It’s All In Good Taste At This Charleston Culinary Gem


Moody wallpaper wraps Sorelle dining room full of dark-green-velvet chairs and tan-leather banquettes

Pendants above a long oval-shaped wooden table surrounded by tan-leather-topped stools on geometric floors

Drawn from the Italian word describing close friends who are like sisters, Mina Group’s Charleston eatery, Sorelle, reflects an ambitious, multiyear restoration. Design firm Meyer Davis readied three 19th-century townhomes, each with intriguing histories, for the two-story concept comprising a grab-and-go mercato, bar, wine room, pizza counter, grand dining room and exclusive chef’s table, all serving Italian fare crafted from Lowcountry ingredients.

“Sorelle is a destination you can return to several times, always experiencing the space differently,” explains firm cofounder Will Meyer, pointing to the ebonized millwork, Venetian plaster and honey oak chevron flooring. His scheme includes Minotti upholstery and Ann Sacks mosaic flooring, all atmospherically illuminated by Allied Maker, David Weeks Studio and The Urban Electric Co. fixtures.

Don’t miss the bespoke mural paper in the dining room, hand-painted by MJ Atelier to blend Italian and Southern American sceneries beneath a creamy lacquered ceiling.