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Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
USD 6 - USD 32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, European, Soups, Neapolitan, Campania, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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 yesterday via mobile

Went here tonight for dinner. Had gnocchi and ravioli that we really enjoyed. But I’ve never had worse service. The wait staff is HORRIBLE! It felt like we were bothering them by visiting. Bread didn’t come until after our food arrived which was odd, but...not a big deal compared to other issues. Nobody checked to see how our food was. A bee flew around our table for a bit and we finally killed it but it got trapped in our bread. Waited for someone to come around to ask for a new basket since it had dead bee in it. Nobody came. Went to the hostess stand and it still took another 5-10 minutes to get more. The waiter dumped a bunch of water on the table and didn’t even acknowledge it. Just left it. And this was after they were empty for quite a long time. No napkins with our dessert and it took another 10 minutes after we finished dessert and asked for some for them to arrive. We didn’t even know there were specials until we read some of these reviews. I’ve never felt like I was such a bother by taking up a table. The food was good but the service is truly miserable. Wouldn’t recommend and definitely won’t come back. The staff doesn’t seem to care at all and will not check in if you need anything.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been coming here for years. Don’t know what is going on but it has changed since last year. Food was not very good. Had Gnocchi. Could not eat it. They did take it off my bill. After our food was served the waiter was...not to be seen again. Would have been nice if they came over and asked do you need anything and is everything ok. Hope they get their act together. Sad I always liked coming here.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad meal there. We have been going to Aruba for over 30 years. When Helen meets you at the door it’s like you’re seeing family all over again. She is sweet, professional, and overall an asset to...this establishment Guillermo is also incredible always smiling, professional that makes us come back every time when in Aruba! Food ,service and ambiance is a perfect 10More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

YUM is all I can say. We LOVED our dinner at Gianni’s. We ordered the cheese wheel pasta and it was so delicious. We loved the food so much that we went back 3 nights later! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kept hearing about this restaurant so we went to check it out. I have no idea why it’s so popular except for the gimmicky pasta served in a cheese wheel. You need two people to order it so I opted for chicken parmigiana. The WORST...chicken parm, I ever had in my life. The sauce tasted like it came from a tin can and the chicken was like a piece of rubber. How the hell do you screw up chicken parm??? Also got the bruschetta for $9. It was two pieces with the blandest tomato’s, no taste at all. Besides the crappy food, the waiter acted like he was doing us a favor by serving us. It’s not a cheap place so spend your money on a good meal instead!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

he best italian food in aruba wehad an amazing dinner , everything was fresh, good, tasty and special. good service from the staff and nice environment.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best italian food in aruba (and this is coming from a family of italians who are used to really good italian food in nyc). Their Spaghetti Al Formaggio Parmigiano is amazing and so unique! Its deliciousness meets comfort food! Every dish we tasted was...great. The ambiance outside was so cute and fun too!! It’s a lively atmosphere surrounded by plenty other shops and restaurants (including a gelato shop). Definitely pleasantly surprised and looking forward to coming back here in the future!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip was fun my driver Patrick was excellent he was very knowledgeable and well received by all six passengers. In the future I would not hesitate to recommend him again. It was a great experience one to remember. Thanks Mr Patrick

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited Gianni's after a 2 year Covid absence. It is still the jewel of Italian restaurants on the Island. Service, food, and staff were all accommodating to our party of five. Try the antipasta for the table, and always the spaghetti Parmesan. There's no rush,...but the service is timely. Strongly recommend bypassing the sister restaurant, Azzuro, for this establishment.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and dessert. We got the signature spaghetti al formaggio parmigiana which they make at your table with fresh cheese and flaming whiskey. So good! Dinners were USD $25-$45 mostly. And desserts were $10. Nice atmosphere out and we ate inside. I would love...to have more days to try this again. The wait staff was very attentive and the meals came out very quickly.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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19 March 2020|
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Response from 211adrianog | Reviewed this property |
Ya good luck with them responding. I had calamari i could not chew and they wouldnt reply. Waste ofmoney that place
2 October 2019|
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Response from MarketingGiannisCo | Property representative |
Hi metigger, we have the lunch special but you can also order from our dinner menu. And yes the cheese wheel is also available! Looking forward to having you with us in December!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

Yes, Gianni's Ristorante Italiano offers takeaway services.

Yes, Gianni's Ristorante Italiano offers delivery services.

Yes, Gianni's Ristorante Italiano is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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