About Indaco

Genuine Italian flavors fill an airy, modern space accented by lime-wash, white brick, blonde butcher block and silver lighting pendants. An antique pizza peel dating to the 1850s hangs on the wall, portraying Indaco’s dedication to authenticity. The restaurant boasts a craft cocktail program featuring Italian classics such as the Negroni and amaro on tap and housemade Italian sodas. This concept introduces traditional Italian eating to Upper King’s booming, fine-dining scene. A 2,900 square foot restaurant, Indaco offers 100 seats inclusive of the bar and patio.

526 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 TO 10 PM
THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 PM to 11 PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(843) 727-1228

Website:
http://indacocharleston.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking
Street Parking on King

Executive Chef:
Elliot Cusher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Indaco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Casual (31)
Authentic (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Tapas (8)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined a day ago

Always a great experience! Fingerling sweet potatoes with prosciutto, ricotta, almonds and habanero were outstanding. Trevor is the consummate F&B professional!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere for date night. Good food, quiet setting, and awesome service.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Another nice meal at Indaco. Nate, our server, did an excellent job of pacing the meal for us. A slight hiccup with the hostess, however, who tried to put us at a high top in the middle of the room -- not our cup of tea, especially with many open tables initially. Overall, the food is innovative and good. The kitchen does not try to take on too much so the quality of preparation is very nice. Try Indaco for a different Italian experience (order something other than the pizzas, which are good but not distinctive). Can be loud and exuberant on some nights so judge your evening accordingly. If you want quiet conversation, go elsewhere and save Indaco for when you are in the mood for a casual, energetic environment. We will continue keep Indaco on our A list of Charleston restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and terrific service. Loved everything.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual Indaco was great! Fabulous treatment of every single dish. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusuve. Only thing I wish as different was the noise level. It was as expected but with an 87 year old, it was a bit loud. I did not request any special seating so if that is an option for people it might be worth it. We all had a great time none-the-less!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great innovative food with many decadent choices. Our waitress was outstanding and very attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Without a doubt get the crostini!!! Stuffed clams were great. Ravioli was on time. Nothing to complain about. Oh yeah, the olives were great.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’m sorry to say it was very disappointing .
Had to send fish back twice. It wasn’t cooked.
Only part of meal that was good was he pizza we ordered.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I LOVE Indaco, the staff and the food. I am such a foodie, and as much as my husband and I eat out, Indaco is our standard, go-to restaurant because we know we will always, always have a great meal. The appetizers are all excellent. The burrata changes a lot--as does their whole menu--but every preparation has been a winner. The pizzas are creative and so good. In the summer, get the sweet corn pizza when they have it, but warning that it's addictive, and you'll want it every night. The pastas are their staple. My husband gets the black pepper tagliatelle every time, and I try different things, with the cavatelli cacio y pepe as my current favorite. Get the three-course menu. You will never regret it.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Loved it. Leah was great! Get the Crostini...it's unreal. Also the Burrata appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and wine selection excellent. Patio seating probably best for daylight times. Love the ambiance of the in- house seating.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I loved the food. Everything was exceptional, especially the service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and drinks. Brought business colleagues from Colorado to dinner, and they loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was good. The two pasta dishes we tried were nice but nothing to get excited about. The lamb shank was excellent.
The restaurant is very, very noisy! Conversation was difficult.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant multiple times. We had a reservation through Open Table for an early hour so we could get a good table. We were given a terrible table and only when we declined and turned to leave did we get a suitable table. There were plenty of good open tables available during the course of our meal.
Not sure we will return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Popular place with great wine list. Interesting pizzas, but really too big for one person. Lots of menu choices.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Never disappoints!!! Always take people from out of town here. Love the food, wine and atmosphere. The service is great as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Terrific , fun Italian restaurant ! Food was delicious !! Atmosphere -cool vibe!! Terrific waiter!! Would highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent atmosphere! Madison gave us excellent service and the food was amazing!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Under cooked and very fatty meat. Overcooked vegetables.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Casual but upscale, Indaco has excellent food and our server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the food. We had a delicious caesar salad, followed by one of their homemade pastas and then the rib eye. Although the rib eye was delicious, I think they are more known for their pasta dishes. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 24, 2017

5th time dining there. Business, social, date...all appropriate!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Wonderful food in a great setting. The Apple Crostata for dessert was fantastic!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food excellent. Have been there each time we visit Charleston. Service great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Second time there. The food was fresh and incredible and the service was friendly and get attentive

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved our vivacious waitress who gave us great insights into wine and food. Meal was yum!!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had a lovely dinner! The house-made burrata was excellent... The Gnocchi we ordered... amazing! My friend had the Wreckfish and loved every bite. Our server was knowleable and very helpful. We will definitely dine at Indaco again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday night is half price bottles of wine!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great! Particularly recommend a bite at the bar! Good pizza and pasta!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Staff was friendly, and helpful with ordering! Meatballs were good, Brussels sprout pizza tasty, lamb was average, burrata was delicious. Fun space and busy!

We will return!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

great night celebrating my sisters birthday. We ordered the family style and it was great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Trendy atmosphere. Fresh ingredients and great food. Fine service as well. The wine list is interesting but limited to Italian wines (should open up to American wines, at least of Italian origin... Mondavi, Sebastiani ...). Overall, strongly recommended.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

At 10:00 PM on Saturday night, the hostess claimed they were fully booked for the rest of the night. However, when I opened OpenTable they showed open reservations at 10:00, 10:15, and 10:30. They only sat us after I booked on OpenTable as I believe they just didn't want any additional tables to serve
for the night.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Utterly exceptional! The food and the service is some of the best in Charleston. Ariana's recommendations are perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Santa Margherita pizza and the black pepper tagliatelle were delicious. Happy hour is a bargain and worth going for. Overall, just a cool, vibrant place with good design and food. The staff is knowledgeable too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic pizza and fresh pasta!! Lively atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Be aware this is NOT near the Historic District- a significant walk...over a mile on a very busy area.
Reservations made in advance a must.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We really enjoyed our meals and the ambience was great! Pizza was fantastic! Cool place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a good place, near to our hotel, but packed on a Thursday night. The food was good, but it was a bit hard to hear my wife, as she sat across the table from me.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent pasta and Italian dishes, the pork chop dish was a little pricey and tough

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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