Paesanos - River Walk

4.3
1202 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An iconic San Antonio River Walk restaurant, Paesanos is where locals and visitors come to enjoy an Italian meal in a sophisticated, yet relaxed setting. Located on the beautiful River Walk dine al fresco on our spacious riverside patio and let the cares of the day slip away.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1202 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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BrianR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is quite good but service sub par. Waiter brings my beer but forgets my wife's wine. Then brings salad missing dressing.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Portion sizes were great! Wine list could be expanded. Great ambiance!

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Lori
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived for our reservations 30 minutes early, but they immediately seated us at an outside table (our request). Two in our party ordered the linguine with clam sauce and said it was delicious, with plenty of clams. My parmesan crusted snapper was outstanding - a huge piece of boneless fish cooked perfectly, with a wonderful crust and meaty fish. Vegetables that accompanied my fish were also cooked to perfection. However, my husband ordered the veal Marsala with pasta, but what he received was anything but. It was a very thin slice of veal, a little tough, and was served with a pale red sauce - not the sweet Marsala sauce - and very few mushrooms. It was good, but not exceptional and not what he expected. Yes, he should have questioned it, and most likely returned it, but as the rest of the diners already had their meal, decided not to make us wait for a possible replacement dinner. Hence, the 4 stars instead of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

La comida más o menos. Lo que es ideal es el lugar, es hermoso. Tienes varias mesas afuera y es muy bonito. Pero el servicio terrible. Llegué y. me ubicaron en una mesa afuera. Estaba un poco apretada y moví un poquito la mesa. No más de 10 centímetros. Uno de los meseros me llegó a gritar que regresara la mesa a su lugar, por más que yo le explicaba porque la moví, me contestó que no le interesaba que la regresara a su lugar. Yo mujer que peso 45 kilos Y el no tuvo la decencia de ayudarme a moverla a su lugar original. No me fui porque iba acompañada y no quise hacer escándalo. Pero nunca más vuelvo. Hay mil lugares iguales o mejores en donde te tratan bien.

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vipTravelandTourismInsights
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Do not order the pizza, salty, bready crust, boring! Salads do not look anything like advertised on web. Mediocre food and tourist trap.

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MorganD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Disappointing. This has always been a favorite of ours on the river walk for years. Another Covid casualty.

Our food was cold and incorrect when it arrived. We were offered a free dessert as compensation, but it was too late. Our dinner was mediocre. Dirty outside seating (oh, but make sure you wear your face diaper!)

Sad day. We won’t return to Paesano’s or the river walk again. San Antonio is t the same.

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Linda
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Our waiter Jonathan was wonderful to us. We will go back again if we're in the neighborhood.

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juliet
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal. It was delicious. Jacob was a fabulous waiter. The rock fish was very good. It was a little too large for me but I enjoyed it the next night too.

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PriscillaR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside. It was a lovely setting, the food was delicious, and the service was wonderful. I would recommend the manager have someone sweep the small outdoor dining area located next to the river because I noticed alot of customers walking in the bird droppings. Other than that it was a lovely experience.

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vipRebey
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being on the Riverwalk it is hard to find not so touristy restaurant food places that actually have good tasting food. This place not only has good tasting food but Italian flavors to boot. The view being on the Riverwalk is fantastic and having great tasting American Italian food can't be beat especially if you want something other than tex-mex flavors.

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vipK2Dine
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The hostess and our waiter were absolutely excellent! The food was delicious, and I’ve never had better chicken with capers!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Nice view and very nice place to spend time with the love ones

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vipbradentonsteaklovers
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Small tables, 4 people, it was tight. But I would go back in a hart heart beat .

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ShelleyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friday in April, lucky to have reservations as it was really crowded. Kids loved the pizza. We ordered a penne that was just okay, and the caesars salad was dry and average as well. Bread was delicious. Wine list adequate. We had excellent service.

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vipJimT
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal

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mauriciog
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The table was in the corner with no great view. All Restaurants are offering to Open table clients very good tables.

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vipStephanieM
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary but the restaurant doesn’t seem to acknowledge special occasions. The food and ambiance was excellent but the staff was not particularly friendly or welcoming.

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Yummo
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Our waiter was one of the best we had while on vacation. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly.

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JimC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food and service! Make reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great. A little pricey but that’s expected given the location on the River Walk.

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Rebeccadines
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love, love Shrimp Paesano! Eat here every time we come to San Antonio. Should have set inside. River walk crowd left something to be desired.

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MarkM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect to sit outside. The salad was the only disappointment as this salad was not made with the sale ingredients it had in the past—missing items. Other dishes were outstanding. The Parmesan Chicken peasant was fabulous. The same buttery rich sauce as shrimp Paesanio. YUM! Service was very good.

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vipDanaP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio. Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was pretty great, but very expensive! Scenery was nice along the Riverwalk and the service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Julian made our evening wonderful!

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vincent was an awesome waiter. Kudos to Vincent!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made our reservation on Open Table. They had a great table waiting for us upon arrival. No wait. Our server was attentive and helpful. Food was delicious! We had a wonderful dinner.

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LDav255
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was very disappointing. I love Paesano’s 1604 and Lincoln Heights but this one was not good. It started off with bad bread, then food was tasteless. Just another disappointing restaurant on the river.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It is a great location on the River Walk. The food was good, better than I remembered, and priced as expected for the location. The patio is well located, but was not as nice as the inside of the restaurant. The patio was a little cluttered looking when we were there, but still nice.

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vipHMil
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was mediocre at best. I have always had good luck finding great restaurants on open table but I was disappointed this time around.

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vipchristinec
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Super disappointing. Not the Paesanos experience we're used to--so overpriced, salads had no flavor, lobster bisque was inedible with fishy smell and taste (and wasn't eaten but waiter didn't notice or offer to comp/replace), shrimp Paesano appetizer now only has 3 shrimp for same price, calamari app was greasy and not eaten. Cocktails were fine. This experience did not warrant a nearly $300 bill.

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vipTrinaL
Amarillo
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Sat outside and it was so nice. Would definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great get away restaurant, I received outstanding service, and what a view right by the river walk where I proposed to my Fiancé

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vipkathy
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday and they really made it special!

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vipHillG
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and venue

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vipMikeO
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The review is coming in a little late but since I still remember our dinner clearly I need to say it was great. Our server was on point and we enjoyed everything

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Food was top quality!!!

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vipDebbieW
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best shrimp we’ve ever had.

FAQs

Paesanos - River Walk is rated 4.3 stars by 1202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.