We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great ambience, decent service, pricey”
Review of Aioli

Aioli
Ranked #3 of 172 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Helmed by Executive Chef Johnny Aboud, Aioli offers a Mediterranean inspired-menu for lunch, tapas and dinner in a beautiful, inviting setting. Chef Aboud trained at the Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi in Paris, the Lincoln Culinary Institute and the Florida Culinary Institute. With his team, he strives to bring out the best in carefully chosen ingredients, turning the cacophony into a wonderful symphony of flavor. We invite you to come taste the daring efforts of this young chef as he makes his mark in Trinidad & Tobago!
Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited this restaurant with some overseas friends. Great ambiance! Service was ok. Food was pricey. Drinks were good.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank mlt1964mba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (342)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

260 - 264 of 342 reviews

Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner here with some friends, nice ambience and great service.I had pasta, the food was okay, dessert was better , overall it was okay.

Thank Chels J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took my wife here for our anniversary and was blown away by how great the food was. Normally its the ambiance and service provided by a restaurant that stays with you, but Aioli's cuisine has left me salivating and anticipating my next visit. I had the Pasta di Funghi (Pasta with wild mushrooms) which was as good as anything you can find in Tuscany and Florence. My wife had the truffle lobster pasta, and tho I like my lobster whole, I loved it and regretted I didnt order it for myself.

I can tell you about the staff and the environment, but it would not matter. The food is so good all else would be excused. Thankfully the restaurant excels in service and presentation.

Do yourself a favor and try their napoleon for dessert. Though it is thinner than most mille fleur dishes, it is one of the best desserts I've ever had.

9/10, only because perfection does not exist

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank Yohan R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 3, 2014

By far the best 5 star dining in Trinidad , service and staff is unbelievable , well trained on everything on the menue and behind the bar . They make you feel very comfortable and relaxed in style . The food has blown us away every time , cooked to perfection without a doubt. My advice is to try everything that is on the menue each time you go, you will not be disappointed .

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sabrina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 2, 2014

What can I say. Aioli is not my type of Restaurant but it is really really well done. The space itself is far too busy and too noisy (we were there on a 70% full night) for a business dinner. As a bistro, which the waiter called it, it is great.

The food is very creative and there is a very good young chef who came to the table. The entrees were quite good but could not touch the dessert. The steak was good but the blue cheese base was overpowering. my colleague had the pork belly dish that he said was tasty. The service was decent and the frequent follow ups, though much, were keeping with Trinidad service.

The Napoleon dessert is a must, as the chef said they are made fresh to order everyday. Almost four stars, but not quite yet

1  Thank mikey_8762
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AioliTrinidad, Public Relations Manager at Aioli, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

I am sorry that your experience at Aioli was particularly noisy.

We strive to achieve the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality at the restaurant. However, unfortunately on the evening you dined with us there was a particularly large group having an impromptu gathering in our bar area, rendering the entire restaurant noisier than usual.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you experienced. I really can understand your disappointment. Your comments will be shared with our team and I hope that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Aioli.

Warmest regards,

Michael Abraham
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Aioli also viewed

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Port of Spain, Trinidad
 
Port of Spain, Trinidad
 

Been to Aioli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing