Oggi Ristorante Italiano
Oggi Ristorante Italiano

Oggi Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oggicharlotte.com/
  • Phone: (704) 716-9400
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 4:30pm- 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Eloy Roy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ardrey Kell & 521
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Shopping parking lot.
A word from Oggi Ristorante Italiano
Oggi is a family-owned, home style casual Italian restaurant.
Come and explore the Art of Italian Pasta with us in the Shoppes at Ardrey Kell.
We make our own pasta and desserts from scratch everyday and have more than 24 years experience in the industry having owned several restaurants in Miami, FL.
Kids & Gluten-friendly menu available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Oggi Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (43)great for outdoor dining (23)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (19)romantic (18)hot spot (18)great for lunch (15)good for groups (9)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Prostho
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always impeccable service and food.Probably the best Italian fare in Charlotte
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the rough
    Teeman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This quaint store front restaurant is a delightful find. It sits in a location that you wouldn't expect to find this restaurant in. In a strip store center with a pizza parlor, Irish bar and restaurant, and next to a grocery store. Don't let that fool you. This is a rather small restaurant with impeccable service and great Italian food. A solid wine list to suit anyone's taste and a nice menu with made to order entrees. I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant Find
    DudeVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I've had the opportunity to eat in many great Italian restaurants throughout the U.S. and the world. OGGI, on a smaller scale rivals some of the best. I've dined 5+ times now and each time I have had a perfectly prepared dish. Pasta, fresh, and al dente. Sauces, meat and marinara, are perfectly seasoned and a great tomato base. I am just moving to the Charlotte area and will make this a frequent stop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Oggi
    jjlobiVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had an 8:15 pm reservation this past Saturday. Got seated around 8:30 pm. The place was packed. Those waiting to be seated have little choices for a waiting area; no bar, thus entry way was clogged. Service was very good, pleasant and efficient. Started with a shared Oggi chopped salad; excellent. We each had a chicken entree (Monsterrat and Piccata). Good sized portions with options as to sides, e.g. pasta, starch or veggies. If you choose a Risotto side it's $4 extra; but very good. My Piccata was bit too peppery and garlicky for my taste; not enough lemon flavor; but I ate it. My wife liked the pepper seasoning in her entree. There were at least 4 specials that evening to choose from, in addition to regular menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food
    Sweet10
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good food, staff is friendly and always offers suggestions on the food and wine parings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    mmhanakVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I am Italian and I have found the best Italian food in Charlotte right here at Oggi. Service is spot on, food is fresh and delicious and great selection. The only complaint I would give is that the tables are so close you can wipe the persons mouth next to you. Also a bar would be nice so you can have a glass of wine while you wait for your table. Food is off the charts amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JTss
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Make a reservation! Small dining room fills up quickly. Fantastic menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining vs Eating
    Josie6367
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We dined with friends and were in no hurry so we were ok with waiting quite a while for each course. The restaurant was not full, however, so we did wonder why things were slow. On the positive side, the food and staff were wonderful. Perhaps Oggi's is trying to bring back the idea of a dining experience rather than just eating! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    mature123
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food reputation has caught on and it gets very crowded. Entranceway is inadequate for people lining up with reservations. Not sure how accurate reservation times are. Some were asked to wait 20 minutes beyond their reservation time. We had a member of our party who used a walker and had difficulty negotiating the tables. Food and service were great. Prices are very fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, spotty service
    SCdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our fourth visit to Oggi, we brought new neighbors for dinner. Our waiter was average at best; we asked if chef could prepare an off-menu dish which we have done without problem in the past. First he said no, then said he would ask the chef. Came back to take our order and had forgotten to ask. Went back, confirmed we could get the dish we wanted. When food arrived one guest was served well before rest of our party, then we were served tow orders of spmething we didn't order. Had to wait another 10 minutes or so, when dishes finally delivered server said the entrees would be comped. When check came no adjustments, then he denied saying anything would be comped. Eventually dessert was comped. We have been big boosters for Oggi until this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go; it's worth it!
    PickyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I am a weekly visitor. Trust me. If you haven't tried Oggi, try it. If you're a foodie, you won't be disappointed. Food is excellent, creative, fresh and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Date Night
    DavannaH
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a date night with my husband. We chose to return to Oggi's Restaurant as it is one of our favorites in the neighborhood. The service is exceptional; the food is outstanding. We have not been disappointed by our selections no matter if it is for lunch or dinner. This time, we went for an evening dinner. The wine (Merlot) was delicious; very smooth. We shared an Oggi Salad, and the Risotto croquette appetizer; both were fantastic. My husband loves chicken parm; I had the salmon special with mushrooms & asparagus tips. Our entire dinner experience was exceptional. Definitely a place to go for a date night or with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but prepare to wait
    ensonarVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The initial encounter was a bit disappointing as we had to wait for almost 40 minutes to get our table with a reservation done through OpenTable. Thankfully, both the food and the service were great. I like how they offer what they call "a small plate", which is half the size of an usual appetizer, lets you try different kinds and still leave some room for the main course. We got lobster ravioli and croquettes, both were very good, and salmon special was phenomenal. Wine selection is also very good and reasonably priced. The ambiance is nice, dark red color.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Homemade Pasta!
    burrtkdVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I have been here several times with my family and the food is outstanding! The owners go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. I think this is the ONLY place in Charlotte that makes homemade Pasta! You must try!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NearBy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lively and energetic with great food. You can always count on their pasta to be fresh and made Oggi (Italian for "Today"). The wait staff can be counted on to be friendly and knowledgeable. The dessert menu is the best in town. Convenient to my neighborhood, but worth traveling for miles.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time...not the last time
    Smitty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Well we finally made it to Oggi on Saturday night. It came highly recommended by a large portion of friends. Usually when that happens, you are in for some disappointment. Well, that did not happen. In a rarity, it actually lived up to its billing. The service was phenomenal, and the food was well above average. The wine list is a bit small, but you can absolutely find a quality bottle to pair with your dinner, and at a reasonable price I might add. We had the calamari/zucchini appy to start with. My wife had the chicken parm and it looked like they gave her the whole chicken. I did two small plates - eggplant parm and meat balls. Excellent. Oh, did I mention the service? Some of the best I've ever had. A must visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    Divine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined with Oggi on multiple occasions and never failed to have a superb experience. The food and service are impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our New Favorite Restaurant
    mandcIhatetocook
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The service at Oggi was excellent from the moment we stepped inside the door. We were seated immediately. The wine list is superior and the staff is very knowledgeable about the wine selections. The menu is upscale Italian and varied to suit a variety of tastes. We recommend the "small plate" selections, which provide an amazing array of flavors. Cost is very reasonable and we intend to have dinner there again in the VERY near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineoutalot
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good experience. Good food. Great service. Need to add some better selection of California cabs to accompany the good food.(especially with winter coming on) Would recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Second time at OGGI and this time even better. Great service. They really try to treat you like family. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 12th Wedding Anniversary
    VarietyIsASpiceVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Oggi is never a disappointment. Personable and knowledgeable service! Warm and intimate setting! Fresh and deliciously fabulous FOOD! And did I mention the great wine list?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was fantastic about my experience. I will certainly be going back and telling my friends about it
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and wine
    Debbie5500
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Celebrating a birthday and our table wanted to share the bocconcino (risotto croquettes) and felt compelled to try the an entree of pumpkin ravioli as an appetizer because it sounded so awesome and we were not disappointed. It was a little more sweet than savory so would rate it 9 out of 10. My husband chose the Caesar salad but the rest had the Del Maestro salad so yummy. I am partial to the crabmeat ravioli so 3 out of four of could not resist. The fourth guest chose the penne vodka and enjoyed his chose. I love to rate food so also ask if he would get it again and the answer was a resounding yes!!! Overall introduced a new dinner to this great place and she was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian!
