Oggi Ristorante Italiano
Oggi Ristorante Italiano

Oggi Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oggicharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7047169400x
  • 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
111 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (52)special occasion (38)great for outdoor dining (29)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)hot spot (12)good for groups (10)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It just keeps getting better
    PickyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I discovered Oggi about a year ago and eat there frequently. I have always had a great meal, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, interesting wines and inventive specials. I have recommended Oggi to several friends who have all had the same experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieKnows
    Lunch42
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very average food quality and service. Overpriced. Experience there was "fine," nothing special. Much better Italian food around town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad we found OGGI!
    Suzy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our neighbors introduced us to OGGI, and we found it to be a delightful, delicious little oasis in the midst of the busy Ballantyne area. It is family owned and operated - not a chain. The fare is comprised of fresh daily ingredients, including a few daily specials. Everything we have tried has been perfectly prepared and beautifully seasoned and served by a knowledgable, friendly staff whose service is just right- attentive, but not hovering. So glad I made reservations through Open Table as OGGI is packed even on week nights. This could easily become our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    SteveCVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Thus is our neighborhood gem. Eloy and his staff are great. Great service, outstanding meal. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    FoodieWannabe
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Husband and I went based upon a friends recommendation. Enjoyed one of the best meals out we have had in quite a while. Portabello mushroom special was absolutely delicious and the servers wine recommendation was spot on. We will definitely go back to try other things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Service, Authentic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've been here a few times now and have believe this is the best Italian Food in the area, which also rivals restaurants we've experienced in Italy and Boston's North End. The waitstaff is excellent: attentive, knowledgeable, and very friendly. The service is at least as good as what you will get at places like Capital Grill but without the stuffy atmosphere. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, you might want to reconsider if ambiance and quiet dining is high on your list. Oggi has a vibrant atmosphere and tables are close by, so the noise level is higher than others. We didn't remark at this but the staff volunteered the information that they plan to change the ceiling to reflect less noise. They also plan to add a bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Sub par at best for the food experience. Lacking flavor and ingenuity. So over priced for the quality. Our waiter had one other table besides us and still the service was poor. The waiter acted as if he was " in the weeds." We would not ever dine at Oggi again.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WhiteyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service was spot on. Never had a meal here that wasn't enjoyable
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    artleeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love this restaurant. The food and service is spectacular. Need to go once a week to get me fix! Just awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly Yummy
    Jeeter
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When we arrived the restaurant was busy, had a couple of large groups and was pretty noisy. our booth sat off to one side so the noise didn't bother us much. We started off with a couple of small plates for appetizers. One was very good the other (calamari, one our favorites) was cold and extremely chewy. Definitely do not recommend it. The Cesar salads we large, but the the lettuce was warm and limp and nothing notable about the dressing. But the Lasagne was wonderful as was the veal dish, which was pounded very thin and melted in my mouth. We will be returning but will stay away from the Calamari and salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better
    PeterFraedrichVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good and the price within reason. However, it was very warm and smoky in the restaurant which made it quite uncomfortable and we began looking forward to finishing and leaving. Also the tables were quite small for our party of five and the long plates they use were not appropriate for the table size. It was Friday and therefore quite crowded resulting in it being very noisy to the point of distraction. My wife had lobster which was overcooked and dry. The cannoli desert couldn't get much smaller than the three morsels bites they give you. Otherwise the food was good but there's too much other distractions that did not make it a pleasurable experience.
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    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    Rdine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, service was not the best but the owner apologized and corrected the situation. Unfortunately a hail storm knocked out one air unit and the air temp was very warm. We will go back when air is fixed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like home !!
    Takemyword
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everyone was very attentive , conscientious and happy ! The food was fabulous and the service was top notch ! We have already decided to become regulars ! Yummy, authentic Italian cuisine !! :-)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went
    CoraVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Glad we went. I saw reviews from others and wanted to try it. I go to Italian restaurants all over. I like to find new ones to see if they are really good. They did accommodate me making sauted garlic and oil for the delicious bread they have. Good food, very good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oggi's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great food, knowledgeble and friendly staff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate