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Top 10 Italian Restaurants


There are no menus at Benny Rappa's except for what's on the chalkboards.By Becky Billingsley

Tuesday, July 5, Myrtle Beach - Whether you have a passion for pasta or are craving cannoli, this list will guide you to 10 of the best Italian restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area, from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown.


Alfresco Georgetown Bistro

812 Front St., Georgetown, (843) 344-3869


Lunch, early dining specials and dinner in a delightful little bistro. It isn't solely Italian, but the chef serves wonderful Italian specialties.


Angelo’s Steak and Pasta

2311 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 626-2800


Angelo Antonucci has kept diners happy for more than 30 years with sizzling seasoned steaks, Italian entrees, an Italian buffet and family-friendly service. In 2012 the restaurant moved two blocks south to a bigger location.,


Benny Rappa's Trattoria

1453 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, (843) 361-1056


Benny and Michele Rappa serve affordable family-style authentic Italian cuisine. The menu changes daily - check the chalkboard.


Capriccio, 1285 38th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, (843) 445-7100


Pizzas and entrees galore - this is a locals' favorite.



5223 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-5700


Ciao stands out as a local neighborhood restaurant with fine food at reasonable prices and professional service. Try the Walnut Spinach Ravioli.


Gio's Pizza and Italian Cafe

10225 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-8245


This excellent cafe features secret family Italian recipes. Try the Go Go Garlic Shrimp.


Scatori's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

1399 S. Commons Dr., Myrtle Beach, (843) 650-3370


Casual with excellent service. Known for pizzas and has excellent Brushetta, Stromboli, salads and entrees.


Berry Salad at Travinia is an excellent summer choice.Travinia Italian Kitchen

4011 Deville Ave, Myrtle Beach, (843) 233-8500


The staff at Travinia is all about pleasing people; they constantly provide great new Italian dishes, wines, wine dinners and live entertainment. The wine tasting machine is cool too.


Valentino Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

323 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, (843) 839-4949


Starting with the excellent crusty-light bread served and continuing with delicious Italian specialties, this original Valentino restaurant (don't be fool by the imitator down the street) offers great food at reasonable prices, plus a piano bar.


Villa Romana

707 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 448-4990


This family of Roman natives has served Grand Strand families and coastal visitors for more than 20 years. Their homemade gnocchi and other specialties are legendary, and they have live accordion music.


Who decides the lists? Becky Billingsley: an award-winning local food and restaurant journalist who has been covering the Myrtle Beach area restaurant beat for local, regional and national publications for 15 years.


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List updated on December 1, 2014.

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