L’Isoletta

L’Isola’s sister restaurant, an authentic Roman trattoria where you can sample some of the best pizza and wine you will ever find. True story.

The Place

If you are looking for relaxed, quiet night but still want quality food and a fun, friendly atmosphere, L’Isoletta is definitely the place to go for. A modern, cubic terrace at the heart of the little town of Gustavia, L’Isoletta is always happening. A crowd full of hungry people gathers around their perfectly topped pizza, served al taglio (a Roman classic, pizza served by the slice) or al metro (by the meter), whichever you prefer. The choice of flavours is impressive, and includes a classic Margherita, a mushroom and truffle oil pizza bianca (without tomato sauce) or, their specialty, ‘L’Isoletta’, a thin layer of crispy pizza dough topped with cream cheese, fresh tomatoes, rocket and a balsamic reduction. Our mouths are already salivating. But if only this was it: L’Isoletta also offers pasta dishes, fresh salads and supplì, little fried balls of rice and mozzarella, a true delight. Pair these with a glass of Italian red, Prosecco or a Spritz and you’re good to go. A place we guarantee you will visit over and over again.

Origin

Opened in 2012 by L’Isola and Via Veneto owner Fabrizio Bianconi and designed by renowned Italian architect Johannes Zingerle, L’Isoletta is the home of the laid back Roman lifestyle: a mixture of taste and infinite simplicity. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, L’Isoletta has been able, in spite of its relatively short life, to establish itself as one of the epicurean poles of St Barth, renowned for its simple yet effective Italian cuisine, which balances out the more gastronomic experience that its ‘big sister’ L’Isola delivers.

High Points

 Authentic Italian pizza, extensive wine list, relaxed atmosphere, heart of Gustavia

Credit: Chrystèle Escure Photography