Chef/owner Michael Scognamiglio turns out a steady stream of delicious Italian dishes, making Bacco the insiders’ choice for good dining in Mt. Pleasant. Housemade pasta and gnocchi anchor the authentic southern Italian fare, and an ever-changing mix of secondi will have you gobbling up housemade eggplant parmesan and marinated sepia alla griglia. The hand-pulled mozzarella and savory fire-roasted olives are not to be missed. At lunch, there’s Neapolitan-style pizza baked in a wood-burning oven and rustic sandwiches made with Italian meats and that wonderful mozzarella. Simple but classy decor and eminently reasonable prices make Bacco a great regular haunt for Mt. Pleasanters and well worth a trip across the Ravenel bridge for everyone else. —Robert Moss
Dish (Winter 2014)
Southern Italian fare prepared from the heart and soul of chef/owner Michael Scognamiglio.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Best of Charleston winner, Top 50, Parking
Hours: L, weekdays. D. Closed Sun. & Mon.