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Paulino's Italian Restaurant

4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
+1 956-761-4000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We feel like we discovered an unappreciated gem. Great food. Lovely place and lovely people running it. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MStephens12
Reviewed April 24, 2018

A small, quaint Italian restaurant with delicious food and great service. The lasagna was fresh and tasted home-made. The spaghetti with meat sauce was hearty and excellent. Terrific casual dining! Enjoyed it so much that we went back a second time within 10 days!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Leslie P
Reviewed April 12, 2018

When staying at Spin always have dinner one time at this restaurant. Never busy, excellent service, and food is very tasty. Not sure why more people do not eat there but they should try it at least once. Restaurant serves both Italian and seafood.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank macbobTexas
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We have talked about trying this restaurant every time we passed it but just never got around to it until tonight. Glad we did and we will definitely return. Decided to have pizza and it was a great choice. We have had pizza at 2...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank WilliamS404
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

The best pizza we’ve had on the island! We also loved the music they played thru the speakers, it was nice dinner music. Looks like everything is freshly painted and clean. We loved it so much we can’t wait to go back again! The service...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 75pjt
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Spaghetti with shrimp was fresh and lovely. Veal piccata was quite good and the hostess (the wife of the chef) was Chilean and pointed us to wine from Chile that was excellent. She was warm and funny. It made the night.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank michaelrV9900AG
Reviewed August 9, 2017

It is a family style restaurant. For a Saturday night in August, it was pretty empty. The side salad was chopped iceberg lettuce, 4 slivers of carrots and 1 small piece of tomato. The wine was sold in the little bottles. The vegetable pizza was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Mary Z
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

My family and I were a little nervous to try this place since there were literally no other customers in the resturant when we arrived, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was a decent price as tasted great. A cute and charming place I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Monica B
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a delicious find. The eggplant parmesan, manicotti, cannolli, and shrimp fettuccine alfredo were all superb. Perfect portions and reasonable prices. We even had the pleasure of meeting Paulino. We will visit this gem again!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 4Gallaher
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed. Not a very busy place, even during dinner time. If that's what your looking for, knock yourself out. The food portions were not what I was expecting for the prices. And I've never, in all the Italian restaurants I've visited, ever...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Stephanie H
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-4000
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