Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar

  • Online Reservations

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

Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rudyscharlotte.com
  • Email: info@rudyscharlotte.com
  • Phone: (704) 544-4949
  • 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.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "although Rudy;s is approx. a one half drive each way, it is definitely worth the drive!. Very good food and service!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Salads and pasta were excellent. It appears that it is frequented by a lot of regulars."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Always welcoming and accommodating with a warm attentive staff and good quality Italian food."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My wife and another couple had GREAT food and was laughing the whole time with the server. I will not share his name with you because you will know when your dinning. But here is a hint. He might be a fortune teller....... And know your name even if it's the first time to meet him."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Local out of the main stream restaurant . Excellent menu, food preparation, and service."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentines day and they has a limited menu with plenty of choices. I had the pasta with sausage, very good and not too spicy. My wife had the Mahi Mahi, nice and tender. Sevice was good, we had a reservation and were seated on time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Rudy's is a great place if you are looking for REAL Italian food. Every dish is outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not what I envisioned on Valentine's Day. I confirmed my reservation ahead, checked in & was told by the owner that my table wasn't quite ready. I realized later he was pushing bar revenue. After 20 mins. I saw him seating people who just walked in the door. When I inquired, he said he forgot about us. Right then I felt he should've offered something complimentary. When he sat us, there were numerous tables available making our wait at the bar totally unnecessary. The salad was one of the best I've had. At the waiter's recommendation I chose the filet which was small and slightly overcooked. The lobster was definitely overcooked. For a busy night, the service was outstanding. I had a bad taste in my mouth before the first bite."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "PEI mussels was some of the best I've ever had, I would've tipped the bowl of broth into my mouth if I hadn't been in public. My date said the stuffed, roasted red pepper app was excellent as well. The amatriciana pasta was not over cooked, but could use more heat, nothing extraordinary. I wanted SO much to love this place, but the "lightly" breaded sole (that could not be prepared w/o the breading) was oily and w/o flavor & the stuffed chicken was over cooked. The volume was a bit overwhelming, but our server CARLOS is worth a good word of mention, attentive and available, all be it a bit hindered by the noise of the place... We asked for Nocello liquor, but they did not have it, would have been a nice finish to a decent meal."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I got the Penne Vodka and it tasted like overly buttered macaroni and cheese. There was not much flavor to it. My date got the Mahi Mahi special and enjoyed it. The place is very quaint and cozy, with a nice bar area. Worth a 2nd try, hoping it was a one-night lacking in flavor."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We ordered 2 bottles of wine(4 guests) and 4 meals. After paying and leaving 20% tip,waiter stated they were low on wine glasses,so he asked up for our empty glasses. We felt he was rushing us out of the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great place to meet friends to enjoy a relaxed dinner with great food."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Nice to have a conveniently located Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and very good quality food. Every time I have been to Rudy's Rudy has been there. Rudy is very involved to assure a nice experience. We enjoyed eating/drinking wine at Rudy's."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We enjoyed our diner experience. Good food, great service"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had a group of 14 last night and the food was great. Service was fast and friendly! Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I have never experienced a bad meal here. The owner and wait staff are all cordial and efficient."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Rudy's off Rea Rd. The calamari appetizer was excellent. The main course meals were excellent as well. We had two pasta dishes which were outstanding, an eggplant parm and NC mountain trout special, also outstanding. I stole one of the meatballs off my son's pasta dish and it was super, just like I had as a kid visiting our local Italian deli in NY. Salads were great too Service was very well done."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We have eaten at Rudy's a couple of times and our meals were delicious and service equally as good. Would definitely recommend to friends. Glad we have such a good Italian restaurant in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Excellent meal. Great for early family meals and excellent for later evening dining for adults."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was great. We started with calamari and for our entrees we got salmon and tilapia frances. The entrees come with a starch and vegetable but you can sub out for pasta. I was under the impression that the pasta would be in place of the starch, which happened to be potatoes, and I would still get the vegetable. NOPE! They don't have an extensive wine list and they have a full bar but no cocktail list. We ordered 2 cosmos and the waiter said "is absolut citron okay? That's how they're made." When we got the bill there was a dollar up charge for the absolut citron for each drink. The waiter was not the greatest. He forgot to refil our water, never asked how anything was or if we needed anything. Overall, the food was great and worth it."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Consistently good food and helpful service. Nice place to become a "regular""
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "food was very good, but not outstanding...excellent service, was very quiet with only 4 tables at 8:30pm on a Friday night."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great service and food, restaurant is great for all occasions."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We had such a great experience at Rudy's and are looking forward to our next visit. The service and food were wonderful."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Our waiter was amazing, very professional and timely. Food was very good, as always. Great date night dinner, thanks!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Although Rudy's is rather plain on the outside, being located in a small strip near Trader Joes, it is very cozy on the inside. We were all very satisfied with the very delicious food and the professional, friendly service…ask for Carlo for your server!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My family and I go to Rudy's pretty often and the food and service are always excellent. I almost always get the Rigatoni with pancetta. Servers are knowledgeable, friendly and not overbearing (you know, those who stand and chat forever). I recommend this restaurant to friends looking for good food, great wine and reasonable prices. A+ in my book!"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "We have been here before a few times and the food was amazing and service top notch. Now the service is slow and they have an attitude. The server argued with me about what I was missing off my plate and just completely ignored us the rest of the time. Lowering the prices should not = lower standards of food and service. : ("
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I have eaten almost everything on the menu. This is real old world Italian comfort food. Nothing fancy just really good basic dishes at really reasonable prices. Take home the leftovers, it only gets better.."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Rudy's never disappoints. The food and service are always top notch. If you live anywhere near the Piper Glen area you just have to try Rudy's. You'll wonder what took you so long to try this real neighborhood gem. Rudy is usually there to great you to his "home"."
    Dined on 8/14/2013