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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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lightly fried with cocktail and tartar sauces
tossed with our spicy tomato sauce
Half & Half Calamari
both our lightly fried and Sicilian style, plated together with cocktail and tartar sauces
Bay Shrimp Cocktail
Prawn Cocktail
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Combo Cocktail
Dungeness crab, bay shrimp, large prawn
Dungeness Crab Cake
served with mixed greens, in lemon butter sauce topped with fresh diced roma tomato
Shrimp Pots
6 individually baked in garlic butter, parsley and sea salt
Manila Clams
steamed with garlic and butter
Fresh Pacific Oysters on the Half Shell
house made wine vinegar mignonette sauce (minimum of 3)
Marinated Calamari
Onion, tomato and celery
Smoked Salmon
capers, onion
For Two 93
Alioto's Seafood Tower
served chilled; half Maine lobster, prawns (4), pacific oysters (4), marinated calamari, marinated mussels, bay shrimp cocktail, and ½ cracked Dungeness crab assortment of house made sauces
Asparagus and Dungeness Crab
with peas and potato
Cup 8.75
Bowl 10.75
Add 1oz Dungeness Crab 7
Nonna's Famous New England Clam Chowder
Choice of Housemade Dressing: Creamy Italian | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Louie | Blue Cheese
Add Bay Shrimp (2oz) 6
Add Dungeness Crab (2oz) 13
Add Bay Shrimp and Crab (1oz ea) 10
Dinner Salad
mixed seasonal greens, julienned carrots, tomatoes
Bay Shrimp Louie
4oz 37
Dungeness Crab Louie
Dungeness Crab & Prawn Louie
Add Bay Shrimp (2oz) 6
Add Dungeness Crab (2oz) 13
Add Bay Shrimp and Crab (1oz ea) 10
Avocado Salad
hearts of palm, kalamata olives, egg and tomatoes
Classic Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, bacon, red onion and blue cheese
Add Chicken Breast 8.5
Add Salmon 11.5
Traditional Caesar Salad
Market Price
Nonna Rose's Famous Crab Cioppino
half crab, mussels, prawns and clams
Market Price
Our Signature Whole Roasted Crab
sauteed with olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon, Italian parsley and green onion then oven roasted; Available in: whole (2lb) or half (1lb)
Market Price
Cracked Dungeness Crab
hot or cold | Available in: half or whole
East Meets West
1/2 roasted Dungeness crab and 1/2 roasted Maine lobster sauteed with garlic, fresh lemon, Italian parsley and green onion then oven roasted. Alioto's rice and sauteed seasonal vegetables
Halibut 35
Salmon 32
#1 Ahi Tuna 33
Simply Fish
grilled, with seasonal vegetables
Risotto Alioto
prawns, scallops, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, white wine reduction
Asparagus Risotto
asparagus, peas, shallots, white wine reduction
Spaghetti Carbonara
pancetta, peas, traditional carbonara sauce
Tortellini Alfredo
beef, pork and veal tortellini, sun dried tomatoes, basil asiago, pecorino and romano cream sauce
Seafood Spaghetti
clams, bay shrimp, calamari, house made marinara sauce
Lobster & Bay Shrimp Ravioli
lobster, bay shrimp and mushrooms, house made creamy marinara
Linguini Vongole e Cozze
mussels and clams with marinara or white wine sauce
Rigatoni Bolognese
Nonna's hearty meat sauce
Baked Manicotti
stuffed shells with ricotta cheese, spinach and marinara sauce
Chef's Famous Petrale Sole
pan seared, topped with bay shrimp sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Truffle Halibut
pan fried, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized pearl onions and truffle oil over mashed potatoes
Pan Seared #1 Ahi Tuna
tomato caper relish Alioto's rice and seasonal vegetables
Salmon Kalbi
grilled marinated salmon, sesame, soy, garlic, scallions and a touch of red pepper flakes Alioto's rice and seasonal vegetables
Pan Seared Fresh Fish Trio
petrale sole, rock cod and salmon pan fried with caper lemon butter sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Maine Lobster Thermidor
sautéed whole lobster in our signature creamy three cheese (asiago, parmesan, pecorino) mushroom sauce Alioto's rice
Steamed Whole Maine Lobster
Alioto's rice and seasonal vegetables
Salmon Sicilian
baked with Nonna's marinara sauce with tomato and onion Alioto's rice
Sicilian Seafood Stew (Bouillabaisse)
an Alioto family favorite: mussels, clams, prawns, calamari, scallops, local fish in seafood broth with carrots, fennel, saffron, celery, roma tomatoes and garlic crostini
Chicken Marsala
free range chicken, mushrooms, shallots and marsala wine, mashed potatoes
Sauteed items are sauteed with mushrooms, garlic butter, fresh roma tomatoes and white wine and served with Alioto's rice. Fried items are served with truffle fries
Sauteed 31
Fried 29
Sauteed 35
Fried 33
Sauteed 28
Fried 26
Sauteed 33
Fried 31
Scallops & Prawns
Fried 33
Oysters, Prawns, Scallops & Calamari
Fried 25.5
Fish and Chips
Fried 29.5
Sponsored by: Alioto's

