Indaco
Indaco

Indaco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://indacocharleston.com/
  • Phone: 8437271228x
  • Hours of Operation:
    SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 TO 10 PM
    THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Payment Options:
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Indaco reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (48)great for outdoor dining (41)hot spot (40)good for groups (35)romantic (34)notable wine list (32)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (9)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was as good as I expected it to be. We had burrata which might be the best I ever had. The pizza and homemade pasta were delicious as was the grouper and chicken. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as usual
    JenanneCB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Charleston. A modern twist on Italian. No spaghetti and meatballs here! What you will get is innovative house made pasta dishes and amazing gourmet pizzas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great restaurant! Modern and lively ! We were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Much for Too Little!
    dine2day
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were looking forward to experiencing the chef's take on classic Italian favorites. Indaco did not disappoint. Each had a pasta classic innovatively reinvented and well presented. I have a small appetite so inquired whether half portions of pasta were offered; they aren't. Have no fear at Indaco! Your $24 pasta entree IS a half portion! I left hungry; unheard of for me. Great wine list but very skimpy pours left me feeling cheated. By all means charge $12 for that nice Italian white, but pour the thing...I know how many glasses are in the bottle!! No bread, nothing extra or special. Great location. Appreciate valet parking but these shouldn't be your 2 best reasons for picking a restaurant in a town teeming with great dining options!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food!
    LuvEatingVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Indaco has an interesting menu, great service, nice atmosphere and the food is very well prepared. My friends and I had the grouper crudo, corn sformato, and sweet corn pizza. Creative flavor combinations very well executed. Restaurant is a little noisy when full, but not so ear- splitting that you have to scream at your table mates. Highly recommend, have never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your basic Italian
    sarita
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very fun, delicious, interesting place to be and dine. Only complaint was that our server talked so quietly we could hardly hear him over the restaurant buzz. Will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    johnny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service and food was outstanding. They rolled out the red carpet for my wedding anniversary. Thankyou for making special
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    EACN
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The pizzas were delicious and the wine list was impeccable. Also really enjoyed the decor and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe for pizza..
    flyinglow25
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Maybe the pizza is good, but for dinner and the entries, we were all very dissatisfied. The food was so-so, an Italian restaurant where you had to ask for pasta with an Italian dish instead of a vegetable, and NO bread served at an Italian restaurant for dinner is a definite turn off, especially when they have an oven for pizza.....
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  • Excellent!!
    LauraC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food and ambiance are outstanding. My only reason for a 4 star food rating was that they were out of many of their items and we arrived at 6:45p.m. But honestly this is one of the best restaurants in Charleston. The atmosphere is really fun, cocktails were delicious, wine was perfect and food amazing. A MUST visit! (We went with a group of 6)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the wine list to the food I could not have been happier with my expierence!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, overpriced menu
    Charlestondiner11
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A relative of ours was celebrating her 50th birthday so we thought Indaco would be a great place to start the evening with dinner. Our hostess was very welcoming. After that, our dining experience went downhill. The Indaco website says their happy hour specials are 5-7pm daily, so we were looking forward to starting off with some specials. Our server told us that doesn't apply to Friday or Saturday (visited Friday). Hopefully they've taken "daily" off their website. They also said they'd bring out a special birthday dessert for our relative (never happened, though they did bring her champagne). The high prices don't match the taste/portion sizes. If you want great Italian food on the peninsula, we highly recommend Il Cortile Del Re.
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  • Fresh take on Italian.
    PHLl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    One of my favorites in Charleston. The food is so fresh. They make their on pasta and mozzarella. Veggies are done just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!!!
    Jimbo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    qotu
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Indaco never disappoints whether dinner for 2 or ten. excellent service. Interesting menu. Nice atmosphere in or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not you typical Italian restaurant
    LuvLifeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian surprise
    Meateater
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indaco was Wonderful!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit disappointing, but not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing chef tasting
    kqs11VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian in the South
    Gab333
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won Over with the Veg Dish!
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Vita
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and wine selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Loved the food and the ambiance will def try again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    amyrush83
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic, fun and delicious
    CWD12345
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only for the adventurous
    MissMela
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    It is far away from downtown. The menu is limited and only for "grown up" palette.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    delectableVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just great
    FoodLover
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Every course was excellent and waitress (Cara) was spot on with service and recommendations. Going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BUT
    eggnite
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent service and food, but very over priced. A simple salad was priced about 40% more than it should have been.
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  • A little disappointed
    CdbfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Choice
    PbrownVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 for $40 Menu Wins Again!
    Travelers2
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty food
    Joiebug
    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.
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  • Food was fantastic!!!
    MissSandyToesVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 72 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the Indaco reviews archive.
  • JKLK
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Unique pesto sauce that was a very pleasant surprise paired with excellent, homemade pasta.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter
    Boblisbo
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Griffin was engaging,enthusiastic, nod very knowledgeable about making sure our first visit was an excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic