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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.

601 South Kings Drive Suite AA
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday, 11 am - 10 pm
Friday-Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday, 11am - 9pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 343-0148

Website:
http://www.mamaricottas.com/

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

Parking Details:
We are located in the King's Pointe Shopping Center and have abundant off-street parking available.

Public Transit:
Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tom Dyrness

Additional:
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

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.

Mama Ricotta's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Authentic (46)
Casual (44)
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Worth the Drive (40)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Comfort Food (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Cozy (27)
Business Meals (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fun (17)
Romantic (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Wait staff have too many tables to serve. Service suffers greatly as a result. Sad that such good food is accompanied by poor service during the meal. This experience has been realized many times, it was not a one time occurrence.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great casual italian food with a homey vibe. Amazing portions and quality! Can’t wait to go back!

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food5
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service4
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was my first time at Mama Ricotta's, but it will not be my last. The food and service were outstanding!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mama’s is in our top 3 restaurants in Charlotte and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is a gr at place to eat Italian food. They are reasonably priced and give you nice size portions. I have meet friends here in the past and always had good set and excellent food.

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food5
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

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food3
ambience4
service3
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Every thing was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience3
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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food3
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service. Muisc was a bit loud at beginning of service. Then staff adjusted. Then noise level was acceptable.
Would recommen as a must cost and the restaurant now has family style portions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was good as always. During this visit the server forgot our bread, which my date was looking forward to. He corrected the situation by giving us some bread to go but no olive oil.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent as always for great angel hair pasta primavera with shrimp.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was another delicious meal at Mama Ricotta's. I ordered the Penne with Chicken and Broccoli and it was fantastic as usual!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A go to place for good pasta and service. Long standing restaurant in Charlotte.

Tags: Fun
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food3
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Authentic and as always awesome! We love Mama Ricotta's, the best Italian restaurant in Charlotte.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had the penne alla vodka with chicken and it was amazing. For dessert took home a slice of Nutella peanut butter pie which is insanely rich and delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We all enjoyed the great food, especially the angel hair pasta and shrimp. Great professional service and wine as well.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food on the outdoor patio by the fire!! Wonderful experience!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Mama Ricotta’s has the best spaghetti I have ever had! Their meat sauce is delicious! You have to order a salad separately but it was fresh and the dressing was delicious. Also, the wait staff is friendly and attentive. A great place to eat!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food good, service great. We go here often before the Theater. Coming from the south, It's still convenient to Ovens Auditorium.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love Mama Ricotta's! The food is amazing and there are so many wine options!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good, no frills Italian food. Plan to go back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always everything was perfect. The wine, bread, chopped salad, Chicken Parm and tiaramisu - on point. We enjoyed an early dinner on the patio where they had the heaters on - it was just fantastic.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Slow service. Took 70 minutes to receive pizza and pasta. Disappointed from previous visits.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Mama Ricottas was delicious! Prices were great & food was amazing! It is definitely one of my favorite places now!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service both disappointing.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent for a date night! Affordable Authentic Italian food that doesn’t disappoint! Very friendly staff and ownership as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The salmon was fresh and prepared as requested. The ravioli was delicious. The chicken breast on salad was a little dry and room temperature. We enjoyed both the decaf and reg coffee.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The only reason I marked "Ambiance" down was because we arrived just as the sun was going down and it was in our eyes the whole time. We will go later in the day.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great experience. Went for the first time for my birthday and they treated us really well. Penne Vodka is delicious (spicy just heads up!). Drinks good. And they brought me a wonderful cannoli that was the best I ever had. Do check it out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Frequent guest here - good is very good and very friendly people

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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