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From the outside this restaurant appears to be an old Aruban house, but once guests step inside the vibe changes immediately. Diners can watch the chefs at work in the stunning dining room, with hanging chandeliers and views of the open kitchen, or enjoy the breeze on the outside piazza, designed to look like an Italian plaza. Those who don't want to sneak away to a quieter corner can opt for a table in the glass-enclosed porch overlooking the terrace. Cuisine is authentic, from the Italian products to the forno a legna oven used for pizzas, and Chef Vittorio Muscariello adds his own touch with herbs from his garden. Touted as some of the best Italian food on the island, the eatery serves topnotch pizzas cooked in the only wood-burning oven on Aruba, like a margherita pie with arugula and prosciutto di Parma. Other favorites include pasta dishes like homemade potato gnocchi and cheese ravioli, and veal shank braised in dry white wine, served with risotto Milanese.