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Bella On The River

106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-404-2355
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (92 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First a suggestion - make a reservation even if it's only a day ahead - this restaurant is TINY compared to some of the other ones on the Riverwalk and as we dined, we saw a steady stream of people enter the restaurant only to...More

Thank hopslewis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Truly excellent food and service, start to finish. Small restaurant with a team that cares whether you leave happy. They know their menu and wine list and will make sure you make good choices. Reservation required. Try the bruschetta gluten free on eggplant. Really excellent....More

Thank thereareplaces
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a really good meal at Bella. The restaurant is small and the staff was quite friendly. Everything we ate was excellent.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A quaint place by the Riverwalk.. A nice cozy setup.. An extensive Vegetarian Menu as compared to other restaurants.. bang on with flavours... what more could you ask for a lovely evening.. prior reservations at this place is recommend, although the host was kind enough...More

Thank Manish_Ritika
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends in Houston took us there and had tried twice over the past year to get a reservation. As luck would have it, we were there when a big parade was happening for Fiesta and downtown was closed off. Luckily for us there were...More

Thank Udan_khatola
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this was my 2nd time going and experience was just like last time! AMAZING!!! The food and service are excellent. Great ambiance in the evening. MUST GO

Thank Josh D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific place to entertain a small to medium size group on the river. Close to numerous attractions and hot spots.

Thank Pilot-Mike558
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited seating, reservations recommended, waitstaff informative and attentive. Cuisine makes for true dining experience from appetizers to the entrees. Good bar and winelist. AAA experience!

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have to book well ahead to secure one of the ~6 outdoor tables but I prefer the inside which is small , bustling and welcoming as are the hosts. Great bruschetta and calamari to start and the paella and Filet were very good....More

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be seated right under the glorious fig tree, on a beautiful evening, along the riverwalk. So in addition to some yummy food (don't miss the polenta), we waved to all the boats passing by. Only about 6 tables outside so...More

Thank SavannahDiningdiva
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there elevator access to the restaurant level? One review says there are stairs and the river level seating is small.
12 March 2017|
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Response from MARK K | Reviewed this property |
There is no elevator that I saw. My impression was that the river seating was highly desirable and filled quickly.
Sheila R
Do you have gluten-free options?
31 July 2016|
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Response from mermaid939 | Reviewed this property |
They have a separate gluten free menu. Food is delicious.
Belinda M
how close is it to the hilton?
24 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
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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.