In St John for a few days, had really bad Italian food cravings and I ended up visiting Da Livio. I have ordered strozzapreti with a black olive and tomato sauce and my friend ordered the special pappardelle. We are both Italian, born and raised in Italy, living in NYC and London, so pretty used to eat Italian food abroad.
The strozzapreti sauce was really bland, almost like out of a tomato can. No traces of the black olive sauce, not enough salt or oil, a bad attempt even for a basic tomato sauce. My friend's special was dry and completely wrong, too much dry meat, not enough pasta. We were shocked to see the cheque, for a dish if pasta (almost out of a school cafeteria) and a beer, we paid 45$ each. We should gave known better when we noticed that the restaurant was empty at 9PM on a Friday night! Bottom line, I wouldn't recommend it at all. There is plenty of other places on the island, and even a microwaved ball of pasta in nicer than a meal in thus restaurant. This is nothing to do with authentic Italian good food!
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