Island Italian Restaurant

15370 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi
(361) 949-7737

Recent Reviews

Alyna Ausley

The place was packed but we were seated quickly and service by Ally was fantastic, very attentive. Hubby got the grilled Mahi and it was a generous portion, perfectly cooked, tender and moist and flavorful. I got shrimp Alfredo and it was super yummy. Only complaint was the side of garlic bread seemed a bit stale but with the fog and humidity maybe that explains it. We split a slice of lemoncello, very good.

Annette M.

So very good!! Service and food are top notch. We have tried a variety of dishes and the white broccoli pizza is my favorite!


This was our fourth visit to the Island Italian Restaurant. Our last visit was 7 years ago and my review was titled, "DISAPPOINTED OVER FOOD." Well, folks, that title is no longer valid. There were four of us who ate dinner there on Friday, October 21, 2022. As the title of this review states: "WOW! What A Difference!!" Service was fantastic. It was quick and the server was very helpful in answering our questions. The salads were fresh and cold. Two of us had lasagna, one had eggplant parmesan, and the other had chicken spinach alfredo lasagna. The food was absolutely fantastic. And the portions were perfect. Every dinner was hot and appeared to be freshly made. If you are in the area, don't let the outside appearance throw you off. Stop in and enjoy a wonderful meal and their menu is very large. My sincere congratulations over the improvements made from our last visit.


It is 7:30 PM on Friday, October 21, 2022 and we just left The Island Italian Restaurant on Padre Island at Corpus Christi, Texas. Based on the packed parking lot, we were surprised they had a table for us but they did. My bride and I were seated immediately when we walked in. Our server, Meagan B, showed up a minute or so later to take our drink orders. She offered the special of the day and made it sound so good I instantly dropped my menu because my mind was made up. My bride needed to study a bit before taking the test. Meagan returned shortly with out drinks and we placed our orders then sat back to listen to Mark Knopfler at the far end of the dining room sing and play his guitar telling all about the Sultans of Swing. After a short wait, Meagan reappeared with our meals. The portions were enormous. My bride had Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp while I had blackened Mahi Mahi over linguine with grilled shrimp. We each enjoyed the the offerings but I think mine was better although it was far more than I could comfortably consume in a single sitting. Robert Earl Keen showed up and sang The Front Porch Song for us after I dropped some bills in his tip jar. We headed home after that with full bellies and glad we went to The Island Italian Restaurant. Tax, title and license for the evening came to $60 including the tip. We will absolutely be back. Who knows, maybe Elvis will show up.

George S.

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and service of this restaurant. Friendly staff! Live music! Had the Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo! Excellent! Good size shrimp well grilled! Service and food wait time was excellent! Recommend this place to eat on island! Good Price!

Matthew Fulkerson

Burnt veal in brown (?) sauce. Pretty sure the supposed marinara was burnt as well, because my wife’s lasagna and my daughter’s spaghetti were not any better. Just absolutely awful. I have nothing positive to say about our dinner. Might as well have just thrown $60 out the window and then ate some chips. Tried eight times over thirty minutes to get back in touch with them but nobody ever answered.

Bubba P.

I wanted to add to my last review which I sasly left out. The two guys singing it was on a Thursday evening were great. The young guy had a great voice. It was the iceing on the cake for my birthday dinner. Keep those guys singing. Also stock up on the anchovys. Us New Yorkers eat them for breakfast. God bless.


Tried to call in an order but no one answered phone. Drove over there and was told it would take 20 minutes to prepare for takeout. The cashier offered me a water while I waited. She said she was sorry that no one answered the phone when I called because they were very busy. Dinner was ready to go in less than 10 minutes. I normally don't tip much on take out but she was good customer service. Food was excellent.

Jeremy N.

Great food, atmosphere, service, music and smells. I can't recommend this place highly enough.


Definitely learned not to judge a book by it cover ?....from the moment we walked in we were pleasantly greeted and seated?. I am glad we tried it the food was wonderfully flavored, scrumptious and very fulfilling????. We well definitely be going back (probably every time I go for my mani/Pedi, since they are conviently located across the street ?) to try more off the menu. The waitress was very attentive and even left us with a souvenir from the beach ⛱️ a shell she picked and painted herself. They are absolutely adorable and it was a very nice gesture ?

Briana M.

So good! We ordered several different meals and appetizers. Everything was spectacular. The staff are super friendly. Try the Escargot and Italian Syle Chicken Wings! I will definitely be returning!

Michael C.

Great food great service. Will be back! Brought the family for a beach trip! The meat lovers pizza was amazing.

Mister E

Solid food and kind staff! Waitress gave each person a hand painted sea shell for being so good. Kid-friendliness: Kids cups and coloring mats!


After reading reviews of local restaurants this one stood out so we tried it. It was very good! Fast for pickup - the house Italian is indeed delicious ! Recommend !!

Jj S.

Staff was extremely friendly, accommodating, and the food was great! Good atmosphere and good people.

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