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Permanently Closed - Sipango

4.2
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24 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Sipango focuses on seasonal, Italian-inspired cuisine using the freshest local ingredients. Sipango's menu features wood fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and daily specials. Located on iconic East Bay Street, just a stone’s throw from the Charleston Market. Event Venue and Private Dining Rooms also available for all your special event needs.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 24 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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benncole
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing! They had a great selection of wine and cocktails, and the food was incredible. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

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Milissa
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was delicious! The mozzarella al minudo was incredible!!!

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vipPatty
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food was very good. The amount of distance between tables was very good, and all staff wore masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food2service2ambience4

I came to this place day after opening and we loved it. We had whipped ricotta, shrimp pizza, cauliflower, brussels, and a pasta. Came back last night and none of opening menu was on current menu. They had whipped ricotta for happy hour only- we got there 10 min past and asked if we could have it for appetizer price and were told no. They place was empty for a Friday night. I know this is a tough time with COvID but turning away specialties on your menu to customers doesn’t work well For your appearance.
We order special halibut and was bland. The pizza was just pizza- meatballs nothing special. Shrimp picatta was good. Overall just ok. First night blew me away and now just overly disappointed after what I thought they could do.
I would highly recommend getting back to menu you had and allowing happy hour apps at all times.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back!

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Chasvis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Got the calzone. Mostly bread and no ricotta. Also got the salmon and a pizza and it was not very tasty at all. We had a table for 6 and no one at table was very pleased with the food. It was over priced for the quality.

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Cynthia
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several friends and I met at Sipango for dinner and were so glad we chose this place, as it’s new and we typically have a tendency to go to the tried and true places when we go downtown. We sat in the dining room, which is decorated beautifully. We enjoyed several delicious appetizers , my favorite were the Octopus and the Mozzarella al Minuto.
Everyone loved their entrees. I ordered the Chicken Marsala, it was DELICIOUS!
Our server was wonderful. I can’t recommend Sipango enough. We will definitely be back!

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vipJosephT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for a Birthday, and the food/service were exemplary. A must restaurant that feels like you are in Rome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Went with 6 friends for my wife’s bday. Ordered 4 martinis that were the worst martinis anyone had ever had. Appetizers were not bad but everyone’s entrees were terrible! Honestly to even call This place Italian is a joke. The sauce on the pizza and lasagna was way way way to sweet. The noodles were way overdone. All staff was very nice but just terrible food.

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vipBigsexy1
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good with a good level of service place looked just like last restaurant to be here other than a few paintings changed it was very quite as we arrived early and people still not going out due to covid

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vipfussyeater
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The choice of fish was $31 and $36. Definitely not for an advertised $$ restaurant. It’s a pub-style feel - wood tables in booths. You’d expect to pay those prices in an upscale restaurant. The staff, however was very nice and friendly.

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vipDMSPgh
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Did not like We had salad, pizza and lasagna. Servers were nice though

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AaronG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely new restaurant that made our date night great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marti is a fantastic waitress. Good knowledge of the menu. Overall selection is grand and the atmosphere is wonderful during a tough time. Thank you

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Johnb
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just something about the menu didn’t excite us. What we had was good. A few of the apps were too large for two people which made it difficult to graze the menu.. nothing bad nothing wow
Servers were very nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Datenight
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Is it fine dining or upscale pizza place? Depends on where you look it up. Either way, good was very tasty. Limited menu (from the virus?). Portions were average. Ambience was nice.

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AlinaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the food!!

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vipNeleh
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Margarita Pizza and salad. Social distancing was not a problem.

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CMC721
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the trip downtown to finally try Sipango, I had planned to visit before lockdown but they were unfortunate enough to open right before. So happy I did! The chicken parmesan is just the best I have tasted in Charleston. We had a couple of pizzas, the fungi and the prosciutto and pineapple. This pizza crust is insanely tasty! I can't stop thinking about it. The prosciutto and pineapple was my favorite, and they add peppers and lemoncello glaze to give it some tang - brilliant! Homemade mozzarella is to die for. I absolutely loved everything I tried at this restaurant! Also wanted to add that they really made us feel comfortable with the ongoing pandemic. Everything was very clean, we were 6 feet from anyone else, and kitchen staff was in facemasks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sipango is a new restaurant, and that showed when we went there for dinner this past Saturday night. My wife asked for a negroni cocktail with bourbon or rye instead of gin. She was first told that she could not have it because all the drinks were premixed; she then was told she could have it, and they brought her one. We ordered two appetizers to start. One was fried artichoke; the breading on the pieces of artichoke was so thick it obscured all the flavor of the artichoke and the dipping sauce added no flavor either. We also ordered steamed mussels, which had some potential in the flavor department but had been sitting out of the cooking liquid so long they were lukewarm-to-cool at serving. The restaurant is supposedly an Italian restaurant but there are hardly any Italian wines on the menu. Given all this, we gave up and left after the appetizers. The one compensation was that they comped my wife on the cocktail. This place really needs to get its act together to compete with all the really good Italian restaurants in Charleston.

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ErinG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed cocktails, salad, and lasagna! Lovely service and atmosphere.

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Goodeats
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Happened to find this new restaurant on Open Table. Nice decor, friendly staff. Food pretty good, esp the wood fired pizza. Good drinks...you should try it!

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Sipango offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 297-4443.

Permanently Closed - Sipango is rated 4.2 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.