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Alioto's Restaurant

Alioto's Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
  • Pete I.
    "Fresh San Francisco fish and Golden Gate views are delightful."(3 Tips)
    Be A.
    "I reccomend the chowder in bread bowl, it's really amazing."(4 Tips)
    Tom C.
    "Clam chowder was excellent, and the guy gave me an extra bowl."(11 Tips)
    Kim F.
    "Try the Crab Bisque - Light with a hearty tasting of crab!"(4 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • crab
  • shellfish
  • golden gate
  • bread bowls
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  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydJuly 26, 2016
    The food is always good.
  • Henke
    HenkeApril 5, 2016
    Very nice seafood. Good service!
  • Saibal C.
    Saibal ChakraburttyMarch 3, 2016
    Grilled halibut was super tasty, and super pricey. We did have great service for a large crowd. I'd definitely return, but only if I can expense it.
  • Michelle M.
    They do know how to cook....the servers are awsome! Calamari, crabs and prosecco!!🙏👍
  • Ferran I.
    Ferran InvernonJuly 3, 2015
    Great!! Is perfect!!
  • Khalifa A.
    Khalifa Al DhaheriJanuary 30, 2015
    Delicious baked salmon and pastas
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo ChristophJanuary 20, 2015
    Totally overpriced, a tourist trap!
  • Amanaci G.
    Amanaci GiannacciniJanuary 9, 2015
    Avoid. Bland and expensive food.
  • Natz U.
    Natz UrenaJanuary 4, 2015
    Great view from 2nd floor
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TinnerJanuary 2, 2015
    The view and service are the best things about this place. Love the Sinatra music and old school vibe. The crab roll sandwich was weak for $18. The crab sandwiches sold outside were bigger and 8.25.
  • Be A.
    Be AndradaNovember 16, 2014
    I reccomend the chowder in bread bowl, it's really amazing. The view of the window is very nice and include the fisherman's boats as you can see at the picture.
  • jw h.
    jw hNovember 9, 2014
    received warm beer so asked for a new one but waiter told us it was "served like that" and he cant do anything about it. haha beer served warm. we left on the spot.
  • Manny
    MannyAugust 17, 2014
    Eh. Food is mediocre.
  • Beau H.
    Beau HarbinAugust 17, 2014
    The food was good and the bread was awesome. The server was very personable but inattentive. Never checked on refills, very slow at every step. The bathrooms were a disaster. Overall, disappointed
  • Paul F.
    Paul FromerMay 14, 2014
    Anything you order is great.Don'miss this place.
  • Kiki K.
    Kiki KarpusApril 7, 2014
    Best crab cake of my life. No joke!
  • OahuAJ
    OahuAJMarch 9, 2014
    Try the Salmon, Rock Fish, Rex Sole
  • Jim B.
    Jim BookJanuary 24, 2014
    nice meal with great bridge and harbor views, waitstaff very attentive
  • Sheri L.
    Sheri LewisJanuary 10, 2014
    Petrale Sole and the Seafood Ravioloi's just melted in your mouth. Great server, Tim. Upstairs a table by the window for a nice view.
  • LeeAnne R.
    LeeAnne RathmannerDecember 28, 2013
    Had a table by the window. Great view if the boats. Service is great. Fast, accurate and fresh
  • Peter T Y.
    Peter T YoungDecember 22, 2013
    A must stop for lunch. Go upstairs for a nice quiet lunch with a glass of wine.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GDecember 13, 2013
    Lots of mediocre food. Lots of money.
  • Смолевский Р.
    Bad food and bad service
  • Donna S.
    Donna SepulvedaSeptember 4, 2013
    Halibut Florentine has an amazing cheese sauce. It is great on everything. Also, the crab bisque was great.
  • Holly S.
    Holly Shollenberger WhellSeptember 1, 2013
    Excellent meal. Chowder and mussels and risotto are the bomb! Thank you Michael P! Xoxo
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParrishSeptember 1, 2013
    Great waiters, only serve fish caught the same day, and peroni!
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParrishAugust 31, 2013
    The lunch specials are great! Fish and chips with a nice peroni and a view of the bridge!
  • Misho S.
    Misho SitnikovAugust 22, 2013
    It's NOT italian restaraunt. Btw bread bowl soup is nice.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HechtAugust 20, 2013
    Don't Eat here! Very bad experience. We overheard the waiter say that he was too busy to bring us our food or ask how things were. Very Disappointed! :(
  • Jetset Extra
    Jetset ExtraAugust 16, 2013
    Alioto’s has grown into a San Francisco institution and a tourist attraction. It continues to offer masterfully prepared, fresh seafood as well as an old-world ambience and impeccable service. Read more
  • karla a.
    karla arteagaJuly 15, 2013
    The Lobster Risotto is the best!!
  • Amer C.
