521 River WALK St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.422884 -98.489553
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central San Antonio
A RESTAURANT THAT DOES NOT NEED YOUR BUSINESS – My wife and I stopped in to dine at Michelinos, and we were seated. We sat there and waited for someone to offer us drinks or take our order, for at least 15 minutes. The waiters buzzed by, but never stopped to help us. After all this waiting, another couple was seated next to us. Then they were given drinks, and their order was taken. We went to complain to the hostess and she laughed at us. She was very rude and lacks sensitivity. We left after receiving no service and will never go back again.
Not as good as most Italian Chains – I have to agree with to earlier reviewers. The food was very plain, very bland. Very nice setting on the Riverwalk. The menu was a bit pricy but acceptable for the location. However, the food did not match the price. My daughter had Spag & Meatballs - the plate looked anemic. How do they do that with a red sauce? There are many other Italian joints within 5 minutes - give those a try - they have got to be better. Finally, they had Mexican music / musicans - they were good but not Italian! They should be different and play Italian music - that would be a treat!
Bland; go elsewhere – Top complaint is the bland food. I had a lot left over mainly because I had no incentive to finish my dish. The location is nice right on the Riverwalk, but the same goes for every other restaurant within a 5 minute walk. The price was fairly steep and not worth it. There wasn't a crowd, and I now see why. Stay away if you want a memorable Riverwalk experience. Oh, and the chicken wasn't lean the way I expect it from a decent restaurant; it was plenty fatty and I had to cut and spit often.
Not A Good Experience – Michelinos for italian cuisine on the riverwalk is a joke. My wife, three kids, and I were there just yesterday. The service was terrible (slow, untrained, eating at a side table instead of bringing us our food). I had the shrimp and scallop angel hair dish, which was served with linguine instead of angel hair. This dish had very little taste at all. The alfredo sauce was very thin and bland. The best part of the meal was the garlic bread. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!
Acceptable Italian on river walk – I went to this restaurant with my fiancee, sister & her date who were in the mood for Italian. We were not disappointed with any of our entrees. Everything I sampled (we shared) was top notch for San Antonio, which generally lacks in good Italian cuisine. My entree, a chicken dijon dish, was the best... I would definitely go back! Despite still getting over a stomach virus when I went, I ate every bite and didn't regret it. Their appetizers that we had were not as good as the main dishes. We didn't have room for dessert; a pity too judging from the last review. We'll have to try it next time! If there were any negatives at all it would have to be the service, which was a little slow and we had to hunt for someone to give us our bill. But, all in all, a good experience.
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