Benny Rappa's Trattoria
Benny Rappa's Trattoria

Benny Rappa's Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bennyrappas.com/
  • Phone: 8433611056
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Catering: We offer off site catering ranging from 10-150. We can custom create your menu to fit your budget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benny Rappa's Trattoria
Benny Rappa's features a chalkboard menu which changes daily. We offer fresh fish, steak, homemade pasta, chicken and other delicious entrees. We can accommodate your special requests. We are a casual/fine dining restaurant with that small hometown feeling like you are part of our family. Stop by and meet Benny and Michele.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Benny Rappa's Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (18)romantic (16)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (9)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Find!
    terjay
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My husband and I dined here for his birthday, while on vacation. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend this restaurant! We plan to be back again- you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Find
    NiteOut
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Six of us had dinner and all enjoyed the lighted menu! Waitress was great, service was great and most of the food was wonderful. I had a scallop dish which was too salty for me but if you check with the waitress, I'm sure they could have taken care of that. She indicated that we could order something we liked, even if it wasn't on the menu and, if they had the ingredients, they'd make it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benny Rappa's a Must!
    Hammer
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Finally had the chance to take my family, including in-laws and nephews, to this restaurant which I have enjoyed for years on guys' golf trips. It was a huge success! Everyone loved it and many of my in-laws live in the NY/NJ area where they are used to finding great Italian. Benny rocked it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening candlelight birthday
    mellow1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food Enjoyed mussels appetizer and lasagne entree.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    moovieloverVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have previously dined here and again had a wonderful dining experience. The chef will prepare an item not listed on the menu if the ingredients are available in the kitchen which he did for us. A great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for celebrating
    heatherbgale
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a new job and it didn't disappoint. We loved our entrees and everything tasted fresh and homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it every time!!
    ShelleyMacVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    You always get an awesome meal here!! even if you don't see it on the menu!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible!
    jasminerainVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have been going to Benny Rappa's for the last 3 years. The food, whether on the menu or not, is always tasty and cooked to perfection. They really cater to the customer's taste. Can't wait to return to M.B. next year so we can go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food!
    kristiea
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious food, in a quaint setting, and excellent service . I would definitely recommend the sausage stuffed peppers if they are on the menu..... which changes daily!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally tried it and glad we did
    NJNMBJerseyLady
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've owned a place in North Myrtle Beach for a number of years but never tried Benny Rappa's until now. After reading a number of reviews we decided to try it on our last trip. So glad we did. We were greeted immediately by a very friendly woman behind the bar. They did try to seat us at a table for 2 near the bar next to a very large party and in the pathway front the entrance. We declined and waited a short while for a very nice table in the other room. It had a great view of their famous wall mural of Frank Sinatra & friends. Loved the menu on the chalk board. Some items were quite expensive in my opinion but others were quite reasonable. What's especially nice is that they will gladly make things not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the worst meal I have ever had!
    foodie123VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our food was not edible and a health risk to eat. Our waitress did not care about our dining experience or food quality....and did nothing to remedy the situation. Even our salads were with brown lettuce and smelled bad. The ravioli was clearly not home made..smelled fishy...and the sauce was not fresh... would never dine there again....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MainLineDiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    FOOD, SERVICE, AND PRICES EXCELLENT AS USUAL. ORDERING SOMETHING NOT ON THE MENU IS NEVER A PROBLEM.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whatever you want - from A to Ziti
    DatemondayVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love this place as Benny puts his signature on every dish, however you want it prepared, he can and will do it. When Benny is there, the food is at it's best; from the calamari to the cannoli, it's a beautiful thing. We return each month when we come to NMB. Maria is great and we ask for her whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! As always!
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Benny Rappa's is fantastic. Every time we go there everything is fantastic. Consistent. Staff is very friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    RickVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This has become my favorite restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area. This was my 3rd visit and I brought my son and golfing buddy and all 3 raved about their food. The menu changes daily and they always specify if you don't like something on the menu, if they have the ingredients they will make it for you. Service is always excellent without being overbearing. Wine was priced fairly as well. Can't wait to return on my next visit to NMB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food!
