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Renato's Italian Restaurant

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121 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306-3265
+1 864-585-7027
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Enjoyed a great dinner while in town for business. The chef / owner came by and personally described and recommended the specials. My clients had grilled Welsh lamb chops that were fabulous (I tried one) and I had a pan-sauteed grouper with shrimp and scallops. It, too, was delicious. We sat at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Joe S
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Alto, Georgia
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Alto, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great dinner while in town for business. The chef / owner came by and personally described and recommended the specials. My clients had grilled Welsh lamb chops that were fabulous (I tried one) and I had a pan-sauteed grouper with shrimp and scallops. It, too, was delicious. We sat at the bar for dinner and enjoyed the two... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family and I visited here for dinner. Our service was very good but the food was average. The new restaurant is very nice but the acoustics are also terrible in this new building. I will be back but I will be cautious about what I order so that our bill is not as large as it was before.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everything was just delicious and beautifully presented! Nice atmosphere and our server was very attentive. We inadvertently had the "course dinner(?)", which was quite expensive - more like NYC prices than Spartanburg. We'll definitely go back though, and will order off the regular menu.

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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Poor service, over priced food, specials had no prices listed and were 2-3 x the entree price. I would never go there again.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We eat here on special occasions to keep it special. The food is always great and the wine list is extensive. Service is very professional and they always have excellent specials. It isn't a place we could go for an every day meal, but for special occasions, this is our number one choice!

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we love making any special occasion just a little more special! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Inman, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Old Renato's 5 Star, prepared special requested meals-all meals were exquisite. New Renato's dish had 2 spoilled oysters, removed remaining oysters and returned original plate without any additional offerings. Owner no applogy or offerings. After 2nd. visist, my $ 150 staying in my pocket.

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you had a bad experience, we always try and ask every customer about there meal after the first few bites, and can always come to a compromise. I wish I would have known about your bad oysters, because I would have jumped to replace or make up for your displeasure. Nothing has changed about the kitchen between... More 

South Carolina
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149 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We used to eat at the old location on a fairly regular basis and usually thought the dishes were outstanding. So we were looking forward to dining at their new location downtown for out anniversary. It was a Monday, so it was not too crowded. The hostess went to seat us in the middle of the room. I asked for... More 

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience, we do require reservations and typically people reserve the side tables when they call. We try as hard as we can to be fair and seat people as they request, but sometimes we are just unable to due to a lack of availability. I hope my waitress apologized for spilling water on... More 

Spartanburg
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurante is a high-end, white table cloth, Italian wonder in the heart of the South. Five star food, professional service - this is the place to take the gal on prom night for a high-brow dinner, or take the spouse for the anniversary celebration. Of course, if you just like gourmet Italian food, and bit of tasty wine, go... More 

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we're so glad to hear you enjoy the food, atmosphere, and service. We aim to please all guests as much as possible, and we love hearing about another great experience. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The ambiance is pleasant. Food was nice. The owner (chef?) stopped by the table and I found him dismissive to the other patrons at the table other than the one he knew. He also interrupted an ongoing conversation without so much as an "excuse me." Perhaps if he wishes to present a better class restaurant, he himself should be well... More 

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you appreciated the service and food. I'm sorry to hear you didn't appreciate the owners presence in our small family owned restaurant. We have many patrons that look forward to him coming out and speaking with them every day. I'm proud to say that our owner is present and takes the time to get to know and interact... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We really weren't planning on having a 'fancy' dinner but ended up staying anyway. The service was very good. The food, meh. The salmon was a bit overcooked but decent. My husband had pasta with meatballs and sausage. He says better than a chain but really not up to 'fine dining' status or prices. I guess overall for the atmosphere... More 

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Andrea M, Manager at Renato's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't wowed by our food, but our family recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. Everything is prepared fresh and made to order, and I personally speak to every table to see if their food is delicious and if not I immediately do what I can to make things better. I wish we could have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306-3265
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-585-7027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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