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“Our fav in St Barth”
Review of L'Isola

L'Isola
Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Gustavia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This is hands down our fav restaurant on the island. Although it's inside it's a great atmosphere , the service is wonderful , the wine .... Let me say again the wine !!! Do die for. And then their cocktails - must try !

See you next year , maybe twice !

Thank Caligirllove
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

If you have heard that there is "world class dining" on St. Barths then you have been misled. Most of the restaurants are your typical "catering to the tourist" average spots. By and far L'Isola is one of the best on the island. Now I read the reviews before going and have found that one person says a restaurant is good and the next day someone says it was bad. We went to L'Isola and had an overall very good meal.
First we made reservations, when we arrived we were seated promptly. The staff all around were courteous and attentive. It is a small restaurant and can get loud but we did not find it overwhelming.
The food was very good. We ordered the caprese, wild boat, and short ribs. We also had tiramisu and the chocolate volcano. Overall the food was well seasoned and tasty. We also found one of the few places on the island with a good glass of port and a nice selection of wines. This is definitely a don't miss.

Thank Margarita K
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

As soon as we were seated the waiter immediately told us the evening's specials. We were not asked if we would like a cocktail before dinner. We were served water by another staff person and left to sit with our menus. We noticed that other tables had the attention of our waiter. He did not give our table eye contact or recognition that our drink order was taken. The loud closing of our menu got his attention. Our drinks were ordered, our dinner order taken and served in a rushed fashion. We noticed that younger couples coming into the restaurant were greeted and treated differently than we were. Foders' description as a "Big Italian Party" appears to be true for a select few of their patrons. I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for high end Italian Cuisine. It did not live up to the Cuisine that we have had at home. Our service was not what we had expected based on the Foders' review..

Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

A restaurant that would not be out of place in New York or Rome. Fresh ingredients, expertly prepared in a lovely setting with gracious service. I had a Cioppino like dish that was outstanding. Fantastic desserts as well. Try the Italian custard. Better than any tired creme brûlée you've ordered a thousand times.

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Thank Ira R
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We went to L'Isola to have dinner on our last night at St. Barths and after visiting other restaurants on the island. We were not that hungry so we only had main courses. My husband chose a "Pata Negra Pasta" (pasta with fine jabugo ham from Spain) and I had the "Spaghetti Alle Vongole" (Spaghettis with clams). I have to say that both were excellent! For dessert we had Panacota with Nutella; simply delicious! We paid for all that, plus 2 red wine glasses around114 Euros, a little bit expensive but just as any other good and fancy meal in St. Barths. 100% recommended!

Best Italian restaurant in town.

Thank VeroSanchezRo
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