Pesce Italian

4.4
437 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fresh Seafood ~ Homemade Pasta ~ Local Ingredients
Step outside of St Thomas and into Tuscany when you dine at PESCE iTALiAN. Offering the best in fresh In-House made Pasta, as it is made daily at our live action pasta station! The PESCE iTALiAN menu reflects the culinary sensibilities of the Italian people: rustic yet sophisticated.
Creative blends of herbs and spices, with a fusion of fresh ingredients and local seafood adds a contemporary twist to the elements of creating phenomenal Italian cuisine that has proudly served the East End of St Thomas for over a decade. Of course, another building block in creating the perfect experience is the friendly, dedicated staff that is knowledgeable of the beautiful relationship between food and wine – served with the warmth and hospitality of the Italian people. Our Wine Spectators Award Winning List is sure to offer many options to pair the perfect wine with any of the Italian delicacies on menu.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShannonD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at pesce. Been to raw many times and finally tried it out. Loved it! Will was great to hang out with. Food came out quickly and was delicious!

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RachaelQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great ambiance & the service was absolutely outstanding. Best we’ve had in St. Thomas so far. It’s located right in Red Hook so if you have an early reservation, you can walk around a few little shops there when you get done.

The food was good but it wasn’t life altering. You can tell, however, that the pasta is freshly made. I’m a fat girl and the portions are large enough that we took some in a to-go box. Keep that in mind if you order an appetizer. The food was pricey but you know that if you’ve peeped the menu beforehand.

We ended up having desert and they were delicious. Chocolate cake wasn’t warm & there certainly wasn’t a molten center as advertised but it was still good. Tiramisu, which I usually hate, was also delicious & my baker friend said it was the best she’d ever had. If you’re expecting heavy coffee flavor, it won’t have it but it’s creamy & balanced.

If you’re short & not agile, make sure you request a low top table when making a reservation. Their high tops are HIGH.

Overall it was a nice experience & I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Hemann
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! Would highly recommend!

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TJP9872
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent 8 days in St Thomas and this was by far the absolute best food we had the entire trip. Very authentic Italian food with homemade pasta. Italian egg roll was amazing. Very accommodating for kids. Drinks were also very good. A lot of food!! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Good quality ingredients and house made pasta. Service was very slow; they seemed incredibly short staffed. The flatbread and gnocchi appetizers were our favorite.

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MacyF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Would not recommend. Our food was not what we expected nor was it very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely slow. The portions small. Kid asked plain pasta they got pasta with cheese and when asked they went washed the cheese off and offered disgusting watery pasta. Beet salad was terrible. AC was not working . Extremely hot and stuffy

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kristih
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options, great food. I had snapper and kids had pasta. Highly recommend.

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FanOfGoodFood
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have never encountered a server with an attitude and arrogance in my life in any restaurant that I visited in the US in my life.

We asked for a vegetarian dish without garlic, the server had an audacity to lecture us about Italian food.
We have been to Italy and not every restaurant had garlic in their dish in spite of being vegetarian.
Above all, when we asked for water, the server filled every table except ours, when we reminded he gave us warm tap water.
There are many better places to enjoy Italian in USVI but not this place.
We stayed at Ritz Carlton and it had an excellent Italian restaurant Allora - the chef went out of his way to accommodate our needs.

Pesce Italian
Responded on June 14, 2021

Good Afternoon FanOfGoodFood, We are so very disappointed to hear about your experience! We have already discussed this with our team and are handling it accordingly. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience at our establishments and are sorry that we fell short of this for you! Fortunately, the actions of one do not reflect our team as a whole, but we apologize that you had this experience. We wish you the best for the rest of your vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner last night! Food was excellent, specifically their homemade pasta! We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were great and so was the snapper picata. Ceasar salad was too salty. Staff was very pleasant.

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Sailor
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Eaten here multiple times, it was a little off today, maybe because it was so busy? Hostess doing seating was far more concerned with looking at her tablet than greeting customers. Gnocchi app was not as crispy and nice as first time we had it, our server did ask if it was ok and we told her it was a bit mushy this time. Entrees and drinks were very good. Also the noisiest it’s been but again they were very busy.

