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da Livio

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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
13407798900
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! da Livio is amazing! Here's why: The pizza oven is outside, and,on a nice day, I would recommend sitting there and stopping to chat with Fabio the pizza chef. When you walk inside, the walls are covered in pictures and corks. The service is very good,and our server Jorge was very nice and gave us very good suggestions of... More 

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

It sounds like you had a little taste of all of our specialties, Larangie -- pizza, pasta, and tiramisu! Fabio is a master at the pizza oven, so I'm thrilled you took some time to chat with him. As always, it's wonderful to hear that our customers enjoyed their meal, so thank you for your kind words. I hope we'll... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, service and ambience at this restaurant was incredible. I wasn't quite in the mood for Italian, but the family had heard raving reviews about this place so I was happy to oblige. The restaurant itself is wonderfully air conditioned and is lit up with countless wine corks pinned to the ceiling (an awesome touch!). The staff was awesome... More 

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Thank Gabrielle7373
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

I loved reading this, Gabrielle -- it means so much that you and your family enjoyed your time here so much! I agree with you about the portions. Quality over quantity is always preferable, so we take great care in crafting excellent dishes. It sounds like you picked some great ones from our menu! Looking forward to welcoming all of... More 

San Diego, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want authentic Italian food on St John, da Livio is the place to go. Everything that is used to create the dishes is imported from Italy (even the water that they cook with!). The house specals are amazing, and the wood fired pizza is excellent. The house wines are made specifically for the restaurant and are excellent as... More 

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

I'm thrilled that nothing seemed to escape your attention, Rob! We keep an eye for detail in every dish that we create, so it means a lot that you appreciate our ingredient sourcing and wine pairings. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Stay well, Livio More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 5 year old said it was the best "pasgetti" and meatball he's ever had. The food was so good we had it twice during our vacation this time around. The atmosphere reminded me of a typical Boston restaurant, which is where we're from. We were very at home there. Can't wait to go back when we return.

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Thank KatieB1216
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

It means so much to hear you say that you felt at home with us, Katie. What better way to enjoy Italian food, right? I'll let my staff know that the little one loved the pasgetti, as well -- maybe we'll rename the dish. Safe travels home, and looking forward to having you back again! Stay well, Livio More 

Edmonds, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been disappointed with the restaurants in Saint John but tonight we visited this great place! Let's start with the decor, super cool great ambiance! Caesar salad, top notch. Pasta (ravioli) wonderful And Brick Oven Pizza was as good as NYC! I'm SO happy we found this little jewel. We will be back before our trip is over!

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

I'm thrilled that we could give you a little taste of Italy (and New York) here on the islands, Paige! It sounds like you tried a great mix of our dishes, so it's wonderful to hear that everything hit the spot. Enjoy your stay on Saint John, and I'm looking forward to welcoming you all back again before you leave.... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This the best Restaurant in st john .. I love this place.. When you come to stj you must go to this great place where you will eat the best Italian food

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Thank Cafeamici9000
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

What a high compliment -- thank you so much for coming to see us when you're in St. John! It's a joy getting to share our Italian food with such fans of the cuisine, so I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Livio More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday night, our first night on island. This was our first time trying da Livio although we annually have been coming to SJ the last 10 years. We ordered the focaccia bread, which was excellent although it was more like a white pizza than the focaccia I am use to in the states. For dinner we had... More 

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

After ten years, I'm thrilled that you finally had a chance to stop by and try our food, Richard! The Bronzino is a classic and a great choice, so I'm glad you liked it. As for the pasta, we make it fresh each day -- cooked just before it's served. Looking forward to having you back again for some pizza!... More 

Easton,CT
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The food here is very tasty. The serving sizes are laughable. George the waiter is adorable and very attentive. Don't eat here though if you are hungry.

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

We want all of our customers to leave happy and full, so this is concerning to hear. We try to bring flavorful combinations together in our dishes, so we don't put as much emphasis on serving size. That being said, our pizzas are a hit, so this may be a better option for you. As for your service, I'll be... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was always the first place we would recommend to other tourists while visiting ST JOHN. We love the Wood Fired pizza. It is phenomenal. However at this last visit we were really disappointed. We ordered more entrees this time and we were very disappointed. The entree's were very small for the price. The food came out cold. We were... More 

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1 Thank TNRN424
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

It's disappointing to hear that this one visit could tarnish your past experiences with us. That being said, I understand why you would be frustrated, as this is not the high quality standard that we hold ourselves to. If you receive a dish that you aren't pleased with, our staff are more than happy to help remedy the issue for... More 

New Jersey, USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The pizza is excellent, true brick oven and the best crust outside of New York! We tried a few main entrees and were disappointed with all of them. Small portiions and not very authentic to us - Also, a very long wait to be served!

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

Salve, thanks for dine at DA LIVIO and leave a review here, I'm happy you liked our wood fire pizza, made with the best ingridients as the Italian flour imported and the Italian tomatoes and cured meats. I have to disagree with you about you said about to find a great pizza outside NYC, maybe you mean is hard to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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, Television
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 13407798900
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?