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Experience The Culinary Artistry Of Virgilio’s

a group of 7 people are seated at a large table looking at menus at Virgilio's in Charlotte Amalie St. thomas

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November, 2021

Artwork hangs on the wall inside Virgilio's

Picture an intimate Italian restaurant offering dishes created from authentic Old World recipes, served with style and grace, in a setting to rival an art museum. 

All that — and more — awaits you at Virgilio’s Restaurant in downtown Charlotte Amalie.  

Left: Classic art reproductions, original artwork, stained glass windows, stone arches and romantic lighting set the scene for an authentic “Virgilio’s Experience.”

Since 1988, this exquisite eatery has been delighting island residents and visitors alike. Established by the late Virgilio del Mare, the namesake restaurant is a living tribute to his entrepreneurial vision.

A native of Colombia, as a young man, Virgilio initially relocated to California with his Italian Grandmother’s priceless original family recipes in hand. 

The exterior door of Virgilio's in Charlotte Amalie, St. THomas

Above: The entrance to Virgilio’s is located on Store Tvaer Gade between Main Street and Back Street.

a server makes bananas foster table side at Virgilio's in charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Above: Matthew Richardson skillfully prepares Bananas Flambé table-side at Virgilio’s.

Happily for Virgin Islanders, in the late 1980s, Virgilio found his permanent home on St. Thomas where he earned a world-renowned reputation for creating memorable dining experiences.  

Today, proprietor Matthew Richardson and the loyal staff proudly carry on the traditions established four decades ago at Virgilio’s. 

Signature dishes include Lasagna di Maria — named in honor of Virgilio’s Grandma. Lunch and dinner menus offer an enticing selection of house-made soups, antipasti, pasta, pizza, beef, lamb, veal, and chicken dishes as well as perfectly prepared seafood. For many, the Osso Bucco alla Milanese —braised veal shank with Milanese sauce and linguini — is an all-time favorite.

Those intrigued by the artwork displayed at Virgilio’s will be pleased to note most pieces are available for sale.

a server pours a glass of wine at Virgilio's in St Thomas

Above: At Virgilio’s, the ever-charming Guarina “Lola” Mendez refills a wine glass with upbeat flair.

a group of 7 people are seated at a large table looking at menus at Virgilio's in Charlotte Amalie St. thomas

Above: A group of Flamboyan staffers and resort guests enjoy dining together in the glow of Virgilio’s artistic ambience.

In addition to classic Italian dishes and unique presentations such as custom table-side preparation of Caesar Salad and Bananas Flambé, Virgilio’s offers a “Secret Recipe” Cappuccino. What a perfect treat at the end of a winter’s day in paradise!

Entry to the restaurant is on Store Tvaer Gade just off Main Street. For added convenience, a takeout window is available around the corner on Back Street.

Click HERE to view on Google Maps.

Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Virgilio’s is closed Sundays and on Thanksgiving Day so the hardworking team can enjoy a well-deserved holiday with family and friends.

For more information, visit virgiliosvi.com. Reservations are highly recommended.
Call 340-776-4920. 

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