Aria Tuscan Grill

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$30 and under
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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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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We sat at noon and did not leave until 1:30. I am assuming restaurant was short staffed. We sat with water for about 20 mins until someone took our order. Took way too long for food to come out.

TS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was good. The only issue is we had a reservation and still had to wait about 20 minutes or so to be seated.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing.

D
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For a high quality Italian Restaurant, the food was not up to what I would have expected. It was good but I did not think it was great. It is convenient to the Belk Theater and many uptown venues. My chicken was over cooked so the white meat was a little dry. Soup was excellent. One of the people eating with us had a special request and it was not done correctly. Wine was excellent and not overpriced. Server was very good. So, I give it a mixed review. I would probably go back if we were going to a Venue close to the restaurant but it would not be my first choice.

j
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was a nice restaurant- just a bit too noisy and tables too close for the prices. Food was okay- 6 of us and no one was thrilled with their food which was a bit disappointing since I’m the one who reserved it.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

There for my birthday. Waiter was very rude about desserts. Will never go back.

a
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food!!!

U
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took 2 friends that were visiting from out of town. They both travel extensively and were amazed that their meals were better than anything they'd experienced in Tuscany! Well done!!

LO
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service - very attentive to our meed. Food was good and came out quickly- great for pre theater. Definitely my go to before a show.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We had an excellent waitress!! However, was disappointed in my food. I ordered the chicken parm. The chicken was okay, everything under the chicken was cold. Both the pasta and the sauce was cold. Very disappointing.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience, we went before a show at belk theater at 5:30pm and we finish around 7pm. Perfect time before the show. The food and service was amazing. My kids love it.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was excellent, and our service was great too! We had the round table upstairs which was absolutely perfect for my birthday dinner!

RC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aria never disappoints. It's our go-to any time we are heading to the Belk Theater.

JP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & services was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Felts rush, we were there in till the end of the night. No music

n
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for the perfect pre-concert meal, steps away from Belk Theatre and a few more steps to the Knight.

B
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Aria provides good value & good food. The service for our large party of 10 was excellent. We tried very different selections from the menu and it was all good. The noise was the one negative aspect of our dining experience. The noise level was too high for easy conversation.

We would recommend Aria to friends if they understood that the noise level makes easy conversation difficult.

d
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Hostess is consistently rude; not welcoming or friendly; seems frustrated with every little thing. This is the second time I have been in in less than a month -- I will not return any time soon until they coach the front-of-the-house experience. Waiter issues both times as well -- overall poor rating on service.

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly server, convenient location, price is reasonable, and very tasty food. Highly recommended.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian cuisine - highly recommend if you at in uptown

NF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great time, we were seated 25 minutes before our reservation and had our food within 20 minutes. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

W
Charlotte
64 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our go to places to go before a Broadway Lights show, the food is great and so is the service.

M
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Much improved from last visit.....service & food was great!

MS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal to celebrate our friend’s engagement

SC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and easy to get to our show at Blumenthal right after. Food was just a little slow coming out, which normally would be fine; we were just rushed to get to a performance. Overall, great experience!

JT
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Very convenient when going to either The Belk or Knight Theaters.
Our server was efficient, friendly and kept an eye on our table throughout our meal. Aria is definitely one of our favorite "go-to" restaurants in Uptown.

c
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

T
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Noel our waitress was excellent! Will be back!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very bad. It may have been impacted by a large party outside the restaurant. Had to ask for drinks 3 times.

F
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected Aria for my husband’s birthday dinner. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the wine list is well rounded, the servers are attentive and knowledgeable, and the food is always consistent. I personally love their tiramisu. This was my first time booking a 20+ party at Aria, and I only gave them a little more than a week notice. Despite my short notice, the staff at Aria were very accommodating and they showed genuine care when my husband and I had to unexpectedly leave the dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, wine, and service, but what really impressed me was the phone call that came days after. The restaurant called to check on our well being, and I truly appreciated the gesture.

C
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Aria didn’t meet expectations. The experience was like having Italian at a fast food restaurant.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin our server was excellent. She made sure that we were out well in time for our theatre performance

H
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous as always. Great atmosphere.

BL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Aria and our overall experience was great. Our server, Robin was incredible. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful with guiding us to certain entrees to suit our tastes. Instead of just a meal she helped make it an experience.
Our food was really good and the bean’s they served to go with the bread is phenomenal.

m
Nashville
53 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday gravy alone is worth the trip and so was the bread

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was terrible. Fortunately the manager kept my boyfriend from walking out of the restaurant.

a
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.
The staff is very accommodating and very friendly and professional.
Our server Paulie was excellent.
He made us feel very special.
Lucky was great also.
I was impressed how well the staff works together.
Overall a 10 out of 10.
Great job.
Ann Marie and Joe Smith

GO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous find in Charlotte. Our server Noel was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable of the menu. Had the mussels with white wine garlic sauce and the gnocchi as appetizers and they were well executed. Great flavors. We all had pasta dishes and here too again, perfectly cooked (al dente) with nice balance of sauce (gravy) to pasta. I will definitely go back! Delicious!

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