Zocca

3.7
941 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Zocca offers contemporary Italian cuisine, fine wine, and cocktails at one of the most scenic spots on San Antonio’s renowned Riverwalk, where towering cypress trees shade the restaurant’s riverside patio. Zocca’s casually elegant interior of burnished copper, rich wood, and handsome onyx panels creates a relaxed, welcoming ambiance. The culinary artists in Zocca’s kitchen bring a contemporary spin to traditional Old World flavors, focusing on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients to create delectable and memorable dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 941 people are saying
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3.9
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GenieveveG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely Amazing! And with it being right next to the river walk was Devine!

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vipluvmypitcher
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was very nice to have a table on the Riverwalk. The food was just ok….I was expecting a great meal but the food was disappointing.

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BrianaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atomsphere, food, service, was outstanding! I will be coming back.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My friend and I walked into the restaurant to have dinner on a Saturday night. It did not look busy at all because there were a lot of open tables. When we were waiting at the host stand, there was a couple in front of us who had been waiting to be greeted for a long time. The four of us kept getting ignored by every staff member that walked by. So my friend asked a server, “excuse me, do we seat ourselves?” And she said “no.” And walked off…. Okay? Then the manager came up, told the couple in front that it would be an hour wait since they didn’t have a reservation. So I got out my phone and made a reservation for 9:15 (it was 9 o’clock at this time). The manager said, “yes I see your reservation right here but we won’t be able to seat you until 9:15 due to being short staffed.” I understood - I’ve worked in the restaurant business for 11 years, so I got it. My friend and I had a water at the bar until 9:15. Then when 9:15 rolled around, we went back up to the host stand to be sat. There was (again) no one at the host stand, and (again) a line at the host stand. At one point a sever came up to look at the floor chart, I started to walk up to him to ask “is someone going to help us?” He looked me in the eyes, then turned around and walked off. ABSOLUTELY NOT. Like I said, I’ve worked in the restaurant business for 11 years, and if I saw a line at the host stand, a quick “someone will be right with y’all” goes a long way. We eventually got sat closer to 9:30, and our server was SO RUDE. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt and think “they are short staffed, she’s probably just stressed.” But at this point, I was over the meal, I didn’t want to be in there any longer, I only had one bite of my food because I was over this entire dining experience and wanted to go home. I wanted to give the server a $0 tip, but the only reason why I didn’t was because I’m a huge believer in karma. So she got a 20% tip that she didn’t deserve. I will not be back to the restaurant

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AmFB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

For the location and price - not what we expected. Service was underwhelming, felt like server was bothered by us and made weird facial expressions to our questions. The food was plain - no bread or soup/salad options before the meal or with the meal. Restaurant was practically empty when we dined and it was just a very lackluster experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was passing through (he’s a lighting engineer for Leon Bridges who was performing at the Aztec.). We needed to find a close by place where we could dine outdoors. It was perfect! Good food and service and our waiter even took a photo for me. Because of Covid - it had been 18 months since I had seen my son. This dinner was everything to me!

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KCGe
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good, the drinks were lovely. When I asked about the basil drink, she couldn’t tell me about it, “I think it has Deep Eddy’s Grapefruit.” She brought 3 boxes instead of 4, and then didn’t bring a bag to carry them in. My 19 year old step daughter thought it was possible she was stoned. Overall, nice experience. The waitress could have put forth a little more effort.

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vipSandy
San Antonio
60 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was yummy, but bruschetta portion was small (compared to price).

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MichelleH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food, Frankie did a superb job of making sure all our needs were met.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Restaurant is way overrated. Had the pasta bolognese and one glass of wine and the bill was $47. A ton of pasta but really not good. I am very picky about my Italian and this was not good if it was supposed to be elevated and not good if it was supposed to be home style. More or less a hotel cafeteria with better ambiance. The staff was great so no hate to them… the food just sucked and was way over priced. Better spots in town.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

They were understaffed so had less attention than at other places we ate at during our trip to SA.

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vipmarcs
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location at the Westin. Outside seating on the river walk
Great homemade pasta dishes at great price.
Great drinks - Orlando behind the bar is great!

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vipCocoabeachfan07
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall pleasant experience

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EarlC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Kind of out of the way riverwalk restaurant. probably because of covid there was only one server. Hector was busy but tried hard to get to everyone. Had the 4 cheese pizza and was tasty

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MartinM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We only stayed for wine and appetizers after arriving. We expected a higher quality of food and atmosphere based on other reviews.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We had reservations and it took awhile for any of the staff to recognize our arrival. The pasta was very under cooked - and pastie tasting. The pizza dough was also under cooked and barely even brown in color. I am from Houston and your ratings on Open Table falsely stated your are food were good. Wrong!

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Lara
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate at Zocca for our Christmas Day dinner. They had a special menu offering, which was a surprise, and our meals did not disappoint!
For starters, they brought us warm Italian bread with infused garlic pieces and butter - SUCH a treat!
Two of our party ordered the dressing stuffed, prosciutto wrapped, grilled chicken, accompanied by spaghetti squash and marinara. DELICIOUS!
The other two of our party got the garlic, Parmesan rubbed Filet Mignon with roasted potatoes and asparagus. Just gotta say, it was the BEST steak that ever went into my mouth!
Service was also excellent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ArathD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great. The food was good, and it didn’t feel like we waited too long due to the appetizers (which were also incredible). I celebrated an anniversary and I would definitely celebrate other occasion there too!

