Great food and company!
Zocca has PHENOMENAL GLUTEN FREE food! Everything was cooked to perfection without cross-contamination, bursting with a great combination of flavor and presented with such eloquence! The style, setting, lighting, ombiance and energy of the restaurant was very comfortable and romantic. Every staff member provided us with exquisite service and treated us like family. The valet parking was a great bonus of service with convenience!
Most importantly of all, we were treated with absolute respect as a same gender couple celebrating our 15 year anniversary which is almost nonexistent in today's society. They were so amazing to dine with and went above and beyond the call of duty of excellent service! They even surprised us with complimentary chocolate covered strawberries, fancy chocolate treats and champagne! It was so wonderful to feel like a normal person ordering gluten free food, even down to the bread they served. My wife had the Pescatore which paired perfectly with the Tuscan Filet that I ordered. The flavors of both dishes worked well together in sharing bites without ruining the taste either dish. We were astounded to order a bottle of pino noir made in the birthplace of my wife, dated the year we got married! Zocca was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT in every way possible. We officially found a new regular spot to enjoy our nights eating out. We highly recommend this beautiful gem!
The service was laughably slow and there was almost no one else in the restaurant. The young man was polite, but needed supervision on prompt service. Had to ask 3 times for just a coffee which took about 20 minutes. The only reason to eat here is great gluten free pasta, which is difficult to come by. The cream brûlé was certainly from a package as it had that jello texture, not the cream one expects.
Great pasta. Large portions. Will go back again. The desserts were excellent. Highly recommended.
Service was very slow, told the server we had theatre tickets and didnt seem to care, food was cold, but we didnt have time to send it back, but the theatre plans.
Nice food but the restaurant was very quiet, no atmosphere but the food was good.
Restaurant was ice cold. Staff claimed restaurant is dependent on hotel's heating system which doesn't allow proper heating of lower level floors. Reserved table for 6 with the request "weather permitting patio table please". When we arrived table was setup outside even though the temperature there was 46F. Food was good... but service and ambiance was way below expectations. Had we not been too tired for switching the venue we would have left. Would definitely never consider going back!
The pasta dishes were too stiff on the sauce. The pasta itself seemed over cooked. It is not real Italian.
We decided to eat at the hotel and found that Zocca was not just a very pleasant spot to have dinner, right on the River Walk, but offered great food and very friendly service. We really enjoyed our evening and would recommend the restaurant to anyone. The bar is also very convenient and has a good selection of wines, beers and cocktails.
One of our favorite go to restaurants downtown. Easy to get to and quietest place on the river.
Great location but the food was cold and the poor waiter had way too many tables
I would recommend the ambience, not necessarily the food
Menu was very limited for a hotel restaurant. The pasta dish was prepared with to much lemon and overpowered the crab and sauce. The salad didn’t have enough dressing and was dry. Our service was very slow. Our waiter Jason was pleasant but too chatty. We waited 45 minutes for entree’s and a table next to us were served pasta entrees within 15 minutes actually at the same time as ours was served. Not unacceptable.
Ate 2 nd night. Waiter outside had new baby and shared way to much personal information. We couldn’t get him to stop talking and bring our dessert. We understand he needed to talk about the birth however enough!
Went on a Thursday for dinner. Underwhelming limited menu, wish that I had previewed it prior to going.
It wasn’t busy, but service was very slow. It’s a typical hotel restaurant & bar.
Nice atmosphere quite for be in the river walk in San Antonio
This was my third meal at Zocca, but the first time in about 6 or more months. I had chosen it because in my previous experiences the food had been really wonderful and the service was excellent. Tonight the service was still excellent but the food was very disappointing. Each rib of the rack of lamb was very fatty and had been, simply, just cooked ... no sautéing or glazing to give it more taste and eye appeal. The polenta lasagna “just didn’t make it” according to my guest who ordered it. She ate a small amount and did not wish to take rest home. I had gone there expecting the previously wonderful calamari with a delicious sauce (which had been on the website menu this afternoon) but it had been replaced by a dish that included calamari and shrimp, peppers and several other food entities and did not sound appetizing .. just “different” and struggling to make a culinary statement. Although it was not the fault of the restaurant, the final disappointment was that the table of 6 next to us was so incredibly loud that my guest and I could not hear each other’s conversation. I won’t go back.
