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Paesanos

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Uptown Broadway
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555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-5191
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 112
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions, well prepared food, service can be hit or miss

We visit this Paesanos only a few times a year when we are in the Quarry shopping. Every time has been a good visit. The service can be awesome or slow - but the food is very very good. All of the italian "standard" dishes are large - two chicken breasts for example along with a side of pasta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Scuba_Divers
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Honestly, I love Italian food and have been to a wide range of Italian restaurants across the country, but Paesano's is by far the best! On a recent business trip, my hosts treated me to dinner at this location (I have also had great experiences on the Riverwalk) and with it being over the holiday, the environment was off-the-charts beautiful... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this Paesanos only a few times a year when we are in the Quarry shopping. Every time has been a good visit. The service can be awesome or slow - but the food is very very good. All of the italian "standard" dishes are large - two chicken breasts for example along with a side of pasta and... More 

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Thank Scuba_Divers
Reynosa, Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat in the Riverwalk and tried this restaurant, food is sooo yum! I really loved it! They sat us in a table just beside the river, the appetizer was omg hands down the best, we chose the triple option; also i ordered the lasagna and it was so good!! I highly recommend this... More 

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Thank Karina J
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a favorite restaurant. I have eaten there 3 times in the last month, and each visit has had its disappointments. When asking our server for some guidance on choosing a wine, her response was: "I don't know anything about wines." That's it. We called her back and asked her to find someone who did. The Chicken... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent service as I had my grandson in a stroller with me and met with two girlfriends for lunch. We were accomodated such that we were not blocking any paths throughout the restaurant. Lunch specials have a wide variety of selections and the salmon plate with pasta and veggies was more than enough for lunch! Superb taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time in this restaurant and we did not plan to get dinner at this place, we arrived casually and Love it! The food is good, we ordered "The sampler" as appetizer, Lasagna & their signature dish Shrimp paesanos with a bottle of wine, everything was delicious! the service was good (we arrived at opening time 5pm),... More 

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Thank Edgar Arnoldo B
New Braunfels, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food (not great). Venue is far too loud and the wait staff, while friendly, were very inefficient. We may go back someday, but it won't be soon.

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Thank Trravelling_Dave
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a party at Paesanos at Lincoln Heights, and it was fantastic. We were in the solarium, and were served 4 different appetizers, all with a very nice presentation. Our group of 18 was very happy. We had trays of bruschetta, pizza, smoked salmon, and fruit with cheese. This was followed by Caesar salad and a choice of entrees,... More 

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Thank Placido521
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been together for 25 years, residing in Dallas and the Midwest. She had an office in San Antonio and often went to Paesano for their killer dish...Shrimp Paesano. You can imagine the build up and anticipation of getting to finally go there together. 25 years of FINALLY being able to go there and enjoy her... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Over the years I have eaten at each of the Paesanos restaurants but I always gravitate back to the Basse Road location...probably because it was their first location and the food always tastes a bit better. The very first meal I ever enjoyed many years ago was the Shrimp Paesano and I have learned that when you find a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: (210) 828-5191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?