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Alioto’s and Seafood Street Eat

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.

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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.

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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.

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Throw in some seafood with flavourful herbs and garlic cooked in a simmering tomato stew.

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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.

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With a side dish of fresh steamed beans and cheesy potatoes. Not the best, but veggies to cleanse the palette was most welcomed.

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Bon appetite, everyone!

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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.

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