Yummy in my Tummy
The appetizer was good and interesting (the calamari isn't JUST fried calamari) and my seafood pasta entree was also as good as it was inventive.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went with 5 other couples from our neighborhood. We were the only ones that have been to Oggi before, so it was nice to introduce others to this place. 3 hours later, we all walked away fat and happy! The food was excellent and the service was superb. Overwhelmingly, the reaction was, "This place is our new Italian spot." In fact, one person commented that considering the price point, he could not see why anyone would go to one of the chains. I happen to agree.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Oggi. We will definitely be back!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
In an area where good Italian food is hard to find Oggi is definitely a find. The fresh homemade pasta is on point. Service was acceptable and while the lack of a bar was a bit of a surprise they do have beer and wine. Given that I rarely like restaurant Italian enough to forego my mother's recipes this is truly a find.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oggi's has wonderful homemade pasta, everyone in our group really enjoyed their dinner. Highlights were the crab ravioli and to-die-for tiramisu! Definitely save your daily calories for this one!
We have one member of our group in a wheelchair, and the staff was very helpful with this as well.
Would definitely go back!
On a side night, I gave only three stars for ambiance since it was very hot in the dining room due to an A/C problem.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to many many Italian restaurants, and many trips to Italy......This restaurant is by far, one of the best we have dined at in Charlotte.
Fresh pastsa are made daily here and our perfection. The calamari appetizer is one of our favorites.
The dining room is fairly small and I feel they will out grow it as soon as people continue to find them.
We will be back, many many times!!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time around!
Appetizers were yummy the portabella mushroom was delicious and my husband had the marinated octopus; I got one taste before it was devoured. He had the veal parmagiana, I chose the lobster special with pasta the lobster melted in your mouth. Chocolate molten cake was great but not enough to share. We ordered a tuscan red, which went great with our meal. Service both times we have been to Oggi was very attentive and one of the reasons we returned.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here many times
We've been here many times and have been treated to great food and service every time.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
just a little bit hot. but
just a little bit hot. but overall was excellent experience
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Generous portions and authentic Italian food at this neighborhood spot. All pasta is home-made on the premises, which makes this restaurant unique. We had the Carbonara and Crab stuffed ravioli in Lobster sauce. The service was A+. We brought our own wine which they decanted and served. Saving room for dessert is tough, but worth it. On the downside - it is a little pricey and the tv's in the corners take away any ambience they are trying to create.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gracious staff, wonderful food
We had excellent service from the Maitre d as well as the wait staff. The food was incredible! I would highly recommend their salad Maestro which has Granny Smith apples with a light mustard dressing as well as their shrimp Parmesan. My boyfriend loved his chicken which was flattened and cooked in a port wine reduction. The bread was hot and excellent. We just wish we had room for dessert.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Italiano Ristorante
The food is great also the service was just as great. they run it as a team and it makes you feel as everyone working there wants you to have a great dining experience. I am about the experience as much as the food. This place HAS IT GOIN ON!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oggi - Today, Tomorrow , Everday!
Moved here from New York and have been looking for an Italian restaurant that is like our favorite back in New York. Oggi is very close. The Tiramisu, so far, is the best that we have tasted in the area. The Alfredo sauce on the spinach ravioli was not heavy and just the right amount of cheese flavor. Definitely will go back to try other dishes. Our server was very friendly and attentive.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience
My husband and I returned for another great experience. He had to have the Involtini appetizer mozzarella, roasted peppers, and eggplant just yummy. I had the Insalata Caprese just delicious, good size portion and my husband tried a special salad with baby greens, pears and honey mustard dressing. Entrees I returned for the crab meat ravioli OMG says it all. He chose a different veal dish this time veal paillard very thin veal with marsala and portabello mushrooms definitely a keeper. We tried the strawberry dessert B rated good but chocolate molten cake and tirramisu A++.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service have been excellent everytime we go. I wish they had a more extensive beer list. Peroni and Bud Light arent much to choose from!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
food very good - limited menu
food very good - limited menu - but great choices.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite restaurants for both lunch and dinner. Everything we have tried has been excellent. The skirt steak is out of this world. The wait staff is attentive, yet friendly enough for a local restaurant. It would be worth the trip to make a drive.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
The food was excellent, prepared individually, so it addressed my groups allergy concerns. The food was served hot and had
outstanding taste and preparation. Soup was very very good.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for Thought
This is a very nice restaurant. From the greeter, to the hostess, to the food, it was excellent, moderately priced and we enjoyed it very much. We will definitely go back and will definitely recommend!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
OGGI's August 23 2013
Food has been consistently good but they could offer a few more wine by the glass choices.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the restaurant,
We really enjoyed the restaurant, especially the fresh pasta and bread. Services was great!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant!
