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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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Youngstown, Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to da Livio because the concierge, Eric at the the Westin, said it has the best Italian food in Cruz Bay and reading reviews on TA. First impression is that it is classier than most of the neighboring restaurants with a pizza oven outside. We eat relatively early and there was only one other table... More 

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

I'm so sorry that you didn't find the portions to be quite sufficient. We put our emphasis on the flavors and the high-quality ingredients that we use over the portions available. That being said, we always want to impress our customers, so I apologize that we fell short. If you have any questions regarding a dish, our staff are always... More 

New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was decent, but expensive! When you go to the restaurant with 5 or more people you must pay 20% tip. The staff did not deserve it. Many items we asked for from the me menu were not available.

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Thank Sal V
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

I apologize that your meal with us wasn't everything you were looking for, Sal. We receive many ingredients directly from Italy in order to create the most authentic Italian food that we can here on the islands. Whether due to delays in delivery or due to high volume of customers coming through, we can sometimes run out of certain items... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was decent, but it was way to expensife! When you go to the restaurant with 5 or more people you must pay 20% tip. We are from belgium and there we pay the same amount of money in a two stars restaurant for much better food!!

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Thank Maximilian S
LivioLeoni, Owner at da Livio, responded to this review

I'm sorry that our prices weren't quite what you were looking for, Maximilian. We use only the freshest ingredients and, in fact, ship many ingredients in from Italy. As for our service, we know that we must always earn your tip. That being said, for larger groups it's customary to set a higher tip, as is a common practice in... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of six was craving pizza while on the island. The St John Pizza was a particular favorite of the group!

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

That's excellent, Suzy! I'm thrilled your whole group enjoyed our pizzas. I hope we get to see you all again for more pies soon! Best, Livio More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal from being to end. Caprese Salad and Gnocchi appetizerso were outstanding. Had to order additional caprese as our kids devoured them in seconds. Tried the Chicken Parmigiana, Diavola, and Regina pizzas. All were outstanding. Every plate of every picky teenager wiped clean. Can't beat fresh ingredients whipped up in a brick oven pizza. My mouth is drooling just... More 

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

This review brought such a smile to my face -- there's a special kind of satisfaction knowing that all the picky eaters enjoyed everything so much! It sounds like you chose some excellent options from our menu, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts again on your next trip to the islands. Safe travels! Best, Livio More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking for a change from the regular menu and came here about half way through our trip! Was a nice change...the pizza was wonderful! Also got lobster ravioli as an appetizer which was different and yummy! Homemade pasta too! A great italian restaurant!

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

I'm so pleased that we could give you the change you needed, Renee! Besides, there's nothing quite like ravioli and pizza for some delicious comfort food. Hope to see you again before your trip is over! Until next time, Livio More 

Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner this evening at da Livio's. Fabio, the chef, was so personable. The homemade Foccacia bread was the best I ever tasted, and pizza and pasta were made to order. It is reasonably priced and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy an authentic Italian dinner.

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

I'm so pleased that Fabio took such great care of you! It sounds like you had a little of everything -- which is exactly how it should be. There's nothing quite like pizza hot from an Italian pizza oven, is there? I hope we'll get to see you again soon for a few more pies! Until then, Livio More 

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 July 16, 2016 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 July 14, 2016 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 July 11, 2016

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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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, Large groups, Romantic
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?