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2736 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-8733
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2736 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-8733
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We've been here twice and both times the food was delicious. The place is a little crowded, and reservations are not accepted. However, if you arrive early expect great food and service.

Thank Dot K
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Hi Dot, We're glad to hear that your meals have been delicious with us. We're glad to know that we are hitting the mark with you.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, the service is the best! We had an outstanding first experience and found this amazing place through trip advisor. We will deffinately be returning, thank you so much for a great evening for our USC graduate!

Thank letsid
Adam H, General Manager at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We're glad to hear that Trip Advisor brought you to us. Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed dinign with us.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

The service, the food, the ambiance, the wine...Just WOW! This is our third time to Alodia's in our short time having lived here in the wonderful state of South Carolina and each time is better than the last. My wife and I highly recommend this...More

Thank trevorsmeade
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Trevor, Thank you for your very kind comments and recommendations. We love hearing from our guests, and think it is wonderful how much you and your wife enjoy our dishes.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Alodias is our favorite Italian restaurant in the columbia area. The lasagna and chicken marcello are just like we had while in florence, italy..... and this is the ultimate benchmark! And the staff is always the best. I highly recommend all give alodias a try!

Thank Lyle B
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Lyle, Thank you for your very kind words and recommendations. We are thrilled to hear that our dishes taste as though they came from the old country. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The welcoming atmosphere and staff greet you upon entering Alodia's. The menu entices one to experience a brief visit to Italy.

Thank Nancy W
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Nancy, What a fantastic thing to say about Alodia's! We're elated to hear how you feel about our dishes.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I was for skeptical of an Italian restaurant in the strip mall. But this food is incredible. And if you want to eat there you better get there early. We went at 6 PM and there was already a line of people waiting to get...More

Thank Taia M
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Taia, We're glad to hear that we have turned you into a believer. We understand that typical Italian Restaurants are not housed in a strip mall, but we view ourselves as anything but typical. We glad that you enjoyed our dishes. We look forward...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I ordered Sunday Brunch to go. We ordered the Eggs and Crab Strata and the Chicken Fried Chicken. The Hollandaise sauce was silky over the perfectly poached egg and crab meat with a side of hashbrowns. The chicken was lightly breaded, seasoned and...More

Thank Teresa C
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Teresa, We are glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed brunch with us. You had some of our most loved dishes, and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed them.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

As usual, Alodia's doesn't disappoint! Had the Tuscany chicken with a small salad. The salad was a very good size, definitely not small! The chicken was tasty and very tender. The new coffee machine allows the restaurant to make a variety of specialty coffee drinks,...More

Thank Peggy L
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Peggy, We always love to hear that our dishes and staff don't disappoint. Thank you for your great comments about our Tuscany Chicken and specialty coffee drinks.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere! The food was absolutely amazing! The bread was warm and delicious - fettuccine alfredo was the best I've ever had and my husband's chicken Parmesan was fabulous- we absolutely loved our dining experience! Our only complaint is that a salad did not come...More

Thank jaimemarino
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Jamie, Thank you for letting us know that your experience with us was fantastic. We are so thrilled to hear that you and your husband's dishes were delicious. We are always thrilled to receive such great feedback!

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Two times a year we have the pleasure of hosting our leadership groups in the Columbia Area. We have been using Alodias for three years now for our Networking Dinners on Wednesday Nights for each visit. Alodia's has such a nice atmosphere and always has...More

Thank Kelly P
Adam H, Owner at Alodia's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your kind words. We are always more than happy to accommodate our guests. We are thrilled to know that we are hitting the mark with you and your guests. We look forward to your next visit!

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7 April 2017|
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Response from LDavis22 | Reviewed this property |
Closed Easter Sunday!
15 January 2017|
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Response from Adam H | Property representative |
It's not a set price . All menu items. Please see our website Alodias for full menu. (I had to spell out the website because trip advisor doesn't allow links for some reason)
22 October 2016|
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Response from Jpittm | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for all of the advice. 12 of us ate there Friday night and we were able to get seated right at 6. The food was excellent and I am a good snob. We will definitely visit again next time we're in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212-8733
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-781-9814
  • E-mail
In order to provide the best and most efficient service possible, we will no longer be accepting standard reservations or call-ahead seating. This new policy will help us ensure that we can accommodate all of our loyal guests in the most efficient way possible. We will continue to honor limited reservations as part of our VIP membership program. We look forward to seeing you at the restaurant and creating new memories with you and your family. Adam and Betsy Huneau, owners *********** Alodia's Cucina Italiana is a restaurant born from the love of an Italian family. Proprietor Adam Huneau's first restaurant is sure to wow taste buds with his authentic Italian Cuisine comprised of recipes that have been pulled from the pages of his family's cookbook. Named after his Great-Grandmother, Alodia's fare and ambiance resounds with the smells and tastes of Old Italy. Fresh sauces and homemade pastas are the foundation of the menu that brought generations together. Adam is devoted to making his restaurant as inviting and warm as his own family's kitchen. It was the love of food and family that allowed Alodia to cook for her nine children, even through the struggles of the Great Depression and World War II. It was her food that strengthened her children, but it was her love that strengthened her family. Adam and his wife Betsy are proud to bring Alodia's food to a new generation. We hope that you will join us at Alodia's Cucina Italiana for Italian food that dazzles the taste buds and warms the soul.. Brunch on Sundays: 11am-2pm. Dinner: 5pm-9:30pm.
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