Mango's Restaurant

Hostaria Da Vittorio


Overall rating:
 
  6,9    based on 109 reviews
Food:
 
 6,6
Service:
 
 6,7
Presentation:
 
 7
Environment:
 
 7
Childfriendly:
 
 5,7
Wheelchair:
 
 7
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~ General ~

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).

~ Details ~

Cuisine(s):
Italian
Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
Smoking:
No Smoking
Credit Cards:
  • American Express
  • Diners
  • Mastercard
  • VISA
Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11am - 3pm
Dinner: 6pm to 11pm

~ Menu(s) ~

~ Contact ~

Hostaria Da Vittorio

L.G. Smith Boulevard 380
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 5863 838

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Reviewed by , posted on May 7, 2015

courage rewarded

A couple of nights ago, we too decided to dine here despite trepidations due to recent reviews.

It has been very windy during our stay, so we chose to eat indoors (if I brought young children I'd opt for outdoor seating; the noise level was low inside and kids just aren't always able to adjust their voice to their surroundings (what kid wants to be shushed all the time anyway? that's no fun)).

The kitchen is open and the meat is on display in a chill case. Their kitchen was clean, orderly, and running fast and smooth. I mention this all because I find those points generally tell me I can look forward to a great meal.

My husband and I were not disappointed. He had beautifully cooked baby lamb chops and I had delightfully flavorful bucatini all' amatriciana.

Service was professional and timely overall.
A person might detect some seemingly, thinly constrained condescension (maybe more noticable because of the incongruity in appearance (we barely give a second thought to certain behaviours if a person looks the part)), but I am only interested in execution of food and service done well; in our case it was.

We both left the restaurant telling each other, "that was really good!"
We'll definitely be back, next trip to Aruba.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  5.0
Wheelchair:
 
  8.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 20, 2015

Great as usual

It was with apprehension that we went to dinner tonight after the recent negative posts. This is a restaurant we frequent every year we are here. We must state that as usual, the staff was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. The meal was delicious, preparation and presentation was flawless! We will continue to recommend this restaurant to our friends and others.

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 28, 2015

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT / NAZI INSULT

My husband and I have been visiting Aruba since 1998 which is prior to the opening of this restaurant. We remember the service and the food being much better.

We made our reservations online and dined inside just a few nights ago.

We were greeted and seated in front of the kitchen.

The server, a tall, bleached blond young man finally came to our table and asked us, "Are you ready?" No good evening, welcome to the restaurant, just very curt.

The salad I ordered was very bland, no taste as the only dressing offered was olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

After adding parmesan and salt and pepper and eating my salad, the server, who was right to the side of our table (Mind you we were right in front of the kitchen) raised his arm and blurted out "HEIL HITLER!"

I lost my appetite and wanted to VOMIT!

I wanted to get up and leave, but not wanting to cause a scene, my husband, daughter and I finished our meals and left. He did notify the owner and manager who appeared horrified. They must do something about this server!!

All I can say is that we will NEVER be back and that they have lost very loyal customers who visit Aruba every year.

Food:
 
  1.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  2.0
Environment:
 
  3.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  1.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 3, 2015

Just ok

Hadn't been to Hostaria in many years because the food that gone downhill but went back last year and really enjoyed it. This year, not so much.
Service was difficult. The first girl we had barely spoke English which is very unusual in Aruba. We tried to start with cocktails, Kettle One on the rocks and she couldn't understand a word we were saying. We spelled it out for her and another server told us that she thought we wanted Kendall Jackson. Really? So then we got a new server who didn't seem happy.
The food this year also got mixed reviews from our group. Appetizers were good. Prosciutto and burrata platter, Cesar salads and artichoke and olive hot appetizer were all good. Chicken parm, veal osso bucco and Fusilli Bolognese were all good. Veal scallopini with mushrooms, pasta special fettuccini with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese were just passable. Portions are huge and prices are reasonable. Up in the air if we will go again next year with so many other great restaurants on the island....Might just skip it.

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  7.0
Wheelchair:
 
  5.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 16, 2015

Awful experience

Had an awful experience! Waited 1 hour for appetizers. Was told the eggplant took 20 minutes, well we waited 1 hour. Refused to serve the other appetizers. The manager has no people skills. All he kept on saying was what do u want me to do?? I told him he should not take reservations if the kitchen can't handle it. We could of offered us a glass of wine or dessert. He just didn't care that we were not happy. We weren't the only ones complaining. Not too many tables were happy. Too bad they can't get there act together because the food is good. We were so upset it was almost impossible to enjoy our meals.

