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4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1198
Today
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really expensive!

$3 is not a large sum of money, but it is when you are purchasing ONE single scoop of gelato. And, it gets very expensive when you have a family of five. Combined we had 5 scoops = over $17. Yes, it is a tourist town, but I could've purchased a couple of meals for $17 or several gallons of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rena S
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a great place to stop after a hot day in the sun. I got the coffee and amaretto gelato and it was excellent. Definitely worth the stop.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went here 2x during a 4 day visit, loved it so much that we decided to have it be our late night dinner on one trip. The flavors were different and all tasted amazing. The staff was very generous with samples. The kids took pics and sent them to friends.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

$3 is not a large sum of money, but it is when you are purchasing ONE single scoop of gelato. And, it gets very expensive when you have a family of five. Combined we had 5 scoops = over $17. Yes, it is a tourist town, but I could've purchased a couple of meals for $17 or several gallons of... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Gelato was OK. Edible but not great. The price was very high for what they offered. Could be better.

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took my cousin here on a whim...it was a great find. A little pricey but really good, so, it was worth it. We will be back soon!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Between me and my husband we tried 4 different flavors of gelato and they were all pretty tasteless. Nothing special about this place.

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Olympia, Washington
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped in for a gelato on a hot day. My wife and I each had two scoops. For both of us, the flavor based on fruit was superb, strong fruit flavor while the others (mint, espresso) were much milder and almost bland. Had some trouble ordering coffee, but it was good. Nice and relaxing to just sit and eat.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Gelato in the case had melted and been refried at least once. The m&m was a blue tint from the melted candy. Was very grainy. Very lacking in flavor. The overall cleanliness was poor. Cases were frosted over so you couldn't see many of the flavors.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

To sum it up, quick and delicious! Would most def go again. It's not hectic at all here. Very relaxing and had a variety of choices of ice cream. They also had coffee which I plan on trying next time. Caramel ice cream, 2 thumbs up!

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Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

TOTAL TRAP! We just wanted to get a gellato...YEAH...people were EXTREMELY SLOW. There were people who were standing there from the gift shop trying to get people to go in the gift shop while you wait...YEAH...we just left.

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Additional Information about Dolce Roma

Address: 4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 761-1198
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-1198

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?