Fratello's Italian Tavern - Park Circle

4.5
532 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 532 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Disappointing doesn’t even describe it. The food was bland, the hostess was rude, the list is long of things that went bad but after 10+ years of eating at Fratellos, tonight will be the last time ever. They have lost the business of 4 families.

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SteveW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as was service. Would have liked a salad with the entree.

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LauraR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Fratello's but this time we had a gift card that we received for Christmas. It has a Visa logo so it can be used everywhere. Well apparently not Fratello's. This not only happened to us being told our card was denied and being embarrassed but before us this also happened to an elderly couple as well. I wish we would have known ahead of time that all giftcards aren't accepted. Quite honestly the giftcard is what allowed for us to even go out for Valentine's day since we need to be saving money so this was pretty crappy but nothing we could do about it.

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vipMandDfoodiepicks
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch here. Both the lasagna and rollatini were fabulous. We felt well cared for and safe as it was not too crowded.

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CajunKatherine
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, terrific service. Looking forward to going back soon!

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Phil
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came to Fratellos for a special occasion and were very happy with our choice. This was the cozy authentic Italian place we were looking for and we were well taken care of by our server, Preston, who was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Definitely make sure you make a reservation as this place is always packed. We will be returning!

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Truther
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food prep and the entrees were top notch - really good. Great flavors. My order had a few errors - asked for salad dressing on the side - was not. Debated between salmon & chicken - and decided on chicken, but received salmon. My order was corrected. The bread rolls are very tough & chewy. For an Italian restaurant, the bread is a little disappointing. My husband returned from the restroom and an employee barked at him for not wearing a mask while standing. I politely told her that we have a letter from his MD stating that he should not ever wear a mask. She much later apologized for her abruptness. The saddest part about the whole mask thing is that people are made to believe that a mask protects them, when the science clearly shows mask wearing does not. What matters is our immune system and our level of Vitamin D among other things. Overall, I'm glad the restaurant is still in operation. It's very sad that so many businesses have had to close due to the politicalness of all this. Just my opinion.

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BriannaS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves Fratello ‘s! Their food is always fresh and homemade, the atmosphere is nice and the service is friendly. Prices are what you’d expect for a good authentic Italian dinner!

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CathyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Manicotti noodles were mushy. Waiter screwed up two orders.

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vipGforMe
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Attentive service. Try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food! They always have good specials but we love the veal, chicken or eggplant parmesan!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Fabulous food!

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DenDawg
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't want this gem being too well known because we live nearby & love going here without having to make reservation!
Compliments to the Entire Team - Chef, Service, Bar, & Management - EXCELLENT!

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Lovegoodfood
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The wit staff was friendly. The owner stopped by the table and explained some of the dishes.

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RalphG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating here - everything was delicious. Warm bread, amazing Caesar salad, delicious entrees & scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert!!! Highly recommend! Will definitely go back again! Oh, waiter was very friendly & informative.

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vipRobinM
Charleston
11 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
14 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
5 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
Charlotte
2 reviews
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
7 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.

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 532 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.