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da Livio

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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-779-8900
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ran into this place by accident, but had a great meal, nonetheless. The pizza was excellent, and the pasta alfredo with chicken, while looking like a small portion, left my wife and daughter refusing dessert. The waiter offered us a free glass of wine due to an order problem causing our meal to be delayed, but to be honest,... More 

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california
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is fine Italian dining, & the prices are high but well worth it for a splurge. Their foccacia bread, gnocchi in white sauce, & tiramisu were all SOOOOO yummy, & my server (Jorge?) was really friendly & attentive. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank jlefto
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Ciao, thanks for your review. Hope to ee you soon, grazie mille. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This place has certainly gone down hill! I've been visiting da Livio for quite a few years now. It was one of my favorites on St John. This past trip was certainly a let down. The waiter told us that he never waited tables before and was filling in for a sick friend. He was trying in a difficult situation.... More 

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1 Thank David M
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Hi, I'm little confused about your review: @ dalivio we do pizza in a wood fired oven, what you liked better, but we do not have any scampi dishes or crab in the menu, we never had a dish like that, like we don't use any chicken broth, especially in a fish dish! The menu is online so chek it... More 

Chicago, IL
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I have eaten in many an authentic Italian restaurant in my day, and have tasted dozens of bolognese sauces. This one was decent, if a bit greasy. Noodles fine. Bread a little chewy, likely due to the moist/humid climate. Tiramisu was good but the texture was a little too soft. They have a wood fired pizza oven outside the entrance.... More 

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Thank alexadeparis
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Ciao, thanks for visit my restaurant and leave a feedback here. As you felt having dinner ar da Livio everything is made from scratch, from the bread, pasta, bolognese and tiramisù and I use the best ingridients, the quality is exepsnsive, especially here in the Virgin Island where everything cost from 30 to 50% more then in the States. I... More 

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We actually look forward to going to this place for good Italian. You don't expect to get authentic Italian on an island. Livio is the real deal. Don't miss their focaccia bread. Their appetizers are all amazing. Get a pizza as an appetizer you won't regret it. Their pasta dishes are authentic and made with the nest flavors. I have... More 

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Thank travelqueen15
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your kind words -- I'm thrilled that you always look forward to coming by! As you say, the pizza is a wonderful starter. We use flour imported directly from Italy, so that authentic Italian taste is baked right in! If you have any questions or concerns about our entrees, please don't hesitate to ask your... More 

Christiansted, St. Croix
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My sons and I visited St. John recently and had one of our meals at your restaurant. We are still talking about the clams, mussels and black pasta dish. It was off the chain delicious. We really enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent as well.

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Thank vimidnight
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

That means so much to me! Truly, it's wonderful to share our food, so I'm thrilled that your family enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to St. John! Until then, Livio More 

austin, texas
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We accidentally found this place and really glad we did. Great salad, pizza and wine. There were quite a few very good looking choices on the menu but we chose the pizza.

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Thank jdavid7289
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you accidentally came upon us and took a chance trying out our food! Furthermore, it's wonderful to hear that everything from the pizza to the wine hit the spot. I hope we'll get the pleasure of seeing you again soon! Be well, Livio More 

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The best food ever. From the simplest to the more complex. Our family visits the island every year for several weeks and we visit this restaurant several times during our stay. We absolutely love the food.

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Thank Grateful828
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

It's always lovely to see familiar faces, so thank you for making us part of your visit to the islands every year! Looking forward to having you back again soon. Safe travels, Livio More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

So amazing we had to go back twice! Authentic Italian Cuisine and wonderful experience from wait staff to meal preparation. A definite must.

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Thank MacGrrl007
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you came back to see us! There's something so romantic about Italian food -- it's a great addition to any trip. I hope we'll get to see you on your next visit to the islands! Be well, Livio More 

Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

The best Italian food I've ever ate! Took the family to St John and this place was recommended. Everybody had something different from the spaghetti & meatballs, chicken fettuccine, & parmigiana. A must eat when coming to St John!

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Thank Goghetta
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

What a high compliment, Goghetta -- I'm thrilled your whole family enjoyed your meal with us! It's wonderful that you all chose something different to try. Of course, there's always something new to check out on our menu, so I hope that we'll see you again on your next trip to St. John! Until then, safe travels home. All the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-779-8900
Description
Da Livio is nestled in the heart of Cruz Bay. Offering an exclusive and authentic taste of Italy, we bring you a unique dining experience to the island that's not offered by any other restaurant around. Aside from bringing you a crafted menu, we are also a private distributor of wine and specialty imported goods. Each of our dishes are packed with outstandingly fresh ingredients that are all imported to ensure that we serve our original recipes the way they are indented. Choose from our handmade pastas and sauces to our brick oven pizza- everything is made from scratch, each time. From the Caputo flour, imported from Napoli and used in our dough- to the Faema E61 that is the only one on in the entire islands, come taste the difference and quality with us at Da Livio!

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