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Liz Biro Aug 21, 2009 06:25 PM

Any good independent restaurants for Italian in Myrtle Beach?

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    veganhater Aug 23, 2009 07:21 AM

    Chianti South has been good in the past. Sister restaurant of Chianti in Newburgh, NY. Decent red sauce kind of joint with osso bucco being a standout.

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      Cpt Wafer Aug 23, 2009 02:06 PM

      To me, red sauce joint is a rather vague epithet that conjures up thoughts of red and white checkered tablecloths, chianti bottles used as candleholders and large plates of spaghetti and meatballs everywhere. This is not what I saw on a recent visit. And, while I do consider Chianti South an "old school" restaurant, there are many items on their menu that have never been anywhere close to a red sauce. Of course, maybe I'm just not up on the current meaning of red sauce joint, though.

      The veal rib chop is very good, as are the house-made pasta specialties.

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        veganhater Aug 24, 2009 01:13 PM

        I meant it as a categorization of the style of food (Southern Italian-American). Of course, they serve food without red sauce, but it's certainly not a restaurant with a progressive or regional menu. That being said, I recommended Chianti South because they do a pretty good job at satisfying a general Italian flavor craving.

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          Cpt Wafer Aug 24, 2009 09:40 PM

          Agree with everything you say except I think their food goes beyond Americanized Southern Italian.

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      General Knowledge Aug 24, 2009 06:32 AM

      Benito's in North Myrtle is good. Pizza, pasta, all the classics.

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        ReggieL. Aug 25, 2009 09:01 PM

        Capriccio on 38th north is excellent and so is Nico's on 17 business in Garden CIty. I'm pretty sure that Capriccio has an online menu. Chianti South is a bit of hike if you are staying in Myrtle Beach proper, but have heard good things. Also, there is a new place over by Freestyle Music Park called Italian Gardens that is pretty darn good.

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          quartney Aug 28, 2009 12:18 PM

          I like Ramando's on 2001 N Kings Hwy for a "red sauce" kind of joint. Also liked Villa Mare, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd Unit #4.

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            SheriS Aug 28, 2009 12:29 PM

            Second Villa Mare -- although it is off the beaten path. Also like Umberto's at Barefoot Landing -- a little more expensive but a ton of food. Highly recommend their Osso Bucco.

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              vafarmwife Aug 29, 2009 03:56 PM

              I just came back from 10 days at MB and let me recommend Angelo's on 21st avenue south. I ate there twice. Once I had their buffet- delicious meatballs, spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, lasagna. The other visit I had steak. They claim they have the best steak in the universe and it's true. Highly recommend them.

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                Liz Biro Sep 2, 2009 10:57 AM

                These all sound great. Love Southern Italian, of course, but all the country's other regions, too. A MB Italian food tour def on the horizon. Grazie!

              2. veggiemelt Sep 2, 2009 10:08 PM

                I recommend Russo's. It is right on the strip between N Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. It is in the Kroger's shopping center. It's expensive, but better than the average tourist trap. :)

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                  MOC777 Sep 29, 2009 01:51 PM

                  Villa Romanos is by far the best in MB. course after delicious course and not that expensive.

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                    countgrog Apr 6, 2010 08:20 AM

                    I think Villa Romanos is my old rasslin buddy Super Mario's restaurant

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