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4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1198
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Today
10:00 am - 8:00 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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    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
It was definitely different!

Interesting taste, nice staff, refreshing on a hot day for sure, very pricey, spent $30 for 4 people. DQ is much better for ice cream!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
njthomp79
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Santa Fe, Texas
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a great place. The gelato was okay at best, not a ton of flavor. The cones were tasty though. The server didn't seem to care too much.

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Thank Kevin P
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but great gelato. Returned today for a second helping. Four of us tried six different flavors in two days. All were excellent.

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Thank Tmclain5
Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want the best Gelato this side of Italy go to Dolce Roma. The gelato is fresh and they have several flavors from which to choose. I highly recommend this place for every sweet tooth out there. It is wonderful!

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Thank Edward Z
Swansea, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited today and the Gelato was tasteless and probably the worst we have ever tasted. We should have known when we entered as it did not look the freshest and looked refrozen.

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Thank BUSTYBREEZER
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Fancy name but whatever they are serving isn't authentic Italian gelato. Perhaps, I just got fooled by their name or their advertising about "sugar free." Some of the flavors seemed to be "spongy," and even my 10 year old preferred to go to a grocery store than eat their ice cream. Unfortunately, one of us did buy an ice cream.... More 

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Thank Amit K
Heptonstall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I asked if they had any italian ices or anything that was dairy free because my daughter has a severe allergy, not just an intolerance to milk protein. They pointed to 2 different flavors and said they were "no milk, dairy free". After consuming, my child proceeded to throw up and have severe diarrhea for hours. I contacted to make... More 

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1 Thank Skye C
Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Stopped in to get ice cream while walking back to our Hotel and ran into the worst Service I have ever experience ! This young girl showed nothing but disinterest,impatience with our ordering and rudeness in her communication manner! It seemed to us that all she was interested in was her Dr. Phil program on the television. Even though the... More 

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1 Thank Michael P
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

My son and I stopped by for a cool treat. They have a huge selection of flavors. Really enjoyed the caramel. Will definitely go back on future trips.

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Thank MetzGwen
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I have tried to like this place, but their so called gelato is refrozen every night and put out in the morning until it is gone. It is icy and gross. I have never left a negative review, but this should receive a visit from the health dept, I promise it would be closed! Save your money and go to... More 

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Thank TXtraveler03
Santa Fe, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interesting taste, nice staff, refreshing on a hot day for sure, very pricey, spent $30 for 4 people. DQ is much better for ice cream!

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Thank njthomp79

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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