KeyLargo Italian located in Rodney Heights (on the highway between Rodney Bay village and the marina) is one of the longest established restaurants in the Caribbean. It has been a firm favourite of islanders and visitors since opening way back in 1989.
KeyLargo is relaxed and friendly. The restaurant and bar area are spacious and comfortable with a refreshing breeze wafting through the open doors and jalousie windows connecting indoor and outdoor dining. The food isn’t fussy or expensive; it is prepared with care, and is tasty and satisfying.
Italy — Caribbean style
KeyLargo is a little piece of Italy, right here in Saint Lucia. The restaurant offers the true essence of Italian pizza — the bases are freshly hand-made and the pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven. The menu includes calzone and other classic pizza styles such as Napoletana, Capricciosa, Four Seasons, the American, Tropical and Sicilian. You can create your own pizza by adding your favourite toppings to the classic Margherita, or enhance one of the menu options by adding extra toppings.
More than just pizza
If you like a little something before your main course, there is a good selection of starters, with several suitable for vegetarians. Garlic lovers will appreciate the Mussels Fisherman Style — pan sautéed mussels with garlic, butter and wine, served with garlicky Parmesan bread. These have to be the best-prepared mussels on the island!
Salads incorporate local produce, where possible. The green salad can be served as a side or regular order; the Caprese, classic chicken and grilled shrimp salads are substantial enough to qualify as a main course and all can be drizzled with delicious house-made dressings.
Vegetarians also have choices from the pasta selection although meat lovers will be pleased to see traditional dishes such as spaghetti bolognese, carbonara and frutti di mare, plus three chicken dishes. Then there are the specials — when TT last visited we were tempted by Shark Milanese with potato wedges.
The chef at KeyLargo will endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible. Those who are gluten-intolerant will be happy to learn that chef can prepare gluten-free pasta.
Dine in or take out
KeyLargo is a great spot for lunch and a relaxing place for a casual dinner. The menu is available all day. The restaurant welcomes families and has the space and staff to accommodate large groups. Because of the comfortable atmosphere, most patrons like to dine in although a take-away service is offered, and deliveries can be arranged by special request.
The bartender is expert at mixing cocktails. Happy Hour (on select drinks) is from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm (7 pm on Friday). You are welcome to drop by for just a drink although the smell from the wood-fired oven will surely have you ordering one of the delicious pizzas.
Open from 11.30 am
Tel. (758) 452 0282 / 716 9224