Zocca
Zocca

Zocca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zoccariverwalk.com/
  • Phone: (210) 444-6070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Foresman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Navarro Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pull into the Westin Riverwalk porte-cochere on 420 Market Street. Valet parking is offered compliments of Zocca Restaurant and Bar
A word from Zocca
Zocca offers contemporary Italian cuisine, fine wine, and cocktails at one of the most scenic spots on San Antonio’s renowned Riverwalk, where towering cypress trees shade the restaurant’s riverside patio. Zocca’s casually elegant interior of burnished copper, rich wood, and handsome onyx panels creates a relaxed, welcoming ambiance. The culinary artists in Zocca’s kitchen bring a contemporary spin to traditional Old World flavors, focusing on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients to create delectable and memorable dishes. Zocca’s private dining options can accommodate from 10 guests to 100, in an al fresco patio setting to the convivial Chef’s Table to buy-out of the entire restaurant.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Zocca reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (40)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (39)special occasion (26)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Zocca charms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Upon ordering wine, we informed the waiter of my wife's gluten sensitivity. The anti pasta was superb for only nine dollars. He brought my wife gluten free grilled bread. Pumpkin ravioli and the chick alfredo were perfect. Actually ended up being our most reasonable meal on the Riverwalk. Excellent restaurant that is part of the Westin hotel. Normally we don't frequent hotel places because they aren't that good. What a pleasant surprise! Recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent total experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our server was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable on the food and wine. He was also very helpful with questions about the area, history, and things to do.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San antonio
    marpar
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was fantastic.waiter was so attentive.nice &quiet along the riverwalk
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian on Quiet Part of Riverwalk
    Nukeitout1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A very good restaurant. We had made an Open Table reservation requesting seating by the river. Upon arrival, we were first told that there was no outside seating available, but when we reminded them we had made the request in advance, they gave us an excellent table overlooking the river. I ordered a fish dish, which was very good. My wife ordered chicken piccata; she found the chicken a bit tough. But the overall experience was very good. Our server was attentive and friendly. If you want a relaxing Italian meal on the Riverwalk but away from the hubbub on the north side of the island, this is an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We wanted to dine at an upscale Italian restaurant and selected Zocca because it looked very inviting as we walked past it on the Riverwalk. We were not dissappointed and liked everything about it ... the quality of the food was excellant, the service was just right, ambiance was soothing with nice background music. Inside and outside dining offered. Price point was not overly rediculous. Enjoyed it very much and would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but not great
    risottosnobVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went there because a number of reviews and local sites said it was one of the best Italian places in San Antonio. Location was great, sitting on the water was nice. The food was good, but not memorable, and the service was very inconsistent and not very present. It was a fine but not great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    japickar
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wait staff was very friendly and provided great service. I ordered the linguine which was good but not great. My wife had the fettuccine which she said was also good. Overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    YLee
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food, and great support staff. A great experience on the Riverwalk. Definitely put this place on your list of places to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We traveled on business and had a fantastic dinner last year so we obviously wanted to repeat this year - wow, wish we had selected a different place. The appetizers were fabulous, had the bruschetta and the giant meatball, recommend both. Unfortunately they got new chefs and completely changed the menu - we had fettuccini which was not creamy and the flavor was over-powered by one ingredient. We also had the ravioli which was dry. The only good dinner was the spaghetti and meatball. Dessert was also disappointing. There are too many great places to eat at Riverwalk, too bad we wasted one of our nights on this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the river
    Saltnpepper
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had the pleasure of dining here during a meeting I had in San Antonio. The staff was great, food was wonderful. Right on the River Walk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On the river walk
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We really enjoyed dining outside at Zocca. We were right beside the Riverwalk and watched people and boats pass by on a beautiful evening. The food was great too. They have a good wine list, and interesting deserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disappointment
    Bilyu
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This Italian restaurant was a disappointment. Wonderful ambiance wasted. We were immediately seated at a very nice table looking out onto the riverside patio. We were brought bread and water. Then everything went down hill. We waited twenty-five minutes without a single word from waitstaff. I finally requested a passing waiter to find someone to take our order. That should have set off alarms in the restaurant, but we waited another ten minutes. Finally a passing waiter saw us and stopped and took our order. The only other contact we had with waitstaff was when someone brought our food and when a man came with the check. The food and atmosphere were excellent but the service was so bad that I would not return. Regrettable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything & More
