10 Best Italian Food Places


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Pasta, pizza, and parmesan cheese are just a few things that come to mind when thinking of the best San Antonio Italian restaurants. While the city is known for its tacos and BBQ, Italian isn’t that far off considering the rich flavors in the cuisine. Get your pasta pants ready to fill up on some of the best Italian food you’ll have.

Italian Food in San Antonio

NONNA Osteria

Cheese Wheel

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Dubbed as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Antonio, NONNA is a must-visit. Known for their cheese wheel that you can order to have pasta cooked right in front of you, it’s best to save this restaurant for a special occasion. Or for when you’re feeling like treating yourself to an upscale Italian restaurant just because you should, we don’t judge.
Where: 401 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Milano on Wurzbach 

Since 1993 Milano has been serving up Italian food to those who live in San Antonio. The restaurant offers a lunch menu during the day and a rich dinner menu in the evening. They also serve brunch on the weekend, who would have thought a good Italian restaurant could get even better by offering brunch!
Where: 11802 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Pizza in San Antonio

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This authentic Italian restaurant is a favorite to those in the city. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, it’s no doubt that Dough is worth a pit stop. If you have any sort of pizza from any of the Italian restaurants, make sure it’s from here, Dough makes their pizza with farm-fresh ingredients cooked in an oven that is over 800 degrees.
Where: 6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

Paesanos 1604

A popular wedding and private event venue, Paesanos 1604 can be considered a fancy Italian restaurant. But no worries, their entrees like Paella or Baked Four Cheese Ravioli are far from the fancy stereotype with how inviting the fresh, seasonal ingredients make the meal taste. It’s as if you’re right in the Mediterranean. 
Where: 3622 Paesanos Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78231

La Focaccia Italian Grill

san antonio italian restaurant

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This family-owned downtown san Antonio Italian restaurant offers seafood, wood-fired pizza, and of course, focaccia. Focaccia is an Italian flatbread similar to pizza dough. Focaccia can be made as a side for a meal or as a sandwich bread – visit this restaurant to see how they use it!
Where: 800 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

Luce offers authentic Italian with the comfort of wine. The walls of this restaurant are covered with wine bottles that are perfect to pair with whatever you order. They also have happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 11255 Huebner Rd #200, San Antonio, TX 78230

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s is home to a coal-fired, brick oven that bakes flavor a crisp crust that isn’t possible to get from a basic oven. With handmade mozzarella and sauces, their menu will leave you having trouble deciding what to order. So, how about a calzone?
Where: 330 E Basse Rd Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78209

Aldino at The Vineyard

Aldino Brunch

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Pasta, lamb chops, and well… anything else that is Italian! Aldino’s has a wide array of Italian food. They plate their dishes in a way that is almost too pretty to eat. See for yourself!
Where: 1203 North Loop 1604 W at Blanco, San Antonio, TX 78258

Albi’s Vite Italian Kitchen

Feeling pasta? From linguini to tortellini, Albi has the best family recipe. Casual atmosphere, but still delicious enough to know you’re eating at one of the best Italian restaurants in San Antonio. Albi’s won’t let you down.  
Where: 4979 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229

Carlo’s Bakery at La Cantera 

Italian dessert

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If you’ve seen Cake Boss, then you’d know that Buddy is the most authentic Italian you can get. But, this isn’t an Italian restaurant. It’s better, it’s an Italian-styled bakeshop. Get Italian desserts like cannolis or lobster tails!
Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256


Let’s be honest Italian food is comfort food and is always a great choice for a meal. It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling pasta, pizza, or bruschetta: there’s take-out or dine-in for any occasion at these San Antonio Italian restaurants. 


Is pizza your favorite type of Italian? Check out our list of the Best Pizza Shops in San Antonio.

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