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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, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best restaurant in town

Paesanos has consistently delicious food and great atmosphere and service! I love it every time I go, it's no wonder they have been open for over 45 years!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kwright1982
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Paesanos has consistently delicious food and great atmosphere and service! I love it every time I go, it's no wonder they have been open for over 45 years!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten at Paesanos since the sixties. It is also consistently outstanding, the food and the service, the full bar is available with a good assortment of wines and Proceco. We have lunch after church sometimes and dinner often. Probably will for another 50 years.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My other reviews center around what is most impotant to me...service....this restaurant doesnt disappoint. From the moment you enter, you are greeted by wonderful smiling staff ready to greet and serve. It is quite obvious that the executive chef has taken care of every aspect of the restaurant..food ..service...promptness..etc. The food was fresh and delicious...the service was impeccable and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We made a reservation for a retirement luncheon for 50 people, but the tentative attendees grew to 75. Everytime we called Paesanos they said "no problem" and that they could accommodate us. Previous experiences with other restaurants have been so-so - with a large group they want pre-payments, no individual checks, or take forever to bring the checks and collect... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

While we were visiting San Antonio, we went out to dinner with some old neighbors, and they suggested Paesanos. We love Italian food, so we said sure. Glad we did. The restaurant was conveniently located off the highway, close to the airport. The atmosphere was very nice within the restaurant, the wait staff was Excellent. The food selection was very... More 

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Lakeland, Tn
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Love the food, service is great. We always enjoy Paesano's when we're in San Antonio. Our latest visit was in late Dec. As always, it was crowded but we managed to get a table without a wait. Never disappointed!

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Greenville, MS
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Service was good, food was very good, location was fine. On the riverwalk and better than most in that location. I had shrimp in lemon butter, which I usually avoid because many restaurants don't seem to be able to cook it properly. But it was good here. Good wine list. Friendly and helpful staff with good recommendations.

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San Antonio, Texas
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232 reviews 232 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service excellent I had shrimp Paesano with pasta when it arrived the portion looked so small but I turned out bringing some home because it was so filling. Excellent wine selection and our waiter made very good suggestions to pair with our meals. Parking gets a little tricky on weekends and consider making reservations for weekend nights and large parties.

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cos
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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Christmas Eve dinner with the family and as usual this place did not disappoint. The tables were a bit close but due to the occasion it was understandable. Service was very good but the server was young and didn't know all that the restaurant could provide that was not in the menu. Very polite and I'm sure will be excellent... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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91 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had shrimp drenched in a lemon butter sauce as an appetizer. The fish entree was tender and was a large portion. The pasta had a light delicious sauce with a sherry flavor that was terrific. The flourless chocolate hazelnut torte was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. I would like to have the recipe. It was... 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, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?