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Bella On The River

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106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Formerly Dolores del Rio Ristorante) (St Mary)
+1 210-404-2355
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We quietly celebrated our 39th anniversary at this quaint, little restaurant on the Riverwalk. We started with a charcuterie plate and found it bountiful and delicious; each cheese and meet paired with it's house-made sauce. We hared an entree of the Pasta Bella. The Fettuccine was perfectly prepared and each of the sea foods were delicate yet they maintained their... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant atypical of the San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants...you feel at home in this restaurant. It is a small restaurant which adds to the ambiance, and they have a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the riverwalk. We had our reservations for the patio to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Unfortunately, it was raining so the patio was closed. The rain caused all... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bella On The River was fabulous but a little pricey. Great food selection and small plates if desired. Try this one.... ConsumerMarineSupply

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quaint little restaurant located on the River Walk. Reservations are your best bet because it is a small place with seating for maybe 40 people inside and 4 tables outside with seating for 2 at each table. Everything is Ala Cart and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Our waiter David was great, our glasses stayed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No negative comments at all! Food was fantastic. There were four of us and three had the lamb and one the steak. All were fantastic and cooked to perfection. The sides were also really good and enough to share. Wine list was good. Our server was absolutely fantastic - I wish I had her name as she was really outstanding.... More 

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Thank marialynnvancouver
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent my birthday with my husband and baby girl with an amazing dinner there, great paella, and excellent drinks just in front of the river

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Thank Titi0809
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked up a few stairs from the river. It charms with old stone walls, rustic elegance, warm service and wonderful food. Every table is close enough to another for unexpected conversation between strangers to erupt. If I'd suddenly heard French or Italian being spoken, I'd believe I'd been transported to a wonderful little restaurant in Tuscany or... More 

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Thank TomLag
San Antonio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places in town. Quaint, romantic, tremendous ambience with out standing food, wine list and service!!

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked Bella due to the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. It came up as Italian but found it to be more European in both the menu and the ambiance. Delectable! The meat & cheese tray plus a very nice red wine was a wonderful appetizer experience. I had the Steak Au Poivre and it melted in my mouth. I wish... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here while spending time in San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend. Reservation was made for 9 PM (couldn't get an earlier one) and on arrival we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. We shared an Antipasto plate to start which was superb. Sliced duck breast, beef carpaccio and a delicious cheese served with roasted garlic and fantastic bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-404-2355
Description
We are local and independently owned and feature Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food and live piano jazz nightly. Chef Sean Fletcher leads the kitchen crew and with Sous Chef Luis Colon 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 2012 San Antonio Express News Critics' Choice for The Best River Walk Dining! Please join us for dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?