Gianni's Ristorante Italiano
J.E. Yrausquin Blvd 348
Aruba Tel: +(297) - 586 7794
Fax: +(297) - 582 6988
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The Best Italian Food in Aruba
I recently visited Gianni's Restaurant on April 25th.
This restaurant is located on a busy main street, centrally located in the high rise area of Oranjestad.
My brother and I didnt have a reservation, but where pleasantly surprised how quickly we were seated.
The waiting area boasts outside comfortable chairs and a nice atmosphere.
I had Caesars salad as my appetizer and Chicken Parmesan as the main course, to which both were outstanding.
My brother had a Caesars salad as well and a Vegetable and Pasta dish, which were delicious.
The outside atomsphere at this restuarant is somewhat loud but only because as it's a rather large, busy restaurant.
You couldnt ask for a more tentative waitstaff.
From the hostess to the waiters..They were very tentative and extremely proffesional and very friendly.
We will definitely visit Gianni's when we visit Aruba again.
We highly recommend Gianni's..You won't be disappointed.
Good Italian Dining
Family really enjoyed this place. Wife and mother-in-law ordered the Parmesan wheel pasta which they loved. I had the Linguini Frutti di Mare, which was mostly excellent with huge tasty shrimp and mussels...only knocks on the dish was that the calamari was a bit chewy and an unopened clam made it's way past the kitchen which could have been a potential disaster if consumed. The waiter said he would take care of it but never did. Anyway, the rest of the meal was great, outside dining was a treat and the violin player was very good. We'll be back!
Worst food in Aruba
My wife and I have come here a combined 12 times and have never had food this bad. The chicken parmigiana was so tough I had trouble cutting it with the knife. The braised beef dish was the worst version of beef stroganoff I have ever seen. Save yourself a 120.00 and skip it.
Good afternoon. My wife and I were having lunch in your new Gelatisimo. The ice cream looks very attractive and the place looks clean and beautifull, but the service from your staff was below our standards. They were talking in the back very bad about the customers like the dutch are very cheap, they were talking about Colombian and Venezuelan ladies in a very rud way. And we could hear everything.the person who was very gentle and soft was William the young cuban waiter. This is the reason why I think of not coming back. Please educate your staff and let them be friendly and not discriminating and damage your beautifull business.
Ymmmmmm! My meal was so good. It it the spot and I had a huge smile on my face when I was done. And finally a place to get a decent size glass of wine. My meal was perfect. The restaurant is large and loud but the food was sooooo good.
This was our first time in Aruba ,my wife and I with a couple with us found this Italian restaurant their food so good.Our bus boy Aldrin is so good that he explain all the details on the menu.This guy is a big asset in your establishment.
I don't usually give 10s
Yum, Yum, Yum! Expensive but the best meal we have had in Aruba (including El Gaucho!) . Marilynn and I went to dinner Sunday of our first week in Aruba this year. I had the Chicken Parmesan and Marilynn had the Sea Food Fretti (sorry for misspelled (Fretti) word) and they were to die for! We had a bin 337 (Lodi Cab) wine (45.00) that was a bit over priced but again to die for and an excellent complement to the dinner. We had excellent service and recommendations. Tonight is Saturday and we are going back! Home on Monday (so sad).
Bill is not itemized
Just got back from beautiful Aruba. We were looking forward to our meal here and left with a very poor experience. Our meal was fine - my husband really liked his but my sister and I only liked ours. The service was uneven. Watching the table side house specialty spaghetti parmesan should have been entertaining but one waiter talked to two other workers while making the dish instead of focusing on the food and the diners. The absolutely galling part is the bill - it is not itemized and it was clear if a service charge had been included. The menu mentioned the service charge but the bill was confusing. There was a tipping guide listed. So we asked our waiter about it and he was vague about the while thing also and becoming less fluent in English. A bill needs to be itemized - the service charge must be clearly stated so we can decide ourselves if more tip should be included. We know that the service charge is spread out among the entire staff of the restaurant and maybe a wait staff person deserves a little more, but this deceptive billing practice ruined our meal and insulted our patronage.
I went last friday april 27. We had a great dinner....would like to recall the good attention given to us by our waiter Mauricio...excelent ...
