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Oggi Ristorante Italiano
Oggi Ristorante Italiano

Oggi Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oggicharlotte.com
  • Email: oggicharlotte@aol.com
  • Phone: (704) 716-9400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - 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, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), 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 22 years experience in the industry having owned several restaurants in Miami, FL. Kids & Gluten-friendly menu available.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Oggi is a diamond in the rough. Our family of four were all surprisingly impressed with the high quality food and experience. Oggi came highly recommended to us so we gave it a shot and we were very pleased that we did. In our opinion, this is the best new restaurant opened in South Charlotte in years. Congratulations to the owners and chef for a job well done! High quality food, experience and a very reasonable price. We will return!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " First, and probably most important. The food was terrific! Appetizers, main course and desserts were all creative and delicious The wait staff was over the top...it was raining, and greeter went out and met our friends at their car with umbrella great wine suggestions as well. We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner! We will definitely be back soon. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Awesome, awesome, awesome! The food was excellent, service was superb."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Drinks are a little pricey. Food great. Small quaint place. Lynn is the best server."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We made reservations for 9 people and when we arrived at 6:45 for a 7:00 reservation our table was ready. The waiter and staff were wonderful and attentive. Drinks, appetizers, food and even "add" on food was delivered hot and promptly. Made for a perfect evening for my daughters 21st birthday. This was our first time to OGGI's but will not be our last. Thank you, OGGI staff!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been a few times. Food is good, not great. Service is so so. The restaurant is always empty when we get there and they ask if we have a reservation, like we need one. When we say no, they give that pretentious snide smile and then seat us. Honestly, the restaurant would be a lot nicer if there was a bar and a place to hang out. I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I have enjoyed every meal we have had here. Growing up in an Italian family, I can be critical of food served in many Italian restaurants. Every dish we've eaten at Oggi has been fabulous. In our opinion, Oggi is the best Italian restaurant in Charlotte and my favorite restaurant overall. The most difficult thing about eating here is deciding what to have."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server was excellent. He was so well acquainted with the menu that after asking me one or two questions he suggested a dish for me that I ordered and that was delicious."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was absolutely wonderful and very well priced. You could not ask for better service from the Maitre d or the wait staff. All was excellent! The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place is tucked away in a Harris Teeter shopping center, at a busy intersection. If you didn't know it was there, it would be easy to miss. The restaurant is small, with some booth seating and outdoor seating as well. There is not much in the way of ambiance. It is pretty "bare bones". You will come here for the food. They have nightly specials in addition to the good size regular menu. Prices are slightly above what you expect in such a place, but the food was worth it and our server was very attentive. My friend and I had different veal dishes, which were beautifully presented and were delicious. Great night! We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Oggi for the first time this weekend. We were very impressed with the service: everyone was absolutely superb. The menu had some great and unique options that all sounded delectable. We were therefore quite disappointed when we received our entrees and were met with less than good taste and quality. The best part of the food was the dessert: a tiramisu that was done beautifully. Overall the food needs some help and is overpriced, but the service/wine selection/dessert was totally worth it!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was treated to a wonderful lunch by two friends unfamiliar with the area. They took me to Oggi's based on my recommendation from a previous visit. The first time I went I ordered from the daily special. This time, from the menu. The service was great as was the meal."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "could not have been improved. From attentive staff to the food. Will be back many times!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Really Really good Italian food. Fresh homemade past and sauces. Just the way grandma used to make it. Do not let the location fool you. It is well worth the trip. I had the trout special that was wonderful. My wife's lasagna was the best she has had in years. The wine list is very simple but they indicated that they were working on an upgrade"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was ok, not a hit out of the park, trattorias in waxhaw is much much better. Too small to have an intimate conversation. Maggianoes is better as well foodwise. As I said, its ok."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Three of us went to dinner at Oggi's on a Saturday evening. Our table was ready immediately and our server was very attentive to us. We were served fresh warm bread prior to our salads being served. I had the Linguini Frutti Di Mare in white sauce; my husband and son both had the Chicken Parmiggiana. Our main courses were plentiful and delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. This was a great dining experience and will certainly go back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Oggi's is our new favorite restaurant -- please vote for them.....2013 Best of Charlotte New Restaurant or Italian Restaurant!! The food is fantastic; the ambiance is beautiful....you would never know you were in a neighborhood strip center! We have been a regular customer for almost a year and it never disappoints! jean"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My father in-law's birthday is coming up and loves Italian. Since they were in town over the weekend, we took him here for an early birthday dinner. All I have to say his what he said, "We're coming here whenever we're in town.""
