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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OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN ! CURBSIDE PICKUP ALSO AVAILABLE.

We are excited to welcome you back!! Curbside pick up and delivery will remain in full swing. Please phone 704.376.8880 to place your takeout order or to make your reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our service was really disappointing. Went on a date night here that we were both really looking forward to and left very disappointed. Spend your money elsewhere.

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vipLoxxley
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aria continues to be one of our go-to spots for special occasions, or before spending an evening at the Blumenthal, etc.

The service we have received from Robin & Hope is among the best of any restaurant in Charlotte!

The food is heavenly. Not a bad bite to be had with everything we’ve ordered to date! Out latest visit was during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were amazing with how they kept everything sanitary, distanced and controlled.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and reasonable price for lunch

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vipLeeb
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food. I was disappointed that there were no gluten free options on the menu. The chef did make a delicious trout that was notified to be gluten free. It was fantastic.

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RobertK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aria never disappoints! The cocktails and entrees were fantastic, and the service was excellent. Christy was very friendly and professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here- both times before a show. Food is delicious... authentic Italian food. Service including hosts was great. Will be back!
Oh and we got a discount for attending a show at the Blumenthal. Who knew??!!

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TonyO
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good service, responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. The price was very competitive and well worth the trip Uptown. The wine was very good and reasonable. The food was well prepared and delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

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TeenaH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner! Food, drinks and ambiance was really good!

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KatieN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very nice. The over all experience was rated as a 4 star because we were so squashed in with our neighbors on either side. I was sitting on the bench and was so crowded by the people on either side that I felt awkward asking them to move over so that I could get up from the table. The atmosphere could have been a little nicer if you had not placed the tables so close together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice. Fine and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, as usual. The penne alla vodka was perfect, and so was the cheesecake I got for dessert. But my server was lackadaisical. He didn’t give me a menu to start off, but luckily for me, that wasn’t a big issue because I know a lot of the general menu inside and out at this point. Also, he didn’t give me bread or cannelini beans until I’d already gotten my food. But otherwise, the experience was excellent, as I expected it to be.

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Tara
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Aria.

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DeeNess
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious! Great choices and reasonable prices. Get the lasagna!

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TImD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife lost a stone from her ring at the restaurant. The staff was unbelievably helpful. It was a miracle but they found the gem. We will forever be raving fans of this restaurant and the staff. Also, the food and service were outstanding. The perfect place for dinner before going to the Belk Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation. Aria was not full but quickly filled up. We were seated at a 2 top against the wall at the entrance although there were other more open tables available. Our service experience was underwhelming. Our server seemed dismissive when we asked about specific wine types. Our server adequately checked in on us but with a level of interaction we receive at an average restaurant. Our charcuterie was wonderful. Our meals were good.

I’ve been to Aria in the past and this visit was disappointing.

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HannahS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent food and our server was amazing as well. We were running behind for our 6:30 reservation but called right before 6:30 to ask if we would still be accommodated. The person who answered the phone said that was fine and that Aria had a 15 minute window for reservations. We arrived at 6:43 (sprinting there to meet the 15 minute window) and there was no one at the host stand for several minutes. Finally someone arrived and she stated we were past the 15 minutes and we could not be accommodated. She was rude and very short with us. We ended up having to wait about 30 minutes for a table even though we were still there within our 15 minute window - a little discouraging that this is how this host treats customers.

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shoebedo
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We often go to Aira before a show, and it always is outstanding.

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DevinnM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Birthday and it was perfect from the time we walked in the door until the time we left....We will return. We enjoyed the whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, they had a special kids menu, waitress was very nice, and the pasta was delicious!

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Coudie
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian with a twist

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Kelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My experience is consistently excellent. Very reasonable for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing!!!!!! We all raved about the starters, butternut squash, balsamic vinegar with honey and burrata with tomatoes and basil. Our mains were equally wonderful from the traditional pasta to the lamb shank, all were amazing.

That said the service ranged from leisurely to lost. I hope our waitress was new, lest she simply was beyond her scope. She had no knowledge of the wines, which were impressive and less about the menu. She would disappear for long periods, then reappear without remembering what she was supposed to present at the table. The noise level was ridiculously loud, so one had to yell to converse with a tablemate.

I may go back, but not with a group and just sit at the bar. It is sad with such a good kitchen, the room was disorganized and painfully loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Always great food and service

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TimC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from beginning to end.

Everything was cooked with the highest quality.

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JaneS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was served a Makers Mark Manhattan that had an unfavorable flavoring added to it. Not wanting to make our hosts feel bad, I was able to drink most of it. I regret that I didn’t send it back and just request Makers Mark neat.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good! I got the Penne a la Vodka, and my boyfriend got the Gnocchi and we both loved what we got... but by far our favorite part was the cheesecake, it was amazing! We also loved our server he was very attentive and gave us good suggestions. Overall 11/10 recommend and we will be coming back!

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great atmosphere and service overall! Food and price is reasonable.

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Lawgrad11
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Plenty of options and a very good value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Everyone was so nice and the meal was delicious! My boyfriend and I loved it! Coming back soon!

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vipMabrone
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We have been coming here for years. This time around despite a reservation took us 20min to get seated. The restaurant was only 60% full. Service was spotty and took forever for the waiter to see us and follow up on if we wanted another drink dessert etc. food was good but doesn’t offset the service.

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LisaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was not as amazing as we hoped it would be. At an exceptional Italian restaurant, the pasta should be melt-in- your-mouth, and this was not. It wasn't bad, just not exceptional. The service was also extremely lacking. Hostess was unfriendly and not welcoming. Server was nice, but forgot several things. All in all, not the dining experience we were hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality of food is excellent. Loved the marg pizza. we always order a fresh made pasta, this time it was the cavatelli, tasted like a mini gnocchi, in their vodka sauce! Excellent. Pasta portion is not worth sharing with another person however, too little.

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vipHoff
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was phenomenal, but unfortunately my service was not that great. Everything was forgotten, and our waitress ignored us when we tried to get her back to the table. I really did enjoy the food, but due to the service I’m not sure if I’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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AshleyF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was just okay, nothing exceptional given the price. My scallops were so gritty and one of them wasn’t edible because the grits of sand were so big. The grains that came with them weren’t hot. The space was beautiful and our server was good but food was awful.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, service and atmosphere. well done thanks

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JillK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Aria. The waiter was kind, professional and efficient. The food was interesting and beautifully presented.

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vipJennyS
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Aria and we will definitely be back. The food and service was amazing from start to finish. Highly recommend!

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great evening, the food was delicious. The mixed drinks were also fantastic. Would love to come here again for a meal. Definitely money well spent.

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WenS13
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience! The food was amazing. The service was great. Nice ambience.

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Aria Tuscan Grill does offer 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 3067 OpenTable diners.

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