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Gios Italian Kitchen

10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7805
+1 843-237-8245
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (73 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat at Gio's when in Pawley! Food is excellent - best eggplant parm I've ever eaten! Service is impeccable! This is a small restaurant with a bar area that is also not large. The dining room is candle-lit and intimate. Great place for...More

Thank thedepazzos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time we went to Gios we saw many local people, as well visitors, the place is catching on. The restaurant is not big but you always feel welcome and they do not rush you through your meal. Their italian dishes are spot on,...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this place recently a couple of times. The ambience is nice, with a small bar, a good wine cellar and gentle hostesses. We sat in the main dinner room, soft lights. If is crowded it can be really noisy, ruining a...More

Thank SometimesSomewhere
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Every time I am down in Pawleys Island, the first stop for dinner is always Gio's. The food is always delicious and they always make you feel like you're home. They remember you even if you haven't been there in a month or two. The...More

Thank BigSheek
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We are generally a takeout patron but winning a gift card at a local golf outing we decided to eat at the restaurant. Our dinners were very good and will probably go back to eat instead of ordering pizza (which is very good). If you...More

Thank apbayhill
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were a group of 10 friends. They had tables set up for us, although I felt we were a little too close together. Could have used one more table joined to ours, allowing us to spread out a bit more. Restaurant was full at...More

Thank JMSSouthCarolina
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The pizza I ordered comes with greens on top. I made a point to tell the person who took my order that I was ordering a large to eat leftovers the next day. It was tasty though not great but dripping with oil & vinegar...More

Thank Sherri D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food is all good, but just not great. The atmosphere is also not special. Service is very good. Nice place to go - don't avoid it.

Thank SeaSand69
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I am a local for over 17 yrs, the food,yes is good.The underlying attitude and tone you can cut with a knife. The open bar table area serves drinks and dinner, however on my last occasion I was there I was treated with such descrecetion...More

Thank Travelgalle
EH-Gios, Manager at Gios Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Laura We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We are shocked that you feel as if we mistreated you. You have been a regular at Gios for 3 years now and always happy, which surprises me; because you didn't write a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints! From the elegant decor and relaxed atmosphere to the amazing food I highly recommend this little gem! We've been several times and always had excellent food and service.

Thank KathrynP27
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Nearby Attractions
Pawleys Island Historic District
50 reviews
1.20 km away
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18 reviews
1.41 km away
Island Art Gallery
7 reviews
1.19 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7805
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-8245
  • E-mail
Gio's Italian Kitchen is family-owned and operated. We offer traditional Italian cuisine and pasta, New York-style pizza, calzone, and stromboli, and refreshing salads. Have a seat in the beautiful dining room or join other patrons at the bar for our Happy Hour specials Monday thru Friday 4:30-6:30pm. We aim to please each and every guest, and will make sure you leave happy.
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