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Tops'n View and Seafood, Too!
1. Tops'n View and Seafood, Too!
"a great choice, we all enjoyed the meal and the service was great"
mel l
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2. Family-owned & run - 93 years!
2. Family-owned & run - 93 years!
"An old fave that we go to for all occasions"
Freda S
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3. Lunch Specials!
3. Lunch Specials!
"The food was delicious, and the lunch specials are great!"
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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,
$19 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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11 of us were having our meal together and came in at 2.15pm. Halfway through the meal at 2.45pm, the manager started to start one of my family member if she’s done with her food with his hands already on the plate. He seem like...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AmandaTJ
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded today

This was truly a misunderstanding, Amanda TJ. I’m sure our manager on duty intentions was not to rush you out. Please do contact our our head of operations if you would like to discuss it further. We want all our customers to have a five...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

What a great experience! Attentive and friendly service, most excellent seafood preparations. Will visit again!

Date of visit: March 2019
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AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Thank you for choosing us, tonyaT2806ZK. We look forward to your next visit. Take care.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, we took the lift to the first floor & were met by a friendly head waiter, we had a table with excellent views over the wharf. Delicious bouillabaisse & sauté shrimp. Very good dessert & Negroni cocktail!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank APAP1234
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great review! Thanks for stopping in and sharing your experience. We look forward to serving you another five star meal.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Alioto’s expecting a fabulous seafood meal. We’re so disappointed as the fish has zero flavor even with using some salt which I never add to food. The salmon looked and tasted like farm raised Atlanta salmon. Definitely not pacific coast salmon as...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

How unfortunate that your meal was not to your liking. This is not the norm around here and I hope you come back and give us another try.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone enjoyed their meals here, and what made it better was the outstanding service and waiter we enjoyed. Plus we had the wharf to enjoy afterwards. Thank you.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cbo49r
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You're very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. Until we meet again, arrivederci.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Alioto's cafe at Fisherman's wharf. We sat outside so we could enjoy watching the happen ings on the wharf. Service was excellent and very quick. The menu was to our satisfaction with a variety of meat fish and vegetable...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 128mariep
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Looking forward to your return. Thank you for the taking the time to share your dining experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place having a lot of history has been one of my favorite restaurants on the Wharf for many decades. . The food is wonderful, and I love the Sicilian Calamari, the Chowder, the great views and the friendly staff. Price is reasonable. If you...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Britt B
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Britt B. We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you another five star meal soon.Take care.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at the ambiance, decor, the gorgeous view and the wait staff. Although it’s in the heart of the Fisherman’s Wharf it had the feel of a really nice upscale restaurant. Our waiter was wonderful, the food was outstanding and it was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jerlet
AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to serve you and show you a terrific dining experience. Thank you for the chuckle about Tony Soprano. Until next time, ciao.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know we should have made a reservation, but were fortunate there had been a cancellation. The staff were professional and attentive. It was nice dining, but wasn't stuffy. We were dressed in tourist attire but didn't feel out of place.The food was wonderful and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the compliment. Hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best clam chowder on the wharf, hands down! I haven’t tried anything else there because I haven’t had any desire to...the clam chowder is that good!

Date of visit: September 2018
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AnnetteA886, Owner at Alioto's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, UtahHomebase. I'll make sure we always have plenty on hand for the next time you drop in.

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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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Eileen E
August 6, 2018|
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Response from AnnetteA886 | Property representative |
Yes. We have an elevator so it is wheelchair accessible.
February 24, 2015|
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Response from SFFoodies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
$20. We have an extensive wine as well.
February 24, 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
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