“Charleston-based Beemok Hospitality Collection (owners of the Charleston Place hotel) and chef Michael Mina’s Mina Group opened Italian restaurant and market Sorelle,” announces Eater Carolinas, almost breathlessly. “The establishment stretches over three historic townhouses, which have gone through extensive renovations to create a jaw-dropping background for the restaurant.”
The publication Garden & Gun reports, “Sorelle is split into a half dozen different concepts, combined under one roof but separate in look, feel, and taste. Downstairs, the Mercato will serve grab-and-go paninis, coffee, salads, and Italian-inspired pantry goods. Across the foyer, spritzes and negronis star at the central bar, while Chiantis and Montepulcianos take the spotlight in the adjacent wine room.
“Upstairs in the formal dining room, guests will dine on branzino or bucatini, and sit enveloped by hand-painted wallpaper. A stool at the pizza counter, pasta-making station, or intimate chef’s table provides a front-row seat to the action.”
Wait … what? Garden & Gun?? That’s a thing?
The restaurant’s slogan is “Southern Italy meets Southern hospitality.”
Is that the garden and gun part, respectively?
Regardless, the exquisite-looking restaurant offers a modern spin on classic Southern Italian cuisine.
Located at 88 Broad Street, in Charleston, SC, Sorelle opened Feb. 15, 2023.