About Zeppole Coastal Italian at the Gaylord Texan
Grapevine, TX 76051
Experience the fresh taste of coastal Italian cuisine beneath the twinkling of lights in an enchanting courtyard setting. At Zeppole, you’ll enjoy traditional Italian and uniquely prepared seafood dishes. Enhance your meal with our large selection of exquisite Italian wines, or fresh baked signature Zeppole pastries.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaylord Trail/State Highway 26
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Local day guests who spend $25 or more in Zeppole will receive a complimentary self-parking validation for the resort garage.
Private Party Facilities:
A variety of dining spaces make Zeppole a perfect choice for intimate dinners or group gatherings with the ability to accommodate up to 100 guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
Zeppole Coastal Italian at the Gaylord Texan Ratings and Reviews
The service was great but the food not so much. Didn't really care for the appetizer and was not edible for me. The lobster in the pasta was very chewy. Also noticed the couple next to us sent the salmon dish back and couldn't eat it either. We were a party of 2 and seated very close to each other, another party was seated in the middle of our dinner and was very loud. Would not recommend at all.
The food is not worth it. Expensive for what you get... Better to go to Maggiano's or Nicola's in Plano. Nice ambiance but that's it. The server screwed up and threw away my left over which still had lobster in it. He gave me a replacement but it looked bad when I opened the bag~ who knows what that was! I will not go back here for sure!
Valet is paid if u get validation.
Been to the Gaylord a couple of times and this is the first time we tried Zeppole which was rather good. Had great choices and very filling. The shrimp and calamari app was great and the main courses were rather good. The pumpkin filled pasta for my wife and I had the lamb which was very good. Overall an excellent meal and the staff was very good. Would like to see a few more offering choices but overall it was well worth the meal. Nice to sit outside and not worry about the weather on patio.
Good place for a special occasion in my books and value was good. You should try this place if at the Gaylord.
Fun location inside the Gaylord and nice ambience. I enjoyed the veal ravioli and my companion enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs. The profiterole and chocolate cake desserts were also very good. We received very attentive service and the food was prompt coming out. I would recommend this to others.
(Editorial caveat: Post-Christmas season, and the entire Gaylord Texan was practically empty) The food was okay, but for the price, I would expect it to be epic. I will say that the cocktails were extremely good, and ambiance and service were both exceptional. I'm on the fence about recommending the place, but again, it was post-Christmas season rush madness, and there were probably 10 people in the whole restaurant. I'd like to give this place another try when it's busy.
Overall a decent location. Food was par small portions and a bit pricey considering . Ddrinks were par service was par but overall kind of rude. Do not plan on sitting long after you finish your meal to have a bit of conversation with your group as you will feel rushed to move on out by the wait staff who has no problem making you know they feel it is time for you to go. Hostess was very professional and friendly as well as accommodating.
This was the second time to dine in the same restaurant with-in two days (as were staying at the hotel). The waiter we had was just awful. He knew nothing about the drink menu or the dining menu. He went so far as to say that a dish 'looked good, but he never tasted it.' We ordered wine and he sniffed our wine cork, touching his nose!
My older daughter was drinking tea out of the wine glass that was on the table upon arrival and after appetizers were brought. He told her she could not use the wine glass, as they will break and crumble in your hand, he has already had several break. Needless to say, we were concerned if we should be using the glasses.
On our previous dining experience, we received a basket of bread after we ordered drinks and appetizers. We asked for bread, and the waiter said, he doesn't bring out bread until the entree's are ordered. We assured him that we would be ordering entree's, as we were asking questions about items on the menu - not that he was any help.
He was very inattentive and rude. I wish I could recall his name.
If dining there, ask for Karen. She is super sweet and knowledgeable.
Food was seved luke warm. Much better after being heated.
Italian tenors were rather too loud and tiresome.
The only reservation available was 5 PM at which time most tables were empty until 6 PM. Why not allow us a later reservation time, or tell us it is OK to arrive an hour late?
We went to the Gaylord to spend the holidays having fun at ICE. We needed a place to eat and choose Zeppole for my dad's birthday. It was great. Service was top notch and food delicious. Only negative thing I have to say is that for the price I expected more food but regardless foods and drinks were delicious.
This is a great restaurant. Fresh focaccia with a dipping "sauce" of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Salads included the caesar salad with huge parmesan shavings and the house salad, both excellent. Our entrees included gnocci with lobster in a cream sauce and the veal "osso bucco" raviolli. Wow! Everything was delicious. We would definitely come back.
Food was cold...at a holiday brunch and they did not replace the sterno cans to keep the buffet food warm. The a manager could have easily spot checked this..
There was a great variety of food..that was not the issue, but the food was surprisingly cold ...very expensive dining experience and somewhat of a disappointment considering the expense and the effort to dine here for a very rare holiday experience.
The lower ratings above are ONLY pertaining to the buffet style meal at Zeppole Restaurant experienced on Christmas Day 2016. I have no experience at Zeppole otherwise. But with the severe disappointments encountered on that specific day, I feel compelled to share them. And, as a result of the visit to that restaurant, as well as the hotel itself, on that particular day, I will never repeat the visit for the same purpose nor recommend it to anyone for two reasons. (1) Regarding Zeppole restaurant itself, while the flavor of the buffet food was excellent, ALL of it was cold, and that was a huge disappointment, especially given the exorbitant price for a "self-service" meal. (2) The entire place (i.e. entrance, lobby, atrium, etc.) was drastically over-crowded, causing significant mobility hassles and severely diminishing the long anticipated Christmas Day meal experience.
We had dinner reservations for 4 on Christmas Eve. You were able to be seated 25 min before our reservation. It didn't appear to be too busy. The service was good, the food was good but I thought the wine and food were a bit overpriced. I had spaghetti and meatballs-not a big portion at all and it was $20. Wine by glass (small serving) $9.
The rest of my dining companions said their entrees were good. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back to the Gaylord just for this restaurant but it was nice for the occasion.
Our service was excellent. We were sat right by the kitchen which isn't a bad view as it is an open kitchen. Most of the seating has a view of something, people walking by, etc. we had our 2 1/2 year old with us and they were very accommodating and patient and we never felt out of place. I loved that it was in the hotel so I could have a couple glasses of wine and walk back to our room.
I thought the food at Zeppole was fantastic. What I was not happy with was the service. Our waiter forgot about us multiple times, he didn't tell us the specials until I asked, and never asked us if we wanted an appetizer or a drink. By the end of the night I just wanted to eat my food and leave because the service was so poor.
I had been to the Gaylord one other time with a work party. I was amazed by the ambiance and the fact I finally found some decent Italian food in Texas.
However this latest visit for my wife's birthday was not the same experience. The difference was in our server Paul. He seemed aggravated, and rushed the entire time. Everyone at my table (party of four) noticed and said something. I did not address, not looking to aggravate him more and risk creating a negative situation for my wife on her birthday.
Luckily my wife and family were so impressed with everything else I will be allowed to return to the Gaylord to enjoy the Italian cuisine, that generally lacks in Texas. I will however be sure NOT to sit at a table served by Paul.
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