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Indaco
Indaco

Indaco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://indacocharleston.com/
  • Phone: (843) 727-1228
  • Hours of Operation: SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 TO 10 PM
    THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: ROBERT BERRY
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
    Street Parking on King
A word from Indaco
Genuine Italian flavors fill an airy, modern space accented by lime-wash, white brick, blonde butcher block and silver lighting pendants. An antique pizza peel dating to the 1850s hangs on the wall, portraying Indaco’s dedication to authenticity. The restaurant boasts a craft cocktail program featuring Italian classics such as the Negroni and amaro on tap and housemade Italian sodas. This concept introduces traditional Italian eating to Upper King’s booming, fine-dining scene. A 2,900 square foot restaurant, Indaco offers 100 seats inclusive of the bar and patio.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "One of my favorites in Charleston. The food is so fresh. They make their on pasta and mozzarella. Veggies are done just right."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place was REALLY CROWDED, but we had our Open Table reservations and were sat right down. Lively place, but really loud. The hard surfaces in the restaurant along with the crowd make it very hard to talk to your dinner companion. The food and service were excellent. My wife had a whole baked red snapper which I tasted. It was very good. Moist, not overdone. Very simply prepared. I had the fennel sausage pizza which was very good. My son and his girlfriend had the Pepper based pasta dish. This was really good with subtle flavor and perfectly prepared pasta. All in all, a great place, it's just too loud. They need an acoustical engineer to place their sound dampening panels and perhaps put some rugs on the floor."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "July 4th was my second trip to Indaco and I was again very impressed with the food. The service was great and the food was outstanding. The only downside was being put by the window where they had one high round table for 2. This table should not be used for people with reservations."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Go to this place with an open mind. It is not your typical Italian restaurant. Our group shared a grouper antipasti and pizza which was very tasty and perfect set up for our main courses of various homemade pastas. The servers were extremely well versed in all the dishes and drinks."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went for our 40th anniversary & will go back! The food was WONDERFUL & not so much that we didn't have room for dessert, which is usually the case. It was quiet enough to talk, our server was attentive & knowledgable... I would strongly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "After hearing a lot about it, I was looking forward to my first experience at Indaco. I was really disappointed in the food. Both my pasta dish and my husband's snapper were not very good. The ambiance was nice overall, but unfortunately, we were seated in an awkward spot against an ugly metal beam by the doorway with lots of traffic, so not so great for us. The wine list was pretty good, though. And the dessert."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We did a chefs tasting menu and it was amazing. A ton of food, but each dish was better than the last. Definitely would recommend to anyone. The burrata is a standout."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary dinner, having never been to Indaco before. We had a lovely evening, I really enjoyed the menu, the Italian felt very authentic. The wine and cocktail lists were also varied and appropriate for the Italian theme. Loved the vibe, we will be returning for cocktails and their gelato!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is our second visit to Indaco, and we think it's more fun with a group. The menu is pretty expansive with options for everyone. The dish that completely blew me away and made me a fan was the veggie dish. Purple potato puree was delicious! Love the cauliflower on it, too. The rest of the table's faves were the grouper and the meatball app. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "the food was good, different, inventive. However for the price asking I was expecting better, I'm spoiled by comparing indaco to all the other awesome charleston restaurants that ask the same prices. Nice location, nice staff, nice indoor ambiance."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We found the restaurant staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The idea of a Chef's choice for a four course meal is exciting. This allows the Chef to showcase some of his/her signature dishes and provides the element of surprise and delight for the diner. We were not disappointed. The restaurant also has a nice selection of domestic and imported wines, many from Italy, that are of good quality and moderately priced. In our view, Indaco ranks at the top of the list of restaurants in Charleston and we certainly will patronize them again, and again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Loved the food and the ambiance will def try again"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "With all the amazing restaurants in Charleston, I had high hopes for Indaco. I was not disappointed! The food was to die for and the service was probably the best I've had in recent memory. Go!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very chic, fun, and delicious restaurant. I was bummed when we got there at our reservation time and they weren't ready to seat us right away. Overall great atmosphere and fun time!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It is far away from downtown. The menu is limited and only for "grown up" palette."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever been to. The broccoli pasta with anchovy oil was to die for and the fennel sausage pizza was so incredibly tasty. Dinner was perfection. I cannot wait to go back. If you are in Charleston, you must go to Indaco. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Every course was excellent and waitress (Cara) was spot on with service and recommendations. Going back soon."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent service and food, but very over priced. A simple salad was priced about 40% more than it should have been. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I used to rave about Indaco, but fairly recent menu change has left and left me a little less satisfied. The bar is still great and there are many wonderful cocktails. However, they remove my plate from the menu as well as side dishes which were some of my favorite things. The first courses are still excellent but the main plates for somebody who does not eat pizza or pasta (gluten free) left something to be desired. I think they need to bring back the sides!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "If you dine here do the 4 course Chef's Choice meal. It gives you a great taste of what they are doing with the food here. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Love that prix fixe menu every time we go to Indaco. It is full of delicious surprises. Last time we were surprised by the were soft-shell crab and ceviche. We come here every time we are in town."