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4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1198
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert
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English first
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Killeen
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The lemon ice is so refreshing! There are many other varieties that are also tasty. The small is more than big enough- we rarely finish the mediums when our eyes are bigger than our stomachs! The facilities are clean and the staff is friendly. This is our favorite spot for a sweet treat when on the island! Plus, there is... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for gelato on a Sunday evening and we both enjoyed it. My wife had vanilla and pistachio and I had pistachio and tiramisu. It was about as good as other gelato I've had in Fort Worth and in Vegas.

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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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