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Playland, San Antonio, TX

Playland

4.4
4.4
107 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 908-9362

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stefan Bowers

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available to host a multitude of private events.

  • Private party contact

    Charles Tiseth: (888) 302-4330

  • Neighborhood

    San Antonio

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably the best pizza I’ve ever had. Wonderfully thin crust…. And delicate in a way. The pizza sauce is phenomenal. Great cocktails too. Service was terrific.
  2. a

    ashaoxixh

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Pretty bad service, overpriced food, lots of homeless people come bother you if you sit outside
  3. MN

    MadiNouhan

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xavier was an amazing waiter! Definitely will be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual food, very good wine list. Service is amazing even though understaffed. And Chef was actually there creating the dishes and serving food. Will definitely go back and is now at the top of our list of favorite restaurants
  5. VS

    ValessaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent, service was A1. We will be back next time we are in SA
  6. J

    Jeni4tx

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pizza is made with such fresh ingredients! Very tasty. We also tried the crazy bread and hot wings and they were also very yummy. There was a DJ playing the night we visited, and the music was a tad bit too loud. I'm no prude and love the nightlife, but for the space size and crowd it did see a bit much. Mixed drinks are on point. Enjoyed out night there, will def return. Host was very kind and got us seated right away with a reservation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday Night Fun glad we booked our table in advance
  8. PA

    PALCA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    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.
  9. P

    Penguin92

    San Antonio

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to have champagne and a bite. Great vibe. Gre at food & fun!
  10. P

    Penguin92

    San Antonio

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 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!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 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
  12. JA

    JosephA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and delicious food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and vibe! Thank y’all!!
  14. NR

    NancyR

    San Antonio

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 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!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 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.
  16. S

    Sarah

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 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
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  18. MM

    MaryM

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Pizza is amazing service is anyways poorly and drinks overpriced
  20. a

    amandam106

    San Antonio

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 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.
  21. AB

    AlanB

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  22. j

    jackfish

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    everything was great except noise level very difficult to have any conversation
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 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.
  24. KL

    KatherineL

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza I’ve had in San Antonio!
  25. JF

    JeffF

    Corpus Christi

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza and bites in a lively place.
  26. AL

    AliLovesFood

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 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.
  27. JS

    JaredS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza in San Antonio! Staff was very nice and helpful, top notch experience!
  28. PC

    PeggyC

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always amazing!
  29. J

    Julbug13

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  30. LD

    LauraD

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service We enjoyed the restaurant. Good value, Portions large enough for sharing
  31. SL

    StephanieL

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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.
  32. N

    Nicole

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pizza crust was kinda burned but really good stuff!
  33. LP

    LauraP

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  34. SA

    SAFoodie

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 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.
  35. AG

    AlanG

    San Antonio

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 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.
  36. S

    Sandy

    San Antonio

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the sour dough pizza crust!!! Incredible appetizers!! The decor is very eclectic and amusing :)
  37. s

    slep

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 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.
  38. P

    Penguin92

    San Antonio

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Fantastic food. Pizzas are superb.
  39. C

    Carlos318

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best pizza, the best ingredients. Kudos.
  40. ST

    SonyaT

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Playland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 908-9362.

Playland is rated 4.4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    San Antonio

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stefan Bowers

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (210) 908-9362

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available to host a multitude of private events.

  • Private party contact

    Charles Tiseth: (888) 302-4330

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