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Rio de Gelato

102 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
+1 210-223-0800
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“gelato” (86 reviews)
“pizza” (50 reviews)
“gelateria” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
102 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

BEST coffee ever. The owner was extremely nice and talked to us about the different Italian coffee he served. The gelato was really good as well. We stayed at a hotel across the shop and came back more than twice to get different coffees. If...More

Thank Beti M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We ordered a meatball & pepperoni pizza and the owner told us it would take about 10 minutes longer since the meatballs are made fresh. No problem since we had plenty of time. It was definitely worth the wait--the sliced meatballs melted in our mouths...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We left the convention center and walked to the restaurant thinking it opened at 12:00. Arriving about 12:40 found it didn't open until 1:00. There was no question--we sat outside and waited until it opened. The pizza is wonderful and the crust outstanding, then to...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My family and I had a great experience at Rio de Gelato a couple of years ago during Christmas. We were headed back to our car after a long day on The Riverwalk and really wanted some gelato. Unfortunately we found that Rio de Gelato...More

Thank WildWithAnE
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Family owned gelateria in the La Villita Historic of San Antonio. This is a great place to stop in for pizza, sandwiches, salads and pastries while shopping or sight-seeing. And the ice cold gelato is so welcome on a hot day. My favorite flavor was...More

Thank johnniedetx
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We stopped here on our walk because we wanted some great gelato. The guy behind the counter was very nice, making suggestions, explaining flavors, etc. It's a little pricey ($7 for a two scoop cup) and the gelato was too icy, not smooth. Of course,...More

Thank Dave M
RDG-102, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Ciao Dave, thank you for sharing your experience. We're sorry that your visit was less than desirable, however, our gelato is not solely based on Roman tradition. As with all Italian cuisine, gelato, is highly variable depending on region; and since our family strives to...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After spending a VERY HOT afternoon visiting the San Antonio missions, we searched for ice cream, but could find any parking downtown (we didn't want to pay the all-dat fee that many lots charge) so we headed back to the hotel… and lo and behold,...More

Thank Jim A
RDG-102, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Ciao Jim, We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit, and we thank you for your business. Next time y'all are visiting the downtown Alamo City, please feel free to stop by as it will be our pleasure to serve y'all...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

just stumbled into this place,came back 2nd time, the pizza and the gelato are all made from scratch , the gelato was above average and the pizza was very good - the only problem - they have only 1 size pizza (16") or buy by...More

Thank wallywilbur
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nothing really stands out here but nothing is a turn off except that it seems to close early if it doesn't have customers. The ice cream is good, the paninis so-so, and the pizza, well, go to a pizzeria. Stick with gelato

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop by for some gelato on our way to our car. They also serve pizzas and other Italian dishes. This establishment is conveniently located near a few public parking lots. Only two tables had customers, but since we only wanted gelato we headed...More

Thank saleafpeepers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-223-0800
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Ciao! We are a locally owned & operated pizzeria that features a full Italian café as well as a complete gelato bar. Our menu items are freshly prepared daily according to our own pastime family recipes. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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