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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” (98 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a small intimate location, if you're not paying attention you will walk right by. But the food, oh the food!!! It is perfect, and tastes like heaven! Great portion sizes, on the higher scale of price, but worth it!!

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place for food and ambiance! We sat outside Christmas eve 2016 for my husbands birthday - perfect weather and lighting. Food is always outstanding. We returned in March for appetizers and wine at the bar. Had a great time!

Thank lovetotrynewplaces
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food - one of my best recent dining experiences . I had the chilled asparagus soup which was super tasty , with two chunks of tasty shrimp. For the main course , I had the NZ lamb chops - I ordered it medium rare...More

1  Thank sdgt625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to celebrate my wife's birthday. We walked in the front door and were warmly greeted. They sat us immediately at a nice corner table. Patrick, our server, made great suggestions for the wine and the meal. I had the mussels as a starter and...More

Thank GoesBoom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked in without a reservation as a single and was seated at a small table. Waiter was very attentive. They had a decent wine list. I had the kale salad, filet, and bread pudding. All were excellent in taste and presentation. The restaurant is...More

Thank AprilFool27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I selected Bella on the River and was very pleased I did. Being on my own, I sat at the small, but very comfortable bar. The bartender / waitress mad an excellent suggestion on a glass of wine and confirmed my choice for what turned...More

Thank David_J_from_Cville
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a table a week in advance to sit outside near the river and when I got there everything went perfectly. The weather was perfect and we sat under the beautifully lit tree outside near the river. Our server was David and he was amazing!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It started raining right after we were seated which caused a little bit of mayhem for the owner but he made it work. So we were greeted by the owner when we arrived and he sat us down at a small table for two right...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday, as she really wanted a good paella for her birthday, and after seeing all the review we decided to give it a try. We started with the Pork belly, and let me tell you it was really...More

Thank Andreu G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch restaurant in all respects. Great food, atmosphere and service. A reservation is suggested and we had one. Seated right away. Overlooking the San Antonio River Walk. Good selection of wine and beer. No spirits. Best salted caramel ice cream I have had in...More

Thank Michael Q
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15 August 2017|
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Response from S M | Reviewed this property |
I would assume they can. we went late in the evening and it was crowded.
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!
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Eat like a local, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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