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“Great Gelato”
Review of Rio de Gelato

Rio de Gelato
Ranked #12 of 121 Dessert in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly
Description: 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!
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, this place was just one block away. We walked over, but we arrived a little bit earlier than their opening time of 5:00 pm. They saw us peeking in & could probably tell that we were melting, so they opened up early and let us in for some gelato. It was DELICIOUS! Artisan gelatos are made there fresh daily -- so we recommend you give this place a try!

(They serve pizza, coffees & other desserts too.)

Thank Jim A
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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 again.
Have a great weekend,
-Alfredo & Family, RDG

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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 the slice , but nothing is ready - you have to wait for the slice- normal to wait for whole pizza but would have liked another smaller size - plus limited hours, if you can deal with that - good value

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Thank wallywilbur
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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
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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 to the counter to look at the selections and waited. And waited. And waited. We felt a bit awkward just waiting and looking about. Finally we heard a voice saying "someone will be right with you". Ok. Kept waiting. Then someone else came out of the kitchen to deliver a pizza to one of the tables and told us the same thing. He walked back to kitchen. Kept waiting. Then the first voice appeared and repeated the same thing (3rd time we had heard it in at least 5 minutes). He walked behind the counter , yes, to take our order. Not even. He picked up a mop and walked to wipe up a small or non visible spot about 2 feet from where we were. I know I'm rambling but remember the place was not busy. Both tables now had their food and we were still kept waiting. Finally first voice came and asked what we wanted and told us "only two samples per person". We had been waiting so long we must have read that sign several times along with the menu and prices. Oh and he repeated "only two samples per person" again. Not sure why. Good home made gelato with some creativeness in their flavors. The food probably is good too. But the service left a lot to be desired. We got our gelato and went to sit in the now empty dining area. Will recommend their honey lavender vanilla and the squash praline. Very tasty. Oh and carry a water bottle like I do. Their water dispenser was empty.

Thank saleafpeepers
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stopped by for a pizza and left really full! The crust was crispy and tasted amazing. The toppings tasted fresh and had a lot on it. My daughter got the pepperoni pizza, but it was a little spicy. But she at the rest easily.

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Thank txsswtpie
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