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Aria Tuscan Grill

4.5
3400 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 3400 people are saying
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TeresaA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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BillS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome Did magic tricks for the kids.

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Siciliansweetheart
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don't make reservations before Valet is available. They told me to park in a garage that was not open, then refused to validate parking for the only garage we found that was open.

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vipDarinW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food! The only thing that kind of turned me off was being seated up stairs. I would have much rather been downstairs where there was more energy and not so boring like the upstairs was.

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hollymetts
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was ok….not spectacular….the waiters did not wear masks….I only saw 2 employees in the whole restaurant wearing a mask…and on top of that he got very close and in my personal space every time he came to the table. I would not go back…very disappointed

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GarrettK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine (wine selection). Will be returning

CJ
CJ354
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our server was excellent-friendly, efficient, professional! The food was outstanding!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is ok, we like the appetizers ( suggested by our server) , the nero pasta and chicken parmigiana, not impressed with carbonara. Our server Desiree is awesome. She is friendly and very helpful. Overall we have a great experience

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday and was so impressed! My waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and our orders came fast

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DonnaC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Aria! The food is excellent, as is the service. This last time, we went to celebrate my birthday. I got Granma B’s lasagna, and even my husband (who always samples my food) said it was the best he’d ever had. I agree! Aria always provides us with a top notch experience!

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

While the food was delicious, the restaurant was loud & the staff seemed overwhelmed. I understand there are staffing shortages everywhere. Service was prompt & the food did not take long to come out. There were also not many vegetarian options.

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VHWhite
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blumenthal Show

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DanielJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It reminded me of my honeymoon in Italy. The food was fresh and flavorful. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Charlotte area looking for an authentic Italian restaurant experience. Must try the toasted gnocci!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Request the Chefs table if you have 6 or less !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great service

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vipMaggieb
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my husband on a Saturday night before a show at the Spectrum Center. Our experience at Aria was honestly fantastic, and blew away our expectations. The vibe was lively yet refined, modern yet warm - we sat upstairs which was more intimate, but I really liked the atmosphere and decor both downstairs and up. The bars are both really cool, too. The outside of the restaurant is nothing special, but don't let this stop you from coming!

Regarding the food...I am not one for "traditional" Italian food, but this restaurant took a modern spin on classics, with robust and nuanced flavors and a really good selection across apps, pastas, and entrees. Each table starts with a fresh, warm ciabatta with Sicilian beans + EVOO. Even this simple freebie was so good - highlights the attention to detail of the chefs here.

For the two of us, we went splitsies on two apps, a pasta, and an entree. We thought it would be too much, but it was a good amount. For apps we got the carmelized gnocchi and the burrata - both were sizable portions. The gnocchi in particular were phenomenal, but the burrata was perfectly executed. For pasta we got the cacio e pepe carbonara, which was pretty good, and the star of the show - braised rabbit leg cacciatore w/ dumplings. There are no words to describe how good this dish was. The rabbit itself is a pleasant, pretty mild flavor, and the meat fell right off the bone. We will without a doubt be coming back for this dish.

All in all I would highly recommend Aria!

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RickH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Can’t wait to go again.

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Partyof6
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food waamazing! Crispy chicken parm, meatballs, and carbonara were so good! And Robin and Moe our waitstaff were excellent and made things so enjoyable for our family!!!

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Jazzy
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic

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vipSparkman
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Aria, as always. Our server, Robin, was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. She checked in with us frequently and made our experience at Aria that much better. The Salmon dish on the menu was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I had while in Charlotte. The spinach ricotta ravioli was delicious. The staff were very kind and helpful.

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vipAmimarie
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, speedy service! Went here before a concert with friends.

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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 3400 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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