Good food menu, reasonable prices, portions huge (prefer smaller), delicious! Really good cocktails but only 3 on happy hour menu. Excellent wait staff. Seating inside with good view of the River Walk and shaded outdoor tables when weather permits. Would recommend.
I was there during lunch and it was very peaceful. The dish I got was delicious!!!
Visited this restaurant six years ago and it was wonderful. We had brunch with a group of 16 and staff was great!
Came back for moms 77th birthday with family weekend. Although I called the restaurant several times prior, I could not get through, so I asked the concierge from Hotel Contessa to get a message to them to see if they could make my moms celebration special. When we arrived I mentioned this to the waitress and she seemed to know, but also seemed put out by me following up with her. The food was awful and for what we paid, I felt we should’ve gone somewhere else. I was very disappointed in service and quality of food. This restaurant may have had a recent renovation, it lacks in all areas. Not recommending.
Friends lunch for restaurant week. We all loved every course at our table by the window overlooking the Riverwalk. Great service but ... there was no one else there most of the time. Don’t know how they’d be when more crowded.
We enjoyed our dinner at Zocca. The food was good, and the menu included some interesting and unique items beyond the standard dishes you commonly find at Italian restaurants.
Excellent service, delicious food, and the convenience of it being located in the hotel was nice.
Great yogurt parfait. I’m not even a fan of yogurt parfaits. I also had the salmon. Delish. Our server was great too. All in all a great experience. Good ambiance, food and service. What more can you ask for.
Great gluten free restaurant.
Awesome food - Zocca has the best gluten free menu I've seen in an Italian restaurant, bar none. Food, from both the regular menu and the gluten free, was amazing. Sat outside so noise was minimal, don't know about inside.
The food and wine was good and it was relaxing
The Bolognese pasta was not very tasty with very few specks of meat, not seasoned, blah.
The raspberry dessert was pitiful. I took one bite and left the remaining.
I book a table for wedding anniversary dinner and ask 3 times during the day to have table ready. Did not happen even if the resto was not busy. Food was dry and obviously pasta have been standing under heater too long, service was poor and unprofessional and never got chance to order vine etc... totally overrated, staff incompetent and most probably not well managed. Only location make sense on the riverwalk.
Our waiter greeted us in a way that made us feel like the most important guests of the night. He kept our glasses full and the bread basket warm. The food was incredibly savory. We were sat next to the window so we can see the river walk, it was very calming and enjoyable. This was a very important night for my wife and I. Last weekend alone without children before a deployment to Afghanistan. We will definitely come back for dinner when I return home.
Excellent service and quality tastes! Welcoming from start to finish, and knowledgeable regarding our food allergies. We’ve already been back.
Lunch outside by the Riverwalk was wonderful. We took our young grandchildren out for lunch. The waitress was very good with them. She made it easy for us. Excellent food.
It was nice and relaxed compared to the other side of the riverwalk. Food was amazing. Never heard of Italian ceviche and it was amazing! Recommend!
Excellent service, great atmosphere, wonderful wine, however, the food was very bland. I was disappointed in the entree. The ambiance and 5-star service made up for the less than average entree though. It was an overall great night. I’d return for Happy Hour but not for dinner.
Food was delicious and the servers had high energy and were very friendly!
The food is amazing, unlike anything I've ever eaten! Our waiter Orlando went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. The atmosphere is a bit more relaxed than I expected, which was nice.
Poor service. One of the appetizers was forgotten completely, water was refilled only once, drinks left empty for a long time (could have ordered two more rounds had the server paid attention).
Food was average at best. Seafood pasta was swimming in oil and the pea risotto was very over cooked.
Our experience was outstanding. The wait staff were very kind and friendly. It was fantastic sitting inside but being able to look out on the river walk. I would definitely recommend Zocca’s restaurant to anyone.
Our waiter Jason made our Anniversary so special! He was so helpful with food choices and was so knowledgeable about the menu! Highly recommend!!!! Amazing food & service!!!!
Reminded me of a school cafeteria or pizza parlor.
Great food and ambiance right on the riverwalk. The wait is little long after the order even though it is not busy