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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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“paella” (108 reviews)
“pistachio cake” (62 reviews)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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

I researched restaurants in San Antonio, looking for good food, good service, ambience, and a reasonably quiet venue so I could carry on a conversation and actually hear my table mate. Bella had several good reviews, specifically mentioning the good food, the quiet, and since...More

Thank sjtraveler2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had! The setting was small and welcoming, our waiter was so friendly. Such a fun night!

Thank slcbritt13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary last fall! Our reservations at Boudro's were cancelled (without them telling us..very disappointing) so we were scrambling to find somewhere to eat for our anniversary. Bella's went above and beyond to fit us in so that...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last evening we discovered our new favorite "get a way" in town. It was our anniversary and we were totally overwhelmed ! At first we were both surprised by the size of the seating area. It was very intimate and the brick reminded us of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Bella tonite to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Service by Samantha was outstanding. Food was equally outstanding. Kitchen was extremely accommodating in preparing the Steak Florentine to my wife’s wishes. Bread pudding & Salted Caramel ice cream were great finishes to the dinner....More

Thank Vinomansa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Bella were very welcoming and friendly, our waiter was attentive and nice, The food was very good and we sat on the patio under the 100-year-old fig tree growing out of the stone wall tthat the tour boats all mentioned as they...More

Thank shearpamela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars simply isn't enough for Bella on the River. We're a couple that have eaten at restaurants in America, Asia, Europe and more - and Bella on the River was by far the best steak we have ever experienced. The food was of an...More

Thank amy_rp1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, intimate restaurant, right on the riverwalk, with wonderful food and service. The appetizer was disappointing - we got the fried calamari, but we only got about 3-5 pieces of calamari. The rest was fried onion and something else... The entree was great. I got...More

Thank RADdoc_TX
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 July 2018

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
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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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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