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Whether you want seafood or pasta, Al's has the fine cuisine you're looking for. 

Use our convenient online form to request a reservation.  Clair or Al will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm. 

Our party room is available for your special event.  Contact us for booking information. 

Click Here to view our wine list.


On behalf of the employees of Al's Upstairs Italian Restaurant, we thank you for your interest in our establishment. Al's was founded in March 1979 with a very simple operating philosophy: provide the finest cuisine, impeccable service and atmosphere at the best possible prices, ensuring the finest value to our customers.

Our philosophy is that we are only as good as our last meal served. With this in mind, we strive daily to provide the finest product to our customers.

Al's was recently named a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.   Voted Columbia's most romantic and best Italian restaurant in Columbia, Al's has become one of the most popular sites for engagements as well as Valentine's Day and other special occasions. This year we're celebrating our 36th anniversary in our 100-year-old building overlooking the Columbia skyline and Vista.

Please continue to browse our site for our menu selection and to find out more about our special restaurant amenities, and if you've had a great experience here, please leave us a review on TripAdvisor.  

Al W. Loftis - Owner
Clair Bouknight - General Manager
Michael Wright - Chef


Hours of Operations

Tuesday-Saturday  5 p.m. - until
Office opens daily at noon
Closed on Sundays & Mondays

Contact Us

300 Meeting St.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-794-7404
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