    PastorField
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Read the recent reviews and gave this place a try. We were not disappointed. Raul took excellent care of the two of us while the wait staff took care of two large groups. We felt cared for and the food was outstanding. This place will now be on our MUST list each time we visit the area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place
    Debra
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Zocca had a very nice atmosphere, right next to the riverwalk, & the weather was perfect to sit outside or at a inside table near the open door. The food was very good. Service was good, could have been a little more attentive. The price was average to pricey. Overall a nice experience before going to the Tobin center.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    Pattie452
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to Zocco on the recommendation of a friend who'd recently been to San Antonio, so we decided to try it although Italian isn't my favorite ethnic food. Great decision. We were able to make a reservation for 7:45 through Open Table and I requested to eat outside along the River Walk. It was a beautiful evening so outside was perfect. My husband ordered the Ceasar Wedge and I had the Caprese Salad as starters. The presentation of the wedge was great and both were delicious. I was afraid that the tomatoes might not be all that good but I didn't need to worry. They had plenty of flavor. Our next course was the Tuscan Filet which my husband loved and I had the Braised Short Ribs which were fall-off-the-bone good. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zocca
    Rozz
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    3 of us dined at zocca and had a lovely dinner. Food was very good - the minestrone soup was particularly delicious. The ambiance is warm and inviting- quite Tuscan, but not overdone. Service was excellent - the server was knowledgeable as well as extremely helpful. A very nice dining experiey
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    none
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Met with a prospective business partner there so a good experience was important. It was in both food and service. A special commendation to our waiter Jason. He did a great job - thank you Jason !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Sarahjane14
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I traveled here in celebration for my 21st birthday. made these reservations almost a month in advance. Upon arriving, we were told there would be at least a 15 minute wait. This was disappointing because it had planned ahead to not encounter any inconveniences. We requested a table outside, we were told that would be an even longer wait. While standing at the host booth, I could see 2 open tables outside in my 12 o'clock vision. After speaking with the manager, I finally probed enough to receive the treatment I expected. Overall, the food was exquisite and priced reasonably despite the accommodation inconvenience. Also, a bottle of Ruffino is $40 here. You can find them at target for $13 :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fettuccine
    MauiMamaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed dinner here last night. The menu had lots of variety and everything we ordered was very good. We started with Calamari, risotto and bruschetta. My granddaughter ordered a margarita pizza which was great. The best dish was the fettuccine with chicken. We will go back to try more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great San Antonio lunch spot
    Austinvisitor
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect place for a business lunch - great atmosphere, view, food and service. Would recommend and look forward to returning next time I'm in San Antonio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    RomanticDinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent place if you are aiming to enjoy a nice meal outside, along the river, and away from the tourist traps & crowded/loud environment. My girlfriend and I had a tasteful, romantic dinner, then walked over to the craziness. First time at the San Antonio Riverwalk and this restaurant is one of the main reasons we will come back. Perfect wine, perfect food, perfect sophisticated crowd, perfect view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok for the price
    SAAggie05
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the price point, I was expecting more. The appetizers were great. The table had Caesar salad, calamari, and the antipasto. All pretty good dishes plus they were good serving sizes. We had the Bolognese, fettuccine alfredo, & the pasta with crab in white sauce (forgot the name). The pasta was fresh and great but all the sauces were lacking flavor. We have all had better. The desert was good though. They were also out of the first wine we ordered. The waiter was nice but didn't seem to fit the price point of this restaurant either. Just seemed a step behind. We also watched an employee set a table after a couple were finished and didn't clean the table. There were bread crumbs we could see from across the aisle. More effort is needed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Romantic Spot
    WillYen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent. The only downfall would probably be the service. He wasn't very catering and seemed like he was all over the place even though the restaurant was pretty empty. He didn't recommend any wines for our taste or anything. But overall it's the food that counts and the food was excellent. I recommend the chicken for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jrodz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was excellent , oi had the brick oven roasted chicken it was excellent and we had the baked figs for appetizer and it was delish
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the Rush, Young Staff?
    AustinNewbiesVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had an enjoyable time at Zocca. We had difficulty finding the place as we were visiting San Antonio. It would have been easier to tell us it was located within the hotel as opposed to a street address. WHAT is the hurry in this kitchen? We ordered our appetizers and with in 2 minutes (no exaggeration) it was on the table. Twice we had to tell the server to slow down. I wish they could make us feel special as opposed to just another set of tourist coming for a meal. Then to boot, they did not even acknowledge our OpenTable reservation after we specifically told the hostess we were an OT customer. Why do establishments hire such (super) young staff? Over all, the food was terrific and it's a wonderful place to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CoffeePleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was recommended by our hotel. I ordered the scallop special. Delish! My husband and daughter had beef tenderloin. Delish! The atmosphere was nice and wine selection was great. Our waiter was very attentive. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Anniversary Dinner
    ashfall
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The atmosphere at Zocca's was romantic with the low lighting and music playing in the background, and the view was beautiful. We dined inside, but the wide glass doors leading to the riverwalk and outdoor seating were open, so I feel like we got the best of both worlds. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. We shared our pasta dishes (tagliatelle and spaghetti & meatballs) and couldn't decide which we preferred. Also, at the end of the meal they brought us a complementary slice of ganache cake to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience!
    Kitkat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Staff was gracious and knowledgeable. Andy, our server, was attentive but not intrusive. Food was awesome. Will definitely go to Zocca's again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Jrodz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The only complaint I have was my dish ( my dish only, my party enjoyed their food ). I ordered the seafood risotto and risotto was gummy and some parts were undercooked. The flavor was there just that aspect fell a little short. But the server and manager were great at dealing with it, they omitted my dish from my bill. And the chocolate pizza was to die for. The service was excellent !!! The ambience was elegant and contemporary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free Menu Rocks
    TeresaW
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Zocca has a gluten-free menu that is brimming with options - including about six different dessert options!! The server was very knowledgeable about gluten - and they even bring a gluten-free bread basket to the table! Unbelievable! I can't believe that I live in San Antonio and didn't know that this restaurant existed. Thanks to my "Find My Gluten-Free" phone app, I discovered Zocca. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Devereaux
    Devereaux
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, great views, and great service. Very romantic atmosphere designed to delight both local San Antonians as well as visitors to the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy
    Danieltheoilguy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was only half the story. The waiter is the other half. Amazing is the only thing to describe both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 393 reviews are from the Zocca reviews archive.
  • delicious
    Zeist123
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was delicious and not too heavy. The waiter was polite and courteous. The fact that it is located by the riverwalk ups the ambience. Really beautiful! The pappardelle with crab was really good and the tiramisu was sublime! A must go if you're in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Riverwalk Dining w/o Hussle-Bussle
    kadac00
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you choose to dine outside along the Riverwalk, this is a clean well kept section with a nice view without all the packed crowding and noise of the busier section around the corner. Food and service were excellent as always which is why we come back year after year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can see why it's so highly rated
    Charles
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is by far the best restaurant we've been to in San Antonio. We were in Rome last summer and we thought the food was as good as it is there. I highly recommend this restaurant. We were there for our 13th anniversary so the memory will stay with us forever how good our experience was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I would suggest going around 8 and sitting outside on the riverwalk. Much different experience than the usual "riverwalk restaurant"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! times 2
    wisconsintotexas
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time at the restaurant in about two months. Both times (once as a large family reunion and once as a couple) we received outstanding service and great food. The space has the ability to be separated at one end to allow groups to be separated visually from the rest of the dining area. The entire length of the restaurant has views of the river walk and is great for people watching as you dine. The mood is calm, with low lighting and a quiet noise level. The building materials are high-end stones and tiles. Nicely done. They have a nice wine menu with a variety of price points...and the staff that understands how to pour and keep attentive to re-fill glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    UpdateVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Was in San Antonio for business and thought I would grab lunch at Zocco. So glad I did. Food was phenomenal, but if you go ask for Amanda,probably best service I have had recently.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    dinein2night
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Absolutely amazing place to dine! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there on the 4th of July. The waiter brought us 2 complimentary glasses of champagne as soon as we were seated. The food was so delicious that I can't put it in words. After we finished dinner, our waiter said they had complimentary dessert for us, he returned with a yummy piece of chocolate cake on a beautiful platter decorated in chocolate that read Happy Anniversary! The setting was quiet and romantic, the service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls
    CammVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time to this Zocca & it was awesome! I will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.