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Bella On The River

106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-404-2355
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (95 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reserved a table a week in advance to sit outside near the river and when I got there everything went perfectly. The weather was perfect and we sat under the beautifully lit tree outside near the river. Our server was David and he was amazing!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It started raining right after we were seated which caused a little bit of mayhem for the owner but he made it work. So we were greeted by the owner when we arrived and he sat us down at a small table for two right...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday, as she really wanted a good paella for her birthday, and after seeing all the review we decided to give it a try. We started with the Pork belly, and let me tell you it was really...More

Thank Andreu G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top notch restaurant in all respects. Great food, atmosphere and service. A reservation is suggested and we had one. Seated right away. Overlooking the San Antonio River Walk. Good selection of wine and beer. No spirits. Best salted caramel ice cream I have had in...More

Thank Michael Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent .. Nice location but over priced in my opinion . Seating a bit uncomfortable but would still recommend dinning here .the red fish was delicious

Thank DAN P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, wine and service were fabulous. The paella was as good as any I've ever had. We also had the mussels and a fennel salad. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at Bella this week. It's a lovely place with terrific food and excellent service. My wife had the Texas redfish that was pan seared to perfection. I ordered the seafood paella and it was the best I've tasted anywhere...More

Thank jfoxca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint location in the river. Great food and good service. According to the waitress the menu changes frequently so you can't rely on what you see on line. My only disappointment was it was beer and wine only. No liquor!?!?

Thank DonD1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I chose this destination based on word of mouth from our Embassy suites rep. Very good food and terrific service, but expect to pay for this service. Very good, but a little pricey.

Thank S M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. We had the a pizza and eggplant parmesan. The service was excellent and attentive in spite of being really busy! The atmosphere was great for couples and we really enjoyed it there! Would go back!

Thank WillTheTraveler17
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11 March 2017|
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Response from solcito_cr | Reviewed this property |
No elevator on site. however, they have tables on the sidewalk, at Riverwalk level. We visited in January and it was a bit chilly, even with torches on. We eat inside (upstairs) Wonderful place!
Sheila R
30 July 2016|
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Response from mermaid939 | Reviewed this property |
They have a separate gluten free menu. Food is delicious.
Belinda M
23 June 2016|
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Response from mroyse | Reviewed this property |
5 minute walk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Formerly Dolores del Rio Ristorante)
    (St Mary)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-404-2355
We are local and independently owned and feature Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Chef Sean Fletcher leads the kitchen crew and with Sous Chef Anthony Grabda has established an outstanding menu focused on creativity, balance, quality, and value. Our small and intimate dining room and wine bar is one of the most unique and special places on the River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, the United States, and maybe the World. It's literally like walking up off the River Walk into a small Spanish bistro or Italian grotto with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and its cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Our professional and friendly staff will always treat you with a 'We Are Glad You're Here" attitude. We are proud to be the 2016 San Antonio Express News Critics' Choice for The Best River Walk Dining! Please join us for dinner.
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