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2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
+1 415-673-0183
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (201 reviews)
“clam chowder” (118 reviews)
“rockfish” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2840 Taylor St, #8 Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Face it. SF is an expensive place. Most good restaurants are expense. For SF Cafe 8 has reasonable prices: $16 buger, $17 Fish and Chips, $24 Fisherman's platter, etc. You can sit outside which is toward the street attractions not the water or inside which...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a good restaurant that I feel locals and couples visiting the Wharf for the evening would enjoy. We were there at 5pm with 6 kids / 4 adults.... They had our reservation wrong (they had it for the next day ...even called the...More

Thank OrlandoFamily5
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I"'ve traveled across the country many times and to date this is the best meal that I have had in a long time. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. What more can I say, if you are on Fishman's Wharf this should...More

Thank Arnie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner, amazing view, and an all around excellent experience! Was nervous to go after reading a few negative reviews here. Staff couldn't have been more gracious. They seated us at the window so we could enjoy the view and watch the...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Alioto's is a local mainstay, but the food was really solid and the service was excellent. Although it is a bit touristy, I'd recommend it for a nice dinner. We would especially recommend the chicken picatta and the rock cod -- although I suspect that...More

Thank Rockdog33
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited this restaurant in December, 1956, and the area, as well as the restaurant, have not changed much since then. It's not the most relaxing experience, but the food is very good, and the staff are very knowledgeable and supportive. We had excellent...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words it's just excellent good people good food everything is good more than good actually. If you are around just go!

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

You made my day Aron V. I never get tired of reading our customers excellent reviews. Please do come back. After 92 years, we'll be here. Ciao.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been a Scomas fan for years but the wait was too long. We went to Aliotos and everything was phenomenal. Beyond Excellent John was our waiter. Providing excellent service is a skill, that is often forgotten. John was amazing. Everything we ordered through...More

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

Thank you for a "brilliant" review fkblanco! We have a great staff and John is truly one of our favorites. I will let him and our team know how pleased you were to dine with us. Please do come back and visit us next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Found in the buzzing Fishermans Wharf, this is a gem of a place especially if you get a seat upstairs by the window where you will get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Food was ok - I had fish and chips and...More

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

Thank you MichelleLichfield_UK. So great to read your wonderful review this morning. You made my day! Our food, view and service is the best on Fisherman's Wharf. Glad you chose us. Until next time...Ciao.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to SF on business and was by myself. I knew I had to get dungeness crab while I was there and asked the concierge at the hotel where I should go. He told me to come to Alioto's and eat upstairs. I was...More

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

What a wonderful review John K. You made my day. Thank you to your concierge too. We look forward to your return visit.

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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24 February 2015|
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
24 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
24 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
  • 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
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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