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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
“noodles” (2 reviews)
“chili” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
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Reviewed 25 September 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.

Thank michaelrV9900AG
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 28 July 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!

Thank 4Gallaher
Reviewed 1 July 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

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 16 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 1 October 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
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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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