Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante
Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante

Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aroojis.com/
  • Phone: 7043666610
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Livio Ingenito
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: $100 minimum order. Catering available to customers within a three mile radius. Available 11am - 5pm, daily. Please call, for more details.
  • Entertainment: Singer-Songwriter Jeff Rearick performs classic rock on the patio on Wednesday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lloyd Church Road
  • Public Transit: Bus stops in front of our shopping center. 20 Inbound 5:22am 5:52am 29 Outbound 6:32am 7:17am RideTransit.org
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available, at no charge, on the street and in the adjacent parking lot.
A word from Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante
This classic Italian Restaurant, in Charlotte, NC, proudly serves the finest authentic Tuscan cuisine. Amazing selection of wines. Locations in Southpark and Ballantyne.
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Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since June 2, 2014
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  • CLOSED???
    ThauserVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Showed up for dinner and they were out of business...
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  • great little place
    ChristmasBabe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    One of the best things was that it was quiet. We were dining with friends and it nice to be able to have a conversation. The service was good and meals arrived in a timely fashion. My meal was good and I had enough for a lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, rookie service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food close to house but looked unprepared for people to actually eat there. Good wine took care of most of our angst, however.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    Chris1VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were there for dinner, the place is noisy could be because we were sitting next to a large group who were loud. My husband had salmon with broccoli small portion he requested rice which never came. The Caesar salad was very good, I had lasagna which was soso, to much meat. I like their other location in Ballantyne much better.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Place.
    Onesicpup
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My Wife and I had a really great time. I had the Gnocchi Al Pesto. The wife had Zuppa Di Mare. Both of us where members of the clean plate club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Fare
    Charles
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Another great meal at Arooji's. Had the Zupa Di Mare and it was very good. Service was great and the atmosphere was just right for an evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious and served
    Kathy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was delicious and served HOT! Our waiter made great suggestions. He was very personable and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date
    Chris
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food and atmosphere was great. Service could have been better but it was a busy valentines day
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • let down
    Neighbor
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was fair Went for Valentines day dinner. My steak was tough and not worth the $47 price. Was dissapointed that there was a pre set menu, so not many options. Had to ask for bread twice. We asked our waiter if he had any reccomendations and he said he doesnt eat the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations?
    Gfunk
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We arrived after making reservations a few hours earlier on Opentable. They said they don't keep track of new reservations in evening. We were sat quickly, but it was annoying.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing... as usual
    notRealPicky
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I like Arooji's. I really do. But I'm not sure why. I dine there every few months hoping that it will improve--more memorable food or professional service. But it doesn't. The Ambience is great but that's all. New Year's Eve the fixed price menu was boring as was the food. The waiter tried but maybe it was his first night in a high-class restaurant. Example-- we had coffee after dinner and it was promptly brought. After a couple minutes we had to ask for cream and sugar. The sugar was brought to the table and the waiter apologized that they were out of cream (?) and asked if milk was acceptable. Of course it was and so was provided. And then we had to ask for spoons. With the wine, for the cost we should have gone to The Palm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long, average dinner
    CLTdinerVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    It was a busy Monday night at Arooji's (though not so busy that every table was occupied at all times). Bread was hard to come by (the waiter said it was "by request only", as they were running low -- from the scraps we received in our basket, I guess he was right). The Caprese salad was good and well-composed. Then we waited: we didn't get entrees (both quick-cooking shellfish dishes) until ~35 min. after finishing the salad. And what we received was underwhelming. My wife's shrimp were overcooked, the dish generally bland. My seafood medley included overcooked, tough calamari, unopened clams (should never have made the plate), overcooked shrimp, and scallops with adductor muscles attached (though they were the best part of the dish).
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  • Surprised they are still open
    1CoupleVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    It was Sat 9pm. When my husband ordered ice tea the server said they were out of tea bags. We ordered our entrees and here the waiter comes back to announce they don't have the veal and adds "we haven't had it for a year"...He brought our salads and bread but when we requested extra later again he said they had no more bread. My side dish was mushrooms which yet again he comes back and apologize they were out. The entrees arrived with the side dishes on the wrong plates so the waiter brought some extra spaghetti on a plate. Ok, guess what is the answer when we asked for extra sauce? Yes, they had no more sauce! We declined a free dessert offer and we will never go back there because the manager was aware and never talked to us!
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  • Good but could be Better!!
    Foodie49
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food was good but not notable. The pasta dish was excellent, however the skewers(steak and shrimp) were dry and condiments were burnt. The rolls were yeast and slightly overcooked. The salad was very good and fresh and I highly recommend the creamy balsamic dressing. With attention to detail and some more notable bread offering Aroojis will be a place to GO!! The wine list is good but very pricey with nothing under $32 a bottle and only 2-3 of those, a little variety in price would be better.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • large party dinner
    Lola
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The owners of Aroojis were amazing, super nice and accommodating. They helped make our evening special and memorable. The food was so delicious and the wine was great. I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic night, special occasion, large party or just a night out for some great italian food. We are from Italy and we loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Saturday Night
    racyVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    For starters, the restaurant did not give me the table that I had requested when I made my reservation. The restaurant was practically empty at peaking dining hours on Saturday night. The menu hadn't changed any since I had last visited in the Summer. There was only one special and the kitchen substituted the type of pasta we ordered with another less satisfactory pasta without a heads up to the server or us diners. When called to the server's attention, we were offered a complimentary dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • European Experience
    CodyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The food was exceptional as was the ambiance. The service however was very slow, much like they do in restaurants in Europe. They allow you to take your time and don't rush you. If you want the experience of fine European dining I highly recommend Arooji's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They seems didn't see us on
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    They seems didn't see us on opentable reservation. We got seat fine. Food was just okay doesn't excit us go back.
