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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from...
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
  • 30
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service.

I have dined here twice. The first time was just average, but the second was much better. Our server was attentive and friendly. I had a white pizza which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the penne, chicken, broccoli and was more than pleased with the dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
summermc13
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined here twice. The first time was just average, but the second was much better. Our server was attentive and friendly. I had a white pizza which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the penne, chicken, broccoli and was more than pleased with the dish.

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Thank summermc13
Richmond, VA
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was hopping on the weekend we went there. Surely must be a local favorite. It's a dark and cozy traditional Italian feel. Loud and fun. Not quiet and romantic, if you are looking for that. The calamari we had was very good, not rubbery. The pizza was yummy, as was an Italian beef dish we had. The carbonara... More 

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Thank GNR80
Gastonia, NC
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

That's what happens when I think of this restaurant. (drool, drool). I went there with friends and family for an evening and some good Italian Food. The restaurant was recommended by my son who frequents Mama Riocotta's. Several items were ordered. We elected to get the "family salad" and it was plentiful. The meal (chicken parm) was the most unbelievable... More 

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Thank Mike S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love going to Mama Ricotta's! Sad part is, I ALWAYS get the same thing. Why stray from a good dish, right? I always order the Penne, Chicken and Broccoli and add the homemade sausage. Delicious! The last time I went, a friend came with me who has Celiac's disease so she has to order a dairy and gluten free... More 

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Thank erby2283
FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

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's team and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is so nice to get authentic Italian cuisine from a local successful family. We had 5 adults in our party on Christmas Eve with 2 bottles of wine, appetizers, main course, and desert with mid-range pricing for a fine dining experience. They have a great website and will take on-line reservations that worked out very well. They also called... More 

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

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

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We showed up with 14 of us in the group and were seated immediately! Everyone in our group left happy with their meals. So many times it seems that when we go out in big groups at least one persons meal comes wrong. Not the case today, everyone left happy and full. I will for sure be visiting again when... More 

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

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's team and we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

Charlotte
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband, grandson and I were there tonight. Food was average but nothing special. Service was awful!!! Waiter shows up, rattles off the special, takes our order and disappears!!!!!! No one returns to ask if we would like another glass of wine!!! We were able to ask a person clearing another table to send us a waiter!! They eventually drop... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback and for visiting Mama Ricotta's! This is not the customary level of service we provide our guests. Would you please email your contact information to info@mamaricottasrestaurant.com as I would like to personally discuss your experience. Know that we will use this information to educate our team. Thanks again for the feedback and please accept our apologies... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The exterior of Mama Ricotta's definitely leaves something to be desired, however, the interior atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing. The food is absolutely amazing. I have tried several of their pasta dishes (ravioli is my favorite) and their salads. Each dish has been scrumptious and affordable. Great date night and close to the Metropolitan area which is nice.

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Thank Laura G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

WE chose to go here and eat family style food. The food and service was very good. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Charlotte, NC.

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Thank 655deidrat
Greensboro, North Carolina
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520 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Wonderful restaurant! Good food, great service, super atmosphere make this a dining pleasure. Would love to see a Caesar salad on the menu (at an Italian restaurant), but everything else was excellent.

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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?