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Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria

700 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-6111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Charlotte
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Not sure why this place gets such high marks, maybe it's the lack of other italian restaurants on the island. The food is WAY over seasoned. The sauce has way too much sugar. The salads were completely swimming in dressing. This place is just too heavy handed to be good. Not a fan.

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Luling, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate here our first night in South Padre as it was close to our hotel and we weren't familiar with the island yet. We were tired from our long drive in and just wanted something close to the hotel and easy. The wait staff was great, food came out fast and it was very good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visit Gabriella's every time we're at the island and it never disappoints. The food is always great and the staff seem as if they go out of their way to make our family experience a great one.

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Duncanville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Being the off season SPI was quiet and getting seated in a restaurant was never a problem The beautiful early evening weather made it pleasant to sit outside. The menu was extensive with a wide range of choices.We ordered one of their featured wood grilled pizzas which was fantastic and too much for two people and we had a couple... More

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Austin Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Been To Gabriella's many, many times over the last few years. 1. Girls at the door still rude! 2. Since the old owners left ( Vickie and Family Moved to OK City) Food Not the same ! I mean NOT THE SAME! 3. I am Italian and not sure what it is! 4. Possibly open to many days in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have eaten here countless times...& every time it's been amazing. Food was delicious & service was excellent. On a different note, was reading the other reviews & wanted to point out something the reviewer before me said...we have had that server before (Shane L) & he was an excellent waiter. If you has your money refunded it was probably... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband went there on a baby moon and I have to say the food was excellent. The service was ok. Warning: our server ALTERED our bill and gave himself a 37% tip. Watch your receipts from gabriellas!!! If Shane L still works there he will rip you off!! On a bright note, we got our stolen money back but... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went to South Padre a little wary about the food. Seemed like reviews were more all over the map than we elsewhere and you were more likely to get incredibly bad service there. But we had a friend recommend Gabriela's and we're so glad she did. We loved it here. Service is very good and the venue is very... More

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Houston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening - the place was full, even in "off season". We had an appetizer of fried calamari,followed by salads, and warm bread with dipping oil....all very yummy! We then enjoyed a very delicious veggie pizza - cooked in a wood fired oven with delightfully crisp crust. By the time we were done, we... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

You simply have to eat here to appreciate it. There is no way to tell anyone how good the food is. Italian Nachos, nowhere else in the world. Crisp pasta deep fried and piled into a tower with cheeses and many other good things. No relation to Mexican nachos, not even close. Best lasagna ever. Cannoli to die for. Place... More

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