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  • Overall the food was very
    Doug
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Overall the food was very good. The only suggestions that I would give is to improve the timing of the service. Started off very good and then got slower and slower. However, the wait staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    RB58
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Avoid this place at all costs. One server for the entire dining room. 3 hours to get appetizers and dinners and that followed a 45 min wait to have our order taken. Stay away!
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  • Great place to eat
    BLFLVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Loved it...the food was generous and exceptional and I have already recommended to others, but they failed to give me my 100 points. I
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    FietsersVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Great food--we ordered the eggplant parmesan and the salmon, both of which are among our favorite dishes anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Corvetteguy
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    The Lobster Ravioli was off the chars. Evan makes a mean LemonDrop Martini
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong here!
    FinickyNYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Professional staff, delightful server, dog friendly patio & always a pleasant dining experience. Always look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst night ever
    VickyH
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    What a nightmare! Had reservation for a group of 20. Two servers in the whole place. One sheet of paper menu with just entrees, no salad, no appetizers. The server was clearly upset that she had to wait on us and complained the entire time. Manager no where to be soon!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint Place
    WineNDine
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We went four our anniversary and loved it. The food was excellent and service was good. I was dissapointed more people weren't there but it was during the week... I'd definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice community restaurant.
    Charlottegirl
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Nice community restaurant. Quiet and service was good. We enjoyed our meals and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were very disappointed
    CatD
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We were very disappointed in our meals. Service, although friendly, was a slower than would be expected given very little activity in the restaurant. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, but without good food and/or atmosphere, I don't think it will draw many repeat patrons with so many other options in Charlotte/South Park.
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  • We went to arooji's on a weekday
    GhobbyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    We went to arooji's on a weekday night. Unfortunately they were not very busy; we were one of three tables in the restaurant. I had a caprese salad, and the tomatoes were bland and the mozzarella was average. The lasagna dish I had was good, but there was nothing special about it. At these prices, I believe there are some more interesting options in Charlotte.
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  • Can't Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I have now had two horrible meals at this restaurant. The first, back in May, was Gnocci al Pesto. What are supposed to be light and airy potato dumplings were absolutely leaden and completely overpowered by the "creamy pesto sauce." The second meal, just last week, was a Pizza Napolitana. The crust tasted like one you would buy at the supermarket off a peg; the tomato sauce was good, however, the fresh tomatoes and slices of mozzarella were COLD. I really think the chef forgot to put it under the salamander before it was brought to the table. Service was very slow on both occasions, even though there were only two or three tables occupied. The one positive note is that they do give a nice amount of wine or Prosecco per pour.
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  • A neighborhood gem!
    FinickyNYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    This is a charming family owned restaurant with a lovely staff, good Italian food & wine list and a small, cozy patio area with a fish pond which is lovely to sit and dine in. They are dog friendly and we always enjoy our time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed dinner, food was very
    kensVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Enjoyed dinner, food was very good and service as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience
    italianlover
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    The owner and staff go out of the way to make you feel like family. I have taken numerous parties to this restaurant and have yet to be disappointed. The owner went the extra mile when i had one of my executive managers in to insure our dining experience was superb. The wine list is very good and the food phenemonal. I heartily recommend this restaurant for anyone that loves Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere
    CarolinaGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    My husband and I met another couple there for dinner. I like that's it's in the general SouthPark area, but not the congested part of South Park. I wasn't super crowded at first. We got there about 7 on a Saturday evening, got a table outside, and an hour later every table outside and most of the inside was full. Service did get a little slower during this time, however the waiter, Evan was polite enough to tell us they just got slammed. Which we appreciated. But the food was great and the outdoor dining was great also, so we didn't mind the slower service. My husband said his Seabass was cooked a tadbit too long, but it was edible and seasoned good. Overall I'd give it a 8.5. I would recommend it and would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a neighborhood gem!
    FinickyNYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We LOVE the hospitality, the food we ordered, the wonderful people who work there and become your "new best friends". We just moved to Southpark in Charlotte & Arooji's is a "no-brainer". Sat with our doggies on their lovely patio with fish ponds (our Jack Russell was fascinated by the fish so we had to keep him on a tight leash, no problem. Look forward to going back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Beetzlovesfood
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    First time to the SouthPark location. Service was a little slow to start, but once our server came around, we had just the right amount of attention. The complimentary bean dip and hot bread were delicious! So much so, we asked for more and got a second serving. We each ordered a salad...the Caprese and the Cuore Sano - both so full of flavor. We ordered the Arooji's Pizza to share...excellent flavors and so much like the real Italian pizza we had in Rome. A nice red wine completed a great meal. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine room?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Umm, I don't think so. On top of that the lobster ravioli was below average. We were excited to try it, but will not be making a return trip.
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  • Loved the pastas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Perfect place for a private/personal dinner. The food was delicious and their house wine tasted great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointing
    Lansing
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Our 5 couple dinner club decided to give Arooji's a try, in spite of some pretty negative reviews. To be fair, there were some glowing reviews as well, so we decided to "roll the dice" and see which among this mixed bag of critiques was more accurate. When they arbitrarily changed our time of reservation, I was quite irritated and began to expect the worst. As it turned out, the food, service and ambiance were all okay; neither terrible nor excellent- good, but nothing special. In my final opinion, the poor reviews were an exaggeration, and based upon the quality and presentation of the four different selections made by our group, so were the praise reviews. Arooji's is passable but not worth making a special effort to seek them out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Appetizer was from frozen calamari. My Ceasar salad was definitely made earlier in the day as the dish was quite cold and likely came out of the freezer. Entree was OK, surprised actually after having my appetizer and salad being a bit of a disappointement.
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