Master Chef/Owner Vittorio Muscariello is already well known for having worked for more than eleven years as Executive Chef in the best authentic and original Italian restaurants on Aruba (Valentino's 1988-1994 and La Trattoria el Faro Blanco 1994-1999).
Hostaria Da Vittorio
L.G. Smith Boulevard 380
Aruba Tel: +(297) - 5863 838
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Worst Family Dining Experience on the Island
This restaurant is NOT family friendly. Plain and simple, went here with my family last night and was told by another patron from across the dining room that she "expletive" hates kids. Being that we had a child in our group, we found that very offensive. The manager did nothing about and asked US to changes tables. Did not once approach the woman who made the comment. We left and will NEVER go back.
AutÃ©ntica comida italiana
Tengo muchos aÃ±os visitando la isla seguidamente y es fascinante ver su desarrollo en la mejora de su oferta gastronÃ³mica . Entre estos servicios la cantidad de restaurantes italianos que han abierto sus puertas, los cuales he tenido oportunidad de probar. Sin embargo considero que la historia da victorio es el Ãºnico restaurante de autÃ©ntica comida italiana, sus sabores, sus aromas me hacen sentir como en Italia .
Mil felicitaciones a Victirio y Mauricio por tal majestuosa labor
Not that impressed....again!
We haven't been to Hostario for about 5 years as our last 2 visits weren't that great. Following the reviews, we decided not waste a "dinner" there. With no dinner plans, we were wandering around the high rise district and decided to go in and give it another try. Hmm...my lasagna didn't taste that wonderful and I couldn't finish it. It had an odd flavour to it. My spouse has spaghetti and found it "ok". Nothing special so back to our favourite Italian restaurant in Aruba...ANNA MARIA'S!
Horrible! What Happened?
We have been coming to Aruba for 14 years and this has always been a favorite. Last night we went to Hostaria da Vittorio and it was like a totally different restaurant. The bread tasted like frozen rolls, the Chicken Parm was tough and tasteless; the gnocci was awful with chunks of mozzarella and cherry tomatos instead of their usual red sauce; and the lasagne was no better than a stoffers frozen meal. I don't know if it's under new ownership or what happened, but our favorite restaurant is no longer. Such a shame. Now we will have to find another favorite restaurant in Aruba.
We ate there recently. I had the lasagna the wife had chicken parm. Both were extremely bland and flavorless. My lasagna was borderline inedible . First and last time for us here.
Expensive and Bland
I've been to this restaurant a few times in the past and thought it was good. So my friend and I decided to try it again for lunch. We both ordered a bowl of pasta each. I had the Orrecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage. They had the Puttanesca. They were both bland and I think I had only a 1/4 sausage for the whole dish. We both each had a glass of house wine. I could not believe when I got the bill for $80! They had the nerve to charge $12 for a glass of house wine. The pasta dishes were $23 each which I thought was too expensive as well. The tip of course is included. Needless to say, we will not be back.
I am the fussiest person when it comes to food.short and sweet nothing but the best I ever and I mean ever tasted.i wish they were in my town, I would eat there every damn night period
My husband an I have been going to aruba for the past 10 years ,we ve tried many restruants, this is are favorite one on the island, durning our week stay we eat there maybe 3 or 4 times. Every time we ve been there our food is wonderful ,and we always tell everyone about it . Cant wait to go back . My husband is from sicily an loves the food an the service .
awesome evening at dinner
Hi my name is Larry and my wife and i had dinner at this place for our 6th year anniversary and i have to say i had the rack of lamb and it was the best i have ever had on any trip to Aruba and we have done a few as we live in Bonaire we will go back there any time we are in arube i give this place a big 10
My wife and I tried this restaurant even though it was not on our list of "must try's". What a mistake. Can you imagine an Italian restaurant out of lasagna? Next, bread was not fresh and tasted more like Irish soda bread than anything Italian. Finally, our meals, while served hot, we're soooo salty we could not enjoy them. Service was rather cold and not once did our server ask how our meals were. All-in-all, not an experience we'll soon repeat!
Wife and I had been here before. Italian is generally tough on island vacations but this place has authentic food. I think that so much of your experience depends on your choices and it's hit or miss but lucky for me the meals we choose we're outstanding. The food was excellent great service nice atmosphere decent prices. Highly highly recommend.
Excellent Italian Food, Service & Ambiance
My wife and I have been going to Hosteria DaVittorio for years and have never been disappointed. From the moment you are greeted at the door until the moment you leave, you are treated as though you are long-time friends. The staff service, friendliness and attentiveness, and food selection, freshness, quality and preparedness is exceptional. Our EggPlant Rollatina Appetizer was 'to die for' and a perfect start for two people. My Frutta de Mare over Linguini was excellent, as was my wife's Homemade Ravioli with Pomodora Sauce. And unlike many of the restaurants in Aruba, there is no Service Charge, making me you feel free to tip 'what' they deserve, and you 'will' be generous, I assure you. Also, the prices are reasonable. If you enjoy Italian food, service and atmosphere, I would highly recommend that you visit Hostaria DaVittorio on your next vacation in Aruba.