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Simply love this place. We make it our first stop in Myrtle Beach. Menu changes daily, but if they have the ingredients they will prepare special request. The stuffed peppers are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BeeBop
    BeeBop
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We LOVED the lighted menus and the book containing the bill! I wish all restaurants had this. All of our food was excellent. I had the spinach ravioli with bolognese sauce, which was wonderful. Loved the paintings on the wall of Frank Sinatra and friends. Good selection of wine-by-the-glass. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was suberb. I love how they have a nightly menu but will fix you anything not on the menu also. This makes it kid friendly too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian food
    CigarSam
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We visit Benny Rappas each time we visit Myrtle Beach and are never disappointed by the food or the service. Waiters wear silly hats that detract from the ambience. We go for the food. Best dessert in MB is the lemon-cello cake
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    NMBRestauranteurVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We have not been since the renovations. The place looks great. Glass enclosed wine cellar is beautiful. They need to add some obscure Italian Reds to the list in the upper range. The food was well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for Everyone
    DanG
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Wonderful selection of menu items featuring most all of your favorite Italian dishes, plus a huge chalk board with featured items that can change as frequently as necessary. Believe they will also prepare your favorite dish even if it's not listed--just ask. Reservations seemed to be the smart way to go, as the restaurant quickly filled after our 6:15 pm arrival. The more folks seated, the more vibrant and energetic the place becomes--probably not a romantic evening choice, unless you time your visit for very early or very late. Nice selection of affordable wines in addition to many other typical choices. Food was great, service was great, we had a great experience, and the best comment, we would definitely dine here again next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Benny Rappa's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • chilly
    chilly
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Never disappointed here! The veal chop melted in your mouth! 1st time finding the back parking area, what a relief! Love the wine bottle "wall"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always have to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    my favorite Italian in the world, I always make time to go when ever I am in town
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great neighborhood find
    Littleriverfoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were looking for somewhere to eat that we had not been before & stumbled across Benny Rappa's. What a delightful place! Lighted menus which change daily, amazing wine list, perfect decor and food that will make you smile. If you don't see what you want on the menu, just ask & they will make it for you. The servers are all top notch, seasoned professionals, this is our new favorite spot to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointing
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The noise level in the bar area was pretty intense so my husband and I had to shout to each other. My seafood lasagna was such a BIG disappointment. The only seafood I saw or tasted were 2 shrimp on top of a small square of white pasta in a cream sauce. If there was any seafood in the dish, I could not taste or find it. $25 for that was WAY overpriced. My husband's veal piccata was great. The antipasti salad was wonderful and the Chianti was very good. Would I go back? Yes, but I would order something other than the seafood lasagna.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed but will try again
    ludwigvonseafood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service was excellent. Prices were good/fair. The seafood lasagna was such a disappointment. 2 shrimp, very little crabmeat and scallops. TINY portion. Not sure what happened there but will not get kicked by that mule again. Veal chop was good and a very generous portion. Mussels for the appetizer were excellent. This is a small comfortable place that get noisy very easily. Folks should try it at least once.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Delicious
    LoveTryingNewRestaurants
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My friends and I went here before the Diva running race for fueling up and some girl time. Based on the other reviews, I was expecting a mediocre meal, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. The food and drinks were amazing. I had the Chicken A La Vodka with Broccoli, a side salad, a glass of wine and the tiramisu for dessert. Everything was SO GOOD. The prices were a little higher than expected, but it was worth it. The glass of wine was only 4.95. The food was made to order and fresh, but didn't take TOO long. The garlic bread is worth the extra $2 to have while waiting for the main meal. My only complaint is it is very loud and you have to talk loud to hear each other. Highly recommended and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian!
    teamrev
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Another great meal at Benny Rappa's! If you are looking for home made Italian in Myrtle Beach this is the place to go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    DJeter2fan
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The food was excellent and their service was outstanding. We loved the fact that this restaurant caters to customers request for food not on menu. (Of course if they had ingredients) That was a first for us and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to out of towners.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it! An Italian Gem!
