Genuine Italian flavors fill an airy, modern space accented by lime-wash, white brick, blonde butcher block and silver lighting pendants. An antique pizza peel dating to the 1850s hangs on the wall, portraying Indaco’s dedication to authenticity. The restaurant boasts a craft cocktail program featuring Italian classics such as the Negroni and amaro on tap and housemade Italian sodas. This concept introduces traditional Italian eating to Upper King’s booming, fine-dining scene. A 2,900 square foot restaurant, Indaco offers 100 seats inclusive of the bar and patio.
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 TO 10 PM
THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 PM to 11 PM
$30 and under
Complimentary Valet Parking
Street Parking on King
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Indaco Ratings and Reviews
I don't understand the poor reviews they ...
I don't understand the poor reviews they had. We had a wonderful table, amazing server and great food. Menu is extremely creative without being off putting. Italian in style without having "spaghetti and meatballs" on the menu. Our server was a pure professional as was all of the people that came to our table. Our anniversary was enhanced by going here for dinner. Thank you Indaco.
Absolutely fabulous food experience and ...
Absolutely fabulous food experience and great atmosphere. Wine list a little hard to decipher; could use details on each and would be nice if they offered a few wines other than all Italian. We started with a charcuterie tray of prosciutto, regiano parmigiana, peaches and flatbread with a honey drizzle. Refreshing! As main course, Tonnarelli, was our choice. The best homemade pasta we've tasted in quite some time tossed with light cream and mint and topped with lump crab. Add "Indaco" to your Charleston SC "to do".
Our server, Nate, was very helpful recom ...
Our server, Nate, was very helpful recommending his favorite dishes which were all stellar. Pickled shrimp were outstanding as well as the tuna We also had the garganielli and for a person who doesn't like lamb it was amazing. The fresh mint and roasted tomatoes were the perfect compliment. Next time, we save room for dessert!!
Wonderful birthday meal at Indaco. Servi ...
Wonderful birthday meal at Indaco. Service was attentive, atmosphere was great (even early on a Sunday night). Great addition to growing dining scene on Upper King St. Took advantage of fantastic half price wine special to taste a Barolo that ordinarily would only be for special, special occasions. Loved the pickled shrimp appetizer and the goat cheese salad to start.
Indaco proved to be a great Italian gem ...
Indaco proved to be a great Italian gem in downtown Charleston. We have a small child and don't get many date nights, but we decided to give Indaco a whirl and it didn't disappoint. Their meatballs were amazing as a starter, the pasta with crab along with the rabbit were incredibly mouthwatering and the dessert pulled everything together. Great wine selection at reasonable prices. Thanks for a wonderful dinner!
Our server and her helper were outstandi ...
Our server and her helper were outstanding. The server was able to describe the dishes perfectly. The polpette were outstanding as was the bursts. Some of the main dishes were not as hot as they should be, but the flavor was very good.
Great spot on upper King. Staff friend ...
Great spot on upper King. Staff friendly and welcoming, great service, food and atmosphere. The cauliflower appetizer was an unexpected and delicious start and the crust on the pizza was divine! Thanks for a great evening...
The pizza and pasta was absolutely delis ...
The pizza and pasta was absolutely delish, very upscale and tasty with unique flavors! The ambiance of the restaurant was super cool too, highly recommend this place to anyone looking for quality food in a cool, energetic restaurant.
Food was excellent. Staff was happy to l ...
Food was excellent. Staff was happy to let us take our time with ordering while we chatted. Manager was very informed on pasta dishes. Server wasn't very familiar with wine list, but she managed through it well enough for our limited knowledge as well.
Second time at Indaco. First visit was w ...
Second time at Indaco. First visit was with five people and we had chef's recommended three course dinner. Second time was with three people and we shared a couple of apps, then each ordered a larger dish. Indaco is all about sharing. Don't go thinking about a traditional "entree"-driven meal experience. The restaurant is best enjoyed by sharing a variety of small and large plates. Service is professional and unhurried, ambience is casual and friendly. I highly recommend the chef's selection - and I think the restaurant is ideally suited for four or more in a party. I will definitely go back!
I visited with my teenage children. We o ...
I visited with my teenage children. We ordered two pizzas to eat in restaurant and one as carry out for my wife.
We ordered the sausage and the margarita pizzas. The sausage was not your ordinary sausage. The pizza had very good quality sausage. The peporcini peppers made the pizza and gave it a nice zing. Crust was very good and pizza was topped with uncooked arugula. Awesome pizza. My daughter said the margarita pizza was the best version she has ever had.
