Best Italian Restaurants in North Myrtle Beach

Written by Marissa Polascak on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Craving your favorite Italian dish while visiting the North Myrtle Beach area? Don’t worry; North Myrtle Beach is home to several Italian restaurants that range from upscale fine dining to small eateries with more of a pizza parlor feel. If you’re not sure where to go, start with this list of some of the best Italian restaurants in North Myrtle Beach to help you decide where to “mangia!”

Benito's Brick Oven Pizza

Benito's Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta

1598 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC - Directions

Benito's is a cozy trattoria in North Myrtle Beach that serves up delicious, homemade Italian cuisine. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday, and open for dinner 7 days a week, Benito's Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta have become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Their menu features appetizers, specialty pizza, create your own pizza, calzones, pasta, meatballs, stromboli, as well as veal, seafood, and chicken dishes.

Benny Rappa's Trattoria

Specializing in Northern and Southern Italian dishes, Benny Rappa's Trattoria is a nice Italian restaurant in North Myrtle Beach that features tons of wonderful daily chalkboard specials. This is a great place to stop if you're looking for a casual fine dining atmosphere with an authentic Italian menu. Benny Rappa's is open for lunch and dinner, and they also offer a “Lunch on Time” menu for those who are on their lunch break. The lunch menu contains soups, salads, pasta, light entrees, and sandwiches. The dinner menu changes with the chalkboard specials, but includes a variety of chicken, veal, pasta, seafood, and more!

Chianti South

Chianti South is located in Little River, which is just a short drive from North Myrtle Beach. This upscale Italian restaurant has been serving the area since 1997 and prepares some of the best Italian dishes around. Chianti South's menu contains Italian offerings like antipasti and appetizers, pasta entrees, specialty pastas, Frutti Di Mare (seafood), Piatti Di Carne (meat), Specialita Della Casa (house specialties), and desserts. Oh, and don't forget to check out their award-winning wine list!

Gino’s NY Style Pizzeria

With four locations along the Grand Strand, Gino's NY Style Pizzeria has become quite popular among locals and vacationers to the area. Gino's North Myrtle Beach location is a casual eatery with the option to dine in, carry-out, or have your food delivered. Of course, the main attraction here is Gino's delicious New York-style pizza, but their menu also features appetizers, desserts, salads, subs, calzones, stromboli, and pasta!

King’s Famous Pizza

Receiving rave reviews from customers, King's Famous Pizza has been a favorite for locals and visitors for over 32 years. If you're in the mood for King's Famous Pizza, you have the option of dining in or take out. This eatery offers a variety of Italian and Greek dishes, however, pizza is the focus here. In addition to pizza, guests can order appetizers, pastas, subs, gyros, and desserts.

Midtown Bistro

Midtown Bistro is a family-friendly restaurant that is also a wonderful place for a date or a night out with friends. While Italian food isn't the only thing on the menu here, the menu is definitely jam-packed with Italian options. Among these Italian choices are: stuffed banana peppers, mozzarella marinara, chicken margherita flatbread, eggplant flatbread, antipasta, caprese salad, pizza, veal parmesan, Italian sub, and many other sandwiches and main entrees. 


If you're walking around Barefoot Landing and start craving some Italian food, be sure to check out Umberto's. This semi-casual, family-friendly restaurant has become a favorite spot for locals and those vacationing in North Myrtle Beach. Umberto's Pittsburgh-Italian Trattoria boasts a menu that is full of delectable classic Italian dishes. The appetizer menu is small, but the list of entrees is large and contains an array of dishes made with chicken, veal, seafood, steaks and chops, and pasta. There are also house specialties and desserts available, too.

Villa Tuscanna

Villa Tuscanna is owned and operated by Chef Veney who cooks up traditional authentic Italian food for guests. This friendly restaurant is great for dates, family outings, and more! The menu here features homemade food and is divided up into sections like: antipasti, insalata, pasta dishes, pollo (chicken), vitello (veal), house specials, and wine.


Sure, you can find a few non-Italian items on the menu at Martini in North Myrtle Beach, but the items on the menu here are primarily inspired by Italian cuisine. Start off your meal with an appetizer such as the mozzarella fritta or the meatballs grande (2 giant meatballs covered in marinara and mozzarella cheese) before moving onto an entree. Opt for a seafood-centric dish like the Seafood Pomodoro or the Pasta Vongole (linguini & clams in white sauce); chicken or eggplant parmesan; or a pasta dish such as the Martini Linguini (linguini tossed with grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, sauteed mushrooms, and alfredo sauce topped with Italian bread crumbs).

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