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Ciro's Italian Restaurant

#106 of 1,893 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University City North
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8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
+1 704-510-0012
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was in town for our son's college game and stayed at the nearby Hilton. The wife and I walked over to see if we could grab a quick bite. The food was excellent and the service even better. The seafood fra diavlo was sizable, fresh and just the right amount of spiciness. And the tiramasu was smooth, sweet and not... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fair menu some items were a little pricey. They have gluten free pasta dishes and sides. Service was fast and friendly. Nothing great but nothing bad either. They could up their game here for sure.

Thank kfedct
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here every time we are in the Charlotte area for a girls' shopping weekend (at least once a year). The food is truly authentic and delicious, and the portions are huge. We have always had friendly, impeccable service. Desserts are house-made and worth eating. The way the staff interacts with other diners make it clear that they are... More 

Thank DLP29212
Management response:

Thank you for making Ciro's part of your family. We appreciate all of our guests and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Even though there were lots of empty tables, our party of 4 waited and waited to be seated and finally left and went somewhere else. The excuse given was that they were waiting for their staff to arrive, but it was after 5 pm and we were trying to grab dinner between bridge sessions. Another group left ahead of us.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

the staff is always willing to make my business dinners fabulous and the menu selections are amazing.

Thank krisvail2016
Sycamore, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Very nice friendly staff. Ate dinner with 2 other couples. Located in a strip mall but like a book don't be fooled by the cover. This place knows how to do Italian. Right up there with some of the best Italian I have ever eaten. Place was packed on Saturday night but had no issues handling large parties.

Thank HOTROD37
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere live accordion player confusion on white or red pepper but was delicious. Menu had a great selection of seafood chicken steak ...great appitizers. I would recommend this if you want a authentic Italian meal.

Thank Jolene W
San Antonio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Nice selection, good food, quick service. Not busy during week nights. Close to Hilton at University Park. I'd go again.

Thank BrideMomSanAntonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

If you like Italian food, head over but don't be fooled by the shopping center location. And enjoy the accordion! Great family place.

Thank cmhitch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We met 'Art'-the proud owner for more than 20 years. His father-off on Monday's-plays the accordion. My wife loved her eggplant appetizer & smaller Caesar salad. I really enjoyed the Clams Oreganato and Vitello Alla Parmigiana! This was a larger facility inside than we thought-but VERY comfortable. It is located off of W T Harris and very near the Hilton... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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: 8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighborhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-510-0012
Ciro's Italian Ristorante is a family-owned business that has served the University neighborhood since 1995. We specialize in providing homemade Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, but never stuffy, atmosphere. Ciro's is the perfect place to impress a date or celebrate a family event. We have a semi-private dining area and we also offer catering. Bring your family to our family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?