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Renato's Italian Restaurant

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121 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306-2305
+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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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Spartanburg located in the heart of downtown. They have daily specials which are sure to please any pallet. The seating area is perfect for a romantic date.

Thank Ron D
Hannover, Germany
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with seven colleagues from a variety of home countries- and tastes. The starters (recommended by the owner, not on the menu) were excellent, as were the main courses ( fish, steak). The owner was happy to meet some Europeans, the service was attentive. We' ll be back!

Thank Inkomo
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to eat if one appreciates the subtleties of well prepared food. Some have described their food as bland. It is prepared in manner that does not employ strong sauces or an abundance of garlic to mask the taste of excellent ingredients. We found it to offer exceptionally well prepared selections with attention paid to every... More 

Thank Glenn S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a birthday dinner upon the suggestion of a friend. My friend couldn't eat anything she ordered. She asked for a change of the sauce on her pasta, which was grudgingly granted, but we were made to feel very uncomfortable for asking. The owner was in the dining area when she asked...upon hearing our conversation with the waitress,... More 

Thank cgriffisteach
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

Thank biendly
Charlotte, North Carolina
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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318 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 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

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 29306-2305
  • 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?