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“Delicious, but this is not spa food.”
Review of Il Sogno Osteria

Il Sogno Osteria
Ranked #219 of 4,642 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious, but this is not spa food.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Acclaimed local chef Andrew Weissman has put together a stylish and attractive restaurant in Il Sogno, with authenticity to the classic Italian osteria as his model. That goal is handily accomplished in the cozy and sophisticated Il Sogno, and from the elegant premises to the gracious and attentive wait staff, the Il Sogno experience is memorable and worthwhile. Ingredients are super high quality and locally sourced with an emphasis on organics, and the end result reflects these forward-thinking choices. Our one quibble is that the entrees we ordered (Risotto with Shrimp and a ravioli-like pasta with goat cheese and shaved black truffles) seemed to be too richly dosed with heavy cream. Missing, it seemed, was the emphasis (as with many other restaurants these days) on having the richness intact while cutting back a bit on the creamy waves of saturated fat. Don't get me wrong - the flavor was stellar, but we knew a "food hangover" was on the way. Il Sogno will be a most satisfying stop if you want rich food and perhaps have time to take a nap after your meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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Armada, Michigan, United States
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not good”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Spent a lot of money on a poor meal. The duck was not rare it was Raw!. when you can't chew it because it is rubbery and undercooked it is beyond rare and the waiter should have seen that and accommodated. Pricey and under impressed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
427 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Nice Italian restaurant”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We came here for dinner with a couple of friends.

We ordered a selection of antipasti and cheeses. Whoa! The antipasti portions were decent but the cheeses were very pricey as the portions were very minimal ... they sure were stingy!

The entrees were very good and flavorful but very pricey also.

I liked this restaurant but not sure it's worth the money for the very pricey meals.

  • Visited May 2013
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This is high end Italian restuarant with unique selection if entrees on the menu. Make a reservation. It is located in the Pearl Brewery development so lots to do in the area. Food was excellent. I suggest not ordering an appetizer though, not much to brag there. Seafood selection was awesome.

  • Visited May 2013
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51 restaurant reviews
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“Pretty good but too expensive”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

OK, so I live in San Francisco, I'm used to paying more for fine dining. But this is San Antonio at San Francisco prices. So, my $10 salad was small, and overly salted. My rabbit was also overly salted, but it was a very big portion of rabbit. My husband says his monkfish was amazing and the best he's every had, and that the tomato sauce was out of this world. My mother can't get over the fact that the gnocchi are not like the gnocchi she is used to, they were pan fried discs of polenta, "gnocchi a la Romana", according to our waiter. She also felt she had hardly any pork on her plate. None of the other three in our party made comment about their entrees, either good or bad.
But, the dining room is lovely, though loud, and the service was excellent and friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
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