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    Casa Tua...not what it used to be

    I find it very hard to write a bad review. After patronizing Casa Tua for many years, I have visited twice in the past week. The first visit was a simple pizza, salad and wine dinner and it was OK. Pizza was good. I was a little surprised at the prices. Poor to average quality wines were way overpriced. last evening we revisited and I was looking forward to a nice evening. Things did not work out. The seating was jammed with tables 12--18" apart and we were literally sitting on top of the next party. Other diners also complained when they were about to be seated next to us. Service was slow. The place was not busy. We ordered wine ( Fuedo...a less than stellar wine at $32US/bottle) and delivery to the table was slow. We ordered brushetta expecting normal brushetta. Instead we received a small piece of French stick cut in 2 with a little tomato, garlic, buffalo, pesto and a piece of cheddar on top. Weirdest brushetta I have ever seen. My wife ordered the Salmon Affumicato with Linguine and I the Bolognese with Gnochhi. These dishes were OK but certainly nothing to stop the earth spinning.

    We left without finishing. The diners next to us complained about being crammed in and the lack of privacy. The bill for eating at this cattle stop was just under a cool $100 for 2 relatively simple pasta dishes. NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on Casa Tua....pull up your socks and change from being an eating factory back to a restaurant....Get that seating opened up and revisit your prices...especially the wines. You are way overcharging!!!!! I suggest you visit Meema and Marco on Main Street and sample their little Tratorria with its fresh home made pastas, thin pizzas and decent prices.

    I hope that you get things back the way they were. I find it difficult to justify the cost of pasta equal to or exceeding the cost of a bottle of wine.
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    was it the seaport markeptplace location?

    i bet casa tua would appreciate hearing your comments/criticisms.
    in the event that you did not speak to a manager during your visit, i wonder if you'd consider writing to them and
    expressing your thoughts which may be very helpful to them.
    here is the link for contact
    http://www.casatuaaruba.com/pizzeria/contact.php

    hopefully they will respond appropriately.

    any other places you have dined that you can tell us about?


    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    I find it very hard to write a bad review. After patronizing Casa Tua for many years, I have visited twice in the past week. The first visit was a simple pizza, salad and wine dinner and it was OK. Pizza was good. I was a little surprised at the prices. Poor to average quality wines were way overpriced. last evening we revisited and I was looking forward to a nice evening. Things did not work out. The seating was jammed with tables 12--18" apart and we were literally sitting on top of the next party. Other diners also complained when they were about to be seated next to us. Service was slow. The place was not busy. We ordered wine ( Fuedo...a less than stellar wine at $32US/bottle) and delivery to the table was slow. We ordered brushetta expecting normal brushetta. Instead we received a small piece of French stick cut in 2 with a little tomato, garlic, buffalo, pesto and a piece of cheddar on top. Weirdest brushetta I have ever seen. My wife ordered the Salmon Affumicato with Linguine and I the Bolognese with Gnochhi. These dishes were OK but certainly nothing to stop the earth spinning.

    We left without finishing. The diners next to us complained about being crammed in and the lack of privacy. The bill for eating at this cattle stop was just under a cool $100 for 2 relatively simple pasta dishes. NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on Casa Tua....pull up your socks and change from being an eating factory back to a restaurant....Get that seating opened up and revisit your prices...especially the wines. You are way overcharging!!!!! I suggest you visit Meema and Marco on Main Street and sample their little Tratorria with its fresh home made pastas, thin pizzas and decent prices.

    I hope that you get things back the way they were. I find it difficult to justify the cost of pasta equal to or exceeding the cost of a bottle of wine.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 06-15-2013 at 08:05 PM.

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    This review gets me reconsidering the thoughts I had for trying Casa Tua at Arawak Gardens for this years trip!

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    Andrea,

    It ws Arawak Gardens location

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    We go there once every two weeks! We love it.... we also, don't order a bottle of wine (not that I couldn't drink one!!) and we also sit at the bar. We have great service and the price is right. I will mention something to the management on your experience.....
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    I would be very interested in follow-up to this as Casa Tua is always on our list of places to go.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    We experienced the same thing when I was there with friends in April. Food was okay (but overpriced for the quality - and the Margherita pizza my friends ordered was not a real traditional Margherita pizza) but the seating was the worst (tables crammed together) - and then we had live music coming from three different directions. Had music on one side coming from Soprano's, music from the other side coming from the singer at the plaza, and music directly behind us from the Hard Rock. I enjoy live music as much as the next person but this was music overload. We have no intentions of going back there any time soon. There are too many other restaurants in Aruba that we enjoy alot more for both quality of food and atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    We experienced the same thing when I was there with friends in April. Food was okay (but overpriced for the quality - and the Margherita pizza my friends ordered was not a real traditional Margherita pizza) but the seating was the worst (tables crammed together) - and then we had live music coming from three different directions. Had music on one side coming from Soprano's, music from the other side coming from the singer at the plaza, and music directly behind us from the Hard Rock. I enjoy live music as much as the next person but this was music overload. We have no intentions of going back there any time soon. There are too many other restaurants in Aruba that we enjoy alot more for both quality of food and atmosphere.
    Amy, I wholeheartedly agree with your comment. I did not mention the cacophony of noise (music????) as I felt Casa Tua can not control that. Yesterday I went to use the RBC ATM outside Casa Tua. Out of curiousity I went and measured the seperation of the tables. I was wrong at 12--18 inches. The centre ones were 6 inches away from each other.

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    "...... I suggest you visit Meema and Marco on Main Street and sample their little Tratorria with its fresh home made pastas, thin pizzas and decent prices."

    Aqua- Thanks for the info/review. Casa Tua was always on our list, we'll need to reconsider during our visit in 2 weeks.

    What restaurant are you speaking of in the quote above- re: Meema/Marco on Main Street.

    Thank you,

    Ken

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    Pizza tratorria italiano (formerly pizza and more)

    click link for more chatter re: pizza and more/trattoria italiano (meema and marco's place)

    QUOTE=ktziff;245707]"...... I suggest you visit Meema and Marco on Main Street and sample their little Tratorria with its fresh home made pastas, thin pizzas and decent prices."

    Aqua- Thanks for the info/review. Casa Tua was always on our list, we'll need to reconsider during our visit in 2 weeks.

    What restaurant are you speaking of in the quote above- re: Meema/Marco on Main Street.

    Thank you,

    Ken[/QUOTE]

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