Limoncello

4.2
1397 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Limoncello will be OPEN for Indoor and Outdoor dining. We will do our best to accommodate reservations during this time. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve basis. Please understand we cannot control weather. If there is inclement weather we will not be able to sit our outdoor dining area. We are currently not offering valet services to better service curbside pick up guests. There is limited street parking as well as the River St. Parking garage- 414. River St.

Support Limoncello during COVID-19

Offers

  • WINE MIXER MONDAYS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 3:15 PM - 8:30 PM

    WINE MIXER MONDAYS Every Monday from 5:00-9:00PM enjoy 1/2 off bottles of wine from our extensive Italian wine list! Ask your server for recommendations!
  • PROSECCO TUESDAYS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 3:15 PM - 8:30 PM

    PROSECCO TUESDAYS Our favorite day of the week!! Grab your pup and come out to the Piazza to enjoy $2 Proseccos all day & night!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1397 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
J
Jilian
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was honestly underwhelmed and a little disappointed. We dine at Larkins on the river several times a year. Expected the same quality at their Italian restaurant. The menu selections looked delicious, but were under seasoned and just “OK“.

AB
AmandaB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place! We enjoyed our lunch there. Everyone was very kind. We will be back!

RH
RebeccaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow, good drinks, Prosecco and caramel apple sangria were very good. Nice selection of different signature drinks. Had the meatballs and garlic knots to start and were very happy with them both. Husband wasn’t too enthusiastic about his lasagna. My shrimp and capellini tasted better the next day (but doesn’t most good food?). Cannolis were very good. Lots of pistachios and chocolate chips. Atmosphere was really nice for our anniversary dinner. Will return for happy hour and try the pizza next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was wonderful. Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Unremarkable seating inside
Food was average.
Service was awful
Waiter inattentive, slow, not proactive. I literally had to go find him in order to place our order. Waiter did not refill our water. Waiter did not remove appetizer tray or appetizer plates. Never removed the menus from table. Again, I had to go find the waiter to check out. Terrible experience.

LK
LindaK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We got there right before people were leaving to go to The Peace Center. As a result, service was a touch slow but the server was fantastic. The food was super yummy and the atmosphere is always nice there.

NO
NancyO
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had pre-show brunch here yesterday. Great food; slow service, but pleasant and knowledgeable server. Ordered dessert, but it was taking too long and we had to get to the Peace Center, so we cancelled it. Hopefully next time we’ll be able to enjoy one of their delicious desserts.

G
Gale48
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was our waitress. She was fast, friendly and helpful. We ordered the pear pizza and salads. The salads were delicious. The pizza was interesting. We liked it okay and may order it again or may opt for something different next time. We also had a bowl of gelato and enjoyed it. The strawberry flavor was good. The amaretto was divine. In sum we enjoyed our meal at Limoncello and likely will be back again.

I
Iluvdoxies
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only reason I chose 4 for food was that the zucchini fries appetizer was not warm. Other

DT
DavidT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very attentive and food was great. WE had a gluten fee diner and the gluten free pasta was excellent.

NB
NormB
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time, and we'll be back. The food was very good- particularly enjoyed the lasagna, which was our waitress ' choice of the 2 entrees I was considering. Our waitress was great- very friendly and helpfol.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a nice lunch with friends from out of town before heading to the Peace Center.

JF
JuliaF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, but disappointed this "Italian" restaurant doesn't serve bread with the meal. My Nonna would be shocked!

H
Harvey
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Will dine here again. Great location, close to parking and peace Center.

RR
RhondaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was incredible! Waitress not too attentive. Beautiful restaurant w to its a nice brunch selection.

GC
vipGentleCritic
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

BZ
vipBillZ
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to go for happy hour. Weather was perfect sitting outside, just warm enough good food and a nice cocktail. Outdoor seating is the best!

G
Gastro456
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice enough place and seemed to have a good bar. I was there for a late dinner on a quiet Thursday night - not the best time to judge the ambiance and liveliness of the restaurant. I ordered the eggplant parmesan. It was tasty enough and filling, but presentation was quite plain and the overall thickness of the eggplant was not as elegant as I've had in other places. For the price, I expected a bit more refinement in the overall dish and presentation. But I was not disappointed with the taste. Also, the wait-staff was very attentive.... great service.

DL
DonavanL
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to go on a Sunday night.

JM
JaneM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visit and certainly will not be our last. Wait person (also manager) was very personable and attentive. The outside dining area is spectacular on a beautiful sunny day

DE
vipDELICOUS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very pretty Italian restaurant.. the food was GREAT.. we got the antipasto for app.. 3 meats 3 cheese .. all good. Then had lasagna n shrimp capellini … DELICIOUS

JW
vipJeffW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

When I made my reservations to celebrate my wife’s birthday, I’d asked for a quite table off the main travel areas. When I arrived, we were seated right next to the door. Unsatisfactory! I’ll rethink a visit to Limoncello.

