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Trattoria Antica
Trattoria Antica

Trattoria Antica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://conterestaurantgroup.com
  • Email: carlos@conterestaurantgroup.com
  • Phone: (704) 243-0633
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the flavors of Tuscany to your home, office or special venue. Whether you are planning a large reception or an intimate multi-course dinner, we can take care of all you off-site catering needs. We are also available to customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate sixty-five guests for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Trattoria's size and layout offers many options for groups or you can reserve the entire restaurant for your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Carlos Garcia (704) 243-0633

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alma Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trattoria Antica
Waxhaw welcomes authentic Italian tavern-style cuisine in a casual family setting. An extensive Italian wine selection is offered to pair with the delicious cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is good but not special. Drinks are overpriced. We were given a great table per our reservation request but the noise level makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation unless you have a table out of the way a bit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed the experience with our family, service was great."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Dinner was very good. Always get veal Romano and never disappointed. My husband and I ordered mussels for 2. Disappointed they were very small and there were so many mussels that were just shells. Overall we like this restaurant"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Wanted to venture out as I am a"foodie. Tried this restaurant on Saturday night. Had chicken Marsala, and was disappointed. The Marsala was really tasteless. Very bland. The pasta that I ordered with dinner was not cooked to al dente. I would not visit this restaurant again, nor recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have dined here before and was quite pleased, however, on this particular night the food was way off the mark! My chicken was over cooked and over salted. My pasta was NOT and I do repeat NOT al dente! I mean this is Italian we are talking about here BUT it felt like an incredibly weak attempt at this time honored cuisine. My pasta was supposed to have been cooked in garlic and olive and oil. Now for you foodies we all know that means al dente tossed in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic. Instead my angel hair pasta came out in a bowl of water and so over cooked the waiter thought it was spaghetti and apologized for bringing the wrong dish. A nightmare!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A restaurant above all else should have good food, this place does, and the martini's are excellent. The service is good, nice place and worth a try."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Very tasty spot in a little strip mall. With good friendly service."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "You feel like family from the moment you arrive. We've tried the specials and the regular menu (however I can't stay away from ordering the Rigatoni Buttera and our son always gets the Chicken Parmesean - both are perfection) . The pasta is fresh, the sauces like mama's and the fish is delightful. The salads are fresh and tasty. The tiramusu is the perfect ending to the meal. The attentive wait staff makes you feel like you are in a big city restaurant in the middle of Waxhaw. We are never disappointed. If you like Italian food put Trattoria Antica in Waxhaw on your list - it is worth the drive. Great place to take your out of town guests. A real bonus - it is one of the few Charlotte area restaurants that will take reservations."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were there on the early side, 6:15pm and they were out of one of the specials that one of our party requested. The waiter was very good at making suggestions and we were all extremely satisfied with our meals. The waiter was also very good at recommending a suitable wine from the extensive half price bottles of wine that evening. Noise level is high but we were still able to carry on our conversation quite easily."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "So happy a restaurant this nice has opened in Waxhaw. Brought out three teen-age kids and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had made a reservation and were there a little early. Plenty of empty tables. The couple we were dining with texted that they had run into traffic and would be a little late. But we were not allowed to be seated until they arrived and had to remain in the crowded doorway as others came in and were seated immediately. When I requested that we be seated to have a drink, I was told that "perhaps I didn't understand how a restaurant works." Bad start. Once we were seated, the service was markedly rushed, and all four of us were unimpressed by our meal. I grew up in a first generation southern Italian family, so I speak from personal experience: this was not a good meal!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The parking lot and the smokers hangout. We had made reservations and waited 15 minutes for our table and we were seated in front of the take out door at a pub table. I would suggest some Window coverings over the "take out" door. When we arrived the blinds over the windows were partially closed but nothing was covering the door across from our table. During our dinner the hostess opened the blinds and we had full view of the car headlights shinning directly on us from the parking lot and the smokers who all seemed to gather during our dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was very good and enjoyed the quaint atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious, very Italian. The service however was very slow!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had a fantstic time. The exsperience was the best."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent & the atmosphere very relaxing & friendly. Eggplant was awesome!!! Meat sauce DELICIOUS on the spaghetti dish. Great bread & dessert!! Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "we came to Tratorria for 2 birthday celebrations. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar and our table was ready 1/2 early. This never happens. We had a nice relaxing dinner. Food and company were very good. This place was jamming."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a party of four with a 7:30 PM reservation on a Saturday evening. There were a few other parties with reservations and no place to wait. The bar area was full as well as the tiny seating area at the entrance. We stood for about 15 minutes until we were seated at our table. From that point our service was very good. We all ordered something different. Everyone enjoyed their meal, but the food did not WOW us. We will probably give it another try during the week."