Charleston has plenty of places for you to get your fix on all things pasta. You might not be in Italy, but go to any of these restaurants and you’ll think you were transported straight to an authentic Italian homemade meal in the heart of the land of pasta. Whether you go for a creamy white sauce, a hearty red meat sauce, or a spaghetti dish complemented with the catch of the day, these Charleston locations will have you begging for another serving of noodles.
Juliet is a restaurant inspired by classic Italian dishes located on Upper King Street. According to Tripadvisor, Juliet is home to the best pasta dishes EVER. Take advantage of their Happy Hour everyday from 4pm to 6pm.
Indaco serves rustic Italian cuisine by Executive Chef Michael Holler. Wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, house-made salami and cured sausages fill the restaurant’s menu which can be enjoyed family-style or a la carte. With community tables, an open kitchen, and a comfortable atmosphere, Indaco is the perfect place to unwind with family, friends, or your significant other.
One of Charleston’s favorite Italian restaurants just got a whole new look. Monza, located in the heart of King Street, has expanded into what was its sister restaurant, Closed For Business. Be the first to try Monza’s new pasta menu when it reopens this month.
Stay ahead of the Foodies and reserve your next meal at Charleston’s newest Italian restaurant Melfi’s. It’s all the rage to the Charleston locals with its sophisticated interior. Its long wooden bar, a variety of linen-draped dining tables, and an intimate pizza counter where guests can watch the action surrounding two wood burning ovens, makes it the perfect night out on the town.
Looking for a romantic date night in Charleston? Walk through the heart of Charleston’s historic district and stumble upon this quaint Italian restaurant. A locals favorite spot, Fulton 5 is a must go for authentic Italian pastas from their tortellini to their Cavatelli.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of downtown Charleston’s Elliotborough neighborhood lies chef Ken Vedrinski’s charming Italian eatery, Trattoria Lucca. Inspired by the ancient Tuscan city of Lucca, a place renowned for its olive oils, Trattoria Lucca brings the essence of Italian cuisine to the Lowcountry. The dinner menu changes nightly depending on the local ingredients of the day.
Pan E Vino
This tiny Italian restaurant is tucked away in Downtown Charleston. The food is served with the perfect intimate atmosphere with lanterns hanging from an old live oak in the outdoor courtyard providing a dining experience like no other in Charleston. Owned by an Italian family from Northern Italy, you won’t be disappointed by these authentic pasta dishes.
We promise, these dishes won’t disappoint.