Arrived on time for my reservation and rather than sit in the nice dining room my family was show a table in a smaller hot room just before the terrace. We all ordered
Chioken Parmagian and when our dishes arrived we were all
The chicken seems to have been manufactured and shaped into an oval piece of meat. It was very thin, very hard and had little taste and was dry.
To top off our meal one of the waiters that night dropped a tray of wine glasses near us
World class food and service!
This is our favorite restaurant not only in Aruba, but on the planet.
I have followed Master Chef Vittorio for over ten years from Valentino's to Hostaria Da Vittorio. Every dish is prepared with high quality ingrediants by Vittorio and his assitants right in front of your eyes.
The servers are great and make you feel right at home.
Our favorite dish is Ossobucco Alla Milanesa, (a veal dish served with Rissoto) - it is to die for ! We will return to Aruba this summer and plan to dine at Hostaria Da Vittorio several times. Tony & Bonny Eastvale, California
yes,it's a little expensive but the quality is worth the price.
After reading the ads, and seeing the prices, I was expecting a more authentic Italian meal. We had the chef special for $28.00 which was packaged pasta (at that price I was expecting homemade egg based) with a good sauce, but overloaded with cheese, with a bit if basil. I would have had no issue at half the price, but feel they are over priced for what you get. Even the Parmesan is not fresh grated. The service was good
We agree this was OUR FAVORITE pace to eat after a week in aruba.
We chatted with other americans about where to eat in aruba and one couple from boston said they liked Hoastaria de Vittorio so much they have already been twice.
Does not look like much from the outside but inside the kitchen is visible.the staff had pressed white shirts and black pants. Ice cold water brought right to us with a special pizza crust like bread with oil as a free starter.
4 adults and (1) 3 year old ALL enjoyed a fantastic meal!
Yummy pasta, lasagna, chicken parm, and salads on top of great service made this our top pick. Yes, overpriced as are all the other placed in palm beach ( and aruba in general ) but well worth it!
Also 10% off to marriot point holders taken with a smile.
Every time we are in Aruba, we go here for dinner. It's the best Italian food on the island. I've sampled many dishes and all are excellent!
My wife and I had come here in May, 2011 and had an excellent meal, however this September was another story. We were anticipating another wonderful dinner and were disappointed in both our meals. We are not sure if their main chef is on vacation since this is a slow time of year but based on our dinners this week we would not return. Our waiter also tried to tell us the "service charge" which is included in your bill is not a part of his tip. It was a very disappointing experience.
Food is less than average, but what really surprised us was the rude attitude of our waiter. I ve heard some bad things and some great things about this restaurant. I agree completely with the bad reviews. they have a great location and could have a great restaurant, but they have to start with customer service. and they completely lack of it ! food was not bad, but as I said less than average. Nothing to come back to...
We dined at this restaurant 2 years ago and were so pleased, we visited twice. After reading the reviews, we were hesitant to try it again this year, but went and were extremely happy we did. The service was excellent, from the bar to the table. The food was wonderful - the Ossobucco and risotto was as perfect as we remembered. We were a party of 7 and had 2 small children. It couldn't have been a better meal!
Great Italian Food! Been going there for 10 years which accounts for 30 trips to this restaurant and always a great meal. Authentic Italian dishes, the food is always fresh and well prepared. They always remember who we are and go out of there way to make us happy.
We had never been disappointed at this restaurant - until this year! What once was an excellent Italian eatery has become a mediocre Italian eatery and we do not know why. Something was missing this year. The food was good but not "abondanza" and not great. We like to write such experiences off as bad nights, but part of the issue was that the menu has been unchanged for some time and some of the better dishes simply are no longer available
- UPDATE THE MENU and stop teasing people! It has been two years since we have been able to get sea bass here and that is not a simple unavailability - it is something else and we are concerned as to what it may mean. We will return next year to see how things are going but we were disappointed this year and greatly concerned as to what next year may bring. We sincerly hope that the restaurant is not in decline but we fear otherwise and it would be a shame to see it go because it has been the only consistently credible Italian restaurant in ARUBA.
There were 14 of us for dinner. We arrived for our 6:30 pm reservation and were promptly seated -- that's where things started going wrong. It took 20 minutes for us to receive a wine list -- one hour to receive our appetizers and 2 HOURS until we got our meals. Tables all around us were being served -- some who even arrived after us. When this was brought to the attention of a manager, we were told it takes time to cook "good food" ! No apologies, no "let me check on your orders" .... nothing. We got our dinner at 8:30 -- a full two hours after arriving!! When we said this was unacceptable and would probably not return, the manager promptly said that's OK, he does fine and doesn't need the repeat business. What a great way to talk to customers! So here I am, sharing this very unpleasant dining experience so others may think twice about giving them their business. With all the other great restaurants to choose from in Aruba -- we definitely will NEVER give Hostaria Da Vittorio our business again! NEVER!
We had a table of 8 and all 8 of us were very happy with our meals. We tried this restaurant 5 years ago and we were disappointed. This time, we were all very pleased! Our group had a mix of fish and pasta dishes. All arrived hot and tasty. We're going back next month and I'll report again.