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Mama Ricotta's

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601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204
Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
(704) 343-0148
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from Zagat...
From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from Zagat, Mama Ricotta's Italian Restaurant brings to life the award-winning vision of owner Frank Scibelli. With a long, proud reputation built on authentic recipes, made from the freshest of ingredients and prepared by the finest culinary minds in the South, Mama Ricotta's restaurant is the premier Italian dining destination in Charlotte. "Upscale homestyle" is our style, and we love to bring it to you, again and again. Begin your adventure with a warm Goat Cheese and Mascarpone Dip served with grilled crostini, and then move into the warm freshness of our Penne Alla Vodka, tossed in a spicy cream tomato sauce. Or, let the subtle flavors of our Pollo Carciofi delight even your most discriminating of tastes. Our commitment to freshness is one of our most valued traditions - we even house-make our mozzarella! With nearly two decades of success, we've made it our goal to bring you only the best, with our best.
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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Surprise

We had been here for lunch, so decided to try a date night. We were not disappointed. The staff is very attentive. The menu has a great selection of dishes, as well as different chef specials of the day. We tried a heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella appetizer, which was amazing. We both had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
JWelfare
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Gastonia, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and i went here at 5:00 when we walked in it was empty except for one couple. the greeter ask if we had reservations (really?). We said no and she sat us at a cramp 6 seated booth. We asked our waiter if we can switch to a normal booth . we ordered the calamari which i swear... More 

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Midlothian, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for one of the best Italian tastes in Charlotte DO NOT miss going here. Yes they have wood fired pizza's but go there for some of the most exciting evenings of Italian dishes you would only find in restaurants that would cost you three times as much. Arincini with melt in your mouth cheese centers, out... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had been here for lunch, so decided to try a date night. We were not disappointed. The staff is very attentive. The menu has a great selection of dishes, as well as different chef specials of the day. We tried a heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella appetizer, which was amazing. We both had seafood dishes. The waitress made sure... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Dear JWelfare, With pleasure we read your comments and will certainly share them with our staff. Thank you very much! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes for a lovely week! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent service, great food and half price wine on Wednesday! It's our mid-week treat. We love the pizza's and the Mama's salad. The pasta dishes are always excellent and the meatballs are super! Can't miss. Often there's a wait but it's worthwhile!

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Dear GeneRump, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We will pass on your feedback to the rest of the Mama RIcotta's team and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. All the best, Stephanie More 

Charlotte, NC
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for years! It's one of my absolute favorites!! The food is always wonderful! So authentic! The wait staff is really good. Always knowledgeable about the food and the wine.

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Dear 1ncbadger, With pleasure we read your comments and will certainly share them with our staff. Thank you very much! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Concord, North Carolina
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had angel hair pasta and sandwiches - everything was very good. HUGE piece of cheesecake for dessert - definitely need to plan to split it with someone. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We will pass on your feedback to the rest of the Mama Ricotta's team and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of my son's favorite restaurants, It was a fairly busy Friday night but we were seated on the patio, it was a beautiful night. Had a very good spinach fettuccine carbonara. My wife had the cheese ravioli with meat sauce that was very good. We had a lasagna that was excellent and a veal scallopini. Ladies liked the sangrias.... More 

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Fred, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your meals as well as the service. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I like the soup every time I go. The lasagna is always wonderful. Go here. Try something. If you don't like it I would be surprised and disappointed for you.

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

We are pleased to read that you enjoy the soup as well as lasagna at Mama Ricotta's. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very satisfied with our dinner last night. We had friendly service and good food. Restaurant was clean and offered outside dinning . They take reservation .

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Dave, Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I enjoy stopping by Mama Ricotta's for dinner regularly. All of our visits have included a favorite appetizer, goat cheese and Mascarpone dip, served with a ring of toast slices. My favorite entrée is the Pollo Romano, very tasty breaded chicken with a serving of spaghetti and tomato sauce. Very warm and casual atmosphere.

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We are pleased to read that you and your wife visit us at Mama Ricotta's regularly. We hope to continue to meet your expectations with our food, service and atmosphere. Thank you for your business, and we look forward to seeing you and your wife soon! More 

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Additional Information about Mama Ricotta's

Address: 601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone Number: (704) 343-0148
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Public Transportation: Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 343-0148

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

Description

From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from Zagat, Mama Ricotta's Italian Restaurant brings to life the award-winning vision of owner Frank Scibelli. With a long, proud reputation built on authentic recipes, made from the freshest of ingredients and prepared by the finest culinary minds in the South, Mama Ricotta's restaurant is the premier Italian dining destination in Charlotte. "Upscale homestyle" is our style, and we love to bring it to you, again and again. Begin your adventure with a warm Goat Cheese and Mascarpone Dip served with grilled crostini, and then move into the warm freshness of our Penne Alla Vodka, tossed in a spicy cream tomato sauce. Or, let the subtle flavors of our Pollo Carciofi delight even your most discriminating of tastes. Our commitment to freshness is one of our most valued traditions - we even house-make our mozzarella! With nearly two decades of success, we've made it our goal to bring you only the best, with our best.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?