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Family owned and operated, Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria opened in 1983. We've been serving San Antonio families for over 30 years. We provide catering and private dining in the Big Apple. Call us today to make reservations or take out our amazing Italian food!

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Phone: (210) 349-2556

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Price Range
North Central, Greater Harmony Hils

Little Italy Restaurant And Pizzeria

Italian Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Edited: 10/18/2017
Below average. I came here for...

Below average. I came here for lunch with a group of 6. The service was slow.

We were seated in an area that was previously reserved so we had to move after taking our orders. The server didn't remember who ordered what and some of the orders were wrong.

Everybody in the group said the food tasted fine. The lunch prices are reasonable.

I probably will not go back.

L R.



Eh, its just ok. I had lunch here today with 5 other coworkers. The food was good but nothing amazing. And the service was terrible. It took a while for our server to greet the table...the place was not busy at the time. We ordered our meals with our drinks on his initial visit since we had plenty of time to look at the menu while waiting. The food took a long time to come out and the server couldn't remember what anyone had and "auctioned" out our food. And some of the orders were incorrect. It was difficult to get water refills. Then when paying it was an extended wait for the payments to be completed. All in all, I likely won't return even though the food wasn't bad.




you guys are racists. never going back!

I went in 03-09-13 to take my parents to dinner. The snotty hostess and old man that worked there were rude and made me and my family feel unwelcome. After we arrived, she told me that the wait time for a party of 3 would be 45 minutes, three minutes later a WHITE family of FOUR came in and she told them 'it will be a 30 minute wait'. i tried to overlook this. as i kept waiting, larger parties kept coming in(white people) and they would be seated first despite the fact that my family and i had arrived before them. the old man(i guess manager or owner) was handing out water to people(again white people) waiting but didn't offer any to my family. the snotty hostess would give me a dirty look every now and then & snap 'can i help you?'. Finally i said 'f--k this,i am not letting these racists take my money,i can tell we are not welcome' and we left. it's a shame.

this isn't 'slander' by any means, this was an awful and unfortunate experience. if people are allowed to post postive reviews on this page,then people should be allowed to post the negative as well. your lack of concern really cannot 'fix this problem' at this point.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delightful dining experience

I am new to San Antonio, and I was thrilled to be introduced to Little Italy. The restaurant's interior reminds me of a cute little Italian restaurant I used to go to when I was growing up in Chicago. We were warmly greeted at the door, and led to a cozy booth for two. The service was excellent, and the pizza was absolutely delicious. Being able to carry on a conversation at dinner is very important to me, and the ambiance is just right. I have nothing but good things to say about this charming Italian restaurant, and will be a regular from now on.



Worst Service Ever

Worst restaurant experience in my entire life. We were seated immediately, and ignored for 20 minutes while the 3 other tables in the entire place were waited on. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Over priced, terrible service, run down location, and overall unclean place. We left after being ignored and nobody said a word. It was as if we were invisible. This place came highly recommended by friends here in the city, but, we were disappopinted and encourage others not to waste your time or money in such a poorly run establishment. I'm sure the owner will get on and call me names, but, as the owner, I'd want someone to advise on the terrible service. This is the first and only time I've ever rated any restaurant, and I hope someone will read this and correct the problems, since Little Italy is supposed to be the best Italian food in San Antonio.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cheapened Down

My husband & I really thought they ""cheapened down"" their product(s). The fried calimari appetizer we ordered used to be fresh fried calimari. Now it seems like they buy a pre-made bag of frozen battered calamari in bulk from Sysco & fry it up. And the marinera sauce that came w/ the calimari was like chunky ketchup & tabasco sauce. The margherita pizza was the only good thing. And even that didn't have fresh garlic on it like I had ordered. It was jarred diced-up garlic. Probably won't go back. They didn't even offer me a drink while I waited for my order (that should have been done because I ordered ahead of time for pick-up). They wanted to charge me $2.95 for an iced-tea!



Provided by Citysearch - 
solid A-

We've been 3 times in the last 3 months. The food was great all 3 times, it tasted home made or at least prepared fresh. The salads, soups and bread were decent also...especially the chicken and vegetable soup! The servic was a bit inconsistent, you do have to track down the waiters sometimes...weekdays are not as much fun, weekends seem better or at least we felt the service was more attentive. Other than that, great place to take visitors from out of town, great food and a homey feel from the management/ownership.



Love, love, love Little Italy!...

Love, love, love Little Italy! Great, affordably priced restuarant with extremely attentive waitstaff and superb food to boot. What's not to love?



Provided by Citysearch - 
great Italian restaurant!

We have been to Little Italy approximately 6 times since finding it 6 months ago. We love their food---and prices are fair. One of our favorite restaurants in San Antonio!
We have taken several family members to Little Italy when they have visited and all have been impressed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This Paesan Gets 2 Thumbs UP!!!

Pizza...Pizza ...Pizza! If you are looking for a true ITALIAN PIZZA, then this is the place for you!
I have been eating their pizza since I was's been 30 years now and its still just as great!
I remember as a child, waiting for our table on a clear Friday night....chilly weather........New York accents....paesan's all around....and that tastey hot thin slice of pizza that you would get while waiting for your table. The blend of cheeses, the hommade sauce and thin crispy crust was to die for. I have not found anything like this one since being in New York.
I give this Paesan 2 thumbs up!!!



