Being in Sint Maarten means you'll be surrounded by Americans. This goes for the island as well as for its restaurants. La Rosa wasn't the exception. The food was adjusted to the people frequently welcomed. Large portions, side potatoes next to proper veal meat, a tiramisu without the almond flavoured alcohol. La Rosa had two things going for it though. First, the coffee. At last we encountered a decent cup. Second, this was a place where they knew it will take time to consume and appreciate an all in all fair meal. Here we had the opportunity to look around, discuss the courses and we weren't rushed into the next one. That did give La Rosa the Italian spirit the island sometimes lacks. Arrivederci and multe grazie for having us and letting us encounter the true spirit of the friendly island.