Highly anticipated Italian restaurant Melfi’s opens today at 721 King St. at 5 p.m. The product of Tim Mink and Brooks Reitz, Melfi’s comes from the same group that brought Little Jack’s Tavern and Leon’s Oyster Shop to Charleston. Reitz and chef John Amato spent the past year eating around Italy to get the menu just right. While the official food and drink listing hasn’t been released, here’s what Reitz and team has to say about the restaurant on Resy:
Melfi’s is an Italian restaurant on Upper King Street from the owners of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern. We serve a variety of classic Italian plates, fried snacks, handmade pasta, and thin, Roman style pizza in a clubby, sophisticated setting. The bar places an emphasis on aperitif style cocktails, as well as a full section focused on The Negroni cocktail. Beers are served, as well as an all-Italian wine by the glass selection and a selection of coffees. We open daily for dinner at 5pm with many spaces being held for walk-ins, including our long bar and pizza bar.
So look for pizza, pastas, and Negronis. Here’s a tour through the Melfi’s dining room with Eater photographer Leslie Ryann McKellar.