Top 10 Seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf – No. 5 – Cioppino’s – US
Top 10 Seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf – No. 5 – Cioppino’s – US
Categories: Italian, Seafood
400 Jefferson St
(between Leavenworth St & Hyde St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhoods: Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill
- Health Score:
- 98 out of 100
- Mon-Sun 11 am – 10 pm
- Takes Reservations:
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Street, Validated
- Good for Groups:
- Good for Kids:
- Price Range:
- Waiter Service:
- Outdoor Seating:
- Good For:
- Full Bar
- Noise Level:
- Casual, Touristy
- Has TV:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- About Cioppino’s
Many of the Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants are named after the family that has operated the establishment for generations. It is part of the charm of the Wharf, where the heritage of the Italian fishermen continues to this day.
Cioppino’s continues that tradition. Almost. We are third generation native San Franciscans who take great pride in both our city and our restaurant. The only difference between us and many of the other family-run restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf is that our family name is not Cioppino. We would have used our family name, but we were forced to admit it simply does not look good in lights.
So we settled on Cioppino’s, which is what we do best. Cioppino is a lusty and flavorful seafood soup which is uniquely San Franciscan. The origin of both the dish and the name came from the Italian fishermen in the early 1900’s, when Fisherman’s Wharf was still called Meigg’s Wharf. Someone would make the rounds of the moored fishing boats, calling out for for contributions to a common, festive stew. One fisherman would toss a nice, fat fish into the bucket, another would drop in a succulent Dungeness crab, another some herbs and vegetables. The cry that prompted each contribution was :Chip In!, Chip In!". But coming from an Italian throat, this American slang had to end in a vowel. And the “in" was, of course “een". So “Chip-een-o" was born.
It’s been 100 years, but the Italian fishermen are still here, and so is Cioppino, which is our signature dish. Our Cioppino is so good we named our restaurant after it.
Menu for Cioppino’s
try our delicious clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.
Grilled sourdough bread brushed with our homemade butter, garlic, and parsley spread.
Fresh squid lightly battered and deep fried. served with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon wedges.
Fresh mozarella over a bed of vine-ripened tomato slices, fresh basil leaves, and drizzled with our own balsamic vinaigrette then topped with fresh ground pepper.
Fried Seafood Platter
A combination of fried popcorn shrimp, calamari, and fried mushrooms. served with cocktail and tarter sauce. serves 2-3 persons.
Fresh crab cake patties topped with pesto aioli sauce and roasted peppers.
Grilled sourdough toast topped with diced tomatoes, garlic and basil marinated in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Small tender bay shrimp, breaded and deep fried. served with cocktail sauce.
Deep fried and served with a side of chipotle ranch dipping sauce.
New england-style white clam chowder. cream-based with potatoes and pancetta (italian bacon) seasoned to perfection and made fresh daily.
|Sourdough Bread Bowl
Classic Italian Minestrone
The classic italian soup of pasta, beans, and assorted fresh vegetables in a hearty tomato herb broth.
Clam chowder served wharf style in a sourdough bread bowl with mixed organic greens and your choice of dressing.
Seasonal and organic gourmet greens topped with honey roasted walnuts, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and gorgonzola cheese. served with a side of our own balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Classic Caesar Salad
Chopped heart of romaine lettuce with house-made croutons and tossed with fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, and caesar dressing.
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Fresh spinach topped with sliced red onions, mushrooms, feta cheese, and croutons. served with a side of honey mustard and bacon dressing.
Blackened Salmon Caesar
Blackened filet of salmon with cajun spices served over our classic caesar salad.
Tender bay shrimp & dungeness crabmeat with black olives, tomatos & a hard-boiled egg served on a bed of lettuce with our house-made louie dressing.
A medley of bay shrimp, mussels, and calamari served over seasonal gourmet greens. garnished with pineapples, fresh tomato wedges, and a side of raspberry-orange vinaigrette.
Organic gourmet greens tossed in an extra virgin olive oil and feta vinaigrette, with red onions, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, penne pasta, and goat cheese crumbles. topped with tender bay shrimp.
all sandwiches come with your choice of french fries or cole slaw. available on whole grain bread upon request.
Chicken Breast Sandwich
Mesquite grilled on fresh foccacia bread with a pesto aioli sauce. (all sandwiches come with your choice of french fries or cole slaw).
Homemade dungeness crab salad topped with roma tomatoes and served on sliced sourdough bread.
100% angus beef grilled over mesquite charcoal. served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.
Fresh filet of salmon served on foccacia bread with a side of pesto aoili.
Blackened Pacific Snapper Sandwich
Fresh pacific snapper pan seared and blackened, dressed with cole slaw. served on fresh foccacia bun with sweet potato fries and a side of chipotle ranch dressing.
Our signature dish. a bountiful seafood extravaganza of dungeness crab, clams, mussels, snapper, calamari, shrimp, and tomatoes braised in a fennel scented stew. served with sourdough toast.
Traditional, wharf-style in our own special spices and fresh herbs. served with your choice of one side dish.
1 1/2 lb. of dungeness crab legs, jumbo shrimp & mussels roasted in garlic & extra virgin olive oil. served with red roasted potatoes & garlic sourdough toast.
Mussels Three Ways
Your choice of mussels prepared with either roasted garlic, pancetta basil or garlic cream.
Fresh crab cake patties topped with our special pesto aioli sauce and roasted peppers. served with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.
A seafood feast of fried shrimp, calamari, and snapper fillet. served with french fries, cole slaw, and cocktail and tarter sauces.