Our waiter, Greg, talked my wife and I into a Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Salad that turned out to be a serving for four and cost $38.00. It was so large that neither of us could enjoy or finish our main course. My Frutta de Mare was poor; the seafood was not fresh and had an odor. Also, whereas most restaurants on Aruba include a Service Charge that is intended for the entire food and wait staff, indicating that an additional optional gratuity for the wait staff would be appreciated, though not obligatory, the bill at Gianni's specifically states that the 15% Service Charge goes to the kitchen / bar staff and to the bus boys, BUT does NOT go to the wait staff and therefore expects that an additional 15% and up gratuity be left for the wait staff. We have always eaten at Gianni's at least twice on all of our trips to Aruba, but we will no longer eat there and have already told all of our friends to avoid the place at all cost. You would be wise to do the same. This restaurant has become a "tourist trap" to coin a phrase. Later in the week, we went to Hostaria DaVitttorio and were extremely satisfied by the staff service, friendliness and attentiveness, and food selection, freshness and quality. Hostaria DaVittorio was totally top-notch!!!
Great italian food...
The food at Gianni's was great...a bit pricey, but very good. We did not have a reservation and were seated inside...this was just as nice as the patio area. The staff was very attentive and the food arrived hot. Would suggest to anyone looking for good italian food.
Did not have a reservation but my wife and I had no trouble getting a table at 6:30. Later in the evening we noticed that the restaurant was packet every night so a reservation would be needed to avoid a wait. Service was very good and there was a good variety of food to select from. I had an appetizer and spaghetti carbonara. One of the best Ive had and I eat a lot of Italian food. My wife had a shrimp cocktail and calamari for her entre. There were only 3 medium and warm shrimp in the cocktail. Disappointing to say the least. The calamari was very good and a nice size portion, which was not finished and made a nice lunch the next day. Its a busy restaurant and if you sit outside there is the street noise also. While we did enjoy the meal there are many better restaurants for the same price range.
Hello everyone, I would like to say that me and my wife many years ago were one of the first to share our experience at this restuarunt. Firs, you are in aruba and all you can do is bitch about something! I would hate to be at your table. Me and my wife eat out often and I will say that this restaurant is an 7 out of 10. Its true that it is very busy but one this I could always say that if your dish was not to your standards and knowing Danny the owner he would have made sure that hs did something to work with you. Some people want to only bitch so they can get a free meal. Its funny actually they will eat everything off their plate then want to see the owner! Do me a favior and go down to chucky cheese which is more inline with your what you can afford. I would hate to see what you do to the hotel manager when you get a $600.00 a night hotel charge. Everyone, please be nice and gicve this restaurant a try and have a beautiful night. If you have a problem as for Danny the owner and I am confident you will walk out of your experience on a beautiful note.
Ate at Giannas on March 7,,2012.Having eaten in this food establishment about two years ago and enjoyed it we figured to try it gain. That was our first mistake. We sat down about 5;30 PM and while waiting for the waitress I noticed they have two or three birds flying around,It did not seem to bother any of the help. The witress came over and gave us the menu and we proceeded to order.I decide to have a shrimp cocktail,and also a bowl of angel hair with marinara sauce.
The shrimp cocktail came ,it was TWO shrimp and the shrimp was warm, The shrimp was priced at $14.00 and at $7.00 a shrimp I am in the wrong business. I called the waitress over and told her the shrimp was warm,the menu called for chilled shrimp what happened? I was told you hacve to specify chilled shrimp,I told her to take the shrimp back it was not acceptable.She did with no comment.
The Angel hair came and that was like eating straw.I had some and pushed the plate away.Needless to say my wife was not happy with her food and neither was I.
I requested the bill in order to leave, I was expecting the manager to come over and make some kind of remark or adjustment, nothing happened.I am sure the birds have found a paradise with all the food around,after all birds all they do is fly,eat & make droppings.If you are thinking of Giannis do yourself a favor, try elsewhere.
