South Carolina’s Very First Italian Restaurant Has Literally Been Around Forever
Craving authentic Italian food in the Palmetto State? You won’t find any that delights the taste buds in quite the same way as the flavorful goodness found at the oldest Italian restaurant in South Carolina. Villa Tronco got an official start back in 1941, but Mama Tronco, the matriarch of the family that owns and runs this five-generation establishment, was feeding delicious, authentic Italian food to the neighborhood for years before that.
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Villa Tronco is located at 1213 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201. It’s open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. The hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Learn more from the official website and follow their Facebook page!
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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