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“Great food and Fun Atmosphere-New Table Gadget” 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 #7 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Frederick Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Great food and Fun Atmosphere-New Table Gadget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We went with no reservations and the restaurant was full. The maitr-d squeezed us in after 20 minutes. The interior is well lighted in a neon glow that is fun and actually works. All the patrons seemed to be having a good time. We saw a local from our resort eating at the next table so you know the food is going to be good and reasonable if the locals eat there.

We were not disappointed. Some standard appitizers and also some unusual ones started off the dinner. You get to pick your pasta from different style noodles to different stuffed pasta like gnocci, and other choices. Many different styles of sauces from reds, whites, and blue sauces. The house wines were good and the tiramisu was wonderful.

The neatest little gadget I've every seen and wished I'd invented was a box that sits on the table with 3 buttons. The first calls the waiter, the second asks for more bread and the third asks for the check. This box is tied to the waiters cell pnone I think. This allows the customer and wait staff to focus on the dinner or job without the hastle of trying to flag the waiter of having him check in multiple times. In every case, the waiter was attentive to our button requests. GREAT IDEA!!!! Both the maitre-dnand waiter checked in anyway to make sure all was well.

Say hi to the chef Marco if you get a chance. He is from italy and lives on the island now.

Great food at reasonable prices. We will definately go back again!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fun Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Interesting way of presenting pasta options on the menu. Trendy ambience and great service. Reservations recommended. But if they say there are booked you might be able to show up and squeeze in anyhow.

Visited October 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food and Fun Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We recently discovered this gem and have been back twice. If you are looking for great pasta, the menu allows you to choose your pasta (there are some homemade options) and your sauce so there are many different combinations. Last time we were there, we had the homemade gnocchi with 4 cheese sauce and the special, veal-stuffed cannelloni. Delicious!! Don't miss the tiramisu!! Service is excellent; very friendly and attentive. If it's your birthday, the staff will dim the lights, turn on the disco light and present the birthday person with a dessert and sparkler along with the singing staff. All adds to the fun, relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
“Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Wonderful service and the food was wonderful. Real Italian food from Sicily. Be sure and try the Teramsui

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We love going to IZI. It was our second time there. Very good food. I had the parm/ham filled pasta with the carbonara sauce and it was awesome. Atmosphere is great especially if you have a birthday in your group. Love this place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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