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I made reservations, however Oggi's was so busy that we did not get seated for 45 minutes. Once we did get seated, the waiter was very nice, the food was excellent, and the restaurant gave us dessert because our wait had been so long."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It took a while for our waiter to approach us after we were seated. I ordered the portobello mushroom app which was lovely, however, it came way before the wine. Timing is way off here.husbands salad came 15 minutes after my app. We ordered same crab ravioli. We saw them bring the dishes out to us, then stop short and take the dishes back, under the heat lamps!!! nooooo....don't leave ravioli in a cream sauce under heat lamps. I was able to get the attention of the confused waiter to request he bring the food. Cold! Not even slightly hot. Our poor waiter was nice and apologetic, and seemed afraid of what might happen should he present two more cold dishes to the chef! It was an open kitchen, so the dynamics were easy to read!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Have been there before and this time we had specials and they were excellent as was the service. Will keep Oggi on my list of I can count on this place restaurants."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a very good meal and we will return again soon. The restaurant is a bit small and on the weekends it can be a bit loud. You are not rushed and the service is very good and friendly. It is a very good restaurant and as I say we will return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Oggi is a pleasant, local restaurant with great food. Service impeccable. Love to eat there"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Was not overly impressed with the meal. I've had better meals at at family style Diner than what is served @ OGGI. Don't get me wrong, the food wasn't bad. I was just expecting a little better for the $$$. Very cramped space also. They have around 20 tables (give or take) in what looks to be the store front of a Dominos. Not a lot of room for guests to move around let alone the wait staff again not a bad place to catch a meal, but not someplace I would go out of my way to visit again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The special appetizer of Shrimp Ceviche was fantastic, the chopped salad and cheese flan dessert were great! However, the Veal Parmigiana was really dry and over cooked. We will try this restaurant again because we enjoy non-chain restaurants. We really want to like this place, it was a nice neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This place has amazing italian food. Best I have had in Charlotte."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Once again the service (Tom) and food at Oggi were fabulous. The chicken with figs special was very tasty as was the veal Romano. The thing about Oggi is that there are never any surprises, always consistently good service and outstanding, innovative dishes. We can't wait until it starts getting warmer at night because then they open up their outdoor terrace for dining."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I have been here several times and the experience has been consistent. The food is very good and the service is great. However, it feels like I'm in a tin box with 50 other people. I took my wife here for Valentine's day (a day late) and made a reservation. We were seated promptly at a very small table in the middle of the place between two large groups. The tables were so close together that I could have bridged my table with the couple's table next to us with a bread basket. I couldn't hear a word she said due to the noise levels... which didn't make this a very romantic date. You'd think by now they'd add some acoustic panels or something to break up the sound. I probably won't be back for any special occasions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by a few friends because of the homemade pasta so we thought we would give it a try for Valentines Day. Unfortunately the homemade pasta was not offered on the menu for Valentines Day but we did have a overall nice dinner. We started with the insalata del Maestro salad which was awesome highly recommend. For dinner we both ordered the Salmon. The dinner was overall very good. The server seemed new and ordered the wrong Salmon for my wife (plain salmon vs the stuffed crab) but made up for it with a few glasses of complimentary wine. The tiramisu was very good as well. Overall I give the restaurant experience a 3.5 out of 5."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Oggi for Valentine's day. Their menu was limited due to the Charlotte snowstorm affecting deliveries but I thought even with a limited menu, they did a great job of trying to accomadate everyone. They had a special 4-course Valentine's Dinner option and then an a la carte menu as well. My wife and I used the a la carte option. We both had pasta dishes and they were very fresh. The dinner was very romantic and the restaurant was packed from the time we sat down until the time we left. I really encourage reservations to reduce wait."