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vipTinaK
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Absolutely one of the worst meals we ever had. First, and I should have left right then, the bread was awful. You know you aren't going to get a good meal in an Italian restaurant if the bread is bad. I took the pieces of bread out of the basket and photographed them. Later, when I told people about our experience I ended with the photo of the bread because it said it all. The response was always a question. "What is that?" each observer asked. Yes, it was that bad. The hotel, Westin, had a beautiful lobby but the restaurant was shameful.

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GarrettK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

It felt like I was in a Denny’s for a date night and the food wasn’t great.

Zocca
Responded on December 14, 2020

Dear GarrettK, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We have shared your comments with our leadership team and our Chef. We do hope that you give us another chance. If you'd like to discuss further, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your feedback.

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Abby
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Really enjoyed it!!!

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vipLori
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. My only disappointment was that the meals shown on their website were not on the menu. They show scallops, not on menu. It was pasta, pizza, and burgers/sandwiches.

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vipJosephG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside seating at the restaurant was excellent, service outstanding and food excellent. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we ordered off their menu and their raspberry lemon drop was delish!!!!!! Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my girlfriends birthday and really enjoyed it! The server was very friendly and talkative and made us feel very welcome here. The food was also great, especially the desert. Would definitely come back.

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rockymajic2002F
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate out on the terrace in front of the river and it was very pleasant. I did expect the food to be a little bit more upscale with a little bit more variety. We ordered a couple of pasta dishes that were good but nothing to write home about. The fried ravioli appetizer was really delicious.

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JanineC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere on the patio. The pizza was great!

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vipdavidv
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good but a very limited menu due to Covid. Great view of the river walk from the outdoor patio.

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JARTexas
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dining. I look forward to visiting again when Zocca offers their full menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an excellent job of making our anniversary special!

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KarenB
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty limited menu, but very good. Right on the quiet end of the Riverwalk. We were looking for a bite to eat with outdoor dining before going to the light show at the San Fernando Cathedral . tTis was a perfect location to walk there from. Parking rates at the lot acroos the street from the Westin (where Zocca is located) were ridiculous, however.

Zocca
Responded on October 16, 2020

KarenB, Thank you so much for your time to share your experience. I have some GREAT news; as we reopen, our Chef is adding back items each week. We are so excited to be open and we hope you come back and see us as we continue to add back to our menu. Thank you so much for dining with us! We appreciate your business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations not knowing this was the second day they were reopened (they shut down during COVID). Food was delicious, drinks were great, service was great- thanks to Orlando and the team! They were fun and really attentive. We ate outside and it was right on the Riverwalk. We will go back. Parking garage is right across the street plus this is located in the Westin which had valet parking as well. Mosquitos got one of our party- bring spray. We had a great time and really enjoyed our dining experience.

Zocca
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your review and for dining with us during our re-opening weekend. We are thrilled to welcome back guests dining with us. We are delighted to hear that the service you experienced was great, along with the food and drinks. We strive to exceed our guests expectations, so we will be sure to share and recognize the team. Thank you for dining with us and thank you for your time to share your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great Service but I wish they would have acknowledged my guests birthday. Everything else was wonderful.

Zocca
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I am delighted to hear it was overall a wonderful experience. We will be sure to share your feedback regarding your special event. Thank you for sharing so we can be sure this doesn't happen again. We love to recognize special occasions. Thank you for dining with us and thank you for your time to share your feedback.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELISH. The service was outstanding. We were a party of 8, so 4 kids (8 to 12yrs old) and 4 adults. I wasn't sure how loud our party was going to be but it was all manageable. Did I say the food was Delicious?!

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Blochs
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience while on vacation -- before the heat of the storm hit with COVID-19 in Minnesota. Thank you for letting us forget our worries and enjoy a wonderful dinner with your gorgeous outdoor seating, considerate wait staff, and incredible food. Best wishes with all that you are contending with around this uncharted global experience. -The Blochs from MN

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Setting was very nice along the Riverwalk. The soup and salad were very good but the pizza was poor. Crust flavorless, sauce watery and too sweet. Waiter was inattentive, asked for refills but never received.

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vipNoFo
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of seven. Zocca was a genial place to have a reunion of old friends. The food was quite good, though the portions were too hearty to finish after ordering an appetizer and dessert was out of the question.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! They are so polite, and the food was exceptional! It’s tucked away in a nice corner and hard to spot, but so worth it!

Zocca
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience with excellent food and service. We will be sure to share with out entire team.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location and service, the food was good but not enough to justify the cost.

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KevinW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Zocca did a great job accommodating us and explaining specials! Service was spot on!
I would recommend Zocca for a date night or special occasion.

FAQs

Zocca does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Zocca is rated 3.7 stars by 941 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.

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