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.

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    Ken Vedrinski’s Italian fare finds a perfect setting on IOP

    Charleston City Paper

    It begins with small delicate slivers of local sea bass. The smell is sweet with a hint of the sea, its hue a translucent pink, and the texture smooth, eventually dissolving on your tongue. Preserved lemons add zest and color to a plate dressed with the finest olive oil and slices of Calabrese chiles — a perfectly balanced dish.

    After the crudo ($12), big lumps of fresh blue crab mingle with a crowd of al dente gemelli that’s tossed in a vibrant, citrusy pistachio pesto ($24). A perfectly seared triggerfish dressed with roasted tomatoes sits on a bed of vermicelli in a beautiful pool of lavender lambrusco Vidalia onion crema ($27).



    Renowned Charleston Chef Opens New Restaurant on Isle of Palms

    Carolina Travel Planner

    Charleston uber-chef, Ken Vedrinski, of Trattoria Lucca fame, recently opened Coda del Pesce, a new Italian influenced restaurant on Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Located 25 miles south of downtown Charleston, the restaurant, underwent a complete renovation paying particular attention to design elements to highlight the impressive seaside backdrop.