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“Years time made huge difference, Very Good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hostaria da' Vittorio

Hostaria da' Vittorio
LG Smith BLVD 380, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
(297) 586-3838
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
NJ
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Years time made huge difference, Very Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

In Aruba 8 nights during April 2011 w/family. After last years negative dining experience, we decided to give Hostaria da Vittorio another try this year, and so happy we did. Food and service were very good, so much so, that we returned for a second night and enjoyed ourselves just as much. If not too hot, recommend having dinner at outside tables. We will be returning next spring!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

My family of 4 have dinned here 8 times in the last year and find the food, its presntation and service outstanding. We would always start our meal by order 6 or more appetizers and share, before ordering our main courses.
Corolene (server) will make the difference between a very good experience and transend it to memorable. She is a delight, and a professional.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ewing, New Jersey
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Spectacular Italian Food, convenient location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Being from the Northeast, I have had access to great Italian food all of my life. That being said, I was very impressed with the food here. The flavors were fresh and authentic and the service was friendly. I visited in 2006 and 2011 and loved it both times.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always one of our favorites each time we visit Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We have been to Aruba 6 times in 3 years and this restaurant is always included in our dinner plans. Fantastic Italian food with homemade pasta and bread. The risotto primavera and lasagna are fabulous! Our very picky young kids love it too - good kids menu! Great service - even in busy times. Have an Italian family, make our own homemade sauce, meatballs, etc. Very particular about eating Italian food out and this place is just outstanding! Often will eat there twice during our week-long visits.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Rochelle, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Poor Food and No Customer Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

I am amazed when I read the good reviews about this restaurant. But then there are equal numbers of bad reviews. Two chefs? Two universes? Like prior reviewers, I'm an Itallian from NY and know what I'm talking about. Why do the reviews seem so polarized. Answer - don't go on the wrong night.
I had gnocci which was deemed to be 'homemade'. it was not better than the dried package product you can buy in any supermarket. Heavy and much too uniform. If this was homemade, fire the chef. My husband had a veal dish that was just okay. It came with an undercooked potato. We were asked how everything was and responded honestly, but not hostily. The waitress said she would let the chef know. No offer of a glass of wine or anything. The check was incorrect and charged us for a dish we did not have. The comment was ..." it was the same price as what you ordered." It wasn't. It was a few dollars more expensive. By this time we were feeling 'played'. We left without dessert and coffee and won't be back. Perhaps these people feel that tourists are not regulars and it doesn't matter. Well that's what Trip Advisor is for.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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