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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

have eaten here many times, the eggplant Josephine is amazing, The sea food paea is something everyone should try. Great atmosphere on the river. due to location prices are a little higher than out side of the river walk but well worth it.

Thank michaellS1285ZN
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint small quiet place on the Riverwalk that serves the most delicious Mediterranean Italian style cuisine. We had the Bella pasta it was a seafood pasta with the fettuccine sauce with mussels,clams and rockshrimp that was light and delicious with snow peas...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very socialble waitress. Food was very tasty, portions not big - I like it, dislike to throw food away.

Thank Наталия С
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small and cozy restaurant along the Riverwalk. Food and service were excellent. If you love lamb, try their lamb chops. Delicious! No spirits served but an excellent selection of wines and beers. Reservations a must since it is so small.

Thank MMB101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outdoors along the riverwalk. Bella is located near one end of the main portion and therefore has slightly less foot traffic in front which is nice. Wait staff very friendly and efficient. Always there when we needed something. Everything we tried was excellent....More

1  Thank BreckTex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend chose this restaurant for dinner on the night that he proposed. We loved sitting outside by the river on a less touristy side. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious! We had mussels appetizers then a filet mignon and a...More

Thank Mica R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After work, at a late dinner at Bella. Very hot outside so ate inside the quant restaurant. Had the redfish with asparagagus and mushrooms on the side. Very tasty. Salted Caramel ice cream dessert was nice on a hot night. Recommend you visit for a...More

Thank ron c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed everything! Outstanding food, great wine list, but, above all, I have to say that Patrick, the manager, and Emma, our server, made our evening extra special. We arrived earlier than expected and Patrick was wonderful. We even had a glass of complimentary prosecco while...More

Thank PCI03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a few business colleagues and sat outside next to the river walk. Very helpful waiter and they were willing to make some changes to accommodate since I am a vegetarian. Honestly you need to run and get a taste of the best handmade...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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1 April 2018|
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Response from kavithasrinivasan | Reviewed this property |
No - usually wine
1 April 2018|
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Response from D6830KAdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Yes,,, full bar and great wine list.
12 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!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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