Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 45 times today

Aria Tuscan Grill

4.5
2324 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(704) 376-8880
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Chris Bateman, Alex Piatt
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
As a full sevice caterer, Aria's event planning professionals will work with you on every detail of your special event, tailoring it to your taste and budget. Please allow us to discuss your upcoming event with you. Simply contact us at 704.331.0078, or email Jenny Ross, jenny@sonomarestaurants.net. We would love to have you join us for a consultation and a taste of Aria.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
College and Trade Streets
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Aria offers complimentary valet parking, located on College Street between Trade
and Fifth Streets, beginning at 6pm.
We also validate for the Bank of America Corporate parking deck. It may be
entered from Fifth, College & Trade Streets.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live music every Friday & Saturday from 7:30-10:30pm
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Aria and Founders Hall offer a unique setting for weddings. bridal showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners, fund-raisers, corporate dinners & special events. Simply choose your date, and we'll help do the rest!
Special Event Sales 704.331.0078, or email Jenny Ross, jenny@sonomarestaurants.net
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Aria and Founders Hall offer a unique setting for weddings. bridal showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners, fund-raisers, corporate dinners & special events. Simply choose your date, and we'll help do the rest!

View Private Dining Details
What 2324 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was not up to par by any means. Good was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

The service, food, and overall experience at Aria was great. The noise level was manageable, and the food was delivered quickly. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a good date night dinner or a place to meet with co-workers (that seemed to be many of the patrons while we were there). Overall, great place.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always it was an excellent dinner. Service was outstanding and the meal with a changed menu as good as always. Will be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

New on the menu was the Bucatini. Very good. Pasta was cooked perfectly. Hearty Ragu sauce. Nicely done

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Caramelized gnocchi. It will change your life. We sat at the bar and had a bottle of wine and some bar bite and charcuterie. Great food and service. We will be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was exceptional! Our server Lucky was great and helped us navigate through a wonderful menu with many great choices. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal! The ambiance was great as we were sat in a corner of the room which was perfect for conversation at a table for four. There is a parking garage extremely close to the site for convenience and we were able to walk around uptown after the meal as well. Highly recommend this restaurant for MANY reasons!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

So many interesting pastas and I’m not usually a pasta fan. Orchiette was amazing. Olde ate in upstairs area which is quieter and easier access to Opera.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I went to Aria for a pre-prom dinner. It was very crowded (lots of other prom groups and couples :-) ), but since I made a reservation my boyfriend and I were seated right away. It took a little while for us to be greeted, but our waiter was very friendly. He served us fairly efficiently, but was slightly slower towards the end (it took a long time for us to receive our check). The food was absolutely delicious, I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate. I would recommend Aria for special occasions because it is fairly expensive, but the food is definitely worth the little extra money you have to pay for the upscale dining experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wow! Every bite was great. We split softshell crab and mussels with the group, along with bruchetta, all excellent. The Papardella was superb, as well as the eggplant. Everybody in our group raved about their entrees-halibut, scallops, crab.

I called in after making my reservation to add to our group count. The hostess movrd us to the chefs table, so we watched the food prep all evening; very entertaining.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Busy hotspot. Good food - Excellent, fast, attentive service (from Lucky). Good location - parking nearby, easy walk to Belk, Spectrum.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food and service wonderful as always. Hostess could improve.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great dining experience. In town for a concert. Stayed at the Aloft. Aria Tuscan was within walking distance to the hotel and the venue for the concert. Great ambiance, great food, great service. All in all a 10.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good. Service was average other than the tall man with an accent. He was extremely personable. Wine came in a regular glass and not a wine glass.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a great experience. Freshly prepared and well seasoned. Friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We so enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. i would like to suggest more specific help with parking since BOA is across the street but is not validated free, the parking has to be BOA corporate. i would love to suggest some gluten free options. We were not told of any and it was difficult to find those options. We will be back. We really enjoyed the evening. Great wine selection. Our server was fun and very organized. Thank you all.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I chose Aria's for an early dinner with my granddaughter before the Ballet and Symphony at the nearby Belk Theatre. We began with a glass of wine for me from Aria's huge wine cellar and a "Cherry Soda" alcohol-free cocktail for the young lady. My "date" for the evening must avoid gluten and limit dairy products. That narrowed our choices a bit, but the pork shank cooked 24 hours in tomatoes with giant white beans proved a wonderful choice. The dish is advertised as "prepared for two" and could easily have fed a family of four if served with salads or antipasto. The waiter offered me cheese on the side. The bread was warm, fresh, and wonderful. For desert, we threw caution to the wind and selected the marvelous gelato. I highly recommend the butterscotch, but McKenzie broke into broad smiles when the mint chocolate-chip was served. The service was quick and friendly. My only real suggestion for improvement would be some indication on the menu of dishes that could be prepared gluten-free and dairy free.

