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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/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!

Mama Ricotta's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Authentic (47)
Comfort Food (40)
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Casual (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Worth the Drive (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Cozy (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Great for Lunch (23)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Notable Wine List (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome FOOD and SERVICE!! We will go back!

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·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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 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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·Dined on February 4, 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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The decor is very nice--big tables, pretty surroundings, not too loud. The food however, is not. We had hot bread rolls, but since the table was not set up when we sat down, we couldn't eat that--or our salad--for a few minutes afterwards, as that is how long it took for someone to finally come and give us place settings. They were really busy so that was part of the slow service. The Tuscan salad had too much dressing and was too chopped up, like they put it through a processor. The pasta primavera was terrible--really heavy sauce in angel hair that got mushy from the load. My husband's ravioli was OK, but the sauce again was too heavy and the pasta tasted like it was store bought. Wine was OK. Did not have dessert, options all sounded too heavy. Maybe their other menu items are better, we will see.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great as always. Love the Penne Chicken Brocoli.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my first time going and was very pleased. I went for date night and was thoroughly impressed. Service was good and food was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Incredible food. Great evening out. Really enjoyed the evening

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went 6pm for 4 course meal on restaurant week with a group of 6. Server did her best as it was very loud and very busy already. Food was just ok. Really nothing great and very average. Salmon with cold mashed potatoes. Felt bad for server so didn't send back cold potatoes or veggies. Flank steak had no flavor. Chicken parm was good but not hot either. Obviously the kitchen just can't handle it. Chocolate cake was the saving grace. No cappacinos which is weird for an Italian restaurant. They had a coffee pod maker only she said. Oh well we tried it...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching
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food3
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrated my birthday with great food and great friends!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great! Food was awesome during restaurant week!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good time. Good vibes.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for Charlotte Restaurant Week. Everything was top notch. The food, seating, staff ... all was wonderful. We will be back soon. Great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant in Charlotte. The staff is super friendly and very accommodating! Every food item I tried was delicious. The ambience is energetic. If you have not been put it on your list!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Incredible service, delicious food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was “restaurant week” that we unwittingly entered. We had a reservation but it took about 10 minutes to seat us. No real problem except that it took over 20 minutes for a wait person to help us and we had to ask the front desk to make it happen.

Once we were assigned a server, everything was great. Service from that point was great, food delicious and atmosphere had slowed down to small roar.

We have love dMama Ricotta’s for years and will continue to go.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for restaurant week for my birthday. Server was awesome! Food was good and quick!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was amazing! My server, Tangie, was polite, consistent, and knowledgeable of menu items.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Reservation are on point, awesome service and the cousine deserves Two Thumbs Up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Exceptional food and service. Would Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The waiter was coo and he’s friends with Jesse so that’s coo too. The food was great like always, and it came to our table really quickly than expected.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Enjoyed my birthday

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I ordered lasagna and their special seafood stew. Both entrees were delicious, wine and beer options were great, and our waiter was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent-- Food is prepared fast and the portions are large. Drive 45 miles to eat there quite often. Security in parking would be good

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Spicy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always good food.

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