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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 #50 of 1,948 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: Dilworth
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went last night to celebrate a birthday. The waiter was great but the food mediocre. I had lasagna and it was ok. Not very flavorful and had to much cheese on top of it. My husband had the linguine and clam sauce and was not impressed. The only thing we really liked were the rolls which were light and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were in Charlotte for a convention, Mama Ricotta's was recommended by the hotel staff. It is just outside the central downtown area, easily accessible from any hotel downtown. My husband and I love Italian food and I especially love lasagne - try it everywhere I go. Took my first bite of their lasagna and thought I had died and... More

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charlotte
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been here with family and also hosted business lunches and the food is truly authentic Italian. Having been to Italy, the sauces and menu options bring us back to our trip last year. The service is remarkable and the atmosphere is ideal. A real pleasure to dine here. Thank you.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I recommend the mozzarella/ tomato appetizer, it's enough for two. The entrees were huge, each one also enough for two normal eaters, and were not cooked well. I had lasagna and the cheese on top was like a tough brick. My husband had chicken which was quite dry. It is a very popular restaurant, and our companions really liked their... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We often get take out - penne a la vodka with chicken. Never ever disappoints. Love the bread too! The in restaurant atmosphere is ok, but the food is top notch, and always has been.

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

Marc, 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

Indian Trail, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tried Mama Ricotta's for a early dinner. Amazing atmosphere. The service and food were outstanding. We decided to go with a family serving of both Mama's salad with house dressing and Amma's Cheese ravioli with meat sauce. This is one of my top Italian meals of all times. The house salad dressing was reason enough for a return trip!!! The... More

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

I would like to take this time to personally thank you for dining with us at Mama Ricotta's. We know that you have many choices when dining and your business is very much appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and that our food and service exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Mama's and we... More

Indian Trail, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I tried Mama Ricotta's for the first time on a food tour in April. We took the kids back a couple of weeks ago and were so glad we did. The food is fresh, and as authentic as I would imagine, given I've never been to Italy. The owner uses "Mama's recipes." The kids enjoyed the food... More

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

Melissa, Thank you for your nice feedback. We are happy to read that your enjoyed your dinner and would be very pleased to welcome you again. More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food and service were very good. The waiter's recommendation of the penne alla vodka for my son turned out to be an excellent choice and my dish of pollo bianco was quite good. I will definitely visit this restaurant the next time I am in Charlotte

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

With pleasure we read your comments and will certainly share them with our staff at Mama Ricotta's. Thank you very much! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place to have dinner that we have never visited. We happened to come across Mama Ricotta and loved it. The atmosphere was family oriented and the staff was very friendly. The manager was very accommodating when my husband ordered something he wasn't happy with.

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

Karisha, Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More

Lewisville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Mama Ricotta's was recommended by co-workers on a recent visit to Charlotte. It was lunchtime and the place was packed ( a good sign this was going to be awesome). We were greeted and promptly ushered to our table. The servers were immediately there for your drink order. I had the rigatonni with meat sauce. It was a delicous blend... More

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

Audie, 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

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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>  > Dilworth
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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