Welcome to L’INCANTO. The finest Northern Italian cuisine. A labor of love from visionaries Chef Carlos Echeverri and Manager Kristi Echeverri. These two proprietors have decades of experience in the restaurant industry. But L’INCANTO represents a new adventure for their longtime passion.
Carlos has over 35 years of cooking experience, working his way up in New York City from dishwasher to Executive Chef. Obviously, his most preferred style is Northern Italian. He has made a distinct name for himself, which is how he came to be specially selected and transplanted to the Greenville area.
Kristi has done it all – bartender, server, hostess, dishwasher, cook. She is an expert at front-of-house management, with over 15 years of experience. Her restaurant career includes stays in Florida and North Carolina. Opportunity led her to Greenville in early 2009.
This power couple met while both working at Coal Fired Bistro. The chemistry was evident as they moved from dating to engaged to married within the year. The romance also sparked a kindred idea – the dream of owning and operating their own restaurant.
A few years later, they did just that. Carlos and Kristi became entrepreneurs for the first time when opening Da Vinci’s in September 2013. The restaurant on Pleasantburg Drive did quite well, with loyal customers, steady business and a niche in the Italian food market.
After the five-year lease was up, Carlos and Kristi were determined for change. They sized up a neighboring small city with a close knit downtown district and exciting plans for revitalization… Greer just felt right. They claimed a beautiful space on historic Poinsett Street for their latest project. L’INCANTO opened in December 2018. Previous customers have flocked over. Locals have been charmed. And although new, business is very good and leaves a fantastic outlook for this Northern Italian fare to be a staple.
L’INCANTO owners put passion into every part of this business. Thoughtfully designing meals to showcase the traditions of Northern Italy with modern flare. Curating the atmosphere for elegant comfort – no detail, like frosted glass rose emblems or chic blue light emanating from the bar, left unconsidered. Carlos and Kristi are incredibly proud of this restaurant and would be honored for you to visit time and time again.
Carlos Echeverri, Chef
Kristi Echeverri, Manager