Anna-Maria's Autentico Ristorante Italiano

7,4 based on 34 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Italian
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  • Casual Dining
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Dinner
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Restaurant Information

Anna-Maria's Autentico Ristorante Italiano

Kamay25
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 2833
Opening Hours:
Daily 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Closed on Sunday
Anna-Maria's Autentico Ristorante Italiano
Anna-Maria and Christian started their Ristorante for the love they both have for exquisite fine dining, their passion for cooking, and the fun of entertaining.

It all started by inviting some of Chris’ guests over for dinner after long hours at work in the sales force at a well known Brand resort on the island. After dining, these guests would encourage Anna-Maria and Chris to open their doors to the public, giving everyone the opportunity to taste their delicious recipes.
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Average

Apr 13, 2015 - posted by
Had a bad experience with the food and the owner. I guess he didn't like my bad review on Trip Advisor and replied with lies. Very arrogant man. Nice place but food is not what the hype makes it to be. Overpriced and ordinary. Will never go back even if it was free.
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Poor Experience

Apr 11, 2015 - posted by
Very small portions and extremely over priced. Staff was unfriendly and an additude.
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The hype is greater than the restaurant

Mar 18, 2015 - posted by
We had a party of four. The salads were good. The soups were good. The waiter was friendly and accommodating. I had the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp. I enjoyed it. The shrimp were a bit over cooked but ok. My wife had gnocchi. The menu said it was in a filletto di pomadora sauce. It arrived in a marinara sauce. My wife didn't enjoy the sauce. Our friends had pasta. She ordered spaghetti in a fra diavalo sauce. It arrived in a overly oily marinara sauce with no heat. He ordered spaghetti with shrimp. He said the food was ok but not for $40+ dollars they charged. He said a bowl of spaghetti with five small shrimp isn't worth the price.
I had the brownie desert. It was good but very small. My friend had the same complaint. This was our second year visiting this restaurant. We are seriously contemplating dropping it from our list of restaurants we frequent while in Aruba.
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will be back

Nov 17, 2014 - posted by
Can't say enough good things about this restaurant,we have been going there for the last five years.We always have a party of at least ten people and never had a complaint.I recommend all the pastas and the Sangria. Nov.9 2014
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Disappointment

Sep 11, 2014 - posted by
Situated in the middle of nowhere where you have to ring the bell! (there 's no sign: restaurant), where you can come in despite not having a reservation (!), you expect a lot. Well, disappointment. To start bread and oil is served, the oil is perfect, but the bread is sweet! We are not americans!
If you're not a fishaddict there's not much else to choose besides pasta's. Like bolognesa and putanesca. THEY ARE SWEET!!! And the sauce is very thin. Moreover, the prices are exorbitant: 27 US dollars for spaghetti bolognesa! In Italy there are no restaurants that serve sweet food.
The wines were good and at the right temperature.
In short: lots of pretentions and you get nothing!!!
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Another chance

Jul 13, 2014 - posted by
We heard of Anna Maria's in2012 and went with our group of 11. Everything was great! I'm an Italian who rarely eats Italian out, but it was perfect. I can't complain about the length of time because we knew that. However, last year, things were different. Actually, I loved my pasta graced with various seafood. But no one else enjoyed their meal. The portions were much smaller and just not the same. We remembered how great the fried calamari was, but were told that they had none. The homemade connolli that we loved last time were ordered again last year, but we were told there weren't any. The bill was a whole lot more than we remembered as well. But because I lived it so much in 2012, I will give it another try this year, some time between July 26 - Aug 8.
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A Dining Experience to Remember

Jun 20, 2014 - posted by
Let me first start off by staying I'm shocked to find negative reviews of Anna Maria's. Sometimes when your unhappy with yourself nothing will make you happy. I've been going to Aruba for years and have had dinner all over the Island. Anna Maria's for me was simply a great night with friends and family in an homey atmosphere over light fresh Italian food. They are a little pricey but the service, food and atmosphere make it worth it. Our Server Jean-Pierre went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and also volunteered alterations to meals to suit our liking. Christopher, the owner also came out and was just as pleasant and delightful as Jean-Pierre. If your looking for something different in a laid back cozy quiet setting this is your place
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Disappointed

Nov 18, 2013 - posted by
Atmosphere was lovely and warm feeling of being in someones backyard. That was the best part. Service was slow, the owner was rude and the food was fair at best. Disappointing for sure!
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A Tate of Italy

Oct 30, 2013 - posted by
Always a must when we are in Aruba. The lasagna is our favorite. All food is cooked to order. The pastas are fresh and cooked to perfection. Seafood is superb. Close your eyes and you are in Italia!!!!
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WOW

Sep 23, 2013 - posted by
Heard about Anna Maria at poolside and visited that evening .
Rang the bell and was greeted by a wonderful staff member that escorted us to the dining room in the back yard patio . After being seated we were greeted immediately by a very knowledgeable waiter that took us through the menu and explained each dish. We placed our order and wow everything was better than we could have expected. We have been coming to Aruba for 16 years now and are so happy to have found Anna Maria's and will be sure to make it one of our dining favorites. The food, ambiance and service make it a winner for sure. I could go on and on but when you are in Aruba give them a try and you will be very glad you did.
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