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Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

4.4
4.4
1375 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Paesanos is a landmark Italian restaurant bringing the best of the Mediterranean direct to San Antonio. As a local fixture that has been offering irresistible Italian dishes and an extensive wine list since 1969, we are proud to be San Antonio’s choice for Italian dining. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to enjoy one of our specials with all the flavors of the old country amongst friends, come in and explore the Italian food that has made us famous for nearly half a century. Our signature dish, Shrimp Paesano, is almost as famous as the Alamo.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern Tuscan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 828-5191

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Off-Site Catering - You Set The Scene & we’ll Set The Table. Make your next private function exceptional with Paesanos -Lincoln Heights’ off-site catering. Our wait staff will look after your guests’ needs flawlessly at our restaurant or at any other location. We can also supply expert bartenders, & even your own chef if if you like. Don’t Leave your next Event to Chance-Leave It To Us! For occasions from 20 of your closest friends to 400 400 people sharing in your special day, call on us. tdilling@joesfood.com or (210) 828-5191.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms make every event one for the record books. Our wine cellar, for parties of 35 or fewer, is one of San Antonio's most unique dining spaces. For larger functions, the solarium provides a warm, inviting setting for dinner parties and receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Tricia Dilling: (210) 828-5191

  • Neighborhood

    Alamo Heights

  • Cross street

    Treeline Park

  • Parking details

    Self parking at the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DG

    DebraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food and Restaurant was excellent. We celebrated Early Father's Day and very satisfied.

  2. CC

    ChaundraC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Waiter did not seem to care about our table of 9-he wined and dined the other tables he had and they got fresh parmesan and we got shakers. He never asked if we wanted more drinks and truly I was disappointed because it was my daughter's graduation and not one staff member said congrats. And not one person offered to even bring a piece if cake or anything to celebrate👎🏼Will NEVER go back!! For 350$ we deserved better

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great pizza and variety of wines!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family college graduation celebration dinner

  5. ST

    STEPHENW

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We are so excited for lunch, but that changed very quickly. We walked into the restaurant and were completely ignored by the hostess. When I finally went up to her she looked at me up and down then stared at me with this annoyed face. I told the hostess we had a reservation and she told me they were short staffed and told me write my name down on this tablet on the hostess stand. I was excited to take my family to lunch, but they also witnessed the hostesses behavior. That was a horrible way to start the meal. The food was mediocre,tables were to close together, but we did have a very nice waitress. Unfortunately the damage had been done by the hostess. I would not recommend going here.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    We used open table to book a reservation. I guess I should have read the small print bc once you get there you get put on a waiting list. The hostess was extremely rude to me and my party while explaining this. The server never came back to offer us more water, we had to ask three times for a straw. They indicated they were understaffed. If they can do reservations, they should get off OpenTable.

  8. D

    Daisy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Had a reservation but not seated for 45 minutes after—after that everything was rushed to get us out and someone else seated. Loud, staff not friendly, in fact ignored us for nearly 5 minutes after we entered the establishment with 3 young ladies at the front too busy talking and whatever—won’t be back.

  9. BG

    BonnieG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We go often; however, this was an off night. We made a reservation. The table location was not our favorite. The food was delicious. We won't give up and we will be back.

  10. E

    Emilio

    San Antonio

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome food friendly staff and a great wine list, we will be back

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are Italians transplanted to TX from NY. In our 11 years living down here, Paesanos is the best Italian food we’ve had in TX. We started with the giant calamari, which lived up to its name. It was perfectly breaded and so tender. Our server brought us a side of Paesano sauce to dip bread and calamari in, and it was delicious. My husband had the soft shell crab special and I had the pork osso buco. Both entrees were huge and rich with flavor and texture. Our server was attentive and made great suggestions. We will definitely be back.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    I spend a lot dining out and travel every week. I continue to be baffled how such a restaurant gets so many good reviews. I assume it’s lack of experience dining out of the reviewers. The shrimp paesanos was fantastic but the pork shank and steak was very poor quality. The tomatoes and mozzarella which my wife would normally devour was left due to the low quality of the Tomatoes. Would never visit the restaurant again. It was very loud, the bar did not fit the restaurant looked more like a hang out. While the odd person was dressed up, most customers had on shorts, jeans, t-shirts or baseball caps. Considering I spent $300 with tip for two people I should have perhaps gone to a Kirby’s.

  13. v

    vickieh

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love their food and wine!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great table. Good food. Service was slow. We had to ask for things bread, water a couple of times. Wine came immediately!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience5

    We had a reservation but were left waiting for 30 minutes. The restaurant was very busy and we didn’t get service once we were seated for quite a while. We requested an ice bucket numerous times before we were given one for our Champagne. It was difficult to get anyone’s attention at all. I was disappointed.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. Our party of four enjoyed everything we ate.

