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.