Truly a hidden local gem up the stairs.
LOCATION: 2220B Queen Cross St, Christiansted 00820-5068, St. Croix
PHONE: +1 340-713-4825
You might miss the sign over the sidewalk as the restaurant is up a flight of stairs, a steep flight of stairs at that, but the climb is worth it. We visited Ital in Paradise as part of the Taste of Twin City Food Tour
Ital is a vegan restaurant that is simply delicious no matter if you’re a vegan or not.
There are a few tables inside but this is also a good grab and go restaurant. The tables are hand-made mahogany that were crafted from trees that were knocked over during Hurricane Maria. We learned that a lot of locals crafted furniture from those trees which were originally scheduled to be burned.
We were served some lentil fritters with a mint and basil sauce that were simply divine. I don’t know what he put in the sauce, but it was amazing and the fritters were awesome all on their own. A restaurant we never would have noticed were it not for the tour. Vegan or not, this is a great spot to grab a bite.
A version of this review first appeared in Trip Advisor.