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da Livio

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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-779-8900
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am sorry to report... although the food was good, you couldn't believe how tiny the portions were. I know I know.. I am an Italian from Long Island New York..yeah yeah I get it.. we eat. I can understand many places do not feed you like your mom, but this was ridiculous. This was ordering a Ceasar Salad with... More 

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

Ciao Floyd, thanks for your review and thank to give me the opportunity to describe and explain what we serve @ da Livio. The Cesar's salad is ,as you said, regular romaine salad, we make our own Cardini sauce fresh, so nothing from a industrialsauce company, we use breadsticks instead of caution, is a signature, the bread sticks are imported... More 

New York City
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Home made pasta hard to beat. Pizza tough. Service dreadful. Bad attitude. Decor horrible. Prices high. We avoid.

2 Thank rel601wea
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm. Sorry you couldnt find anything good in my restaurant. I understand you do not like my home made pasta cook "al dente", my pizza beked in a wood fire oven, the prices, (fair for the quality we offer) and my friendly servers. But if you do not like the decorations, I can't really understand. Please... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but good. It is hard to find good restaurants on the island. Every restaurant is expensive and mostly bad. This one is expensive too but offers a better value because the food (we had pizza and pasta - gnocchi esp good)and wine (house) is good. Tiramisu is the bomb.

1 Thank Michael C
St. John
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had many great meals in St. John on this family vacation. Until our final night in this Italian restaurant. We sat down, ordered a pizza appetizer, spinach ravioli appetizer, 2 lobster rav and a chicken parm dinner. The tiny pizza came pretty quickly.. But as for the rest, We barely got water, and waited for over an hour for... More 

6 Thank dcianciola
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Salve, thanks for your review, before I answer to you I'd like to explain how my restaurant works: all the meals are cooked to order nothing is pre cook, that means if you order a chicken parmigiana, we fried the chicken and we bake it in the pizza oven as you probably notice. Also we have 2 different kitchen to... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

We had pizza as our appetizer and it was really good, not what i was expecting while in an island; our server was in top of his game, while he was taking care of the whole place by himself we had everything we needed the whole time but when asked about turning AC on i was told that it was... More 

2 Thank Raphyweb
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Ciao, thanks for your review, I apologize for the inconvenience about the AC, I'm happy you liked the food and the service. Hope to see you I will do my best to keep you cool this time! Thanks again and happy holidays. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 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 

Thank Jeff W
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm very you liked my food. Hope to see you again, happy holidays. More 

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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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.

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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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425 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $50
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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