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“Excellent Meal, Excellent Service”

IZI Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #7 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal, Excellent Service”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

IZI was one of the best meals we had during our visit to St. Maarten. We went without reservations which was our mistake, but after a wait of about 45 minutes David was able to get our party in. Next time we will make a reservation as was suggested! All of our dinner choices were great. The atmosphere is modern and clean but the food stole the show. Try to leave room for dessert as the Tirimisu was especially light and delicious.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food in an unexpected place”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Though the area is known more for French cuisine, one of the people who worked at our hotel recommended it. It turned out to be a very good choice. There weren't any other Italian restaurants in the area so we were skeptical but the pasta dishes we had were very tasty. Definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.

Visited December 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent Italian food for a restaurant”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

My family is from Italy so I typically have a hard time eating Italian food at a restaurant. This is one of the better ones I've been too. However, I was seeking something spicy so they did a hot Indian sauce on gnocchi. I love Indian food...and love Italian food...but I wasn't crazy about the 2 combined. The atmosphere was nice....dessert was OK. Nothing spectacular but we would probably try it again.

Visited January 2013
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cheshire,connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great until the end”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Loved it when we found it last year. Delicious food, good portions reasonable prices. Early bird special offers free procesco and tiramisu. A dipping oil was served along with bread. very good.We had calamari to start which was light and not at all greasy served with a delicious sauce. Portion was a little small, but enjoyed. Salads, both the mixed and Caesar were very good. The menu is a liittle different. for their pasta dishes, you can choose from a variety of sauces, tomato based, pesto, white, fish and pair it with whatever pasta you would like The entrees we chose included bolognese sauce over homemade fettuccine (mine) delicious. There was also a vodka penne dish with shrimp. Very good. Spaghetti and meatballs over linguini. Good meatballs! The other two entrees where seafood over pasta which included mussels clams and calamari. Reported to be very good but a little scant on calamari. Dessert was the tiramisu, which was very good. There is a small box on each table with three choices to press, bread, service, check. Cute! Three of us had leftovers the first two were removed from the table to be packed to go. We then decided to take the third dish leftover. The waitperson picked up not only the silverware of the diner whose dish it was and put it on the plate, but also the utensils of another diner at the table and put it on the same plate. We told the girl never mind. I don't think she knew why we had changed our mind.
Will probably go back because the food is delicious, but will ask for containers to pack our own leftovers!

  • Visited January 2013
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Montrose, CA
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Loved This Place”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Loved this place - one of our favorites on the island. A very well run restaurant with great food - we had a fun evening. Also, the prices were reasonable and portions were good.

Visited December 2012
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