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“One restaurant, two worlds”

Gianni's Ristorante Italiano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 6 - USD 32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, 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 20 December 2017

This is a large restaurant. Very large. However, it is divided into a covered outdoor setting and an indoor setting. While you can hear the music being played and sung outdoors, the inside dining is quieter and has more upscale ambience. It is a family oriented place that is happy to cater to families with children. Many strollers are parked near the maître ‘d. We had the sautéed broccoli râpé as an appetizer, and it was deliciouso: garlic, olive oil, and a little chicken broth. An unusual dish for an island that has to import almost all of its food. The veal pizziaole was crompised of four meltingly tender medallions of veal, sautéed with garlic in a fresh tomato sauce, capers and black olives (you can modify the entree to your suiting). The grilled octopus(polio) in a garlicked tomato sauced pasta was also excellent. Average prices were in the high $20s to mid-thirties, although some special dishes can exceed that. A real deal many people were eating was a huge plate of spaghetti prepared in a large wheel of parmagiano cheese, that has been partially carved out to resemble a cooking pot. Flaming whisky is poured into the cheese bowl that has been shaved down in prep for the pasta. The pasta is then added and stirred within the cheese wheel. It is served with your choice of meatballs, chicken or sausage. A great deal for $22! They have a full bar and wine list. Also, a nice selection of wines by the glass. I would rate this restaurant four stars for service, five stars for food, and four stars for value.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Ok! So I love this place, this is our second time here and I enjoyed my cheese wheel pasta dish even more the second time around!! This table side event is simply amazing..I can’t believe here in Providence Ri in Federal Hill no one has come up with this dish! Good Cesar salad, fresh Mozzarella and tomato, beautiful wine list choices and delicious tiramisu! who could ask for more..Give it a try or stop next door to their sister restaurant Amore Mio! Best Pizza cooked in their authentic Italian clay oven! Very impressed with this restaurant group..Service, cleanliness and of course friendly service as usual..

My photos will not do justice to this incredible dish and I could not upload the video to show you all this experience, but trust me you won’t be disappointed!

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is our third time to Gianni's. They do a great job with their dishes. The prices are high though.

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Thank Kurt T
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is another restaurant that we always visit when in Aruba. The food is amazing and the staff is fantastic. The best martinis on the island!

Thank Kristen O
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The specialty here is their "cheesy pasta" dish. We had it elsewhere, but never as good as at Gianni's. They start with a wheel of parma cheese, and after digging out some of the cheese, they add some booze and cook it while still in the wheel. It makes for a great show and tastes wonderful. If you're a fan of table side presentations, love pasta and cheese, try this out this dish. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is well above average. Bring money or a credit card with a hefty credit line, but the prices are in line with other restaurants of this caliber in Aruba.

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