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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    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
Some of the best Italian

There are very few places Charlotte now that offer really good Italian food; Mama Ricotta's is one of them. It's a great little restaurant. I had the Linguine Alle Vongole (Linguine w/ clams) the sauce in this dish was the best!! Save a piece of bread to dunk!! Service is great and the prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
beelikeme
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was my choice of restaurant for my birthday this year. Last year my husband picked it for his birthday. The food is consistently delicious and the service has always been friendly and good as well. It does get a bit loud in the restaurant, but probably because everyone is having such a good time. My favorite is the penne... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Mama Ricotta's is the restaurant that we bring all of our visiting friends to when there in town. The service is excellent and the food is better. There is an outside patio with fireplace with some views of uptown. Awesome, you gotta try it.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There are very few places Charlotte now that offer really good Italian food; Mama Ricotta's is one of them. It's a great little restaurant. I had the Linguine Alle Vongole (Linguine w/ clams) the sauce in this dish was the best!! Save a piece of bread to dunk!! Service is great and the prices are reasonable. Patio seating is available... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We recently took our family here for Mother's Day brunch based on a recommendation from an Italian-American friend, and we were very happy with the overall dining experience. All elements of the meal (salads, pasta, meat and veggie dishes, desserts) were delicious and were on par with some of the best family-style Italian restaurants back home in the North Beach... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Super good food with lots of great desserts and chicken Parmesan that was out of this world. Don't get me started on the bread! Great meal, great value, great service!

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Shelby, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this establishment between 2 dr visits today. With Levine Cancer on one side and the main Caro. Med hospital around the corner this restaurant looked like it was the most convenient and tasty choice for lunch. A little chilly today, so we opted to eat inside. The walled patio looked inviting and may try to sit out there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you're looking for amazing Italian cuisine that will leave you in the most satisfying carb coma, Mama Ricotta's is the place to go! Everything I've tried so far has been so delicious, but whatever you decide, you must get the warm goat cheese-mascarpone dip. Probably one of the most delectable things I've had in my life. I think I'll... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I come to MR for both business and with friends, and I have yet to be dissapointed. I particularly enjoy the roasted red pepper salad with salmon, and of course the garlic rolls are excellent. Service is attentive but not intrusive. One of my favorite places.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mama Ricotta’s… what could I say. First time I went to mamas it was pretty good. Second time I ordered a Risotto dish at $21.00 which is a fair price for very good plate. But it wasn’t, it should have been on a children’s menu. It was a very small portion. OK! So I went back again and it got... More 

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

I can understand your frustrations along with your unwillingness to visit again. It’s very frustrating to spend your time and money on meals that fall well below all expectations. Please accept our apologies for not delivering the best possible food and service to you and your guest. Would you please forward your contact information to info@mamaricottasrestaurant.com as I would like... More 

Marietta, Georgia
Top Contributor
359 reviews 359 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After you are seated, look around at the ambiance and listen to the music---you expect Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra to come out---everything is good old-Italian. We had a little service breakdown on two of the three times we have been there or this would have been five stars. The food has been excellent---we live in Atlanta or this would... 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 experience with us at Mama Ricotta's. We know you have many choices when dinning and we appreciate your feedback and your business. We hope to see you on your next visit. 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

Questions & Answers

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