This is our fourth visit to Oggi. Each one has been great. The food is delicious and the service has been constantly great. They have the traditional Italian favorites and also some unusual treats. I especially enjoy the Fruti De Mar. It has various sea food in a black pasta. You ha Zoe Tyson get it in the white sauce. It is delicious! I asked and. Next time I'll. try it in garlic and oil. Make sure to ask for it al dente as the pasta can be over done.
There is a limited bar - wine and beer, but the wine selection is very good.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Anniversay of 16 years
My wife and I had a great experience trying out OGGI, the food was so fresh it was breathe taking. Our server was so great and graceful.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
New local favorite
We are new in town and we are always looking for fun local places where we can eat late, enjoy good food, good service and a good crowd and not feel rushed. Oggi hit the mark on all counts. Menu is great...lots of good choices to come back for. Place has an upscale vibe and had late hours which not all restaurants have on the weekend and is something that makes a big difference for us. As soon as we walked in we felt welcomed and the service was excellent. Our waiter, Roger, was best in class. Look forward to returning.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service superb!
Only complaint, would be the dining room was a little on the warm side. Everyone in my party loved their dinner.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First rate, again
This was our 4th visit for dinner. We ate outside on an unusually cool summer evening. Food and service were excellent as always. Wait staff friendly and efficient. We will go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adore this restaurant!
I finally made it to this new restaurant and absolutely adored everything about it! I had a wonderful pasta dish with portobello mushrooms and arugula! The soup is outstanding, great bread and homemade mango cheesecake. The staff is outstanding......so helpful and pleasant. We are already planning our next visit! Do not miss going to this restaurant!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This tiny little restaurant
This tiny little restaurant has become a favorite quiet evening dinner for my wife and I. The atmosphere is great, the service always great, and the food is great too!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
The food is prepared to order. The delivery to the table can be slow, so do not be impatient. The flavor and presentation is worth the wait.
If you get a chance, try the linguine frutti de mare and the mango cheesecake. If you do the other menu items, they will be equally wonderful. The specials give the chef a chance to keep trying new flavors and presentations. Everything is really worth the trip.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A find with homemade pasta
A chef/owner with 25 yrs. experience of the business in south Fl. Makes all flat pasta in house as well as desserts. Great service, and a nice patio area.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crabmeat ravioli and "best" lasagne, salad, wine, and lemon sorbet were all scrumptious. Perfectly trained and helpful server. Many other dishes will tempt us to return.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at decent price
Good service, great food including very nice touch with the small bruschetta at the beginning. Good mussels and capese salad - both enough to share. The frutti di made was perfect with a good amount of seafood - but very good blend of calamari, clams, and shrimp all paired with the wonderful black linguine! My spouse had the clams with linguine and white sauce which I enjoyed finishing for her. Dessert was a torta-flourless chocolate that was fairly good. Definitely a great local place for great Italian food.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food / excellent service
We really enjoyed our meal at Oggi thi past weekend. We ate outside which was lovely. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us make some small changes to our entrees fro our individual tastes. The flavors were wonderful. Great wine. Lovely evening.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
It took me a little while to try this restaurant out, I was a bit turned off by the location. But I'm glad I did because it now ranks as one of my favorite restaurants in ballantyne. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Will definitely be a regular customer from here on in.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oggi is a taste of Italy
It was my first time at Oggi and I found it a little touch of Italy in North Carolina. The menu is very nice and not too large, our service was excellent, our server Kelly was charming and personable, she was great at giving good advice about the menu and the wine list. I look forward to my next visit to Charlotte and Oggi.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Date Night
My husband and I had a date night on Saturday and booked a reservation via OpenTable. We were immediately seated and our waiter recognized us as a returning customer...which was accurate. We had a delicious meal; starting with a shared appetizer, then our main courses. My husband loves their Chicken Parm and I am a seafood buff. Our meals were plentiful and very tasty.