    Amer ChebaroJuly 7, 2013
    Best crispy calamari in the WORLD!!!
  • Can E.
    Can ErimJune 26, 2013
    Risotto 10, crab 9.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubMay 22, 2013
    Be forewarned, there's a $10.50 minimum per person that isn't mentioned.
  • Alexander K.
    They don't have Earl Grey hot tea. They serve Numi tea bags.
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BerryApril 19, 2013
    Wow the cioppino is amazing! One of the best restaurants on fisherman's wharf!!!
  • Hope A.
    Hope ArenasApril 11, 2013
    The dude at the entrance to the restaurant will try and trick you to go upstairs for a view of the bay....even if you want to eat outside. Ask for the waterside cafe. That's outside.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsApril 9, 2013
    Avoid this tourist trap...
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SherrillMarch 18, 2013
    If you call 15 minutes ahead and make a reservation you can bypass the hour and a half wait time.
  • Josie V.
    Josie VenturiniMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love my Stuff Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • Melody R.
    Melody RosadoMarch 14, 2013
    Avoid the fried food. Waste of money.
  • John H.
    John HagewoodMarch 9, 2013
    Excellent food and great service. Save room for the cheesecake!
  • Mack E.
    Mack EarnhardtFebruary 26, 2013
    Spend some time talking to Cosmo in the top floor bar.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Alioto's Famous Prawns - With spinach, long grain rice and 6 shrimps. Lovely!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the 1/2 Dungeness Crab
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Crab Bisque
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Sourdough Bread
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Domaine Ste Michelle Brut
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Crab Bisque - Light with a hearty tasting of crab! Visible crab meat in every spoonful.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Domaine Ste Michelle Brut - Crisp with pear notes. Great with seafood!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BFebruary 11, 2013
    Get the Clam Chowder - very yummy!!
  • Josie V.
    Josie VenturiniFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best meal we've had love this place
  • Irene L.
    Irene LiuFebruary 5, 2013
    dungeness crab and Boudin sourdough bread. nuff said.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WhiteJanuary 24, 2013
    order the seafood sausage app, dip your bread in the sauce when you're done!
  • ไรอัน ไหวพริบ (.
    Hypertension in its food form...
  • Jill L.
    Jill LSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    not the best clam chowder...mediocre service...I had the half crab-messy, not much meat, okay though...also had the a few bites of crab sandwich AWESOME wish I had gotten that Best I've ever tasted
  • Niña 🌺
    Niña 🌺August 15, 2012
    Don't order from the stand, our fish and fries were cold as heck! :( but I'm guessing it'll be a better experience ordering from the indoor menu.
  • Bobbi O.
    Bobbi OAugust 6, 2012
    Great view of the wharf while eating. They make the best ziti I've ever had!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeBihanAugust 5, 2012
    Lots of exclusions on the menu! Had I known, I would not have come here
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AugustoMay 26, 2012
    Walked out after waiting 15+ minutes for a waiter to introduce himself. 5pm & not even busy. Skip this place
  • Desiree F.
    Desiree FreyMay 23, 2012
    5 generations of family running this place. Attention to detail amazing. No rush to turn the tables. What a surprise right in the middle of a heavy tourist area. I would come back in a heart beat
  • Angela C.
    Angela CorbettMay 20, 2012
    Oyster shots
  • Kash H.
    Kash HattonMay 12, 2012
    The Sicilian trout was excellent
  • John M.
    John MulliganMay 7, 2012
    Try the Creole Bay Scallops - #spicy
  • John M.
    John MulliganMay 7, 2012
    Try the New England Clam Chowder - #creamy and delicious.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarcelloMay 6, 2012
    Lunch menu sucks only come for dinner, though the prices are outrageous and service is slow
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KnightleyApril 22, 2012
    The salads are a bit lame for the price.
  • Pete I.
    Pete IppelApril 10, 2012
    Fresh San Francisco fish and Golden Gate views are delightful.
  • Ashley
    AshleyMarch 26, 2012
    Swordfish wrapped in crab! Nom nom
  • Emir E.
    Emir EminovicMarch 3, 2012
    Grilled chicken parm is great. NE clam chowder in a bread bowl a must for seafood lovers
  • Amar M.
    Amar MJanuary 12, 2012
    Pretty bad food and waiters seemed like they were miserable. Avoid.
  • Rodrigo R.
    Rodrigo RodriguesJanuary 8, 2012
    The staff is well intended but the food is blend and unfortunately we found hair in our fish stew in our visit. I was hungry and I ate but my girl chose to make a point and I agreed. A no-no for sure.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LimaJanuary 8, 2012
    Run, terrible food, i found a hair in my soup!
  • Neil
    NeilDecember 25, 2011
    Enjoying a wonderful Cadillac Margarita!
  • ben C.
    ben CheongDecember 4, 2011
    Service sucks on a saturday. Food could be 1000x better too...
