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Cugini Trattoria Italiana

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64 Welfare Road | Simpson Bay, Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-544-3650
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Melville, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since one of the original owners past away, the service and care has gone down hill. The owners daughter is a terrible host, self centered, sarcastic and couldn't care about your experience at dinner

1 Thank chromgraph
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our last night in Sint Maarten, and we wanted to make it special. So we decided to go to Cugini. I ordered a rack of lamb medium rare and was told that it only came with some grilled zucchini. I would have loved some potatoes and would have paid for it, but I was told that they didn't... More 

1 Thank Magenta01
Portland, Maine, United States
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We must have gone here the wrong night because the food was awful and it took over an hour and half to get. One of us ordered a lasagna that she could not cut through with a knife. All the other meals were similarly bad. Stay away. And I hate to say that about any establishment.

1 Thank Sanford F
Henrietta, New York
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Friendly place, with live music , and some singers customers in Karaoke. So Funny. I only miss desserts option

Thank Monica Telecki S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We've been here many times in the past, and not only was Sam (one of the owners) a marvelous host, he was also a stickler for excellence in food offerings and preparation.. Sam died almost a year ago, and it was his daughter who "greeted" us. It was very clear she had no desire to be there, and she hopes... More 

2 Thank Joyful1
Albany, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A table for 10, awesome night...everyone loved their meals, and the great wine...but the best part was the live entertainment. The tiramisu was fabulous (see photo) Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank ttkaiser
Naples, Florida
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Six of us went for pizza. Everyone ordered something different and raved about it. Terrific water views from dining room. Eclectic decor with a Sicilian slant. I am a professional pizza eater, but their pie with provolone and thinly sliced potato was a revelation. Service was great and the complimentary limoncello was appreciated.

Thank Barry451
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been going there since they opened and found the dinners to be quite good! Loved the entertainment and most of all, loved Sam!! We will really miss him, but we are sure he is running a great Italian restaurant in heaven! love you Sam!!

1 Thank Mark E
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Don't go, service was terrible and the food was not good at all we have eaten here 3 times over the last two yrs and it has gone down hill consistently

Thank Filacouridis
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

There was supposed to be a reservation for a table of 12 made through concierge at our resort, but there was no record when we showed up. The woman who sat and served us was the owner and she was absolutely wonderful! They had a special "Gnocchi with black truffle cream sauce", and I have never tasted any pasta dish... More 

Thank Amber C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Italian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Welfare Road | Simpson Bay, Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Marigot
  • Phone Number: +1 721-544-3650
The new version of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA must be what all restaurant owners dream about: open the gates without any further announcement, and within hours all tables are busy! Such was the success of CUGINI's that even during the early weeks - commonly referred to as a 'soft opening'- reservations were a necessity. Cuigini Trattoria Italiana has been a fixture of the island's restaurant scene for many years. The original Italian cuisine - always prepared a la minute! - has attracted a loyal following amongst repeat visitors and island residents. The original CUGINI was a landmark in Marigot's Marina Royale. Outgrowing the facilities, a brand new CUGINI has been transplanted to the island's Dutch side and the ever-growing Simpson Bay region. The new incarnation of CUGINI TRATTORIA ITALIANA has been a huge success from the moment Toni Piccione opened the gates. The location is fantastic: right on the shores of the Lagoon and along Simpson Bay's Golden Mile, CUGINI is easily accessible from all major resorts. There is reserved parking for guests, eliminating the search for a secure parking spot - one of the common head aches in this area. And there is also dockage for yacht tenders. So, dear yacht owners and captains: feel free to send your guests and crew to CUGINI. And for truly romantic souls: an original Venecian Gondola is waiting at the docks behind the Ristorante to take you through the nightly magic of Simpson Bay Lagoon, serving Prosecco and (if desired) CUGINI's food, to the tunes of Italian opera.

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