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L'Isola, Gustavia

St. Barths, Caribbean: Owner Fabrizio Bianconi brings classic Itallian dishes to the tropics at L'isola on St. Barths.
Rue du roi Oscar II
Gustavia , St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 51 00 05's insider take:

An authentic taste of Italy on St. Barths? That's what you can expect from this spacious restaurant and bar at the top of Gustavia. Owner Fabrizio Bianconi has imported the cherished classics to the island—bresaola with arugula, prosciutto, scampi penne, and lobster spaghetti. Risotto, a surprisingly popular dish on this tropical island, comes with langoustines and baby artichokes or mussels, clams, shrimp, and calamari. And of course, there's an extensive antipasto selection (try the Parma prosciutto with black mission figs and the fritto misto). When Bianconi himself is on island in high season, he's the quintessential Italian host, sincere in wanting to please and happy to chat up tables of people he's just met, and may let it slip that he's got plans to turn the back of the restaurant into St. Barths's first members-only club.—Cathay Che

Open daily 6:30 to 11 pm.

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