    Warren
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Table was ready on time, server was outstanding, food came quickly as ordered and was outstanding. The lit menu's, the wall of wine bottles, the music, and ambiance was great. We will make this a regular stop - Thanks to Open Table for helping me find this great gem.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian restaurant in Myrtle
    edmcon
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Compact in size yet big on delivery !!!! With a new and varied menu every night, Benny delivers an exciting and new experience every time I and my wife dine. A full bar; a great wine list as we said, a fabulous and new menu every night plus a great serve staff.. what more could you want..... Our favorite "nice" restaurant when we come down to the Myrtle Beach area
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true stand out in Myrtle Beach
    esam1152
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    In a resort area overflowing with choices of places to eat, Benny Rappa's is a stand out. We dine there at least once each time we are in Myrtle Beach , and more if possible. We look forward to everything about the restaurant; the atmosphere, the service, and of course the authentic Italian food. It is often said "eat where the year round residents eat in a resort community". Well, Benny Rappa's is one of these places.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benny Rappa's Trattoria
    Tr68fc20
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Found this several years ago on an annual trip to MB. This is not Applebee’s Great food, outstanding service, which can can be expensive but well worth it. One can also "be experienced" at a moderate cost, we just never seem to choose moderate Veal loin with Hunter demi glace over risotto...... Benny’s never disappoints. Our experiences have always been a high point of the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled by the building!
    Dubyac1
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Benny Rappa's occupies an older building that can't compare with the big money that chain restaurants put into their architecture and decor and it looks somewhat dated. (But well maintained) Turns out - that just doesn't matter. It is what's inside that counts, and Benny Rappa's delivers. GREAT honest to goodness Italian menu. Also - the chef is willing to prepare whatever you want so long as the ingredients are handy. Sufficient wine list, very friendly service, nice atmosphere, and the wine is kept is a large walk in glass temperature controlled - well - not sure what it is called - but it looks cool. Myrtle Beach is not exactly an oasis of fine dining - Benny Rappa's is a diamond in the rough, and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomadating kitchen.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The menu changes daily but they are willing to make selections not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would recommend this highly,
    Dutch1Cock
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I would recommend this highly, the food was excellent, relaxed atmosphere, and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    KenW
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    One of the best in Myrtle Beach area. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable and if you want changes they try to accommodate. Food is excellent and good portions. One of our favourite places
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite in North Myrtle Beach!
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I made reservations for New Years Eve at 5:15, 2 adults and 2 children (9 and 11).. I was thrilled with the whole evening... wine list, the menu, which changes nightly, the children's menu and portion was perfect and service was Fantastic! We had a Lobster bruschetta & garlic bread as an appetizer and we looked over the uniquely lite-up menu. The Seafood Lasagna, Stuffed Pork Chop and Scallops & Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Cutlets and Pasta Olio from the Children's menu. Every thing was delicious and the service was great! . Now that we are back at home, my husband and I have discussed the trip and places the we went to and we agreed on this place as being one of our "FAVORITES". Will return for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Whitlouie
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We thought that this would be a fabulous find from recommendations of friends and reading the reviews,.....well not so much. It was tasty but average food, have had much better Italian food elsewhere in myrtle beach.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • North Myrtle Beach Italian Food
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Menu changed every day, but not limiting. Order what you want - if they have the ingredients, they'll make it. Place was crowded and yet meal was served in very little time. Everything we ordered was terrific - the atmosphere added to the good feeling. Eggplant parm, spinach ravioli and (non-menu item that night) Veal Piccata. Veal was flattened to 1/16" and covered the plate in an authentic lemon/caper sauce. Desserts were also top-notch - cannoli, lemon mousse cake and tiramisu - what else? True neighborhood Italian eatery. Every town needs one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall