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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants Near Downtown, San Antonio

Updated: July 5, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Downtown are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Downtown. Pick one of these Downtown eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Nonna Osteria

Italian, $$$, DowntownItalian, $$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

Zocca Cuisine D'Italia

Italian, $$$, DowntownItalian, $$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • City Seeker

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  • Vacation Idea, 2021

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    Vacation Idea, 2021

Paesanos Riverwalk

Italian, $$$, DowntownItalian, $$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5
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Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Female Foodie

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The Palm - San Antonio

Italian, $$$$, DowntownItalian, $$$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2019

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If you travel further

Southtown Pizzeria

Italian, $$, LavacaItalian, $$San Antonio, Lavaca
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • SA Current, 2017

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    SA Current, 2017
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

La Focaccia Italian Grill

Italian, $$, LavacaItalian, $$San Antonio, Lavaca
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

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    Vacation Idea, 2021

How was this list created?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 6852 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Antonio and 747 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what SA Current, Hoodline and Female Foodie had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in SA Current - The Most Hard-to-get Restaurant Tables in San Antonio That are Totally Worth It, Hoodline - Are these trending San Antonio restaurants on your radar? and Female Foodie - Top 10 San Antonio Restaurants: The Best Restaurants in SATX (2021). If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Downtown are The Palm - San Antonio, Paesanos Riverwalk, and Michelino's.

There are 8 Italian restaurants in Downtown.

Nonna Osteria, Zocca Cuisine D'Italia, and The Palm - San Antonio are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Downtown.

Nonna Osteria, Zocca Cuisine D'Italia, and Dough Pizzeria Napoletana are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Downtown.

Nonna Osteria, Zocca Cuisine D'Italia, and Dough Pizzeria Napoletana are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Downtown.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for tomato and arugula salad

    Experts often pair tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Factoids

  • The largest circular pizza ever

    On December 8, 1990, South Africa’s Italian fans celebrated a new world record by the circular pizza, weighing 26,883 pounds.

  • National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day

    If you’re in The United States, be ready for November 12. It’s National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day!

  • Think you can handle some lasagne?

    In 2020, Leah Shutkever became the world-record holder for the most lasagneeaten after eating 13 ounces in one sitting. This took place in Redditch, The United Kingdom.

Parking info

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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