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“loved this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IZI Ristorante Italiano

IZI Ristorante Italiano
Paradise Mall, Welfare Road #67, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
011721-5443079
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Ranked #8 of 72 restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

food is fantastic! atmosphere is very fun & lively! proces are fair! a must for Simpson Bay area!

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hagerstown, MD
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food is Very Good and Decor is Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

IZI is an Italian restaurant in Simpson Bay area right near the movie theaters. We went early and before long it was almost totally filled up- on a Sunday night at that. The only things I didn't like was we were seated by the bathroom hallway so my husband basically had to watch everyone walking by him all night to the bathroom. And the table to our left was very close and a young couple was seated there and the girl chatted inanely and rather loudly the whole time. The poor guy. But..... other than that, the menu allows for lots choice in how you want your dish prepared. Mine came out very hot, fresh and al dente. The taste was very good. The decor is modern with alot of style and I give the owner alot of credit for making it look interesting. The only real thing they could have improved on is the bread- it was not house-made and it was surprisingly typical for a place this nice. I would like to see a more European, crusty type of bread or roll. We'll be back and we really liked it!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The four of us were extremely impressed with the menu at Izi, but it was not "easy" to decide what to order. The appetizers were phenomenal (we shared an antipasto, mussels, and a caprese salad.) Since they are a "pasta lounge", most us went that route for our entree. We loved the fact that we could select any type of pasta and any type of sauce. The portions were large and the food, delicious. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert, but plan to eat lighter next time and save room! I highly recommend IZI!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice atomosphere. Good food. Servers are great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Sat on patio. Not too loud considering friday night traffic and road work. Had gustoso salad that would have been even better w/less dressing. Bellini was a nice surprise and refreshing cocktail. And bolognese w/meatballs (skip those) was good w/whole wheat penne. Pretty darn good.

Again, we sat outdoors, but lounge was busy. The crowd here was diverse.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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madison, wiscosnin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“5*+++++++Can it get any better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Just returned from a memorable dinner at IZI's. tonight. Fantastic and fabulous. We have had excellent and exceptional Italian meals throughout the world, but this one was very memorable. Caesar salad: Excellent, traditional, with great croutons and not that mayo based dressing. Gorgeous tasting basalmic reduction decorating the plate which gave the salad a slightly sweet taste...i've gotta try that at home. Nice but simple wines by the glass (only one of us drinks wine). Eggplant Parm was excellent as was the pesto pasta. Beautiful quality pasta and exquisitely prepared. BUT, you haven't lived life until you've tried the Tiramisu. I'm used to Tiramisu made by an old Silician lady. Nothing compared until tonight. WOW. I hesitate to write this review because I might not be able to get a reservation next week! You better make a reservation. Service was pleasant and attentive.
Met a great couple from NYC. They say we should try the cheese ravioli with mushroom sauce. Can't be better than the pesto pasta or the Eggplant Parmesan or can it?

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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