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Memorable Italian in Charleston?

jnwall Nov 2, 2012 05:12 PM

Please advise.

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  1. Sue in Mt P RE: jnwall Nov 3, 2012 02:58 AM

    Il Cortile dell Re, Pane e Vino, and Bocci.

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      gryphon RE: jnwall Nov 3, 2012 08:28 AM

      Fulton Five.

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        Ciao Italia Foodie RE: jnwall Nov 3, 2012 09:47 AM

        Love the patio @Il Cortile, sweet place. Wild Olive was good. Not trying to be funny but I've had a better experience with Italian in Charlotte, yes Charlotte then Charlston. A foodie town.

        Is Bocci the sister restaurant of the Irish pub Tommy Condron? Have not tried Bocci but @Tommy's, I was pretty underwhelmed. I expected too much from a "pub' I suppose.

        Speaking of sister restaurants, SKIP Mercato for "Italian". Awful and I say that being a big fan of Hanks because we were told it's a sister restaurant. Am I wrong?

        I would be much quicker to give a recommendation then a "Skip" so it doesn't make me feel good but after we ate there and did not enjoy it at all ( we had good service tho) we kept overing hearing a HARD sell for this joint while walking around from all the horse and buggy drivers. They must be paying them well.

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          jnwall RE: Ciao Italia Foodie Nov 3, 2012 01:14 PM

          Where do you like in Charlotte for Italian food? We have found it uneven. Always looking for good suggestions.

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            carolinadawg RE: jnwall Nov 4, 2012 05:39 AM

            Would be better to post that question in a new thread so others could more easily find it in the future.

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          dinersaurus RE: jnwall Nov 5, 2012 06:16 AM

          Trattoria Lucca is excellent.

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            danna RE: dinersaurus Nov 5, 2012 07:51 AM

            Yep. Trattoria Lucca. That's my answer, followed by Wild Olive.

            If anyone has a report on Al di La subsequent to the ownership change, please chime in.

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              Sue in Mt P RE: danna Nov 5, 2012 08:14 AM

              I went in August. Hate to say it, but not impressed at all. The sauce on my ravioli tasted like it came straight from a can.

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                danna RE: Sue in Mt P Nov 5, 2012 08:15 AM

                I was afraid of that. Gonna have to break the news to my friends.... thank you.

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