Alioto’s Italian Seafood

Our more casual café; Waterside Café

Serving the freshest seafood, family Italian recipes, and the finest views since 1925

Fisherman's Wharf - San Francisco

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Open 11 am until 11pm daily, seven days a week.

Closed Christmas Day

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Reservations: 415-673-0183
Private Dining: or call:  415.673.8300 x1301

About Alioto’s


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.
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Alioto’s Restaurant
#8 Fisherman’s Wharf

At the Foot of Taylor Street, closest cross street is Jefferson

Directly across the street from the restaurant we offer:

2 hours free parking from 11:00am to 6:00pm
3 hours free parking from 6:00pm to 12:00pm daily.

Free Offer



Private Dining

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Alioto’s is ideal for your next group function from small wedding receptions and corporate events.The rooms can accommodate parties from 18 to 55 guests.The rooms were recently renovated, and have the same picturesque views of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and fishing harbor. For more information regarding banquet bookings, please call 415.710-9659. Our team will create a customized menu for your event, and help with your equipment needs. Event reservations include three hours of free parking for you and your guests.


Visit the Private Dining page for more information, and links to our menus
View our private dining a la carte menu for groups of 15 or less (pdf menu)

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#8 Fisherman’s Wharf

At the Foot of Taylor Street, closest cross street is Jefferson



Our parking lot is directly opposite the entrance to the restaurant on Jefferson Street

2 hour validated (free) parking up until 6:00 PM

3 hours validated (free) parking from 6:00 PM until midnight

Public Transportation

Yes you can take public transportation from anywhere in the City and downtown hotels.

For directions, go to

From downtown take the 30 Stockton to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Or take the  F line Trolley  From Market Street and the Embarcadero Center