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“Jim B” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alodia's

Alodia's
2736 N Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
803 781-9814
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Ranked #1 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Although located in a shopping center once you enter you forget! We consider ourselves polished casual.
West Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Jim B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I stumbled on this gem of a restaurant and now are frequent diners for the Sunday brunch. The service is excellent, the staff very friendly and the entres just burst with flavor. Neither of us have been disappointed with any of the courses. For us it is out of the way but well worth the time and effort to get there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Columbia, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“ANOTHER WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had gone to rent the wedding rehearsal venue for our son who is getting married soon and decided to go to Alodia's to eat afterwards. Everyone simply enjoyed everything they ordered. It was the best of Italian dining. The atmosphere was very nice, the service was outstanding, our drink never was empty{she was very attentive},and I can't say enough great things about the food. Every time we go there, it doesn't matter the time of the day, we have not been disappointed! So this just added to our wonderful memory of our time talking about the wedding! Quodos to Alodia's! We can't wait till we see you again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Little Mountain, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“a pleasant experience,,again...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hidden gem never seems to disappoint...they actually are not afraid to use italian seasonings...always great service!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blythewood, South Carolina
1 review
“Very nice experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Excellent, polite service, great food, very nice atmosphere. Will definately be back and would definately recommend

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional Service was High Note”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This little Italian restaurant delivered that kind of family-run feel where they take pride in making sure you are served well and we were. Our server was at our table whenever there was a need. Her attentiveness and friendliness was exceptional, making what would otherwise be just an average dining experience at least have the feeling of being special.

The food at Alodia's came out of the open kitchen nice and hot. The portion sizes were generous and the presentation was appealing. We ordered lasagna, baked ziti and chicken marsala, all of which were somewhat pleasing. The lasagna lacked a heartiness to the sauce to compliment the otherwise bland pasta and cheese. One of my dining partners who had the baked ziti reported a similar response to the red sauce on her pasta. It had good tomato flavor, but no depth. My wife found the texture of the chicken in her chicken marsala to be more stewed than sauteed, but the flavor of her meal was good. Overall, the food came across as enjoyable, but nothing to rave about for our personal tastes.

The dimly lit dining room provided a pleasant atmosphere that rounds out this Italian restaurant as a place worth visiting for it's friendly, excellent service and overall enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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