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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate your valentine with a delicious meal and specialty dessert by Pastry Chef Kelly Tamm.

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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Casual (41)
Authentic (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Comfort Food (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Cozy (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Romantic (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

Enjoyed my birthday

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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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·Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 10, 2018

First time going here and I was very impressed! The service was very good and everyone was so friendly. The food was great, I had the white pizza. There are so many other things on the menu I can't wait to try out. I definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food at very reasonable prices

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We made a reservation on New Years Eve, and the staff was amazing- they compensated us having to wait a little extra time with a free appetizer (which was DELICIOUS) and they were so kind and quick- amazing experience and awesome food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. The ambiance was nice but a little loud.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mama Ricotta's is our go-to date night or special occasion spot. Great food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a great place to eat! Food and Ambience was phenomenal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was a Saturday evening, very loud when we were leaving at 7. The service was excellent and so was our meal.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our first time at Mama Ricotta's, It was an awesome dining experience, the food was so fresh the wine was relaxing and our server was on top of it. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food! Can't wait to go again soon. Especially love that the garlic knots come with a spicy dip-yum!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food. We had Ravioli with meat sauce, one of the specialty chicken dishes, a very light spaghetti carbonara and started it off with a very tasty goat cheese appetizer.
Appreciated the very nice wine list as well.
Definite return visit planned!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great place! Portions are huge and the service is great!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had the table next to the servers station. Each time the servers entered it existed patio tables I was hit by a blast of cold air. Perhaps a screenshot or room divider would eliminate this problem. Food was fabulous as usual.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved the atmosphere here for a Christmas Eve dinner with family. Food was excellent, service outstanding and friendly. Would come back in a heartbeat.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

great meal and great service always

been coming here for years always a good time and great food

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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’

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The server was amazing!! She was attentive, pleasant, and was a delight. The food was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience- always love this place. The family loves it! There is something for everyone. Thank you

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Dinner with friends and on to see the Nutcracker, both were wonderful. Atmosphere a little dark while trying to read my menu.... only issue Food was wonderful 👍🏽

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always delicious, warm and inviting. They are always busy but seem to be able to fit you in. One of our all time favorites for many years!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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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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 (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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·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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