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Renato's Italian Restaurant

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121 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306-3265
+1 864-585-7027
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely setting, so-so attention from pretentious waiter, bland and flavorless food with exception of burned sauteed zucchini, stingy on the soft bread, 'Insalata Caprese' had firm hydroponic tomatoes with no flavor. The cooking is NOT authentic Italian.

Thank sunlee2017
Union, South Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice décor, nice bar, nice service, nice menu. However, as a lot of places do, the waiter also recited three "our specials tonight are..." one of which was a single pork chop with a side and a salad. He did not cite the prices. I have had many pork chops in many different places, and they were almost always moderately... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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175 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tuna sashimi appetizer was amazing. The house salad was too vinegary. There was way too much blackening seasoning on the scallops, but other than that the blackened scallops and risotto was fine. The crème brulee was covered with whip cream, which would have been better on the side. Overall, for the price, it seemed the food wasn't quite up... More 

Thank Darci M
Greenville, South Carolina
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315 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great Italian place in downtown Spartanburg. The service is very good and the food top notch. The prices are quite high for the area, so it is not a place that many will frequent. Lunches run from 12 to 30 dollars per person. Bread is included, everything else is an upcharge; i.e. salad, soup, etc. They also... More 

Thank music_fanatic1
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Food quality is very good, Their sauce (or "gravy") is delicious. The wine list has many good Italian reds The hostess and servers are always friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The owner will come by and check on you too. Nice atmosphere with some cool images of Italy. I like their bar as well. Bartenders are always friendly. We visit often... More 

Thank Stevestrat
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The restaurant is elegant but warm and inviting. Everyone in our party of eight ordered a different dish. All of them were great!! My shrimp dish was wonderful. Very good wine list and service too.

Thank anne54448
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a top tier Italian restaurant, this is your place. Better than any Italian you will find in Greenville, the food is authentic and the decor is fantastic. The specials are tasty but ask about the price as they can be ridiculously high.

Thank mdsmit2
South carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Renato's is an excellent restaurant. The food is good as well as the setting. The menu consist of steaks seafood and delicious Italian dishes, they also offer many specials of the day. But I would definitely not be shy and ask the prices of the specials as they tend to be higher than the menu items. This restaurant has served... More 

Thank The-South-Carolinans
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was on a short business trip and they hosted 3 people for dinner. I enjoyed the quaint decor with plenty of parking in the rear (since on street parking is a prime). The choice of specials was varied enough that I didn't even look at the menu. Grouper with lobster sauce was delicious.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was surprised to find such a gem in downtown Spartanburg! Incredible food! Incredible service! Bit more expensive for lunch but totally WORTH IT! The lasagna was far and away the BEST I have eaten. It was completely homemade from the noodles to the sauce, very light, creamy, did not have a strong italian sausage flavor like many others. Incredible! My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306-3265
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-585-7027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?