Is there ever a time when Italian food isn’t a great idea? Can you think of one? Probably not. We are lucky in Myrtle Beach to have so many incredible restaurant choices. When it comes to Italian, Myrtle Beach locals and visitors have a great range of options, whether it’s a fancy night out or family-friendly casual. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Myrtle Beach Italian restaurants for date nights, family dinners, and for dinners with friends.
Tip to avoid long waits
The video is taken at Luigi’s Trattoria. It turns out going early bird is a fun way to do date night! Especially when restaurants are busy with tourists! We ordered the gold label Ruffino Chianti with our early bird special – and it was delightful.
What to order from the wine list: if you’re looking for good wine with Italian food, check out our post, 5 of the best wines for italian food
Roundup of Myrtle Beach Italian restaurants to try
All of the non-chain, local favorites for Italian in the Myrtle Beach area
Myrtle Beach Italian Restaurants
Luigi’s is an excellent spot for date night or to bring the whole family - delicious Italian food, great wine list (order the Ruffino Chianti!) and friendly atmosphere.
Villa Romana has a loyal following and for good reason - the service is excellent, the atmosphere friendly, and the food exceptional.
Crave Italian Oven & Bar
Crave‘s trendy, cool atmosphere and huge bar area makes it a great spot for happy hours, date nights, and dinners with friends. It’s hard to choose between the incredible wood-fired pizzas, one of the traditional pastas like Nonna’s Lasagna, or one of the entrees like the Shrimp Jillane (shrimp tossed with mascarpone cheese, lemon, and risotto!) You’ll just need to visit more than once, because you’ll be tempted by the entire menu.
Ramando’s Italian Grill
Ramando’s wins for the best toasted garlic bread - it’s so good, once you think about it, you’ll instantly crave it! This is a casual spot that is great for families, and offers an excellent menu of Italian dishes.
Ciao Italian Restaurant Myrtle Beach
Locals love Ciao for the intimate atmosphere and delicious food! It’s consistently ranked high on Tripadvisor - currently #5 out of more than 600 in Myrtle Beach.
Gios Italian Kitchen Myrtle Beach
Gio’s is the best spot for a date night! Check out this upscale Italian restaurant in Myrtle Beach or, if you‘re on the south end, another location in Pawleys Islad. The food is phenomenal and has a great wine list.
Chianti South in North Myrtle Beach is a hidden gem!
Sole Italian Restaurant
Myrtle Beach - Small, intimate, and delicious Italian food.
Travinia Italian Kitchen
The Market Common - excellent wine list, live music on Fridays, cozy atmosphere, and of course - delicious Italian food!
Malibu's Italian Restaurant
Surfside - recommended as a local's favorite, and so popular it can be tough to get a reservation!
Did our list include your favorite? Share your go-to restaurant in Myrtle Beach for Italian food in the comments 🍷
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Id include Malibu in Surfside! And cafe piccolo in Pawleys. But good recommendations. I love this blog 🙂
OH those are two I haven’t tried yet but have heard such great things! Thank you for the recommendations!!
Travinas is the BEST!
They should defiantly make this list!!!
You are RIGHT! Adding right now 🙂