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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

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (30)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Cozy (21)
Fun (20)
Romantic (20)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
People Watching (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Live Music (8)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Enjoyed a business lunch at Aria's. Daily 3-course special appeared small at first glance but turned out to be sized okay. Sausage orecchiette was very good, with the savory sausage well-balanced with pasta and vegetables. A larger portion of the bean soup would have helped with the overall proportion and heartiness of the lunch combo but otherwise was a nice lunch of soup, entrée, and dessert.

Restaurant was about 3/4 capacity and the setting was quiet enough for a conversation. Our table was located with a good view of the open kitchen (behind glass) which added to the ambience. Will definitely return and try a Panini which looked good and perhaps more filling than the special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

8 years ago, my friend and I had our first dinner together here at Aria. 8 years later, still together & happier than ever, I arranged a dinner for us, a date night. The Tuna & Swordfish dinner was amazing! Atmosphere was divine! Service exceptional! Made this date night special. Everything was as we remembered. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

First time dining here, service was very good, food was delicious. Ambiance was good, noise level was a little on the loud side but will dine here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The birthday was not acknowledged

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Took my husband here for a birthday dinner and we both LOVED it. Waitress was very helpful and it was the Best food we have had in a very long time. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Aria for Nee Year’s Evendinner and the service and food was excellent!! Gabrielle was our waitress and she was great and was in tune to our special requests.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Made reservations for New Year's Eve for 5:30PM... Told the person I spoke to that it was a 20th Anniversary dinner, and hadn't been to the restaurant before - but was recommended by a friend... the hostess apparently didn't have that info. and sat us at a small table between 2 other couples, before I asked to move to a larger table.. Food was good and served promptly but I had to send back my club soda because there was no carbonation, and had to get the server's attention to get a refill.. my wife's drink sat empty for quite a while during the meal and by the time the server came by to ask if she wanted another, we were basically done with our meal... appetizer plates remained on our table through the whole meal, despite multiple servers passing our table... Decided to try risotto with truffles - which was good, but was stunned when I got the bill to see it was $25 - which the server didn't mention.... didn't want to make a scene, given the evening, but this was never mentioned and should have been... most appetizers were around $12... I would have been fine with $15, but...

I don't go out too often, but when I do, I want the service to be impeccable... I can't say this came close to meeting that mark, and there were plenty of wait staff around at that hour, which wasn't at all busy....

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately, my experience was not what I would have liked for it to be. The server kept forgetting about us. The drink I ordered had sat around somewhere for a while before I actually got it; therefore, the ice had watered it down, so I sent it back. My food wasn't hot, and it wasn't seasoned well. My friends' food wasn't hot either. Nevertheless, I'd come back to give it another try, because I've lived in Tuscany, and it's my favorite type of food.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was pretty good, but nothing amazing. The food was good for the price. The restaurant needs help with noise control. It was SO loud! We were there on a date, and we could barely hear each other.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

They ran out of items.
They tried to cut me off even though I am Ubering and not driving.
Also , I brought 15 people in as a reservation.
I would not come back bc of the lack of respect.
He didn’t know how much I had to drink.
Obnoxious and inappropriate. I would not recommend coming here if you want to have a good time w friends.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great experience. Only problem was locating us by Uber since the address is North Tryon but restaurant is on Trade Street.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Food reasonable price. You could spend 2 or 3 times as much downtown and not have as good of a meal.
It did not affect our meal but we were seated upstairs and the waiter needed to go downstairs to get the drinks. It took a few extra minutes to get drinks.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very positive experience. The antipasti eggplant and butternut squash ravioli was heavenly. The crispy chicken parmesan also to be recommended. Service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been to this restaurant more than we can count, but have never sat upstairs.......BORING! It was a Wednesday night, but boring and ambiance is just lacking. We will return because we love it downstairs and the food is consistent and AMAZING!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service and great food. Aria is a great place for get togethers and dates. Very good italian food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was excellent from appetizers through the entrees. Service was very good and would recommend to anyone who likes Italian food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome waiter who knew the menu very well and helped with wine selection