Aria's does offer a children's menu, but this was a special evening for a grandfather to treat his granddaughter to a proper evening out. I appreciate wait staff that treat young people as patrons. The Aria's staff was attentive and helpful. It made for an evening of warm memories.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of my our favorite place to dine!!! We love the express lunch as well!!!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Aria has gone downhill quickly. Chef left, new general manager and ruined environment. Manager is clueless and dressed like a stripper. Wish it was not so.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had a business lunch here and the food was excellent and the service good but unobtrusive.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very good variety of beer and an extensive wine list. Service was very good as server came over many times and didn’t have to wait long for each course to come to table. Quality of food was good as was selection.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a excellent restaurant! The atmosphere is great, good service and the food is outstanding!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A wonderful meal! The entrees were outstanding (scallops and pork shank)..the gnocchi appetizer was the best we have ever had! We'll be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We came for a birthday dinner for my husband and his Bestfriend’s girlfriend! Once we got there they had a special table for us in a room in the kitchen. It was nice and the service was great. The cooks were nice too! The food doesn’t seem like a lot when you look at it but it’s portioned perfectly.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Waitress was awesome! Food was better than average. Wine was good too.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always an excellent experience at Aria and last was no exception. Service was attentive put not intrusive. Walnut salad was fresh and dressed well. Chicken Cacciatore was the best I ever had in New York or Italy. Coffee and Almond gelatos were delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Especially wonderful parking once, enjoying an excellent meal and being in the same building as the theater!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We didn't love being seated in the small upstairs area, but the food was good and our server was pleasant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great everything! Can’t wait to go back again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

First visit and an excellent find! Creative interpretations of Italian cuisine and a strong by-the-glass wine list make this a great choice for a business dinner.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service and the food was equal to the great recommendation that we had been given. The live music was excellent.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was a nice dinner. We were seated immediately.

The food was great and the service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is one our go to spots for dinner before a broadway lights show and it is always great

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great live music! Good food!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As always, ARIA provides the rare winning combination of good food at a good price, stellar service and subtle yet energetic ambiance.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We typically love Aria, this night, drinks took forever to arrive. In past trips, I have found your old fashioned to be excellent, some of the best I town, this night they were watered down with soda and lacked butters. Very disappointed

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a very nice dinner before the show. We had the spaghetti and meatballs and the butternut squash ravioli and they were both awesome. Thank you

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We ate dinner here before attending an event at Ovens. Service and dinner was delicious. I especially liked the Ahi Tuna appetizer! I tried the handmade pasta w/black eyed peas and was not disappointed.I usually order the Orecchiette w/sausage. My guest had Caesar salad-good but large. She had chicken cacciatore-very good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Consistently high-quality all across the board. We love this place so much we use any occcasion to go. Birthdays, broadway shows, any day that ends in -y. And pricing is very friendly so we do go very often.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We entered the restaurant through the atrium and had to walk downstairs to check in and then got seated upstairs in the bar area. That seems inefficient and not customer friendly. Service was slow. We didn’t receive our bread until after we received our meal. The scallops were not fresh and tasted fishy. However, the butternut squash was really good. Overall, too pricy for the experience.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
59

Tweets by Aria Tuscan Grill