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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in South Carolina

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in South Carolina? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ristorante Bergamo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (510)
$50 and over
Italian
Greenville
About the restaurant
Fine Northern Italian dining with an experienced NYC Chef
Top review
None
Dined 4 days ago
Our second visit to Ristorante Bergamo did not disappoint! 
A photo of The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1345)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hilton Head
About the restaurant
Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe, the sister restaurant to Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, features casual, trattoria-style dining for lunch and dinner plus an Italian specialty shop. Located just across the breezeway from Michael Anthony’s, we cater to almost all of your culinary desires.
Here we showcase a menu of lighter fare including sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza and smaller portions of our chefs’ acclaimed meat and seafood dishes. We also have Italian coffees and a full bar. "Hilton Head Monthly" readers have voted us their “Favorite New Restaurant” and “Favorite Lunch Place.”
Join us for Happy Hour (4:30pm-5:30pm), when we offer specially-priced cocktails, wine and perfectly-sized snack plates.
Or stop in and browse our carefully-curated specialty foods. They include cheeses, fresh meats, house-made pastas, olive oil, tomato products, heat-and-serve entrees and homemade desserts.
Please visit our website or call for dining reservations.

Top review
mmvlvip
Dined 2 days ago
Always a good choice. Had the rear corner high-top table —- very cozy! Waiter was super. Barata salad was excellent. Corkscrew pasta with mushrooms in a Parmesan cheese sauce was as good as what I’ve had it Italy! Brava!
A photo of Pomodori - Hilton Head restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1604)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hilton Head
About the restaurant
Due to the intimacy of our Restaurant and to guarantee your dining experience reservations are almost always required all year long.

Please be mindful when booking reservations. If you select "outdoor seating" you will be dining on our screened in patio. Requests for bar seating can only be made by calling the restaurant - not through reserving times on Open Table. For same day reservations please call the restaurant after 3:00 for the most up to date availability!

Our Food is Fresh, Our Wines are Old, Our Recipes are Timeless, Our Family is Yours.

Grazie,
Amanda

Top review
Sofiavip
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing Italian food! Amazing service! Totally coming back!
A photo of OMBRA Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5748)
$30 and under
Italian
Hilton Head
About the restaurant
Top chef Michael Cirafesi, voted Best Chef Hilton Head Island seven years in a row, brings to Hilton Head Island and the low country region one of the area’s most acclaimed Italian restaurant and bar, OMBRA Cucina Italiana, located in the beautiful Village at Wexford on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Come and enjoy innovative Italian cuisine along with an extensive wine list including Italian Benchmark wines. Stop by to relax at our bar and lounge with a spectacular selection of Italian specialty cocktails, apertifs, and digestivos. Our pasta entrees can be made with gluten free pasta upon request to accommodate customers with allergies. We also have vegan/vegetarian options upon request.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Outstanding! Excellent food & vibe. Will definitely return.
A photo of Gios Italian Kitchen Myrtle Beach restaurant
4.7
4.7 (326)
$30 and under
Italian
Myrtle Beach
About the restaurant
Prepare to be thrilled at this all-star Italian restaurant located off Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC. Gios Italian Kitchen Myrtle Beach is family owned and operated since August 7th, 2014. Brothers/Chefs Klodjan & Renato Hoxha run the kitchen while the sister/GM Eri handles the front. Parents are also involved in the business operation on a daily basis. The Hoxha family was born in Albania and moved to the United States in 2003, seeking the American dream. The family has 15 years of experience in cooking. Our chefs make all the dishes with the freshest ingredients and highest quality of product. Gios serves the best marinara sauce and some of the tastiest authentic Italian dishes in the Grand Strand. We pride ourselves in providing quality consistent good food while emphasizing in excellent guest service. Eat Fresh. Eat Well. Eat Local.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food. We had Paglia El Fieno and Chicken Parmigiana and cheesecake for dessert. Service is always superior. We love having a first class restaurant within walking distance.
A photo of Ciao Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1582)
$30 and under
Italian
Myrtle Beach
About the restaurant
Ciao Italian Restaurant is a family owned restaurant. We refuse to cut corners on our food. We search the market daily to find the freshest available local ingredients. All of our chicken stock, veal stock, and sauces are made fresh daily. Our food is all made from scratch and we cook to order, and its easy to accommodate any food allergies our special diets. Our Mama's meatballs, lasagna, marinara sauce, and our house made mozzarella are recipes that are passed down through the generations. We try to maintain a very friendly, cozy and happy feel to our restaurant. we ant you to feel like you are having a meal at one of your family's house. While we want to remain family friendly we also provide you with a restaurant that also has a romantic feel. Much of the same as the Tratorias of Italy. While we maintain a high level of service we like to keep it relaxed so that you can feel comfortable.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
THE best and most deeeeelicious calamari, Italian salad and warm bread w/homemade pesto!! Our Penne a la vodka w/chicken and Chef’s pasta with fresh salmon and asparagus was amazing!!! Our server, an astute, kind and beautiful young lady from NJ, provided STELLAR service!!!! Ciao Italian Restaurant is a true gem!!!! We would drive from Clayton, NC just to dine there again!!!!
A photo of Portofino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (463)
$30 and under
Italian
Myrtle Beach
About the restaurant
Open Table DINER'S CHOICE AWARD 2023!
We are the newest Italian restaurant in Myrtle Beach. An elegant atmosphere to relax and taste uniquely authentic food, with a twist of creativity from our executive chef Celio Pereira! House made focaccia, pesto, lasagna, eggplant parm, zuppa di pesce .....and many other dishes that match the best Italian culinary tradition! And our vibrant bar is ready to serve any cocktails, liquors and a large selection of Italian and international wines. Giovanni and Ilma Carapelli are waiting to welcome you!













Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent dining experience! Great wine and Chocolate Martini!
A photo of Gios Italian Kitchen - Pawleys Island restaurant
4.8
4.8 (106)
$30 and under
Italian
Pawleys Island
About the restaurant
Prepare to be thrilled at this all-star Italian restaurant located off Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, SC. Gios Italian Kitchen is family owned and operated since August 7th, 2014. Brothers/Chefs Klodjan & Renato Hoxha run the kitchen while the sister/GM Eri handles the front. Parents are also involved in the business operation on a daily basis. The Hoxha family was born in Albania and moved to the United States in 2003, seeking the American dream. The family has 17 years of experience in cooking. Our chefs make all the dishes with the freshest ingredients and highest quality of product. Gios serves the best marinara sauce and some of the tastiest authentic Italian dishes in the Grand Strand. We pride ourselves in providing quality consistent good food while emphasizing in excellent guest service. Eat Fresh. Eat Well. Eat Local.
Top review
JohnPvip
Dined 4 days ago
It was the usual great food, drink and wonderful service in a quiet and lovely setting.
A photo of Cafe Vincenzo's restaurant
4.5
4.5 (73)
$31 to $50
Italian
Myrtle Beach
About the restaurant
Cafe Vincenzo's was created to fill the void of authentic Italian restaurants. Where people can eat, drink, and most importantly have fun! That's why we created something special and unique.
Top review
ElizabethRvip
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Wait service and pizza were excellent. Very comfortable
A photo of Miramare Italiano restaurant
4.7
4.7 (692)
$31 to $50
Italian
Burton
About the restaurant
Please join us for an authentic Italian experience under the direction of Chef Luca, a natural-born and raised Italian from Naples. The menus will change with the seasons as only the freshest ingredients will be utilized from neighboring farms and local resources. In addition to a unique food presentation, you will experience a choreographed table service like no other. From the point of your reservation to the seating of your table, it is our goal to take you to the vineyards and cobblestone markets of Italy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The most delicious cocktails, the balsamic and oil with the bread was 10/10 and let me tell you the gnocchetti was absolutely amazing, the spaghetti and meatballs were perfect and better than you’d expect of such a classic dish. Our server was phenomenal as well, we will definitely be back.
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