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Mama Ricotta's

#126 of 1,994 Restaurants in Charlotte
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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Value

Good food, ample portions, reasonable prices. portions big enough to share. Noisy, but I would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Herbert P
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
credit card Amex Card Member Review
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, ample portions, reasonable prices. portions big enough to share. Noisy, but I would go back.

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Charlotte for the weekend and participated in the Tour de Food event which featured this restaurant. The restaurant was clean, quaint with nice ambience. The food was excellent. They featured the Penne alas vodka and penne chicken and broccoli. If you're in the mood for good Italian cuisine, this place is definitely worth a visit.

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

Jan, Thank you for your kind review of Mama Ricotta's. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are delighted that you participated in the Tour de Food featuring our Penne Alla Vodka and Penne Broccoli and Chicken. We hope to see you in the very near future. More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went with the family to celebrate my husband's 62 birthday. It is truly a wonderful place to eat with the family. The food is fantastic, our server Coy was great!! and they don't rush you. The fettuccine with chicken and brocoli is divine, the lasagna very good!!. The servings are very good, everything they make is outstanding. Give it... More 

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

Joise, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to read that you chose to Mama Ricotta's to celebrate you husband's 62nd birthday. We will be sure to pass on your words to Coy and the rest of the Mama Ricotta's team. More 

Matthews, North Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with a part of six on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Place was packed and had a bit of a wait. Difficult to get a drink at the bar with patrons dining at the bar. Table was ready before we could order a glass of wine. Calamari appetizer was very rubbery and no taste. Tomato and mozzarella was... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to dinner with friends and Mama's was packed, as usual. After a brief wait, we were seated on the heated, outdoor porch. We had a great meal for a very fair price. My only complaint was that our server tried to upsell us at every turn. Very unusual as I've been dining here for 20+ years and never experienced... More 

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

Jwhgranite, We are pleased to read that you have been dinning with us for 20+ years! Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's, we really appreciate your business. I have shared your comments with the team at Mama Ricotta's and those are not our usual standards. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for the... More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife, son, and I were here for dinner with friends and our entire party was late for our reservation. I would have understood if they could not seat us as this was an extremely busy night and there were few tables open. However, the manager went out of his way to make room for us and never once did... More 

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

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 and your family again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have been enamored of Mama Ricotta's ever since our first visit several years ago, and New Years Eve certainly more than met our expectations. We had the pear Gorgonzola salad, and my husband had the pollo carcioffi with polenta and grilled asparagus. I had one of my all time faves, the penne with chicken and broccoli, added the Italian... More 

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

Laurie, 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 and your husband again in the near future. More 

Charlotte, NC
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Mama Ricotta's has been my restaurant of choice since I moved to Charlotte in 2006. I'm a BIG fan of the chopped salad and the chicken parm. Best I've ever had. I'm a person that sticks with what I like, and I love both of those items at Mama's. I made reservations, through Open Table, for New Year's Eve. Much... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great food, service, atmosphere! The garlic rolls are wonderful. I had the cheese ravioli that was good, but when you tie in the rolls, atmosphere and the service, it was a great experience.

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

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 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

While the food is good, the portions are small and the prices are high. My husband and I spent $30 (before tip) on lunch with a salad and shrimp, a sandwich with chips, and two iced teas. The salad was "Mama's Salad," and was described as having artichoke hearts; mine had one small piece that was about 2" long by... More 

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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: Families with children, Special occasions

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?