Wild Olive

Italian in Charleston County Sea Islands

This cozy Italian kitchen on Johns Island is whipping up some of the best homemade pastas and ambitious mains outside of Tuscany. The carne crudo is light and artful, and the lamb-sausage lasagna is a gooey delight that warmed us from the inside. Other favorites include charred octopus and ricotta gnocchi, and the homemade limoncello was a lovely touch.

The wine list is extensive and impressive.