Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar
Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar

Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rudyscharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7045444949
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:Closed Dinner: Every night:5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday & Monday night we offer a special menu "2 dinners+bottle of wine $ 39.99 Wednesday night our patrons are entertained by Tommy Joy singing the old Sinatra favorites, among many others.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pineville - Matthews Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar
My name is Rodolfo (Rudy) Amadio and, as new owner/manager, I hope to be welcoming you soon; I will be delighted to meet you in person if you visit. Maybe some of you already know me. My wife and I have been in the restaurant business in the Charlotte area for over 20 years, initially with the first wood fired brick pizza oven in the Charlotte area (Luisa's Pizzeria), currently with "Dolce Ristorante Italiano" (Dilworth area) and now with the brand new "Rudy's". The concept at Rudy's will be that of a neighborhood Italian restaurant, with a casual atmosphere, friendly prices for food and bar and very, very good food. For now is "arrivederci" and I sincerely hope you will come visit us soon and become a delighted patron.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (11)romantic (11)special occasion (11)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A Gem in Piper Glen
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food at Rudy's is always marvelous. You cannot go wrong with any of the wide variety of choices. Service is really marvelous. Rudy's is a great restaurant and Rudy always makes you feel as though you are coming to his home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sdklfjsaldkVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice quiet dinner. Food was good but chicken dish slightly overcooked. We'll be back again as dinner is a good value.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth Hartman
    Star99VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a great restaurant. I love the veal it is perfect. Also make an excellent Cesare salad. The best waiter is Jessie.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite !!
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always enjoy our experience at Rudy's. Deb Galli
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good value!
    bsfrnVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Rudy's is our favorite neighborhood italian restaurant. On this last visit I had the swordfish special which was topped with diced eggplant, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts. I requested the olives be left off of the dish and the dish arrived at the table hot and as I ordered it. It was one of my favorite meals at Rudy's to date. My husband's veal parmesan was equally delicious. Our server Jess was attentive as always. A great dinner to kick off the weekend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too crowded ?
    Rick1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Experience was OK. I must say, there are simply too many table crammed into the space. When you almost rub elbows with your fellow diners and are sitting in what equates to the intersection of Trade and Tryon, it adds to the feeling that you just sat down at Denny's. Wait staff was busy and moderately attentive (you would expect them to ask if you wanted another bottle of wine when they remove the empty one from the table) On a totally subjective note: Appetizer menu is "funky" and does not contain (m)any recognizable staple appetizers. Maybe add some main stream appetizers ?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian
    Misterbreeze
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    If you are looking for great Italian food, check out Rudy's. Veal was excellent. Great location on Rea Rd just north of 485. Prices are very reasonable. If there was a negative, I would say the decor needs a facelift., but that will keep us from returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place to eat
    SearcherVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    over the years this has become one of our favorite places to eat. Consistent authentic Italian. Very relaxing, good service and the prices are very reasonable. We like the Pasta and we have tried them all and the Calamari is some of the best in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good italian food and great service
    MTereza
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a good time at Ruth. The food was good and the server made all the difference... it was like doing an italian class. The restaurant is kind of "hidden" in a street mall but we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    CDFG
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    There were lots of large groups and almost every table was full. Although the restaurant was full I had no problem hearing the conversation at my own large table. Everyone enjoyed their food. We were seated immediately upon arrival. We had a nice, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • date night
    jessy2112
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always loved this little gem, but tried 2 specials recently & was really pleased. Beef carpaccio & frutte di marre entree. Carlo was an excellent server as always. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently...
    Elbee
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    One of our favorite places. Celebrated our 40th anniversary here, and the place was quite full and somewhat noisy, but that didn't last for long. Our waiter was our regular one, and he did a fantastic job after a couple of large tables cleared out. He was a bit busy for a bit. My linguine with clams was superb, as was my wife's chicken dish, the name of which escapes me but it was the one with prosciutto. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was indescribably delicious. Try Rudy's - you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sdklfjsaldkVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Nice dinner to celebrate my parents 63 anniversary. Great food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to enjoy Father's Day and my parens' 51 Anniversary.The food was Outstandiig We totally enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a good value!
    bsfrnVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is our neighborhood go to italian restaurant. The food is always good and arrives at the table hot. I love their veal marsala and the Thursday night gnocchi that is home made is always delicious. The Rudy's salad is a favorite. Service is attentive and warm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian in Charlotte
    frank
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food,service, and prices. Fish is always excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service is the Key
    Steve
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The quality of service is some of the best in Charlotte, especially for a neighborhood gem like Rudy's. The food is always great, but then, this chef has been there threw several owners and is one of the reasons for success. You can't go wrong with great food and superior service...ask for Carlo!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 225 reviews are from the Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Rudy's is Rudy's.