E
Ebonyd
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, outdoor seating was nice. Waitstaff was not very attentive throughout service.

JB
JerryB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful lunch outdoors on a beautiful SC day. Staff was friendly and attentive. My only minor concern was that the eggplant parmesan over pasta was only lukewarm when served. I did not bring this to the attention of our server.

J
vipJswanky
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not make a reservation yet it has shown up in my calendar. I live in Santa Barbara, CA. This is a bad marketing tactic and very dishonest.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ordered spaghetti and meatball for my 3 kids. All meatballs were raw. We sent back and immediately received new ones which were raw as well. We didn’t eat them and the waiter never came back to check and see how the second set was. The pasta was over cooked on all dishes. The chick parm was burnt and tough. We each ordered a glass of wine and the wine was over priced and the poor was like a glass of Prosecco. Very disappointing and will not go back. We were comped some gelato for our food.

NC
NCgeorge
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good. They understood we had a concert to get to and served us in plenty of time.

SN
SNicoleG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the restaurant. The hostess was very pleasant as was our server. Our server Jessica gave amazing recommendations and was very sweet.
I definitely will be back!

VR
VanessaR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we had wonderful service.

SR
ShaRich
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit. Unfortunately the food, although good, was not as good as the first time. It was also homecoming for one of the high schools and it was extremely loud and noisy. That may be why the food was not as good because they were so busy. We will be back probably in better weather when we can sit outside.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Limoncello. Food is fantastic and the service is great. Perfect place to eat before heading to the Peace Center.

F
vipFoodie
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our overall experience was good. We ate inside due to a wait for outside seating at 6:45 on a Sunday evening (did not see people waiting). It took 15-20 minutes for the server to come over. We asked to order at that time so we would not have to wait again. Our salads and zucchini sticks appetizer came out soon after we ordered. The zucchini sticks were thick and not cooked enough. We ordered the creamy Tuscan chicken, salmon piccata and eggplant Parmesan. There wasn’t a lot of chicken or spinach in the chicken dish. The eggplant dish was in a boat as described but the breaded shell was hard.
The food was just ok. We probably won’t be back.

L
Lilmama
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food & service

j
jeffersong
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Was seated promptly and very excited for our first visit to limoncellos , I knew it was a Larkins owned establishment and has high expectations. There was a wait before our server ever showed up , now during this time period I cut a lot of slack for this. Times are different now . We ordered our beverages and the garlic knot appetizer.
The appetizer was served quickly and was so so , the knots were very dense ,but okay. We order our entrees and a salad .
After about 20 minutes or so , I asked about our salads , I was informed by our server he didn’t know we wanted them before our entree as he assumed we wanted it all together. Not the best response but I started thinking not an upscale spot to be at .
He salads were good and then our entrees arrived very quickly lol . Ordered the lasagna and my wife got the chicken Marsala . My lasagna came in a dish , much like a fast food Italian place would do , not the end of the world but below my expectations. My wife did not enjoy her dish at all other than the chicken. The pasta was spaghetti and not angel hair or other thin pasta.
I think had I not assumed a larkins restaurant would always be the top of the line , I believe I would have enjoyed it more. Lower expectations here would suffice. I will not go back here as I know many Italian restaurants that always blow my mind and in this day and time it is probably best to support those then venture out based on a name.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The host could not find our reservation. Even after I showed the email confirmation. He said it was no problem to seat us but first chose a table obviously meant for late arrivals. We asked for a different table. Later we discussed the problem with the assistant manager who apologized and found our original reservation. Our booth location was fine, but had to work to get it.

Our entree selections were less than perfect. The shrimp preseco was pretty unflavorful. The chicken Alfredo was bland. The eggplant Parmesan was OK. I would think a good Italian restaurant should have fresh Parmesan grated at the table. And certainly ground pepper available.

Calamari was good and desserts were great! Wine was good although selection was limited.

Overall a disappointing experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food and service was good. Very disappointed in the happy hour beer. $3 Beer should be a full size glass , not sippy cup size… Went on to spend and tip a total of $90 for two, a full size happy hour beer is not too much to ask. Cannot recall having a beer glass that small in decades.

D
Drew
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experiences experience. We enjoyed outside dinning. Food and drinks were exceptional. Apple Mule is a must.

AL
AmyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best pizza and salads. Excellent taste and value!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was spot on! Definitely, will be a returning customer!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Went to try food in order to book large party. Food was so poor I would not bring my guests there.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Limoncello using the Order Online button. Limoncello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 263-7000.

Limoncello is rated 4.2 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Limoncello does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://limoncellogvl.hrpos.heartland.us/menu.

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.