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Dolce Roma

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4200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1198
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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The Woodlands, Texas
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This locally owned ice cream shop has two location on South Padre Island. I believe both are adjacent to one of those large souvenir shops along the main drag. My husband, son and I tried them out this summer while on the island for vacation. We each got a 2 flavor medium sized bowl of the gelato. I like this... More 

Thank Linda D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a treat after eating at Louie's and riding Go-carts at Gravity Park. They have a great selection of ice cream and the service was fantastic. In fact, my daughter's first choice of ice cream was not in stock, but half way through our ice cream, the gentleman working behind the counter went into their freezer and found some... More 

Thank ChrisandLesleyinOK
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream was icy and not very flavorful. The place seemed pretty dirty. I'm not that picky but this ice cream leaves a lot to be desired. We won't go back.

Thank Christie A
Buffalo, New York
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205 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gelato was decent. What stands out was waiting five minutes for a girl to come from the back then her acting as if we were disturbing her. We figured she was having a bad day so we still tipped her to no thank you , no come back just awkward silence and her returning to her phone. Oh well.

Thank Irish311
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my kids to this location so that they could have a taste what an Italian ice cream dessert tastes like. It was okay, but the service i got here on 06/26/2016 was terrible. All I did was ask for sprinkles and the server looked at me as if i had asked her to rope the moon. She then... More 

Thank mrsjimenez73
Fort Worth, Texas, Usa
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a fan of gelato, but this stuff was fantastic. It was nice and cool inside the building. Service was fast and friendly. I got the nutty, brownie bites gelato, my daughters got the Oreo blast and raspberry gelato. We were all completely satisfied with our selection. Please give them a try. My family enjoyed our snack.

Thank Angela J
Longview, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is about the only thing good here. Staff look and act like they could care less about the job. Seating is terrible. Metal chairs are very uncomfortable and unstable. The music playing sounded like something from a hip hop night club. If you go here...just get your ice cream and leave.

Thank JMarsolan
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

For the best gelato out of Italy and in Texas head to Dolce Roma Cafe next to South Padre Island's Blackbeards Seafood Restaurant. This corner gelato shop has a great assortment of mouth watering gelato. Me and my wife are regulars when we visit SPI. It is clean, orderly, and the staff is friendly. We visited two times within a... More 

Thank Verrol
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The ice cream was good. But there wasn't much to make this place stand out above the others. I would go back, like I said it was good. But I would also be just as happy to try any other options as well.

Thank Tiffany W
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I think it was way overpriced at $3 for a small scoop in a cup. The guys behind the counter were difficult to understand and didn't really understand me either. The gelato was okay. I tasted my kids and wasn't entirely impressed. I've had better. The place was clean though, and attached to a souvenir shop so that was nice.... More 

Thank Bree L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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