Limoncello

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Larkin's® Restaurants is excited to expand and open Limoncello, an authentic Italian restaurant. Join us for a great meal in a beautiful atmosphere!
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VR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We went during restaurant week because it fell on my Birthday as a bonus or so we thought. You get 3 for $35 and my favorite entree was on the menu Salmon Picatta. It was tasteless and the pasta was all stuck together in a big clump. I rarely complain but this was awful. Our waiter was wonderful and brought it back and got me a fresh one, same thing! I didn’t want to complain again so I asked fro some lemon wedges to flavor it. It didn’t work. I was really disappointed and On my birthday. It was disappointing to say the least. The kale soup was delish btw but at a regular cost of $6.00 and salmon Piccata $26 ....it meant you paid $3 for a dessert. No great deal there for sure. Won’t go back. Never saw a manager. Highly disappointed.

D
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Soup was over salted and unexpectedly spicy - I don’t like spicy. Disappointingly, they forgot to add the beans. The fettuccini alfredo was delicious. Homemade pasta ribbons were silky. Chicken couldn’t have been any more perfect. The tiramisu was good, but I’d have preferred it to be served with a spoon given that mugs are rounded. Also, it was better the next day since the lady fingers were allowed to soak up more coffee, maybe. Can’t wait to try other things in the menu!

C
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was disappointing this time, and the chocolate cake was dry. Probably try one more time since the last time was quite good; maybe the understudy chef was on this time?

L
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the whole experience here. The food is terrible, the service outstanding and the ambience is romantic. I love the flower gardens in the summer. When you go, ask for a table in the back room next to the window. Quite beautiful.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Second visit and won’t be back. Pasta is absolutely pasty and overcooked. Expensive for what you get

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best calamari in Greenville

CF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation via Open Table for 9pm. Showed up at 855pm and the hostess tells me they are closed. walked to Jianna and had an amazing meal!

JB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was great last time but uninspired this time. The menu didn’t change, there were no specials and everything was just average. Needs to step it up!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Seated in back of restaurant. Lighting was too bright. Music very low. Created for a cafeteria style dining atmosphere. Service was slow, food was mediocre for the prices. Too many other great dining options in Greenville to have this average of a dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Have never been to a worse Italian restaurant. Would not reccomend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was very slow! It wasn’t crowded at all and it should never have taken as long as it did to get our drinks, and the food was mediocre. Overpriced for pasta dishes. Won’t be returning.

M
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate here for Sunday lunch. They were not crowded, so it was quiet. Great, friendly service. Food was good, had the personal craft pizza. Nice experience.

JF
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had us in and out so we weren’t late at the Peace Center. Everything was delicious and everyone was thrilled to have been introduced to one of my favorite spots to eat!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant surprise. The service was amazing. We had tickets for a show at the Peace Center so we had a time constraint. They have a theater menu. The food was really delicious and came in enough time that we weren't rushed at all. The best salmon I've ever had, cooked to perfection with slightly crispy edges.

k
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just fair, there are a lot of other better restaurants in greenville for the money.

KD
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the capellini with shrimp and there were a good number of shrimp. However, I would have liked more sauce on the pasta, as there was not that much. It was too dry. My husband had the lasagna and the portion was huge. He thought that needed more sauce also as it was a little dry. We enjoyed it the next day, with some extra sauce we added. We loved the calamari. One of our friends had the scallops and she thought they were perfect.

OT
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the beautiful performance at the peace center. It was delicious.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful except the bathrooms were very dirty.

ND
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful main course...salad was so so...restaurant well located in downtown. Close to the Peace Center.

GG
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was NYE, so we kind of expected it to be loud and it was. Our waitress, Caroline, was superb. It was her first day at Limencello... how lucky for us! What a delightful personality and professional demeanor. We've had some terrible wait staff in the past. My husband and I shared a bottle of wine, calamari, a tomato/burrata salad and each had our own pasta dishes. Delicious! We will be back for another great meal, but only if Caroline is working and we can be seated in her section!

S
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

From the very start this wasn’t a good experience. We ordered prosecco, it was served in wine glasses. Music was playing very loud, we mentioned it but it was never turned down. Bread arrived with olive oil and - new fad that needs to disappear ASAP - a huge splash of balsamic vinegar. Since when do I want to dip my bread in a:salad dressing? Ordered ricotta toast and carpaccio for appetizer. Ricotta toast should not be an appetizer, weird combo and way to big. Carpaccio was good, but didn’t have a drop of olive oil on it. My husband ordered glass of red Tuscan blend. Beside the fact that it was not the right temperature it also tasted funny. Our waitress was nowhere to be found so we caught the eye of what seemed to be the manager. He seemed surprised about the wine but did take it back and brought another glass..he said they opened another bottle and this glass should be fine, he tasted it. Well, if he did he should have known that it tasted exactly like the first one. Our waitress changed it out for a different wine and this one was much better. My husband’s pizza was very soggy (obviously not a good night for him...) I had the crispy calamari, it was quite good. When the ‘manager’ cleared our table he started another discussion about the wine...acting like we had no idea what we were talking about (we actually do, but I’ll save that for another review). We also mentioned the undercooked pizza..another surprised look...what ever happened to ‘the customer is always right...’??? It was taken off the bill, though.
We had high hopes because the restaurant had come recommended by several of our Greenville friends, but obviously we will not returning here anytime soon!

c
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

All entrees were significantly less than expected. We had lasagna(had a burnt pizza crust on bottom and very little sauce, cheese or sausage), cannelloni (angel hair pasta over cooked) and Margarhetta Pizza (crust too tough to chew). Also romaine salad had significant pink rib. Definitely WOULD NOT recommend to anyone.