This was a perfect date night out for us; we enjoyed the ambiance; our waiter, Eric, was spot on and took very good care of us. We will continue to return to Oggi as this is a great place to dine for lunch or dinner.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good Service, Good Rest.
Enjoyed our evening and will return again. Had four different dinners and everyone in our group was pleased with their meals.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
homemade fettuncini was over
homemade fettuncini was over cooked. need more pasta a nd fish dishes
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in the neighborhood
We will definitely go back. Food was excellent. Host / Manager was great. Our server was nice but she seemed to be a big hurry the whole time and didn't really pay that much attention (also brought our check when we asked for the dessert menu). But overall a great place close to our house. Highly recommended.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
After several times still excellent
Roger was one of the best servers in Charlotte. He checked on us but not obtrusive. All servers have been very good each time we have eaten there. Frutti di Mare with black pasta was terrific. Wife had Crabmeat Ravioli, best we have tasted. Wine list has improved if you want the whole bottle. By the glass could stand to provide a few more upscale qualities to match the quality of the food. The regular listed choices of wines by the glass are so-so. Seems they tried some noise abatement tricks. Helped but more needed. Otherwise, my favorite for Italian food in Charlotte.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful. From the risotto croquettes to the linguini with white clam sauce. The marinara WS exceptional, not too sweet as many places seem to offer. overall a great dinner.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner! Our server
Enjoyed dinner! Our server was great and the food was excellent as usual.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal!
Oggi does it again. Service great and food wonderful. I almost always get the lasagna but have recently given up meat. So I had the gnocchi done Napoli style. Although I prefer ricotta gnocchi the sauce made up for it. I was with three others and they loved their dishes from carbonara to mussels to another Napoli dish. A successful evening!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and Service were great.
Food and Service were great. One of the better restaurants in Charlotte.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Kept Secret!!
This was our first time to Oggi - it was magnificent! We had the sweetest waiter who was just so pleasant. The food is absolutely fantastic! We had no idea this restaurant was even around - read some reviews that were spot on giving Oggi high marks. The food is fresh and truly Italian. Everything we had was prepared so well. Great wine list too. I think we had the best Montepulciano that we've ever had. Make reservations though - the restaurant isn't very big but it's so nice inside too - great atmosphere! I highly recommend Oggi for those who love fresh, true, Italian food.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian food
Superior service, delicious and fresh made food. We had involtinis, different pastas, seafood, tiramisu. We went Friday(outside patio) and Saturday evening and it was busy and inside very loud.
I don't understand why they have TVs like in a sports bar. The wine by glas selection is very limited.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian in the neighborhood!
Our first dinner at OGGI was delightful! Warm & charming atmosphere — full house on a Thursday evening with happy groups, couples, & friends — all seemed to linger and enjoy the evening. Energetic server offered specials and made recommendations. Bread arrived crusty hot & delicious. Salads fresh & interesting. Entrees generous - nice sweet potatoes and broccoli alongside the crab/lobster stuffed salmon. Hubby's veal parm like butter! Neither dish arrived piping hot - but tasty none the less. Wine by the glass limited, but really, who wants to pay a ton for a glass? Not me. Bottle list looks interesting. Homemade canoli trio YUMMY with light filling - not too sweet. Add hot coffee nice finish! We'll be back for sure!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
veal parm dinner
I've had better veal parm. at Oggi and I'm hoping it was just an off night for the kitchen regarding the veal parm. Our guests meals were very good and we will return again. We have always enjoyed our visits to Oggi in the past and look forward to returning.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian food...great
Delicious Italian food...great homemade pasta. Charming small place.
Our 2nd visit & we loved it!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twas the night before Thanksgiving and we didn't want to cook... So, we brought another family with ours to Oggi. It was their first time and our second. We love the cozy, colorful atmosphere, but most importantly the fresh, flavorful food. With the owner in the kitchen we feel sure this restaurant will have food consistency and the restaurant staying power. My foodie friend who is Italian said it was the best Italian in Charlotte. I have been dreaming of a neighborhood Italian restaurant and it finally arrived. We'll be eating here regularly.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM