Alioto’s Restaurant is a classic seafood restaurant now run by the fourth generation of the Alioto family.
Alioto’s began as a fresh fish stall on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf in 1925, making it one of San Francisco’s oldest restaurants. Since then, little has changed. Fish is still bought fresh daily including sea bass, sand dabs, sole, swordfish, tuna, scallops, salmon and Dungeness crab, all locally caught, when possible. Alioto’s never skimps on the fish they purchase.
Seafood is the hallmark of Alioto’s menu, and is left to shine. Find classic, simple preparations of fresh fish, charcoal grilled or griddle-fried with a side of seasonal vegetables and pasta or rice.
Feeling adventurous? Try one of Alioto’s Sicilian specialties that have been passed down the family for generations. A favorite is Cioppino, a spicy tomato shellfish stew created by the restaurant’s founder Rose Alioto. Or try Sicilian specialties such as the mixed grill, seafood cannelloni, shellfish risotto, or artichoke and arugula salad. A favorite at every table is Alioto’s calamari, served breaded and lightly pan-fried, or Sicilian style, accented with tomatoes. Meat lovers and vegetarians also have plenty of options.
Fresh crab is always on the menu: choose it cracked with a side of butter, or Italian-style with a touch of garlic and olive oil. Or enjoy it in Alioto’s crab cakes or tossed into a Crab Louie salad.
Another Alioto classic: our creamy clam chowder, which is homemade daily.
Alioto’s restaurant is a culinary landmark that is still owned and operated by the descendants of Rose and Nunzio Alioto who show the care and commitment of running a restaurant bearing their name.
Oh, and the view is also famous.