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“Great atmospere and very good food.”

Fratello's Italian Tavern
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Fratellos Italian Tavern is an American Italian restaurant located in Mount Pleasant in the I'On Community, featuring Italian comfort cuisine with a menu driven by local seasonal ingredients and a homestyle feel. The word Fratello in Italian refers to fraternity or brother. It is this bond that our proprietor Richard Tuorto and Chef Kevin Bruntz had in mind when they shared favorite family recipes to create a unique dining experience.
London, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great atmospere and very good food.”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Visitors to Charleston sometimes ignore the outskirts of the city preferring to immerse themselves in the area "below the broad". I can understand that having lived on Meeting Street at one time but now, after staying in North Charleston for a few days, I can say that there are places to go and to see that should be part of your Charleston visit. Fratello's is one of them.

The small 40's / 50's strip of commerce where it is located is poised to become one of the places to see. I have no doubt that in 10 years this whole area will be packed with visitors and great clubs and restaurants. Before that happens, get yourself out there and have a meal at Fratello's. Once inside the restaurant / tavern you could be in Brooklyn. Brick and wood, but not the franchise feel kind of ambience; it all feels very original.

Married to an Italian with a mother in law who cooks everything from scratch could present a problem when comparing restaurants to Nonna's kitchen, but Fratello's measures up. The food and the service were both very good and great value for the price. But with Fratello's the joy is in the combination of friends, food and atmosphere and Fratello's in North Charleston offers one of the best places to dine in that area.

Break out of downtown for a little adventure! You will add it to your list of great memories of Charleston.

  • Visited August 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Italian in North Charleston”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Good food and friendly service. Excellent salads and house dressing. Could use an expanded beer selection. A little pricey.

  • Visited September 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Very pleasant surprise!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We have walked around this part of North Charleston several times and each time we were curious about Fratello's. Finally had the opportunity to try it out. Wish we had tried it much sooner! Absolutely love the outdoor seating! First impressions are everything and we were treated like family with amazing service from Brianna! She was delightful, very knowledgeable about the menu and specials, and very professional. Obviously the biggest, most pleasant surprise was the food. A "simple" salad turned out to be one of the best I have ever had with amazingly fresh vegetables and a ranch dressing like none other. The fresh bread served with their in-house oil is simply divine, and oh-so-addicting! My husband opted for the Fra Diavolo di Mare, which he has not stopped raving about and says was absolutely incredible. We will return...again and again!

  • Visited September 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tasty Outside Dining in North Charleston”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We chose to ear at Fratellos simply because there was outdoor dining available on a beautiful Friday evening in old NorthCharleston. The service was good, the food was excellent! It was difficult to choose from the menu as there were several tempting items on the menu. We selected the pork loin (which takes a little longer to prepare) and the salmon. The wait for the tasty food was not too long, meanwhile we could enjoy the live music from across the street and chat with friends passing on the sidewalk. The restaurant was doing a healthy business, so I guess the other menu items were also well prepared. The prices are reasonable and the chef came out to check with the diners at almost every table. Good, Italian food and a great atmosphere make for a wonderful dining experience!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great Italian”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We visited Fratellos for the first time last night and it definitely won't be the last. The atmosphere is very good. Staff was friendly and service was very good. We found the place because the chef from another of our favorite Charleston eateries has moved there. Could not have been more pleased with the meal. The Caesar salad was wonderful. I could return just for that. I had a great shrimp dish. If I had a criticism, it would be that the pasta needed more salt. My husband and son had a shark salad that was great. Desserts were to die for. Make a reservation and venture to North Charleston for a great meal with great prices.

  • Visited August 2013
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