The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio announced the reopening of its fully renovated and redesigned restaurant and bar, Zocca Cuisine D’Italia. Newly-appointed Executive Chef Ron Mays offers guests of Zocca technique-driven menus that serve up flavorful signature dishes and tempting desserts. The impressive indoor-outdoor bar offers a fresh cocktail program and regional wines that pair perfectly with the new Texas-inspired Italian dishes.
Open daily, from 6:30am -10:00pm (7:00am -10:00pm on weekends) with bar hours from 11:00am -12:00am, Zocca’s dinner menu highlights shared plates such as Chicken Liver Bruschetta and Giardiniera E Mozzarella; mains such as Ossobuco Di Agnello and Pollo Impanato, fresh warm and cold salads; pizzas including Caprese and Carnivore; and desserts such as Tiramisu Affogato and Chocolate Zabaglione. Lunch offers Spicy Scarpariello Wings and Shrimp and Polenta, while breakfast includes two omelet choices, an Egg White Burrito and Orange Ricotta Pancakes.
Weekend Brunch at Zocca just started on March 25th, with menus featuring Salsa Macha Dry-Rubbed Wings, Heart of Texas Pizza and Texas Steak & Eggs Benedict. Brunch cocktails include Two-Step Tea, Tear in My Beer, Harvey Wallbanger a La Mode, as well as Mimosa Mia bottle service and Build Your Own Bloody Mary. Weekend Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm with live music on Sundays from 12pm – 3pm. Guest of Zocca can also enjoy live music on the patio on Thursday nights starting between 5pm – 6pm.
“The opportunity to breathe new life into an iconic establishment such as Zocca is an absolute honor,” said Executive Chef Ron Mays. “I am excited to share a palatable, yet approachable menu made for everyday dining with an elevated experience attached.”
Chef Mays’ impressive resume touts over 20 years spent in kitchens throughout the US and beyond, providing a wealth of knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to oversee the entire culinary operation of the hotel that includes Zocca Cuisine D’Italia, Cafecito Café, the seasonal Pool Bar, In-Room Dining and a robust banquet and catering program.
An attraction of its own, Zocca’s impressive new bar provides an immersive indoor-outdoor integration between the interior and the patio along the San Antonio River Walk. With easy-to-see TVs and a relaxed, comfortable feel, the bar also features a walk-up component for guests of the River Walk as well as bar seating that allows viewing directly into the restaurant.
Zocca’s new interiors are both eye-catching and open-concept inclusive of a lounge area perfect for nightlife vibes, contemporary tables and chairs, cozy walled-in booths, cushioned banquette seating areas, and a vino-inspired private dining room. Gold accents, fresco murals, fragmented stone, patterned tile, and more add just the right amount of flair.
“Zocca has an established reputation for creating authentic dishes with a relaxed al fresco Italy-like atmosphere conducive for socializing, relaxing, and connecting,” says Maria Martinez, General Manager of The Westin Riverwalk. “We’re pleased to revive the vision and spirit of the restaurant, a true River Walk staple, and we’re proud to share this concept with our hotel guests and locals alike.”
- Leading the visionary charge, Dallas-based interior design firm, Waldrop + Nichols, created a design paying tribute to the legacy of the famed San Antonio River Walk by focusing on creating an Italian-inspired ambiance through custom hand painted canvas murals that also pay tribute to the Alamo City. A warm and earthy palette of terra cotta, burgundy and maize tones paired with textural materials adds depth and mood.
Zocca Cuisine D’Italia is the restaurant and bar venue at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, guests can expect craveable items in an indoor-outdoor setting right along the San Antonio River Walk. Live music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings and during Sunday brunch. Special events take place year round and a walk-up bar for River Walk patrons is available.