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Mama Ricotta's

601 S. Kings Dr, Ste AA, Charlotte, NC 28204 (Dilworth)
(704) 343-0148
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Ranked #37 of 1,920 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Dilworth
Transit: Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
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.
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South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is superb, with great choices and reasonable prices, and large portions that can be shared. Wait staff is attentive and service is always great. Friendly family atmosphere or a great place for a cozy dinner for two. We especially like the pizza from the wood fired oven. We like to go here after the theater on Sunday afternoons

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salisbury nc
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Never misses..lunch or dinner, special occasion or business lunch, Mama's never misses. Great service from well-trained and friendly staff, and always delicious food.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is always very tasty $ fresh. Great salads for starters. There pasta dishes are very good. Service is always friendly & efficient . I do recommend - because I have taken people!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, great service, consistently done. We have been coming here once or twice a month for several years and every meal has been wonderful, their prices are reasonable and they offer a great take out service.

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely food, well done in house pasta, nice take out, too. Good solid and authentic Italian food. I'll be back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was our second time at Mama Ricotta's and both times we had a fantastic experience. Excellent food and top notch service make Mama Ricotta's one of the best Italian restaurants that I have had the pleasure of dining in. The food portions are perfect....dessert is wonderful and they have a great selection of wine and The atmosphere creates a... More

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Finished up in Charlotte on a Sunday at 3:45. Not much is open at the time. Mama Ricotta's was open so headed there. Very enjoyable experience. Very friendly staff and the food was delicious! Hard to decide what to get from the menu, lots of great choices. Wish it was closer to home. Will definitely go there again when in... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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170 reviews 170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had dinner here with 3 friends the other night. We all got something different and everyone enjoyed the meal. Servings are ample. The service was good. The atmosphere is more on the casual side. It's a great place for families.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This place is a gem. The Joe's pizza is one of the best we've had. The Penne, Broccoli and Chicken is another excellent dish. Make sure you ask for the bread pudding which is not on the menu but always available. One of the best tiramisu anywhere.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great staff, in fact I would rate them the very best !!! It is rare in such a busy restaurant, that you find such a wonderful staff. Noise level ?? Insane !!! Food ??? 1 very bad and that was the Shrimp Piccata. I love chicken piccata and enjoyed it for dinner the very next night, but the shrimp was... More

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