Chianti South - Little River Restaurants & Italian Restaurant Reviews

Chianti South

Italian Restaurant in Little River

Chianti South
Featuring the most authentic Italian cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area! A restored colonial home under majestic live oaks sets the tone for an evening of unforgettable culinary delights.
Chianti South
2109 Hwy 17 North
Little River
843-249-7888
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 72 user submited reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Chianti South

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-10-2013
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Our shrimp, bass fish and chicken dishes were very tender, very fresh, delicious, and perfectly matched with sauces! The bread and pasta wer just right, the veggies gently seasoned but still a tad crisp (good!), the bar drinks were delicious and fast, and the servers were attentive and helpful. Seating was lovely and fast but we made a reservation. Very clean, classy, and very impressed! We will recommend this to our clients.
ref: 26600

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-06-2012
Longs, South Carolina

We went during the non-tourist season and the food was not very good. The shrimp in my dish had a very strong fishy flavor-old. My husband's chicken tasted almost rancid on one corner. The bread was hard enough to crack teeth. We were really disappointed because we had heard such good things about the place. I doubt we will ever go back.
ref: 25932

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-25-2012
Sarasota, Florida

This is a old home converted to a restaurant the ambience was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the food was phenomenal ! We were a party of 7 and everyone was impressed! It is on our return to list.
ref: 25656

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-16-2012
Franklin, Massacheusetts

We visited Chianti South two years ago, but because of major illness, could not return. The food at the time was great and the service was way above average, I ordered the dish called Mussells Marinara and the mussels were the sweetest I have had plus the sauce or gravy that you would call it was superb. All food was excellent and the quantity was also. We will definitely go back again.
ref: 25580

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-11-2011
Calabash, North Carolina

This is the place to go if you want to relax, drink some wine, enjoy your Italian dinner, receive excellent service and go home full, satisfied, and happy.
ref: 24271

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-10-2011
Albemarle, North Carolina

Visited this restaurant on October 4, 2011. Another wonderful experience at this fine restaurant. Food was most excellent, as always. This is our favorite Myrtle Beach dining spot. Our waitress, Amanda, was first rate. Next time at the beach, I'll eat there again. Not cheap, but well worth the money.
ref: 24129

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-26-2011
Chesapeake, Virginia

Always looking for a good Italian restaurant while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. The old Tony's (now closed) was a long time favorite. However, tried Chianti South tonight and definitely give it a thumbs up. Good food and Great Service, I will definitely be back.
ref: 23457

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-30-2011
Little River, South Carolina

After a rather upsetting visit on April 3, 2011, our family decided to return on June 29, 2011 because the food is just awesome. We were delighted to be so welcomed and enjoyed the visit. The food here is so wonderful, home made pasta and everything cooked to perfection. This is the busiest time of the year and getting this quality of a meal is great. They must have given the past server's an opportunity to explore different avenues as it was obvious they were not people oriented. Thank you Chianti South for a great experience.
ref: 23109

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-07-2011
Little River, South Carolina

We walked in a the place smells musky. We order a lasagna that we paid just 16.00 for that was not very good. The salad was awful,and the bread had no flavor. We will not be back. Olive Garden is cheaper and taste more authentic.
ref: 22883

Food:Top Rated
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:05-16-2011
New Paltz, New York

The menu had many great choices and the food was excellent. I had gnocchi and my wife had campanelle. We have been there several times before and everything was fine. The service was horrible this time and ruined a pleasant dining experience. It was a weekday night during a slow week in the area and there was no need to have such bad service especially since we arrived prior to the busy time. We were seated promptly in the room near the bar which was ok, but after the waitress took our order she disappeared. The bus boy served the meals and cleaned the table. We waited for the check which never came so I contacted the host who brought over the check. After waiting for someone to pick up the check, I finally brought it over to the host and he took care of it. We like the restaurant, but if the service is going to be like that we won't return. It appeared that our waitress had one table in our room and must have forgotten about us as we never saw her after giving the original order.
ref: 22622

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-29-2011
Calabash, North Carolina

Let me preface my comments by stating that I do not have any financial interest nor am I realted to the owner or any service staff members of the restaurant. I read the review of April 3rd, and found it very difficult to believe what I was reading. I and my family were at the restaurant that evening and were in very close proximity to the table that submitted their review. Our observations as to the service provided to that table was very much different from what was in the review. The waitress and hostess both handled themselves in a very professional manner, and went out of their way to try and accomodate the table. We have brought many people to this restaurant and have always experienced top quality service as well as food. We certainly will be going back and bringing others with us. I quess free deserts weren't on the menu that night!!
ref: 22494

