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Gios Italian Kitchen

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10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7805
+1 843-237-8245
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Lemont, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we had was delicious. Excellent service. Best Italian food in Pawleys Island. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Joliboy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place..the atmosphere was romantic..the wait staff was wonderful, Chandler was our waitress and was so sweet and knowledgeable about the area, the food was delicious..we started out with the calamari..was good but do not expect the tradional calamari..what a unique twist with a peppery sauce, very good..my husband had the osso bucco, here again tasty but not... More 

Thank kim s
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had really good osso buco and eggplant Parmigiana with good bread, quick and friendly service, good value wine from a nice list, and a good price for a beach place. I will be a regular at Gio's.

Thank HungryWillie
east windsor, nj
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at many many restaurants in Pawleys Island. This was the best Italian food by far! We ordered grilled veggies and cheeses plate appetizers. Both amazing! Entrees of eggplant parm and meatball/sausage with pasta. The pasta is so delicious. And cooked perfectly. Eggplant fantastic. Got cannoli dessert. Crunchy outside and yummy inside. The service was great. Loved everything... More 

Thank melbre
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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173 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decor and atmosphere are very nice. The food was pretty good. Some dishes very good some ok. But they still need to work on service when busy. We went with another couple and the ladies ordered a salad to split, the other guy and I each had salads with our dinner choice. I also ordered a appetizer for the table.... More 

Thank KZ214
Western Springs, Illinois
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

After a local recommendation, we decided to try this restaurant on Valentines Day. We were a party of six and with a reservation we were seated immediately. The dining room is very nice, a cozy, romantic, and nicely decorated room. Our server, Sean, was very nice, professional, informative and attentive; albeit maybe a little new to the job/restaurant, but he... More 

Thank Tom P
Georgetwn, SC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Recently had dinner at Gio's with two other couples. The ambiance, food, and service were excellent. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, and she answered all our questions with great expertise. My wife requested her favorite Italian dish, which was not on the menu. Without skipping a beat our server said the dish could be prepared; it was served... More 

Thank Ardee22
Morristown, Tennessee
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It has been a couple of years since we ate here and I didn't remember it being this good! We had chicken piccata and chicken parmasean and they were both excellent. Salads come with the entrees and they were also great. I highly recomment this place if you like Italian food

Thank Judy A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We've dined here several times and we love the food! The service is very good too. We like that it is locally owned and not a chain. The Chicken parm is yummy and pizza is great!

Thank LALTraveler
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Our first experience at Gios. Definitely will return. Highly recommended. Warning! Small restaurant so if you're visiting on a weekend I'd recommend reservations. Nice inside. Lovely bar with great happy hour prices. I had the spaghetti bolognese. Ample servings of food. Delicious.

Thank AirSusan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7805
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-8245
Gio's Italian Kitchen is family-owned and operated. We offer traditional Italian cuisine and pasta, New York-style pizza, calzone, and stromboli, and refreshing salads. Have a seat in the beautiful dining room or join other patrons at the bar for our Happy Hour specials Monday thru Friday 4:30-6:30pm. We aim to please each and every guest, and will make sure you leave happy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?