It's a long way from the southern coast of Italy to the South Carolina coast, but both are known for their abundance of Italian restaurants. The influx of residents and visitors to Myrtle Beach from the Northeast have brought with them a taste for Italian like they got back home, and that has led to a great offering of Italian restaurants on the Grand Strand. Representing the diversity of regions and cooking styles in Italy, Myrtle Beach is a second home to the tastes of Tuscan and Roman cuisine. Of course, the popular Americana-style of Italian is readily available, and Italian steakhouses like Angelo's Steaks and Pasta, offer patrons the best of both worlds with traditional favorites to go with the turf. A big part of the Italian dining experience is atmosphere, and places such as Castano's Italian Steakhouse has it in spades. For those looking for a more intimate dining experience, the smaller confines like Ciao and Luigi's provide a great escape from the big crowds. Of course, wine is also a focal point of an Italian feast, and restaurants like Rossi's go the extra mile to provide an extensive wine list of domestics and imports to perfectly compliment any dish.