Azzurro Italian Restaurant - view the sunset at our open-air restaurant located at Playa Linda Beach Resort in the high rise hotel area of Palm Beach, Aruba. We are open for lunch and dinner daily.
Azzurro Ristorante Italiano
Play Linda Beach Resort
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 87
Aruba Tel: +(297) - 586 4123
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We were excited to dine at Azurro as we (all 3 couples) were staying at Playa Linda and it was a beautiful venue and so convenient. Our reservations were for 7 pm. We ordered pretty quickly and our food did not even come until after 8:30 pm. By that time most all other tables were empty. You can see into the kitchen and we were salivating as we watched a chef eating while we were waiting for over 90 minutes for our food. General consensus is it was not that great. Personally, I had the linguini with white clam sauce. Out of the 6 six clams in shell included in the dish, one was not even cooked enough to have opened. The chef never noticed that? Why would it take 90 minutes to make that dish and it was not even fully cooked? We missed a 9 pm appointment to meet other friends that evening and were all very disappointed. It's a gorgeous place but unfortunately, we will never go back.
A wonderful surprise
I have been coming to Aruba for 15 years and have never tried this restaurant , but have passed by countless times. On our last nite of our vacation we decided to try Azzurro after we heard very good comments from someone at our hotel. We are so glad we listened. Azzurro has fantastic authentic Italian food that is made the old fashioned way. The menu is varied, but the pasta dishes are fabulous. The spaghetti with shrimp in garlic and oil was superb! We also had the linguine with clams in garlic and oil and the mussels appetizer. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and served hot. Desserts were also a must, the profiteroles were great and the cannoli was one of the best we have ever had. The ambience is great as the restaurant is perched over the beach set back behind the Playa Linda. What a way to finish off our trip this year. Can't wait to return next year!
We ordered the pasta cooked in a wheel of heated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese . this was a great dinner about $75.00 for 2. the seating was a little cramped . they had the wheel behind me . presentation was just ok.but the tast was "molto buona"
I have eaten here on my last 3 trips to Aruba and I always have great food, service and wonderful atmosphere!
Nothing but Praise!
We held our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner at Azzurro last Saturday and have nothing but praise for their service and food. We have always loved this restaurant. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the view is incredible. We arrived at sunset, and since most of our guests were from Chicago, it was the perfect location to show them how beautiful this time of day is on Aruba. We started the event with a cocktail reception, followed with a 4-course sit-down dinner, and ended the evening at the beach bar. Everyone loved the food. Most people ordered the veal limone and continued to rave about it throughout the rest of the trip. The dessert tray was "to die for". Those who ordered the tiramisu said that it was the best that they have ever tasted. Having the beach bar to ourselves was a blast. For an hour, we ordered premium liquor at $5.00 a glass! During this event, all of us were made to feel very special by the staff who waited on us. They were very professional and attentive and seemed to anticipate our every request or need and respond in a timely, friendly manner. This was important to us since, as parents of the groom, we were hosting this event and we have always raved about this restaurant and the incredible food on Aruba.
We wanted to give our guests a night to remember, and with many of our guests still talking fondly about the event, I know that we did just that. I can't wait until next March when we can return to Azzurro with our son and new daughter-in-law!
My wife and I, along with our 3 teenagers, went to Azzurro this past August and enjoyed it immensely. Service was very friendly but little slow compared to NY. The food and the view of the sunset from our table were terrific. We ordered the pasta cooked in a wheel of heated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and it was so good that we tried to make it when we got home. It wasn't as good but it brought back some nice memories. Enjoy. Paul
My wife and I went to Azzurro because we needed a good Itailian food fix. We were surprized to find the level of food and presentation was at the level that we experience in the Northeast. The appetizers (escarcots and Cesar salad) and entres (Baked pasta and Rigatoni Bolanaise) were terrefic. The service was great and Evert Jan, the maitre'd, was as accomadating as can be. We highly recommend the restaurant!
Food was good. Service was very slow and seemed non-friendly and benign. Table very small for two people. The air didn't seem to move inside the area. The place came recommended....we were disappointed.
The appetizers were amazing, wine was good but very slow service. Our main course meat was all overcooked even though we asked for medium rare. The chicken parmegian was excellent but the pasta with it was cold and not enough sauce. Very dissapointed for such a highly rated restaurant.
We have been eating here every year, most of the time twice in a week since they opened. The pasta is great. They even let you pick your own, like different pasta with a different sause,add chicken or veal.
Friendly staff...good food. I had the Shrimp FraDiablo which I asked for it to be super Hot/Spicy...was served over Spaghetti...delicious! My husband had a Veal dish...very good but you know with Veal...portion not to large. Same as Sole Mare, they give you the fried polenta...of course had to ask for seconds. All in all a nice restaurant outside and in walking distance from Hyatt. Pretty much the same as Sole Mare(same owners). I liked it.
We dined here on our last night in Aruba. The location was beautiful and the food was wonderful. My husband and I both had the pasta bolognese and it was fantastic. The wait staff was very attentive. We dined with our two children who were accommodated with pizza. I would definitely go back here next time in Aruba. My husband's only complaint was that the wine was not very good.
We love Azzurro. We go eat there every time we go to Aruba. Some of the best Italian food I've eaten. Don't miss this experience.
We have been saying at the PLBR for six years now BUT this was the first time at Azzurro and we will being going back again. We went with friends and then the entire family and of course Pop Pop paid.... LOL
Was nice having such a nice restaurant while staying at the Playa Linda. Really enjoyed my seafood risotto dish and thought the other pasta dishes were excellent. Will definitely be back again!
This is one of the best kept secrets of Aruba. The menu is the one from Giani and Sole Mare (same owners). The view is spectacular - over the palapas and the beach at Playa Linda.
The food and service are far superior to the other two sister restaurants.
Dennis - the Maitre'd - runs a tight ship. If you don't see it on the menu he will have the chef make it for you
as long as the ingrediants are available. My husband and I have been
going for years on a regular basis and
always make it a must stop when we have
guests since we spend about half the year here in Aruba.