Aria Tuscan Grill
great food and experiencethe food was absolutely vibrant and delicious. flavors bursting and the meats were cooked to perfection. from the moment my wife and I walked in there was an ambiance of elegance. the service was outstanding! from recommending dishes to recommending the perfect wines. the food is well worth the price.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodWonderful food, great cocktails, soothing live music. Only negative was our waiter... Very negligent of our needs. Had to repeatedly ask for bread, more wine, etc6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduationWe took our son for his High School Graduation and we walked in and were treated fantastic by the host. We moved to the Bar to have a couple of drinks and we were greeted with a smile and great attitude. we finally sat down for dinner and the waitress was great and knew the menu and the food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAria TuscanThe food lived up to its reviews and rating. The waiter was knowledgeable on the wine list and made recommendations for wines that were similar to those they were out of. It was nice to have someone who knew the food and wine so well.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good mealWe loved our meal from the wine to appetizer and both entrees. Liked the scallops and risotto the best, but everything was wonderful. Will go again soon.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional experienceThe food, service, and dining experience were out of this world ! ! ! The chef's table is a must see.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Aria Tuscan GrillOur party of four had dinner before a show at the Booth Theatre Saturday night. The food was excellent, service outstanding and the overall experience top notch. Food was fresh and high quality all around from the bread and olive oil to salads ( fresh mozzarella was superb!) , to the entrees. Prices are surprisingly reasonable. I would highly recommend Aria, especially for a pre-Blumenthal dinner.
I have been to Aria for lunch before and loved it . Dinner didn't disappoint.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA proven winnerWe wanted a great meal for our anniversary so we chose Aria. We were not disappointed. This remains one of the best restaurant choices in Charlotte. We will definitely be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHopping!This was the hot spot last Friday night. Dinner at the bar was good. Bartender gave great recommendations for wine and food.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Aria Tuscan Grill was great! The menu was rich with options and the food was outstanding. The fettucini carbonara was to die for! We had seven people in our party and had no trouble beginning with salads and enjoying the meal through dessert with time to spare for the 8:00 show at Belk Theater. Don't miss the marscapone cheececake...!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat before a showAria always accomadates people with play reservations. They give you prompt friendly service so you can have a great meal and get to your play on time. The food is always good, too. It is a nice evening even if you are not going to a play!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThey changed their menu soThey changed their menu so we missed some of our favorites like the N.C. flounder. The rissotto was unevenly cooked. The waitress made an effort of reporting it to the chef. They took out the wild mushroom pizza from our bill which by the way is the best pizza ever. The restaurant was a little bit noisy but we love the serving sizes. We ordered a lot of dishes and did family style so that we can taste their new menu.We will definitely be back.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood dining experience - againThe ahi tuna and the pork tenderloin were excellent, as was the roasted 5-carrot salad. The waiter was informative and attentive; his recommendations were all terrific. They accommodated my husband's hearing problem by giving us a table in a corner; it made our evening very pleasant.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, good price, convenient location for theater going.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAria is my very favorite restaurantAria is my very favorite restaurant in Charlotte Uptown.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite lunch spotI work uptown and this is always my first suggestion for lunch. Lots of choices and there are many vegetarian options for me, as well. People love the express lunch option & always make time for dessert. Their fig gelato is wonderful. Staff is very knowledgable about what they are serving and for reccommendations.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Downtown RestarauntWe were headed to a performance at the Booth Playhouse and were looking for dinner close by. What a treat to have such a fabulous meal in addition to the show.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodEasy to find. Food was awesome but the noise level was a bit daunting. The Grandma's recipe lasagna was authentic and excellent. Gnocci was also excellent. No complaints on any of the dishes. The cheesecake and gelato selections were amazing. Would definitely return when we are in Charlotte5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAria is my favorite UptownAria is my favorite Uptown restaurant. I go there two or three times a week.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic end to a busy dayThe new menu is absolutely mouth watering. I had the carbonara with peas and asparagus, it definitely worth trying. It paired very well with the Tuscan blend which was recommended to us by our server. Very modern and sophisticated vibe but also very comfortable.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat, butit's too loud. :(
waitress was great, loved the description of the various food recommendations she made.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Business LunchThis is a great place for a business lunch. The food is good, with a wide selection of choices. The service is quick and friendly.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome experienceI was there for a dinner date. Sghe was impressed at the atmosphere and we both enjoyed the menu5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and wine.Great service and great food. Best meal we have had in quite some time and look forward to returning again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMrelaxed, fun nightwent before the symphony, had a great meal, server was terrific5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for the hungry travelerAfter a long week of work and travel, we shared a bottle of Tuscan red, a plate of antipasti, a loaf of crusty bread - torn by hand and topped with white beans & olive oil - and 2 amazing entrees (seared tuna and pasta with sausage & broccoli rabbe). No room for dessert, but perfectly sated and fortified for the weekend. In short, Aria provided everything good Italian food and wine should do for the body & spirit. We'll be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was perfection.This restaurant was perfection. The drinks, food and service were all equally amazing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLast meal in CharlotteI've been in Charlotte off and on for the last four months. Aria was one of the first places I ate. It was good enough then for me to make Aria my choice for my last meal in Charlotte. Enough said.