Indigo Road, the restaurant group behind O-Ku Charlotte and Oak Steakhouse, will launch an Italian restaurant in South End’s Atherton Mill Complex in August 2019.
The Italian restaurant will be named Indaco Charlotte. It’ll be Indaco’s second location; the original is in Charleston.
Indaco Charleston is a hit. It’s highly rated across all the big review sites — 4.7/5 on Facebook (200+ ratings) 4.6/5 on OpenTable (1,000+ reviews), 4.5/5 on Google (150+ ratings) and a 4.5/5 on Yelp (250+ reviews).
“We can’t wait to bring wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas to Atherton,” co-owner Steve Palmer told the Agenda.
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I love Indigo Road’s strategy of having a sushi, steak and Italian restaurant in each city they enter.
The Charleston-based restaurant group has restaurants in Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, Nashville and Charleston.
Indigo Road is also behind the fast-casual sushi concept named Sukoshi that recently opened in Uptown.
OK, let’s talk popular menu items at Indaco.
Popular pasta dishes:
Beef Cheek Ravioli ($26) — San Marzano tomato, pine nuts, currants, chili, preserved orange
Tortellini ($25) — smoked mozzarella, Calabrese sausage, San Marzano tomato, hazelnuts
Black Pepper Tagliatelle ($33) — pork tesa, egg yolk, chives, Parmesan
Sausage ($17) — San Marzano tomato, marinated red onions, pepperoncini, sausage, arugula, San Simon di Costa
Amatriciana ($17) — San Marzano tomato, panceta, provolone, mozzarella, Calabrian chili, red onion
Quattro Formaggio ($16) — provolone, mozzarella, ricota, parmesan
Namaste Here N Drink ($11) — vodka, cardamom, ginger beer, hibiscus, lime
No Ragrets ($11) — gin, Bitter Bianco, strawberry coriander shrub, bubbles
Bing Crosby vs. Danny Kaye ($11) — rye, sherry tincture, Amaro Nardini, cranberry Mex coke ice cube
Look for Indaco Charlotte to open its doors in August 2019. Yes, it’s a long way away, but should be tasty once it arrives. South End continues to boom.
All photos courtesy of Indaco