Charleston, South Carolina is known for many things: historic buildings, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, iconic forts and monuments and, of course, its seemingly endless array of top-notch eateries. Unbeknownst to many, Charleston's only sister city is the town of Spoleto in the Umbra region of Italy. This truth may serve to explain the Holy City's adoration of Italian cuisine, and give reason to the outstanding number of high quality Italian restaurants in Charleston, a whole other continent away.
Going out for an Italian meal in Charleston is always a solid choice when looking for a varied, diverse menu to suit the whole family. Charleston's Italian restaurants can be found all over the area - in downtown's historic district, across the Ashley River in Avondale, or in the heart of plantation country on James and John's Island. Venture out to Wild Olive or Fulton Five for a romantic Italian date night, or stroll over to quiet Warren Street for a meal in Pan e Vino's softly lit outdoor garden patio and bar. For a more casual mealtime gathering, feast family-style on pizza and pasta at The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan's Island, or amongst the lively buzz of the community table at King Street's Indaco. Find yourself in lively conversation with friends and a glass of Italian Pino Noir in the quaint historic home of Muse on Society Street. Wherever your reservation, you'll find more Italian charm than you'd ever guessed to encounter on South Carolina's Atlantic coast.