After Caribbean and seafood, some of the best restaurants on St. Thomas and St. John are Italian. From cheap and cheerful pizzerias to elegant and expensive eateries, finding the best Italian food is simply a matter of deciding how much you want to pay, and how much you want to dress up.
On the more informal end is The Pie Whole, a little gem of a joint in Frenchtown whose gourmet pizzas and homemade pastas have garnered it a fanatical following. As one of the best restaurants in St. Thomas of any variety, it should not be missed. Pizza lovers can also satisfy their cravings near the Havensight cruise ship dock, where Pizza Amore calls home. This place won "Best Pie in St. Thomas" in 2010.
For a slightly more formal meal, head to Virgilio's in Charlotte Amalie town center. This island favorite serves up delicious Northern Italian specialties in a neobaroque atmosphere complete with crystal chandeliers and classical music.
The East End also has its own fine Italian eatery, in the form of Pesce (East End Cafe) in Red Hook. This rustic restaurant is known for its locally-sourced organic ingredients, seafood specialties, and extensive wine list.
Those willing to go off the beaten path a bit will be well-rewarded at Romano's, which is tucked into the road to Coki Beach. Offering some of the best Italian food on St. Thomas, dishes such as grilled Salmon Veronique served with a sauce of white wine, fresh herbs and shallots and desserts such as raspberry napoleon make it one of the best kept secrets on the island.
And don't forget about St. John! Day trippers from St. Thomas often head straight to the elegant Zozo's Ristorante at Gallows Point Resort to sample the lobster ravioli, while enjoying the spectacular view from the terrace overlooking the sea.
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American Yacht Harbor
Next to The Cellar in the building beside American Yacht Harbor
18 Dronningens Gade
(entrance between Main St & Back St)
A white house just before Coki Beach
37 Main St
A.H. Riise Alley
Route 33 (Crown Mountain Road)
Bluebeard's Castle Hotel
Al Cohen's Mall
Across from Havensight Mall