  • Susan G.
    Susan GarbettNovember 25, 2011
    Terrible food.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JensenNovember 23, 2011
    Plate of just clams was delicious!
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorNovember 22, 2011
    Good food, great view, amazing history. Founded in 1925, Alioto's is the oldest restaurant on the Wharf.
  • Pete I.
    Pete IppelOctober 8, 2011
    Big fan of the view facing west, see if you can sit on that side of the restaurant...make sure to ask when you reserve the table.
  • Tony J. P.
    Tony J. Ph.October 3, 2011
    Great food. Try Lobster.
  • Chris E.
    Chris ErvinSeptember 13, 2011
    Seated at a windowseat at sunset with the most breathtaking view. Ordered the most delicious chicken parm ever!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MageloffSeptember 6, 2011
    Another great place on the wharf
  • Jung L.
    Jung LeeSeptember 4, 2011
    W T F ffffffffff
  • Pascale S.
    Pascale SmallSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the oysters their to DIE for! Best in SF :)
  • T.J. A.
    T.J. A.August 29, 2011
    Clam chowder HEAPED with clams! A great pick if you're in the area. Read more
  • Austin V.
    Austin VierraAugust 27, 2011
    Had a good meal, but service was all but non-existent!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 16, 2011
    Location is their best entree. The price is a little high for what you get. While the food photos look good, you'd do better by leaving the wharf for seafood.
  • Mouthful Social Media
    Mouthful Social MediaAugust 6, 2011
    Check out this historic location at Fisherman's Wharf... Richie Alioto may come around to say hello!
  • Nicholas T.
    Nicholas ThibaultJuly 24, 2011
    Bland, over priced, and poor service. Avoid the crab sandwich. Very small portions and very bland. Chowder was acceptable but far from good. Eat somewhere else
  • Tricia F.
    Tricia FerrerJuly 12, 2011
    I wasn't impressed. And I'm easily impressed. Bread was hard and cold. Meal was scare and costly :(
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AndrewsMay 16, 2011
    Great Breakfast near the warf... Read more
  • Eduardo V.
    Eduardo ValdesApril 25, 2011
    The Wharf style sauce goes well with almost any seafood selection in the menu. Check it out
  • Diana H.
    Diana H.April 12, 2011
    Best crab cakes I ever had & I used to catch my own crabs as a kid! I come back here everytime I am in SF. Beautiful view of the Golden Gate too! Ask for server: Roy, he's great!
  • Suzie B.
    Suzie BlanchardMarch 21, 2011
    Wow! Loved looking out at the golden gate....but tbe food? Awful. Had clam chowder, crab bisque and sharef the crabroll. All bad.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 8, 2011
    Diners can take any of this fresh seafood spot’s entrées and make it into a three-course meal from 4pm – close for an additional $8.50. Choose between eight appetizers and five desserts. Read more
  • EnoggEggbert
    EnoggEggbertFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crab any way you want it is killer. Third floor has great views of bay. Enjoy
  • EnoggEggbert
    EnoggEggbertFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crab with garlic is to die for my friends
  • Trisha F.
    Trisha FNovember 25, 2010
    Wait staff is superb- every time I've been here. The martinis are excellent and do yourself a favor- end with a Washington Apple shot- soooo good!
  • Trisha F.
    Trisha FNovember 25, 2010
    Clam chowder here is better than any served in a bread bowl. When in season, you MUST get some crab.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GomezSeptember 15, 2010
    Avoid the lunch specials.
  • Ale C.
    Ale CortezFebruary 28, 2015
    El mejor clam chowder de la ciudad
  • Rafael P.
    Rafael PellonNovember 22, 2014
    Super vista, super tradicional. Comida barata e simples, parece casa da avó.
  • Veronika🍒 R.
    Veronika🍒 RoniApril 19, 2014
    Очень вкусные рыбы swordfish и halibut. Шикарный вид на порт:)
  • Andre Luis S.
    Andre Luis SimasOctober 30, 2013
    Estive com minha esposa e pedimos um Risoto Alioto e um Capellini, ambos muito bem servidos e saborosos. O único problema foi a quantidade de pimenta um pouco acima do esperado.
  • しょうたろー
    しょうたろーSeptember 3, 2013
  • Michael A.
    Michael AlexandreMay 14, 2013
    Pasta com camarões fantástica !!!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchwarzMay 1, 2013
    Очень необычный местный эль. Крепкий, карамельный и какой-то дубовый вкус. Рекомендую!
  • Antonio Victor V.
    Brazukas comedores de crabs! Uni-vos! Viemos aqui, eu e a Marida, e pedimos a especialidade a casa. Muito bom!
  • Francisco J.
    Francisco JuniorJanuary 5, 2012
    Voce pode experimentar a sopa no pão, contém glúten a rodo, mas que comeu aprovou.
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