824 Afterglow St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821629.547520 -98.506283
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!
HORRIBLE FOOD. On 8/15/2006 I went to this famous place and expected too much plus our meal took over an hour to arrive; I ordered eggplant with proscuitto, sounds good. Well it wasn't the menu said thinly sliced eggplant with the famous ham that is supposed to be pink and almost transluscent. When it came it was the thickest eggplant parmagiana with spoiled meat covered in cheese and sauce, breaded and oh yea and it was not hot, aleast not 150 degrees. I wuld have said something but the waiter never came back until the bill. AWWWW this place may have been great at one time but is nowhere in the realms of Piccolo's! Please don't bother and if you do get pizza but then again go to Florio's or Maria's Pizza for that.
My absolute favorite!. Beautiful setting, fantastic food, delctable pasteries, great wine selection, good service...need I say more?
Excellent. Great place to go for a meal or a glass of wine. You can tell this place is family owned. If the guy in the kitchen speaks Italian, and the staff speaks Italian, it must be Italian! Oh, and by the way, the "person" that criticized saying that the Calimai was "rubbery"...DUHHH! When is Calamari NOT rubbery? The Cioppino is a bargain and the hostess is the mostest!
Great Italian food!. I was visiting San Antonio last October and had the chance to eat at this fine restaurant. I had spaghetti with sausage and loved it. Overall its probably one of the best Italian restaurants I've eaten at. The only down side of this place is that its not open Sundays.
Never Again!. I would not recommend eating here at all. First of all the service was horrible. From the moment we were seated we waited and waited and the only times our waiter came up to us was to take our order and when it was time to pay. He had some guy who did not appear as a waiter at all dressed in jeans and a cap deliver our salads. It was unbelievable. The food was not even that good. I would definetly not recommend this restraunt to anybody. Oh and one more thing, dont get the calamari...it was rubbery and tasted as if it had been reheated. Yuk!
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