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“My Go-To Restaurant In Boracay”
Review of Aria Restaurant

Aria Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 339 Restaurants in Boracay
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to Aria Restaurant, where traditional food meets a modern, stylish ambiance. Take a culinary journey through italy with a mouth-watering array of authentic dishes inspired by the beautiful mediterranean coast. Opened in 2003 on the sandy shores of Boracay, the Philippines' top beach destination, Aria quickly gained recognition amongst tourist and locals alike and became known for its delectable pastas, wood-fire oven baked pizzas, fresh salads, delicious main courses, seasonal recipes and its cozy setting. Offering everything from seafood to poultry as well as vegetable to meats, there is surely something in Aria's menu for everyone. Buon Appetito!
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I’m so happy that many people reviewing Aria has given it an above average review ranking. By far this the best restaurant in Boracay!

Let’s face it - the location gets all the tourists because it is smack right at the front of the left-most entrance of D’Mall and sits right along the walkway. At lunchtime it is completely packed inside and out. At dinnertime, it is even busier when they open the dining area on the other side of the walkway closer to the beach. So the best time to eat here is not during peak hours (12pm or 6pm).

On a hot day, the inside can really heat up as the slow-moving ceiling fans don’t really do any justice. Order a cold drink and that will take care of the heat. At times you can have a nice breeze passing through but you will also have a nice whiff of the smokers sitting alongside the outside tables.

So the service – Can be either fast or slow. If it’s new staff then they are completely clueless. I make it a point of following up with newbie staff every ten minutes during busy dining times. If I get the Bambi-in-headlights look after the first follow-up then I get the attention of the floor supervisor.

The food – Ahhhh the pizzas and pastas are delicious here! Hard to choose from but I have already picked out my favourites.

Margherita Pizza (P410) - My absolute favourite. They always make it just right. Could use a little more basil but at least the entire pizza is cooked well.

Aglio Olio (P360) - Order up this pasta dish and share with everyone at the table. It’s not drenched in olive oil and it might have a little heat from the pepper flakes.

Al Fume (P440) – Thick penne noodles with an equal amount of sauce, cheese, and bacon.

Gnocci Alla Sorrentina (P480) – My first time trying it! Little pieces of chewy potato chunks topped with a melted cheese. Delicious!

I hear a lot of people giving Aria a hard time about some of their dishes and service. I think people have to remember is that this is an Italian restaurant in an Asian tropical vacation spot. Most people are expecting the absolute perfect Italian experience and they are expecting the best service in the world because they are on vacation. Perhaps if expectations are kept a little lower then people won’t actually think they are eating in Italy.

Tip: Eat here before the peak hours or mid afternoon. Keep following up with your servers.

For more food reviews and Boracay blogging, check out my blog listed in my profile.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank SpicyChopsticks
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Aria is always popular. They have a good choice of pasta, pizza and other Italian delights. It's position right on the beach makes it a must dine here option!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The best pizza place in Boracay. My kids loved it. If you are not that hungry, you can order sandwiches from the neighbor place, Cafe del Sol.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank AhmedJan76
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

You shouldn't miss dining in this tonic and reviving restaurant at the center of Boracay. This is the perfect place to relax, grab a bottle of beer and devour on their superbly baked brick oven pizzas while enjoying the view of the beach.. and the people of course. :)

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank marveloexploresasia
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

It's somewhat true - I didn't go to Boracay JUST for that, but the food at Aria's is just as authentic as you would find anywhere in NYC's Little Italy. Absolutely delicious and delectable. The portions were spot on, the menu was extensive (although I thought their pollo and mare offerings were light), the prices were just right, and the service was pretty good. We even stayed for dessert, which was excellent, too. I was very impressed over-all. I also enjoyed keeping my feet in white powdered beach sand, while enjoying the flavors of Roma. This restaurant comes highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2017
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