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“Wonderful Italian food in an unexpected place” 4 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 #9 of 88 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food in an unexpected place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Though the area is known more for French cuisine, one of the people who worked at our hotel recommended it. It turned out to be a very good choice. There weren't any other Italian restaurants in the area so we were skeptical but the pasta dishes we had were very tasty. Definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent Italian food for a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My family is from Italy so I typically have a hard time eating Italian food at a restaurant. This is one of the better ones I've been too. However, I was seeking something spicy so they did a hot Indian sauce on gnocchi. I love Indian food...and love Italian food...but I wasn't crazy about the 2 combined. The atmosphere was nice....dessert was OK. Nothing spectacular but we would probably try it again.

Visited January 2013
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cheshire,connecticut
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183 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great until the end”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Loved it when we found it last year. Delicious food, good portions reasonable prices. Early bird special offers free procesco and tiramisu. A dipping oil was served along with bread. very good.We had calamari to start which was light and not at all greasy served with a delicious sauce. Portion was a little small, but enjoyed. Salads, both the mixed and Caesar were very good. The menu is a liittle different. for their pasta dishes, you can choose from a variety of sauces, tomato based, pesto, white, fish and pair it with whatever pasta you would like The entrees we chose included bolognese sauce over homemade fettuccine (mine) delicious. There was also a vodka penne dish with shrimp. Very good. Spaghetti and meatballs over linguini. Good meatballs! The other two entrees where seafood over pasta which included mussels clams and calamari. Reported to be very good but a little scant on calamari. Dessert was the tiramisu, which was very good. There is a small box on each table with three choices to press, bread, service, check. Cute! Three of us had leftovers the first two were removed from the table to be packed to go. We then decided to take the third dish leftover. The waitperson picked up not only the silverware of the diner whose dish it was and put it on the plate, but also the utensils of another diner at the table and put it on the same plate. We told the girl never mind. I don't think she knew why we had changed our mind.
Will probably go back because the food is delicious, but will ask for containers to pack our own leftovers!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montrose, CA
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Loved This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Loved this place - one of our favorites on the island. A very well run restaurant with great food - we had a fun evening. Also, the prices were reasonable and portions were good.

Visited December 2012
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, service, ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

The food is well made and tasty. Prices are reasonable and the service is attentive, friendly, and professional. We come back again and again, and enjoy the decor, as well as everything else. Great place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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