We dined at this restaurant in 2012 during our vacation to Aruba and were eager to return again this year. We arrived at the restaurant at approximately 6: 45 and gave our name to the hostess. We were told there would be about a 30 min. wait which was not bad, despite the fact there were many empty tables. I do understand they may have been reserved for people with reservations. After waiting about 1 hr. we approached the hostess to ask how many names were still ahead of our's. We were told there were 6. So we waited patiently watching about 10 groups of people continue to be ushered in and seated. So after waiting 90 min. I again approached the hostess but had to wait while another gentleman was speaking to her. In listening to his conversation he asked how much longer he'd have to wait because he had an 8:30 reservation. The time was 8:20 and there were plenty of empty tables. The hostess reminded him that his reservation was for 8:30 and he questioned why he had to wait when there were tables obviously empty. He asked if despite the empty tables he was going to have to wait till exactly 8:30 and she responded "yes". She said it didn't matter if it was 8:29, she wouldn't seat him till 8:30. I found that to be utterly rediculous and I honestly felt that the hostess was not managing her list very well, especially when we were told there were 6 people ahead of us and almost 10 had gone in before I asked again about our seating. At that time she looked at her list and almost acted like she couldn't find the name, when another hostess approached and heard the conversation and offered to seat us in the inside dining area (we requested the outside dining area). We readily accepted it. Once seated we were quickly approached by a waitress who was very courteous and friendly. She offered the specials and provided us with the wine list. For an appetizer we selected a small antipasto which was very good and made with fresh Italian lunch meats and fresh bufalo mozzarello cheese. The cheese was absolutely delicious. Since we had dined there last year we wanted to have the same dish we had last year. The meal was made with parmigiano cheese, whiskey, tomatoes and pasta. It was prepared tableside and was very good. We enjoyed the dinner very much. We did not have desert. Despite the long wait, we enjoyed our meal, but I would reconsider returning there without first making reservations. The entrees were also quite pricey.
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