Restaurants & Dining

Top Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

By MyrtleBeach.com
January 2, 2018
Looking for a delicious Italian meal in Myrtle Beach? Whether you want a fine-dining experience with white tablecloths or a quick bite at an authentic Italian bistro, the beach has you covered. There are a variety of great options to choose from, and we’re here to help. Below is our list of the top Italian restaurants in Myrtle Beach, voted on by our fans in our annual Myrtle Beach Awards, aka the Beachies!
 
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Angelo’s Steaks & Pasta

2311 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Angelo’s Steak and Pasta features one of the Grand Strand’s only all-you-can-eat Italian buffets and is also home to some of the greatest steaks in the universe. The restaurant serves up favorites like lasagna, Spaghetti Antonucci and homemade sausage and meatballs. All dinners come with a large garden salad with homemade creamy Italian dressing and fresh garlic rolls. Fill up on specialties, seafood items, chicken, veal and much, much more at Angelo’s.

Villa Romana

707 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Villa Romana is consistently awarded Italian Restaurant of the Year and Best Italian in numerous area competitions. Catch a whiff of the traditional Italian dishes when you enter the restaurant and you’ll know that they’re the real deal. The extensive menu features traditional baked specialties, veal, seafood, chicken and pasta. The Veal Absolut is a family creation that includes veal cutlets, sautéed in fresh mushrooms and an Absolut vodka cream sauce. All dinners include homemade Stracciatella soup, tomato bruschetta, dipping sauce, fresh garden salad and homemade rolls.

Benitos Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta

1598 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta in North Myrtle Beach serves up Italian favorites in a cozy setting meant to remind diners of an Italian grandma’s house. In addition to the wood-fired pizzas, calzones and strombolis, Benito’s offers a variety of meat, chicken and seafood dishes as well as traditional pasta dishes like lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, and ravioli all served with bread and salad. Benito’s also offers lunch specials, including a pizza/salad combo, subs and wedges, and smaller pasta dishes.

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant

9636 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Rossi’s Fine Italian Cuisine opened in 1987 and quickly became a favorite of Myrtle Beach locals and visitors. The fine dining establishment offers seafood creations, soups, crisp salads, homemade breads and rolls and tasty Italian dishes. Try specialties like Grouper Meuniere and Saltimbocca Ala Rossi or stick to Italian classics like Chicken Parmigiana Ala Rossi and Scallopine of Veal.

Note: Rossi’s is currently undergoing some changes and is moving to a new location at 7753 North Kings Highway in the Northwood Plaza. They are expected to be back open in April 2018.

Umberto’s Pittsburgh-Italian Trattoria

4886 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Umberto’s at Barefoot Landing is a top spot for Italian cuisine along the Grand Strand.  This Pittsburgh-Italian Trattoria has roots in traditional Italian cooking, yet still stays true to the owners’ love for their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, as is evident with Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia throughout the establishment. This restaurant offers family-style dining, and each meal starts off with Italian beans & greens, a salad, and angel hair pasta in homemade marinara sauce that is brought out before your entrée. After indulging in an authentic Italian dish made with pasta, steak, seafood, chicken, veal, and more, be sure to finish off your  meal with a dessert such as a cannoli, tiramisu, or Nina’s Surprise (chocolate cake with fresh fruits, butterscotch, chocolate ice cream, covered with whipped cream, drizzled with pecans and chocolate syrup with a cherry on top).

Luigi’s Trattoria

503 61st Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The family-owned Luigi’s Trattoria offers a cozy setting for authentic Italian cuisine. The menu includes a variety of meat and seafood options, including Filet Mignon sauteed in a marsala sauce; Chicken Picatta; and Salmon Mediterranean in a marinara sauce with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, onions and capers. Luigi’s offers a kids menu as well as tasty desserts.

Little Italy

3001 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Chef Luigi welcomes diners for an authentic Italian meal at Little Italy in Myrtle Beach. Traditional dinner favorites include spaghetti with meatballs or sausage; baked ziti; cheese ravioli; and eggplant parmesana. Chef’s specials are also offered daily. Lunch options include salads, hot or cold subs, or smaller portions of pasta. Little Italy also serves up pizzas, calzones and stromboli rolls.

Capriccio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

1285 38th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Nestled in a shopping center in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Capriccio is locals favorite for lunch or dinner. They serve up a variety of salads, sandwiches and smaller portions of their pasta dishes for lunch as well as pizza by the slice. Dinner options include heftier portions of favorites such as veal parm, baked ziti, ravioli  and manicotti. Gourmet pizzas are also a popular choice.

Ciao Italian Restaurant

5223 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Dig into a fantastic Italian meal at Ciao! Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Open for lunch and dinner, this eatery is the place to go any time during the day when you’re craving Italian fare. While the lunch menu is slightly smaller than the dinner menu, both are packed with flavor. Guests will find their favorite appetizers, pastas, chicken & veal dishes, and seafood options. Start off your meal with an Antipasto before moving onto an entree such as Lobster Ravioli, Manicotti, Chicken or Veal Piccatta, Shrimp & Scallops, Spaghetti Calamari, and more.

Maggi D’s Fine Italian Cuisine

407 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere while noshing on fine Italian cuisine at Maggi D’s. The menu here is deeply rooted in family tradition, providing guests with the best tastes of Italy. Start your meal with an appetizer such as Mussels, Baked Bruschetta, or Eggplant Rollatini, before moving onto a delectable entree. Entree selections at Maggi D’s include Chicken & Veal dishes like Marsala, Picatta, Saltimbocca, and more, plus pasta dishes, steaks, chicken, and seafood.