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Best Italian restaurants in downtown San Antonio

If you’re looking for some great Italian food to enjoy with friends, family, or a date you’re trying to impress, San Antonio has great options for you in the downtown area. If you are heading our on a special date, anniversary or engagement celebration and looking for a limousine service in San Antonio, I’d recommend booking a limo with my friend Eddie at San Antonio Top Limo. They are amazing and you’ll have a luxury service for your dining experience.

Guillermo’s – 618 McCullough Ave

Guillermo’s is one of the highest rated Italian restaurants by diners, and is Zagat rated. They’re open for lunch and dinner service, so you’ll want to get in before 10 on weekends, and 9 on weeknights. Their lunch service begins at 11 and ends at 2, and patrons can order and pay at a window so they don’t have to worry about getting back to work on time. For lunch the menu is extensive, they offer salads, burgers, pita sandwiches, pizza, pasta dishes and even tacos. Dinner guests love sitting on the patio, sipping margaritas, and indulging in delicious appetizers, like their highly rated empanadas. The owner, Guillermo is very involved in the running on his restaurant, and truly wants to make his customers happy, so anytime you’re looking for a great dining experience, you’re sure to find it here.

Zocca Cuisine D’Italia – 420 W Market St

Located in the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, Zoccas is the place for fine Italian dining in a premier downtown location. Zocca serves breakfast beginning at 6:30 AM, so early birds can get some energy before powering through their day. Lunch and dinner service is offered, with a bar open until 2 AM for night owls who love to mingle. Get a seat on the patio for a gorgeous view of the river, as most diners say it’s the highlight of their dining experience. You’ll find all your Italian favorites here, as well as pizza and delicious seafood if you’re up for something different. Zocca also offers special dinner menus for holidays like Valentine’s Day when you really want to impress your date, or a private dining room for your large group.

Paesanos Riverwalk – 111 W Crockett St

With extensive patio seating to take in the river views, Zagat rated Paesanos is a relaxing way to enjoy a delicious Italian meal. Open for lunch and dinner, you’re sure to find something on the menu that will satisfy any hunger, with everything from pizza to pasta and specialties like crab stuffed salmon. Paesanoes Riverwalk strives to create all their dishes from scratch, and prides themselves on an attentive and excellent wait staff. For a great time with friends, order some appetizers and wine, and settle in a great night along the river.

La Focaccia Italian Grill – 800 S Alamo St

In the up and coming area, at the entrance of the downtown area, is La Focaccia authentic Italian food. Offering simple salads, pasta, steak, chicken, and veal dishes, diners here are able to indulge in any craving they may have. Daily lunch specials are reasonably priced, and with quick service you’ll be in and out before your boss realizes you even left. La Focaccia hopes to create a environment that makes you feel right at home, so dining with friends and family becomes a much more intimate affair, with or without a glass of wine. If you’re on your way to a night out in the downtown area, make sure to stop in to La Focaccia to fill up and revel in a quieter atmosphere than one you’ll find later in your evening. Your stomach, and wallet, will definitely thank you.

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