Paesano's

★★★★★
  • 555 E Basse Rd

    San Antonio, TX 78209

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  • 210-828-5191

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Me and my girlfriend have been together for 7 years. But on our 6th year anniversary we decided to be brave and try something different. Well we heard of this "great" Italian restaurant called Paesano's on 555 E Basse Rd . So we went out

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Me and my girlfriend have been together for 7 years. But on our 6th year anniversary we decided to be brave and try something different. Well we heard of this "great" Italian restaurant called Paesano's on 555 E Basse Rd . So we went out

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We were looking forward to our dinner at Paesanos at the Lincoln Height location on Saturday July 18 at 8:00 to celebrate two birthdays in our party of four. Whenever we are in San Antonio, we visit Paesanos and have been eating there

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We were looking forward to our dinner at Paesanos at the Lincoln Height location on Saturday July 18 at 8:00 to celebrate two birthdays in our party of four. Whenever we are in San Antonio, we visit Paesanos and have been eating there

Pros: fetticini alfredo dish

Cons: service, food

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I absolutely love this place. Great service, food, and ambiance. This is perfect for special occasions, night out in the town, or a romantic evening. I Highly recommend this place. You have to try their calamari! it's these huge steak

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I absolutely love this place. Great service, food, and ambiance. This is perfect for special occasions, night out in the town, or a romantic evening. I Highly recommend this place. You have to try their calamari! it's these huge steak

Pros: everything!

Cons: can't think of any!

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THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN MY LIFE!!! And San Antonio has a very limited selection of decent restaurants, but this place was the absolute worst. I have eaten at money fine dining restaurants in my life and

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THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN MY LIFE!!! And San Antonio has a very limited selection of decent restaurants, but this place was the absolute worst. I have eaten at money fine dining restaurants in my life and

Cons: Disgusting food

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Paesanos signature dish is terrible, it was tasteless and oily. Seems like the chef might have over cooked the sauce to were the butter seperated into oil making the dish greasy. The pasta too was oily and overcooked. The service was

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Paesanos signature dish is terrible, it was tasteless and oily. Seems like the chef might have over cooked the sauce to were the butter seperated into oil making the dish greasy. The pasta too was oily and overcooked. The service was

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Food, service, price

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My husband and I went for our anniversary. I had the signature dish, shrimp paesano. YUCK. No flavor what so ever. If you are going to have a dish named after your restaurant you need to make sure it is good. We had the calamari.

3
★★★★★

My husband and I went for our anniversary. I had the signature dish, shrimp paesano. YUCK. No flavor what so ever. If you are going to have a dish named after your restaurant you need to make sure it is good. We had the calamari.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Horrible food and service

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This Paesano's definately tops my list of the best places to eat in San Antonio. The Shrimp Paesano, the Orange Roughy and the Smoked Salmon are to die for! The bread you are served before your meal is fabulous, too! The place is

3
★★★★★

This Paesano's definately tops my list of the best places to eat in San Antonio. The Shrimp Paesano, the Orange Roughy and the Smoked Salmon are to die for! The bread you are served before your meal is fabulous, too! The place is

Pros: Food, location, decorated nicely

Cons: service

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We went there on our 32nd anniversary. The place was packed but we were seated immediately. Our server suggested popcorn shrimp for an appetizer. Was not on the menu. Not a big popcorn shrimp fan but this was heavenly. Light batter

3
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We went there on our 32nd anniversary. The place was packed but we were seated immediately. Our server suggested popcorn shrimp for an appetizer. Was not on the menu. Not a big popcorn shrimp fan but this was heavenly. Light batter

Pros: Excellent food, service

Cons: Too loud for a lot of conversation

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Heading into alamo heights area I was told about this local italian restaurant that I should venture out to. The restaurant was a little too warehouse like with the restaurant a large square with all the table piled into the middle. The

3
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Heading into alamo heights area I was told about this local italian restaurant that I should venture out to. The restaurant was a little too warehouse like with the restaurant a large square with all the table piled into the middle. The

