Playland

4.6
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
One of a kind pizza joint from the minds of Chef Stefan Bowers and Restauranteur Andrew Goodman. Adult food in a crazy cool space. Let’s play.
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPALCA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my second time visiting Playland and I was beyond disappointed in the experience from beginning to end. Our server (who won’t be named) took over 20 mins to take our order and additional 15-20 mins to bring us our drinks. We had to be asking other wait staff for anything we wanted. Anytime we would look over she would be on the phone texting or talking and not paying attention to her tables. Our food was disappointing. Our first time the pizza was amazing and this time it was burnt and lacked flavor. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless you want to pay for over priced pizza, terrible service, and a headache from not being able to hear the people at your table from the music being too loud.

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vipPenguin92
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to have champagne and a bite. Great vibe. Gre at food & fun!

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vipPenguin92
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fantastic hamburgers and some of the best fries that we’d had on a very long time. Crispy and salty. Perfect the staff was friendly and efficient. We had the frozen drink specials then the Moét special (2 bottles )
Music was fun and upbeat.
A great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on a date here and it was also my first time. I was truly so impressed by the level of service from our waiter and waitress. Young lady in the pin stripe orange romper who was on the ball and a waiter named Gilbert really made us feel like we belonged. The music is on POINT! The pizza is on POINT and the service is on P O I N T. I’ll be back for sure! Its in a great location to take a stroll after a couple of strong drinks which they for sure have at playland. The manager Charles made sure we had our reservations still available even being a tad late. Love it and will be back

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JosephA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and vibe! Thank y’all!!

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NancyR
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, cocktails, kale salad, pizza and lurking olives all met our expectations on the first visit to Playland! I've been trying to find someone to join me for dinner to this wonderful restaurant and they were also blown away by the flavors. So simple yet refined. It dawned on me, why wait for a dinner guest to join? I'm coming down and enjoying this delectable food on my own next time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Neapolitan pizza in SA. It’s mostly because of the amazing dough, but the pizza combinations and the small plates are all delicious. The bartenders and wait staff are great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Great pizza, terrible service. They forgot to put in some of our orders, but where nice to comp our drinks and appetizers for the mishap

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pizza was slow to come out. The bourbon/lemon cocktail was very astringent, I don’t think it was shaken and it tasted like it was using lemon juice from concentrate. Pizza was extremely greasy.

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MaryM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance and energy at Playland and everything on the menu sounded delicious. That being said I would only recommend with the caveat that, while overall it was an enjoyable meal, the food was not all we had hoped for. The pizzas were well cooked and had perfect crust, but the toppings were sort of odd and didn't necessarily work together. One of our group ordered the spicy pizza and it was actually so hot that she couldn't eat it. The pizza with "corn cream" was bland, though still good in a "there is no bad pizza" way. The mushroom/taleggio pizza was good in places, and then other bites had WAY too much salt and were almost inedible. The hummus appetizer was just so-so and same with the friend jalapeno poppers. They were like something you would have at TGI Fridays. The service was also odd....our waiter was so soft spoken and chill that we actually couldn't hear a word he said. He was in no hurry to take our order and when he finally did he never asked about drink orders. We had to call him back to order a couple of glasses of wine. We liked the decor and the wine list and the menu is really creative but the execution needs tightening up. I think the pizzas would benefit from simplifying the toppings a little bit....felt like they were trying REALLY hard to be different and it just didn't work. I would still go back and give it another try though the next time I"m going to something at Majestic or Empire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Pizza is amazing service is anyways poorly and drinks overpriced

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amandam106
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun, ecelctic, and bright design of the establishment. Food was ok. Pizza was overcooked/burnt on the bottom and oven should probably be cleaned. Dessert was explained as ricotta stuffed donut holes, but there was no actual filling inside. But very convenient for dinner prior to theater show.

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vipAlanB
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with fresh ambiance and great pizza. I highly recommend this 'breath of fresh air' in the central downtown dining scene.

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jackfish
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everything was great except noise level
very difficult to have any conversation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’ve ordered to go many times and the food was amazing. Decided to dine in there and I won’t be back. The service was mediocre and the “prosciutto” we ordered on our pizza was pancetta (and cold). The bathrooms were FILTHY- no toilet paper and not one toilet had been flushed in what seemed like days- not ok.

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vipKatherineL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve had in San Antonio!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and bites in a lively place.

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vipAliLovesFood
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Playland treats you like a tourist with ambivalent service rushing to turn the table even in a half empty restaurant. The food was good though the prices are high. The restaurant was loud and dark even with floor to ceiling windows.

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JaredS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in San Antonio! Staff was very nice and helpful, top notch experience!

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vipPeggyC
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing!

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Julbug13
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I let the bartender( Daniel-I think🥴) know the “type” of drink I like then told him to use his judgement! RIGHT ON TARGET!!! Was a great drink🥃. The food did NOT disappoint either! Will definitely go back and refer my friends to try. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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LauraD
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service We enjoyed the restaurant. Good value, Portions large enough for sharing

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StephanieL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to Playland with son before a play. The modern vibe was cool and there was a mix of patrons both young and old enjoying some wine and pizza. Our waiter was very personable but felt that our food was a bit rushed. Our appetizer came out and soon after so did our pizza. Probably would have liked some time to enjoy our first course. Also noticed that some tables received pizza stands and others had pizzas that were delivered on the table. Not sure how they decide who gets one or not. In all it was a good experience and we will be back again.

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Nicole
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pizza crust was kinda burned but really good stuff!

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza, fun appetizers, good service. Great place for dinner before a show downtown. We will be back

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vipYvonneD
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’m not that impressed with the appetizers, but the pizza and salads are delicious! I totally recommend this restaurant.

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vipAlanG
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than most! Nice aura, great drinks & wine list. Portions were outstanding and the pizza was above the regular Italian cuisine, with outstanding toppings. Great service. We will return.

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vipSandy
San Antonio
45 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the sour dough pizza crust!!! Incredible appetizers!! The decor is very eclectic and amusing :)

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slep
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really kind of disappointed. The place had a cool vibe but the food was just average. Ordered 4 pizzas and the crust was burned on two. By the time you pay for parking, not really worth the trouble.

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vipPenguin92
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fantastic food. Pizzas are superb.

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Carlos318
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza, the best ingredients. Kudos.

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SonyaT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd been there several times but this was a first for my husband and he loved it. The apps are really greats and the service was equally great. The pizza was outstanding. We will definitely go again even thought we live the the far Northside.

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JessicaB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation table for 6 six was ready and they sat us right away. The service was great and the pizza and fresh salads were delightful. We will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here before seeing a show at the Majestic (one block away) and food and cocktails were outstanding!!

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Joshg
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service with great pizza!

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famedina
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience, this place is more than just pizza. The pizza was delicious and just the right size so I felt my family could order a few to get a variety. The appetizers were amazing (jalapeño poppers and fried green tomatoes) both were innovative takes on something otherwise very common. If you love Mexican martinis or margaritas on the rock, you have to try the Ghost Train. Yum!!!

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STEVEL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Both times we’ve been we really enjoyed the food. Both times the service has been very uneven. On this latest visit, our salads, appetizer and pizza all came out at the same time and we did not really enjoy that. We had to ask for sweetener for tea, the salt and pepper, then cheese and red pepper and also to get refills on drinks. You shouldn’t have to ask for those things with an attentive server.

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Meli
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was a hair in my salad that I discovered after eating most of it. I had to tell the waiter not to charge me for it. He should have offered that. Instead he told the kitchen to make another salad. Also, he never apologized for the hair. He seemed annoyed by the entire incident.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The fried mushrooms were good as were the cocktails. The pizza was disappointing. It was burned on the crust which the server indicated was because it was cooked in a wood burning stove. Plus the sauce was runny. I have eaten pizza in NYC cooked in a wood burning stove that was not burned. If I go again, it will be for appetizers and cocktails and not the pizza. (BTW our table had not been wiped down.)

FAQs

Playland does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Playland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 908-9362.

Playland is rated 4.6 stars by 100 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.