    Tar74
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    From the first time I dined here for dinner this restaurant has become one of my favorites. The owner is very personable and accommodating and always greets diners with a smile. The food is consistent and good, fresh salads, good bread, and service. I attempt to dine here at least once per month and recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit!
    marie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our third visit to Rudy's Italian restaurant and they did not disappoint. Our waiter, Jess, went above and beyond. The food was so good and our friends, who we took for the first time, enjoyed the experience. Already, looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    TAllen
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Rudy's has excellent food and service. I have been with large and small groups and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delectable!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Was extremely busy due to golf tournament, but we had a reservation & had no problems. Food was delicious, as always. Our server, Carlos was on his toes!!! Extremely busy, but still managed with congenial, prompt service!! Already have a groupon for next visit!!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok.
    QCfoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place was average all around. Ok food. Ok service. Ok atmosphere. Nothing to complain about yet nothing memorable or exiting. Over priced for ok. Will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great evening
    Monty
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Second time at Rudy's food and service consistantly good. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Absolutely Love this Place
    Sinngoddess
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I have been to Rudy's Italian Restaurant over a hand-ful of time. There food is "Absolutely Amazingly Delicious"... It is a very quaint, quiet and very romantic neighborhood restaurant near the piper glen neighborhood....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Level 10
    Hollodog
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Once again, level "10" on the food, service, and atmosphere. I've been dining here for a long time and never have been disappointed. The food always has plenty of flavor, which a lot of restaurants lack, and the service is top notch. You can sit on the patio or at the inside bar area which has a wall seperating it from the restaurant to keep noise down if you are looking for that special romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a nice evening out.
    MBSouthCarolina
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food & service were great. Menu has everything plus great specials. We eat there about once a month and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there, and we enjoyed
    DrBarb
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    First time there, and we enjoyed the ambience, and the food, with the exception of the cannolis, which were not fresh. Otherwise, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is outstanding Service is fair
    Customer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had dinner here on a Saturday night. It was busy. The host over-sat the waiter and created a service nightmare. The busboys picked-up the slack for the waiter and it turned out ok, but the situation was avoidable through effective management. The food at this restaurant is second to none. Very rich and beautiful tomato sauces (linguini with clams red sauce), fresh salads, a beautiful stuffed pepper appetizer as well as delicious fresh bread. The crust was a wonderful and toasty sesame seeded baked delight. The clientele is mostly over 40 and well mannered. The owner is gracious and accomodating. If he can solve the service and seating issues, this place would be the total package. He should think about a whole new seating concept.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    DanO
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    although Rudy;s is approx. a one half drive each way, it is definitely worth the drive!. Very good food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice dinner. Good food.
    Todd
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very nice dinner. Good food. Owner very personable and made a point to thank us. Only drawback was waiter was very slow on refilling our drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Rudy's is always delightful especially when Rudy is there which he almost always is present. The food never disappoints and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and great value
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Salads and pasta were excellent. It appears that it is frequented by a lot of regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Rudy's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    You can always count on a great meal, wonderful, friendly service, and a nice ambiance. We eat here often, and it is one of our favorite "go to" places for this reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service.
    MBSouthCarolina
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    If you want a great evening with good food, great service and even better prices, go to Rudy's. Eaten there now three times and each time they get better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Rudy's
    LuLu
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I have been to Rudy's many times with family and friends. Rudy and the staff are very gracious and welcoming. The conversation and laughter are at a perfect level for creating a warm, relaxing atmosphere. The food is outstanding. I especially love the lasagna, bread and stuffed mushrooms. Rudy's is my favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This was our second visit to Rudy's and was disappointed. Food was good but not great, especially for price point. Veal scaloppini was tough and risotto lacked flavor. Salmon was very tasty and desserts were delicious. Wait staff was very attentive and familiar with the menu items. Unfortunately the chairs are very uncomfortable and really don't make you want to linger over dinner any longer than you have to. Not sure if we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always welcoming and accommodating
    BassmanVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Always welcoming and accommodating with a warm attentive staff and good quality Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Dining
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Rudy's really is a marvelous neighborhood restaurant. The food is always excellent and you can depend on that Rudy would have it no other way. The service is consistently wonderful. I most definetly suggest that you give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rudy's - Real Italian
    Balicki
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Rudy's is a great place if you are looking for REAL Italian food. Every dish is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been there before
    Specialday
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have been there before an everything has always been very good. Plan to go back very soon an take some friends with us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.