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“Best Restaurant on The French Side!!!”

Cugini Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #31 of 91 Restaurants in Marigot
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The new version of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA must be what all restaurant owners dream about: open the gates without any further announcement, and within hours all tables are busy! Such was the success of CUGINI's that even during the early weeks - commonly referred to as a 'soft opening'- reservations were a necessity. Cuigini Trattoria Italiana has been a fixture of the island's restaurant scene for many years. The original Italian cuisine - always prepared a la minute! - has attracted a loyal following amongst repeat visitors and island residents. The original CUGINI was a landmark in Marigot's Marina Royale. Outgrowing the facilities, a brand new CUGINI has been transplanted to the island's Dutch side and the ever-growing Simpson Bay region. The new incarnation of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA has been a huge success from the moment Toni Piccione opened the gates. The location is fantastic: right on the shores of the Lagoon and along Simpson Bay's Golden Mile, CUGINI is easily accessible from all major resorts. There is reserved parking for guests, eliminating the search for a secure parking spot - one of the common head aches in this area. And there is also dockage for yacht tenders. So, dear yacht owners and captains: feel free to send your guests and crew to CUGINI. And for truly romantic souls: an original Venecian Gondola is waiting at the docks behind the Ristorante to take you through the nightly magic of Simpson Bay Lagoon, serving Prosecco and (if desired) CUGINI's food, to the tunes of Italian opera.
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Loved this restaurant!!! We were able to try so many dishes and everything was sooooooo delicious!! We had the pleasure of eating here 3 times during our stay!!! It's an absolute must!! It's located in the marina so the outdoor seating is fabulous!!!

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Thank Kellibaresall
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

after being introduced to this wonderful italian restaruant on the marina in marigot, by Varka Alwani, it became one of our very faves and we went back many times with friends and family...sam and francesca couldn't have been more gracious to richie and myself... we had to leave early in feb, due to the passing of my mom, which happened to have been our last meal in st maarten for this year...we can't begin to tell u how terrific they were to us...they really make u feel like family, besides their food being top-notch...the anti-pasta (especially the procuitto), the osso bucco, several other dishes and their pasta stood out amongst the best...wondering if u moved to the dutch side as we discussed;, but whereever u may be, we will see u in jan...

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Thank Dale G
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

I would recommend Cugini, the food is excellent and staff is super friendly.

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Thank Suzyqjessi
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Absolutely a wonderful dining experience. The owner took care of us personally and the food was fantastic. We enjoyed and savored every bite. Sammy made it a completely special occasion.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

A "must go to" while in St.Maarten. Sam is very welcoming, friendly and entertaining. The food melts in your mouth; especially the prosciutto, caprese style salad, gnocchi and sway fish. Enjoy!

1  Thank KateNovincAntes
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