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Mama Ricotta's

4.7
2079 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday, 11 am - 10 pm
Friday-Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday, 11am - 9pm
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Phone number
(704) 343-0148
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Dyrness
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Catering
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
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We are located in the King's Pointe Shopping Center and have abundant off-street parking available.
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Public transit
Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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. Please contact our Private Dining Coordinator with any inquiries or questions!

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What 2079 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DustinCLT (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is my favorite place in Charlotte for Italian fare. The service is top notch and food quality is great. The prices are reasonable for the high quality food as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always good food. We love how you can share food. Great Italian food in Charlotte!

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Elizabeth2006 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We waited until Saturday to have our annual Valentine's Day dinner at Mama Ricotta's. As always, the food was delicious. We sat out on the covered patio and it was so nice! The fire was going and it made for a romantic dinner. Our server Paige was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent

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vipOverlookFoodie (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was a return trip to Mama Ricotta's to celebrate Valentine's. Great choice! We're more interested in great food that white linen and candlelight. Mama's doesn't disappoint. We split the calamari, Rhode Island style. It was garlicky and spicy and not boring. Both of us had been craving lasagne so that followed half portions of Cesar salad. The Cesar isn't on the menu but just ask. We finished with the berry cheesecake special. Ridiculously good. Our waiter, Chris, was terrific. He gave great suggestions, was attentive and a pleasure. All around great night out. The lasagne is leftovers!

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Dslipko 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was fantastic. Many choices to choose from. Our service was a little lacking in that we requested extra bread and it was never brought. Had to ask twice for extra tomato sauce. With that being said, I will definitely return in the future and would recommend to friends

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing and the service was quick and very friendly. Overall a great experience and dinner, definitely going back again!

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Fitz (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's day dinner! The atmosphere was incredible and food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner. Service was great. Calamari was amazing. I’m not a big Italian fan but I really enjoyed the food. My gf wants to start coming here once a week now.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome FOOD and SERVICE!! We will go back!

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StephenL (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I have been dining at Mama Ricottas for many years and it remains one of our favorites! You can always count on friendly, courteous staff and well prepared foods. I have never been disappointed and will continue to come back!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good pizza. Great penne alla vodka. Service and ambiance were also great.

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JenniferM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

So good! We loved every bite - and the staff was superb!

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AmandaG (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

IT'S ALWAYS AMAZING! NEVER HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE. GREAT STAFF, GREAT ATMOSPHERE.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding experience with quality food, excellent attentive service, all at a reasonable cost. I was glad we had reservations as a sizable crowd was gathered in the lobby.

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vipopentablefan (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As always everything was great! Love Mama Ricotta’s! Always feels like home😍. Corey, Vinnie make us feel like family. It’s our favorite restaurant in Charlotte❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A quaint mix of classic Italian dishes, with a good value for the service and ambiance. A staple of Charlotte Italian dining. A staple if you don’t know where to go but want to eat well, every time.

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BobMat (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Mama Ricotta had a table ready for our family dinner at the promised time. They even changed us from booth to a table considering that it would be difficult for my Mom to get in to the booth.
Server "Anthony" provided excellent service. Drinks and food came out very quickly. Food was amazing as always at Mama Ricotta's. This was the first time my dad finished his entire serving!
We'll be back there soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Go. Just go. It's delicious. You will not regret it.

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