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-15-2011
Wilmington, North Carolina

This was our first dinner at Chianti South. We started out at the bar and had fantastic service. Our table was held until we finished at the bar. I really enjoyed the attention we were given by the owner and waite staff. They made you feel like family. The food was fantastic begining with the fresh bread and salad with an amazing blue cheese dressing. Our party of 4 ordered Crab cakes , Antiposti salad , neoki , and chicken parm. The food was outstanding. We highly recommend the Chianti South and will be back soon. !
ref: 22364

Food:Top Rated
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-04-2011
Little River, South Carolina

On 4/3/2011, I brought a party of nine people to the restaurant.Our waitress was one of the worst I have encountered in many years. She seemed either too busy with other tables or was preoccupied with something. We were bringing people new to the area for the first time. We were forced to asked other employees to find our waitress on seveeral occassions and when we addressed our problem to the Hostess, she was rude and unresponsive. I have enjoyed previous trips to this restaurant, but last nite forced me to reconsider going again.
ref: 22254

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-09-2010
West Berlin, New Jersy

My husband and I visited with our friends who live in Little River, and they suggested we all dine at Chianti's. So glad that we did, the food was superb and the service was wonderful. As someone else mentioned, the bread was great; I couldn't stop eating it. Will definitely go back there again.
ref: 21222

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-17-2010
Munhall, Pennsylvania

My husband and I found this place while golfing in sunset beach. we love Italian restaraunts and this place was absolutely a hidden gem. definetely the best italian food I ever ate. Quaint and very romantic. High quality food and impeccable service. I had the veal margherita and my husband had the veal parm. Best ever!!!! We can't wait to go back. A must for people looking for local favorites!!!!
ref: 20311

Food:Top Rated
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-25-2010
Calabash, North Carolina

Top notch restaurant ruined by a poor server. Been there a number of times. This is the first time that I found service (our server) to be sub par. Somewhat unfriendly. Seemed unfamiliar with the wine list. (I had to actually show her the list and point to the wine we wanted.) Seemed very rushed. (I only saw her with one other table besides us.) Never poured wine as it was needed, even stood by the table while she watched me do so. Waited some time for her to return to ask about desert. We had waited long enough and simply asked for the check. I will return, but will politely as for someone else if she is assigned our table again.
ref: 19918

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-17-2010
Calabash, North Carolina

We are locals who often dine at Chianti's. It is our favorite restaurant on the Grand Strand, this is where we take our guests. We have never had an unpleasant experience there. The staff is wonderful, Arturo, the host, is an absolute gentleman who wants our visit to be the most pleasant. The food is outstanding and the value is superb. This is the total dining experience.
ref: 19804

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-18-2010
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

This is the best Italian food I've ever eaten. The atmosphere cannot be equaled anywhere on the Grand Strand and the service is first class. Can I make reservations now for July? Only eatery we've discovered that carries my wife's favorite vino (Witness Tree). See you folks again, real soon.
ref: 19036

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-04-2010
Little River, S.

I am only 13 and i love this place!! It is the only italian restraunt i fell comferatabe to eat in. I love this place i will most likley come back soon. Thank you!!!
ref: 18931

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-26-2010
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Well worth the drive from just about anywhere. By far our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is superb, wine outstanding and the service staff is polite and friendly. My wife and I are celebrating our 33 year anniversary this weekend and yes, the dinner will be here at Chianti South.
ref: 18586

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-08-2010
Rochester, New York

It's difficult to know where to start. Just an outstanding restaurant. We are from western New York state, where we have a large Italian population with great Italian restaurants to match. We are ourselves Italian, and love to cook. This is the best Italian food we have ever had at a restaurant anywhere. The closest to this is in Little Italy in NYC. I had the gnocchi, which I highly recommend. I make this dish homemade myself. Theirs is fantastic. Great sauce. Others in our party had pork chops stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella, in what was described as an amazing marsala sauce. Also a seafood pasta dish with sundried tomatoes. Everyone raved about all the dishes. Aside from this, the Italain bread was so fantastic we could have made a meal out of that and a salad. On top of everything else, the service is incredible; friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, etc. Some on this site have mentioned that this place is pricey. We all thought the prices were MORE than fair given the quality of the food and service. When we return each year this will be our first dinner out. Probably second and third too. Congrats Chianti South. This is how a restaurant should be run! Nice job. Thanks.
ref: 18432

