These 3 Restaurants Just Might Have The Most Authentic Italian Food In All Of South Carolina
Preparing and serving quality, authentic, and most importantly, delicious Italian food is an acquired skill. Luckily, there are several establishments in the Palmetto State that have gotten it down to a tee. If you find yourself near Greenville, Columbia, or North Charleston, check out these fantastic eateries.
The elegant Trattoria Giorgio has been a part of the city of Greenville since 1996. Chef Giorgio Todisco uses recipes that come directly from Italy, as he was not only born in Bergamo but also cooked in restaurants there.
Trattoria Giorgio, 121 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
There is a full bar with more than 50 different wines, with bottled beer and cocktails also available.
Enjoy your meals with views of the quaint Main Street in downtown Greenville, with both an indoor, exposed brick dining room and an outdoor courtyard.
The restaurant uses the finest of ingredients and prepares everything in-house, including the pasta, like this pappardelle Bolognese.
Choose from antipasti like affettato misto, salads, and an assortment of entrees, including seafood.
And don’t forget to leave room for dessert, like delectable tiramisu.
Located within a historical 1920s building, Di Vino Rosso is a tablecloth Italian restaurant in business for more than a decade.
Di Vino Rosso, 807 Gervais St Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
While it serves traditional Italian fare, you’ll also find some dishes that are enhanced with a local twist, such as the pappardelle alla Bolognese with wild boar and Italian sausage.
Or a more standard pasta dish spiced up with blistered tomatoes, a squid ink garnish, and roasted fennel cream sauce.
Other menu items include such delicacies likes duck confit, cioppino, lamb chops, Italian meatballs, PEI mussels, and much more.
There is also a comprehensive wine list, cocktails, or homemade limoncello.
The family-owned and operated Gennaro’s Italian Ristorante has been a part of South Carolina since way back in 1982. This old-school Italian restaurant’s menu consists of a healthy mix of Italian dishes, many from old family recipes straight out of Northern Italy, as well as other favorites, like steak and veal.
Gennaro's Italian Ristorante, 8500 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29420, USA
You have a lot of choices for starters, such as antipasto, but make sure you also try the house-made bread.
There are a ton of seafood dishes available, such as zuppa de mussels over linguini, shrimp fettuccini Alfredo, and seafood scampi.
And many chicken dishes, like chicken Bolognese, chicken marsala, chicken prosciutto, and chicken parmigiana.
Consider having a traditional Italian margarita, other cocktail, or wine with your meal.
Getting hungry? Be sure to check the websites for
Trattoria Giorgio, Di Vino Rosso, and Gennaro’s Italian Ristorante for the most up-to-date menus, hours, and specials.
Now that you’ve got some Italian restaurants to choose from, how about making that meal into a date? Check out some of these
unique date ideas in South Carolina!
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