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Wild Olive Cucina Italiana
Cuisine: European, Italian, Local Specialty
Price Range: $$
Located on John's Island just a short drive from downtown, Wild Olive Italian Cucina is nestled into a country cottage, complete with low lighting, local artist wall murals and a majestic live oak... Read More
Located on John's Island just a short drive from downtown, Wild Olive Italian Cucina is nestled into a country cottage, complete with low lighting, local artist wall murals and a majestic live oak stretching over the restaurant entrance. Chef Jacques Larson serves up traditional Italian dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the many farms and growers in the area, alongside specially imported Italian goods. Diners choose from three seating areas: a lively bar and community table, a quiet and romantic front dining room or a back table with views into the bright and busy Wild Olive kitchen. The menu includes such lowcountry-inspired Italian dishes as steamed local clams in lemon-caper zupetta, Orecchiette with corn, chile and lime, Veal Scallopine with locally farmed mushrooms and peas, and an intricate Grilled Swordfish Cioppino. Seek out Wild Olive for a reliable and delightful date night destination.
2867 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
- Sun-Thu: 4pm-10pm
- Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm
- Italian: "Ask for the Wild Olive piatto di salumi for an appetizer to share. All meats are cured in-house!"
- Best for Italian Because: Powerhouse head chef Jacques Larson treats diners to the freshest farm to table Italian in the Charleston area, pairing nicely with Wild Olive's romantic interior.