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“Great Birthday Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aria Tuscan Grille

Aria Tuscan Grille
100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 376-8880
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Ranked #40 of 1,975 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: College and Trade Streets
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had dinner here Saturday night to celebrate our birthdays and really enjoyed the food and experience. We splurged on dessert and drinks, since it was a special occasion. The Mojito Italiano was our favorite, but the Aria Bellini was also good. We split the Pear and Goat Cheese Salad, and then had the Butternut Squash Ravioli (prepared vegetarian, per request) and the Scallop Risotto. We also got the Nutella Bread Pudding, which was delicious.

Our server, Chad, was very attentive and personable. The ambiance was great, with fun details like the retro/industrial hanging lights. The only negative aspect, which almost soiled the entire experience for us since it was our first impression, was the hostess. She was brusque and somewhat condescending that we hadn't made reservations; we arrived a little after 5:30p, though, and there was hardly anyone there. Luckily, Chad and the food redeemed our experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Emerson, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We went as a couple of four, prices were average maybe a little above 50pp. The food was great, my wife is still talking about the pasta. Great atmosphere with open kitchen and live music that wasn't to loud like some places can get. I would go back.

Visited October 2012
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Sanibel Island, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“Excellent Uptown Location and Beautiful Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I love this place. It is in the center of Uptown, near everything and very convenient to the EpiCentre and the Bus Station.

The best time to come here is lunch. They have a great business menu and the pricing is extremely reasonable for the quality of food. A complete lunch will run you about $10@. A bargain if you ask me. I have also dined at the bar in the evening hours and they offer a wonderful list of appetizers at very reasonable prices. You can make a great meal by sharing appetizers.

If you wish to dine in, their menu is comprehensive and reasonable by city standards. I prefer the bar because the service is fast, attentive, personable and professional. The pasta dishes are to die for.

The ambience and decor is very trendy and casually upscale. Lots of glass and superb lighting.

Of course, I will be back.......

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Charlotte boasts many outstanding restaurants. Unfortunately, this was not one of them! The setting was chic and the service supreme. The food, however, was average. Next visit I will definitely explore another eatery.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Murrells Inlet
1 review
“Excellent service, delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Had to plan a bachlorette trip to Charlotte from SC and once we arrived the staff was extremely accommodationg from letting us decorate the table and helping out to serving my homemade cupcakes all individually plated and brought out to each of my girls. We arrive early for our reservation so we went to the bar for cocktails where the bartenders took care of us. Chris our server was excellent. He had a great personality, answered all questions, and took great care of us. The hostess and managment also did everything they could to accommodate our evening. The food was great, no one had a single complaint, in fact I heard the girls say their calamari app was the best theyd ever had, as was my goat cheese and spinach raviloi. Would highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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