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Mama Ricotta's

#118 of 1,999 Restaurants in Charlotte
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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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Today
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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, consistent Italian food

After you are seated, look around at the ambiance and listen to the music---you expect Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra to come out---everything is good old-Italian. We had a little service breakdown on two of the three times we have been there or this would have been five stars. The food has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
ballhawg
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Marietta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marietta, Georgia
Top Contributor
321 reviews 321 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

After you are seated, look around at the ambiance and listen to the music---you expect Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra to come out---everything is good old-Italian. We had a little service breakdown on two of the three times we have been there or this would have been five stars. The food has been excellent---we live in Atlanta or this would... More 

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Raleigh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I grew up near true blooded Italians who cooked authentic food. MR is very similar and not "Americanized" Italian food. Please try their lasagna,

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Golden, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The family style servings fit a group well. The food was good, service was very friendly and on top of things. We sat on the patio which had drips on a rainy night which was a little tough.

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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 visit with us at Mama Ricotta's. We are pleased to read that you and your group enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant is an excellent choice for a business lunch with attentive service and always excellent food. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful, the chicken parm calzone was truly exceptional. Sleek decor, comfortable, highly recommended!

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

Richard, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Mama Ricotta's. We are pleased to read that you found the service knowledgeable as well as helpful. We look forward to seeing you in the future enjoying a chicken parm calzone! More 

Prince George, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited Mamas the weekend of the CIAA Tournament We decided to visit Mama based on previous Trip Advisor reviews and thankfully the culinary critics were right on the money. Four of us dined and shared an order of goat cheese to start us off. The entrees arrived soon thereafter. We feasted on some cheese ravioli, pasta primavera, penne pasta... 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 recent visit with us at Mama Ricotta's. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal. Your concerns with your server will be addressed and we hope you visit us again in the near future. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, ample portions, reasonable prices. portions big enough to share. Noisy, but I would go back.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Charlotte for the weekend and participated in the Tour de Food event which featured this restaurant. The restaurant was clean, quaint with nice ambience. The food was excellent. They featured the Penne alas vodka and penne chicken and broccoli. If you're in the mood for good Italian cuisine, this place is definitely worth a visit.

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

Jan, Thank you for your kind review of Mama Ricotta's. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are delighted that you participated in the Tour de Food featuring our Penne Alla Vodka and Penne Broccoli and Chicken. We hope to see you in the very near future. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went with the family to celebrate my husband's 62 birthday. It is truly a wonderful place to eat with the family. The food is fantastic, our server Coy was great!! and they don't rush you. The fettuccine with chicken and brocoli is divine, the lasagna very good!!. The servings are very good, everything they make is outstanding. Give it... More 

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

Joise, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to read that you chose to Mama Ricotta's to celebrate you husband's 62nd birthday. We will be sure to pass on your words to Coy and the rest of the Mama Ricotta's team. More 

Matthews, North Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with a part of six on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Place was packed and had a bit of a wait. Difficult to get a drink at the bar with patrons dining at the bar. Table was ready before we could order a glass of wine. Calamari appetizer was very rubbery and no taste. Tomato and mozzarella was... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to dinner with friends and Mama's was packed, as usual. After a brief wait, we were seated on the heated, outdoor porch. We had a great meal for a very fair price. My only complaint was that our server tried to upsell us at every turn. Very unusual as I've been dining here for 20+ years and never experienced... More 

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

Jwhgranite, We are pleased to read that you have been dinning with us for 20+ years! Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's, we really appreciate your business. I have shared your comments with the team at Mama Ricotta's and those are not our usual standards. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for the... 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?