We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mama Ricotta's

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 370: English reviews
Seaside, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a foodie, a cook and difficult to please. Poor experience. If you have been to Italy or know the difference between good and below average Italian food, you will be disappointed. Pizza was good, veal marsalla: veal was average, pasta was poor. My last bite was bitter and I can't figure out why, but I had to stop... More 

Helpful?
Thank Martin C
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and we apologize for your most recent experience. Can you please contact me at fsfoodgroup@gmail.com so I can personally discuss your experience with you. Please know that we will use this information to better educate our team. Best wishes for a great week! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the Date Night Thursdays and it was awesome! We had the delicious rolls, mozzarella & tomatoes with fresh basil, shrimp and prosciutto, and Tierramisu dessert and Carlotto Red wine. Ended up being basically $50 and really delicious!

Helpful?
Thank Rose Marie S
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Our Date Night menu is great. Basically a three course meal and a bottle of wine for 50 bucks? Yes please! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend for lunch last week, and really enjoyed it. I had the Tuscan salad, with plenty to take home. Our waitress brought fresh bread when she noticed that we had been shorted on the initial basket. My friend enjoyed her Pasta Primavera, and also took a to-go box. Despite working very close by, this was my first trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cindy B
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

We are glad to hear it Cindy. We definitely have some big portion sizes. Stop back in soon! More 

Crown Point, Indiana
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tongue tasting delight with very gracious service. Very hard to beat and very fair pricing for lunch. The noise is a bit high but not so much, so that you can't hold a conversation.

Helpful?
Thank T5729PGstevem
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful five star rating! We try to be the best that we can be! Come back soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fabulous dinner at mama ricottas! This is definitely the best Italian around to us! We have been coming here for a few years now and we are pretty much "regulars"! Always delicious food and excellent service! Very nice ambience as well!

Helpful?
Thank crenne02
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your wonderful words and five star rating! We love to hear that you are pretty much regulars. We couldn't be as successful as we are without awesome guests like yourself! Can't wait to welcome you back next time! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Mama Ricotta's food and atmosphere as well. The one thing I would suggest is maybe a tad more of the portion of food you get! Other than that it is a very good place to dine!!!

Helpful?
Thank Mike M
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback Mike! Come back and see us soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This food is ridiculously delicious. The atmosphere is really nice. They have a place next to the bar where you can sit and watch them make your pizza. Then when you enter the main dining area, it is open and just very inviting. Because of where it is located, I was thinking that the prices were going to be a... More 

Helpful?
Thank bmcausie
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Glad you hear you had a great time! We try to accommodate our guests as much as we can, so I'm glad that you were able to order Shrimp Alfredo with linguine. Come back and see us soon! More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Excellent. Be careful of what all you order it is really large portions!!! We ended up taking more than half home. Try the bruschetta! It was amazing!!! Oh and I almost forgot, the Nutella Pie is amazing too!

Helpful?
Thank amerifill321
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful five star rating! Our portion sizes are pretty big, so you definitely get what you pay for. Glad you had a good time; come back and see us soon! More 

Hermitage, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Decided to give this place a try while in Charlotte. There were a few Italian restaurants on Tripadvisor with good reviews but we ultimately decided to try Mama Ricotta's. The first thing that stood out was that this place seemed very upscale, yet the prices were extremely reasonable. We had the chicken parm, cheese ravioli, Basil Lemon mashed potatoes and... More 

Helpful?
Thank worth_flying_for
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will pass on your feedback to the rest of the Mama's team. You should definitely try our Warm goat cheese and mascarpone dip for an appetizer next time; it's tremendous. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town. More 

Level Contributor
91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We have dined here before and really enjoy it in the cold weather months most. They have a cute patio that is enclosed with a fire going. It can get overly warm; so I’d suggest not sitting right next to the fire. Would be romantic with a date. Our server and the bartender were very good. My dining mate ordered... More 

Helpful?
Thank TrvlNDuo
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you and your dining mate had a good time. Did you know that our patio will soon be getting an uplift? It's going to look even better! Come back and see us soon! More 

Been to Mama Ricotta's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
  • Public Transportation: Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-343-0148
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mama Ricotta's and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Mama Ricotta's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?