Meh. It was just ok. Much better itali ...
Meh. It was just ok. Much better italian at other places nearby on the peninsula. We split an lamb dish and a pizza. The lamb was good, the pizza needed work. The on tap gin and tonic was too bitter. Wine selection was good.
On the plus side: Indaco serves up far b ...
On the plus side: Indaco serves up far better-than-average Italian fare, especially its crunchy-chewy pizzas and pastas. And it's so trendy and filled with beautiful people that you might be tempted to imagine you are trendy and beautiful too. On the downside, there's nothing really special about Indaco, either. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a cafeteria with wood accents. Service is fast and perfunctory. The by-the-glass wine offerings are just so-so, and our waitress wasn't much help in navigating them beyond her memorized talking points. While we were there, a large party was enjoying themselves at the long elevated table at the center of the restaurant. I thought: if I came here again, I'd come with a big group and take that table. And I'd probably have a wonderful time. But if I wanted to concentrate on the food and the ambience and the wine, I'd go somewhere else.
Loved it. Nice and fresh modern industri ...
Loved it. Nice and fresh modern industrial interior, comfortable seating - even the high stools at the bar tables - great wine list and delicious food. Creative dishes. The waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend.
Indaco's food was nothing short of amazi ...
Indaco's food was nothing short of amazing and the service we received was absolutely outstanding! I took my best friend for her birthday and they made it incredibly special and overall a wonderful experience. We will definitely be returning with more friends!
Indaco is always delicious, but this din ...
Indaco is always delicious, but this dining experience was extra great because of the service. We had to wait for 20 minutes for our table as the previous diners were not in any hurry to get up. The staff was very apologetic, and upon finally arriving at our table the manager offered us complimentary cocktails. That was awesome! Then, during our appetizer course, they also sent out an order of meatballs (which were incredible). Although it was not their fault that we had to wait so long for our table, the staff certainly tried to make up for it and we greatly appreciated it.
Ordered the ribeye . Noting the $52 cos ...
Ordered the ribeye . Noting the $52 cost, (and the most expensive item), I asked about the tenderness of the cut of meat. I always eat filet, and was reassured that this would be excellent quality. The meal comes on a large butcher block on top of onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes. The large bone from the ribeye in on the block, and the meat has been sliced and arranged on top of the vegetables. I ordered mine "medium plus", expecting it not to be charred on outside, but pink and fully cooked on inside. The first time it was brought to me, I sent it back to be cooked further, as the meat slices had red, uncooked centers. Our waitress kindly took it back. When it was returned, it was still somewhat red in the center. The meat was so tough and full of fat, and I must say, did not have any flavor to it. I know it was a ribeye, so I took my chances, but the amount of fat was unappetizing and difficult to chew. I am shocked that this meal cost $52.....it does come with a wonderful twice-baked cheesy potato, which basically was my meal. I could have gone to Halls Chophouse and had a fabulous 8oz. filet for that price. We will not go back.....although, the others at the table had pasta dishes that they thoroughly enjoyed. Interestingly, my friend said she had reservations to go there on a recent visit to Charleston, and heard from others that the food was not that good and overpriced. They cancelled their reservation....they were smart.
I have enjoyed Indaco in the past becaus ...
I have enjoyed Indaco in the past because it is in my business neighborhood and the Manhattans were great and the food was consistently good. My last few visits have been disappointing. The four of us were going to be seated on the banquette in the window but because the restaurant was fairly empty we asked for a table out of the sun and away from the front door. The host grudgingly let us move and unhappily explained she was trying to seat early diners on the banquette so she could get the table cleared for a party of 16 coming in. The food and general vibe of the restaurant have declined. For example: what was once great burrata is now a poor consistency burrata served on a messy plate with melon very few tomatoes and a couple of soft pita slices . The octopus appetizer was really disappointing with the soffritto overwhelming the small bit of octopus on the bottom. The cavolfiore was mostly cauliflower and had too much vinegar. The pizzas we ordered were okay but not what they once they once were. The Tonnarelli with crab was probably the best dish at the table that night.
I'm Italian American, I cook, I love foo ...
I'm Italian American, I cook, I love food and I'm usually disappointed when I dine out. Not at Indaco. Our daughter was with us too, she works in the culinary industry and hates most everything she eats, except the meal we had at Indaco. Compliments to the chefs and crew for an all around perfect experience.
Griffen was fabulous as always…we've bee ...
Griffen was fabulous as always…we've been to Indaco several times and we are never disappointed. Always easy to get reservations even last minute and it's our go-to place when we just want some really yummy food!!!
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