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4522 Fredericksburg Rd. (Hillcrest Dr.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Full bar

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Aldo's Marina Restaurant Review

: Aldo’s Marina is one of three Italo-centric restaurants run by the Ghaffari dynasty, and though the Tuscan-toned architecture suggests a resort on the Italian coast, it ventures farthest from the fold---especially with the new brunch and its omelets, roast beef and hot buffet. A sushi bar, for example, operates in winter months, and at all times there is a handsome display of smoked salmon carpaccio appetizers exhibiting tequila-jalapeño, lemon-dill and other variants on the theme. There are pastas, to be sure, among them the capellini e pomodoro, and as is necessary in San Antonio, fried seafood appears---though with a catfish option in addition to shrimp and oysters. We tend to gravitate toward marinated grilled salmon in a dill-caper cream sauce or the seared tuna steak with a sauce of shallot, ginger, soy and cilantro, however---or to the bouillabaisse bubbling in a saffron-tomato broth. Never mind it’s not the classic version from Marseilles. Crawfish étouffée acknowledges our neighbor to the east. And as the place once featured steaks, some remain as a reminder of the past. They’re of the new Sterling Silver ilk, and belie the when-in-Rome dictum.


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