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Cugini Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #34 of 91 Restaurants in Marigot
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The new version of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA must be what all restaurant owners dream about: open the gates without any further announcement, and within hours all tables are busy! Such was the success of CUGINI's that even during the early weeks - commonly referred to as a 'soft opening'- reservations were a necessity. Cuigini Trattoria Italiana has been a fixture of the island's restaurant scene for many years. The original Italian cuisine - always prepared a la minute! - has attracted a loyal following amongst repeat visitors and island residents. The original CUGINI was a landmark in Marigot's Marina Royale. Outgrowing the facilities, a brand new CUGINI has been transplanted to the island's Dutch side and the ever-growing Simpson Bay region. The new incarnation of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA has been a huge success from the moment Toni Piccione opened the gates. The location is fantastic: right on the shores of the Lagoon and along Simpson Bay's Golden Mile, CUGINI is easily accessible from all major resorts. There is reserved parking for guests, eliminating the search for a secure parking spot - one of the common head aches in this area. And there is also dockage for yacht tenders. So, dear yacht owners and captains: feel free to send your guests and crew to CUGINI. And for truly romantic souls: an original Venecian Gondola is waiting at the docks behind the Ristorante to take you through the nightly magic of Simpson Bay Lagoon, serving Prosecco and (if desired) CUGINI's food, to the tunes of Italian opera.
Reviewed May 10, 2012

I would recommend Cugini, the food is excellent and staff is super friendly.

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Absolutely a wonderful dining experience. The owner took care of us personally and the food was fantastic. We enjoyed and savored every bite. Sammy made it a completely special occasion.

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

A "must go to" while in St.Maarten. Sam is very welcoming, friendly and entertaining. The food melts in your mouth; especially the prosciutto, caprese style salad, gnocchi and sway fish. Enjoy!

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Reviewed February 26, 2012

One of our friends who has a time share in St. Maarten labeled Cugini as "the place to go" while we were in town. I was a bit dubious given that he was suggesting that we eat Italian food while we were surrounded by excellent Caribbean options but I figured given his culinary prowess he knew what he was talking about.

We had the antipasti platter and bufala mozzarella special to start and between the four of us, we had osso buco, seafood pasta and what the waiter called amatriciana.

In summary - if I were ranking this only on service, I would definitely go back. They are incredibly gracious and friendly. However I thought that the food was mediocre - probably harsh but it was b/c our friend had upsold us the restaurant so significantly. For the price, we should have had fresh (or at least well-cooked) pasta and the food should have been less "clunky" in appearance. I thought the preparation of the osso buco was good, though my husband found it bland.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Ate here almost by accident but were we lucky! Excellent food and a great waiter! We ate what he recommended and it was fantastic. One of the best lunches we had in st. Maartin. It was a little expensive $100 for 2 but go with it, its a vacation

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