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Bella On The River

106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-404-2355
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (99 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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1 - 10 of 836 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so fortunate to be able to get into this small place without reservations (take note!). The food was fantastic and the staff jovial. No shortcuts in the kitchen here.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Going to Bella's for dinner was the highlight of our week in San Antonio for a convention. This small restaurant is a gem, with outstanding food and service. Highly recommended, with a mix of light and robust offerings. I enjoyed the Texas redfish immensely, others...More

Thank qiconsults
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really felt like Italian and chose Bella because of its good reviews on TA and closeby location. It is a small restaurant but to us that was fine. That is how many if not most places are in Europe. It was not too noisy...More

Thank Alyson H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in an old building, lots of charm but tables very close to each other, a few tables outside. Along with Biga and Boudros, these are the restaurants where you should eat if you are on the riverwalk, are foodies, and not afraid to spend...More

Thank stevenhoward2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has gotten great reviews but my experience was good but not great. Nice ambiance but tables real close and place was loud. I was bummed that they did not serve cocktails. The olive oil dipole the bread was not to my liking as...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never review places. Until today. I Chose this restaurant based on the great reviews. First, know that This restaurant is not handicapped accessible. That didn't bother me even though I am disabled. My desire for good Italian forced me to forge on. I made...More

Thank Leticia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, the steak was awful and the rest of the food was just ok. We made reservations for a Wednesday night. Arrived to a VERY noisy, tight, crowded room, thinking this must be some great food. We were "greeted" by a slightly surly, unsmiling man...More

Thank mayhem03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of many restaurants on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. It was recommended by a friend. It's a nice, quaint place. Food was delicious. They had a lobster and scallop special that was excellent! The paella was delicious. The strawberry salad was one...More

Thank Almalittles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say that others haven't said about this restaurant? It is so good! The service was impeccable, the appetizers and the main course. The dessert was delicious too. The chicken dish with the lemon butter sauce was my favorite. The ambience makes it...More

Thank MrsAgiedc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little restaurant on the river with a fabulous ambience. The food was divine and the servers were so nice and friendly. They were happy to share the history of the location with us even though they were quite busy. My husband...More

Thank Okie11
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TMO_11
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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Sheila R
31 July 2016|
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Response from mermaid939 | Reviewed this property |
They have a separate gluten free menu. Food is delicious.
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Belinda M
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Meals
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
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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