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Bella On The River

106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-404-2355
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (108 reviews)
“pistachio cake” (61 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am going to run out of superlaticves to ceritique this place. Bella's is located in the basement of what was once the Twohig building. it's on San Antonio's Riverwalk, which itself is an attraction. Bella, physically, is a smallish grotto in stone walls, crowded...More

Thank TR26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamb chops the evening we visited were well cooked and flavorful. Tiny tables and tiny space in basement of old building. Enter from the riverwalk and tucked away at the end near Hotel Mokara and Omni Mansion del Rio. The menu is not huge. Beef...More

Thank Smujmu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and cozy, quaint, with great food and sevice, will be on our forever list to visit when in San Antonio.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was impeccable. We loved the ambiance. The Eggplant, Redfish, and filet were top notch. Can’t wait to visit again!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hard to find gem along the river walk is a gem. With few tables get there early. Though the menu is limited the food is great. It has an Italian flare with seafood the focal point but there is something for everyone.

Thank Irwin49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent .mi had read reviews about the eggplant appetizers and had to try it. I5 was wonderful. We also tried the fried Ravioli and that too was so good. Our main courses were excellent as well. Because we were celebrating our 29th...More

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from the tables outside along the river being slightly cramped, the food, service, menu and interior were very nice. The steak, mussels, red fish were excellent.

Thank safetypro1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our recent dinner at Bella. Our waiter, Nathan, was on his game helping us choose through the menu. I see on Trip Advisor that there have been several opinions on the paella. Well, mark me down as thumbs up...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had an excellent meal here. The quarters were a little cramped, but it gave it a cozy feel, as did the décor. It's not your typical Italian restaurant, if that's what you're looking for. But if you're looking for an high quality joint on...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there last night and absolutely loved the setting and atmosphere all around. The manager Steven made us feel right at home and was very professional. The food was outstanding as every ingredient was fresh and tasty. The fried mushroom ravioli was really good...More

Thank Steve R
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from kavithasrinivasan | Reviewed this property |
No - usually wine
March 31, 2018|
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Response from D6830KAdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Yes,,, full bar and great wine list.
March 11, 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!
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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