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“Italy on the River”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rio de Gelato

Rio de Gelato
Ranked #15 of 114 Dessert in San Antonio
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ciao! We are a locally owned & operated pizzeria that features a full Italian café as well as a complete gelato bar. Our menu items are freshly prepared daily according to our own pastime family recipes. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Texas
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Italy on the River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

I was looking for a quick lunch bite for our family and turned to Trip Advisor, which led me here. This was a VERY good steer. I knew that we would be in for a treat when I saw the owner, Alfredo, insisting that each of the people ahead of me in line sample many of the fresh gelatos in the display. I ordered a large pizza for our family and you need to get one with the fresh basil and mushrooms to go with the pepperoni or sausage. Not a cheap pizza, but worth every cent. Be sure to save room for the fresh gelatos. We had five people and by getting two flavors each, were able to sample ten of the incredible gelatos that Alfredo is justifiably proud of. This place is so small and inconspicuous! We will absolutely return when we find ourselves back in San Antonio. Many thanks to Alfredo for a great memory out of a quick bite to eat on the river walk.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Friendly owner, great pizza, and amazing Italian ice cream adds up to an excellent experience that is on the riverwalk.

  • Visited March 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bellissimo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The owner greeted us with the best pizza, gelato, and sugar cane coca-cola we've ever had! Definitely will go back when in San Antonio!

Visited December 2012
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Texas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great pizza!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

One of the best places for pizza and authentic gelato on the riverwalk!!! Owner very friendly. It is a small place with not many places to sit, but worth it. Kind of pricey!

Visited October 2012
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Wetumpka, Alabama
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27 reviews
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“Great Gelato!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Awesome gelato and only a short walk across the street from the Alamo! Friendly staff and plenty of flavors of gelato to choose from.

Visited September 2012
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