111 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.425241 -98.489094
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central San Antonio
Meditteranean salad, Yummy!!!!!!!!! – This place is one of my favorites, the setting is nice, the service is great, a cool spot on the Riverwalk!
I rate it better than the place on Basse, they don't have the meditteranean salad.
I'll stick with Paesano's in the heart of SA...the riverwalk!
Yuck – My husband had been raving about this place so we went and he was talking about the garlic shrimp with spaghetti. i tried one of his and it was allright, the pasta was a mess and a REALLY small amount for hte high price. i got the soup of the day..it was a lobster bisque. HUGE mistake. it was sooooo fishy..i almost threw up. I told the waiter and he apologized, then my salad came out. another disaester. It looked like it had been threw a hurricane and just looked so un appitizing and i tried it and it was. The waiter and manager were great and comped the meal..so kudos on the service but the food is NOT good
Great food but poor service – My husband had ravioli & I had lasagna. Both were amazing. However, the host was absurdly snobby when we entered the restaurant/as we were seated and our waiter was terrible. The waiter's recommendation for a chianti was the most expensive on the list (shocking!) and he kept trying to take our plates away before we were completely finished eating. It was strange. Water glasses weren't refilled and once we said we weren't interested in dessert, we almost never saw him again. I definitely wouldn't rush back to this restaurant but it's a shame because the food really is great.
Fantastic Italian and Seafood – So there are three Paesano's in San Antonio. There's the riverwalk one which is the only one listed on city search but there's also one in the quarry as well as another location on highway 1604. I suppose the riverwalk adds to the ambiance but they serve the same food for the same price. Let me say this is one of the better italian restaurants in a city saturated with texmex.
They have fantastic pasta dishes but I prefer the seafood. They serve bread which is always a plus but you should order a pre-meal snack. The shrimp paesano is the best thing to order by far - get it as an appetizer and then order one of the pasta dishes or the fish. It's all fantastic.
They also have a wine server (i don't know the actual term) but he's a guy who is thoroughly educated in wine to help in the ordering process...Classy. Ask for help, the man is always dead on.
This is one hell of a place to take a date. It's moderately priced for a very nice meal. For you and your date and a bottle of wine your looking at somewhere around $100 even which, as expensive as that sounds, is sopmewhat reasonable. It sure as hell isn't as expensive as Ruth Chris (by the way - overrated).
Honestly, this is a great dinner place with great food, good, but more importantly, knowledgable service, and classy atmosphere. Take your date here, or your parents, or your dates parents and you'll find a middle of the road (price wise) resturant that everyone can find something they like. Give it a shot.
The checkered tableclothes are missing, but all the romance of a good Italian meal remains.
– The Scene
Set in a stylish, post-industrial warehouse interior, the wooden tables glow with the kind of soft candlelight that says "classy Italian restaurant." Although the patrons are mainly groups of tourists and conventioneers, you can easily lose yourself in the rich tastes and mellow mood. The attentive but never-hovering staff delivers laid back service (a rarity on the Riverwalk) that allows time to enjoy each course.
While Paesanos clearly devoted a lot of attention and money to designing the modernistic, raw metal and wood decor, it's nice to note that they haven't skimped on the food. The goat cheese appetizer complements a red wine perfectly and the main courses are delicious. The ravioli offers a rich taste more complex than usually found in this often bland dish. For the more adventurous, the trout is fresh and delightfully seasoned, although you'll have to be patient, it takes awhile to prepare.
Riverwalks Best – My wife and I dine here almost everytime we visit S.A. - never been disappointed. Shrimp Paesano is great as is fresh fish, pastas - noisey, but still comfortable and enjoy the "people watching" from the terrace.
Go to Basse – I didn't really enjoy this restaurant as much as I thought I would. I loved the Basse Paesanos, it was so so good. I wonder of the chef's are different, cause the food is much better.
However, the scenery is great being that it's on the Riverwalk, really romantic so to speak! The food isn't bad, it's actually pretty good.
I just favor the other Paesanos ...
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