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“Hidden Surprise!”
Review of Rio de Gelato

Rio de Gelato
Ranked #12 of 115 Dessert in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
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!
Reviewed January 12, 2014

LOVE this little pizza/gelato place! We happened upon it hidden away in the arcade where they sell the riverboat tickets. I rated excellent because of the gelato, but the pizza was great, too.
A tiny little place, with a few small tables out in front. The wonderful pizza's are hand made, including the crust dough. No mixes used.
Their gelato is real Italian, hand made by the owner family from Italy. They have about 200 unique varieties of gelato and rotate the flavors in their case. You can get sample tastes of as many flavors as you wish. (Try the strawberry/basil one!!!)
Can't wait to get back to this place!

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were looking for pizza on the RiverWalk and found the reviews for Rio de Gelato. Although they no longer had any seating, Alfredo quickly set up a small table in front of the counter. The home made pizza was wonderful and the conversation with Alfredo made the experience unforgettable. We finished with gelato made from his family's recipe. A sure home run.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the Riverwalk to taste authentic Italian gelato. Alfredo, the owner was extremely friendly and the service was quick.
We will be returning for another taste.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a hidden gem in San Antonio to enjoy delicious gelato. This past summer we travelled to Italy and sampled quite a bit of this wonderful dessert and this place has hits the mark. Alfredo, the owner, also made you feel welcome and the service was quick. This is a definite must.

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Thank Garciahanks24
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My Google maps kept pointing to this gelateria, but we couldn't find it, because we were looking on the street above the River Walk. We finally found it completely by accident when we decided to approach the River Walk from a different direction. Rio de Gelato is hidden inside the covered area in front of the Aztec Theater. When we told the owner how long we'd been trying to find him, he graciously upgraded our cones with extra scoops. He also makes sandwiches, but I can't vouch for those. The ice cream, however, was molto bene.

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Thank samanthasopoe
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