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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (529)
$31 to $50
Italian
Myers Park
About the restaurant
We bring the best of Italy to the heart of Myers Park, offering classic Italian cuisine created from the freshest ingredients served in a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. Preview wines from our wine cellar and enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our cozy bar.
At Primo Prime, pride in our food, excellent service, and an inviting atmosphere never let us settle for being anything less than the best. We were featured in the South Charlotte Weekly Culinary Corner. Come on upstairs and see why they gave us five stars!
Top review
Yumyumvip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Fabulous as always! The food is delicious and the staff always makes everyone feel special.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Midtown NC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1544)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Midtown
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot Restaurant in Charlotte is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Our Charlotte restaurant is located in the Midtown neighborhood. Close to all Uptown hotels, Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts center.

The experience is great in a group and romantic for couples. The intimate location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale.
Top review
TreneeB
Dined 1 day ago
Great place! If you have not tried this place DO IT NOW!!
A photo of Emmy Squared Pizza - South End restaurant
4.9
4.9 (90)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Southend
About the restaurant
Serving Detroit-style pizzas and an award-winning burger. Full service bar, local drafts & wine selection.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
The pizza is fantastic and the service was great. She was attentive but not hovering over us so that we could talk and enjoy the meal.
A photo of Copper restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2029)
$30 and under
Indian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Our innovative presentation of Indian cuisine must be experienced in order to be appreciated. Intimate seating, contemporary Indian art and music, top shelf spirits, and a superb wine list are a few examples of the Copper experience.
Top review
DanF
Dined 2 days ago
Great food. I always order Aloo Palak a special request which they accommodate. The cucumber salad added to the regular dinner salad is a winner. Kind servers. My go to for an excellent restaurant.
A photo of O-Ku - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2239)
$30 and under
Japanese
Southend
About the restaurant
O-Ku's menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. The South End restaurant offers rare and unique dining options along with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, highlighting seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and the staff was exceptionally friendly. Took my family there for my daughter’s graduation dinner and they provided a complimentary appetizer and a nice gift for her. It really made her evening and I’ve never witnessed a restaurant that shows the level of personal service. The food was really good and I would go there again.
A photo of The Blue Taj restaurant
4.8
4.8 (787)
$30 and under
Indian
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Located in Ballantyne Village, The Blue Taj is a groundbreaking restaurant serving Indian Cuisine and a much needed and welcome addition to Charlotte’s dining scene. The Décor at The Blue Taj is chic and modern, yet very cozy and eclectic. There are four themed dining areas to keep the excitement going for each time you visit. A chic wine cellar also graces the floor of the restaurant where vast and popular selections of wines are stored in a good temperature and humidity controlled environment. The Bubble Bar is open nightly to fix your craving for exciting combination of both signature and innovative cocktails and refreshingly sparkling and other popular wines by the glass. The Blue Taj is also a lunch destination in a very popular location. The ample selections of lunch offerings are sure to please business and mainstream diners alike. The Blue Taj is also available for private events and parties of various sizes.
Top review
SmithG
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
DELICIOUS food, fantastic service! They keep us coming back!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Charlotte - Lake Norman restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1240)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Huntersville
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Huntersville’s fine-dining destination, with mouthwatering offerings for people with all tastes. One bite is all takes to make a fondue believer out of you. Whether you’re arrived for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to experience the full 4-Course Experience, you’ll leave a fan of our gourmet fondue. When you’re in the mood for something different and special, fondue is the perfect choice. Our friendly servers blend artisan cheeses tableside before delivering freshly made salads with signature dressings. Choose your own custom entrée and cooking style, but make sure to save room for dessert. Everyone loves chocolate, and we deliver the most indulgent chocolate experience you’ll ever have! You’ll find our fondue restaurant right off Highway 77 in the Lake Norman area near Charlotte. We’re just a few miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the heart of NASCAR Country.
Top review
MeishM
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
I took my husband here for his birthday and they went all out. We had a lit candle and rose petals and they even gave him a birthday card and candle as a gift.
A photo of Dolce Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1765)
$30 and under
Italian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Dolce Ristorante in Charlotte is a classic Italian restaurant serving up family friendly favorites. The atmosphere at Dolce Ristorante is airy and bright with a deep Mediterranean feel complete with Italian style artwork. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with special cooking classes offered regularly.


Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch or a lively dinner, Dolce Ristorante has something on the menu to please every palate. Try the ravioli in a parmigiana cheese pink sauce, the Milanese breaded chicken with lemon dressing or the salmone fresh Atlantic salmon in a white wine sauce. Be sure to save room for the Italian cheese cake dessert.
Top review
JerseyGirl
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Everything is always perfect, the food, the atmosphere, the service and especially Rita!
A photo of Steak 48 - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6702)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
SouthPark
About the restaurant
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!
Top review
TobiasWvip
Dined 5 days ago
Hands down the best steak in Charlotte - sorry to the other great places. Had the American Wagyu Ribeye from Snake River Farms - expertly prepared, served with class. Just a great experience overall
A photo of Toscana Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2436)
$31 to $50
Italian
SouthPark
About the restaurant
TOSCANA Ristorante is located in the specialty shops across from South Park Mall, and is South Charlotte’s premiere upscale Italian restaurant. Since 1998 we have offered guests impeccable service and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Toscana is the perfect setting for an intimate meal or group dinners. Our romantic ambience feels just like a tranquil European courtyard that will enclose you with it's old world elegance. Our seasonal menu of Northern Italian favorites is crafted with passion and offers only the freshest ingredients including local produce and herbs, as well as the finest, poultry, prime meats and seafood to bring the true flavors of Tuscany to your table. In addition all pastas and desserts are made fresh in-house daily. You'll also find an extensive list of fine wines featuring all regions of Italy. Come experience the flavors and ambience of Europe right here in the “Queen City."
Top review
KarenPvip
Dined 1 day ago
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte.Always great food and the best service!
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