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Paciugo Italian Gelato & Caffe

Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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5172 Buffalo Speedway, Ste A, Houston, TX 77005-4207
+1 713-838-7677
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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821 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Paciugo serves one of the best coffees in town. Their espresso is outstanding. The cappuccino is more like a latte, with far too much milk. The gelato is very good, but it used to be better, creamier and more flavorful. Something has changed since our last visit. The gelato is still very good, but it is no longer the best... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Really great selection of flavors including fresh fruit. Gelato was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Heywood21
Houston, Texas
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful display, creative flavors, great texture and delicious. For sure my daughter's favorite gelato in town. But almost $5 with tax for a small?? Not that good to go very often.

Thank Matt S
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147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was my 2nd gelato store while in houston (1st place was Gelazzi) and I had high expectations given the reviews, I was really disappointed. Nice location in a strip mall area. Clean interior, nice and simple decor. Inside and outside seating. Nothing special about the gelati choices. Was able to sample a few. I ended up getting the birthday... More 

Thank naturalme88
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Typically I've never had an issue with this Paciugo and love their amaretto chip gelato, but yesterday we went and it was some of the worst dessert, ice cream or not, I've ever had. Both of our cones were bland, icy and lumpy- definitely not gelato. A major disappointment from what I've come to expect from this location. Unlikely to... More 

Thank Joseph A
North Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This gelato is delicious. They have fresh, new flavors daily. While it is higher than running through McDonald's for ice cream, it's totally worth it.

Thank Natalie_travels_much
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I've been to Paciugo with my family, and we've had Houston's best ice-creams. They are true creamy italian ice-creams, you can choose among many flavours, all of them delicious. My favourite ones: black cherry -amarena-, and coconut. If you want to have a true italian ice-crean, Paciugo is the place to go.

Thank 969MariaO
Katy, Texas
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Popped over after a nice meal at Buca di Beppo right next door and had the perfect Italian accompaniment to our pasta dinner. The gelato offerings are extensive and the servings are plentiful. Their piccolo looks small, but gelato is so dense and creamy that you may have trouble eating it all if you've just dined heavily. I had the... More 

Thank LGP10
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

We just had a shake and cone here. They are prepared to make a shake from any flavor, so that is nice. My wife ordered a waffle cone and it was literally a small clump of ice cream on top of the cone with nothing inside the cone. They need to train the people better. Pity because the location and... More 

Thank Texanton
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

The place was great! Nice area outside to sit. The gelato was amazing! They had plenty of flavors including ones you don't usually find. You are able to.try them first. The cups are small but its so rich that you don't need much. I would definitely go again.

Thank Ron B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5172 Buffalo Speedway, Ste A, Houston, TX 77005-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-838-7677

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