For parties of 10 or less, please make your reservation with OpenTable

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Or call us at 210-554-6484.

Private Events

We love sharing food with people, let us create a memorable experience for your group.

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Or call our events line at 210-405-6484.


Diners’ Choice Award 2018Hours of Operation


Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30–8:30 p.m.

The CIA Live Fire Kitchen at the Pearl Farmer’s Market

Thursday and Friday: 4–8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

We accept all credit cards!


Closed on Sunday, Monday, and major holidays. Please see our full list of closings below:

December 1, 2018 (private event)
December 7–8, 2018 (private event)

Dress Code

There is no dress code for this restaurant.


Nao is located at 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215. Phone: 210-554-6484. View map and directions to Nao >

Tipping Policy: Pertains to Student-run Dinner Service Only

A key component of the education process at the CIA is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students at The Culinary Institute of America are not permitted to accept tips, in accordance with IRS regulations and the CIA Student Code of Conduct. We thank you for honoring the “no tipping” policy, and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. However, we have included a 20% Student Support Surcharge on each check which is returned to our students through scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. Thank you for helping to support the educational mission of the CIA.

We frequently update our menus so that you may enjoy inspired seasonal offerings and our students can get the most from their education by working with the freshest ingredients available.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Bernadette Lewis
Marketing Manager
[email protected]
The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2
San Antonio, TX 78215