Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle

4.4
626 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 626 people are saying
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albertr
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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CynthiaA
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Food was fantastic, friendly server. It’s a noisy restaurant but still enjoyable! One of the better Italian restaurants in charleston area

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StuartK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the service was great and the desert was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and ambiance was great service was extremely poor

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KatinSC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This has always been our go to place when we want to celebrate and have a date night. We are repeat customers, we were in town and we want to celebrate the new year and not a new chapter in our lives but we start a new book.
We made reservations, they seated does immediately, and we were lucky enough to get our favorite waitress. I ordered the the Linguine alle Vongele. The waitress returned a little while later to let us know that they were out of clams so I decided to try the veal piccata. The veal was out of this world it was tender has so much robust flavor with the lemon and capers it was served over a angel hair pasta. This is where things turn the little bit awry, as we were given our bill the table next to us was getting their their dinner served. Much to my surprise a gentleman was served linguine alle Vongele. A dish filled with clams, there was no shortage of clams on his plate. As our waitress came by to pick up the debit card, I nicely said once again how much I enjoyed my veal piccata but I was a little confused because a gentleman right next to me was just served linguine and clams and we were told that there was no longer any clams in the kitchen. She was very apologetic and also confused herself, to shorten up an already lengthy review, they did call me for my meal but the overall experience left a sour taste in my mouth.

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TreyS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local spot for Italian food.

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Blueeyes123
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

very disappointed with our meal. Ordered 2 Veal Parmesan dinners and most of what we got was thick breading very little veal cutlet. And the veal itself wasn't pounded down, it was more of medallions of veal like you would have if you ordered veal marsala. Not a happy customer that's for sure, even though they took off one of the meals. Ordered the appetizer of sausage with peppers and onions, that too was mostly lots of breading, not what we were expected not for what we paid $10. We ordered Canoli as a dessert and the shell had not taste very bland. Don't think we will be coming back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were great! They were very busy with a lunch rush and understaffed, but everyone was very attentive.

Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words. We're very happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal to top off with a cannoli for dessert.. we couldn't ask for better service also friendly happy and bubbly..

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justcurt
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, service, ambiance. Great place for friends’ gathering.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was available at time of reservation. Server was prompt and answered questions about specials and the wine list. Food arrived promptly, what was supposed to be cold was cold, what was supposed to be hot was hot. Would recommend Fratello's for good Italian dinners.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service at beginning slow, but understandable.
Went to go get drinks from bartender, asked if we had table, said yes but sever seems to be busy.... replied "we all are" found it snippy, but he did return my credit card!!
the mussels we fine, but charcuterie plate was a pile of cold cuts and cheese. not very good. The entree's we very good. Fettuccine & Lasagna. Desserts were real good also, loved the tiramisu in the martini glass. Would have preferred to have dessert, coffee severed at the same time. We will come back, this was our first vist.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food!!

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Letty
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Manager was very friendly and responsive to an error in our dinner. Friendly atmosphere as a whole food was delicious and fresh.

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vip51foodie
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Italian food in a very comfortable and inviting setting. Used OpenTable to find the restaurant and it looked closed when we walked up, but they were VERY open for business. From the moment we walked in we were treated like family.

Food was very solid and highly recommend the chicken parm. Great salads too and their bread service was excellent. Did not have room for dessert and will defintely be back.

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BigBoss
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic italian in a happening area. Fratello’s is bangin’

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KeithH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! The food and service were both fantastic!! Highly recommend!

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DavidS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Will definitely return. Food and service were excellent.

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BrittaneyM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved the place so much. The food is always good!

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ZandraL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Ashley was amazing. Thank you for making our Anniversary and our friends Birthday special. We definitely will be returning.

Zandra Levy

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vipKlhdez00
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The food was underwhelming, the calamari wasn’t very good and my boyfriends fettuccine Alfredo looked like noodles in a parm cream broth. Service and drinks were good though.

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vipBill
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Veal was tough, ravioli (the special) was swimming in cream sauce. Generally the food lacked flavor and inspiration

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice family dinner !

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BradL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, super nice staff and the food was great!

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will definitely go back often! The good is amazing and service was awesome.

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Angela
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dinner for a birthday. Everything was great.

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lisak
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a favorite of ours, food is consistent and the location is very convenient.

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BULLDOG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter advice about portions and sharing was spot on.
Had the eggplant and was delicious.
The bartender was good also, had a Moscow Mule.

Easy to park, nice evening to walk around after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We started with the calamari which had absolutely no seasoning and the house Chianti which was also poor. The only other Chianti available for purchase was a $62 bottle which was too pricey for a Wednesday night out.
For our entrees, I had the veal marsala which had a great flavor, but strange consistency as a layer of oil sat on top. My husband's meal of pork was "drowning in tomato sauce" and unexpected. The pork was good but the polenta was bland making it taste like tomato mush. The brightest light was our server, Shelby, who was super sweet and attentive. I am on the fence as to whether we would give this restaurant another try. The best thing we enjoyed there was the tiramisu, so it might be a great place for dessert and coffee.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

When I told server that I was undecided between two items, he without hesitation recommended the pork loin. It was a wise choice! The sauce was perfect along with the meal. Wife ordered the eggplant parmesan. She was very pleased with her choice. The mushroom caps as a starter set the bar very high for the remainder of the meal. We have discovered a new favorite place to eat!

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AmberL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First, we were seated for quite sometime before anyone came to our table. Service was horrible. I had to stop our server to ask for things because she never came to our table. The restaurant was small, and there were at least 3 other servers, somI do not believe they were under staffed. I ordered the veal parmesan. My food was floating in a plate of water that I had to soak up. My food therefore then tasted "watered down". The veal was tough and the breading just fell off. I was expecting much better food and a much better experience. If ever back to Charleston, I definitely would not go back!

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Charlestonapple
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

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mcgeek
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good variety on the menu, nice wine selections, a bit dark with lighting

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had shrimp scampi, caesar salad and both were great. Ashley is a great waitress

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BethB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We really enjoyed this place and will return. There were some bumps in the road but they were all handled to our satisfaction. I would have given more stars to the food except the chicken parm was burnt when it was brought to the table. I do have to say they replaced that dish and the new one they brought was excellent but the first one should not have left the kitchen. Overall we were very happy, our server was extremely nice and patient even with a packed restaurant and what seemed like not enough staff (which we know is the norm recently in most places) so we were not in a hurry and let him know that. Dessert was delicious as well.

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JAMESH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I’ve received ever. The food was amazing the pricing was affordable and portion size was great. I would definitely return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent great food. Like stepping back in time. When in town this is our go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Just food was not good no taste over priced

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JuliaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was great. Our waitress made great drink recommendations and was helpful with relaying specials, etc. The bread, salads & appetizer were good. We were looking forward to a tasty pasta dish and it was underwhelming in terms of taste & presentation.

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Jeff
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the eggplant, chefs special scallops, stuffed mushrooms, Bellini and cucumber martini. Food was excellent. I would suggest, however, serving the scallops over risotto instead of Alfredo. Server was new, but attentive and very personable. Your chocolate cake was THE BEST I’ve ever had! Hands down

FAQs

Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 554-5021.

Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle is rated 4.4 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.