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.
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.
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!
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.
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 little....it'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.
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.
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.....