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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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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
McKinney, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Chicken saltimboca (recommended highly by the server) and chicken Parmesan were both dry, bland and pretty disgusting. In fact, it was probably the worst chicken parm I've ever had in a restaurant (and, sadly, among the most expensive). Garlic tortellini was decent, and kids' pizza was only good for kids (again pretty bland). Fried mozzarella was very good. Salads were... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing Italian food and wonderful service. Wine selection is great. We were told an hour wait, but ended up waiting less than 10 minutes.

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We don't get why this place gets good reviews or always has an hour wait. We thought the food was tasteless, prepared poorly and not worth the price. Maybe we should have ordered pizza? I ordered the pasta and Italian sausages. It was dry, the sauce overly sweet and the pasta chewy. My wife ordered a dried out fish dish.... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food was incredible. This is a great place to take the family. The staff was accomadating and friendly. We will definitely go back.

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I came for the fantastic beer selection (best on the island) and absolutely loved the food. The beer and food pairing options are the best in the area, by far. There can be a long wait on the weekends, so try to sneak in on a weeknight if you are lucky enough to be there then!

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After a full day at the Schlitterbahn, we were in a pizza mood but didn't want to go out to dinner. We ordered 2 pizzas and picked them up (since it was really busy and delivery would've taken over an hour, and to pick it up it was ready in 10 minutes). We had the Leaning Tower of Cheeza and... More

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Alamo, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

try the deep fried asparagus appetizers. I never liked asparagus before. The owner is a Giacomo from Krebs, Ok, famous for their Okitalian food.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went here based on it being #2 on the Island. I am a bit more critical of Italian food and this place was a big hit or miss experience. We had the Calamari and the Zucchini appetizers, couldn't decide on just one--wish we had. The calamari came out tough as tires and we sent it back. 2nd round was a... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

It's all homemade, pretty fair price, really good and super cute and clean inside! They're open till 11, and it's good atmosphere! They is usually a long wait but it's worth it and you can go upstairs and order drinks and apps!!! Don't be a jerk, tip 20%.

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Madison, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food, great service, ambiance is awesome! If you are looking for an authentic Italian cuisine experience, this one is a must go!

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