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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible20%
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“spaghetti” (7 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
“noodles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

good dinner, quiet place, they give us all the time for choice meal and eat it... when every place was full and waiting line and for that they give you the meal and run with your check, this place had time for breath and enjoy...More

Thank sunshine01152
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent food and service The veal was as good as I have had in the RGV and several pasta dishes were excellent also great bread!

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just average. Pizza was just, ok. Service, ok. I don't think the owners are Italians. The restaurant was hot inside. Music was the same artist piano, would like to have heard authentic Italian tunes. Owners were friendly. I would be hesitant to recommend Paulinos.

Thank wileymax
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is some of the best food we had on the island--or anywhere really for Italian. It's not cheap, but everything was delicious, hot, and perfectly presented. It's more fine dining than quick eats, but they do have pizza and other faster choices that are...More

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We recently visited Paulino's Italian Restaurant while in South Padre Island. We'd been on the road for over 5 hours so we were ALL ready for a good meal. It was also my husband's birthday so I was hoping for a good and fun experience....More

Thank Yvonnes_Travel_Tips
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Delicious food and the service was great! All of us had something different and everyone was satisfied with their meal. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive.

Thank ConcernedTylertx
Reviewed 13 August 2016

No wait; Authentic Italian sauces. The flounder was excellent and the spaghetti "al dente". No fuss, but delicious. The service was fast and the presentation nice.

Thank 7Sylvie7
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food was not good at all. Fish was frozen for more than just a day--the flounder was mushy and the shrimp rubbery. The sauce that came with the shrimp pasta was flavorless. When ordering we kept asking the server (owner? Not sure) what she...More

1  Thank MsBoice
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It is a nice little spot for a couple or a family! The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was awesome! If we are ever in South Padre again it is on the list to go and have dinner.

Thank Carolyn B
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
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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