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Mama Ricotta's

601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 343-0148
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Ranked #116 of 1,968 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
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great food, service, atmosphere! The garlic rolls are wonderful. I had the cheese ravioli that was good, but when you tie in the rolls, atmosphere and the service, it was a great experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

While the food is good, the portions are small and the prices are high. My husband and I spent $30 (before tip) on lunch with a salad and shrimp, a sandwich with chips, and two iced teas. The salad was "Mama's Salad," and was described as having artichoke hearts; mine had one small piece that was about 2" long by... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went twice this week by coincidence! Had ravioli the first time and it was cool to the touch. I love ravioli, so ordered it again on the second visit...cool again. First visit I told server and manager was kind enough to offer a remake or free dessert. I declined both and he took the entree charge off the bill. Second... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Please accept our apologies for not delivering the best possible food and service to you and your guest. Would you please forward contact me at fsfoodgroup@gmail.com to personally discuss your last two experiences. Know that we will use this information to educate our team in how to provide better guest service... More 

Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ate here with a buddy. I had the potato soup and rigatoni pasta special. My friend had a chicken sandwich that our server Kelly recommended. Good food, great service. I will go back.

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

Dave, With pleasure we read your comments and will certainly share them with Kelly and the rest of the staff at Mama Ricotta's. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Thank you. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went for dinner with other 5 friends on saturday night. booked a table in advance and ended up on the high tables/chairs without being pre-informed. When queried about changing with other available tables the hostess was quite curt and rude - I guess it was a bad day. Fine - we took the table and ordered our food. Service... 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 concerns with us. We take your feedback seriously and will communicate with our team for immediate follow up. What you have described is not what we should be serving our guests. Can you please contact me at fsfoodgroup@gmail.com to further discuss your experience. Please know that we will use this information... More 

Anderson, South Carolina
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

So with the high TA ratings and staying nearby, I had to give this a try. The wait staff was very friendly and offered good menu selections. I had the chopped salad as recommended and it was really good. Then I ordered the vegetarian pizza which was good, but average. The restaurant was full so, the other food maybe really... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lots of time chef put the ingredients what you never wanted nor requested such as "no meat" they screw up dishes several times. Pay attention on what you ordered and what you getting

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

we went to MR's for dinner with another couple and we had high hopes since MR says it is authentic Italian---we beg to differ! We went on a Friday night and it was jam packed with kids and very loud, which would of been fine if the food was good. My husband and I had the calamari as an appetizer... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 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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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 you have many choices when dining and your business is very much appreciated. We hope to see you and your husband on your next visit to Charlotte. Thank you! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was not impressed with the food. The service was excellent though. My husband ordered the marrow, and he said" I would not order it again" I ordered the caprese salad and it was very good the for my dinner I ordered the lasagna and it had no flavor and way to much cheese melted on top of it. We... 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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