Il Sogno, a five-star Italian cafe, features Italian fare found in the trattorias and osterias of Rome and Florence. Renowned chef Andrew Weissman opened the restaurant, located in the historic Pearl Brewery, in 2009. The menu features a range of Italian classics from espresso drinks, yogurt with muslix, and coddled eggs for breakfast to pizzas, salads and entrees such as pan-seared halibut and homemade ravioli for lunch or dinner.
With two James Beard Award nominations under his belt for “Best Chef,” Andrew Weissman has made an indelible mark on the San Antonio culinary scene. Weissman has been a pioneer in introducing world-class cuisine to San Antonio since the opening of his first restaurant, Le Rêve, which received critical acclaim from such esteemed publications as the New York Times, Forbes Traveler and Gourmet magazine having rank ed it sixth among the nation’s top 50 restaurants.
Weissman continues the culinary journey by expanding his expertise to specialties that consist of seafood and Italian cuisine. His latest ventures include The Sandbar Fish House & Market, an upscale oyster bar offering San Antonio's widest variety of oysters and seafood; and Il Sogno, a five-star Italian Osteria featuring Italian fare found in the trattorias and osterias of Rome and Florence. Both are located at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. Later this year, Weissman will add another unique entry to the San Antonio food scene with The Luxury, an outdoor restaurant consisting of four retro-fitted cargo containers featuring a menu that focuses on high-end cargo cuisine, fine beer, wine, champagne and dessert.
A San Antonio native, Weissman began his gastronomic pursuits at the Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park in New York. After graduating at the top of his class in 1996, Weissman worked in the most revered establishments in France and received tutelage from some of the most prominent chefs in the country including the famed Bernard Andrieux at his Michelin starred restaurant in Durtol in the Auvergne and Master French Chef Jacques Thiebeult Andrew. He also worked at Restaurant Bernard Andrieux, Hotel de la Poste and Troigros in Roanne. There, Weissman discovered a newly inspired passion for food.
Upon his return to the states, Weissman went on to work at Le Cirque 2000 in Manhattan.
Weissman also owns Sip Coffee & Espresso bar in San Antonio and is part owner in his family’s restaurant, Big'z Burger Joint.
200 East Grayson Street, #100
San Antonio, TX 78215