Pros: Good location, not a chain

Cons: service, quality of food

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Don't even think about this place. The appetizer, giant calamari, was big on quantity and that's about it. The flavor haunted us all afternoon. The pizza was dreadful--from thick doughy crust to commercial pizza sauce it made us wish we

3
★★★★★

Don't even think about this place. The appetizer, giant calamari, was big on quantity and that's about it. The flavor haunted us all afternoon. The pizza was dreadful--from thick doughy crust to commercial pizza sauce it made us wish we

Pros: Nice Lighting

Cons: Too many to mention...Commercial to a Fault

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What a horrible way to spend my 19th anniversary, Paesanos is so overrated. our food took forever and smelled liked burnt bacon. we spent over $200.00 and got about a $30.00 meal. over crowded and bland food. Please don't waste your time

3
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What a horrible way to spend my 19th anniversary, Paesanos is so overrated. our food took forever and smelled liked burnt bacon. we spent over $200.00 and got about a $30.00 meal. over crowded and bland food. Please don't waste your time

Pros: Beauitful place server' seem to work very hard

Cons: food is bland and overcooked, over crowded, over priced for the quality

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I don't understand why this restaurant has such a high rating. I have been here numerous times and on most occasions have found the food to be bland if not downright bad. While the signature shrimp paesano is excellent, the chicken

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★★★★★

I don't understand why this restaurant has such a high rating. I have been here numerous times and on most occasions have found the food to be bland if not downright bad. While the signature shrimp paesano is excellent, the chicken

Pros: excellent service, great shrimp paesano, good atmosphere

Cons: most of the food is bland or not very good

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This place is a rip-off. Make your own cheap food at home and enjoy it in peace and if you order a wine by the glass, make sure you see it being poured-you'll be surprised to see what you are really paying for!

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★★★★★

This place is a rip-off. Make your own cheap food at home and enjoy it in peace and if you order a wine by the glass, make sure you see it being poured-you'll be surprised to see what you are really paying for!

Cons: , crammed, unfulfilled waitstaff

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Paesanos is a must eat at restaurant. The service is great and the food is even better. The shrimp Paesano is to die for. So if your ever in the area check it out.

3
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Paesanos is a must eat at restaurant. The service is great and the food is even better. The shrimp Paesano is to die for. So if your ever in the area check it out.

Pros: Crowded

Cons: , Great Service

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The only reason to go to Paesano's is because you either live in Alamo Heights or pretend like you do.

There must be something in Alamo Height's water supply that makes otherwise sensible people think that Paesano's sub-par food,

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The only reason to go to Paesano's is because you either live in Alamo Heights or pretend like you do.

There must be something in Alamo Height's water supply that makes otherwise sensible people think that Paesano's sub-par food,

Pros: Snob appeal

Cons: Bad food, Bad service, Expensive

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Paesano's is by far the best Italian food in San Antonio. The main one is in the Alamo Quarry and they also have a restaurant downtown on the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk has a limited menu though. Great food!!

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Paesano's is by far the best Italian food in San Antonio. The main one is in the Alamo Quarry and they also have a restaurant downtown on the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk has a limited menu though. Great food!!

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I don't understand the hype about this restaurant. Our experience was terrible at the quarry. The restaurant was not very busy, yet we were given a terrible table. When we asked to move, we were taken to a table on the patio, next to

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I don't understand the hype about this restaurant. Our experience was terrible at the quarry. The restaurant was not very busy, yet we were given a terrible table. When we asked to move, we were taken to a table on the patio, next to

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Sincerely, the difference from one restaurant to the other is mainly the zip code. Bad value for the money at Paesano's, but you'll find a bland who wants to be who of San Antonio. Sad choice for so many who want to be seen.

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★★★★★

Sincerely, the difference from one restaurant to the other is mainly the zip code. Bad value for the money at Paesano's, but you'll find a bland who wants to be who of San Antonio. Sad choice for so many who want to be seen.