Nice restaurant - but food not too good

This is a quaint little restaurant, but they must improve their food. The only item on the menu that I have tried and liked is the Pizza. I don't go to Italian restaurants for pizza.



Provided by Citysearch - 
nice family owned place

I've been a few times (would go more if I lived closer) and have really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. It is a small and cozy place and is great for a casual bite to eat or a romantic dinner for two. The appetizers were good and they bring a free slice of cheese pizza before your meal. I have not tried the other pizza, but the entrees are good.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Food and Great price

I am from New York and one of the things I miss is good pizza and Italian. I was starting to get worried since people keep giving me suggestions and they all missed the mark. But I have to say I really enjoyed little Italy. When you go they give everyone a small taste of their pizza which I hear is the best. The pizza was great but I tried the stuffed shells because no one makes that or manicotti around here. The portions are smaller than most restaurants but just right. We eat too much food anyway. We also tried the tortellini, baked ziti and sausage and meatballs. Everything was awesome. Don't let the outside judge the food on the inside. I would definitely go back and try again but next time it will be all about the pizza.....



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best pizza in San Antonio.

That's all we've had so far and looking forward to more. The large 18 inch is huge and filling. We think it is what pizza was meant to be like. Forget Papa Johns.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Old School, dominent dough flavor style pizza

It is an old school place. Similar to European style dining. One of the better Italian restaurants in SA. Portions of appetizers, slaads/soups, and desserts are small Prices are average (recently increased). The bread is baguette/French style like in Europe. Little Italy's bread is good quality though. Pizza has what I call a ""dominent dough flavor(DDF)."" In DDF pizza, the taste of the ingrediants blend into the taste of the dough, resulting in a powerful doughy taste. This taste has existed in Tony's, Tombstone, and various other ready-to-go oven/microwave pizzas however, on a much lower scale. Their tomato sauce and gravy are execellent. Strong veal, spinach, and pasta. Choices of sauces are given for pastas. Caesar salad is strong. The desserts are delicticious but small. Service is OK if present at the right time, when it is not packed. Personally, I am being objective, I do not like this place that much because I am too american style fickeled and prefere more quantity in servings. I despise baguette/french bread and I do not like the ddf style of pizza, though theirs are good. My favorite places currently are Pompeii (slightly better quality and grater quantity for slightly lower price) for fine dining. Pizabella is my prime parlor for pizza.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Italian food in town.

I love Little Italy. I've been there a million times and have always left happy. The food is delicious, the portions are generous, and they serve you a complimentary slice of cheese pizza! The resturaunt is owned by an Italian family and they're very nice people. I do not eat at any other Italian resturaunt in San Antonio because they pale in comparison. This is the best Italian food I've ever had and I wish they could duplicate it and put one in Austin. :)

Mangia qui! E' piu bello!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The reviewers are all correct

I've been to Little Italy a lot. We used to live about three blocks away so it was easy!
They have some of the best pizza I've ever had, and their Eggplant Parm is excellent. The food is almost always absolutely wonderful.
However, we have had very good service and absolutely HORRID service. Personally, I think it's just the one guy who tends to ignore his tables since he's the only one who's ever been bad to us.
In all but a very few instances our food has been hot and fast. Generally the slow/cold food comes during lunch rushes.
So I'd definitely recommend you go, but beware. Be on your toes because you may have to flag your waiter down, and don't hesitate to send the food back if it's not right.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Pizza

All of the Italian dishes served here are good but the pizza is always top notch. The service from both the waitstaff and the owner's is excellent.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Homemade Italian, Eggplant Rolatini is A+++++, Marinated Shrimp Appetizer A++++, Pizza A+++++

Great, Great, Great!!!!

Thank God there are still a few Family Owned and Operated little neighborhood Italian Restaurants in San Antonio. This place has it all: A Owner/Family member is your Hostess, not a high school sophomore. The Wait Staff has CHARACTER & CHARM!!!! Not Tatoos!!! They actally KNOW what the dishes are on the menu!! DUH, Macaroni Grill & Carrabba's... it creates an ""evening"" and not just an experience identical to visiting a Sonic Drive-in. And the food is all about the taste and how it goes with the candlelight & wine. You, know, how it all comes together to make a wonderful unique experience. The menu is creative and different, a zillion miles away from the Cookie Cutter Restaurants and their Blue Light Special canned recipes from frozen in Milwalkee entrees. Yes, you can taste the difference.

Eggplant Rolatini at Little Italy is the best I have ever found. The best. And, it's cool that you can get it as either an appetizer or an entree. They bring a sample hot their fantastic cheese pizza directly from the oven to your table when you are seated. For all the hype, all Paesano's brings to the table when you are seated is an arrogant waiter or waitress with an attitude that could freeze ice in a hot pizza oven. Ordering appetizers instead of entrees to mix things up a bit and share with others at your table and do it with some of the house Chianti.... no place does Italian, the whole Italian package, better than this nice, little place!!!!