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Mama Ricotta's

601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lasagna” (52 reviews)
“pollo” (17 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mama Ricotta's
1. A Charlotte Staple
"Get the Penne ala Vodka with chicken!"
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2. Authentic
"Delicious, fresh Italian food done right!"
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3. Ambiance
"Totally enjoyable dining experience."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. I had bruschette and pasta primavera the Kula cheese cake was best I ever had!

Thank Sandy B
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great, we are glad to hear everything was great from the appetizer to the dessert! Come back and see us again soon!

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This was a fantastic place - excellent service and delicious food. I had the lasagna, which was one of the best I ever had. My wife had a veal dish which she said was perfect. The portions were so large that dessert for us was...More

Thank erich545
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I currently live in New York and formerly lived in Boston and Philly. It is hard to get top Italian cuisine outside of cities that still have a large Italian community. Knowing this, I picked a very non ethnic dish-short ribs-on a recent visit. It...More

Thank bill19742015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at Mama Ricotta's with 4 other adult family members. We chose Mana's because it was open on a Sunday night and had good reviews and was only a mile from our hotel. Well, it was a perfect choice. We were given...More

Thank Torte_Sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read on the internet that this was a highly rated restaurant. IT IS !!! Wife & I do not get to this part of Charlotte often, however Monday we were close and decided to give it a try. What a great decision. Wife had Pasta...More

Thank roberthd879
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us here for some good Italian. (My wife was running a marathon the next day, so we needed to carb load!) The food was delicious. The pizzas were great, as were the pasta dishes. Great local beer on tap, too. And our...More

Thank edward714
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Edward, thanks for the feedback. We recently switched out our beers on tap, so I am glad to see that it seems to be a good thing! I hope we have you and your wife back again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We showed up thinking we had a reservation for 7pm on a Friday. The place was packed with people waiting for tables inside and out. We'd driven about 40 miles to get here. So imagine our surprise when we were told the reservation I'd called...More

Thank LynneP
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Lynne, I am sorry to hear about the mix up, but I am glad that we were able to get you seated as fast as we could. Thank you for understanding and having patience with us, Friday's are certainly a busy day. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend at Mama Ricotta's for lunch last weekend. I expected the food to better. Granted, its is leaps and bounds better than The Olive Garden. But Maggiano's will "eat" it's lunch. I ordered the lasagne, and truthfully, mine made at home is better....More

Thank emdry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time here as fairly new residents of Charlotte. Wow! On a Wednesday night it was bustling (probably due to it being half price wine night) We had reservations so all was OK for us. Drinks from the bar were well done ( as...More

Thank Liberacetravels
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The lasagna is a classic and always a excellent choice at Mama Ricotta's. Some much meat and cheese all in one- yum!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 recently visited for supper and had a very pleasant experience. We ate outside on their patio and received excellent service and thoroughly enjoyed the pasta we ordered. We look forward to going again soon!!!

Thank jesselodge
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We can't wait to have you back! The newly renovated patio is always a nice place to sit, especially when the fireplace is lit out there.

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Questions & Answers
March 17, 2017|
Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Hello! Unfortunately, we do not. We do have an Easter buffet that is always scrumptious though!
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Yes and thank you for your interest in Mama Ricotta's. Please contact Mark Darvill at 704-714-9887 for additional information. Best wishes for a lovely week! Stephanie
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Loyd E | Reviewed this property |
We have had the pleasure of dinning with Mama Ricotta's for several years. I don't think I have ever seen an item that utilizes peanuts however I'm not sure of the oils in use in the kitchen. I can tell you that from a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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