About Zeppole Coastal Italian at the Gaylord Texan
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
Zeppole Coastal Italian at the Gaylord Texan Ratings and Reviews
Best Italian food EVER! I was so impres ...
Best Italian food EVER! I was so impressed with every aspect of the menu items that we ordered. Salad - divine! Spaghetti and Meatballs were the BEST EVER!!! Lobster was perfect! The food is a far cry above other Italian restaurants in the DFW metroplex. It is a bit pricey, but we WILL BE BACK!
It is exactly what you would expect from ...
It is exactly what you would expect from a hotel restaurant. The food was okay nothing special. Our server was horribly slow. Dinner took over 2 hours and we only ordered entrees and one dessert.
A group of us were in for a conference and wanted to have dinner all together. We booked here based on other's reviews and we were so happy we did! The food was EXCELLENT! The wait staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this place to everyone! And should I find myself in Dallas again, you can be sure I will be at Zeppole!
Excellent. Lovely Caesar salad, perfect focaccia, in house made veal ravioli! We finished our dinner with lemon tart although the signature dessert are the sugar zeppoles...next time. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Italian wines.
We had the best dinner we've ever had out. !
From beginning to end. I had the lobster risotto, my husband had the lamb chops! It was AMAZING, we've never had a better meal! Had to compliment the manager and the chef. Our waiter was also impeccable. We were given a complimentary dessert and shot for my husband's graduation. Never even had to ask for it. They went above and beyond for us, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!
I was very disappointed in the food. I had requested speghetti and meatballs, but the waiter encouraged me to get something different since my husband ordered speghetti and meatballs. I ordered the lobster and it was not good at all I think it was not even real lobster. This was the first restaurant we went to which was not a good first impression. I wish we would get our money back. Very disappointed.
Despite the bad customer experience at t ...
Despite the bad customer experience at the hotel it self, we thought staying in at the hotel our last night to enjoy some dinner would turn around our experience; but we thought wrong. The waitress was not friendly nor suggested any good dishers/drinks to enjoy. We are not from Grapevine and expected to have the waitress ask what the occasion was to help our experience. the food was not what we expected and with such a small choice of dishes. we ordered appetizers and main dish. and both were dropped off by a random people and not friendly at all. they dropped it off and ran off, the waiter took a while to check how our food was. we never saw her, and my husband had to go up to the bar to ask for our tab to close out. not a friendly welcome or thank you. the prices of the food we expected a lot more especially in a hotel. we expected to stay at the hotel the entire time but this was the toping of the icing that we are for sure never going to go back.
I had an absolutely wonderful meal at Zeppole. I began with a prosciutto & pear appetizer, the house salad and then an oh so tasty entre - the Pappardelle Pasta All Astice. This was a delightful mix of pasta cooked to perfection, lobster, shrimp & zucchini in a saffron tomato sauce. Yummy!
Went there for our anniversary dinner, a ...
Went there for our anniversary dinner, awesome! Great good and when I asked the server a question about the bar drinks, he didn't know but went and got an answer right away.
Good but not great. Since we were at th ...
Good but not great. Since we were at the Gaylord it was easy to get to it but not particularly special.
The food and service were very good. Me ...
The food and service were very good. Me and my family enjoyed it.
We had 11 in our group and they accommodated us nicely, but several meals were ice cold and had to be sent back. Service was a little slow, but ambiance was nice. Not a full restaurant so getting a table for a big group was not a problem.
Gaylord Dinner spot
Zeppole works as a decent value alternative to the high priced steak house scene. Service was great and variety of times was decent.
Decent Italian food... Good service, good atmosphere. The plates start at $35 and go up from there. My wifes seafood pasta dish was in a skillet, it was okay. My seafood pasta dish was larger, had shrimp, scallops, it was better tasting we agreed.
We ate there for convenience so we wouldn't have to leave the hotel. Food was ok, nothing special.
Great for Valentines!
Wasn't even staying at the Gaylord but took my wife to Zeppole for Valentine's Day to try their food and was very satisfied. We had a great experience, excellent food and service, will definitely recommend Zeppile's for dinner and we'll be back!!
The food was wonderful; however, the wai ...
The food was wonderful; however, the waitress kept apologizing for being too busy (It was Valentines weekend and the hotel was full, you would have thought they would have anticipated being very busy). The main course came right before we finished our appetizer, which was a little irritating.
Dinner with out of town guests
We had a great time, the food was excellent, really enjoyed the atmosphere!
My wife and I were celebrating our 6th anniversary and could not be more pleased with the entire experience. We were greeting very warmly by the host, who took time to "adjust our table" after he learned that it was our anniversary. We were seated on the patio overlooking the indoor water feature. Our server, Jamie, was extremely attentive and provided excellent service. The food was amazing and very well worth the price. We were treated to a dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. We plan to visit here again in the future.
Was really expecting more of everything. ...
Was really expecting more of everything. Someone had to find our server to let her know she had guests seated. The appetizer meat and cheese board was very good. The salads were bland and after sitting with all our empty plates for about thirty minutes the table was partially cleared. It took another long wait for our entrees one of which was cold and the other three were still warm enough but none were hot. It took so long to flag our server about the cold dish that the others were done with there's. The taste was good but nothing was great on any dish. For the price nothing really to recommend.
