Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Fisherman’s Wharf – No.2 – Cioppino’s – 94109 – US
(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:
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- Outdoor Seating:
- Good For:
- Full Bar
- Noise Level:
- Casual, Touristy
- Has TV:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
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.
Fried Seafood Platter
A combination of fried popcorn shrimp, calamari, and fried mushrooms. served with cocktail and tarter sauce. serves 2-3 persons.
Soups And Salads
Classic Italian Minestrone
The classic italian soup of pasta, beans, and assorted fresh vegetables in a hearty tomato herb broth.
Bowl 6.95 Cup 4.95
Classic Caesar Salad
Chopped heart of romaine lettuce with house-made croutons and tossed with fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, and caesar dressing.
Regular 5.95 Large 8.95 Add Bay Shrimp Or Gr… 4.95 Add Anchovies 3.50
Blackened Salmon Caesar
Blackened filet of salmon with cajun spices served over our classic caesar salad.
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).
Mussels Three Ways
Your choice of mussels prepared with either roasted garlic, pancetta basil or garlic cream.
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.
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.
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.