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About Mama Ricotta's
From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from Zagat, Mama Ricotta's Italian Restaurant brings to life the award-winning vision of owner Frank Scibelli. With a long, proud reputation built on authentic recipes, made from the freshest of ingredients and prepared by the finest culinary minds in the South, Mama Ricotta's restaurant is the premier Italian dining destination in Charlotte. "Upscale homestyle" is our style, and we love to bring it to you, again and again. Begin your adventure with a warm Goat Cheese and Mascarpone Dip served with grilled crostini, and then move into the warm freshness of our Penne Alla Vodka, tossed in a spicy cream tomato sauce. Or, let the subtle flavors of our Pollo Carciofi delight even your most discriminating of tastes. Our commitment to freshness is one of our most valued traditions - we even house-make our mozzarella! With nearly two decades of success, we've made it our goal to bring you only the best, with our best.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday, 11 am - 10 pm
Friday-Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday, 11am - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plate Perfect Catering is the full-service catering company in Charlotte, NC. With an unmatched combination of the finest foods and experienced event planners to meet each customer’s needs, our business has become wildly successful, a true stand-alone in the region.
We employ top-level staff and provide both full-service & specialty catering for any size event. From parties for two to parties for thousands, each guest is special to us. For more information please contact Plate Perfect at 704.343.0155 or visit us at www.plateperfect.com
We are located in the King's Pointe Shopping Center and have abundant off-street parking available.
Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
In Italy, family and friends gather often to celebrate around festive tables filled with the finest Italian foods and wine. Mama Ricotta’s recreates this age-old tradition for our private parties. Our private room offers a great feeling of warmth and is ideal for social and corporate private dining.
Mama Ricotta's Ratings and Reviews
Simply great. I had an amazing time. I chose this place for my bestfriends birthday dinner and we sat outside near the fireplace which was very cozy. Our waitress Bre was vibrant and resourceful. Food was also pretty great! Definitely recommend to a friend.
Lasagna pasta did not taste like fresh pasta. The calamari was very good, a new version I have never tried before with peppers.
The waiter was nothing special, he got to us when he could, out of water and wine for a few minutes, but he eventually took care of it.
We will be back, but probably won’t have the Lasagna again.
Both the meal and the service was well above average. The appetizers were excellent. Most importantly the price was extremely reasonable. I ordered two appetizers and two meals and when I looked at the check I was shocked at home much I was charged. VERY reasonable prices.
This restaurant never disappoints. Just a lovely dining experience all the way around.
They truly go out of their way to accommodate a table preference. The women at the hostess station are wonderful. Really like Corey.
The food is delicious no matter what you order. What will keep you coming back is the overall atmosphere.
The people that work here are a good team.
We had dinner at Mama Ricotta's before a theater play. As always, the food was fresh and delicious. We had a hard time deciding among all the menu items - everything looked interesting and tempting! In the end, everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their appetizers, entrees and desserts. The service was just "wow!" Can't go wrong with Mama Ricotta's - perfect every time! Thank you!
The food was enjoyable, but not exactly what we were expecting. I ordered the chicken, broccoli, and penne. While I love vegetables in my food, the dish was overflowing with broccoli. There were soo many vegetables, I could barely see the pasta. We also ordered the pasta primavera and had the same problem. While I am glad the restaurant provides so much vegetables for their guests, it really overwhelmed the dish. I could barely taste any of the pasta over the vegetables. Other than that, the ambiance is great. The drinks are well prices and taste incredible. A basket of rolls greats you as soon as you are seated.
We have lived in Charlotte for one year and finally found an Italian restaurant that can be called a neighborhood trattoria. Our two sons were visiting for Christmas, and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The pasta and pizza was authentic and delicious; the service excellent! Bon Appetit!
Don't know how this Italian restaurant stays in business with a limited menu and mediocre food and service. This is barely above a pasta joint. Pasta is overcooked, doughy and pappy, with sauce lacking in zest and flavor. I don't think fresh basil grows in or around Mama Ricotta's. Servers must come and go, as ours and another within earshot didn't seem to know the menu or procedures. Fortunately, a manger or family member was close by to help out. As an example of how the restaurant values its patrons, our thermostat had been set to "cool," and turned down to 63 but a staff member who was too hot. Fortunately, a manager or family member spotted it and valued our comfort.
Food was amazing as always and we were seated 10 minutes before our reservation which was great. We always come here for special occasions because it is one of our favorite restaurants. I put on the reservation that it was my husband’s birthday and they called me day of to confirm the reservation and also offered a free cannoli to celebrate. After dinner was over I was expecting the cannoli to come out but next thing I knew checks were coming out and no cannoli so I had to awkwardly ask the waitress if she had spoken with the hostesses and had to whisper to her in front of my husband so it was no long we a surprise that something special was happening for his birthday with me having to whisper to the waitress. What is the point of calling and offering a free dessert if you’re not going to follow through? More communication needs to be had with the servers. I do not blame her because she appeared to not know about the birthday at all.
What a disappointment.
Been here dozens of times in the past 15 years.
Wait staff forgot to enter our salads, the shrimp scampi was over cooked and the shrimp was very rubbery. Ordered Mama’s pasta and the pasta was al dente’
The hostess, manager and our server were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The menu is diverse, without being overwhelming and the food, as always, was excellent. This has been a “go to” restaurant for me and my friends for years. It is perfectly located in midtown, easy to access, with ample parking. Highly recommended!
My experience with Mama Ricotta's has always been a great one, however, this particular evening was horrible. My server was a total nightmare. He did his job and his employer such a grave injustice. Mama Ricotta's, how can you have such incompetence working for you? I'm not sure if I will ever return. I certainly won't ever bring anyone else with me nor will I ever speak your praise again. Mama Ricotta's, you've lost a loyal customer base and server's, thanks to your horrible coworker, you've lost a rather generous tipper!
At this restaurant is really very special. The food was fantastic, the service memorable, whole experience very rewarding. I really believe this is a fantastic little hideaway just outside of downtown Charlotte that deserves to be on anyone's top-five list.
We're never disappointed when visiting Mama's. One of our favorites for after church, after games, lunch, anytime. The service is personable, the food always excellent. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and display the Customer First attitude that is missing in many places today.
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