South Carolina’s Very First Italian Restaurant Has Literally Been Around Forever

The Palmetto State has a multitude of Italian Restaurants; some are casual while others go all the way with a more formal atmosphere. At the same time, most people have a neighborhood Italian eatery they prefer as a go-to spot for an evening out. However, none of those other wonderful Italian eateries have a history quite as long as the oldest Italian restaurant in South Carolina.

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We’d love to hear the memories you’ve made at this iconic South Carolina restaurant!

Villa Tronco Italian Restaurant is located at 1213 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201. It is open for lunch and dinner Tues. – Fri.; and dinner on Sat. The hours are: Tues. – Fri. 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sat. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Closed Sun. and Mon.) Learn more on the official website.