Fulton Five

Row 1

5 Fulton St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-5555
$ $ $ $
Mon–Thu: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM

When a restaurant is voted the most romantic in Charleston, a city that’s full of romantic restaurants, for 17 years in a row, you know that it’s onto something. And it is: the simply appointed dining room, with its dark wooden chairs, white tablecloths, and celadon green walls, is unassuming, restrained, and refined in a classic and classy way.

The menu is Italian all the way, with appetizers including bruschetta topped with seasonal vegetables, insalata di mare, and insalata di funghi with grilled seasonal mushrooms. Pastas include traditional ragu alla Bolognese, braised beef short rib ravioli, and orecchiette with poached lobster and crab. Secondi include a daily fresh fish, chocolate and espresso-rubbed filet, lamb chops with parmesan polenta, and grilled bone-in veal chop. Appetizers and pastas average $10 and entrees average $35.

Thanks to homemade pastas that are perfectly cooked and balanced, an emphasis on quality ingredients, classic recipes from Northern Italy, and elegant, simple rusticity, one visit will be all it takes to convince you that Fulton Five really is the most romantic restaurant in Charleston. 

Foursquare Tips

  • New York Italian
  • The grouper special was the best I've ever had.
  • David is an excellent waiter.
  • Fantastic Food!!! The staff is amazing. Try the La Doccia Chianti Classico Riserva - only 3500 bottles produced.
  • Try the mushroom salad, it's awesome.
  • The cozze were delicious!
  • The Osso Bucco was outstanding! Had the Orange cheesecake for dessert with a tawny port wine, which paired rather nicely if I do say so myself. David took good care of us. We will definitely return.
  • Always a destination on a trip to Charleston. Great food!
  • Best Italian food in Charleston. You must try their Pork Chop, the best.
  • Decent food. However I would eat inside as the patio is VERY buggy. They should at least make an effort with repellant candles or lamps.
  • The Antipasto Spoleto-prosciutto, mozzarella, wrapped in romaine leaf grilled warm with a tomato balsamic dressing is spectacular. Chocolate espresso rubbed filet & service great too.