Fresh pacific snapper lightly battered and deep fried. served with french fries and tarter sauce.
Tender large shrimp sauteed with roasted garlic, tomatoes, and scallions in a lemon butter sauce. served with pasta and fresh seasonal vegetable.
Blackened Pacific Snapper
Fresh snapper pan seared with cajun spices and topped with a sun-dried tomato and basil butter. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
Grilled to perfection over mesquite fire. served with a side of mango salsa along with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Grilled to perfection over mesquite fire. served with a side of garlic lemon butter sauce along with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Pan seared and topped with tender bay shrimp, sauteed in a lemon-herb butter sauce and served with rice & seasonal vegetables.
Your choice of having the filet mesquite grilled, smothered in our fresh pesto sauce, or blackened with cajun spices. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
Grilled to perfection and topped with a light piccata sauce of capers, fresh parsley, butter, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
Fresh scallops and a generous portion of mussels steamed in a reduced shellfish stock and then tossed with risotto milanese and garnished with chopped tomatoes and scallions.
Grilled chicken sauteed with fresh garlic, tomatoes, and scallions tossed with risotto milanese.
Surf & Turf
Tender 8 oz. n.y. steak accompanied by deep fried prawns. served with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Center cut 12 oz. steak grilled to perfection over a mesquite fire. served with fresh mashed potatoes infused with truffle oil and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Grilled chicken breast stuffed with fresh mushrooms, scallions and garlic in a light marsala wine sauce. served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
fresh seafood served chilled with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon wedges.
Tender bay shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.
Jumbo shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.
A combination of fresh dungeness crabmeat and bay shrimp served on a bed of seasonal greens and ice.
A selection of bay shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, and dungeness crab legs. also served with a pesto aioli sauce.
Homemade meatballs in a hearty garlic tomato sauce and topped with romano cheese.
Fettucine tossed with salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and scallions in a creamy parmesan sauce.
Three Cheese Tortellini
Small ribbons folded and stuffed with ricotta and parmesan cheese in a three-cheese reduced garlic cream sauce.
Pasta tubes tossed in a light tomato sauce with olive oil, fresh garlic, and basil then topped with romano cheese.
Thin, flat pasta tossed with fresh steamed clams in a garlic, tomato, basil, white wine, and lemon butter sauce.
Tender shrimp sauteed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and basil in a light creamy pomodoro white wine sauce and topped with romano cheese.
The chef’s italian casserole of layered pasta ribbons, mozzarellla cheeses, mushrooms, onions. tomatoes, and fresh garlic and meat sauce.
The classic roman pasta dish. a creamy egg sauce of parmesan, garlic, and pancetta.
The classic cream sauce of garlic, parmesan cheese, butter, cream and a touch of ground nutmeg.
Penne pasta and shrimp sauteed in a strong, creamy gorgonzola sauce with a touch of garlic.
Hearty meat sauce with fresh mushrooms, garlic, onions, and tomatoes and topped with parmesan cheese.
Angel hair pasta, shitake mushrooms, and tender shrimp sauteed in garlic and white wine. topped with freshly grated romano cheese.
Salmon, mahi mahi, swordfish, shrimp, mussels & crab legs in a creamy pesto alfredo sauce tossed with fettuccine
Chicken Farfalle Pasta
Grilled chicken sauteed with pancetta, mushrooms, yellow onions, garlic, green peas and cherry tomatoes in a white wine cream sauce tossed with bowtie pasta and topped with romano cheese.
Chipotle Penne Pasta
Penne pasta tossed in a mildly spicy chipotle cream sauce with red bell peppers and red onions. topped with tender strips of blackened chicken breast.
Jalapeno Lime Seafood Pasta
Tender shrimp, calamari, green mussels and mahi mahi sauteed in a jalapeno lime sauce. tossed with angel hair pasta and tossed with tri-colored bell peppers.
each personal size pizza is topped with the finest and freshest toppings.
The queen of pizzas. tri-colored with tomato sauce, fresh parmesan and mozzarella cheese, then garnished with a sprinkle of fresh basil and diced tomatoes.
Pepperoni & Mushrooms
Pepperoni slices, fresh mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.
A little of everything. italian sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.
Shrimp & Pesto
Tender shrimp with a light pesto sauce and mozarella cheese.
Romano, mozzarella, parmesan and fontina cheese topped with fresh roma tomatoes.
Fresh roasted seasonal vegetables, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
With almonds & orzo pasta.
Clouds of light mascarpone cream on a coffee and rum soaked sponge cake, combed and finished with imported cocoa.
The marriage of two great classics creme brulee layered and a mingle with the lightes of cheescakes. hand-fired and mirrored with burnt caramel.
Chocolate Nut Torta With Nutella
Old meets new in te gluten free classic nut ttorta that sparkles with roasted hazelnuts and almonds and a milk chocolate icing and hand slathered with nutella.
Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake
Our super naturally light but buttery vanilla-flecked cake has waves of caramel cake that make it a show stopper. drama builds with a salted caramel crunch layer, a creamy custard layer and a sexy caramel finish.
Lemonade Cake With Meyer Lemon Curd
Using lemonade as an inspiration, we’ve layered lemon cake with a cool lemon mousse and meyer lemon curd to create the ultimate lemon cake.
Our moist dark chocolate cake enrobed with dark chocolate filled with a dark chocolate truffle that melts out when heated.
Rustic Apple Galette
Our handcrafted apple tart is five inches of buttery, flaky french puff pastry. we layer fresh, ripe apples and bake it to a golden brown.
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