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La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
+297 586-0786
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Ranked #13 of 28 Restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal at La Trattoria El Faro last Thursday night. After a nice crisp calamari appetizer my wife and I enjoyed the main entrees. She had Cotoleta alla Parmigiana (Veal Parm) and I had the Ossobuco. They were both cooked to perfection. We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and beside the great food,... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Only positive thing was the view, and even then, we had to ensure we had a good table because they wanted to sit us by the kitchen. Fake Italian food (the real Italian's left 8 years ago), app's I could of made better, and Wait staff was impatient and unprofessional, amateurish at best. Trust me, you can do ALOT better... More

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Aruba
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Fake italian Food! Appetizers were tasteless, entrees were questionable at best! Although known for the view, they tried to seat us near the kitchen for their own convenience! Wait staff were amateurish. Dinner was over $300.00 for our family of 5, without drinks, dessert, or coffee! Please be sure to check reviews before dining here!

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Stevensville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ok, I am going to keep this short. The views are beautiful. The food is very mediocre. Just standard plain Italian food that is priced high for the view. The Bar Tender needs a job outside of the customer service industry. Old and cranky.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Located on the grounds of the California Lighthouse, La Trattoria serves one of the best meals on the island. Make a reservation here on one of your first few evenings. Along with a beautiful sunset, you will be at the top of the island, able to see the beauty of the entire coast. Bring a camera. Staff and diners are... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I give it 3 stars but it deserves 4 stars because of its amazing views. It's located near the California Lighthouse. Food was OK. Nothing special.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I feel bad giving this review but people have got to know. First, I made an online reservation a month in advance because it was for my husbands birthday and he loves italian food. I was a little skeptical of this restaurant but knew with the view it would balance out even if the food was just okay. Well, I... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Now maybe my standards are high because I was in Italy this past winter, but the food at this place was overpriced compared to the quality. We started with some Bruscheta which turned out to be an oil-drenched soggy piece of bread with way too many tomatoes on it. Tough to eat. Then I ordered the Risotto del Faro, what... More

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Auburn, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Last night 10/11/14, we had dinner for the third time in three years while on vacation in Aruba. This is a dining experience. Food is cooked to order not massed produced. Views are amazing. Very friendly staff. Our waiter was Arnold and he was great. We always look forward to coming back every year. A must.

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our group made Reservations at this restaurant to celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries . My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary last Oct. Service was excellent and Food was good. Well this year was a whole different story. We couldn't get a second drink of we tried mind you there were 7 people who actually wanted a second drink.... More

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