Michael T. Berger, MBA
G&M Approved #11 - Allora Coastal Italian
Let's welcome Allora to the exclusive ranks of G&M Approved as we believe they represent one of the best of the best in San Antonio. Here is a short "get to know ya" from their website.
Modern Coastal Italian
Allora is a stylish, full-service coastal Italian restaurant located at Pearl designed to take San Antonio diners on a journey through the romantic Amalfi Coast. “Allora” comes from the Italian vernacular and is peppered through sentences to express surprise, reverie, fascination, and anticipation of what is to come – it covers all the bases. Peter Selig and the Maverick Restaurant Group personify the spirit of Allora with colorfully transportive gathering spaces, one of the city’s largest alfresco dining loggias, and a stunning bar accented with an oversized Pompeian fresco. Chef Robbie Nowlin redefines Italian food in San Antonio with a modern menu featuring a collection of small and large plates, including extensive offerings of cooked and raw seafood, housemade pasta, roasted vegetables, and savory game. Guests are welcomed with unparalleled hospitality and intimate hangout spots to enjoy craft cocktails, spritzers, and European wines curated by Sommelier Joshua Thomas and Beverage Director Francisco Chagolla. Friendly Southern Italian-inspired service is directed by General Manager Dwayne Collins. Diners can live “la dolce vita” whether they choose to lounge on the loggia for happy hour, grab a bite for lunch, linger over weekend brunch, or create unforgettable memories among shared plates at dinner. Allora is the sister restaurant to Arrosta, the fast-casual counter-service cafe next door.
Inspired by the beauty of the Italian coast yet uniquely Texan, Allora brings a new sense of diversity and imagination to Italian food with the panache of a New York culinary edge. Allora intends to redefine the Italian culinary experience in San Antonio through unmatched dining spaces, innovative recipes, and unique wine offerings.
La Storia delle Sorelle
The folklore of Allora and Arrosta begins on the winding streets of Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast. Here, the two daughters of a rugged fisherman and kind-hearted Pastaia played in the salty sea breeze and learned the family trades on bustling market mornings. Allora would always daydream, “and then we could learn to make pasta like mama, and then we could move to the States, and then we could open our restaurants.” Beautiful and refined, Allora was the sister with a passion for service, hospitality, and style. Arrosta, on the other hand, was much more bohemian, go with the flow, and fiery in her personality. Allora would focus on crafting delicate pasta dishes and serving the freshest seafood in her stylish restaurant. Arrosta would ignite a flame to roast meats and pour espressos in her casual tavola. After working in New York at a family trattoria, they kept hearing of the promise of a Wild Western frontier. So, they made their way to Texas. But, where to go? Austin...no...Houston...eh...ah, San Antonio, allora! Now, these two sisters are bringing Italian flavors unlike any other to the city of San Antonio. You will find their spirit of adventure in their inventive Italian-inspired cuisine with a touch of home and the unparalleled service of the Allora and Arrosta restaurants.
The Pearl Brewery
The Credit Human Bldg
403 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78215
Lunch Tues- Friday 11:am-2:30pm
Dinner Tues-Thurs 5pm- 10pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 5pm- 11pm
Dinner Sun 5pm- 10pm
Brunch Sunday 10am to 2:30pm
However, don't take our word alone...Look at their review on sites like Bark and Yelp such as these:
"We ate at the first time at Allora last night and our experience was phenomenal. The food is real authentic Italian food. By far the best Italian I've had in America. Our server Christian was awesome and very knowledgeable. The star of the show was the Orrechiette, but the rest were amazing too. Will definitely be going back next time we're in town." - Kendall M.
"This restaurant combined seafood and pasta in my two favorite things. Been wanting to try red snapper for the longest time and it was amazing definitely enough to share. Risotto is on the menu as a special and it was delicious. The octopus is also a must. I would probably order this exact menu again it was perfect for us to share." - Jennifer S.
"Upscale coastal Italian food
First impression: Walked in on a weekend. Restaurant was full of reservations, but fortunately had amble seating for 2 at the bar. Outdoor seating was available as well. Restaurant had a beautiful painted mural above the large bar.
Service: Wait staff was very attentive. We sat at the bar and enjoyed seeing the bartenders mix cocktails.
Food: The meal followed a traditional Italian structure with antipasti, primi, secondi, and dessert. For our meal we had boquerones, bucatini vongole, grilled swordfish, roasted cauliflower, and tiramisu. My husband's favorite dish was the boquerones (bread topped with pesto and sardines). My favorite was the bucatini vongole which was a tasty clam pasta; it had a nice balance of acid and fat.
Recs: Would highly recommend a return visit for a special occasion. Food quality is excellent, but on the slightly smaller size. Would also recommend a reservation to ensure seating if your party is larger than 2+." - Victoria T.
We are excited to announce that Allora as G&M Approved and we look forward to years of their continued success.
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