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The seafood dishes and the pasta we ordered were swimming in overly salty broths and sauces! Maybe it was our palate (first time dining in Charleston) but we found it unpleasant. We spoke to the waiter and were not offered any substitution. Also, at one point a full glass of wine overturned on our crowded table. We informed our waiter but she did not offer to clean up or replace. We cleaned it up ourselves. We probably would not go back to this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back...the pizza and the pasta (I had the tag, my son had the short ribs stuffed pasta...it was amazing!!)were the best I have eaten in a very long time. Chianti was delish. Service was very attentive. Manager came over to check on our meals. My new favorite in Charleston. Only down side was the noise....but I could overlook that for the food."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Unique pesto sauce that was a very pleasant surprise paired with excellent, homemade pasta."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We loved this beautiful restaurant, attentive servers, food and drink. Rose gave us flawless recommendations for cocktails, entrees and desserts. I loved the budino, an almond pudding with caramel and chocolate cookie crumbles. The french press coffee also deserves special mention. We talked to others later who had the same reaction: delightful all around."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING!!!!! We have a 2nd home in Mt. Pleasant and we will go to Indaco EVERYTIME we are in town…it's that good. There were 5 of us, we got something different and each dish was amazing! Thank you for making my daughter's 14th Birthday extra special."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Griffin was engaging,enthusiastic, nod very knowledgeable about making sure our first visit was an excellent experience!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My new favorite restaurant in Charleston. They made a birthday celebration quite memorable. Well prepared food and interestingly paired - perfectly roasted tile fish with cranberry beans, flawless meatballs in a creamy polenta. Pasta was well flavored but was over coooked and they took it off the bill. Griffin our waiter was personable, well informed about the foods and the wines and polite and professional. The best waiter I've encountered in a long time. I just cannot say enough about Indaco. It was a great evening and we'll be back again and agin."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "the menu has changed since our 1st visit. The new chef has done an excellent job putting some different and tasty dishes together. We tried a variety of appetizers and entrees and were not disappointed in any of them. Our waiter was knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive. The wine list has a lot of quality in it and our waiter did a great job assisting us in choosing some excellent Italian wines. Indaco definitely moves into our favorites list in Charleston."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, reasonable prices, beautiful restaurant, and helpful staff. This place has everything going for it. Welcome to the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The menu is very strange, as if the place was schizophrenic and can't really decide if it's a fine dining or pizza/bar place. Noise level is quite high and most important the food was all salt heavy with little flavor otherwise. Disappointing, especially at this price point."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a great experience here. The food, atmosphere, and service was excellent. Servers were very knowledgeable about the wine and menu. Great for date night or for a family dinner. A+++"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we were utterly impressed. Greer gave us great suggestions for dinner and the food was stupendous. Each and every employee we encountered was knowledgeable and friendly. As a local, it's always nice to see such consideration and care taken to ensure guest satisfaction. I can't say enough good things!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Came here with a group of 6. We decided on the tasting menu which was $45/person and included 4 courses. It was done family style and the chef decides what to make for the table. We received 3 apps (salad and two traditional apps), 2 pizzas, 2 pastas, 2 meats (chicken and beef) and 2 desserts. Seriously some of the best food ever! if you love to try a little bit of everything I highly recommend the tasting menu. The restaurant itself is also very lively and fun. Lots of cool architecture with high ceilings. Go!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I received a lot of recommendations on where to eat in Charleston. So glad I chose this one. The restaurant is casual, comfortable and has a great energy. We had several items from a simple Margherita pizza to black pepper tagliatelle pasta(not to miss). Everything was full of flavor but didn't leave us feeling overly full. The wine list is all Italian but our server was quick to guide us in the right direction. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Been there twice and so enjoyed each time. Great interesting menu"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Having had several great recommendations for Indaco we tried it for ourselves and the recommendations were right on. We enjoyed the four course Chef's Choice. Starting with the Fennel Arugula Salad served with bread toasted in the pizza oven and the best pate ever. Second course of Black Pepper Tagliatelle would have been nice for all four courses it was that good. Rib-eye then an apple-pear and gelato for desert finished us off. All for $45 each. A most enjoyable evening. Free+ valet parking available. Wonderful staff that helped us..all CofC students I suspect."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "From the atmosphere, cocktails, menu, service, and food presentation, Indaco is a top notch dining destination. They deliver a fun dining experience and 5 star food at a great value. What is not to like about that."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We chose Indaco for our girls night because we had heard great reviews from local friends. The atmosphere was fun and lively and it was a packed house! The menu is a little bizarre and we all took "shots in the dark" when ordering. Each of our meals tasted good/unique, but we agreed that we probably would not order them again. We were there to have a casual time and were in no hurry. If you want a quick and timely meal, this is not your restaurant. Overall, we enjoyed the experience as it was fun and different than other places on King Street."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our group of 5 had a fabulous meal at Indaco on March 21. I selected the restaurant based on a good experience on a previous visit and it did not disappoint. Everyone was impressed with the freshness and flavor of the rustic Italian food, and these are all people who have regular opportunities to eat at some of the best restaurants in the country. The food was matched by excellent service that was attentive and informative yet relaxed. The space has an urban loft-like feel warmed by rustic wooden tables and lots of flickering candles. On the Friday night of our visit, the restaurant was packed with a vibrant crowd. My only caution would be that sound really bounces around in the space and it was quite loud. Otherwise, it was superb!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014