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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 - 11:00 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, 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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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 67
    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
Burrata and Prosciutto Appetizer!!!

I would go back just for the burrata and prosciutoo appetizer. It was fabulous and included the freshest tomatoes I have had all year. The pasta was fine, but I've had better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Darci M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I would go back just for the burrata and prosciutoo appetizer. It was fabulous and included the freshest tomatoes I have had all year. The pasta was fine, but I've had better.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was not impressed with the meatball appetizer, they were ok, just ordinary and not a lot of flavor. Had the chicken scallopine with artichoke hearts and it was very good. Salmon was good and lasagna was good. Service was excellent and the restaurant was very busy on a Tuesday night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great daily specials. Upscale Italian and worth it with strong herbal seasoning. If it says rosemary it means Rosemary but not ROSEMARY if you know what I mean. The soups never disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The BEST Italian food that I have ever tasted! I was thrilled by the food, the service, the wine, and the entire experience!

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Stallings, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best places to go for lunch or dinner. Amazing food that will never leave you disappointed. The staff is fantastic. Highly recommend. Get the Penne ala Vodka with chicken!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very tasty Italian style food. Desserts are homemade according to the restaurant. Cheesecake and Teramasu were very good. Service was good. Kids loved the cheese pizza. Needs a refresh on decor to truly be a trendy place, but good food for reasonable prices. Had the penne with vodka sauce and the BBT panini for lunch. Would recommend to others.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?