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“Great Italian food”

Gianni's Ristorante Italiano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I ate at Gianni's the other night. We are Italian and from NY, so we know good, authentic Italian food when we taste it. We had the special artichoke appetizer, which was by leaps and bounds the best artichoke either of us have ever had. I need I try to replicate it when I get home. We had a Caesar salad, which was good but nothing to write home about. I had the soup and it was delicious. We shared the lobster ravioli for our entree. My husband loved it, I thought it was pretty good. We also had a bottle of wine and espresso with sambuca. Our total was only $135 which was extremely reasonable. Our waiter Mauro was great. The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is because we also ordered an anti pasti appetizer that was never brought out, yet it was on the bill. We were charged for double espressos even though we only received singles. But Mauro fixed our bill and even brought us limoncello on the house.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a waitress at another restaurant, and we were happy to have visited. The food was excellent and not as overpriced as other places we visited during our trip. It is Aruba, so everything is more expensive than you would expect, so you have to keep that in mind. Our server, Mauro, was excellent, and even provided us with his business card as we departed. They do not rush your meal, in fact you need to ask for the check or they will keep refilling your drinks and let you stay all night! The atmosphere was very nice, but certainly casual enough if you're not looking for an overly-romantic night out.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

it's a good place for a casual bite of Italian food and tourist watching. There's something for everyone.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We ate here twice and the food was great. My husband fell in love with the lobster thermidor and had to go back for it a second time. Service was excellent.

Thank heathergs2013
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Gianni's has excellent food; excellent service and a wonderful staff. You are met by John at the front desk .. who is friendly and provided specials for the day. Jean Carlos our Waiter (3 times) provided exceptional service. We had the seafood- Frutti with black spaghetti and for an appetizer the fried calamari. The food had the same consistency of excellence every time. One evening a violionist had been playing. We totally, totally, totally recommend this restaurant. The ambiance and the food makes for a wonderful dining experience.

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Thank John D
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