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Trattoria Antica
Trattoria Antica

Trattoria Antica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "After a few busy years, we were delighted to rediscover this gem, tucked away in a small strip shopping center in Waxhaw. The food is superb. We recommend the house salad (single serving enough for a couple to share), short ribs, gnocchi, divine eggplant Parmesan, and a shrimp special with glazed onions. Our server John was professional, amiable, and quick-witted, adding to our wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time there. Food and service was excellent. We brought friends and they said the same. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nothing more to say than food was amazing, service was friendly and attentive, and you need to go and eat there! We had the risotto and shrimp and a lovely chocolate cake for dessert. Simple and yummy."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "In last year we have dined with you four times. Service and food has been excellent on each occasion."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared seafood. Friendly and engaged wait staff. This will become a regular dinner spot for us. (And anyone we want to impress)."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I took a old friend out for dinner. It was a great evening all a round. The restaurant was quiet enough for great conversation. The food was excellent as always. The staff was on top of everything, attentive but not overly so. My wife a picky eater had the fresh fish and enjoyed every bite. Our friend had a chicken dish and loved it. I had the Shrimp Postiano which is always fantastic. Could not tell you about the deserts because I could not have eaten another bite."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed Trattoria Antica. As a sister restaurant with Toscanos in Southpark we expected good things and were not disappointed. Nice fresh italian cuisine with a good wine list. The gluten free pasta was enjoyed by our guest."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a great dinner at Trattoria Antica. My husband and I went for a quick date night. We decided to split a few items. We tried the Bruschetta, the Caesar salad and split the Cavattelli pasta dish, with sausage, tomatoes and broccoli. We enjoyed the Bruschetta and the Pasta. Didn't care for the Caesar salad. The dressing was not great. My husband didn't even eat his portion. However we very much enjoyed the pasta dish! You could tell the Cavattelli were fresh and the dish was delicious! We didn't sample wines or desserts so I have no comment on those, but we will be back again for sure. Our service was great and we had someone filling our water, our drinks, and clearing plates away throughout the entire meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and service is always great here! Would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "always fresh and unique food. the food and service never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great night at Trattoria Antica. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Great wine and food recommendations. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is becoming our go to spot to celebrate family events. Varied menu, excellent food quality, and satisfying portions."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Once again, we enjoyed our meal at Trattoria Antica. This was our 5th visit and we were celebrating my husband's birthday and our 44th wedding anniversary. I ordered the homemade cheese ravioli and found it perfect in every way. My husband ordered Cavatelli Rustica and reports it as, "wonderful". Truthfully, there has never been a menu choice that disappointed us. When I made the reservation online, I put a note in the comment section asking for a birthday candle in my husband's dessert. Don't bother putting a note there as I don't believe anyone reads them or makes notations about the diner. The cannoli were different from the last time I ordered them-a bit overcook on the shells and sparse on the filling. The chocolate mousse-fabulous."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Good food, good service, even though operating shorthanded."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We invited an Italian couple who dine out frequently to go with us to Trattoria Antica. Everywhere we go to dine with them, they have great recommendations for certain dishes. Both of them loved their Trattoria Antica entrees (the scallop special with risotto and mushrooms and shrimp positiono) and want to return to try other dishes on the menu...an enthusiastic accolade for a wonderful restaurant with great service. We love being served by John who is well-informed on the menu choices and specials as well as very witty and funny! Love this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Reservations for 815 Saturday Night. Arrived early and was seated early. Restaurant was 3/4 full. We ordered everything when the waiter first arrived (drinks, appetizer, and main course). Serving time was excellent. Drink was nice and strong (I like them that way). Wife's diet coke was completely flat. As a former waiter, that should have been noticed. Not a deal breaker. Caprese app was delicious. Wife's chicken parm with side of spaghetti was excellent; my bacon wrapped scallops over mushroom risotto was very good (a bit too gooey) but very good. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First time eating here. I thought my food was great, partner did not care for his. I had a center cut pork chop Marsala. Very tender and potatoes and veggy good as well. Service was excellent. I would return again. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our waiter was quite entertaining! Food was very good, although expensive. White table cloth prices in a less then formal decor. Big crowd waiting for tables, yet we never felt rushed. Cheesecake was fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We've dined here twice and each time the food was terrific. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and made our dining experience even more enjoyable. In our party of 6, everyone loved their food. The wait staff were attentive but not obtrusive. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Being consistent is a great thing for a restaurant and this place is just that Consistently Great"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Made reservations for Mothers Day through open table. From the moment we ( party of 7) arrived the staff were attentive and friendly. The Mothers Day Special menu had an excellent selection. The food was beautifully presented and portions were filling. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back! Perfect for a date night."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Trattoria Antica has been wonderful! My family and I eat there once or twice a month. It's a little but more (price-wise)than it would be at Olive Garden, but oh my god, it's worth it! Lovely service, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Buon Appetito!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Both our meals were excellent. The waiter and staff were wonderful."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was good & the waiter very friendly, informative, & helpful. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Once again we decided to take out-of-town guests who enjoy Italian cuisine to Trattoria Antica and once again the comment was "We really enjoyed the evening - the food and service were excellent." "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful time at this gem of a place. We took out of town family and they loved it! This is one of our regular eatery! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with the food. Great menu selection and everything we have tried has been fantastic."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The atmosphere is that of a good neighborhood restaurant. Dinners were well prepared and service was attentive. Dinner prices were average for a neighborhood establishment with this ambiance. Cocktails and house wines were a bit pricey. Have your cocktails at home before coming here. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Positive first time impression. Nice pleasant atmosphere. Somewhat pricier than expected and wine definitely overpriced"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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