Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle

4.5
515 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 515 people are saying
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vipRobinM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating. Food was great.

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ROBINF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Looks like the 1970s inside. Dark and dreary.
My gimlet tasted like they used powdered lime instead of fresh. Food was mediocre at best - salad a little limp, soup (tomato pesto bisque) lumpy and cold, and the odor of the cleaning agent they use permeated the air so much that is all I could taste when I was eating my entree - manicotti.
We went early and were pretty much the only ones in the restaurant. That might be why. I hate to bash a restaurant in these times, but really there were no redeeming qualities.
And no, I did not inform the wait person - who was extremely polite - because there wouldn’t have been anything she could’ve done to make the experience better unfortunately.

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AlanC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was great, enjoyed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and prices. I will definitely be back.

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vipFaithZ
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions and friendly service. Chicken parm was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preston was phenomenal! Food, service, drinks were great.

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CarolH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a “picky” eater, the waiter said no problem at all, we will make whatever you want however you want it! And it was delicious!!

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TomJ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife & I had a 4:00pm Friday reservation. We were the only inside diners at this early time. On the way out there was another couple dining outside.
We’ve eaten here before so we expected that the food would be good...& we weren’t disappointed. My wife had the chicken Parmesan & I had the chicken Marsala. Both dishes were very good. Probably one of the best chicken Marsalas I’ve ever had. As you might guess with only a few customers, the service was very good. But on other occasions when it was much busier, the service was still very good. We will certainly return.

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marcodegarmo
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious, very reasonable prices, friendly staff. Celebrating a birthday tonight. We will be back soon!!

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Nicole
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently amazing! Great for date night.

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Autumn
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best kept secret in Charleston! I have been in search of true, delicious Italian food in the Charleston area and finally hit the jackpot. This was our second time at the restaurant and we couldn't be more pleased. The portions are generous and the flavors are authentic to Italian cuisine. Jules was our server and did an incredible job juggling a very busy Saturday night with just 2 servers on site. It is a loud restaurant but an old building with poor acoustics. This definitely doesn't deter us from dining in. This was also our first meal out since the wake of Covid and we felt very safe in this environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner,

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with phenomenal tasting food. A must for anyone that enjoys a great evening out.

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khadijah
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent!’ I would definitely return again

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vipKellyK
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem! Food was great, must try the lemoncello creme brûlée!!

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NancyD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we’ve dined inside a restaurant since the pandemic. It was a great experience. We felt safe, comfortable and the service and food were fantastic.

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peters
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

i definitely recommend and would return. My father enjoyed the veal marsala immensely. My salmon dish needed to be heated more but it was delicious. The tiramisu dessert was top notch. The wait staff was very amenable and friendly.

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Rembert
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall the restaurant was excellent, the food, service, and atmosphere is fantastic. My only issue was actually with open table because they said my reservation was confirmed but the restaurant did not show my reservation, however, they quickly corrected the issue and got my family seated immediately! I’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service!

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HungryCouple
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Flies buzzing around. Our chicken was burnt. Couple kept staring at me the entire time I was trying to enjoy my “meal”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was expecting a quiet semi-romantic meal, but sat right beside a pile of chairs, tons of gnats everywhere, and host was right behind us and constantly blabbering. Food was fine. I know COVID is going on, but restaurant could put forth more effort for SOME ambiance.

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vipKenC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Spot on Old School Italian.
8.9

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CraigT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back! The service was fantastic and the food was much better than expected. The portions were great and well worth the price.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. Best lasagna I've had in years. Ambience was nice. Odd times during the Covid crisis.

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MaureenC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Handled the covid r requirements nicely.

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vipcaro
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just arrived into CHS - OpenTable was our best resource. Reservation was made and the meal was great as was the service!

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FoodnWine2005
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice meal. Especially nice to be able to dine in during this Covid era. They did a nice job of showing they were taking required steps without making us feel "contaminated" as is the case with other places we recently dined.

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vipGeorge
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We use to eat here regularly before the pandemic so this was our first time since they were able to return to indoor seating. We love this place and will return again. However, this time the mussels were different. Can’t put my finger on it—-maybe light on garlic. Lasagna was it usual FANTASTIC!

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gregoryp
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both equally phenomenal. Our sever Richard made sure we had a great experience for my girlfriend’s birthday and the the chef was very friendly as well.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I usually get the Clams with Linguine. I let the server know that the pasta was overcooked and the dish was watered down. The flavor was not like it had been the other times I order the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was no exception. This is the place for great Italian food.

TJ
TomJ
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Father’s Day Outing

This restaurant is located in a quaint shopping area with interesting stores & lots of free parking.
We have dined there a few times. Food & service have always been very good. This is a very popular place so reservations are recommended.

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TanyaD
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jules was a helpful attentive server, the food good, we were very pleased.

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TerryH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with old friends. Excellent as always. Ordered old favorites- lasagna, manicotti, Angel hair with meatballs & eggplant parm. Shared antipasto . They loved it.

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JohnD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Fratello’s is open again. Staff is great and Kevin continues to knock it out of the park! Chicken parmigiana and eggplant dishes were perfect! Five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and perfect. The shrimp appetizer was so good but what was better was the broth that you should dip the good bread in.

Our server Richard was outstanding! Give helpful ideas to change up a few things to make our night and meals more perfect. I left my desert up to him and he came out with something not even on the menu. As well as you have to try the tiramisu.

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NewYorker107
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious!! Staff is great!!

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dquiglette
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fell in love with this place there was nothing I would’ve changed the food was excellent the wait staff was excellent the owner even came out and asked everyone how they enjoyed the mail I can’t wait to go back!

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vipGlen
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice people. Fido’s was Good-plus. Nice downtown street to walk around.

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 4.5 stars by 515 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.