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Villa Tronco Italian Restaurant

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1213 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-2815
+1 803-256-7677
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a recommendation from the place we were staying. Server was very nice and food was good. Charming place to eat with an extensive wine list.

Thank tkdmom1
Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Villa Tronco has the best Italian food in Columbia and may be in all South Carolina. A restaurant that has been there for many years and owned by one family! Every time our family have gone to this restaurant we have been satisfied. The owners are very friendly and makes the guests feel at home.

Thank KidfromKandy
greenville, sc
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Villa Tronco is what I call a fake restaurant: whatever happens there is done with the customer about 5th priority, but with dollars in priority spots 1 to 4. Yes most business need to worry about dollars, but they need to worry about customer satisfaction also. Here's my experience: First, the bread, touted as "Home-made" was perhaps made in someone's... More 

Thank judy h
Bishop GA
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were there a few days before Christmas. We were greeted warmly and waited on quickly in spite of their being crowded. There was even musical entertainment. The food was terrific! I had an apple-brandied pork dish. My traveling buddy had a beautifully prepared salmon dish. Big servings. Delicious!

Thank thirdsister70
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

After a show in town, we decided on dinner here. I liked the old feel and character of the space. I ordered the Saltimbocca and for $24 I was expecting something that didn't look or taste like a TV dinner. It was two tiny pieces of meat and very dry. It missed a savory white wine sauce. No fresh Sage...that's... More 

Thank Dixielily
Columbia, South Carolina
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had heard of this restaurant since moving to Columbia and always had it on my list. It completely lived up to the billing. Sure the decor inside is dated (probably renovated in the 70s) but has a real old world atmosphere. Superb food, cocktails, and service. Opera and Broadway musical nights are booked well in advance.

Thank drdon100
Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I took two business visitors to Villa Tronco. Normally, I try to order one of the specials, but this time got the crab cakes. Two others in our group also ordered the crab cakes. Everyone enjoyed them. The fourth member of our group had fettuccine. with chicken. He liked his also. Service was good and the owners welcomed us as... More 

Thank smitty237
Lexington, South Carolina
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260 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

1st impression: usually when walking in an Italian restaurant there is this wonderful aroma of gravy and pasta. The first smells were of musty old building. We ordered the antipasto to begin- very nice presentation, but the food had refrigerator smell-even the cold marinated zucchini and summer squash. We ordered scallops and crab cakes. Crab cakes were very tasty, but... More 

Thank Michele739
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner was delicious. We had a group of people that were being served and we had excellent service from the waitress. This was not my first time eating at the restaurant. Every time I have an a good meal and the desserts are divine. My personal favorite dessert is the tiramisu.

Thank Katherine W
Wexford, Pa
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The staff are wonderful, the food beautifully prepared, the drinks generous. The salad is to kill for - simple yet crisp and delicious. Portions are generous and made to order.

Thank polecat5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-2815
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-256-7677

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