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!!I took my father out for dinner and we had and amazing time! It was our first time there and we were very impressed!the services was outstanding. All of the staff was knowlagable and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious!! We ha a great visit and will defiantly be returning!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for lunch and dinner!I've been to Aria a few times for dinner but this was my first lunch experience and I wasn't disappointed. I got the flatbread mushroom pizza and it was outstanding! The food came out quickly and they even provide you with a bread and white bean spread before your food comes out. Everyone at my table really enjoyed their food as well- Chicken Pannini was excellent, chicken park was unique (not breaded) but also great, the flank steak didn't have the best flavor but it was served with excellent side items. Overall great experience and I look forward to going back again soon!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerHad a great evening meal with a party of 8. They sat us at a square table rather than a long table which made it much easier to engage with the whole group rather than just those seated next to you. The food was very good and well received by all our diners and the wine list had a large selection of Italian wines in a good range of prices.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love your new menu. TheI love your new menu. The roasted lamb panini was so good yesterday, I went back for another one today! Aria is my favorite restaurant in uptown charlotte and I go there two or three times a week, every week. I know all of the servers by name; they are all so friendly and nice.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food!Food was outstanding & our service was great. We will definitely be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMyumbutternut squash ravioli was to die for. definitely coming back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites!We have received fantastic service (Jennifer and Chris) both times we have eaten there, and the food is delicious - don't hesitate to make a reservation today!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and delicious,Excellent service and delicious, modern Italian food. Desserts in particular are outstanding!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had great service despiteWe had great service despite it being prom night and all the extra "noise" that comes with those young people. Looking forward to going back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI like the location and accessibiliI like the location and accessibility to work in Bank of America building and events at TimeWarner Cable Center very much. Also like seeing the cooks working in the kitchen -- they look like they really enjoy their jobs!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy for a business lunchNoisy for a business lunch - but the food was great!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch was good. However oneLunch was good. However one of the pasta dishes (penne a la vodka) was sub-par and tasteless.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy and recommendTypically go to the bar for a drink and the small plates which are fantastic. We went for an actual meal on Friday night. Crowd was good, service was amazing, and the food exceeds expectations.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant for earlyWonderful restaurant for early pre theater dinner. Service excellent and fast with an eye to making the show on time. Delicious food and reasonable prices.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a repeated customer.I am a repeated customer. This time, we dined at Aria before the opera. The location of the restaurant is just excellent. Although we made the reservation 10 days in advance, when we walked in, the very first table given to us was right by the entrance. That was not acceptable. The restaurant should do better seating reserved customers.
The table given was on the second floor, which is much quieter than the lower floor. Anyone intending to have a conversation should ask for 2nd floor.
The marinated cannellini bean served with a basket of bread was awesome (as usual).4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were two of us so weThere were two of us so we got a fairly private corner table, which made our experience especially nice, since it tends to be noisy. Both the service and the food were excellent! We would return any time we have the chance, and would recommend it heartily!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's was a great pre-concertIt's was a great pre-concert meal experience. We'll be back!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMclassy establishmentI took my fiancee here for her birthday, and we were both extremely pleased. The food is excellent, seafood is fresh, and the waiters are exceptional. A family next to us, however, brought their small children, and all of them wore jeans and t shirts.. Regardless of how rich you are, you should dress nicely if you go here.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gem in uptownAria is one of my all-time favorites and one that is a must visit when I am in the Queen City. The Carmelized Gnocchi is out of this world. The service is impeccable and the wine list is one of the best. This was the first time I brought my children and was a little concerned before arrival. But was pleased to see they had a kids menu and the wait staff was very accomodating to my children.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for dinner on aWent here for dinner on a week night by a recommendation from a friend. The food was great, the price was reasonable and the staff was very friendly. Just a nice restaurant uptown.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the atmosphere, withEnjoyed the atmosphere, with a very diverse crowd. Restaurant was very busy,yet staff was extremely attentive. Took the opportunity to try the "special" and other items outside of the the traditional menu, and was pleasantly surprised.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAria rocks with Tuscan flareAria rocks with Tuscan flare food. Everything we had was perfect from the gnocchi to the gelato.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM