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Mama Ricotta's

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601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!!!

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Thank Mike M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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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 6 days ago NEW

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!

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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
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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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 

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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Calamari was tender and a sizeable potion. My lasagna was awesome. My dates Pinna La Volka with shrimp was fantastic. We place this resteraunt on our rotation and will return soon.

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

Thanks for the five star rating! The Penne alla Vodka is our number one selling pasta dish, so that was definitely a great choice! Hope to see you soon! More 

Morrisville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great spot for a working lunch or lunch meeting. We got in just before noon and there was no wait, got a nice booth and the atmosphere was great for a good conversation over a meal. Not too loud but also loud enough that folks all around weren't part of your conversation. The food was good, the portions sufficient... More 

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

Brian, Thank you for choosing Mama Ricotta's and taking the time to write this review. We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch meeting experience! Come again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner that met out expectations we started off with the Rhode Island style calamari which was seasoned and then we shared the cheese ravioli and the lasagna. Our server was great and we were promptly seated.

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

Weekend Treker, Thanks for coming to Mama's on your date night! We are happy that we got to share the night with you. We will pass on the great feedback to our staff here and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Stephanie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal ordered the Rhode Island style calamari as a starter. The calamari was delicious and had excellent seasoning and dipping sauces. We ordered the cheese ravioli and lasagne to share both were excellent.

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Thank Colesville P
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for the rating and feedback! You can't go wrong with the Rhode Island style calamari; with all those peppers... YUM! We are glad to hear you had a good time dining with us at Mama's. Come back and see us soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on four and five star reviews here, I expected more. Food was fine. Not great, but fine. We were searching for a traditional Italian place at my son's request, and they do have the classics here including chicken parm and calamari. The service was far more amateur than it should have been for a place at this price point.... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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.

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