Toffino's is one of our favorite Myrtle Beach eateries. The ambience and service is definitely casual — the little business is also a mini-Italian grocery store, pastry shop, catering service, and take-out place. Despite its multitasking personality, the restaurant offers delicious on-the-premise lunches (or early weekday suppers).
On our most recent visit our two hungry sons ordered the 16-inch pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms. They happily wolfed down most of it.
Our daughter Sarah selected the soup of the day — Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup. A bowl, costing $2.79, contained string beans, corn, geen peas, carrots, red-skinned potatoes, onions, chunks of beef, and beef broth. The soup was a bit oily on top, but good. Sarah described it as tasting like a thin, herby, Italian Brunswick stew. She thought the flavor was improved by adding Parmesan cheese and/or the Frank's Cayenne Pepper Sauce (both available).
Henry ordered the Antipasta Salad, made up of marinated carrots, cauliflower, celery, cubes of ham and salami, a small amount of Provolone cheese, ripe olives, hot peppers, sliced tomato, and iceburg lettuce. The big salad cost $6.45.
I selected the Chicken Philly ($6.39), consisting of chicken, onions, mushrooms, mild banana peppers, cheese, and Toffino's wonderful Italian dressing. It was delectably satisfying.
This place, on the former Air Force base, seems to do all that it does extremely well.
Vegetable Beef Soup.
Pepperoni and mushroom pizza.
A few of Toffino's pastries.
Copyright © 2006 Patricia B. Mitchell.