugula salad. Alioto’s San Francisco favorites include lightly pan-fried calamari that is unsurpassed, crab cakes, cracked crab, and homemade clam chowder. These dishes continue to be favorites of visitors and locals alike. Alioto’s restaurant is a culinary landmark that is still owned and operated by the descendants of the Nonna Rose Alioto who show the care and commitment of running a restaurant bearing their name. Oh, and our view is also famous.

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Tips from the Net @ Alioto's Restaurant
Christine Strmac en
Awesome dinner, Wayne is the best waiter. Dang, the signature sauce is amazing. Not to mention great views and very kid friendly. We were treated well GooglePlace - February 2018
James M en
Food was good and the service was excellent. Not casual dinning. Down stairs they have a casual area with chowder and sour dough bowls. Really enjoyed the scenery of the bay! Great views. Parking is expensive everywhere in San Francisco! GooglePlace - February 2018
Jeff Williams en
We mainly ate here because I'd eaten here nearly 50 years ago and I wanted to relive the memory. The service was excellent. The food was nothing special and certainly not worth what I paid. Total bill for two of us with gratuity was $200, and we didn't even have any wine. I had the Maine Lobster Thermidor. I think it was 75% mushrooms and 25% lobster. I am not a mushroom fan. Look around Fisherman's Wharf for free maps of the area. Inside you can find a coupon for a free Calamari appetizer at Alioto's. It was pretty good. GooglePlace - January 2018
Rae en
What an amazing place to eat! We were seated very quickly, the staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. My only regret is that I had the mussels, because they raised my expectations so high, I will never be satisfied with just any dish with mussels again. My boyfriend loved the chicken and fries, and the 7 year old loved the clam chowder, and sourdough. GooglePlace - December 2017
Christopher Henne en
The crab and salmon were both fresh, delicious, and perfectly prepared. The fried green beans were quite good. The view was nice, too. Also, good bread. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely go again! GooglePlace - December 2017