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what is the best italian food in san antonio? or what are the better ones?

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I love italian food. I want to know what others think is the best italian food in san antonio.

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  1. Il Sogno
    Tre Trattoria

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    Tre Trattoria
    4003 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    1. I second Tre

      1. My best bud likes Paesanos. A LOT! I've never been.

        http://prg-sa.com/

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        Paesanos Restaurant
        555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

        1. I really like Il Sogno (http://www.sanantoniojoe.com/2009/12/...) along with Little Italy. I need to get out to Tre' as I heard that is the bomb.

          1. There is a small place on Evers Road named Piccolo's. The owner/chef (now deceased) was part of the early, early Paesano's and took the ideas and preparation with him. They have the absolute BEST manicotta in town. Their red sauces have a full bodied "fresh" tomatoey taste and not heavy.

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            Paesanos Restaurant
            555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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            1. re: hellen

              Great little restaurant! It's been around forever. The portions are huge! My wife and I usually order an appetizer, split the lasagna, and order an additional salad. The salads are really amazing, as well as the bread. The only bad thing about this place is the service is completely awful. They try and have a 4 star feel, but it's obvious that no one in the place has had any real waiting experience or training. The food certainly makes up for it, and despite the poor service, the owner is always there, and is always friendly and
              accommodating.

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              Piccolo's Italiano Restaurant
              5703 Evers Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238

            2. Cafe Milano is one of my personal favorites. There isn't a dish there that I don't like, and their service is outstanding. They have some unique dishes that can't be found anywhere else. Their specialty, shrimp Milano, is very good, and they also have a unique pasta sauce called "sugarosa" that is definitely worth a try. My kids always split a cheese pizza, and it's awesome. Ask for garlic and olive oil for the bread.

              It isn't cheap, but you won't break the bank, and it's totally worth the cost.

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              Cafe Milano
              7530 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238

              1. Il Sogno

                1. To begin, I lived in Naples, Italy for a year. I am probably the most picky Italian food eater in San Antonio.

                  If you want fresh, handmade mozzarella di buffala, sweet and juicy organic tomatoes, handmade pizza dough with the proper yeast and ingredients used along with a pretty impressive array of anitpasti... you need to go to DOUGH.

                  It's off of Blanco and 410. The location is strange (it's across from a Denny's LOL) but the food is absolutely the most authentic Napoli style food I've had since I left the Mediterranean.

                  They also have an Italian ONLY wine list which I absolutely love. If you know what types of French or California wine you enjoy, tell the staff and they can suggest an Italian equivalent. I was pretty impressed with my server's wine knowledge.

                  This could go on forever... but it's my favorite Italian place in San Antonio. They don't do pepperoni, don't even ask. They don't have big fat spaghetti and egg-y meatballs with under-seasoned tomato sauce like most places in San Antonio claiming to be Italian... they are just true, authentic Italian cuisine. They are even accredited by the Italian government to be authentic Napoli style food. Only 28 restaurants in the United States have that.

                  Ok, so... try it! Enjoy and I'd love to read how your experience was. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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                  1. re: liz.eats10

                    No pepperoni, but man their Sopressata is good. Try the pork love, it has speck, pancetta, sopressata and sausage. Amazing.