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“Nice surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gianni's

Gianni's
J.E Irausquin Boulevard, 348 | Palm Beach, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 7794
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Giannis Ristorante Italiano starts it's story in 1984 when Giovanni and Filomena Ferrara opened their first family owned restaurant in down town Oranjestad, Aruba. As one of the first Italian restaurants in Aruba success was very quick to follow, through the years up to now the family has slowly moved from downtown to the new nightlife area in Palm Beach better known as the strip. Gianni's was the beginning of a family of restaurants across the island, always specializing in extraordinary culinary experiences. Today you can still meet some of the family in Gianni's, the Italian side of the Ferrara family originates from Castellamare di Stabia, a small city on the Napoli Coast in Italy. You can find the menu at Gianni's is geared more around Napoli food but as the years have passed and our customer base has grown, we have extended into other regions of Italy to create a more complete Italian experience for our customers. Gianni's is well known for constantly changing towards modern times and better ingredients, always looking to import the freshest and finest quality ingredients to enhance our customer experience. Our motto has always been; try to find the best, enjoy the best, and share it with our guests.
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“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We came here after walking around and exploring the high rise area and shops. We are from NY and I come from a traditional Italian family. This is our 4th visit, and have been recommended to come here, however the "Italian on aruba" thing always concerned me. We were pleasantly surprised. We ordered the polenta w arrabita sauce, delish, hot tomato mozzarella which was great and my husbands Caesar salad which he finished the whole thing. Husband had veal parm, came w a side of pasta, the veal portion could have been bigger for the $$ but my husband enjoyed it. I ordered the pappardelle Genovese that had big chunks of beef, a delicious brown sauce and a generous amount of Parmesan. I totally enjoyed it. We ordered chocolate salami which was like a nutty brownie like cookie that came with ice cream. It was unusual but good. The service was very good, the staff was attentive and we never felt ignored. All in all for this trip to aruba, giannis turned out to be the best service we had.

Visited June 2013
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“Your Italian fix...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place gets mobbed on always everyday of the week, even until late night. A big restaurant with both spacious indoor and outdoor seating. Upscale casual. Food is great, portions are satisfying, albeit on the pricy side for Italian. A famous tableside show is the pasta cooked with flaming whiskey in a hollowed out wheel of reggiano.

Visited May 2013
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“Good Italian in Pam Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Surprisingly, there are lots of options in Palm Beach for Italian food. I chose to try Gianni's and I'm glad I did. It was a wonderful dining experience... great food, reasonably priced, with wonderful outdoor seating (and people watching).

The menu is extensive and varied. I had seafood risotto... which was loaded with mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari. It was flavorful and the portion was huge. I also had a very good mozzarella and tomato salad as a starter.

There may be better Italian here... but Gianni's won't disappoint!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went to Gianni, wish we didnt
Table was not prepared
Our waiter was not pleasant
They gave my friend half a tail when he was suppose to get 2. Over price, small serving
I guess thier rent is high
Skip it
Go to La Tratoria by the lighthouse

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This restaurant had delicious food and a great atmosphere! However, be careful of the service charge for a large group. This was the only restaurant that charged a service charge, taxes, and tip was not included.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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