This place is perfect! Fantastic food, attentive service, great atmosphere! Jazz, belly dancer, what more do you need?!?\r
Dolores del Rio is definitely in the ""hole in the wall"" category, so if you like lots of space around your table, this is not for you. Think ""cozy"". But that's part of the charm; all of the fellow diners are friendly and everyone is having a good time interacting with the band and the staff. The food was unexpectedly fantastic. I had the Veal Picatta and it was out of this world. My wife had the linguine with pesto and loved it. Try the spinach salad (it's big enough to share). The garlic bread was authentic and very garlicky. Pretty good wine list. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Super creamy and smooth. Coffee was nice and very strong. I left feeling like I had had a night straight out of a Bogart movie. Get there early (7pm ish) on Friday or Saturday nights. Better yet get a reservation. When the band took a break, the belly dancer took over. I'm not an expert, but she was attractive, not really skilled. The band was the opposite!\r
No place is perfect. The temperature was a little hot, and the piano needed to be tuned or replaced.\r
Overall, if you're looking for that personal touch, jazz, great Italian food, Dolores del Rio is a fantastic choice. You wouldn't think of it in this location, since almost everything else is so touristy on the Riverwalk. But this is the real deal! 5 stars!
Pros: Great food, service, music, atmosphere, and price
Cons: A little too hot; piano needed to be tuned.