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Travinia Italian Kitchen

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5074 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072-9255
+1 803-957-2422
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Contemporary American Italian Cuisine. Handcrafted salads, chicken, pasta,...
Contemporary American Italian Cuisine. Handcrafted salads, chicken, pasta, pizza, seafood, steaks and veal. Extensive wine list and gluten free menu. Kids welcome. Full service catering and private dining. Open for lunch and dinner
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST ITALIAN FOOD I'VE HAD IN THIS AREA!

I have never had a bad experience in this restaurant. Yes, over the years perhaps the chef has changed, so some things are different, but everything I've had is good to excellent. My fav is the Chicken Marsala, which for some reason is not good here in the Columbia/Lexington area. Wherever I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Pat M
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never had a bad experience in this restaurant. Yes, over the years perhaps the chef has changed, so some things are different, but everything I've had is good to excellent. My fav is the Chicken Marsala, which for some reason is not good here in the Columbia/Lexington area. Wherever I've ordered it I have been disappointed -- BUT... More 

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Thank Pat M
Greenville, South Carolina
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was more than excited to have dinner here because I checked the menu beforehand to find that there were numerous gluten free pasta meal options. I ordered a chicken pasta dish with artichokes. It was good but the pasta was cold - and it wasn't just mine. Others in our party said the same thing and they have been... More 

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Thank Brenda S
Lexington, South Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here on several occasions and have always found it to be fine dining with a relaxed and easy going atompshere. The wait staff is always very friendly and helpful with the very good menu.

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Thank Kevin W
Lexington, South Carolina
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure what has changed (maybe the chef is different, I don't know) but something changed some months ago. We keep returning hoping that it has been a fluke but now it's apparent that it is consistently not nearly as good as it once was. It is still a solid option - Lexington doesn't really have that many... More 

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Thank LexingtonTiger
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place. You must and I mean must get the Gouda Mac and cheese it is awesome. Everything I have had is great the spinach and goat cheese salad, pizza, lobster ravioli. Must go there if you never have.

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Thank Joshua H
columbia sc
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! Each time we eat at Travinia's the service is great and the food is always delicious. They also have the best gluten free menu in town and it isn't just bland salad and meat. This is our go to restaurant when we have visitors from out of town. It does get loud when the restaurant is crowded... More 

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Thank Gail R
General M, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Glad you love this place! We appreciate your business. You sound like just the customer that would really like our Loyalty Program! Just give your server your email address the next time you dine with us. We will do the rest. Great to hear from you. More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I gave my husband a gift certificate to Travinia's in his stocking. He couldn'the wait to use it, as we love Italian. He said his meal was in his top 5 of all time! I thought he was joking, really. He ordered the pork ribeye with polenta, along with a salad. I had shrimp with a lemon butter pasta, spinach,... More 

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General M, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

So glad you redeemed your gift card and you had a great dining experience with us. We appreciate your business. Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review. If you aren't a loyalty rewards club customer, make sure you ask your server how to sign up the next time you dine with us. I think... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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246 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We met here for a family Christmas time lunch and were treated wonderfully. We were given the wine room and were to ourselves. My wife had a Shrimp Messina well as her brother and his wife and they raved about it. My son opted for the chicken parmesan and I asked for Veal Piccata and had to pay more than... More 

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Thank Toothsc
General M, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Happy New Year, I'm glad to hear your family get together with us turned out very well. We appreciate your business very much. Our Lexington location has a wonderful staff and our private dining areas are perfect for any private get together you may have. Check our our website for weekly specials and come back and dine with us soon. More 

Campbellsville, Kentucky
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This was my 2nd time at Travinia. I knew it was going to be bad when the hostess said, "go seat yourself". We sat in the bar. There was one other table of customers in the bar and one person seated at the bar. Finally got a menu after 10 minutes. Another 10 minutes to get bread. Waited 25 minutes... More 

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Thank catman1_73
General M, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

First of all I apologize that this review has not been responded to sooner. Great service at all of our locations is top priority and very important in all of our customers dining experiences. This review has been forwarded to the VP of operations for his review. I hope you will allow us to make sure your next dining experience... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

My mom has raved about Travinia so I finally got to try it out while recently in the Columbia SC area. The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The bread you start with is wonderful! I didn't care for the spinach & goat cheese salad. The goat cheese was breaded & tasted too strong to me.... More 

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Thank Pinksatchel
General M, Manager at Travinia Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

First of all sorry it took us so long to respond, however we love to hear you will be back! Make sure you sign up for our loyalty program and start receiving instant rewards from us. Happy New Year! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5074 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072-9255
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 803-957-2422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Contemporary American Italian Cuisine. Handcrafted salads, chicken, pasta, pizza, seafood, steaks and veal. Extensive wine list and gluten free menu. Kids welcome. Full service catering and private dining. Open for lunch and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?