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Aria Tuscan Grill

4.5
3414 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bringing the best ot Italy to Charlotte, Aria Tuscan Grill is Charlotte's urban neighborhood restaurant and lounge located in the heart of center city. Serving mouthwatering old word comfort food in a modern Italian setting, Aria brings the flavors & colors of Tuscany to Charlotte.
Featuring a kitchen with a view, a striking wine wall that highlights a wide array of predominantly focused Italian wines, house made Limoncello, live music every weekend, a late night "Bar Bites" menu, Charlotte's only Chef's Table, a street level view of Uptown Charlotte to take in the city as you dine, and a location that is front and center to all of Charlotte's main attractions.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3414 people are saying
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Leek
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food. A+++++ experience

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KaitlinS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! They were busy with Queen’s Feast going on, but that didn’t diminish the attentiveness or quality of food. Crazy good restaurant week deal, but normal prices look very reasonable as well!

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LaurieH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for Queens Feast. Would definitely recommend.

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vipFlorinO
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for celebrations (Birthdays, etc). Very nice menu to pick from. The Lamb is excellent very moist and well prepared. Nice ambiance. Noise level is low to medium so you can carry a conversation. I would definitely recommend. Great deserts Chocolate cake, cheese cake and tiramisu are all three excellent.

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ShannonP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! We were seated at the table near the kitchen and our group loved it! Service and food was awesome!

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JRJuice
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn't stand out over normal Italian restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience the service was wonderful, and the food was even better. Will definitely be back to eat here again.

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vipKimrey2012
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Aria before catching a play at the Blumenthal. We happened to be there during Queen’s Feast, which make it an every extra special treat!

The service was outstanding and the food was even more amazing. We share starters: My husband got the lamb skewers and I got the fontina al forno. Both were amazingly delicious. For dinner he got the lamb shank and I got the bolognese (I ordered out of panic because I couldn’t make up my mind, everything looked so good). The lamb was served with creamy marscapone polenta and the lamb was super tender (I was lucky to try it before my husband totally inhaled it). My bolognese was really light, served with ricotta and blend of meats that were super tasty. Dessert was also great! My husband got the chocolate torte and I was served the cheesecake. He said my cheesecake was better than his cake!

My minor disappointment was they didn’t have the wine I like (although on the drink menu). No biggie. Just adapted. Might be good to sit at the bar next time and ask the bartender what he or she recommends.

We can’t wait to go back.

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DianeW
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and our server (John) was very knowledgeable and attentive. A very pleasant dining experience!

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Cookie
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very attentive waitress without being intrusive. She was able to answer all of our questions about the menu, and was also able to make an excellent recommendation from the wine list.

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Michaelp
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Been here many times and NEVER have had an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed Queen’s Feast dinner before theater. Service was excellent, food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!!! The chef was very accommodating with food allergies. Our meal was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 5:45 PM so that we would be sure to get out of there by 7:30 PM for a show. Our waitress, Desiree, was incredible. Salads and drinks were delicious! But the kitchen got very backed up. At 7:15 we had still not gotten our entrées which were actually both appetizers from the menu. In the end we canceled our order so we could make it to the show on time… so we never got to have dinner… Luckily the bread and bean salad were filling! The manager was very understanding and did not charge us for our salads. He also gave us a gift card to come back and spend another time. Even though the kitchen failed us, the food we did have was amazing and the server/manager were incredibly accommodating. Despite our experience I would definitely recommend going… Just make sure you don’t have a time constriction…

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Awall
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We thought the food was good- Cesar was dressed a bit too much. Lasagna was warm- not hot. Rabbit was good, not great. Server was wonderful and they were attentive and got us out to go to the show on time. Mussels were good.

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EatWell
Mobile
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, the food was perfect and surprised how affordable. The staff is attentive but not overbearing, very knowledgeable and take the time to explain. Would highly recommend for anyone in the downtown area.