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was excellent. I loved the environment. I enjoy places where you can watch the kitchen. The lighting made it nice for a romantic dinner. The food was underpriced for the quality. I would recommend if you like upscale Italian food.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter Lucky was knowledgeable and nice. Very helpful with suggestions and didnt hover. We enjoyed our meal more because of Lucky. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was lively. A lot of diners going to the Nutcracker after dinner, once most of them were gone the place got quieter. We had a cozy table on a landing and we were the only ones near the table so that felt special. All in all a very nice dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent menu and great service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food is not impressive at all. Same quality and Olive Garden. Ambiance is very nice. Cocktails are good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

For this occasion it was my Birthday dinner with my daughter and her fiancée. We had encountered traffic entering the parking deck @ corporate center and arrived closer to 7:30. I called and informed the we were in the deck. When we arrived, although the dining room had several empty tables along the sides. We were not seated for another 15 mins. Another party of 4 came in and were seated right away. It seems as if the hostesses were not concerned and did not apologize for the wait. One Hostess, did say "it should be just 2 more minutes".. But again several tables were empty and clean. We have never had to wait but a few minutes or are seated immediately. Otherwise, our dinner experience was wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Everything about our experience was great! The absolute only thing I would have changed would have been where we were seated. We had a reservation that was made several days in advance, so I had the expectation we would have a nice table, but were unfortunately sat in the very front of the restaurant. Given that it was a very cold evening, every time someone entered or exited the restaurant, we were hit with a blast of the cold air.
Service and food was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very slow service but good if you’re looking to relax

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Seems odd to say, but my impression of Aria was "Here's your salad, what's your hurry?" Scarcely had the bread landed at the table, but my salad arrived within seconds--before my wine. Other larger groups appeared to be lingering over dinner, but my husband and I felt as if we were being rushed through our otherwise very good meal. Aria seems like a great place for groups of business people to gather for dinner, but I wouldn't call it a romantic spot for couples. Our server was friendly and helpful, but the noise level made it hard to hear her. Enjoyable, but not really relaxing. There has to be a balance between rushing patrons and making them wait forever for their meals.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Lucky was fantastic! should be commended for his excellent customer service!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Booked our reservation for our daughter’s birthday. This was her first time dining uptown, it was a great experience. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Aria is consistently delicious. We love their food and the staff is always great. One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We ordered the pasta for 2 - $45.00
First of all our waiter was very impatient with us deciding on wine - then we didn’t get wine until food arrived because we reminded another waiter- salad for 2 was good but barely enough for one ! Then pasta arrived barely warm - lasagna really good but would have been better hot- we got 3 different pastas - other 2 ok but also barely warm - then one cannoli for 2 - we won’t return - plus the waiter corrected me in front of friend because I pronounced penne incorrectly- rude & unprofessional-

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not all of the food was piping hot. My husband’s spaghetti was cold.

I thought that the portions were a little small.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service were great as always! We've come to Charlotte before just to eat at the Aria.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was pretty great, and was served in an extremely timely manner. I was impressed with how fast each dish was provided considering how busy it was. However, the service did not match the prices.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a date with my lovely wife and enjoyed it very much!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant, food fresh and service excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

My date ordered pizza which was undercooked. The dough was mushy on the bottom.
My pasta was undercooked too. some of the pasta was still hard. I was excited to eat homemade pasta as I have been on a low carb diet for so long. Very disappointing. When I asked the waiter if there was a house wine, he gave me a look like, "Great, another cheap skate!" We had good service until then. It was one of those nights where we didn't have the energy to send everything back and discuss the meals with the manager.... Restaurant was convenient to Omni across the street. Otherwise, huge disappointment!
King's down the road is supposed to be great. Next time...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of my favorite Italian spots in Charlotte. The wine menu is fantastic and the menu has something for everyone!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Attended musical at bluementhal so it was conveniently located. Great service, just did not love our food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing. Truly changed my idea of great Italian .

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first experience at Aria's, before Saturday's Symphony concert, was very good, and we'll surely return. Our server was superb, and their wine list is outstanding. Food was fine but for the quirkiness of the Caesar salad (Kale) and a weak dressing. My seafood dish was excellent; however, my wife's short ribs were good but average. The ricotta cake dessert was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Expectations were exceeded. This place is quite loud with everyone talking however the food is amazing and the ambiance of the place is perfect for nights out in the city. 10/10 would reccommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy
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