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About Aria Tuscan Grill

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.

100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
College and Trade Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 376-8880

Website:
http://www.ariacharlotte.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday & Saturday from 7:30-10:30pm

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chris Bateman, Alex Piatt

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

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

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!

Aria Tuscan Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (25)
Fun (24)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Live Music (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

No complaints.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and the service was wonderful!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Very romantic ambience, loved it !

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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Long wait at the table with extremely slow and chaotic service. Food mediocre for the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have been here a few times and it never disappoints. Great staff and excellent food. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We made the reservation two month ahead because we knew it's going to be a busy night but they put us on a table close to the bar and on a walk way not comfortable and we could not have a conversation but the food was good but the place is too noisy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Chose this restaurant after reading reviews and attending a concert at the spectrum center near by. We were seated without a waiting and service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Very nice Italian wine list as well as available cocktails. I had the scallops which were prepared perfect and my husband had the ravioli. The restaurant was crowded in part because it was preconcert for Bocelli at the spectrum center. Enjoyed the dining experience and would not hesitate to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Atria Tuscan Grill is one of our favorite places to eat when in Charlotte taking in a concert downtown. We had a lovely dinner and cocktails recently and were just a few steps away from Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. We really enjoy the menu at the Tuscan Grill, with lots of choices for food that is just right before sitting in a concert, in other words, not too heavy, not too many carbs, not too salty, etc. The service is excellent as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Bday lunch. Not sure why I bother adding in the notes for rez. Servers never acknowledge the occasions.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Had dinner at Aria while in town for business. The food was very disappointing. One of the meals was returned because it the pork shank was cold. Braised meats should fall off the bone not be dry and overcooked. Everyone else's food was equally disappointing. Portions were small and lacked quality the restaurant should offer given price and ambiance. We ordered a nice bottle of Gaja ($85) and when we were presented the server had brought out the more expensive vintage priced at $380. Had the person who ordered the bottle not caught and questioned the vintage year and varietal we would have been served something well out of the price range ($85) we had requested. Overall, it was not a great experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious entrees but portions are rather small.

Service was slow when we were there but friendly.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My wife and I went to Aria Tuscan for Charlotte Restaurant week, so I expected a bit worse service then we are accustomed to at Aria because of how busy it would probably be. What we got was a new level of disappointment entirely. Our waiter was incredibly rude, audibly grumbling every time any table around us asked for anything. The food was not up to the quality that we are used to at Aria. We both had issues with our food being properly prepared. This experience took Aria from our favorite restaurant in charlotte, to somewhere we will possibly never go again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We stumbled upon “Queen’s Feast” quite by accident and we were very impressed! My daughter and I were visiting Charlotte and she found Aria on TripAdvisor so we decided to try it out. I had the arugula salad, the scallops and the chocolate hazelnut cake....and my daughter had the gnocchi, the squash ravioli and the same dessert. The scalllops were cooked perfectly! And everything was delicious! That chocolate hazelnut cake was divine! I will definitely be back in the future. A fun, trendy spot...they even had live music (just not a quiet romantic spot.)

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner during Queens Feast Jan.2018: PEI Mussels al Forno were plentiful and tasty. Their signature carmelized gnocchi were delicious. Grilled Petite Filet was heavily seasoned with salt-bit too much. Pan-Roasted Trout w sweet potato purée and Brussels sprouts- trout was sweet and fresh, loved the Brussels sprouts! Marscarpone cheesecake was creamy and tasty. Vanilla Sorbet had great deep vanilla flavor. House chianti served by the glass, came in a 4oz old fashion glass and warm $9.50. 😩They did open a new bottle and poured new glass. Don't recommend the Chianti, but overall, the meal was fine.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was well prepared and delicious. Our server was attentive and personable. Overall great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent. Absolutely the best restaurant

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I went during Charlotte's Restaurant Week and the selection of the menu compared to others was huge.
The aambience and live music set the tone for the amazing meal. My waitress was the best, very attentive so I tipped generously.
The only draw back was a slightly loud group of ladies across the room, despite the noise I will be returning.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Organic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went out for Queen’s Feast. Food was delicious and atmosphere was wonderful.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent meal and I loved the atmosphere. The service was just a little off and it bothered me that I had reservations for 7:00 PM but a table was not ready until almost 8:00 PM. We ended up eating at the bar. Great expresso martinis though!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. Food was very good. However ordered the scallops— serving was TWO scallops. Really?
Service was great
Restaurant was very busy and loud

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was delicious and creative. We were a party of 6 and seated in a beautiful room. The problem was it was in the kitchen with the staff yelling orders the entire time. We couldn’t talk to each other. We also told our server we had to leave at 7. He was rarely around to remind him. Our meals came with dessert but we had to take them with us to the theater. I would definately come back but not accept that noisy table again. I’m sure it would be a different experience at a different table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Happened to go during Queens Feast and was forced to order off the price fixed menu. Food was average at best. Service was substandard. Would not go back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great meal anytime but fantastic deal for restaurant week. The entire menu is available!

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