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Spanky
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience3

This was not our first visit to Aria. I am aware of supply chain issues, but this menu was incredibly limited. No beef choices and very limited pasta choices. I ordered the spinach ricotta ravioli. It was dry , no sauce at all, as had no flavor. My spouse ordered the salmon with vegetables. The portion was more of an appetizer and not a meal. Our server was adorable, but service was very slow. We arrived on time at 6, and had to rush out at 7:30 to get to the theater on time. No time for dessert or coffee, nor to finish our drinks. Next time we ho to the theater, we will use other dining alternatives.

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Roaddog
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Dishes were all a bit on the dry side.

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JeffreyA
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location and convenience is the biggest reason to dine here before shows at the Blumenthal theatre. Food is good and service had been very good.

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vipRobertB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I've never had a bad experience at Aria. However, last night the food was cold. No one even asked how the food was and they were so busy that you couldn't flag anyone down.

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vipKipper
Charlotte
91 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superb wine.

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TeresaA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food5service2ambience2

There is a cheerleading camp going on this weekend and girls and their mothers were very loud. Not their fault but just saying. The ambiance was poor because of this. Our service person was nice and took our orders. Asked for no olives on our burrata but she brought it with olives. She finally came over and then we had to wait too long for a new one. It needed salt and she Took forever to get salt then the shaker was empty. More down time. Then my daughter asked for another drink and it came when we were just about finished eating. My spinach squash ravioli was lukewarm and hard. Needed some liquid. Taste was ok. Just poor service, though she was nice and apologized, she just didn’t take care of us. Think it was overpriced for the food and service we had. Drinks were too costly and nothing special. I wouldn’t go again.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Portions were small. Service was slow. Food came to the table room temp. The staff was friendly.

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LWRC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, upscale Italian food, with a very interesting menu. Very fit for foodies. Excellent wine list.

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and I enjoyed a tasty dinner before the symphony Friday evening. Service was prompt, the lamb shank was a savory treat. The gnochi was not as good as expected.

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Danny
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good experience at the restaurant. Good and delicious food and great service by the personnel.

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AmyK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, as always. We love this place and will continue to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good. Cesar salad excellent, would be nice if fresh ground pepper was offered. Dinner and appetizers quite good. Water glasses went empty for a while, had to ask for more.
Restaurant was quite noisy. Tables were not well spaced for social distancing.

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MarvinS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve 8:15 seating with special request. Was immediately seated, our request to be seated in Robin's area was done as requested. She was very attentive, quickly took our orders, and checked with us several times. Food came out prepared very well, delicious Chrispy Chicken Parmesan, and Ravioli. Look forward to going back.

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BrianB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Food is great and the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and we had an amazing waiter. They also have a great wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice restaurant but the food was okay. Nothing special probably won’t go again

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vipRickF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brazed lamb shank is FANTASTIC!

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - staff made excellent suggestions. Homemade pasta!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Apps - cheese board, meatballs, and Burrata. Dinners were very good and wait staff was very attentive! Huge wine list. Kids ate well also - Spaghetti, pizza and Lasagna.

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EllynG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We started with a delicious Caesar salad and squash soup. For the entrées, we had the bolognese pasta and the carbonara with chicken. The “Thyme to drink”
cocktail was very good!
We really enjoyed our dinner and the service was great!

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ChrisC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting from out of town to see our son.

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Avidbaker
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I chose this restaurant because of the good reviews online. Well I was wrong.
I ordered carbonara. The pasta hardly had any sauce on it.
The server asked us “Will that be soup or salad with your entrée?”. The way he asked the question led us to believe that it came with the entrée, like with other restaurants. So I was surprised when I saw the final bill. I guess it was the server’s underhanded way of racking up the bill!
Entree portions were small. I did not expect that.
I had high hopes because this was a Christmas Eve meal with my family. Very disappointed. I am not coming back.

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vipReneeS
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with the family. I would have given 5 stars except my sons food was given to another table so he didn’t get to eat right away with the rest of us but management took care of us. Such a gem of a place in uptown Charlotte

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You can order delivery directly from Aria Tuscan Grill using the Order Online button. Aria Tuscan Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aria Tuscan Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 376-8880.

Aria Tuscan Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 3414 OpenTable diners.

Aria Tuscan Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ariacharlotte.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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