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-02-2010
Middlesboro, Kentucky

I am definately looking forward to visiting again. I am always satisfied with everything from the authentic italian cuisine to the comforting atmosphere of the resteraunt. I recommend this place to everyone. The bread and olive oil is to die for. Yum!
ref: 18375

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-07-2009
Delmont, Pennsylvania

If you want an excellent menu of authenic homemade Italian food, then this is your place! Every dish is carefullly prepared and served and hot to your table. The staff is very hospitable and they make you feel like you are right at home.
ref: 17805

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-12-2009
Dayton, Ohio

Three couples had six different meals and all were well prepared. Waitress was excellent. Do you folks have a cook book by chance? Thank you
ref: 17435

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-29-2009
Abingdon, Virginia

At easter my beer had a july date on it. The waitress said all was like that. On sept. 27, 2009 my beer has april date on it. Do they not know what skunk beer is? it's old beer. The waitress this time told me that beer has a shelf life. I did not proceed with the conversation. Also, there were plenty of tables available but another party wa seated next to us and the waitress for them had to rub her rump on our table just to pour one of them water.
ref: 17298

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-04-2009
Toronto, ON

This was our best dining experience in Myrtle Beach. The wine list was extensive and obviously chosen by an adroit sommelier. The olive oil and parmesan cheese were imported from Italy and bread was imported New York. The pasta was surpurb. We are returning to Myrtle beach from Toronto in Sept 09 and one of the main reasons of returning is to eat at Chianti South once again. Do yourself a favour and try this amazing restaurant.
ref: 17007

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-01-2009
Little River, South Carolina

Ate here last week! Thouroughly enjoyed the beautifully landscaped deck and courtyard under the trees! We felt transported!!! Service, as always, was excellent, as was the food.
ref: 16958

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-13-2009
Abingdon, Virginia

Take it from an Italian....Great food! Good atmosphere.
ref: 16691

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-11-2009
Eldersburg, Maryland

Excellent from when we arrived to when we left. Reservations are a must. The service was superb, the food was fabulous, the wine list was huge but very manageble.
ref: 16644

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-09-2009
Newtown, Pennsylvania

The best Italian Restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area. I plan on making Chianti a must every time I go to Myrtle Beach.
ref: 16609

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-28-2009
La Plata, Maryland

Despite arriving during the peak dinner, were served quickly & efficiently. We had the veal special offered that evening & a seafood stew combination that exceeded our expectations. Since the wine list was extensive, we had the wine steward select us a bottle resulting as an excellent choice complimenting our meal. The Italian food & flavor is outstanding and a definite recommendation for those seeking an authentic Italian meal with atomosphere & service.
ref: 16345

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-12-2009
Raleigh, North Carolina

I've had Italian food all over the world, NY, SanFran, Ottawa, Montreal, Caracas, Santiago, BuenosAires and I had one of the best meals I've ever had here this weekend. The stuffed banana peppers were to die for and the Tagliatelle was home made and melted like butter in your mouth, will definitely be back !
ref: 15975

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-29-2009
Iron Station, North Carolina

Had the stuffed Sea bass special on saturday night and it was to die for!!! Can't wait to go back. Vicky the waitress was very nice
ref: 15764

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-27-2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

My wife and I first had dinner here several years ago and our memory of it was not favorable. We couldn't remember why we did not enjoy that experience and decided to give it another try. Whatever caused us to have negative thoughts was completely erased after a wonderful dining eperience last night. The service was excellent and the dinner was one of the best we have had in the North Myrtle Beach area in many years. I missed Tony's when they closed and I still do but we have now found a new favoirite for an excellent authentic Italian dinner. We highly recommend this restaurnat.
ref: 15158

