You have two choices, either munching down and getting messy with seafood at a fancy restaurant or on the streets. Pulling out the under water creatures straight out of a tank and cooking it defines the ultimate freshness of these oceanic gems.
Located above the streets, Alioto’s has a view of Fisherman’s Wharf on one side of the restaurant and the docks on the other.
I ordered the Nona Rose’s Famous Cioppino (USD34) after hearing that it is a popular order from the server. Dazzled in a tomato stew with aromatic herbs, you can find all sorts of savoury seafood in this dish from prawns, mussels, crab legs, clams and calamari. Every bite was a flavourful and succulent taste.
Throw in some seafood with flavourful herbs and garlic cooked in a simmering tomato stew.
Now this is seafood porn. Here we have the The Whole Lobster (USD48) stuffed with crab and shrimp with a butter dip on the side. Plying out and eating the luscious and juicy piece of lobster meat from the shell was ultimately divine.
With a side dish of fresh steamed beans and cheesy potatoes. Not the best, but veggies to cleanse the palette was most welcomed.
Bon appetite, everyone!
Next to Alioto’s are small seafood stalls stacked with small seafood bowls and treats with your favourite under the sea delight. For a cheaper price, purchase a bowl of straight up lobster claws pulled and ready for you to devour or a diversity of sandwiches jammed with crab and prawns.