The meal was spot on. Best pasta. Had th ...
The meal was spot on. Best pasta. Had the cavatapi which is made fresh there and it was amazing. The waitress was very attentive and had great recommendations. Would go back every time even if your not staying at the Gaylord.
Zeppole Coastal Italian Inn
Stayed with my family at the Gaylord Texan and chose Zeppole as our dinner restaurant to avoid the need to leave the grounds. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended as we heard the wait for walk-ups as we arrived to be nearly 2 hours. The food is very good. Our waitress was very accommodating and attentive. However, there was a party going on next to us with 20+ kids and virtually no adult supervision. We are not snobs and enjoy children, but the noise level and the activity of the kids was beyond tolerable. We were gracious with our waitress since it was in no way her fault and she was apologetic. This really isn't a "romantic getaway" spot because of the noise, but is great for family dining.
Poor service, below average food
I made reservations 1 month in advance. I was excited that they kept checking via email and phone calls to make sure I still wanted my time and date. I believed that was as sign it was popular. We were seated right away. Waiter got our orders all wrong and they were simple. I had a salad with dressing on the side, my husband had fish no pork. Both were wrong I had coffee and had to ask 3 times for sugar and my husband had to ask for refills on wine then waiter passed us so many times before he could remember we needed sugar or refills. It was not that busy and many tables were empty. When we got the fish it looked like they just pealed off the pork and reserved the same dish. We paid and left but will not be back.
Our server, Richard, realized we were indecisive, so offered to decide our dinner selection for us and we agreed. He modified the meal since neither of us eat seafood. His selection was an entree we have never had, and it was wonderful. The chef is excellent, the atmosphere very unique with open roof seating and visually enjoyable. We enjoyed the evening and will definitely return.
The food and service were outstanding. I ...
The food and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. Looking forward to my next visit!
We enjoyed our meal. We were a party of 7 but our server was very friendly and efficient making sure we all had what we needed while still able to carry on with our conversation. Food was excellent as was the wine. Atmosphere was pretty but since it's in an open atrium there were echoes of people in the hotel, a bit reminiscent of a food court in the mall. Very pricey. My shared appetizer & wine with pasta was around $60. Lovely holiday dinner with family from out of town.
Seafood is not good at this place
The lobster tail that was part of my entree was not cooked at all.
Not bad, just over priced
I was hopeful this place wouldn't just be a tourist trap but that's what it felt like. Service was poor and the food was over-priced for what you get. Olive Garden quality at double the cost. There are much better places to eat Italian in the grapevine area so a short cab ride is worth it if you're staying in the hotel.
We really enjoyed sitting on the patio! ...
We really enjoyed sitting on the patio! Candace did a wonderful job!
The food is not outstanding but it is decent, but VERY expensive. The service was excellent.
Not Your Typical Hotel Restaurant
We ate here Christmas Eve, and had low expectations because the Gaylord Resort was packed with people. However, the wait staff did a great job taking care of us even though they were obviously swamped. They were attentive and professional, and seemed very good about helping each other out to make sure their customers were being take care of. We amazed that the food was so good as well. The only downside is the price. The dishes are on the high side price wise, and don't come with complimentary bread like most Italian places. The upcharge on wine was high as well. However, we would probably eat there again if we stay at the Gaylord. It's definitely better than most hotel restaurants.
Spectacular view of the Christmas Lights
We had a wonderful family dinner with excellent service. My daughter is in a wheelchair and instead of putting us in a back table out of the way like usually happens, the manager put us at a great table on the patio with a wonderful view of the Christmas lights. Food was delicious and a fun festive atmosphere. We will be back!
Rude Hostess, over rated
This could have been a nice dinner. However, the rude hostess ruined the evening. We were 15-20 minutes early and didn't think it would have or should have been a problem since there were so many empty seats. However, she rudely sent us away to wait 15 more minutes. Then we were seated in an enclosed room with NO view and very claustrophobic. My daughters did NOT like their over priced pasta dishes as was evidenced by them leaving their entire dish. However, the server did not come by to ask us about our dishes. My husband's steak was also not done as he asked and over priced for the quality. The only thing that was ok was the drink. This was not a good experience. I was a little saddened as this punctuated our trip to ICE which was very nice.
Great dining experience!
We decided to dine at a restaurant within the Texan and chose Zeppole. It was a great choice. The food was very good and the service was good as well. We enjoyed the varied menu. It was not your standard Italian fare. We were celebrating our anniversary and when the manager found out he made sure we had a memorable evening. Would certainly recommend Zeppole to everyone.
We had a wonderful time there.
The food and wine were excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. This Resturant is kid friendly but adults won't be put off by this at all. Lots of menu choices and very good service. I highly recommend this place for anyone visiting Grapevine TX.
Great Spot for a Nice Dinner
The open concept of the restaurant in the atrium of the hotel make it a fun place to eat. The food and drinks were both very good and the service was exceptional.
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