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KurtS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all excellent. Very cozy restaurant. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great experience. Make reservations.

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Luv2trlfar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably one of our best meals on the island. We went on Monday and they were having a pasta special. The spaghetti and meatballs tasted great, everyone finished all their pasta. The pasta is homemade! The bruschetta and Italian eggroll were also very good. The kids loved the chocolate cake with ice cream and the tiramisu was also wonderful. Nice ambience in the small restaurant and our waitress was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

When I arrived I ask the woman server to have cup with lids for the kids and she seems to be annoyed by that. From there she gave us a very very poor service when we can hear her gave a decent service to the other table.
That is a shame because the quality of the food is amazing. We really enjoyed the food. So it was my birthday and I wish the personnel would have been more friendly but was not the case.

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sully
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very diverse wine list. Service good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Truly an experience. Our waiter called my mother a man and served us overpriced gnocchi that frankly tasted like my local IHOP’s tater tots. Would not come again:)

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vipTheTwoofUs
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pasta was very good but way too much to enjoy reasonably. Ladies restroom really needed attending to. No hot water, paper towels out, and trash on the floor.

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MikeV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location, life, taste, and people were great! What a great experience!

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vicki18
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tuna carpaccio. The spaghetti and meatballs are my husband’s favorite. I had the red snapper and linguine. We’ve visited STT 8 times and this is ALWAYS a reservation and stop.

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KristiR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has delicious food but it’s very pricey. I was shocked that seafood on an island in the middle of the ocean was so expensive. I’m from Texas and I pay less for fresh seafood available on Texas gulf. For a scallop appetizer, chicken fettuccine Alfredo, mahi-mahi entree and a glass of wine it was $150. But there is no sales tax on the island. The restaurant is a nice upscale space and the wait staff was great.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was okay the food was a little bland. My meal was dry and a little tough. The sauce was bland, the bread was little pieces of some kind of sweet bread. The service was fine nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The ambiance was beautiful, the wait staff and hostess were very friendly and the food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian food on a beautiful island. Will definitely go back!

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AmyR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner tonight! Jimmy, our waiter took excellent care of us. My husband loved the Yellowfin special. I had the snapper piccata, also delicious! The homemade pasta melts in your mouth! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla was a fantastic server. She’s waited on us before and recognized us. Super informative on the specials, friendly and personable. Food was great as always!

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vipMichelleH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, tasteful decor, and very nice menu; food was very good and fairly reasonably for the quality on an island

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terrir
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service!

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ScottS
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Not sure how they pull that off on a small island where I’m sure it is challenging to get the ingredients. Waitress was very good. Staff was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! You will need reservations.

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AnnaG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great drinks! Must try the truffle mushroom pasta dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time with my family. Staff was well informed and accommodating to our two smaller children. Their chicken parmigiana was just as good as all of our dishes. Everyone enjoyed their dishes as well as the apps. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fine Italian dining experience. It doesn’t have any ocean views but it did offer excellent seafood options.

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CHERYLT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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Kade
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. I truly enjoyed my experience starting with the limoncello and finally with tips to visit Coki Beach. Enjoyed the Carbonara, but it was a bit too salty; I usually would not suggest to do this, but my suggestion would be too add 1/2- 3/4 of the sauce to help with the saltiness of the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great customer service. A little loud with children but it was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had dinner with my husband. Beautiful decor and lovely ambiance. Food was good.

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vipTiffanyL
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice option when visiting the Virgin Islands. It has a nice ambiance. The lights went out several times while we were there and the hostess could be a little nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food questionable service. Our server was annoyed we were there. She barely checked on us or gave us updates when our food was taking a long time. We needed more water, but she was no where to be found. Seemed like because her tip was included, she didn’t really care about good service.

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vip1Southerntraveler
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year when we visit the island. Never disappoints. Creative menu, deliciously prepared. Wine list is interesting with lots of good value. The sink in the bathroom is worth a visit as it is one of a kind. Highly recommend.

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Pesce Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (340) 714-7874 ext. 13.

Pesce Italian is rated 4.4 stars by 437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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