The entrance to Il Convivo Troiani may be plain and without fanfare, but when you ring the doorbell, what you’re greeted with is a warm welcome what seems to be a secret door. White linen and soft lighting combine to highlight its sublime glow, and that’s just the first of many pleasant surprises Il Convivo has up its sleeve.
Taverna Trilussa is one of those can’t miss staples of Italian cuisine that’s done well keeping its local crowd unsullied by a revolving door of tourists. It was started in 1908 by the Pirola family, and today is run by two brothers who are all too happy to keep up the tradition.
Extra Virgin Bistro, the new kid on the block in St. John, is owned and operated by Ryan Costanzo and Tommy Garfield, two men that couldn’t be more different. Ryan is the mild-mannered general manager whose friendly smile goes a long way to make patrons feel at home, while the straight shooting Bostonian, Tommy, grinds out dish after innovative dish surrounded by a crew of competent cooks.