This is, in our opinion, the best Italian restaurant in St Barts. You’ll find L’Isola on Rue Roi Oscar II in Gustavia, yet you could be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to a trendy restaurant in New York. This sophisticated Italian restaurant has been a St Barts favourite ever since opening in 2008. The elegant dining room is lit up with candles, making it a special place for a romantic meal. Such is the variety and quality of the food; we’ve been known to make more than one visit during a trip to the island. They also have a little sister restaurant L’isoletta, which comes highly recommended if you are craving a pizza fix.