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10 Best Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

By Julia Diem

1. Lombardo's Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 7604 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Their romantic ambiance

The warm, inviting interior of Lombardo’s with its soft earth tones and crisp, white table cloths beckons you to sit down, relax, and enjoy expertly prepared Italian dishes. Try a beautiful pasta dish, a variety of meat and seafood entrees prepared in classic styles (parmesan, marsala, picatta, francaise, or cacciatore), or a variety of fresh seafood dishes and chef specialties like the chicken scarpariello with chicken, sausage, caper, pepperoncini and black olives.

Bring along the VMB Card you received when you checked in to your Myrtle Beach hotel to receive a free appetizer, like the eggplant rollatini or baked clams, with the purchase of entrees for the table. You’ll love eating at Lombardo’s, one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach.


Photo Credit; Michael Kraus


2. Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

  • Address: 4011 Deville St, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Traditional Italian cuisine with a creative twist

Billed as “contemporary American-Italian,” Travinia Italian Kitchen and wine bar serves Italian favorites with some American flavors for a meal you won’t soon forget. Pasta dishes such as savory spaghetti bolognese, creamy fettuccine alfredo, lasagne, and eggplant parmesan share the menu with steaks, chops, and surf and turf. Try fresh seafood prepared Italian style--a twist on chicken or veal classics--such as grouper piccata with a side of Tuscan risotto, or flounder parmesan.

The extensive wine list offers a continuously updated selection of vintages from Italy and around the world. Show your VMB Card to save 15 percent off your check.

Prefer eating in? No problem! Order takeout online and pick up your meal when it’s ready to enjoy a cozy night in your beachfront resort.

Photo Credit: Michael Kraus

3. Ciao Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 5223 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Made from scratch authentic recipes

Ciao has been serving up great Italian food to the Myrtle Beach area since 2006. The restaurant is nestled in a cozy, intimate environment that matches perfectly the homemade ingredients used on every plate.

They have a little bit of everything on their menu to suit all palates but two of their most popular dishes are their lasagna and spinach and walnut ravioli. If you’re not in the mood for either of these items, their seafood menu is extensive, too. Whatever you choose, know they have the perfect bottle of wine to pair with it.


Photo Credit: Ciao


4. Solé Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 3401 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: A cozy atmosphere serving classic recipes

Imagine dining at your best friend’s house - but that best friend happens to be an incredible Italian chef. That’s what eating at Solé is like. This family-run restaurant not only tastes great but really makes you feel at home, too.

This restaurant isn’t focused on seafood like many others on the Grand Strand do. Although they have a few items on the menu, their specialty lies in a classic: spaghetti with meatballs. If you’re traveling to the area with a large group of people, don’t overlook their catering menu which fits groups from 8-20 people.


5. Villa Romana Italian Restaurant

  • Address: 707 S Kings, State Rte, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: The accordion player who serenades you while you eat

If you’ve ever dined in Naples, Italy, you know that accordion players do actually serenade you while you eat. Whether you want to recreate happy travel memories or experience this authentic dining experience for the first time, Villa Romana is the place for it.

Serving up great food, Villa Romana is home to all the Italian classics you’re probably craving right now. You’ll find an extensive variety of appetizers, veal, chicken, seafood, baked dishes, and, of course, plenty of pasta.


6. Portofino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

  • Address: 9734 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Friendly waiters and fast service

Portofino is one of the newest additions to Italian restaurants in Myrtle Beach but are quickly making a name for themselves. This eatery has already been deemed as the spot to get eggplant parm on the Grand Strand.

Given it’s newness, it’s still considered a hidden gem but we imagine the secret won’t stay safe for long as more and more people are catching a scent of the fresh Italian ingredients wafting through the air. For some of the best Italian food and a crème brulée to remember, be sure to book a table at Portofino.


7. Little Italy

  • Address: 3001 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Their New York style pizza

Sometimes you don’t want to over-complicate your meal. You just want a hot slice of pizza with all of your favorite toppings. If that’s what tonight calls for, Little Italy is the spot for you. Not only does this pizzeria use the highest quality ingredients around, each pizza is baked to order in their brick oven pizza.

While they certainly shine with their pizzas and other Italian classics, do yourself a favor and save room for a dessert. Their most popular ones are tiramisu, cannoli, and limoncello mascarpone cake.


Photo Credit: AS Foodstudio


8. Luigi's Trattoria

  • Address: 503 61st Ave N, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Their traditional style in a low key ambiance

Proudly boasting, “Love at first taste,” we’re pretty sure you’ll feel the same after your first bite at Luigi’s. This family owned restaurant has brought their love for Italy right to you. Open from 4pm until 10pm, come early for a quiet meal or late for a bustling environment where it’s not unlikely to hear the Italian language buzzing around you.

Not only does Luigi’s serve all of your favorite Italian dishes, they also have 50+ bottles of wine to pair with it.


9. Crave Italian Oven & Bar

  • Address: 5900 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$$
  • Known For: Fantastic cocktails

Crave isn’t just going to make you crave more Italian food, it’ll also get you wanting another round of cocktails. Their inventive drinks are icing on top of the cake at this trendy spot. Crave offers one of the best Happy Hours in Myrtle Beach from 4-7pm everyday.

Choose to munch on a variety of appetizers or grab a full meal. You can expect to find Italian classics but with a modern twist. Soon you’ll also be able to enjoy a meal at Crave at their new location in North Myrtle Beach.


10. Angelo's Steak and Pasta

  • Address: 2311 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
  • Price Point: $$
  • Known For: Their all-you-can-eat buffet

Hungry? Come to Angelo’s! Here you and your family can dig in with their impressive all-you-can-eat Italian buffet. Not only will you love the sheer quantity of food to try but the quality will keep you coming back plate after plate.

Whether you choose to load up on steak, chicken marsala, or the wide variety of pasta, we’re certain you and your stomach will leave happy. If you’re not hungry enough for all-you-can-eat style, you can also order a la carte.


Photo Credit: Angelo's Steak and Pasta


Enjoy These Best Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

These 10 Italian restaurants in Myrtle Beach are sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters. From high-end to casual, there’s a variety of menus, ambiances, and price points to fit exactly what you’re looking for in a fantastic Italian meal on the Grand Strand.

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