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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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Indaco Ratings and Reviews
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!!!
We brought friends from out of town who ...
We brought friends from out of town who have sophisticated palates and wine expectations. They were completely impressed with the food, service and wine. Indaco has become our favorite restaurant to treat ourselves or our friends.
Indaco is an excellent restaurant. The o ...
Indaco is an excellent restaurant. The one draw back I find that lessens the dining experience is the noise level inside. The music needs to be low; since the louder the music, the louder patrons talk. Also, there is nothing to absorb the sound as it bounces of the ceiling. The food and service are topnotch.
Indaco was amazing. Our waitress was ve ...
Indaco was amazing. Our waitress was very helpful and recommended a pasta dish. We ordered a salad that was delicious. The pasta dish was a pasta bolognese with lamb. It was one of the best things I have ever tasted. We also ordered a margarita pizza that was very tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Indaco is an lively Italian restaurant w ...
Indaco is an lively Italian restaurant with a cool vibe (on a very energetic street). Lots of amazing-looking options on the menu. The table was split on their main courses. I thought the coco nip pappardelle was delicious, and another guest greatly enjoyed the black pepper tagliatelle. Two guests had the pork, and one found it good while the other thought it lacked flavor (he really liked my dish, though). We would definitely come back (I could eat the pappardelle daily, I think).
This was a great find! We were first ti ...
This was a great find! We were first timers in Charleston. When we asked local shop keepers for dinner suggestions, this place brought much praise. We liked the trendy ambiance and good people watching. The maitre D was SO friendly and helpful with the menu. Nice variety of wines by the glass. Every plate of food walking by was beautiful and plentiful. I thought the prices were excellent, except for the steak, which was out of line with the rest of the menu.
This was a special occasion-I was finish ...
This was a special occasion-I was finishing nine weeks of radiation therapy. My wife and I can't speak more highlight of what we enjoyed. She had the lamb belly and I had the octopus to start off with. We shared a margarita pizza.
We arrived early and sat at the bar. The bartender was not only professional he was proficient and engaging. My wife had a dirty martini and I had Johnny Walker Black label.
The winds with our dinner or just excellent and well matched.
The way the octopus was prepared and cooked us over the top. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the lamb belly. The crust of the pizza was superb. We will definitely return.
Congratulations, the restaurant is excellent. Kathy and Wendell Gray
Great spot on Upper King with a really g ...
Great spot on Upper King with a really great blend of terrific food, vibrant and energetic atmosphere, polished service and reasonable prices (the pastas, despite their hand madeness and farm-to-tableness are each priced too high). We were seated within minutes of our reservation time, our server was knowledgeable and every dish was exactly as billed and described. I would go back here tomorrow if I could.
This was the second time for us dining ...
This was the second time for us dining at Indaco, and our experience this time was just okay. We were celebrating Father's Day and my husband's entree for the price was ok at best. It had no flavor at all and for the $28 price was simply not good. The only reason we did not complain was because we were celebrating and the appetizers were great and consistent with our first visit a few weeks ago!
We could have eaten at a number of our favorite Charleston restaurants and had a better entrees at a better prices.
We frequent Indaco about as often as any ...
We frequent Indaco about as often as any Charleston restaurant, because we find the food very approachable and enjoyable, the servers gracious and vivacious and the patrons interesting. On this particular night everything did not go well. After sharing a salad, there was an extremely long delay having our entree pizzas served. Our server checked back with us as did someone from the kitchen to assure us that our entrees would be right out. The delay continued, but finally we were served and shortly afterward the chef came out to apologize for initially "messing up" our original entrees. Over our protestations, the restaurant comped our entire meal. While we greatly appreciated this gesture, the kitchen should have informed us much earlier about the problem. We realize that things happen, so in that case we would have enjoyed another drink and continued to enjoy our evening - we were in no hurry, and Things Happen. As it was, we kept wondering if we should continue waiting or just leave and catch something somewhere else. The pizzas were delicious and we certainly appreciated the magnanimity of the chef. Thus the 4-star rating.
With so many choices in Charleston, we h ...
With so many choices in Charleston, we hadn't dined at Indaco in quite some time. We were entertaining out-of-town friends and had looked forward to a nice meal. Generally, I'd have to say we were disappointed with the very limited menu. Salads seemed bland and over-priced. My husband's sausage pizza was quite a mess with poorly prepared veggie toppings and under-cooked center. I didn't like the beer that the waiter suggested but he never came back to see what I thought even though it was barely touched. Limited selection of seafood and wine for that matter both of which were on the pricey side. Service was just okay. We so wanted to impress our friends but left underwhelmed.
The food was simple but excellent. The b ...
The food was simple but excellent. The branzino fish was served whole, and was quite unique. The homemade pasta was outstanding, although the portions were smaller than expected and would require an appetizer to be satisfied. The place can get noisy and crowded but was lively, as was the service. Would recommend going early before the crowds.
Hoped for more
I've been to Indaco before and enjoyed it, and found the food to be very good. On this trip which was for an anniversary -- we left very disappointed. Server seemed as if he wanted to be anywhere else but there and not very attentive at all. Drinks were very slow to come, and the food was mediocre at best. That includes the recommended appetizer, and both our entrees. Maybe we just hit an off night, but very sorry we chose them considering all the options.
Indaco - Bar is the focus and not the food
We picked this restaurant because of the reviews. We were greeted by a hostess with "attitude". We were a few minutes late because of lost keys and I had called and told her. At more upscale restaurants, the hostesses were lovely and hospitable. Needless to say, she wanted to give us the hottest table in the back. After waiting another 15 minutes, we were seated somewhere near a fan. Nothing appealed for summer on the cocktail menu. Dinner was a very salty pizza and an non descript pasta with saffron, mint, crabmeat and lemon. Ingredients that might go together but ended up being a very bland kids dish from Macaroni Grill. The waiter did remove it from the menu. We skipped dessert which also didn't appeal. It seems to be a place where the bar is the focus and not the food.
Excellent Italian !
Loved Indaco. Menu was so good that it made decisions tough. Branzino was a stand-out, as was the duck pasta. Creative drink menu (excellent Moscow Mule adaptation called "Namaste here and drink" and delicious valpolicella by the glass). Romantic atmosphere and valet parking was a nice surprise. Highly recommend!
Good but not great
The ambiance was fantastic, great location on King Street. They have a nice covered patio area as well. The appetizers were fantastic, lamb belly was the best I have ever had. We really enjoyed the prosciutto and cheese platter. The pasta dishes were underwhelming. The service was ok. Our waiter would take a long time after we placed orders, didn't really follow up to make sure we were well taken care of.
Best Italian in Charleston
I take my family and friends to Incadco every time I get the opportunity. The food is amazing the service is unparalleled and the chefs menu is to die for. One of the really cool options is to choose there family style meal where you don't have to think about what you want the chef chooses for you and brings you a carefully curated 3 course meal for $45. If you are in the area I would highly recommend trying this restaurant.
Third time excellent pasta a lot of va ...
Third time excellent pasta a lot of variety menu always changing waiter very informative knowledgeable regarding Italian wines. Only negative was slow service and inatention to some of our needs Overall very good experience highly recommended. Good for groups
This is the 5th time I have been to the ...
This is the 5th time I have been to the restaurant and each time I have come away disappointed with the standard of the food. I love Italian food, but one word sums up Indaco - inconsistent. Either the apps are great and the main course bad or vice versa. I love the vibe, the interior and the bar, but the food is simply not that great.
Overall, I was disappointed. Each time ...
Overall, I was disappointed. Each time I have come the food has been worse. I ordered the vegetable plate and it was a small portion of hummus with mostly carrots. There are less food choices, smaller portions and it is more expensive each time. I won't be returning.
On the other hand, the wait staff was exemplary.
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