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the first time i ate at Paesano's, i accidentally ordered the "appetizer" - Calamari Gigantissimo (apparently i didn't read the Gigantissimo part...)

imagine my surprise when the plate arrived and was LOADED with huge portions of Calamari

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the first time i ate at Paesano's, i accidentally ordered the "appetizer" - Calamari Gigantissimo (apparently i didn't read the Gigantissimo part...)

imagine my surprise when the plate arrived and was LOADED with huge portions of Calamari

Pros: tasty food, attention to detail, impreccable service

Cons: crowded, insufficient parking

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This restraunt offers little to choose fromon the menu, high prices for the small selection, and an atmosphere that makes you want to get to the door ASAP. I was very unimpressed by my experience and will not return in the future.

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★★★★★

This restraunt offers little to choose fromon the menu, high prices for the small selection, and an atmosphere that makes you want to get to the door ASAP. I was very unimpressed by my experience and will not return in the future.

Pros: Good location, accomodates groups

Cons: too expensive, small selection, eerie lighting

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I might nothave been in the right mood when I ate there.

3
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I might nothave been in the right mood when I ate there.

Pros: Good food mostly

Cons: Too Noisy, not enough help

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Ugh! Rated the best? C'mon! It's cheap Italian food marked as if their food was gold. Get real, this food is not great & does not deserve the #1 spot on this list. Those who voted this #1, obviously do not know an Italian meal when they

3
★★★★★

Ugh! Rated the best? C'mon! It's cheap Italian food marked as if their food was gold. Get real, this food is not great & does not deserve the #1 spot on this list. Those who voted this #1, obviously do not know an Italian meal when they

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Any moron that goes to Paesano's and orders ANYTHING other than Shrimp Paesano is wasting their time. If you don't like shrimp go somewhere else. THIS IS THE ONLY DISH TO ORDER HERE!!! Have them 86 the pasta (poor chef boyardee type) that

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★★★★★

Any moron that goes to Paesano's and orders ANYTHING other than Shrimp Paesano is wasting their time. If you don't like shrimp go somewhere else. THIS IS THE ONLY DISH TO ORDER HERE!!! Have them 86 the pasta (poor chef boyardee type) that

Pros: one killer dish

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How anyone could rate this crap as the "Best Italian Food" in San Antonio is beyond me! The Chicken was dry and tasteless, the Veal was the same, and was either "Ground" or "Hammered to death" with a tenderizing mallet. The pasta sauce

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★★★★★

How anyone could rate this crap as the "Best Italian Food" in San Antonio is beyond me! The Chicken was dry and tasteless, the Veal was the same, and was either "Ground" or "Hammered to death" with a tenderizing mallet. The pasta sauce

Cons: Tasteless Food, Expensive, so-so service

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Very good food. It was worth the wait. Seating is limited but it was worth the wait.

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Very good food. It was worth the wait. Seating is limited but it was worth the wait.

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Always above average, sometimes outstanding.
Paesano sauce isn't only for shrimp.

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Always above average, sometimes outstanding.
Paesano sauce isn't only for shrimp.

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I'm from Austin, and we don't have anaything as good as this.

3
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I'm from Austin, and we don't have anaything as good as this.

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Service can be so, so if your not a regular and despite the snobiness within the ambience, The food quality is probably the best

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Service can be so, so if your not a regular and despite the snobiness within the ambience, The food quality is probably the best

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Great atmosphere if not a little loud. However, is this really Italian?

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Great atmosphere if not a little loud. However, is this really Italian?

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I'm a steak nut! I like them cooked Medium Well....

I have eaten at Paesano's more than 10 times and have ALWAYS been able to cut my steak with a fork!

Save room for dessert.

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I'm a steak nut! I like them cooked Medium Well....

I have eaten at Paesano's more than 10 times and have ALWAYS been able to cut my steak with a fork!

Save room for dessert.

Editorial from

Local restaurant tycoon Joe Cosniac has long served his brand of Italian with an attitude, and at four decades-plus, his Paesanos remains hip, happening (especially during late-afternoon see-and-be-seen sessions) and noisy. The shrimp…

 

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