We made a big mistake going to Gianni's. A large, noisy, bustling restaurant with mediocre food and slow service we can get anywhere. There are too many wonderful restaurants in Aruba to waste a precious vacation night here. But we wanted Italian, someplace within walking distance and heard "hit or miss" reviews on Gianni's. First told we would have to wait 45-60 minutes so when we came back 30 minutes later was told they had already called our name. Tried to get a drink at the bar but the one bartender they had kept disappearing and was VERY slow. Ordered the clams appetizer to be then told they were out and had a different kind (which we did not want.) Pasta meals were ok (Carbonara was pretty good, 4 cheese rigatoni was not.) The 15% service fee on the bill WAS NOT CLEARLY marked and very easy to miss. When we asked the waiter to confirm that the 15% tip was included he tried to convince us it was not a tip, but a service fee! What a moneymaking, tourist trap, ripoff!
The worst restaurant we have ever had the unfortune to have been to. Messed up a confirmed reservation, had receipt in hand for a group and had to wait an hour, then had tables not connecdted to each other. Waited very long for service, waiters didn't know who got what. Could not leave due to the late hour and group. Check was illegable, scribbled on back of napkin. Gianni's and his other places give newe meaning to BAD and RUDE.
This was our first visit to Gianni's. Since we are Italian, we are tough critics on our italian food. The food exceeded all or our expectations and the service was great. Our server Ryan was very helpful and he was able to answer every question we had about the food and the island. He suggested two very good dishes, a great antipasto (Burrata) and the wine was delicious!!!! We will return to gianni's our next time in Aruba.
We go to Aruba every year and being an Italian it's difficult to find good Italian Food. 2011 between the 12 & 26th of May, we visited Gianni's three times and every time it was exceptional. The service was the best of all of Aruba. Having the management greet you at your table and socialize with us was delightful.
We would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.
See you again next MAY!
We ate this wonderful meal that they had posted on a billboard out side. I wish I knew what it was called they took this big thing of cheese and lit it on fire and did all kinds of things and then had a pan of pasta and pour that in it and mixed it all up and then serviced our plates with it I wish they made that here in the US but if you ever find out what the name of it is let me know Aruba is a long ways to go eat some of that..
We had a great experience at this restuarant. Our food was good and it was a nice change of pace from the other food we had in Aruba. Our waitress was very friendly and had a great personality.
It is a little more pricey than an Olive Garden without the delicious bread sticks. If I returned to Aruba, I would definitely come back.
The food was ok....a little better than Olive Garden, but not quality Italian. Our server was fast in coming over to our table, but we felt he was rude and arrogant. Believe it or not, we felt rushed to put in our order, eat our food, and leave. We will not be back.
I'm shocked at these reviews. We LOVED Gianny's. Our extended family of 10 from NYC went twice the week we were there. The portions are small if you are used to american super-sized everything. However we were all full and had a little left-over. We all loved our food.
This is what I just sent to Gianni's
We dinned at your restaurant twice between May 5th - May 12th.
The first night we ate there the food & service was very good -- we had Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Calamari, Mussels ( for appetizers ) & Lobster over Pasta ( special ), Seafood with Pasta for dinner
The second night we were extremely disappointed. Since we enjoyed the Mussels the first night, 2 of us order them again, however, they were completely different than the first night. These were green, big and very tough to eat. We told Shannon ( he was our server -- I think I have his name correct ), and he said Yes, we are out of the small black ones and this is what we have. That was a unaccepted answer. Also, 2 of us order Scampi Gianni. When the meal came, we had 10 extremely SMALL SHRIMP ( not jumbo like the menu states ) which were hard and tasteless. Also, Shannon was SO BUSY, that we had to wave down anyone who past our table for additional drink's and water.
Scampi Gianni ..$27.50
Sautéed wild caught jumbo shrimps in fresh tomato sauce
with a touch of cream over bed of spaghetti
I'm writing to you with the hope that this experience could be rectified.
Food, service, ambiance, was all very good. This was a nice experience. This is better than your sister restaurant. The staff was exceptional! Should do something about the bathroom.
My wife and I have been to Aruba every year now for the past 14 years. On Wednesday nite 4/20 we along with my daughter,son-in-law and grand kids ate at this restaurant. I will not return. The food was not good, and was way over priced for what it was. Pasta was fresh "out of the box" and sauce just awful. We had six different entrees and they were all bad.