Member Spotlight:

Sharing Italian roots through house-made indulgences and warm, friendly hospitality

This member spotlight was originally published in August 2023. 

Indulge in the essence of Italy right in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC at Limoncello, one of the city's most unique Italian restaurants known for its inviting outdoor piazza and simple, home-cooked dishes rooted in the owner’s Italian heritage. Located near the Peace Center and Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace, the restaurant is an easy one to add to your must-visit list for those seeking an authentic taste of Italy while visiting the city that Forbes named, “South Carolina’s Most Charming Town.”

The restaurant places a strong emphasis on using locally sourced and fresh produce, which adds a touch of local charm to the dishes. Behind the scenes at Limoncello, one will find their chefs hard at work combining old-school traditional dishes with local inspiration. Be prepared to enjoy their saucy meatballs, tempting seafood dishes perfectly paired with Tuscan wine, and homemade Limoncello or gelato. And don't miss out on their fantastic pasta, salads, and gluten-free options that will have you craving a return visit to Greenville soon.

Limoncello's commitment to quality goes far beyond cuisine and the level of service that locals have come to expect from the Hammond family who also manage nearby Larkin’s and Grill Marks. Perhaps one of the most interesting hidden secrets is the olive oil used at Limoncello, which is sourced from a family olive orchard in Italy owned by descendants of the owners. By combining the best of both worlds, Limoncello creates a unique culinary fusion that transports diners at this neighborhood eatery to the experience you might enjoy around the dining table in a simple, country home in Italy.

Beyond its delightful cuisine, the restaurant’s turf piazza, nestled amidst lush landscaping, a fountain, and quaint seating arrangements sets the stage for unforgettable dining under the open skies. And on Tuesdays, don't miss the chance to savor prosecco on the Piazza for only $2.50 – a delightful way to make memories with friends, family, colleagues, and even your four-legged companions.

As a visitor, you're certain to be captivated by the same magic that keeps locals coming back for more as you prepare for your visit soon. With every dish served and each glass of Limoncello raised, this beloved Italian gem leaves a lasting impression on all who create memories within its walls. 

Limoncello’s doors are open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, and they serve a delightful brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.

Limoncello is located at 401 River Street, Greenville
Catch up with their happenings via Instagram before you go! 

Exterior patio at Limoncello in Greenville, SC