From Traditional Pasta to Rare Seafood at San Antonio's Italian Restaurants

You may be surprised to learn that San Antonio also knows how to make incredible Italian food, as is evident by the restaurants on this list. Sure, they're not as ubiquitous as Mexican restaurants, but you won't be disappointed. 

Edera Osteria Enoteca is the newest Italian restaurant in San Antonio and will easily impress your date as well as your palate with their high quality, seasonal ingredients, traditional Italian food influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean flavors. Although upscale, they're extremely affordable and really just impress on every level.

Il Sogno is another upscale restaurant - one that has been around a while and earned a great reputation for their innovative antipasti and entrees. Located at the Pearl, the hustle and bustle vibe in an industrial-chic atmosphere might just be more reminiscent of a real Italian trattoria than anywhere else in town.

For more casual fare that still serves up scratch-made Italian cuisine, visit Fratello's Deli for pasta, pizza and yummy desserts. They even have a mini market so you can make your own at home! 

Capparelli's has several locations around San Antonio where you can enjoy the old world tradition of wholesome, rustic Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients. The Capparelli name is synonymous with the masterful preparation of great Italian...  Read More

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Barbaro isn't just any pizza joint, think of it more as a pizza speakeasy - a neighborhood bar that features craft beer and absolutely fantastic pizza, salads and desserts showcasing the finest ingredients in combinations you wouldn't come up...  Read More


Another branch of the family of Paesanos restaurants, this Loop location doesn't disappoint. You'll find a few of the most popular items from the original Paesanos menu - including Shrimp Paesano and Chicken Piccata, as well as some more...  Read More

Paesanos has been around for a long time and has several locations throughout town. Old World charm invigorates this San Antonio favorite, to which diners return again and again for sinfully delicious Italian eats. Shrimp Paesano is undoubtedly...  Read More

Piatti's is a favorite Italian restaurant and bar nestled in the shadow of the Quarry's four smokestacks at one of the central shopping centers in San Antonio. Piatti's is the Texas location of this popular California chain, but nothing about it...  Read More

Despite being a relatively young pizzeria (first opening in November 2007) Dough Pizzeria Napoletana has been featured in nearly a dozen nationally circulated publications including Food Network and Rachel Ray's Magazine. One look at Dough's...  Read More

There's nothing better than take-out pizza, and no one does it better than Grimaldi's, who serves up authentic New York style thin crust pizza. When it comes to pizza, you can't go wrong with their brick-oven cooked options which are made to...  Read More

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Fratello's Deli
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Fratello's is part restaurant, part deli, part market and wholly delicious! It's a great place to grab a quick bite to eat that's not only fresh but affordable. Their dishes come from hearty family recipes that inspire memories of sitting around...  Read More

What could be better than Italian seafood? Il Sogno, located at the historic Pearl Brewery, is a five-star Italian cafe that offers homemade Italian classics created by the well-known restaurateur, Chef Andrew Weissman. The space is bright and...  Read More

Edera Osteria Enoteca
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Driving by, this upscale Italian restaurant may seem unassuming at first, but Edera Osteria Enoteca is superb, from the decor, to the service and especially the cuisine. Edera means ivy in Italian, and while the focus is certainly on seasonal...  Read More


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