These 10 Italian Restaurants Will Have You Saying "Delizioso"

Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes and nothing will satisfy until you get it.  It happens to us all the time, so we've tried our fair share of Italian restaurants in Greenville.  While our veritable "tour of Italy" wasn't a tough mission to take on, the task of distilling our favorite spots into a list of 10 eateries was difficult.

In the end, we settled on a mix of downtown dining spots, like Luna Rosa and Trattoria Giorgio, and what we've dubbed our strip mall stars.  Take it from us, there is some excellent Italian food to be found in strip mall restaurants such as Giovanni's and Napoli.  In fact, half of the restaurants on this list are located in small shopping centers.

Regardless of the location, we encourage you to try the amazing restaurants on this list and expand your Thursday night Italian routine.  Oh, just us?  We're the only ones who have that weekly ritual?  Oh, well.  You might consider making that a part of your rotation too.  It's really fun.

Trio Brick Oven Cafe


Gas lanterns, high ceilings, chunky wood seating and exposed brick walls establish a casual, intimate atmosphere at this Main Street mainstay. It's often filled with diners in the mood for well-prepared, affordable fare. Wood-fired pizzas and...  Read More



Cucina 100 is a hidden gem located in charming downtown Fountain Inn. About a 30-minute drive from downtown Greenville, you won't be sorry you made the trip. The service is always impeccable and there's something on the menu for everyone,...  Read More



Northern Italian cuisine is the delicious specialty of this warm, friendly restaurant. Try veal scallopini prepared in marsala sauce with porcini mushrooms, or go vegetarian with spinach and walnut ravioli in cream sauce. All pastas are prepared...  Read More

Haywood Road


Candlelight and a subdued decor lend a certain romance to this Italian eatery. A good wine list adds to the comfortable atmosphere. The menu presents a number of tempting dishes including spaghetti classica, eggplant parmigiana and veal...  Read More

Ristorante Bergamo


A pale, shining environment only serves to highlight the exceptional northern Italian cuisine served at Bergamo's. Always prepared with the freshest ingredients, this is some of the best Italian in the Upstate. Pastas, steaks and seafood are...  Read More



Located in a small shopping center on Woodruff Road, there's more than meets the eye at Napoli Pizzeria and Restaurant. With an expansive menu of Greek-Italian cuisine, there's more than enough to please any palate. Offering pasta dishes,...  Read More



The first thing you notice when entering this small, sleek eatery is its length of refrigerated cases, packed full of swirling, pastel mounds of gelato. It's an appealing greeting. Invariably, there's a line of eager customers sampling the...  Read More

South Pleasantburg


You wouldn't expect it from looking at the exterior of Da Vinci's, located in a fairly average shopping center on Pleasantburg, but an upscale restaurant lies within. White linens accent the warm, wood decor with Mediterranean touches. The...  Read More

Augusta Road


Delighting Greenville locals with their meticulously prepared entrees and expansive wine collection, Davani's has become one of Greenville's best Italian restaurants. Located on Augusta Road, patrons flock to Davani's to partake in Italian and...  Read More

Woodruff Road


In the mood for a cozy little Italian place with good food and the sort of quirkiness that can often be the hallmark of family-owned places? Then brave Woodruff Road and search out this tucked-away eatery, set in a strip mall. Meals are...  Read More


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