Indaco Kevin Getzewich Indaco
526 King St. (Amherst St.)
Charleston, SC 29403
Cuisine: Italian / Pizza / Pasta
Pasta is the heart and soul of this innovative Upper King Street establishment.
Openings: Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

Indaco Restaurant Review:

Located in The Boroughs section of Charleston's Historic District, this stylish Italian restaurant joins Steve Palmer's Indigo Road Group. A long dining room exhibiting photographs of pasta craftsmanship leaves no doubt as to what Indaco does. Sleek contemporary lines and lime-washed Charleston brick blend old-world and new, and an exhibition kitchen with up-close seating sets the stage for the repertoire of handmade pastas and rustic pizzas. Agnolotti, a little pouch stuffed with rich short rib, is tossed in the meat's braising liquid rendering a decadent but surprisingly light pasta dish. Carbonara is elevated with a tableside mixing with fresh egg yolk and a grating of cured egg yolk that acts like a finishing salt. A wood-burning oven produces delicately crusted pizzas such as one featuring Cerignola olives, mozzarella, Calabrian chili and basil. A vegan version can be made, too, sans cheese. The four-course family-style dinner is a good way to sample most of the menu. Sharing plates include baccalà, a salad, a pasta and pizza, and then a whole fish or roasted chicken with one vegetable dish. Anchoring the dessert menu is budino, a traditional pudding paired with salted caramel and dark chocolate shortbread. The solid, all-Italian wine list is organized by regions and lets those who frequent the place explore Italy’s diverse fruits of the vine.

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