JB
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s a great spot and the food and ambiance were both outstanding. A little pricey but there’s a large range so will fit most budgets. We also took home enough lasagna for an additional meal to share so that was a bonus. We’ll go again for sure.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Long wait. Food was average at best.

L
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limoncello has greatly improved with the new management & menu options. We are frequent guests there and try to visit here on each of our visits to Greenville. The food is first rate and well done and we can't say enough good things about the service we have always received. I would never hesitate to recommend this place to anyone for lunch or dinner. It has the best Calamari of anywhere we have ever been and is a must for an appetizer. So for those who haven't been in a while because they were disappointed by the way things were, I would strongly urge you to give Limoncello another try. The management & staff will do all they can to make sure your experience at Limoncello is everything you want it to be. I can't recommend it highly enough.

SH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visiting Greenville. Truly enjoyed our meal and experience at Limoncello!

RD
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated right at the door and had our reservation for almost a month but the food was very good.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Ralph, thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear our food was to your expectation! We do offer several seating options and are happy to accommodate you anywhere you are most comfortable. Please give us a call next time you are hungry for some delicious Italian food and I'll make sure you get a "primo" seat! David Estling General Manager

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible from beginning to end. It was as though, we walked into an Applebee’s. The drinks we ordered had no liquor in them and no garnish, and three of us got mixed drinks. One of the patrons had to send their pasta dish back. Pasta was way over done, shrimp was not cooked and the cream sauce had broken...although, apparently it’s prepared ahead of time. Our pizza was barely done and lacking flavor. Frankly, I’ve had better pizza at every fast food pizza chain. If I could give the visit a “0”, I would. The fact that I had to pay for this horrible meal is even more disgusting.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to speak with me on the phone. I appreciate any opportunity to improve our culture and our cuisine at Limoncello, and I personally take reviews very seriously. I apologize that we didn't live up to our own expectations and let you and your guests down on the 21st. Feel free to reach out anytime if you would like to discuss further reservations. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, David Estling General Manager

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice place to enjoy dinner. close to center stage theater

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for the review Bob! Close indeed...right next door! Did you know we offer a 3-course Theatre Menu geared specifically for our friends attending Center Stage and Peace Center shows? $30 includes a choice of soup or salad, entree, and 'walking gelato', or upgrade to any dessert you like for an additional $5. We look forward to seeing you on your next show night out. Salute!

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CC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous. Hand made pasta, wonderful recipes on a menu not too cluttered with choices. It has a nice contemporary, city vibe with an old world feel with its wood and white table cloth décor. Casual dining with high-end quality.

FR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very flavorful meal, authentic seasoning, and attentive service. We will certainly return.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for the review Fred! We look forward to your next visit!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Atmosphere top notch, especially away from cold air entering front door. Food flavor good and ample servings. However, very poor service for a top-level restaurant. Wrong size plates, wrong utensils, slow order taking, slow recognition that we’re at front waiting for recognition, etc..

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Mike. I have addressed these issues with both our host and service teams. I have also made sure the kitchen received recognition for their hard work as well. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss further. I look forward to hearing from you soon! David Estling General Manager 352-672-2475

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OT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Anniversary dinner. No bread came until asked for. Problem with bill. All problems fixed but staff was definitely overwhelmed. Would go again as I have had much better experiences there.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Our bread service is an important step in creating a memorable evening and I have personally addressed this issue with the staff. Please give me a call when you are ready to make your next reservation to ensure a perfect evening. Salute! David Estling General Manager 352-672-2475

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ML
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible! Great service everytime we go! Definitely a go to for date night!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was quite underwhelming compared to prior visits. I will not be interested in returning. Service was fine.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Im so sorry to hear the food was underwhelming on your last visit. Please feel free to reach out if you have any plans to give us another try in the future so we can deliver a truly 5-star experience. Salute! David Estling General Manager 352-672-2475

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We arrived and were seated within 5 minutes. The server was polite; however, the service was somewhat slow. We had a show to get to (as did others) which may help explain. I ordered the scallops which were some of the best I’ve had. Great Gelato for dessert. Overall a very good experience. We will be back.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your review! We strive to take special care of our show goers as we know you have a limited time to enjoy your meal and feel comfortable getting to the show on time. The diver scallops with house-made linguine is one of my all-time favorite dishes too! Did you know we also make all of our gelato in house as well? I can tell you from first hand experience it is a total labor of LOVE! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Salute! David Estling General Manager

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m
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limoncello is one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Greenville. I would have given 5 stars had it not been for all three Cappuccinos' ordered being lukewarm.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about the cappuccino not being hot! I am a BIG coffee drinker myself and I know exactly how that feels. We have some cold weather heading our way soon, so please stop by. I will personally make sure you have a piping hot cappuccino in your hands to warm up with! On me. David Estling General Manager

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MM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seating was delayed. Food took an hour and not good. Poor staff tried but we learned later the chef had walked out before we arrived. Such a shame location and environment is nice but bad experience with friends.

Limoncello
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Michael. You definitely caught us on a bizarre night, and I apologize. When you are ready to give us another opportunity to show you an awesome evening, please give me a call. I look forward to making your next visit a fantastic one. David Estling General Manager 352-672-2475

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G
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Terrible service and mediocre food. Please don't bother.