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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
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.
We have been to this restaurant several other times and never had complaints. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer and was disappointed. It normally comes out prepared with peppers and spices. This was pretty plain. My Lasagna was ok but nothing to rave about. One person is our group ordered a large salad for their meal and was brought a small salad. The waitress didn't seem to know how to fix the bill.
Not the best experience I have had there.
We were celebrating two birthdays. Our meal was delicious on all counts. Our server Casey could not have been any more helpful and efficient.
We hadn’t been there since the summer. We actually thought the food quality had improved since our last visit.
We will return during the holidays.
This is a very relaxed, energetic family friendly restaurant. It is not a romantic date night restaurant. Our server was very nice and helpful. The food was good but, believe it or not, the pasta was overcooked which is disappointing for an Italian restaurant.
The noise level definitely detracted from an excellent meal. One had the feeling that they had pushed a lot of tables into a small space and didn't do anything to ease the noise level. We would not go back for dinner...hoping to have a more pleasant excellent meal.
Been eating at Mama Ricottas since it opened over 20 years ago and it is still as good as the first day. The food is consistently great with plenty to choose from. Tried to change things up this past visit with the Chicken Bianco and it was tremedous. And the rolls are great for appetizer, dinner and desert.
As a New Yorker growing up in Little Italy, I thought that good Italian food like my Nona's was a thing of the past once landing here in Charlotte. However much to my surprise, I've found a fantastic amazing second! Sorry, Mama, Grandma will always be my first choice! lol lol
Had a great experience at MR. A local establishments that has always had a great reputation and did not disappoint for our evening. Our service was excellent and food was very good. Really enjoyed the chopped salad.. My only complaint would be a our courses came out very quickly. Would definitely go back
I can't say enough positive things about this restaurant; it was an absolutely perfect dining experience. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the food delicious, and the waitstaff was so friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Will definitely be going back to Mama Ricottas......the best Italian restaurant in Charlotte!
Food was very good as always. Service was terrible took forever to get wine and water and salad. Ran out of water and asked for a second glass of wine that never made it. Took quite a while to get the check. Was very surprised how terrible the service was since it has never been this bad.
had the lasagna it was average at best. Top layer was very hard. Daughter had chicken parm. It was dry and didn't even have sauce on it.
Server was the worst I have seen in a while. Order wine and got it slammed down on the table after a 20 minute wait. Never removed the finished appetizer plate even though it was finished. Didn't come by to check out how the meal was and finally filled water glasses when it was time to get the check.
Would not recommend this place and will not be back.
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