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“Excellent Food and Experience”
Review of Bella On The River

Bella On The River
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Ranked #7 of 4,694 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: St Mary
Description: We are local and independently owned and feature Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Chef Sean Fletcher leads the kitchen crew and with Sous Chef Anthony Grabda 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 2016 San Antonio Express News Critics' Choice for The Best River Walk Dining! Please join us for dinner.
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Highly recommended. Gnocchi with Shrimp and shaved beef was ridiculously good. Very reasonably priced and the wait staff could not do enough to make our experience more enjoyable. Most places in San Antonio are FAIR with food quality, this place was truly great. Next time I'm there, it will definitely be on my repeat list.......

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Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Bf and I loved everything about the place, from the fancy food, to the friendliest waiter and owner, to the best atmosphere. Nothing to complaint!

1  Thank Diem-Trang N
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Again, had a look at restaurants listed on TA and chose Bella on the River for dinner. Welcomed at the door by the owner and things got better from there. The waiter knew his wine list, made a few suggestions and we decided to go with a really nice Caremere..Zucchini salad a nice change of flavors..baked crab / cheese dip a bit heavy on the salt and richness but still pretty good. Halibut a bit undercooked but refired to perfection. We will come back next trip. Thanks to the staff and management!

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Thank bkpeary
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Bella on the River is just a little out of the way from the heavily beaten path of the Riverwalk and certainly not the typical tourist fare. I was pleased with the entire experience starting from the warm greeting at the door, the atmosphere and all of the staff who were friendly and welcoming. My server, Allison, was wonderful. The bouillabaisse was seasoned just right and the wine recommendation was perfect. The entire meal was flavorful and quite satisfying. I'm sure the standard menu items are all good but the Chef specials are divine. Take a moment to find out what delicious options are available.

I would recommend that if there is more than one in your party you make a reservation. The restaurant is comfortable and inviting and well laid out but seating is limited. For a Tuesday evening it was pretty busy.

Thank Dorothy H
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Had the fresh fish - it was excellent. Nice table outside on the Riverwalk. Great service & people. Would highly recommend it.

Thank FloridaFunAdventurer
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