  17. CW

    CasWon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around Friend from New York always wants to dine here at Paesanos Favorite is Shrimp Paesano..visited twice lunch and dinner. The poached salmon is outstanding for me and spaghetti with meatballs is husbands favorite.....breads are delicious. Highly recommend

  18. SG

    StephanieG

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Understanding that staffing is difficult lately and they may have been working with a small team, our food was unimpressive. I ordered the baked ravioli and it was 4 ravioli’s swimming in sauce. Same goes for the house salad; just lettuce and way too much dressing. The bread served before the meal was great as was our waiter.

  19. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was very impressed by Colton Osborne's service! He is an excellent waiter! The whole experience was incredible from beginning to end.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family tradition for over 20+ years. We didn’t get to dine in the patio room as requested but the indoor dining room was ok. The food was amazing and we had a lovely time.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was amazing, I was expecting better atmosphere though

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  23. c

    cmbama

    San Antonio

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was not up to the standard & I eat there a lot . We had an 11 am reservation and they were only 1/3 or less full. It took over 20 minutes to get water and then it came in a very dirty glass for one of them. They did replace it. We had to beg to place order when we finally saw waitress. She was very nice.

  24. BM

    BobM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Had a good time. Slower than anticipated and a bit noisy, but all good other than that.

  25. DR

    DianaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter Usef was the best. Our grandson is a picky eater he brought him some penne with sauce on the side he loved it. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday so special. Great service and awesome food.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service could have been a little better, bread and drink refills took long otherwise had a good meal

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing . Atmosphere was nice. Server started off good then kinda just forgot about us. But was checking on every other table with out them calling for her never got a refill of drinks or asked if the food was fine just very poor rapport with her but over all good will go back and hopefully the next server will be better

  28. I

    Ikey

    San Antonio

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Phillip was an outstanding attentive server. On point and accommodating to our large party with different recipe requests Food was normal not great. Seems quality on fish dishes has slipped some.

  29. K

    Kimberlee

    Phoenix

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great and attentive staff. Menu featured wide variety of options.

  30. AF

    AnitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad we got there early. It did get a little louder the later it got, but overall had a very nice experience.

  31. TI

    TIffy

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service!

  32. LM

    LeahM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Reservation was not followed. We had a 5:30 reservation and was seated an hour later.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    One really huge party

  34. L

    Lori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are never disappointed when we dine at Paesonos -Lincoln Heights.

  35. MK

    MonicaK

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    I am very upset with the service and quality of our last dining experience. This is not the Paesano’s I know. My poached salmon was delivered swimming in broth. I didn’t know you had salmon soup. I had to request for it to be completely drained so I could eat it. After that, we had to wait about 30 minutes for our side pasta dishes to arrive. Never in my life had I had this POOR service from this fine establishment. Meanwhile, I’m watching 2 front of house managers “hold up” the counters. What is going on Paesano’s???? The service was not even mediocre at best. I’m not spending my money for this type of crappy service.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service.

  37. CE

    ChristopherE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were excellent and we will definitely return. My only knock on the place was that it is very loud. Conversation among our small group of 3 was difficult to hear. Otherwise 5 stars.

  38. MW

    MrWright

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious meal at Paesano's. The food and the service were both outstanding, and the ambience very calming.

  39. J

    Joya

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Buen servicio, buena comida, mucho ruido y algo caro

  40. VD

    ValDavC

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time there. The food was excellent, the service outstanding!

FAQs

Paesanos - Lincoln Heights does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Paesanos - Lincoln Heights also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 828-5191.

Paesanos - Lincoln Heights is rated 4.4 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Treeline Park

  • Neighborhood

    Alamo Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern Tuscan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking at the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (210) 828-5191

  • Catering

    Off-Site Catering - You Set The Scene & we’ll Set The Table. Make your next private function exceptional with Paesanos -Lincoln Heights’ off-site catering. Our wait staff will look after your guests’ needs flawlessly at our restaurant or at any other location. We can also supply expert bartenders, & even your own chef if if you like. Don’t Leave your next Event to Chance-Leave It To Us! For occasions from 20 of your closest friends to 400 400 people sharing in your special day, call on us. tdilling@joesfood.com or (210) 828-5191.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms make every event one for the record books. Our wine cellar, for parties of 35 or fewer, is one of San Antonio's most unique dining spaces. For larger functions, the solarium provides a warm, inviting setting for dinner parties and receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Tricia Dilling: (210) 828-5191

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