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-20-2009
Clemson, SO

I'm typing this entry on March 20, 2009. We just dined at Chianti earlier this week, March 15. It was again outstanding. The attention to detail here is great, and it's a restaurant we've dined at now four or five times. We had always passed by it, but didn't really consider dining here until we saw the commerical advertisement for it on BeachTV while staying one summer. The chops are great, and the fettucini alfredo is the best I've ever had. I can't say for certian if this is the best italian restaurant on the Grand Strand. We've only dined at Rossis and Giovannis back in 2002 on our honeymoon when it was open. But if Chianti South isn't the best, it's pretty close. The only negative is that if you go here, you WILL pay. I dropped $168.00 here Sunday, not even including the tip. I had the veal chop, with a side order of fettucini, two beers, my wife had one glass of one, fettucini with shrimp, my daughter had the same and my son had fettucini. Food, service,atmosphere, attention to detail, experience, it's excellent, but this is by no means a cheap establishment. Be prepared to pay a pretty good chunk of change.
ref: 14278

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-09-2009
Montreal, QU

We are from Montreal and 2 yeras ago bought a condo at Brunswick We spend 8 weeks a year there and make sure to include Chianti at least and sometimes 2 x a week when we are there. Arturo is excellent as are all the waiters and watresses,. I usually have the veal margarita and it is perfect. The wine selection is out of this wrold and nothing compares to the home made blue cheese dressing. I have sent may other people there who visit us and they all love the place. Will be there again in a couple of weeks. Ian and Linda Montreal Quebec
ref: 14175

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-25-2009
Timonium, Maryland

My husband got steak which was delicious and perfect, but this is an italian restaurant and his pasta was soggy and sauce salty and bland. My crepes "something" was tasteless. We were seated immediately because the place was not crowded but our dinner took almost an hour to be served. The veal chops that my friend had were at first over-cooked and then the 2nd time, totally raw. The salad was simple green leaf, nothing else. I was very disappointed in our over all meal.
ref: 14058

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-19-2009
Hoboken, New Jersy

We are 4guys who go golfing every march and this restaurant is tops on our list it makes us feel like we play golf to pass the time away just so we can eat at Chianti South auturo and frank couldn t be more accomodating we get a table big enough for 6 cause we fill it up we even no the table by number so when we make a resv its done we got it the wine list is one of the best anywhere and auturo knows his wine try it you won t be disappointed.
ref: 14011

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-17-2009
Bayville, New Jersy

Great Italian Food. We try to make it there every time we are in Myrtle Beach. No complaints!
ref: 13984

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-02-2009
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

My husband and I have been coming to Myrtle Beach for several years now. We ALWAYS make a point to dine at Chianti South every trip. It is without a doubt the most consistent restaurant in terms of quality of the food served and the food is always excellent. My husband thinks the mussels are the best of any restaurant. It is a dining experience not to be missed in Little River, SC.
ref: 13550

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-15-2008
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Have been there three times since moving to the area last year and it has always been uniformly excellent. Great service and a very interesting menus with a wide selection of specials. Highly recommended!
ref: 13072

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-15-2008
Kingston, New York

Everything about this restaurant was top notch. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the Myrtle Beach area
ref: 12814

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-30-2008
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Consistently excellent! I recently had the veal chop after a long hiatus. It was arguably the best I've ever eaten, and I often order it wherever I go. Kudos to the management and staff for a continual job well done!
ref: 12632

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-11-2008
Greeneville, Tennessee

After waiting for our dinner for three hours we finally left. We never received an apology from the manager or the waiter. Acutally the manager tried to make us pay for the salads we finally received. We did pay for the wine we drank. Other tables that had reservations after us were finished and ready to leave and we had yet to receive our food. We will never ever go there again although we used to recommend this restaurant to friends. We can see that it has clearly gone down hill.
ref: 12361

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-11-2008
Greeneville, TE

Horrible! horrible! I have never experienced anything like this! sat for 3 hours and never received our food! the manager offered no compensation for the experience and even wanted us to pay for the "salads" we did receive! do not go there!!.
ref: 12347

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-11-2008
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I have been coming to Myrtle beach almost every year for thge past 10 years, either a "buddy trip" or most recently, family vacations. This is a "must stop" for Italian cuisine. i have never been disappointed. I'll be back this July as well.
ref: 11351

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-23-2008
Wallingford, Connecticut

Excellent dinner - Veal Shank was tremendous. The wine list was endless, great selection....nice outdoor deck. The only drawback was the wait - we had a 7:30pm reservation and weren't seated until 8:30pm. It seemed as though thy were understaffed, only one bartender while the place was a madhouse.
ref: 10759

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-22-2008
Stamford, Connecticut

One of the better italian restaurants at the beach. Owner knows what he is doing. Food is genuine Italian.
ref: 10746

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-04-2008
Little River, South Carolina

