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“The view makes it worth it”

Faro Blanco Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 54 Restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“The view makes it worth it”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

The food served here is decent - nothing to write home about. I had lasagna and my husband had a steak. You could probably get the same quality for half the price at Olive Garden.

All of that being said - the view from this restaurant is absolutely spectacular. We had a table on close to the wall on the patio, one of the best seats in the house. The view made choosing this restaurant absolutely worth it.

Make sure to make a reservation early - the day before or early the morning of to get the best seat. Ask for a table next to the wall on the outer-most patio. Find out what time the sunset will be and make your reservation for 30-45 minutes prior.

  • Visited October 2013
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Smithtown, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Poor experience”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Had a reservation, sent to bar or wait, bar service was terrible....they flat out ignore you. Food was ok, ate on the deck outside and everything was soon covered in bugs....

  • Visited November 2013
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“World-Class View, OK Food”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We went to the lighthouse and were checking out this restaurant for dinner potential. We shared salad and thin-crust pizza for lunch. The view from most of the covered as well as totally outdoor seating was truly amazing. Clear-view of the Aruba coastline including most of the high-rise district.

The salad was very fresh Arugula with shaved aged Reggiano cheese - very good. The pizza was a light thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients - OK, but didn't really rock my world. We enjoyed our short lunch, but wasn't impressed enough with the dinner menu to go back. We also thought the view was in the daytime, not at night. The service was polite and professional.

Nice choice for lunch if you are visiting the lighthouse.

  • Visited December 2013
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Burlington, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Although the food was tasty, the service was lacking. We were there days after the king of the Netherlands visited so expected a lot. We felt like the wait staff thought they were doing us a favour serving us. We spent $48 per person for the chefs recommended meal which was almost double what we spent elsewhere on much better service. The layout was nice and view very good but I would never go back as I hated paying over 200US for 4 and not being treated with interest. We had several servers throughout the meal and no one spent any more time than absolutely necessary. Very disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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valencia
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55 reviews
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“avoid avoid avoid!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

To be fair, this looks like a great place, but the bartender just ruined for us. He was rude and dismissive, we wanted to have a drink and he was eager to ruin our day.
To managment if you are reading this, let that man go he'll bring down the place by himself, after this experience we decided against coming back to eat there.

  • Visited December 2013
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