    sustainableeater
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Oggi was a total surprise - a NYC quality/exceptional Italian meal in a shopping center south of Ballantyne? We had 2 great salads, a (really small) small plate of 4 incredible raviolis (agnolotti pink?), a salmon special with crab meat & lobster cream sauce, and beautiful desserts - all lovingly prepared and promptly served. We sat outside on a nice night and were happy to hear that they're enclosing the patio to allow for more tables/diners. Other reviews said that the dining room is loud - which I'd have to agree. Our server couldn't have been nicer. From perfect crusty bread to delicious drinks (Nuevo Italiano - yum!): perfection. Hope the restaurant can keep up the good work even if they expand.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I drove 45 minutes to get to Oggi, with high hopes of finding a very good Italian restaurant. The meal began well with delicious, hit, crispy bread. The Caesar salad was very good. My friends said the arugula salad was also very good. We ordered a number of small plates and shared them. We enjoyed he eggplant parmagiana, but we're disappointed with the meatballs (didn't like the texture), gnocchi (didn't like the sauce), and the risotto croquettes. The sauce, which was on most of our dishes, was only mediocre. One friend, who ordered the salmon, said it was delicious. The atmosphere was nice and the server was attentive. I will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in town
    Michael
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It is a fairly small place but that guarantees a very warm and professional welcome. The food is outstanding, pasta hand made and a dessert to die for. Very good wine selection and a well trained and always friendly staff are rounding off a very nice experience... Hard to get a table.....no wonder..!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CHC
    TCC13
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and the service at Oggi Ardrey Kell is excellent. Our waiter was very helpful and courteous. It truly is our neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE**AVOID**
    JKSM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation for ourselves at 7pm and we arrived at 6:55pm. When it finally became 7:15pm and we watched tables of 4 being sat and 2 OPEN and AVAILABLE tables; I asked the waitress if we could sit in one of them and she promptly replied that they were held for a "FOUR TOP" only. I would have to wait for one of the few "TWO TOP" tables. I was absolutely appalled. What is the point in making a reservation?? Having returned from Italy last year, we always look for Italian restaurants and this was a disgrace. My husband and I are sharing this review verbally with our colleagues and anyone who doesn't want to waste their time and money on an awful experience. Additionally, the dining room is very small, cramped, and loud.
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  • Very good but noisy, pricey
    DanO
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overall OGGI's is great for tasty food and good service. However busy times, such as the Friday evening we dined there, are quite noisy. Also, it is rather pricey..almost $90 for my wife and and me (inc. tax,tip ) with just one glass of wine each
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went here with 2 girlfriends. We shared 2 salads and 2 entrees. All items were delicious! We'll definitely return. Great local find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friend's Birthday
    VarietyIsASpiceVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Never disappoints...food nor service! The lasagna is wonderful but make sure you save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kka1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food and service was outstanding. Nice atmosphere as well. Vodka selection was very limited (only two brands) too choose from.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    Karin
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've a few times to Oggi and everything is always really good, but this particularly time I went for my B-day and every single detail was perfect! The guys really made me to feel special! The food was great and the service amazing! I definitely recommend this place! Let's keep this gorgeous restaurant in business!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Authentic Homemade Italian
    PG1234
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, great food, homemade pasta, great family run restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful food, great service. However very crowded and noisy on the Friday evening we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice first experience
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Friendly staff. Good food and service. Love the fact that it's local.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    Roxanne
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Never will you find a better Italian restaurant. Well prepared dishes, excellent staff, acomodating even for the pickiest eater. You will want to try everything and won't be disappointed. Everytime we leave so full and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BuddyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not a good value for mediocre food. It was a busy Saturday night & service was lacking. The sautéed spinach was bitter & swimming in oil. The chicken special was $24 and half the plate was filled with bland tasting pasta in oil.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jtenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was very good. Risotto and crab ravioli were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    artleeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fantastic food and service. Love the eggplant parmesan, salad, chicken, salmon, and desert. What a great restaurant with friendly knowledgable service, in an atmosphere that is good for a date, or good for the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate