Savannah’s Culinary Gems that are Worth a Visit

by Brenna Kehew Sculley

by Amber Edwards

If you’ve been to Savannah, you know that there is a certain je ne sais quoi to the city. Walking in the shade of the centuries-old Southern live oaks, heavy with Spanish moss, past gorgeous gardens, bustling boutiques, and stately Victorian-era homes will transcend your senses.

While an incredibly authentic Southern city, Savannah is home to one of the country’s best art schools, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and there is no question it has made its imprint on the city. There is a funky coolness to the boutiques you might not find in Charleston, and there is so much fun to be had in embracing the vibe.

At Bella Napoli, a cozy spot for classic Italian cooking and romantic energy, owner Abbie Hastings, a restaurateur and artist from Newport, RI who has lived in Savannah for over a decade, shared with ELYSIAN what makes the restaurant scene here so special.

“Savannah’s food scene is expanding exponentially which is very exciting for local foodies and draws in visitors from all over.” Abbie continued, driving home what makes her spot unique, “We are a quaint Italian restaurant with an unassuming facade and outstanding dishes. I think it is the most romantic restaurant due to the dim lighting, highly curated wine selection, and “Lady and the Tramp” ambiance.”

It is that romance, that almost cartoonish beauty that all of Savannah embodies. There are so many wonderful places to suggest, and the list of recommendations could go on and on and on.

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Olde Pink House is a classic – good food and absolute beauty, and Common Thread is a unique, locally sourced spot with charming décor. Collins Quarter is popular and lives up to its hype. Elizabeth’s on 37th is southern hospitality, and destination dining. There are so many great spots like Local 11ten and Franklin’s located in downtown Savannah and within walking distance from anywhere in the historic district.

Saint Bibiana, the new Hotel Bardo’s culinary gem, resides in a neighboring three-story mansion, offering an epicurean journey through Italian flavors amidst opulent surroundings.

For imbibing in fun, the Electric Moon Skytop Lounge is a playful rooftop spot with space and games worth mentioning, Peregrin is a lovely hotel with an epic rooftop bar. Myrtle and Rose and Mata Hari are fun speakeasy bars and are worth a visit.

There are beautiful parks for walking, charming coffee shops like Mirabelle, Savannah Bee Company for local sweet shopping, and so many treasures to uncover throughout the city.

Book your reservation now, or set out on foot, follow the beauty of the cobblestones, and pop into the perfect spot for you. You never know what you’ll find behind any corner of this magical city and in Savannah, you’ll likely be lucky to stumble on a hidden gem that will be sure to make your visit memorable.

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