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Paesanos - River Walk, San Antonio, TX

Paesanos - River Walk

4.4
4.4
2064 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Walk-ins welcome! 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 227-2782
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Raul Mendoza
  • Private party facilities
    We’ll put the menus from all five Paesanos restaurants at your fingertips to make your next catered function perfect.We can bring our off-site catering services to just about anywhere. Relax and enjoy the company of your guests while leaving the rest to us.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Presa
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

2,064 Reviews
  1. Love2eat

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside by the river and watched the world go by. The food was delicious and the wine list was extensive. The service was excellent, even on a busy Friday night.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing experience . Server had an awesome personality and funny . Help me and my grandma very well.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Rushed, food was lousy. Met some nice fellow travelers, that part was nice.

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  4. MissmerV

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions were soooo huge! Eggplant parmigiana was good.

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  5. Frankman411

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered Tuna medium rare and it came out burned on the outside and well done on the inside. Ordered mash potatoes. Sold out at 19:30. friendly waiter but food was not what it should be at this price level

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed it very much. The food is very tasty but a lot of butter. I prefer lighter food. Overall we came out happy

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely disgusting. Burned and tasteless. The server brought more than we wanted or ordered and the bill was extremely high with a lot of wasted food. I will never go back to this establishment and do not recommend it for anyone.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my fiancé loved it!! The staff was awesome and they made my proposal very special! Thank you guys!

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  9. RNWW

    Pittsburgh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. The food was outstanding! Service was amazing. Gabriel, our server was the best! He took great care of us and was so kind!

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  10. Farmingfool

    San Antonio

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A lunch menu for lunch would be nice, but at least we were allowed to split entrees. The signature dish, Shrimp Paesano, was tasty but had a greasy feel. Too oily for my taste, and my wife's. The kitchen got the salad orders wrong for two out of the four of us, and while all four ordered splits on our entrees, only two were correct on the first try. We had to wait for the order to be corrected, while the correct order cooled off. It wasn't particularly busy, but it seemed that the kitchen staff was overwhelmed. This is the fourth time we've dined at the Riverwalk location of Paesanos, and this experience was fairly representative of the previous three visits. They just don't seem to be able to achieve that next level quality that would compel us to return or to enthusiastically recommend it to others. All I can say is it was good. Nothing more.

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  11. MegG

    Boise

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Paesano's for more than 40 years and the Snapper Paesano and the shrimp Paesano were every bit as fabulous as I remember it. If I could find more than five stars, I would give double! The ambiance, the service, the food all absolutely wonderful.

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  12. EllieG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SUPERB! There’s a reason the shrimp Paesanos is the house speciality. To die for. The service was welcoming and smooth. I sat out by the river walk and enjoyed watching the world go by. I will be back!

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  13. GinaR

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Ask for the wind and cocktail menu before selecting from the small wine offering in the food menu!

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  14. DavidM

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and Food Quality was impeccable as the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us select our food. The ambiance was amazing as the restaurant was clean and our table was at a great location.

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  15. BonnieL

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, my husband and I enjoyed our experience Paessnos. I thought that the menu was comprehensive and full of delicious choices. My stuff shells was excellent and I really enjoyed the dish. The pace of the dishes was a little fast and I did not like that a dog was at the table next to us. He did not have a service vest on and I did not realize the restaurant allowed pets inside. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Inhabitants the Shrimp Paesano (one of their staples) and my wife had the Lobster Ravioli. Both of them were excellent. For dessert we shared a Ice Cream Old Fashion which is exactly like it sounds-a scoop of ice cream on top of an Old Fashion. Excellent!

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  17. LisaW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Paid over $200 for an appetizer, salad, pasta entree and a bottle of Kendall Jackson. Tables are too crowded together and the “riverfront view” is pathetic. Was also given the wrong bill and had to flag down our waiter.

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  18. LisaR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was super attentive and professional. The food was amazing. FIVE STARS!!

