Kicks! Quicks | Benny Rappa’s is a bit of Italy right here on the Grand Strand


By Joan Leotta
July 23, 2014

Benny Rappa’s in North Myrtle Beach, open since 1996, is famous for its “chalkboard menu.” While they also bring a paper version to the table, which is backlit for easy reading, the chalkboard menu highlights the restaurant’s commitment to cook fresh foods and to creativity in the kitchen.

Hospitality here has extended beyond good service to what the chef is willing to do for each and every diner. In the grand tradition of trattorias (small family restaurants) owners Benny and Michele Rappa try to make your dining experience like eating with family.

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Chalk it up - Grand Strand Magazine

August 2013

Written By
Denise Mullen - Grand Strand Magazine

Benny Rappa’s Trattoria: It’s the kind of place with a beat that your palate can dance to. Even the name itself rolls off your tongue like a creamy gelato.

Set amongst the mish-mash of North Myrtle Beach’s main drag, this Italian trattoria gets friendly right from the road, its red and green exterior waving you over while wafts of roasting garlic wash over the parking lot.

Unless you have reservations—which we didn’t—expect a few minutes’ wait for seating. Benny Rappa’s stays true to the “home away from home” trattoria style—small and intimate. A table in the main dining area is a coveted commodity.


hours of operation

Mon - Sat
Dinner: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Wed - Fri
Lunch: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm


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1453 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Bch, SC 29582

Call: (843) 361-1056
Fax: (843) 361-9600

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