Alioto's Restaurant / San Francisco

8 Fishermans Wharf San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri, Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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
John Starns en
So where do I start. First the waiter's uniforms are wrinkled and some soiled. Now I know this sounds petty, but it's was a precursor to what was to come. The bread was cold and I saw them getting shrimp out of a can while entering 3rd floor. It took 45 minutes to bring out the food and it was marginally prepared.There's a lot more, but I will say that the staff is nice. The place is also over priced. GooglePlace - August 2017
Rodney Reasen en
I ordered the swordfish for $33 and it tasted like freezer burnt fish sticks. My wife had a dry filet for $43. We should have eaten elsewhere. Will not return and do not recommend. Setting is convenient and window seat afforded a nice view. That's why I gave it 2 stars... GooglePlace - July 2017
Velissa Anderson en
The crab meat was fresh but not the best cooked for its price. The chowder was really good! But the servers kept asking if everything is alright, it's obvious that they're hoping for tips. They keep approaching even when I had my mouth full and was savouring my food. I also indicated I was in a rush. A toddler kept crying, which affected my eating experience, especially since eating crab is delicate. GooglePlace - July 2017
Noemi Sanchez-Ketsdever en
Romantic. This is a very busy restaurant so I strongly suggest you call for reservations. The atmosphere is wonderful the staff is great. The food is amazing! GooglePlace - July 2017
Tameka White en
We were greeted with friendly staff. Our server Tom was on point checking on us our whole visit. Our meal the shrimp pots were heavenly, the clam chowder some of the best I have tasted. Meal reasonable price. Definitely going here again. GooglePlace - May 2017