Food:
 
  1.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  1.0
Environment:
 
  1.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 15, 2015

Horrible service and attitude

dinner last night was a very unpleasant experience.Our basic dinner took over two hours. the Attitude of the owner and especially the waiter Riccardo was a disgrace. Riccardo snapped at one of us for as he was taking the order, I changed the spaghetti alle vongole to linguini, and the respond was YOU already ordered.. the minute we sat down we ordered the focaccia to go with our appetizers which never came because he said they were too busy,. we had a straight view of the pizza oven and saw very few pizzas or focaccia coming out. we then asked 3 times for the bread basket to two different waiters.Riccardo never asked if our food was OK. we asked for the bill and waited 20 minutes for the receipt and credit card. we had a 10% discount card from the Marriott hotel , We did not see the 10% discount and the owner responded CAN you read. And ultimately confused us into thinking he had deducted it, but the final bill did not show. How can an owner tell a costumer Can YOU Read and still not give you the discount. I would tell all of you in Aruba. Stay away from Hosteria Vittori.
the act like they don't need your business and are not there to please the costumes. awful, Awful service. attitude is worse yet. don't give them your business They will never see us there again. too many good restaurants in Aruba and very good people that make your dinner experience pleasant. You won't get that at Vittorios

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  n/a
Environment:
 
  1.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 15, 2015

Horrible service and attitude

dinner last night was a very unpleasant experience.Our basic dinner took over two hours. the Attitude of the owner and especially the waiter Riccardo was a disgrace. Riccardo snapped at one of us for as he was taking the order, I changed the spaghetti alle vongole to linguini, and the respond was YOU already ordered.. the minute we sat down we ordered the focaccia to go with our appetizers which never came because he said they were too busy,. we had a straight view of the pizza oven and saw very few pizzas or focaccia coming out. we then asked 3 times for the bread basket to two different waiters.Riccardo never asked if our food was OK. we asked for the bill and waited 20 minutes for the receipt and credit card. we had a 10% discount card from the Marriott hotel , We did not see the 10% discount and the owner responded CAN you read. And ultimately confused us into thinking he had deducted it, but the final bill did not show. How can an owner tell a costumer Can YOU Read and still not give you the discount. I would tell all of you in Aruba. Stay away from Hosteria Vittori.
the act like they don't need your business and are not there to please the costumes. awful, Awful service. attitude is worse yet. don't give them your business They will never see us there again. too many good restaurants in Aruba and very good people that make your dinner experience pleasant. You won't get that at Vittorios

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  n/a
Environment:
 
  1.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on July 10, 2014

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.

Food:
 
  1.0
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  n/a
Presentation:
 
  1.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 13, 2014

Auténtica comida italiana

Tengo muchos años visitando la isla seguidamente y es fascinante ver su desarrollo en la mejora de su oferta gastronómica . 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 único restaurante de auténtica comida italiana, sus sabores, sus aromas me hacen sentir como en Italia .
Mil felicitaciones a Victirio y Mauricio por tal majestuosa labor

Andres N.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  9.0
Wheelchair:
 
  8.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 28, 2014

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!

Food:
 
  4.0
Service:
 
  3.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 25, 2014

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.

Food:
 
  1.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  3.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  5.0
Wheelchair:
 
  5.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on September 24, 2013

Not good.

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.

Food:
 
  2.0
Service:
 
  7.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on September 23, 2013

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.

Food:
 
  5.0
Service:
 
  6.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  6.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 4, 2013

Best ever

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

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  10.0
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 25, 2013

the best

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 .

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  6.0
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 19, 2013

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

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on August 2, 2012

Don't go!

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!

Food:
 
  2.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  7.0
Wheelchair:
 
  9.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on June 3, 2012

Very impressed

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.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  8.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on May 3, 2012

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.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 24, 2012

disappointed

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
very disappointed.
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

Food:
 
  3.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  4.0
Childfriendly:
 
  4.0
Wheelchair:
 
  4.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 9, 2012

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

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 21, 2012

Superb food!!!
yes,it's a little expensive but the quality is worth the price.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on January 22, 2012

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

Food:
 
  6.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 6, 2011

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.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  8.0
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 27, 2011

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!

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  8.0
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
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