10. Trattoria Lucca, Charleston, SC from The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Outside Italy (Slideshow)

The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Outside Italy (Slideshow)

Trattoria Lucca
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10. Trattoria Lucca, Charleston, SC

Chef Ken Vedrinski serves seasonally inflected Italian dishes and this charming restaurant, revered by the locals. His ingredients are fresh from area farms and his flavors are bold. His unique antipasti for instance, verdicchio-braised foraged mushrooms or golden beets with pickled garlic, tangerine,a nd smoked ricotta) and handmade pastas (don't miss the tagliolini with seared North Carolina scallops and spicy five-minute marinara) top the list. On Mondays, Vendrinski serves prix-fixe meals family-style.