italian food

1. Ciao!

ciao store front

Ciao Italian Restaurant is a very popular Italian restaurant that offers a fresh made menu. A huge hit among the locals and vacationers alike. The setting is intimate with a candle lit atmosphere. They are know for a great wine selection.

With entrees like Lobster Ravioli, Chicken or Veal Florentine or Prosciutto Wrapped Grouper, fine dining is the order of the day. You are greeted with a smile from the time you walk in.

Reservations are recommended year round during dinner times. Ciao is located at:5223 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 449-5700

2. Rossi’s Italian Restaurant

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant has been serving Myrtle Beach locals and vacationers for nearly 30 years. With Sinatra in the background and a staff ready to please, Rossi’s has that home town italian feeling.

Entrees like the classic Oven Baked Lasagna, the 1 lb. African Rock Lobster Tail or the Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon. you are sure to be more than satisfied. The menu is varied with selections.

Reservations are recommended, especially during the heavy travel season. Rossi’s is located at: 9636 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 449-0481

3. Little Italy Italian Restaurant

little italy

Little Italy has only been a fine dining restaurant for a short time. Chef Luigi has made his mark on Myrtle Beach with his menu prepped daily from scratch. Little Italy really caters to the locals and invites visitors from all over who come to Myrtle Beach.

The menu is full of delightful choices like the Pasta Trio (Lasagna, Manicotti, Baked Ziti), Veal Marsala, Linguine with Red or White Clam Sauce. If you like a good Stromboli, try theirs.

Reservations are recommended during dinner hours. Little Italy is located at: 3001 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 213-1403

4. Bennie Rappa’s Italian Trattoria

benny rappas

Benny Rappa’s Tratorria in North Myrtle Beach offers fine dining with fresh food and friendly service. A small and quaint atmosphere with seating for about 75 people, it creates an intimate atmosphere for friends and family.

Entrees like Stuffed Rigatoni, Salmon Cannellini and Salatimbocca are among an excellent menu selection. Don’t forget the wine choices. Bennie Rappa’s

Trattoria is located at: 1453 Hwy 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (843) 361-1056

5. Castano’s Italian Steakhouse

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse is located in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.  Known for it’s fine cuisine, Castano’s offers a large selection from Italian, Steaks and Seafood that is mouth watering.

Some of the names for their food selections include:  The Godfather – a 14 oz. aged New York Strip, Crabaliscous – Two Jumbo Lumped Crab Cakes, Old Blue Eyes – Oven Roasted 8 oz. Lobster Tail, Sinatra’s Trio – A Pasta Trio of Grilled Chicken, Italian Sausage and Meatball.

The Mr. Rockerfella Oysters and Escargot are just two of the many appetizers.  The wine list offers a nice selection to fit anyone’s choice.  The service is great.  Vacationers and locals frequent Castano’s regularly.

They are located at:  4926 Hwy. 17S in North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582   (843)361-2000

6. Luigi’s Trattoria


Luigi’s Trattoria offers Authentic Italian Cuisine and both inside and outside seating. A big hit among the locals and vacationers keep them very busy. Reservations are recommended during dinner hours and they have specials during early bird hours of 3-6.

Among Luigi’s popular entrees is the Zuppa De Pesce which comes with half-lobster tail, shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels, scallops and scungilli in a red sauce over linguine pasta. A stellar wine list imported from Italy is available for your pleasure.

Luigi’s is tucked in just off King’s Highway at: 503 61st Ave N Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 497-7080

7. Angelo’s Steak and Pasta


Angelo’s Steak & Pasta has been a mainstay in the Myrtle Beach area for quite some time. Locals and returning visitors simply enjoy all Angelo’s has to offer. Known as much for their steaks as they are for their Italian Buffet, it’s causal dining at it’s best.

Something for everyone. Golfers love to chow down on the steaks, pasta lovers can choose from the buffet or the menu and seafood lovers have plenty to choose from. Entrees include 5 steaks with multiple sizes, the Chicken Marsala and the Lobster Medallions.

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta has moved 3 blocks into their new location at: 2311 S Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 626-2800

8. Villa Romano Italtian Ristorante

The Villa Romana Italian Restaurant is a highlight among Italian Cuisine restaurants. Very popular with both locals and repeat visits from vacationers, reservations are highly recommended year round. Voted 9 years in a row for Italian Restaurant of the year and 2009 Restaurant of the Year by WMBF-News.

Popular entrees they offer include Gnocchi of Potato Alla Romana-Homemade Chef Speciality, Chicken Fiorentina all’ Arancia and .Shrimp D’oro. Guaranteed you find what makes you happy.

Villa Romana is located at: 707 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach (843) 448-4990

9. Umberto’s Italian Trattoria


Umberto’s Italian Trattoria is from the Pittsburgh Italian based heritage. Barefoot Landing is the home of Umberto’s in the Myrtle Beach area. Reservations are strongly recommended during the weekends year round and daily during the summer season.

Popular entrees include Bravo Franco for Two, The Italian Feast and many choices of pasta, veal, chicken steak and seafood. Umberto’s is located at: 4886 N Kings Hwy North MyrtleBeach, SC 29582 (843)272-1176

10. Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza


Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza is a fan favorite with locals and golfers alike. It feels like home when you sit down a fine Italian meal. There is something special about devouring a pizza baked in a brick oven. The staff is great and and makes you feel like family.

Whether your taste include Pasta, Pizza, Veal, Chicken, Seafood or Salads, it’s a can’t miss deal. The new Benito’s opened their current location in 2011 with more seating and parking than they previously had. The Benito’s story started in 1989 and have been pleasing it’s clientele since it first began it’s Myrtle Beach heritage.

They are located at: 1598 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582    (843) 272-1414

In Summary … More Italian Choices

Myrtle Beach is a mecca for excellent dining choices. The above restaurants are popular choices among so many locals, golfers and vacationers. They are in no specific order from 1 through 10. Everyone who loves Italian Cuisine has their favorites.

Romando’s Italian

Finoccio’s Italian Ristorante

Chianti South Italian Restaurant

Lombardo’s Italian Restaurant

Dino’s Italian

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Carabba’s Italian Grill

Toscano’s Italian Bistro

Gio’s Pizza & Italian Cafe

Scattoi’s Pizzaria & Italian Restaurant

Travinia Italian Kitchen

Valentino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria

Maggie D’s Fine Italian Cuisine

Capriz Italian Feast

Villa Mare

Valentino II Italian Restaruant

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant

Happy vacationing in Myrtle Beach and Go Italian!