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Aria Tuscan Grill
Aria Tuscan Grill

Aria Tuscan Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ariacharlotte.com
  • Phone: (704) 376-8880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Altomare
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: As a full sevice caterer, Aria's event planning professionals will work with you on every detail of your special event, tailoring it to your taste and budget. Please allow us to discuss your upcoming event with you. Simply contact us at 704.331.0078. We would love to have you join us for a consultation and a taste of Aria.
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday & Saturday from 7:30-10:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Aria and Founders Hall offer a unique setting for weddings. bridal showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners, fund-raisers, corproate dinners & special events. Simply choose your date, and we'll help do the rest!
    Special Event Sales 704.331.0078

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College and Trade Streets
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Aria offers complimentary valet parking, located on College Street between Trade and Fifth Streets. We also validate for the Bank of America Corporate parking deck. It may be entered from Fifth, College & Trade Streets.
A word from Aria Tuscan Grill
Bringing the best ot Italy to Charlotte, Aria Tuscan Grill is Charlotte's urban neighborhood restaurant and lounge located in the heart of center city. Serving mouthwatering old word comfort food in a modern Italian setting, Aria brings the flavors & colors of Tuscany to Charlotte.
Featuring a kitchen with a view, a striking wine wall that highlights a wide array of predominantly focused Italian wines, house made Limoncello, live music every weekend, a late night "Bar Bites" menu, Charlotte's only Chef's Table, a street level view of Uptown Charlotte to take in the city as you dine, and a location that is front and center to all of Charlotte's main attractions.
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Diner Reviews
  • "There were 7 of us dining at Aria this week from different parts of the US and different backgrounds. All of us would rate our dinners a 10. I had the stropazetti pasta which was phenomenal. Everything was so fresh and tasted like it had just been made. . .which it had!! I cannot recommend this restaurant more strongly. Also the food is at different price points so this wonderful food is doable on many budgets."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Had the orrechiette. Not as good as usual -- a bit too salty and light on broccoli rabe. Otherwise, it was good. Food was relatively quick. Good service."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food at Aria was incredibly fresh & delicious from the homemade gnocchi appetizer and the fresh crudo to our amazing entrees of both the lamb shank and the duck and the grand finale of tiramisu. Not a detail was missed. Great wine list. Our amazing waitress, Elaine, was so knowledgeable and pleasant I look forward to coming back! Kudos!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our recent visit to Aria. We wanted to go out for a nice dinner at a restaurant with good food and atmosphere, but that was moderately priced, and Aria was the perfect fit. The restaurant was chic but not stuffy, and we loved the decor and great location. We ordered the foie gras ravioli as an appetizer; it was a bit smokey for my taste, but my boyfriend loved it, and the presentation was great. We ordered lasagna and penne alla vodka for our entrees, which were both very good. With drinks (I had a great cocktail with prosecco and strawberry puree), an appetizer, and two entrees, the meal was around $50, which we thought was very reasonable. There was also complimentary valet parking! A great dinner spot."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Aria over the past weekend. We have a few favorite Italian restaurants where we originate from. We were very taken by the restaurant when we walked into the door. The server was very helpful and providing some recommendations both from the wine and the food menu. The food we had was by far the best Italian food we have had to date. Unique, very well plated, priced well and very delicious. If you are looking for basic noodles and sauce, I would not recommend this restaurant. However if you are looking for an elevated Italian dish, please stop by."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Everyone at our table loved their meal. The service was ok."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were invited to a late night cocktail party so we decided to have dinner with friends before hand. The food was delicious and the service adequate. However, IF I were to recommend Tuscan Grill I would caution about the noise level. The music was loud as were several tables nearby to the point where our table of four could not converse. It is definitely not a location for enjoyable food AND conversation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went to dinner before the Panthers game and were dressed in game day gear and fit right in. Dress varied from very fancy to very casual. Food was fresh, hot and delicious. Our server was fantastic, and asked what time we needed to leave, and by golly, we were finished and on out way to the stadium by that time! We will be going back!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We hosted a lunch for some girls from work who were getting married. The Aria lunch special, salad, entry, dessert, small plate was perfect! Their bread was to die for! Quiet when we arrived a bit early but got very loud and was full of business lunchers by the time we left."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We needed a table for 7 imvluding two kids and a baby on a busy night uptown...no problem. The food was magical and the setting was romantic enough to be special but not so much it was awkward with a group. The kids menu was well priced and tasty. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Well located between the Omni and the Ritz-Carlton. Was able to see AC Milan team bus from the restaurant. Great food, service and live music."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal at Aria the other night. The lamb shank and wild duck breast were amazing! The classic rustic Italian food here is really worth the trip!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This was a good restaurant with a variety of great food. The portions were not large on some of the dishes but the quality was very high on everything that we had on the table."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Aria a few times and every time we do the food has been amazing. Our waitress could barely hear us which was a problem making me have to practically yell my order at her. Lasagna was stellar as was the pizza Bianca."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The good was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic! They even had live music and their entire menu was available for Queens Feast! Definitely will go here again!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took advantage of Restaurant Week offer. 3 courses & all three were great! Food was delicious, service was good, and the atmosphere in the restaurant was mid-to-upscale. Very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great experience at Aria. Too notch food and service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my third time coming to Aria and I love it more and more each time I come. The atmosphere is everything. All of my guests had the best time and raved on how wonderful the restaurant was. The staff was extremely accommodating of my large party even though it was restaurant week. Aria is in my top five list of best restaurants in Charlotte. Kudos to the chef and the entire team for making my birthday dinner special :)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food is good, decorated nicely, kind of small; you and your neighbors will share a conversation, unless you're in a group"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Taking advantage of Queen's Feast, we uncovered a great restaurant in Aria Tuscan Grill. There was excellent choice, and the service was quite attentive. I would definitely return, particularly if they had lunch, which I think they do!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was evident that Aris didn't concentrate a whole lot on seasoning, but on concentrated a deal on sauce work. I understand foods costs & plate presentation, but it wouldn't hurt for the plated to be sauced a little more. The foods and the sauce last amazing together, but I feel to maintain consistency without the plate& for ultimate satisfaction; SAUCE IS NEEDED!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I went to Aria with some friends for Queens Feast and it very good! I liked and chose this restaurant for Queens Feast specifically because they offered a lot of items on their prix fix menu, unlike some other restaurants in the city. I gave Aria a "very good" rather than "excellent" merely because nothing we ordered was outstanding still talking about it the next day level great. However, nothing anyone ordered was less than "very good" either. I really liked the atmosphere in here though, it's elegant yet relaxed - It almost feels like one big dinner party!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great for a business lunch and early dinner. Nice bar."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The atmosphere is comfortably business casual. The food was fine. Nothing to complain about, but nothing to write home about. The service was friendly and warm, but not particularly expert on the food or wine."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We didn't even realize it and we snuck in a reservation for restaurant week! This was a BIG treat because we got to try 3 courses for only $30 and they have their FULL MENU! Everything was so delicious, we had a great time, a great server, and an all around great experience!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The initial entry into the restaurant was thru the B of A atrium which forced us to go down the stairs to the Greeting Station that is servied, not by the 200 S Tryon address but a side street address, which would have been beneficial. We then turned around and had to go back up stairs to our table. Beyond that the food was very good and the service was good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First-time visit. Glad to have been seated upstairs. Lower level was very noisy with most tables spaced closely together. Not enough aisle space upstairs between tables either. Servers and other patrons kept bumping my chair through no fault of their own. On the positive side the food itself was quite good. Mussels with fennel and garlic and lamb shank were both excellent. My wife's gnocchi and trout were, according to her, delicious as well."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I came her during restaurant week. What a great choice I made Love it!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was just okay. I expected at least one thing to be be a WOW this is really good, but no. Scallops were good but the vegetable had a very strong vinegar taste. The salmon was bland. I only ate a few bites. The service was very good. They were really busy the night we were there."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the food is great, the service is great, the only complaint was poor lighting, and the menu print was so small had to use a 10x magnifier to see it..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was ok. Simple Italian . Food could have been more authentic."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town during restaurant week; saw Aria's website and made a reservation. We had trouble finding it and parking, but once inside, it was worth the hassle! Very pleasant staff, great corner table and the food surpassesd our expectations. (We're from Charleston, SC and know good restaurants). We had mussel appetizers that were outstanding. I had the scallop entree, which was very good, but my date's entree, the lamb shank was the best, a wonderful melody of flavors and incredibly tender. Overall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, went to the bar first, met Jeff and had some really great drinks, Sidecar was yummy, then our dinner was so good, service was great, we had such a good time, will be back for sure.."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our second visit was during Queen's Feast and this time everything was great and the menu provide was very large. Throughly enjoyed our visit with friends in the restaurant. can be very noisey."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a fantastic menu! There's a little something for everyone at Aria Tuscan Grill. I highly recommend the gnocchi appetizer; talk about a taste explosion. Dishes are beautifuly presented and portion sizes appropriate to allow for full enjoyment of the menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Both my wife and I had the Pork Arrosto. We would never serve such a fatty, tasteless cut of meat to anyone. The only good thing about it was the sauce. My wife's Shaved Kale Salad was excellent, but my Caprese Salad was forgetable as I could taste neither the tomatoes or Mozzarella. Don't bother coming here if you want to have a close conversation as tables are on top of each other and the noise level it quite loud ( they would do well to install something to baffle the reverberating noise level). When making our reservations, I added a note that this was a special occasion, and we were celebrating my wife's birthday. I had to remind the waiter as the note was not passed to him. Alas, he still forgot."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Many people appreciate a good glass of wine with dinner. I detest the awful glasses in which Aria serves their wine. Why can't they afford nice wine glasses?"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very knowledgeable staff. It was great for a date night for my wife and I. Portions were perfect. The duck was outstanding. From the discussion with our server, the chef seemed to care and take the time to experiment to offer unique dishes. And the tiramisu was out of this world."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "For a Saturday evening, Aria was not very busy- less than half full. However, we were seated directly between two other large parties even though there were many other two-tops available. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was hit or miss- the gnocchi appetizer was great but the pasta dishes were bland; the pasta obviously came from a box rather than house-made and the sauces were unappealing all around."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took a group of ten for a work dinner and was treated wonderfully. Everyone left impressed."
    Dined on 7/1/2014