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    Gianni's or Laguna on our first night?

    I can't decide!!!

    We will be staying at the Radisson, arriving on Saturday the 23rd, so it will be Prime Rib night at Laguna... It's the only night of Laguna's buffett that appeals to us. But we also like Italian food. Which restaurant is better, in general?

    For the record, this is what I've mapped out for the rest of the week:

    Sunday - Texas de Brazil
    Monday - Madame Janette
    Tuesday - Jolly Pirates lunch cruise, so, appetizers or a light salad at either Smokey Joe's or Moomba for dinner (which one?!)
    Wedesday - Buccanneer
    Thursday - El Gaucho
    Friday - Texas de Brazil (hubby's idea to do this twice - should we do Amazonia instead? Which is better?)
    Saturday morning- breakfast burffet at Laguna to stuff ourselves silly before heading to airport; hope to not eat until dinner time at home

    Comments? Opinions? Am I overthinking this?!

    We have 2 kids - 11 and 13, if that matters, so we've tried to keep it relatively simple (decided to skip Windows on Aruba).


    Thanks!

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    If it were me i would choose either tdb or amazonia, not both
    They r very similar. Bet you and family would love lindas.
    Great dutch pizza, crepes, beef or chicken sate and tomato
    Soupnto die for. It is on palm beach rd near valero station

    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold Family Vacay View Post
    I can't decide!!!

    We will be staying at the Radisson, arriving on Saturday the 23rd, so it will be Prime Rib night at Laguna... It's the only night of Laguna's buffett that appeals to us. But we also like Italian food. Which restaurant is better, in general?

    For the record, this is what I've mapped out for the rest of the week:

    Sunday - Texas de Brazil
    Monday - Madame Janette
    Tuesday - Jolly Pirates lunch cruise, so, appetizers or a light salad at either Smokey Joe's or Moomba for dinner (which one?!)
    Wedesday - Buccanneer
    Thursday - El Gaucho
    Friday - Texas de Brazil (hubby's idea to do this twice - should we do Amazonia instead? Which is better?)
    Saturday morning- breakfast burffet at Laguna to stuff ourselves silly before heading to airport; hope to not eat until dinner time at home

    Comments? Opinions? Am I overthinking this?!

    We have 2 kids - 11 and 13, if that matters, so we've tried to keep it relatively simple (decided to skip Windows on Aruba).


    Thanks!

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    Sorry i am on iphone and typing is tough.
    Lindas is closed on sundays. Their tomato soup
    Is magnificent

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    Yes, we were planning to go to Linda's for breakfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    If it were me i would choose either tdb or amazonia, not both
    I have to agree, why not do it one night only?

    We recently returned from 12 nights at the Radisson. We enjoyed the Prime Rib buffet so much that we ate there twice. The food at Laguna was so good that we also ate there one night off their ala carte menu.

    Either way, the buffet for $23.95 + service charge is one of the best values on the island. The salad bar was very very nice with all the usually fixings, but also included sushi as well as nice size peel and eat shrimp.

    The chef hand sliced the prime rib and there were other hot choices such as baked salmon. There were vegetables as well as baked potatoes with all the fixings.

    There was also a dessert bar with flambeed crepes. One night they were topped with strawberries, the other was bananas. They also had make your own sundaes and all types of pastries, tarts, cakes etc.

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    You have made very good choices.

    Laguana buffet style better than Gianni's first night, especially with younger ones who won't have to sit still after a long day flying.

    Would do Amazonia vs TdB twice.

    Have you considered Casa Tua for Tuesday? Kids might like it.

    Agree with skipping Windows.
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    IMO Laguna is a way better choice than Gianni's. The kids will love the fish in the pool and the setting is quite nice. I really think now that Laguna has settled with an a la carte menu 7 days and buffet only on S-S-Mon.. it's a way nicer place and very much under utilized..... it is a 'hidden gem'. There is always a 23.95 special available. The kids DO MATTER!... They will love the setting with the 'lagoon' loaded with the carp and etc! And who's to say they can't throw some bread crumbs in the water to feed them!!!!

    Re: T de B vs Amazonia... frankly they are about the same and there are so many other dining options nearby that a diff type of restaurant might be a better choice. Sounds like DH is the 'meat guy' like me. For the T de B money, you could do Papillon (across from Rad) or even Pago Pago at the Weston. There are so many choices. We usually plan for the first 3-4 nights and 'go with the flow'.

    Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest!...... it's gonna be the right choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    IMO Laguna is a way better choice than Gianni's. The kids will love the fish in the pool and the setting is quite nice. I really think now that Laguna has settled with an a la carte menu 7 days and buffet only on S-S-Mon.. it's a way nicer place and very much under utilized..... it is a 'hidden gem'. There is always a 23.95 special available. The kids DO MATTER!... They will love the setting with the 'lagoon' loaded with the carp and etc! And who's to say they can't throw some bread crumbs in the water to feed them!!!!
    I absolutely agree 100%.

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    Thanks everyone! Laguna it is!

    DH wants to do TDB twice, based on first hand reviews of friends... I thought it would be good to do it once, and Amazonia another night, just to try something different, but if they are pretty much the same, I guess it doesn't matter.

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    Then do Amazonia the other night.... we've done both and one is better than the other..... but dunno which one! You decide!

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