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  19. Raynah

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the dish the waiter recommended and it was amazing! I also loved the strawberry lemonade.

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  20. FoodieNAK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our main problem was the server. He never checked on us after we go the food. He never asked if we wanted another drink. We also did not get any bread with before meal like everyone else around us. Other then that he was a good server. Maybe he was just in the weeds.

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  21. Jeepgirl

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although this location for Paesanos came highly recommended, it was disappointing at best. Our salads were delivered dry with no dressing. It was 10-15 minutes before we were able to get the attention of another server to provide dressing. 2 of our 4 entrees (stuffed shells) were delivered cold. Not even lukewarm warm. Our server took those back to have the chef remake. However, the same entrees (yes each of them had a half eaten stuffed she) were delivered back covered in additional sauce dumped on each plate as an alternative to sending fresh hot entrees. All that did was create a soupy mess and the temperature of the entree was barely like warm. Sadly not a good experience at all.

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  22. lovenewyork

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view on RiverWalk. Food and service were outstanding

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! We had a nice time celebrating a birthday.

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  24. JeriS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Johnny Jo was DELIGHTFUL and excellent. The food was excellent. The shrimp Paesano not to be missed!

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  25. KKdineout

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta with shrimp was very good. Friend had the snapper . Both dishes were very good. When we arrived we were seated immediately.

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  26. debP

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and it was great to be right on the Riverwalk. Service was good too. Very enjoyable evening.

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  27. Katef00d

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Although the tables are so close together it is very loud inside and difficult to hold a conversation. The riverwalk outside tables were even louder - but I’d definitely still return, the Parmesan crusted chicken was amazing!

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  28. Ricku

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and selection. Very good service. Unique surroundings, but quite noisy, and less exciting if seated away from the river.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met for a group dinner and fully enjoyed the wine selection and food! Definitely order the calamari

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  30. HeatherC

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp is perfect. The pasta is wonderful. Fresh bread I have the stuffed shells and they are great with the world class Margarita.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service, and ambiance. Brought my visiting cousins to eat out and this was a great experience. Food and wine were great! Service was outstanding and having a table against the outside wall, looking out over the outside tables and riverwalk was perfect! A lot of food! We brought back boxes. Will definitely come again!

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  32. JOHNT

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to San Antonio and we could not have picked a finer place for dinner. The food, service and atmosphere were perfect.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved the waiting stag and hostess! They were so accommodating of my family and service animal. Very friendly, attentive to everyone in the party, canines included. Quiet place right on the River Walk. Make reservations for the best seating!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    An Italian restaurant which does the basics well. Would recommend the pasta dishes and bruschetta over the seafood. Service was friendly and attentive. A good and solid meal.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was less than room temperature and the shrimp rubbery. Not at all what Paesano’s has been in the past. The bread and mozzarella sticks were also subpar. The drinks were good.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not worth the value. My husbands cold not even warm.

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  37. NicoleZ

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was outstanding. Because it was a birthday, the server set up the table with special details, including flowers, and brought out a small dessert at the end to help us celebrate. Our son was very happy with the "royal treatment." We were surprised by this level of attention to detail. Highly recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for making my wife's birthday extra special. Jamie's service was outstanding!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional and we loved the atmosphere. The food was delicious and the drinks generous. Wonderful experience overall.

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  40. AmberP

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    One person in our party had to wait an additional 15 minutes to receive their food. The rest of us were done by the time he received his food. Nothing was done or even offered to make things right.

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FAQs

Paesanos - River Walk is rated 4.4 stars by 2064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Paesanos - River Walk

111 W Crockett St, Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78205

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Presa
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Raul Mendoza
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 227-2782
  • Private party facilities
    We’ll put the menus from all five Paesanos restaurants at your fingertips to make your next catered function perfect.We can bring our off-site catering services to just about anywhere. Relax and enjoy the company of your guests while leaving the rest to us.
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