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$$ - $$$
Uptown Broadway
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555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8353
+1 210-828-5191
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a higher-end restaurant in the city, I went in with high expectations. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was very elegant. But the meal itself...sort of pedestrian. The salad that came with the meal was nothing more than lettuce in a dish covered with a fairly bland dressing. The bread that came with the meal was tough and a... More 

Thank Matthew H
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited San Antonio's Riverwalk in early March during spring break. The riverwalk was filled shoulder-to-shoulder with people and waits at nearly all restaurants were running 45 minutes+. We looked at a number of places, but we, were getting hungry so we settled for quick seating at Paesano's. The tables on the patio are very tight. One companion ordered the... More 

Thank MichiganWildflower
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere.Our server Ginger provided us Great prompt service! The Shrimp Paesano is AWESOME! The tenderloin melts in your mouth. Best meal this year!!!

Thank mcasteel917
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must once a week for my wife and I. And, when company arrives, you can always count on us being in Paesanos for dinner. Try the Mexican Martinis and only if Rebecca is the bar tender. Also the shrimp Paesano and snapper stuffed with crab meat. If you need a private function, Trisha is the best... More 

Thank 880koyt
Alamo Heights, Texas
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve enjoyed Joe Paesano’s food since before I was born. Craving Italian, my mother dined at the original location often while carrying me. The Lincoln Heights location hosted my rehearsal dinner a few years ago; my baby sister’s rehearsal dinner was held at the 1604 location. I’ve treated wide range of guests to dinner at this restaurant: a Catholic Monsignor,... More 

Thank 78209Hungry_Dad
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our wait time was an hour or more, very crowded and slow service. Prom season or graduation events contributed to the crowded atmosphere. The food was average, we chose not to return when we came back to San Antonio for a later visit with family.

Thank anmo75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Shrimp Paesanos is excellent. I get it every time. Dinner comes with pasta and house salad. I always choose the same lemon butter sauce that is on the shrimp for the pasta. For a bit more you can order the "special" salad not on the menu that has harts of palm and artichokes. My husband had a choice of Osso... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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346 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We made reservations on Open Table for 6:00 pm and we're glad we did. It was already busy and had many people waiting to get in as we left. It was a Saturday night. There were four of us, and we all loved our dinners: veal saltimboca, chicken Marsala, surf & turf, and shrimp with gluten-free pasta. I added one... More 

Thank kmsmolen
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful restaurant! The sourdough bread is to die for and the just keep it coming! The Shrimp Paesano is the best meal I have ever had any where! Their special salad is loaded with avocado, artichoke, and hearts of palm. Absolutely amazing food!

Thank DrJRN
San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My office just conducted a fabulous annual holiday luncheon at this Paesanos. We had 75 people sequestered comfortably in the lovely Solarium. The setting allowed for privacy, intimacy and a scenic golf course. The food, service and ambiance exceeded all expectations. This is a perfect place for a team celebration!

Thank Clare C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-8353
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-5191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?