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Generally Oggi hits the mark, good cuisine, excellent service, but they missed the mark badly on Valentines Day. They made the mistake of overbooking the restaurant, the tiny vestibule was packed with people whose reservation times had passed (albeit we were only seated about 10 minutes late.) When we were seated, and because of the cozy space that is this restaurant, couples were seated at separated 4 tops with barely 6 inches between tables. The usually intimate setting was uncomfortably intimate with adjacent couples. The food was not its usual outstanding delivery (my wife's potatoes were delivered cold), and our server, Tom, completely missed the mark. Bread and salad never arrived. Generally much better than this."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We will definitely be adding it to our list of favorites."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 7:45. We arrived and were told they were approx 35 minutes behind on their reservations. Stood in a small waiting area and had to keep moving out of the way. we were offered a complglass of wine. We were seated approx 8:20. We immediately ordered an appetizer while we looked over the menu. The app arrived 40 minutes later. I have been there for lunch and at that time the food was much better. I felt the food quality was mediocre this time. I did not feel the waiter was attentive. Our food was delivered by another staff member and he just dropped our dishes and ran. I ordered pasta and had to flag someone down for Parmesan cheese. My husband was only driving water and we had to ask twice to have his glass refilled."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Definitely make reservations, ours was for 7 and we didn't get seated until 7:30 which wouldn't have been bad if they had a bar you could wait at, it is so small we had about 15 other people all crammed in a very small entrance all waiting for our 7:00 reservation (Line went out the door). Once seated we were greeted promptly by our waiter Lynn who was very knowledgable on the wines as well as the menu. She explained the concept of Oggi and told us if it wasn't on the menu not to worry that since they are a made from scratch kitchen they could probably make whatever we asked for (which held true because I asked for something not on the menu and was told "no problem".) Food was excellent, service was superb...we will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It's so refreshing to actually find a restaurant that makes their own pasta in-house. It reminds me of my vacation when dining in Rome, Italy. I like that the food is prepared "same day" and that everything is home-made and not pre made and frozen and then thawed out to serve….EXCELLENT food!!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "As a transplanted Yankee married to an Italian, my husband and I are always looking for an Italian restaurant that we might be able to put on the same level as what we were used to. Oggi did that for us! When I read their menu online, I knew we had to try it out. We had to control ourselves from not ordering everything on the menu. My husband ordered the veal portobello entree...amazing! I went old school and ordered the chicken parm with penne...what a serving it was! It was the biggest chicken cutlet I've ever seen and it was so good! So big, that we had enough leftover for each of us to have subs the next night. We can't wait to come back and try one of the homemade pasta dishes!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food and hustle by the staff to get people seated as quickly as possibly and food out as soon as possible. Everyone's food came out great and good wine recommendation by the server. Only note to the restaurant is to change the rectangular plates used to serve the mixed seafood and pasta - sauce kept being dripped out by every server bringing it out. Go back to a large high bowl. See you next time."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have been to Oggi several times & have never been disappointed!! The pasta is fresh & delicious and they have a fabulous wine list. It is always busy, yet the service is always great. Finally great Italian in South Charlotte- can't wait to go back....I recommend the risotto!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "No bar. No standing room to wait either (other than the apple bees like foyer). Pasta was under cooked. Veal was torched. It is kind of like an Italian version of Nothing but Noodles. might be ok for lunch"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience every time we go. This last Friday we had our 4 year old grand child with us. Roger, our waiter was expertly attentive, food was delicious and the evening was simply wonderful for all!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014