You are paying more, but this isn't exactly an applebee's, it's great food, and they have more than 2 wines to pick from. I loved the seafood alredo, to die for, YUM!
ref: 10529

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-03-2008
Manorville, New York

FANTASTIC! We are from NY and were worried about getting a nice Italian meal. This place was great! Best things about this place: The Water (yes, even the water tastes great!) The bread is to die for! They give you a real glass of good wine! The blue cheese dressing will ruin you for all other blue cheese...never had better! Each dish was authentic and DELICIOUS! I know I sound like a commercial, but we will go there every time we visit. Service with a smile makes it even better.
ref: 10515

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-27-2008
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Discovered Chianti's by accident this year. We had gone with friends to Calabash and found the restaurants were really crowded. Returning, I saw Chianti's and remembered that I had read a great review of the restaurant. This is now on our list of "favorites." Each of the four of us had something different and no one was disappointed. Our waitress was efficient and friendly. Food was outstanding. Since we are "snowbirds," we will definitely return to Chianti's.
ref: 10420

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-14-2008
New York, New York

We had the salmon and crab meat special. Food was delicious and good sized portion. We highly rcommend Chianti South.
ref: 10290

Food:Top Rated
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-08-2008
Calabash, North Carolina

Everytime I am in the area my wife and I make it a point to dine at Chianti's. We have been at the restaurant 2 times in the past 2 weeks. This time I will have to say that the food was excellent, but the service was less that satisfactory. We were seated promptly based on our reservation, but had to wait a long time for our server to come to our table. After placing our order he came back twice ... once because he couldn't remember what dressing my wife wanted on her salad. The second time was because he couldn't remember what my wife had ordered. We waited a long time to have our meals served,(others who arrived after us had better results) but when we did they were great. Even with this experience we will be back and would recomend Chianti's to our friends. Also, please note that the last time we were in the service was excellent. Hopefully our server tonight (Male) was having a bad night and that the next time it will be better.
ref: 10233

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:11-24-2007
Little River, South Carolina

I went here with my fiance to meet his parents for the first time. They are italian, and like the restaurant. When we got there, they had made reservations and were already seated, and then when we came to join the family of 6 they had us crammed into the smallest room in the place!!!!! If you know italians then you know that they love to hug and kiss. Well this was a fiasco considering that the 4 other tables crammed into this room were occupied by others, so meeting the parents was a lot of chairs and tables being knocked over. So we got a lot of dirty looks by the other people. To make matters worse, the waitress we had must have had 17 tables to handle at the same time because it took her forever to get us refills. Lastly, when we did finally get our food, the waitress kept leaning over me to hand other people their food, and sure enough, she dumped the entire plate of oysters and sauce all over my head, shirt, WHITE PANTS, and into my PURSE!!!! she quickly apologized, and then continued to SERVE the rest of our party, not bothering to get me any towels, or anything to wipe up. Needless to say, i would've thought that they might had at least comp'd my meal, but they didn't!!!!! It's a shame too because the food is decent, but the service is AWFUL!!!! (at least that lady was) My entire future family has not been back since!!!! We continue going to Luigi's even though it is further for us!!!!!
ref: 9313

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-19-2007
Little River, South Carolina

Every time we eat here we are always pleased. The dinners are always consistently delicious. We can never break away from ordering the Eggplant Parm and the Tilapia special. The stewed vegetables served with the meal is the best.......service and staff is always great!!!!!
ref: 8917

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-08-2007
Houston, Texas

One of the most knowledgable and friendly waiters ever encountered. Food was a wonderful surprise. The appetizer - banana peppers and italian sausage was as good a start to a meal as all eight of us could ever remember. Every aspect of the meal was excellent.

Asst Pro at Oyster Bay recommended we eat at this restaurant. This will become a must for future golf trips to Myrtle Beach.
ref: 8703

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-15-2007
Leesburg, Virginia

Although we own a home in the area, we still commute - we love Chianti South and try to visit as often as we can. The food is consistently wonderful and the service is really outstanding - it is a keeper and it is worth the trip to see the lights in the live oak tree!!
ref: 8282

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-11-2007
Troy, New York

Traveled to the Carolinas on vacation from upstate New York and saw this restaurant and decided to stop and try it. We were not dissapointed, the food and staff were wonderful. We made new friends on this trip at the restaurant and now stop evertime we go south. We highly encourage anyone to eat here.
ref: 7530

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-11-2007
New Baltimore, New York

Our family has been coming to Chianti South for years and thoroughly enjoy the food. We have three children who all like different types of food and they always find something great on the menu. Our favorite is the hot seafood appetizer that we all share and the seafood combination dinner that we order fra diavolo. We have told numerous friends and relatives to come here and they have never been disappointed. We are from upstate New York and the owners originally started their business in Newburgh, over an hour south of where we live. Great news for us since we have a second home in MB and are here quite often. Call for reservations and you won't be disappointed either!
ref: 6878

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-18-2007
Tucson, Arizona

Everything about this restaurant was excellent, the service, the food, the atmosphere... As we were finishing dinner we realized we were going to miss the last episode of the Soprano's, we ended up sitting at the bar, having desserts and coffees and watching the series finale! We couldn't have had a better experience. The staff is wonderful! I'm originally from NY and I can say, Chianti is definately an authentic Italian restaurant!
ref: 6385

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-22-2007
Clemson, South Carolina

This may be the best Italian restaurant on the Grand Strand. The staff is among the nicest, most professional you will ever encounter. I had the veal chops when we went down in March, and they were perfect. The demiglace and potatoes were spectacular. My wife believes Chianti's Fetticuni Shrimp Alfredo is the best she's ever had. We also agree that their house merlot is also the best we've ever had. A wonderful dining experience, and we plan to go back again when we visit the strand in June.
ref: 5572

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-04-2007
Supply, North Carolina

We've had dinner here many times and have never been disappointed. This is definitely on our "keepers" list.
ref: 5291

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-19-2007
Wall, New Jersy

Being from New Jersey, where there is an abundance of Italian restuarants, and the quality in many of them is top-notch, Chianti South can move here anytime and shine above all others. The food was nothing less than excellant. James at the bar was friendly and welcoming. Arturo went out of his way to make us feel welcome. It does not get any better.
ref: 5152

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-29-2006
Charlotte, North Carolina

We have been vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach for 20 years and have passed this restaurant numerous times on our way to Myrtle Beach for dinner, never noticing it or stopping to try it. I read the reviews on it here and we decided to give it a try. We have been twice within 1 month, everything we have had has been excellent. The bread they serve beforehand could easily make a meal: Very crusty italian with a wonderful soft interior, served with olive oil and parmesan cheese....I'm drooling already! My husband tried the lentil soup, insisting I at least try one bite. I have hated lentils since childhood, but to appease him I agreed to have one tiny bite. Needless to say, I am now a big fan of their lentil soup, it's not to be missed! Please try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed!
ref: 3316

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-18-2006
Conway, South Carolina

The calamari had so much stuff on it you couldn't taste it. My lasagna was so saucey it was ridiculous, plus it had a piece of zucchini in it ...I'm not coming back.
ref: 3146

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-08-2006
Calabash, North Carolina

Went for the first time and loved it. We are from the Boston area and always compare italian restaurants to the ones in the North End. Chianti South was equal if not better than some we have gone to in Boston. Loved it!
ref: 2969

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-13-2006
Little River, South Carolina

One of our favorite places! Never had a meal we didn't like here.
ref: 2430

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-25-2006
London, ON

We discovered Chianti South a few years ago and now it is a must every time we visit the Myrtle Beach area. Really fine Italian cuisine here, and classy but not expensive. Can't wait to go back. The wine list is fabulous, and the Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio does not disappoint. Love the huge LiveOak tree outside the window. The staff and owners are friendly and attentive. Their website is fun and informative.
ref: 2315

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-23-2005
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ever been to Italy? This is true to the Chianti region.

Try the polenta as an appetizer.

Alll dishes are great.

Total preparation in the Italian style.

Music and atmosphere are so good.

Take it from a local, the best.
ref: 1334

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-05-2005
Little River, South Carolina

We had dinner here last night with family visiting from out of town. Ordered lasagne and mannicotti and the rock shrimp appetizer. Everything was excellent!
ref: 529

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-23-2004
Conway, South Carolina

fantastico..went out with the hubby for a romantic night..and it was....great service...excellent Italian food...great marinara.....good wine list...this is a definite worth it place.
ref: 106

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-04-2004
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Chianti's is one of my favorite places. From the manicotti to the meatballs to the specials, their twist of authentic Italian delicacies is one of the best on this beach. A little far north of the heart of Myrtle Beach, but definitely worth the drive.
ref: 67