Parma-born siblings Lella and chef Pierluigi "PG" Ricci run Jamaica’s favorite—and most authentic—Italian restaurant in lovely Harmony Hall, a stately 19th century Methodist manse with wood filigree railings on the verandah, linen tablecloths in the indoors dining room, and an art gallery upstairs (under separate management).

It is a lovely setting for a menu that manages to be both thoroughly Italian yet filled with nods to local ingredients: spaghetti with Jamaican spiny lobster, local mahi mahi cooked all’aqua pazza (with cherry tomatoes, capers, and white wine), pork loin roasted with pimentos, and lasagna that uses calalloo in place of spinach.


 - Reid Bramblett