Travel Tuesday Trivia: Villa Tronco's location is a historic landmark today. Do you know the building's original purpose? Leave your answer in a comment below, be the first and you'll get a famously hot prize.
Villa Tronco, started by Tony and Sadie Tronco, did not begin as a restaurant -- the couple first owned a fruit store, named Iodine Fruit Store. When World World II began, soldiers from across the United States were flooding into Columbia to be trained at Fort Jackson. Some Italian-American soldiers befriended the Tronco family and Sadie began cooking them spaghetti and meatballs to remind them of home. The restaurant got its start, and is now a Columbia, SC favorite.
Craving that four course menu now? Make your reservation at Villa Tronco before Restaurant Week ends this weekend: (803) 256-7677
Renee Williamson is director of marketing at the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Renee believes that the Columbia region is the best place to live and play. She loves anything to do with words, a major reason why she went into marketing, and she can often be caught eating too much food at one of Columbia's great restaurants.