Tucked away in a quiet corner of downtown Charleston’s Elliotsborough neighborhood lies chef Ken Vedrinski’s charming Italian eatery, Trattoria Lucca. Inspired by the ancient Tuscan city of Lucca, a place renowned for its olive oils, Trattoria Lucca brings the essence of Italian cuisine to the Lowcountry.
In a food-focused city surrounded by water, the list of restaurants with a view in Charleston, South Carolina, is surprisingly small—the list of waterside fine-dining establishments is even smaller. So when space opened up on front-beach Isle of Palms—a ten-minute drive from downtown—chef Ken Vedrinski of Charleston’s Trattoria Lucca jumped at the chance to help fill that void with his new Italian-inspired seafood restaurant Coda del Pesce (Italian for: “Tail of the Fish”), which officially began accepting reservations earlier this month.
New South Carolina restaurant. Chef and owner Ken Vedrinski’s newest venture, Coda del Pesce, opens officially today on Isle of Palms. The restaurant’s menu takes its cues from the sea but (like his other spots) still retains Ken’s signature Italian slant: dishes include octopus bolognese and grilled calamari with tomato and eggplant. You’ll want to eat the fresh catch and house-made pastas at a table near the floor-to-ceiling windows–we hear the the views are incredible.