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Benny Rappa's Trattoria

4.5
184 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

Benny Rappa's Trattoria in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was established back in 1996. It only seats about 75 people, but this also gives the restaurant its cozy, home-style ambiance. Owner Benny, for whom Benny Rappa's Trattoria is named, and his wife, Michelle, created a fine-dining environment with an Italian menu to match.

Many of the ingredients used in the dishes here are from local sources. Benny Rappa's Trattoria is open for lunch and dinner. If you come for the former, you have the option of ordering �Lunch on Time.� This menu item consists of either the lobster ravioli ala vodka or the Italian sausage sandwich. Both come with a Caesar salad and the Italian wedding soup.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 361-1056
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We offer off site catering ranging from 10-150. We can custom create your menu to fit your budget.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Avenue
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.0
ambience
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsunsetdon (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2014

This is the second times that we have eaten here and it will be a regular stop every year on our vacation. The food and service are excellent and the dishes are very authentic. I had Beef Ravioli, she had Cheese Manicotti. We shared an excellent appetizer, Calimari Staek, a method of serving calimari that I had never tasted. Nice wine, no room for desert. Highly recommend that you check this place out. It's on Rt 17 South, NW of the busy area, near the Krispy Kreme. Call for reservations as it's popular with the locals and usually busy,

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TempusFugit (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2014

My wife and I dined here last week after reading stellar reviews. The food did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and delicious. The staff and kitchen were happy to modify any dishes. The lighting made for a romantic feel and the exclusive setting was nice. The only negatives would be that there is no view other than traffic on 17 and it is quite expensive. Perfect for a special occasion, but wouldn't bring kids. In all, very pleased.

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terjay (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 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.

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Dawnnis8 (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on September 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.

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Hammer (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 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!

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mellow1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

Excellent food
Enjoyed mussels appetizer and lasagne entree.

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vipluccima (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on August 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.

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heatherbgale (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

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vipShelleyMac (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

You always get an awesome meal here!! even if you don't see it on the menu!!!

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jasminerain (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 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!

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kristiea (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 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!

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NJNMBJerseyLady (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

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vipfoodie123 (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on July 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....

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MainLineDiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2014

FOOD, SERVICE, AND PRICES EXCELLENT AS USUAL. ORDERING SOMETHING NOT ON THE MENU IS NEVER A PROBLEM.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

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FoodSnob (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2014

Benny Rappa's is fantastic. Every time we go there everything is fantastic. Consistent.
Staff is very friendly as well.

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vipRick (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

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vipAnon (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 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!

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BeeBop (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

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