Playland

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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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OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Pizza is amazing service is anyways poorly and drinks overpriced

a
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

AB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

j
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

KL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza I’ve had in San Antonio!

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OT
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and bites in a lively place.

AL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing!

J
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LD
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

N
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Pizza crust was kinda burned but really good stuff!

LP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

YD
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

AG
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

S
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

s
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

P
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Fantastic food. Pizzas are superb.

C
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza, the best ingredients. Kudos.

ST
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful service with great pizza!

f
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

ST
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

M
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

They no longer serve the bacon wrapped jalepenos (pictured here). And NO margaritas! The pizza was good, though a little burnt. Probably won't be back, sorry. The atmosphere was great though. Work on the food/menu!

LZ
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great server and our food was really good.

m
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This just might be the best pizza in San Antonio!! Kind of bummer to get to this slightly weird place tho. Finding parking was a bummer but maybe/probably we don't know the right place to look. Table was ready for us which is always nice. The inside vibe was a little weird to everyone in our party. Too stark? Disconnected theme? Sterile but amusement park but sports on the TV, everything shiny. Drinks were creative and tasty. Everyone gave the onion rings/bbq sauce and pimento cheese poppers an enthusiastic thumbs up. The queso fundido didn't go over as well - weirdly lacked flavor or the gummy cheddar. We each ordered a pizza so we had a great selection. Pepperoni with jalapeños was spicy but not too. Cremini a River was super tasty. Pulled pork was really good and that sauce is excellent. The Queen was super well balanced but a wee salty. The crust is the SUPERSTAR! I'd say you could put anything on that crust and it would be delicious but that wasn't true about the brie and pear pizza. We took leftovers of all but that one. No one liked it. Is there dessert? Coffee to help sober up from The Hammer? No idea because the bill was delivered while we were still munching on the crusts. Pizzas are $15+ each so plan accordingly. We would definitely go back but hopefully for a table outside and now we know what to order again and to pass on. And I really need to figure out where to park!

R
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Back again for enjoyable evening at this gem. Great pizza and appetizers are served. The staff is friendly and the service is good. We came around 6 pm Friday evening with reservations. That is probably a good idea on a Friday evening.

JC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pizza, neat place, music a bit too loud and bizarre.
Service average

S
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

For the first time that I can recall, the pizza actually disappointed us. You’re known for consistency and quality and pizza slices that have integrity when you pick them up. This past Friday, both the Buried Pleasure and the S&M seemed undercooked (crust wise) which meant the toppings were sliding off the slice and staying in the pan.

T
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great location downtown San Antonio. Though they may have been hosting a happy hour, the restaurant was extremely noisy. The beer battered fired mushrooms weren’t very good as the batter was way to heavy. The loaded tater tots were yummy. Pizza was a thin crust with fresh ingredients, and very tasty.

ST
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Nice evening on Saturday night (03/09/19) so we sat outside. Our waitress came over after a short time and overall, seemed as though she would have preferred to be anywhere also but here. We got our appetizers and had to ask her to bring silverware, napkins and plates. The food was very good from the appetizers to the salad, to the two different pizzas we ordered. Twice we had to look around and ask for her to come back to table to refill my iced tea. Again had to ask another of the wait staff to find her to order a bar drink for my wife. And lastly had to ask for her to come and bring our check. The service was just not good. We would definitely go back because the food was really so good but I would not want this young lady to wait on us.

S
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Casual dining.

S
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was out of this world!!! The sour dough crust was unbelievable! We also had Char Siu Cauliflower as an appetizer.....fantastic!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service!

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