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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 - 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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    Very good
  • 28
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    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 lunch menu - busy place!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Catherine T
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Concord, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Concord, North Carolina
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

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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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

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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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

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 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Darla, Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's for you and your husband special days. We are happy that you enjoy your experience with us and we will be sure to pass along your comments to the rest of the Mama's staff. We hope to see you and your husband soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Michael, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are pleased to read that you bring your friends and family to Mama Ricotta's when they come to town. We greatly appreciate your business and we will be happy to welcome you again soon. More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's. We know you have many choices when dining and we hope that we exceeded your expectations in service and food. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the Linguine Alle Vongole and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Mark, Thank you for taking the time to share you and your family's experience on Mother's Day with us at Mama Ricotta's. We will be sure to pass along your wonderful feedback and comments and hope to see you and your family again soon! More 

Richmond, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Tom, With pleasure we read your comments about the chicken parmesan and bread. We will certainly share your review with the rest of the team at Mama Ricotta's and we hope to see you again in the future. 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: 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?