Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle

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$30 and under
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Italian
Fratellos Italian Tavern is an American Italian restaurant located in Park Circle featuring Italian comfort cuisine with a menu driven by local seasonal ingredients and a homestyle feel. The word Fratello in Italian refers to fraternity or brother. It is this bond that our proprietor Richard Tuorto and Chef Kevin Bruntz had in mind when they shared favorite family recipes to create a unique dining experience.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was plentiful and very good. Would definitely visit again.

SF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hostess was Michelle and she was outstanding. Also waitress was really great and recommended good items. Staff and food was really great. Well trained and very nice. Will be back..................

BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Usually love this place but ordered one of the specials and was underwhelmed. Part of it was cold and when I asked, the waiter said it is supposed to be that way, but it was icy cold. Took it home to try and eat and still not good. A lot of $$ to not even be able to eat it.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. I have a suspicion that someone with a more refined palette might find it a tad bit oily. Charming date night atmosphere. Server was friendly. The only real downside was the temperature. It was unpleasantly warm.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have had dinner there many times but my first time having lunch and should have realized they are as generous we their lunch as they are with their dinner servings. Service and food are always terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any Italian Food lovers.

PM
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We very Mich enjoyed our meal at Fratello's. I started with the Italian vegetable soup which was delicious and then shared the Fratello said with me wife that was also very good. My main course of lasagna was good although I should have preferred the sausage be ground instead of sliced. Mt wife's chicken caciatory was excellent. The best was the tiramisu along with a good cup of coffee for me and a cappuccino for my wife. Our server did a great job. All told with a glass of wine and a cocktail it came to a reasonable $120.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. Best Italian restaurant in Charleston.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Fratello’s! Our server Jules (Jewels?) was so sweet, our food was delicious and the chef and manager both came over to check on us while we were dining! Impeccable service and teamwork paired with yummy Italian made for a memorable meal! So glad we stopped in!

B
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were not sure that Fratello's was the level of what we usually expect. We were both extremely happy with the experience. Arron our waiter was beyond attentive and steered us in the right direction. The service was excellent and our meal consisted of a mushroom appetizer and the daily special, mahi-mahi on bean salad. This was as good of a meal we have ever had. The chef Kevin came to our table to check things out to be sure our experience was first class. We would have had a hard time finding an experience as good as this one 10 miles to the south in downtown Charleston.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful dining experience! The food is outstanding!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went doe our anniversary and it was very good. The drink selection was unique. The food was plentiful with amazing combinations of flavors. I recommend for any special occasion! Bon appetit!

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

c
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best veal parm in the city! Eggplant is great as well. Enjoy going there each and every time.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the food at Fratellos every time we dine there. If you can somehow leave room for dessert the Tiramisu is amazing. The service is very good and if you’re a regular they treat you like family!

F
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was average this trip. It seem to have HVAC issues to it was warm in the restaurant

LM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food and service was not good. We arrived around 4 and all of the employees were sitting at the bar watching tv
Nobody greeted , there was no other customers at that moment. They brought my order and my sons wrong. And the pasta was too hard and cold. The manager apologized and said it was because they were changing shifts. Then she proceeded to explain how ravioli and tortellini are the same thing and that the Alfredo pasta was supposed to have a minty flavor.
Def not going back or recommending to anybody. I got a gift card for my bad experience that I would not be using.

PS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very much enjoyed our evening and will certainly be back. Loved the variety of the menu.

OT
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time and won’t be my last, I’ll be back there was so much I wanted to try! I got the nights special I It was delicious! Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed

AW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu variety was great. All entrees were prepared perfectly and were delicious. The bruschetta was not prepared with the ingredients listed on the nenu but our server took it off of the bill. Overall a great dining experience.

FG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was best we’ve had there in a while. Restaurant was extremely hot.

Please repair/update restaurant

Also, maybe not jam so many tables and chairs in there. It makes it too hard to get into and out of areas especially if you’re elderly.

WH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and our waiter was awesome. He recommended some great dishes and even took the time to discuss each dish in more detail. Will indeed go back again.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Fratello’s. Enjoy coming to Park Circle, quite a hub of activity it has become.
Food and service have always been consistently good.

s
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Fratello's for dinner and we absolutely enjoyed it. Jules, our waitress, was wonderful and such a pleasant soul. The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced. Excellent choice for this evening without a doubt!

G
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The people were very nice but our Chicken Marsala looked like it came out of a school cafeteria. I don't even know if it was real chicken. The bread was also very dry and the cost is very high for how poor the food was. Coffee tasted burnt as well.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Air was out it very very hot

GD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very warm in the restaurant making it quite uncomfortable. Tomatoe sauce had a burned taste. White sauce was very good but serving was small.

KL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The rudest, worst experience at a restaurant that any in our group can recall. We arrived at 6:23pm with a confirmed (via email and OpenTable) 6:30pm reservation for 5 people. We were told (rudely) by the hostess that she didn't see us on her screen. I pulled up the confirmation email to show her, but she refused to look at it. She flipped her screen around, tapped on on it, and said "I don't care what your email says, your reservation is not on MY screen!"). The place was less than half full, and you are turning away a confirmed reservation of 5 people. Really? Not only did you turn away our immediate business, but the rudeness by which we were "greeted" will stick with us and reverberate as we recall the experience to others. Not a good way to thrive in a tough industry, but if it's working for you........good luck. We won't be back.

TS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Just wasn’t the same. Somethings different about the food. Different chefs? Not sure but the quality wasn’t the same. I don’t usually write negative reviews.

AD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking forward to my third visit there soon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husband birthday and we had a lot of fun. My husband actually ended up not like his oysters and the manager was very kind and gave him a gift card which is always nice and then we enjoyed our dessert which was amazing. Was overall a fun night and will be returning

SB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The only complaint we had was that our table for two (I think it is the only table for two in the room - the others are all larger tables) was placed between two larger tables and right behind the hostess stand. The space felt a little cramped.

K
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work in the area and decided to check out Park Circle for lunch ideas. Everything about Fratello's is great. From the service to the food to the Italian atmosphere and even the great song selections, I'll surely be back and also recommend to friends and coworkers.

PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

From FL. First and most likely the only time I will dine there. Food, main dish was prepared properly but side dishes were only fair.
Would strongly recommend this restaurant to all who love Italian cooking.

MS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job by all, from the warm greeting upon arrival, friendly and knowledgeable waiter, tasty meal. Will return and recommend to others.

F
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

After getting seated took forever to get service, which the restaurant was not busy at the time. We went with the appetizer special that the waiter suggested. It was good but it wasn't $28 good which is how much it cost. I just think if you have a $28 appetizer you should let customers know how much it is. Food was bland, definitely not worth the price you pay, The seating is awful also felt like we was sitting on top of people. We had two drinks an"$28"appetizer and two entrees thebill was $120. Was very disappointed after the good things we heard about this place!!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Thank you Sophia!

C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was decent food. However it was very hot inside. We felt sick by the time we left. They need better AC.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was meh. Definitely not great Italian.

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

HORRIBLE food... We paid $76 for a meal that would have been better at Olive Garden & half the price. It was SO hot inside the restaurant and the service was sub par.

CC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious. Only complaint was it was very humid inside. Definitely will go back though especially to try more of the appetizers.

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