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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
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Casual (30)
Authentic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Tapas (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Were in town for the afternoon, so we went early, 5:30 on Sunday. Service was attentive and informative. Because the crowd was still small, the noise level was low. Wine selection was very good and the pour was generous. We had crostini and sausage pizza. Yum yum. I don’t know why it has been so long between visits. If the noise level has kept you away, just go early,but go. We had a lovely evening.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Indaco for dinner on a Saturday. We had reservations at 9:15 and didn’t get seated until 9:45! Also the hostesses were rude. Other than those two issues the food was good and the restaurant has a good atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice dinner. Food was amazing and service was great. We will be back. Thank you!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Even though they weren’t crowded the service was mediocre. We were not offered the complimentary bread, had to ask another waiter for it. Asked our own waiter for butter to go with the bread. He stood around talking with his friends in the back for 10 minutes before bringing it to the table. By the time we got it , the butter was half melted and separating. I’m only saying that I would have a friend give it a shot as the food was good and maybe they would have a better service experience. I would not return based upon the service we received.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Tasty food. Thank you.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Asked for pizza crust to be dark (meaning browned), it came out black (as in charcoal). Couldn’t eat any of the crust. Can’t believe they would serve it to us.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2017

So very accommodating--we were early for our reservation, and got seated right away. Service was just right. We would try everything on the menu. Short, but wonderful wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and I wanted it to be a special night...Indaco did not disappoint! The atmosphere, the food, the wine selection were all amazing. Even the music they played were all artists we loved. I was able to call ahead and request a special dessert to come out at the end of dinner and we highly enjoyed their dark chocolate mousse with ice cream on the side. We will definitely come back!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was outstanding, and our server, Teddy, was courteous, knowledgeable, and lots of fun. We will definitely go back next time we are in Charleston. Don’t miss the Stuffed Clams!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Has become one of our ‘must do’s’ when we are in Charleston. Food is amazing. Can’t say enough good things about Indaco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was disappointing. Starter and main course came at same time. The waiter was very good and tried to compensate for our problems
Hard to compete in Charleston where so many good restaurants offer such good food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just can’t say enough great things ab Indaco. Can’t wait to return!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Teddy was our server and so knowledgeable and courteous. Complementary glass of champagne for anniversary. Would definitely go back

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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