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“Good but crowded with not enough staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of IZI Ristorante Italiano

IZI Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #9 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmington, DE
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68 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good but crowded with not enough staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We went to Izi's on our second day on St Maarten because we heard a flight passenger on our plane saying how good it was. We had no reservations but we were early enough to get a seat on the terrace. We waited at least 10 minutes to be asked for our drink order but finally someone came after my husband went inside to ask for service. We didn't get the bottle of wine we ordered until my husband asked where it was 25 minutes later. Another waitress took our meal order so we weren't sure who to ask when we wanted anything. Never had the 3 button gizmo to push that everyone has said on TA. I ordered lasagna and my husband had the calamari. My lasagna was dried out and my husband's meal was just ok. On a positive note our busboy was fantastic and my husband told the owner so. Our hotel owner told us about Valentinos at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club so we went several nights later and I ordered the lasagna to compare. Valentinos was far superior and the ambience is wonderful. It bothered us at Izi's to see the owner all over his staff. Except for us they were doing a great job in extremely busy circumstances. On the other hand we went to Valentinos 3 times in 12 days and were pampered every time and had fabulous meals! Don't miss trying it! We didn't go back to Izi's.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, NY
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Make it a point to visit IZI.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Love this restaurant! Service is wonderful, drinks are delicious and the food is out of sight! Try the traditional lasagna and the tiramisu!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Italian on SXM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

As good as it gets, Izi is not to be missed. Being New York area people, we have had some of the very best Italian cooking and Izi is right up there with the best, especially for their pastas which can be ordered with any combination of sauces and types.
The decor is stunning and the staff is excellent!

Visited January 2013
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St. John's, NL, Canada
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian Fare!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a great meal here last night!! Food was delicious. Great service-our server was very attentive and had a nice sense of humour! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Italian food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Laurel, Delaware
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go Italian in St Maarten!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I just recently dined at IZI Italian Pasta Lounge while in St Maarten. Not only were they wonderful by squeezing us in without a reservation, but the food was TOP-NOTCH! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience...the atmosphere, the service and the food...all excellent! Don't let the exterior from the road fool you.....the atmosphere was modern and pleasing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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