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4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1198
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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Gelato

Perhaps it was the flavors we chose but I didn't think these had the rich intense flavor that I associate with gelato. Not bad just not great. Also a bit disappointed that samples were not offered of the flavors-- maybe they would have been given if we asked but that seemed forward. I think every... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
lmk55
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St. Joseph, Michigan
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St. Joseph, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Perhaps it was the flavors we chose but I didn't think these had the rich intense flavor that I associate with gelato. Not bad just not great. Also a bit disappointed that samples were not offered of the flavors-- maybe they would have been given if we asked but that seemed forward. I think every other gelato shop I've visited... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a very clean and efficiently run Italian ice cream. They have a small selection but the selection they have is tasty. You can taste up to 2 for free and I do recommend it because some flavored our little funky. Some are strong and some more week also so be diligent in your choice. It's official we're on

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Do NOT waste your money - the gelato is grainy and tasteless. The flavored coffee drinks taste like something you could get with a dry mix and water. Waaaayyyyy overpriced! Do not waste your time or money. Go to Yummy's Bristo instead - it's just down the street.

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Peoria, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have visited this place on previous visits to SPI so wanted to go back but never could catch then open. I called north location in afternoon and gentleman said they closed today at 6PM so at 530 we went and he was just locking up. I told him I called and he siad 6PM and he said not that... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Overpriced for what is supposed to be home made gelato. Had much better in Key West, New York, etc. Unfortunately, we were disappointed.

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Round Rock, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Italian gelato is not only flavorful but totally creamy and absolutely dreamy! It is made with high quality ingredients. We are still trying to figure out what we got at Dolce Roma! It had a strange grainy texture- it was not creamy at all! We noticed they got awards on the island around 2005. All we can think is that... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The person behind the counter made my son try the mango gelato, when he ordered it to be sure he liked it as it was different. That alone after our bad experiences with dining on the island, was huge. The gelato was good, reasonably priced and the service was good. The LOUD music was a bit much but it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm a local to the island. Have been going there for about a year now. Favorite coffee place. One of their newest employees is rude and doesn't understand very much English. She was rude to my mother who went to pick up coffee for me. Didn't know who she even was. Refused service to myself and the gentleman I was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After dinner we decided to enjoy dessert at Dolce Roma. There was quite a variety of flavors to choose from. We tried a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of turtle ice cream. The chocolate was flavorful and the turtle was good. I feel the nuts in the turtle ice cream had an old taste to them. The portions are... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

All the flavors we tasted and ordered were outstanding, especially the dulce de leche and the lemon. We had dinner at Gabriella's next door, wonderful Italian food! There is a surf/souvenir store adjoining this gelato shop, and we walked through it and did a little shopping too, enjoyed walking off our dinner and dessert as a family. Great place!

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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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