Aria Tuscan Grill
Aria Tuscan Grill

Aria Tuscan Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ariacharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7043768880x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Aria Tuscan Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (89)notable wine list (69)good for groups (66)romantic (65)hot spot (35)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (27)late-night find (10)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Must have been an off night
    freddie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Until this night I always said I never had a bad meal at this restaurant. I guess never say never. Had Scottish salmon which was dry and overpowered by the pesto sauce. Have had better salmon at home. Service, although good, seemed rushed. Maybe chef just had a bad day, but was not typical for a restaurant that has always been excellent in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Cool
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice ambiance, good good, nice wait staff. Definitely worth trying!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food
    rick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The waiter recommend me the rabbit, and it was very bad, low amount of meet, which was hard with a lots of unchewable skin . Few mashed potatoes . The stake had fat. Otherwise the ravioli were excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had a party of 2 we were sat at a table in rh stairwell and took a while before the server came to greet us and the food was ok....overall not worth the amount of money spent .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kenkaylamom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 7th time to dine at Aria. We had a reservation but decided to eat at the bar close to the enteratinment (guy singing and playing the guitar, he was very very good) Food as always was yummy. The caramelized gnocchi appetizer is a must. Our go-to uptown spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fit for Foodies
    TripleA
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great! The wine list was impeccable! Our group of 8 had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    Run4food86
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was excellent the atmosphere inviting and awesome service had all courses and each were delightful down to the cappuccino
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First time - it was a great experience! Food was amazing and service was great! Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All kinds of Italian food
    suumessage
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Aria. We were very pleased with the quality and variety of the food. I had lamb osso bucco and my husband had trout. Our companions had more traditional pasta dishes. The restaurant adjoined the performing arts center, so it was filled with pre- and post-theater patrons. Because we were early, we waited a bit too long for our table. We were finally seated in the small upstairs area where a large party was scheduled, but noise level wasn't too bad. Service was very pleasant but slow. We would definitely return to Aria for the quality of the food and convenient location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    CameronVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went before the show at the Blumenthal and had a great meal and terrific service! They even offer a discount if you are attending the show which is awesome! We shared a caprese salad, the person I was dining with had the chicken piccata special and I had the fettucini carbonara. We also enjoyed the reese's tart for dessert. The service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're new to town..
    Pete
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Good Italian food. Not a big crowd for 7 chefs and an expediter or two. They know what to do to take care of customers. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food, great service. Overall my friends and I had a great time. Only problem was a bone found in our ravioli appetizer which we still had to pay for. Other than that everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent once again
    JAL1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I shared an excellent dinner that included the kale salad, ravioli special and the rabbit loin entree.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food and service were excellent. It was a little loud, but it was full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to get ready for a play
    RonWVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Aria is a great place to eat as you wait for a play to begin. Good food and good service await you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian at City Epicenter
    Scott
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food across the street from epicenter charlotte. Fit for foodies, modern atmosphere. A go to spot for me when traveling to charlotte from the west coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent,adorable menu
    SherriCSmith
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my college son & his girlfriend here over family weekend. Had a fabulous meal with awesome live music. $150 fed 5 people with wine & dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    2foodies
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is our second try and the food was average and although the wine list is massive, there was a limited selection of white wines that were a little on the sweeter side. Our waiter was indifferent and neglectful. I wanted to give a second chance to Aria, but we will not be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Uptown - Great food, great service!
    ItsAllabouttheFOODVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Aria is in an ideal location uptown, centrally located, close to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Booth Playhouse, the Arena and the square, located in the Bank of America Founders Hall at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets. The decor is contemporary and elegant, yet comfortable. The atmosphere is suitable for business meetings, romantic dinners, and groups. The staff is top notch, professional and efficient. The food is fresh and creatively prepared, using top quality ingredients and cooked to perfection. The chefs are extremely accommodating and have never failed to deliver on my special requests. I'm a frequent diner at Aria and can attest that the food is consistently prepared to perfection EVERY TIME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Good service.
    Cdf0703
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I chose Aria through many other reviews for my husbands birthday. I had requested through Open Table a quiet table and for a dessert to be brought over after dinner to acknowledge his birthday. When we arrived, we had 8pm reservations and did not have to wait at all to be seated. We were seated upstairs at a very small table next to the bar but still it was ok. Then the hip hop music from outside started blaring in. Not so romantic. The service was great. Very friendly staff. The food was very good but they never acknowledged his birthday. I'm not sure wether it was poor communication from booking online or if they just didn't do it but either way it was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    Marley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    very well presented with great service. i have been here a number of times, and it always delights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time. Great food
    Childressmember
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ambience and energy were awesome. Food was just as good an the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • iluvfoodnc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my first time at Aria. It was recommended by a friend and it was everything she said it would be. From the Hostess to the Waiter, everyone was professional, friendly and contributed to a great dining experience. Food was fantastic. I will definately return !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Enchanting Evening
    KipperVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our fourth or fifth viist to Aria and it did not disappoint. The food is excellent, the service good, and the wine list terrific. This is one of Charlotte's gems.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    PersnicketydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The wine list is great, full of Italian selections. I loved the kale salad. The service is good and dessert is delicious. Two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good first impression
    Lori
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was our first trip to Aria and we enjoyed our meal. My appetizer bruschetta and flounder entree were delicious, dessert was my least favorite course. The atmosphere of the restaurant was energetic but loud. Would certainly go back to try some of the other tempting selections on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a Diverse Group
    YogaFanVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid lunch option
    CLTdinerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding all around experience!
    BBgg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining ambience in Uptown Charlotte
    nwolf15
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food I have had
    JC4VT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was amazing. Everyone at our table loved their meal. The service was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bulldawg
    Bulldawg
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!
    FancyPants
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch with the Girls!
    AOShell
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    CapnBakfire
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    Anthony
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal
    Finfan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Sayitloudbap
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    ThomasPartyof2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.