Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

6,2 based on 164 reviews
Cuisine(s):
International, Italian
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  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Dinner
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Restaurant Information

Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

J.E. Yrausquin Blvd348
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 7794
Opening Hours:
5:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Gianni's Ristorante Italiano
Inside and Outside Fine Dining. Located across the Boulevard from the Radisson Hotel.
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Don't bother

Apr 24, 2016 - posted by
Perhaps being from New York and going to Italian food in Aruba is simply a mistake, but with all of the excellent food on this island going to this place is a mistake.
My 14 year old son, who never finishes an entree ordered the Kobe steak. The portion was surprisingly small. Perhaps it tasted excellent, but he cleaned his plate and was requesting bread to nosh on before I even tasted my entree.
My snapper was good, but at $45 it did not come with any sides. One you add the $20 for the two sides you are up to $65 for a single person.
At this price point they raise the bar too high to satisfy with their mediocre food.
Save your time and money and go to any number of excellent alternatives.
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Rip Off

Feb 9, 2016 - posted by
We are people who love great food and restaurants, we do not mind spending money on great food. This isn't it. We had to send back the pasta for both our pasta dishes, were not done! For an Italian restaurant not to know how to make al dente pasta is not good. One of our undone pasta dishes was $50! They were very nice but didn't seem to get it. We told the manger about this, he listened. Having eaten is some of the worlds greatest restaurants, a good one would have returned our money. Gianni's didn't. Tourist trap
Don't waste your money here if you want real Italian food. Nice people, great service.
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Terrible place, don't bother

Dec 20, 2015 - posted by
Went here tonight. Food was lousy. Undercooked pastas, lousy sauces...I guess what you should expect of Italian food in the Caribbean. Service was abysmal. Absent waiters. Mentioned something to the manager on the way out and he couldn't care less. Do yourself a favor and try somewhere else.
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Best Restaurant On The Island

Dec 20, 2015 - posted by
Best restaurant on the island. Great service, and the food is perfect. My favorite is the cheese wheel pasta - literally prepared in a cheese wheel to perfectly coat every piece of pasta. The squid ink pasta is also incredible.
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Not Italian at all horrible food

Jul 8, 2015 - posted by
Went there with my friend and we had wine, a cocktail (watery) cold cuts (the cheapest ever, and pasta that you could get better at any Sbarro. I do not understand how are they still open.
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Mediocore food at exorbitant prices

Jun 8, 2015 - posted by
The title of my review pretty much sums up what I want to say about this restaurant. The food was mediocre and the prices were exorbitant. My friend paid $49 for a pasta!! The spaghetti Bolognese at Taste of Belgium was much better at a quarter of the price. To make matters worse, the service was also poor. Definitely not recommended.
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New reviews have me worried.

Mar 5, 2015 - posted by
I have to say "after reading most current reviews I am worried". We go to Aruba with a large group every year. Gianni's has always been a night out that we look forward too. I have read all of the reviews and can only give my perspectives. I want to start by saying I consider myself a "Foodie". I love going out to experience nice restaurants. I have 100's of dining experiences to compare this restaurant against. I will also hit on some of the other reviews.

Food- For us has always been very good. Big menu, decent presentation and large portions. ( I hope this hasn't changed.)

Atmosphere- Everyone is right. IT IS LOUD ! They have a very large seating capacity.

Service- We always go with a big group. Never have left complaining. Servers always seem attentive and friendly.

Speed - Hello !!!! Nothing in Aruba moves fast. Just keep in the back of your mind it's 85 degrees and your in paradise. But plan for delays.

Value- It's Aruba.... A couple should being $100 bill if your going to have a full meal. $150 with a bottle of wine. Keep in mind Taco Bell will set you back $25 on the island.

Overall - Gianni's has been great. We will be brave and try again this year even with the recent terrible reviews. If we feel things have changed I will repost. We will be there next week. I just hope like so many restaurants, Gianni's isn't living off past reputations and now has gone down hill.
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Great meal at Gianni's

Feb 14, 2015 - posted by
I do not understand all the bad reviews for Gianni's. I can't imagine what these people expect. We have eaten at Gianni's at least 15 times over the years and we ate there again on Tuesday Feb 10, 2015. We had a 7:30 reservation and were brought to our table immediately upon arrival. We were greeted at our table by our waiter less than one minute after sitting down. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable in all aspects of the restaurant. The food was excellent and was very warm when served. We almost stayed away from Gianni's this visit because of all the bad reviews I've read but I can say these people who give Gianni's bad reviews are not reviewing the same Gianni's I frequent and will continue to frequent in future trips to Aruba.
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disapointment

Sep 23, 2014 - posted by
we have ate here the last 5 years,this year was our last,boy have things changed when you order chicken parmasgna and the waiter says do you want that with a bone or boneless,you begin to say what,and he says we use the shoulder meat,high priced low quality
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Terrible Food

Aug 30, 2014 - posted by
For the past two previous years my husband, and friends have gone to Gianni's restaurant, food was awful but certainly not the best. This year our friends wanted to eat there....Well, never before was I as upset as I was today. We ordered Chicken Parm. Which is supposed to be filleted. We were given a chicken leg posing as such. When I questioned the manager and was annoyed at the slop we were served, he in his exact words told us "our headquarters is sending poor quality meat"....Poor? It was a Chicken Leg not A Chicken Parm dinner. As for me and mine, they should NOT be in the restaurant business.
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