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“Great food with a view”
Review of Coda del Pesce

Coda del Pesce
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is a rare restaurant that has good food and a view. As usual chef Ken has another winner.
All the pasta is house made including the hard pasta made with Italian flour with a new pasta extruder from Italy. This is the attention to detail that Ken is known for. The crudo of fresh local flounder was superb. Aranchini (little fried balls) of tuna was rare inside and crispy outside, not
an easy task! The pasta with fresh clams used tiny sweet clams that are never seen in this country. This is a place well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Wonderful food in the main part of IOP. Wouldn't bring children but great for adults and could be quite romantic with a walk on the beach afterward! Food was excellent.........loved everything that we ordered and the service was superb even though this was essentially their opening weekend. Thanks Ken for bring your Italian magic to IOP!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Is it possible to wait even 45 MINUTES and hear by the waiters not professional "Hey guys, the kitchen run out of fritto misto..."? It's happened to us at Coda del Pesce. A great restaurant needs to have a control of the kitchen. We was very disappointed about what happened after this: the pasta that we have ordered in the same time of the "fritto misto" does not arrived after 20 minuter of waiting. Overall time of waiting: more than one hour and no food. We decided to give up. The manager did not does something to be really kind. We live in Charleston and we are italian, every day people ask us "please, say where do you go to eat good italian food?". We really can't suggest Coda del Pesce. In any case, at 10pm we went to another small and humble Italian place and we had a great fritto misto. This was a wonderful surprise. We are very sorry for Ken that is a very good chef.

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2  Thank Donatelladp
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

The food was fabulous!! The drinks were excellent. Wonderful atmosphere and cannot say enough about the fresh pasta and seafood. Pricey, but worth every penny!!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Had a good dinner at Coda last week while in town. Excited that there are new offerings in IOP and I love Luca in downtown Charleston (same Chef/Owner) so it was a no brainer. We had the Tuna Arancini and the Calamari. Both fantastic. Fazzoletti and Red Snapper for entree's. Equally great.

While you have views of the ocean from some tables we were sat in the side room to the left. I specifically called 10 days in advance when making the reservation for a table in front of window as it was a special event. Nothing was available, I asked again before being sat. I wasn't happy about that. I could have gone downtown and spent $250 on a bill like this one and not had a view and had great food, that wasn't the point to this meal though.

The decor feels a little cold to me. The atmosphere just never felt inviting. It is hard to explain. Overall the food was good. I am just not sure I can justify dropping $250 at a place like this with a bottle of wine. Too many places downtown.

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