Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle

4.3
595 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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 595 people are saying
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Charlestonapple
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

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mcgeek
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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
7 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

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KatinSC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you weren’t looking for Fratellos you may easily walk by it. Sure, there are a number of restaurants to chose from in Park Circle but Fratellos Italian Tavern should not be missed.
We were celebrating my birthday; the friendly staff immediately greeted us the moment we walked. I am sorry I didn’t get his name but the bartender was terrific, he was funny and took the time to help me select the perfect white wine- Stingray Bay. The service was over the top, as was the food. My husband and I shared the Calamari, cooked to perfection. He had the special- citrus infused scallops over linguine with a florentine sauce. If there is Linguie Alle Vongole on the menu, I always order it. I am a Linguine and Clams snob.:) From CT to CA to SC, I have to say this is one of the best Linguine Alle Vongole I have been served. Kudos to the chef for a perfected dish. We finished off with an order of cheesecake and the four layered chocolate cake. Overall the experience was first class, the service was great and the food perfect. If you haven’t visited Fratellos Italian Tavern at Park Circle, it’s a must stop for all foodies out there. I have to say it was the best time we have had since locked down and we will return and most likely eat our way through the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Plenty of options on the menu. Delicious food and portions big enough to take home leftovers. Service was a little slow on drinks but food came out quickly. Get the shrimp appetizer and save the sauce for the bread. And get the chocolate cake but only if you have at least 3 other people to help you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal with awesome service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing as always!! One of the best places for Italian food around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was very good food , very good experience , our server was a little slow , took him 20 mins just to get us our bill, but overall was amazing food .

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PatB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good Italian food. The area is large enough that you do not have tables on tp of each other. The staff are attentive and polite without hovering over you. My husband and I usually go there every month or so and the food and service are consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful and Imani was fabulous!!

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tugdier
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived early and was nicely greeted. The service was fantastic. This place has respectable meatballs! definitely go!

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vipADL2013
Charleston
181 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were trying to find a place to stop by for lunch on the way out of town and chose Fratello's. I had a delicious salad with salmon on it and my husband had the Salsiccia e Cipolla. Poor guy barely made it an hour before he was sick. The only thing we could figure out was that it was the sausage. I'm still rating it very good because we don't know for sure if that was the cause.

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DenisD
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quite a bit distant from downtown Charleston. Food portions more than ample, and very well prepared. Excellent value for the money. Establishment seemed short staffed, but waiter was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! The food was amazing!

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HappyDiner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family in town! Great meal and service!

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LindaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious as always, the closest we’ve come in Charleston to authentic NY Italian restaurant. Our server was personable and friendly but not as attentive as we’ve come to expect at zFratellos. He forgot our water, couldn’t remember if he’d taken our

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MrBere
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Finally found an Italian restaurant that can compare with Northern NJ Italian. Great Veal Parm! Atmosphere was "bar casual" but the food was worth the find. Extra bar fees (ice on the side, and a Martini mixing fee) were negatives, but stick with the red wine and beer and enjoy!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was expecting high quality Italian food and a fine dining experience. The noodles were soggy and overall we were very disappointed. Don’t waste your money.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Fratellos has some of the better Italian food in Charleston. Our service was slow and it did feel like we were being ignored some of the time while other tables had more attentive servers. They are doing reservation only right now, so that's something to keep in mind. Even with the place being half to 3/4's full it still got pretty noisy. I am glad we went, but we probably wont go back.

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JackandPat
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, served piping hot. Our server was very attentive.

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Candy
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst meal I have ever had in Charleston. Waiter had 2 be stoned. They did not have any of the wine on the menu. Food was not good. Service horrible. Way over priced. Will not go back.

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DiningFamily
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love the food, but the noise is too much. Had a member of our party with hearing aids and she had to remove them due to the excessive noise inside. They really need to install some sound baffling.

MB
vipMBS88
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It’s sad that they were out of soooo many things! From Caesar salad (who runs out of Caesar salad??) to Veal to a couple other staples. The chicken piccata was good though.

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ErinR
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Poor service. Long wait for food after ordering. Many items not available

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WaymanB
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was average at best. Service was disappointing considering the great service at other Park Circle restaurants. Won’t return but the food was decent and actually fast.

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BoKnows
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Would certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The pasta on both the penne and chicken Marsala was very watery, overcooked and had little flavor.

JJ
vipJustJane
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely time, as always, at Fratello’s! I tried the breaded salmon in a Pinot Grigio/garlic cream sauce, and it was phenomenal, so different, and the best salmon I’ve ever had. Big shout out, too, for the middle neck clams linguini; again best sauce, just perfect said another in the party. Hi praise also for the veal piccata and shrimp pomodoro linguini. Had calamari & the shrimp appetizer as well. Thank you, Fratellos!

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JasonH
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is awesome! Very authentic and homemade!
Would definitely eat here again and recommend it. Very large portions! Room could use some table separation - felt like we were on a date with the couple next to us
If you love Italian you should try this place!

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Foody
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasted just like Mama use to make!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! The calamari wasn’t the best, but our meals were amazing! The server (PJ) was hilarious and was on top of everything. We will certainly be back!

JD
JohnD
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional as always! Ask for the eggplant that is not on the menu…you will not regret it!

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vipBertD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was empty when we arrived however we had a 5:30 p reservation.the ambiance was quiet but the dark heavy wood throughout the restaurant gave it a very somber and heavy feeling. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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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 4.3 stars by 595 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.