10 Popular Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

10 Popular Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

1 . Ciao!


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 Restaruant

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 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. Benny Rappa’s Trattoria

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. Amici’s Brick Oven Pizza-Bistro

Located on the north end of Restaurant Row just before Tanger Outlets, Amici’s is simply good Italian cooking.  They have recently moved from Broadway at the Beach and the patrons have quickly found their new home and never missed a beat for a good meal.

A very varied menu with a collection of Strombolis, Pizza and classic entrees like Fettuccine Alfredo, Marsala Di Polo and Parmigiana Chicken, there’s something for everyone.

Amici’s is located at: 9924 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 444-0006

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 & 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. Olive Garden

The Olive Garden has been a constant go to choice for Italian Cuisine. With several locations in the Grand Strand, there is most likely one near where you are staying. Consistent good and quick service and national specials, you can count on a good experience.

It’s been a frequented place for so many of our northern friends from Canada (a.k.a. the snow birds) for years. The franchise in eastern Canada shut down many years ago so when visiting Myrtle Beach, they get to enjoy a favorite of theirs.

You can order online for reservations and take out orders. From the build your own pasta bowl to the classics like Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico, Tour of Italy, Ravioli and Eggplant Parmigiana, you will never be disappointed.

Mediterranean Style choices, Seafood and Beef are also part of the menu. Something for everyone. Great soups and appetizers round out the many choices.

They are located at:
1405 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 626-8856
73 Rodeo Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 (843) 903-3630
4701 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (843) 272-7530

9. Ristorante Villa Romana

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

10. 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


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!

Here are several more among many:

  • Romando’s Italian
  • Finoccio’s Italian Ristorante
  • Chianti South Italian Restaurant
  • Lombardo’s Italian Restaurant
  • Castano’s Italian
  • Dino’s Italian
  • Carabba’s Italian Grill
  • Toscano’s Italian Bistro
  • Gio’s Pizza & Italian Cafe
  • Scattoi’s Pizzaria & Italian Restaurant
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen
  • Milardo’s Pizzeria & Sports Pub
  • Pastaria 811 Italian Restaurant and Bar
  • Valentino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria
  • Maggie D’s Fine Italian Cuisine
  • Villa Mare
  • Valentino II Italian Restaruant
  • Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
  • Lombardo’s Italian Restaurant
  • Sole Italian Restaurant
  • Toscana Italian Kitchen
  • Crave Italian Restaurant and Bar
  • Plus many more!

Happy vacationing in Myrtle Beach and Go Italian!

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