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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
For more than 30 years our flagship restaurant Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano is THE address for the best Italian food on the island. Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano serves real Italian dishes for the entire family. Inspired by authentic Italian recipes and traditions, our menu includes favorites like Bruschetta Napoli, Bucatini Siciliana and Vitello Parmigiana. We also offer an extensive variety of specialties like our delicious Burrata. Our signature dish? Italian Spaghetti al Formaggio Parmigiano. How it works? They bring out a large wheel of Parmesan cheese, shave out some cheese, pour whisky on it, light it on fire and when the flames die down they pour in the cooked spaghetti and roll it around
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, European, Soups, Neapolitan, Campania, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Giannis restaurant was great! It was very busy when we went but the food did not disappoint. It was so good I went again the next night for takeout. The cheese wheel pasta is a great experience, everything we ordered was phenomenal. 10/10

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a couple days of eating at the resort restaurant, we decided to wander out and stopped at Gianni's. The only seating inside without a reservation was at the bar, so my daughter and I took two of the four seats there. Reuben was our...waiter and we got to watch an amazing bartender work her magic during the meal. The bread was fresh, the pasta was handmade and delicious, the wine was cold and the sangria, refreshing. We enjoyed our visit so much that we came back two more times during the last three days of our trip. We always sat at the bar, had amazing service with Reuben and loved watching the bartender while enjoying a fantastic meal. We WILL be back to both Aruba and Gianni's.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four had a great experience at Gianni's. Jose Reyes took wonderful care of us. Our chicken and seafood dishes were superb. The pasta was top notch as well. The restaurant itself is lovely and offers a great atmosphere for a family dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jeff8897, Wow! Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate it. ❤️ We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant, from the great service that was provided by Jose Reyes to the delicious meal and the great...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a reservation for a party of 15 on a Friday night, they called and emailed to confirm which I appreciated. The food was amazing. The services amazing. Such a cool atmosphereMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello 2alliekiggs! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this nice review, we appreciate it. ❤️ We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience at our restaurant, from the food to the service to the atmosphere! We hope...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don't even know where to begin. We went twice because the first time we couldn't eat all the dishes we wanted to try. Second time we just ate appetizers. The pasta was amazing. The children meal selection was spot on and tasted just as...amazing as the gourmet adult meal. And the búfalo mozzarella was amazing. We would go back in a heart beat.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cateyera! Wow! Thank you so much for this great review! We really appreciate it. We would also like to thank you for choosing to dine at our restaurant not only once, but twice! Hope to see you again for the third time.😍 Greetings, Management,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely restaurant with a great menu. I highly recommend the flaming parmesan/volcano show that you get when you order the spaghetti (minimum 2 people for this). I had never seen anyone shave and then set the inside of a parm wheel on...fire with whiskey until I saw it at Gianni's. This is a must if you are a cheese lover. It made the whole dining experience more fun. The pappardelle and tortellini were also delish. What wasn't so tasty was the meatball (dry and flavorless), and we didn't care for their version of tiramisu (which looks like an opera cake in the cabinet). The cocktails are fantastic, so something very right is happening at the bar. Our main complaint is that we were being rushed from the minute we sat down. We wanted to order our apps and then place an order for our entrees, so that we could dine leisurely, but the server insisted on taking our entree order with our app order. Otherwise, it was a very nice dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Leslie R, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, we truly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed most of your food items and your delicious cocktails. Regarding the meatball, tiramisu, and what felt like you being...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If going with a family go early because it gets really busy. Our hotel set up our reservation. Nice drinks and good wine list. Our salads and pasta entrees were great. The pasta with vodka sauce was good and the pasta with tomatoes and olives...was good. We enjoyed our meals and it was a good atmosphere in a touristy location. We went to restaurants in less touristy spots for most meals, but this area is fun for a night.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 502katharinew, Thank you for the review! We can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great experience and high quality Italian food! Wait always seems to be an hour no matter what night you go, but worth the wait to eat here while visiting Only complaint...don't charge $2 for average bread, this should be free and sets a cheap tone

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another delicious meal at Gianni’s. My husband loved the octopus appetizer! Our entrees never disappoint and the ganache chocolate mousse was decadent! Thank you again Guillermo for everything! And a shout out to Manny and Mayde!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 983arlenem, Thank you for your loyalty! We can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic good and service! Made reservations online and dined outside. Beautiful restaurant and food. We will return!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi C1635HlIisar, Thank you! We can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back the last night in Aruba to have dinner and try their Parmesan cheese wheel pasta. I was expecting a more cheesy flavor profile - something like an alfredo sauce. I was a surprised that there was a tomato sauce in the pasta....I liked the dish with the exception of the brandy flavor added. So we were able to check this dish off our bucket list and not have to wonder about it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi justanut666, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you back on the next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, accommodating staff, fresh food. The cheese wheel is a fantastic presentation. Highly recommend the Desert Salami.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JSH0717, Thank you for the review! We can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Italian food, very tasty and upscale if you want it to be. Would get a reservation in advance but if you want to wait it’s worth it:)

Date of visit: August 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 616zachl, Thank you for the review! We can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended we try Gianni's while on vacation in Aruba and it was soooo enjoyable!!! It was much more than dinner, it was an experience! The service was excellent! Jose Reyes was our waiter and he made such great recommendations! Definitely go with whatever...Jose recommends. In addition to the yummy dishes, Jose made the experience all the more enjoyable. The spaghetti al formaggio parmigiano was delicious (it's worth indulging in the carbs)!! And watching the tableside preparation of the dish was so much fun and memorable! We were a party of four and every dish was excellent, from the calamari, to the caprese salad to the main courses, delish!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi lidet2022, Thank you for this amazing review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our amazing restaurant! We look forward welcoming you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Great service- Raza was a great help to our group - food and drink made this inviting atmosphere a great experience!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Marketing@GiannisGroup, Marketing at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 363greggb, Thank you for the review! We look forward welcoming you back!

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The bus is good. Cheap, clean and efficent.
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Answer was correct. Gluten free at both restaurants . They are a must!!!!!
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Even the more upscale places in Aruba don't have a dress code. It may say they do on the website but we found everything to be island casual.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

Yes, Gianni's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout services.

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Gianni's Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5