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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
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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    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
Nice gelato, somewhat unevan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Hal72
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Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 helpful votes 56 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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