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Aria Tuscan Grill

4.4
2256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 376-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Bateman, Alex Piatt
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College and Trade Streets
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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.
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday & Saturday from 7:30-10:30pm
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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!

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What 2256 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hatmaker (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

This is my go to place to take interview candidates. Only once in multiple visits have I had something to eat that I thought was just ok. I like the layout of the restaurant. The tables are not crowded together but there is room in between. My favorite items are the chicken parm, chicken cacciatore, petit filet salad or the salmon burger.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner was great. We enjoyed our waitress and the live performance was a solid touch.

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WilliamL (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our reservation was at 7:30 and we were not seated until after 8.

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AprilL 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I absolutely loved Aria. The ambiance, the music, the food...everything was great. Perfect spot for dinner before a show.

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RobertK 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was energetic, and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food as always and great experience! Great for a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We go to Charlotte once a year and regularly go to Aria for dinner with our group. We are never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and the service was wonderful!

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PigletPotters (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went to Aria for a pre-theater dinner. The food, service, everything was awesome. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I can’t believe a restaurant of this caliber would serve wine (from an extensive high end list) in a TUMBLER! After commenting on this the waiter did offer to switch to wine glasses - but why on earth have the tumblers as their first choice???

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very romantic ambience, loved it !

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my fourth visit to Aria and I have been pleased every time. This time was on Valentine's Day so it was understandably busy, but we were seated quickly and our server was very attentive and friendly. I've had excellent service there each time so far. And everything we ate was very good!

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PJ11 (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Server was very nice and competent. Food was delivered lukewarm (mussels, gnocchi, salmon, and poultry). Presentation was 50/50. Probably won’t return given other options in the area.

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JennaR (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had a wonderful time here. Other than it being very loud I had a great experience. The food was fantastic and I will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food were bland, we have to sprinkle a lot of salt and pepper. It was funny cause or salt shaker was empty, have to ask the waiter for another one. I guess salt has been used a lot.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The atmosphere it inviting and modern. Our server was top-notch, very accommodating and pleasant! Wonderful food, as always. Great wine selection as well.

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vipSsSs (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely perfect! I had to call and add 1 to my reservation basically on Valentines Day weekend and Dennis went above and beyond to make it work out for us!! We had the perfect table! Our food was also delightful. It tasted as good as it looked!

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vipSCVisitor (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Having had a wonderful experience in November for my youngest daughter's birthday (two moms and five well-behaved kids total), her best friend wanted to do the same. I made a reservation and noted that there were two young best friends, an older sister, and two different moms and noted that they'd placed us at the "chef's table" before which fascinated the children and kept us out of the way in case they'd like to do it again.

Some glitch in the reservation process only noted four people. The young woman at the hostess stand was greatly irritated by our party of five and brusquely stated we would have to make do at the same table they'd reserved. I pleasantly said that would be no problem, yet she made no effort to help us situate at the table. I wound up getting an extra chair myself. My oldest daughter was so unsettled by the way we were received that she told me quietly and tearfully that she felt superfluous and unwanted.

I should note: we were at the very opening of the dinner service, to where the wait staff was still in their pre-dinner staff meeting. The restaurant was completely empty, and even when we left, there were numerous open tables including the ones on either side of us. We certainly didn't inconvenience the seating plan.

Our server was pleasant and helpful, but simple ways to go beyond to make the evening special were missed. I'd noted that the children LOVED the bean salad served with the bread, but even specifically asking for extra to be brought, we were given two scantily filled tiny dishes that were gone within seconds. A separate 'side dish' of risotto was suggested to take home, but when it was brought out, it was more of a garnish, just as the original serving had been. I'm a little stunned by the scanty servings of foods such as this and a little shocked at being charged their menu prices for it.

Overall, for a $200 dinner experience, we were very much left wanting. It was nowhere near the special evening it had been before.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was wonderful, the food was delicious, ambiance very warm and cozy, can’t wait to go back!

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