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been to Trattoria Antica about ten times. The food was very good as usual. Service was not up to par. We were seated at a booth. Our server was also tending bar. It took more than 10 minutes to take our drink order after we were seated. They forgot my wife's salad after two reminders. They gave me food meant for the guy one table over from us (mixed order). They were not busy (fairly early on a Sunday evening) so that was not the problem. We had to ask other servers to help. I love their food. Most of the other waiters are very good, but, am in no hurry to go back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Trattoria Antica is always on point. food is memorable and wine list is fantastic. Prices are extremely reasonable and for the quality of food/wine the dollar goes a very long way."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We waited for 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The place was hopping and service was slow. BUT they redeemed themselves by giving us a free dessert and glass of port. The food was good. Overall , a pleasant night. Will try again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were passing through Waxhaw and found this little gem. The restaurant is small and clean with an authentic feel to it. The food was outstanding and our waiter was great. We will go back in the future!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I'm not a foodie per se, I just like good food. As always the food was great. My wife and I really love the food. This time we brought the kids and they really like it as well"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Carlos the manager takes care of this customers. AND...reasonably priced. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were very excited to try the restaurant being new to the area but were unfortunately quite disappointed. The food is average and our poor service made our experience worse. I expected much more from a place that thinks so highly of itself. We would recommend Osso in Charlotte if you are looking for great Italian dining."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Bad sign, when I called 30 minutes before my reservation to confirm directions and got "hello." After I was assured I did not call the wrong number, we learned that it isn't REALLY that far from south Charlotte area - pleasant surprise, actually. The food was excellent. Now for the bad news. I don't recall waiting so long just to talk to someone after being seated at any restaurant EVER. We were certain we were seated at one of THOSE tables - on the edge of 2 wait zones, and no one really had our table. Waiter served our entree and realized we never got our bruschetta. I honestly think the worst part of the experience was being totally ignored unless taking an order, delivering food, or handing me the check - 3 contacts."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If there is one thing to try in life before you die its this place, such a fantastic place leaving me with no complaints at all! I recommend you reserve a seat if your dinning on the weekend like me and my lady did. Service was fantastic waited a few minutes for a table, but not long at all after me a free glass of champagne for the wait, which was delicious. The food is just out of this world, puts the fake Italian Olive Garden to shame, and its cheaper with a way better ambiance! Just all around perfect will keep going back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Ever since we discovered this restaurant two years ago, it has been our favorite place to eat! Whether with girlfriends, another couple, or just with my husband, the atmosphere is always good and the food is just outstanding! Can;t say enough good things - make your reservation early in the week because it is not a super large place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wife and I escaped the kids for a few hours.Chicken Parm was A-1!! Seaford with linguine also A-1!! Service was a bit slow but didn't detract from experience. Can t wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was generally of high quality, though not quite up to a couple of other Italian restaurants that we've been to in the area (i.e. Riccio's or Rudy's). The environment was hard-surfaced, with tile floors, which felt more like a kitchen than a fine restaurant. However, the real downside for us was the wait-staff's constant banter. He appeared to find it humorous, and other waiters there seemed to have a similarly over-familiar approach; we found it tiresome."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was delicious. salmon was amazing.Great night . Our server made sure we had exactly what we wanted . And always tended to us. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Terrific Waxhaw addition. Attentive staff. Good diverse menu. A bit loud. Made birthday celebration special!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious meal from appetizer to coffee,(delicious) and dessert."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation for Valentine's day - the place was very busy, but the service was great! The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Our food was excellent. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great seafood and pasta dishes. Nice selection of wines. Good service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Antipasto Toscano and Pasta al Forno were excellent! Chicken parm was a bit dry. Great, friendly service."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Had a 7:30 reservation and was seated right away. Felt bad for all of the people who showed up without one. The wait was 1 1/2 hrs. Food was Outstanding, as I stated. I gave service a very good because it took a bit of time before we received water and our fresh bread was brought out long after we placed our order. The bread which was very good, arrived 3 min. before our appetizer. Would have been nice to enjoy the bread for awhile with our wine before our appetizer showed up. All of the other parts of the meal came out spaced apart very well."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Enjoyed the food and service and were not rushed. We will go back again."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "This is our second visit at Trattoria Antica, such a great experience on our first visit. I made reservations online and when entering the restaurant it was extremely busy and a little chaotic. I spoke with the host and let him know we had reservations he let us know our table would be right up, well after after informing us know numerous times we would be seated right away, we were not seated until 40 mins after our reservation time. When asking we found that they were short wait staff with no notice on a Friday evening. If the food had not been so good we would not consider coming back and hope that on the next visit when a reservation is made we will actually be seated upon arrival. Great food, chalking it up to them being short staffed!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "If you have never been, you will be pleasantly suprised to find such a great restaurant tucked in a small strip center in Waxhaw. I have eaten there several times a month for the past 9 months and have never been disappointed. On this night (Wednesday) we went for the half price bottle of wine night and were very pleased on the bottle recommended by John. The bruschetta is a great starter. We went with the seafood special, excellently prepared salmon and scallops."
    Dined on 1/30/2014