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Mama Ricotta's

4.7
2148 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at Mama's! Enjoy our annual Mother's Day Brunch featuring Chef Tom's porchetta and seasonal desserts from Pastry Chef Kelly Tamm from 10:30-2:00. We reopen at 4:00 for normal dinner service.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2148 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and wine selection and quality were fantastic! Excellent service and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I had heard very positive reviews and we finally tried it. The service was very good and attentive, but the food was pretty average. The biggest disappointment was the short rib as the portion was less than a McDonald's Quarter Pounder. We ordered two appetizers, short rib a pasta dish and dessert, so we tried to hit all bases. I kept waiting for what I had been missing and didn't get it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server seem to be new and locking a bit of experience, she couldn’t properly open a bottle of wine, other than that the food was amazing as always

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I met a friend for dinner before attending a show. We were promptly seated as I had reservations. I ordered the angel hair pasta with basil sauce and a small bowl of meat sauce on the side. The sauces were delicious! I also had a house salad with the house dressing which was also delicious. Our waitress was attentive but not overpowering.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My friends and I sat at the bar & the bartender was amazing - I think her name was Beth.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Group of friends from college(Class of 76) have started quarterly gatherings. Convenient for them coming from the Lake Norman area as well as for me headed in from Monroe. Had a great conversation, great meal and never felt rushed to exit.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent. Found this place on TripAdvisor, had a great rating and now I know why. If I'm ever in Charlotte again, I will definitely stop.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food had amazing flavor. The Penne Vodka was excellent...just spicy enough. Was our first time there and really liked that they took reservations. The restaurant had a comfortable feel to it that made us feel like you could really relax and enjoy the food. Will be going back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I absolutely love this restaurant but just felt very rushed by my wait staff. She brought our appetizer with our salad the box our salad a soon as our forks hit the table. I was there for my husbands 40th Birthday and just wanted to take my time enjoy several glasses of wine but instead we were push through on an expensive meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Recommended by my uber driver & truly great food. Everyone in our party (6) was very happy w/ food, atmosphere, etc.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

You can never go wrong selecting Mama Ricotta's as the hands on details of management is always evident in freshness, presentation and authenticity.
Come anytime for any relaxed occasion.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What happened to Mamma Ricotta's??? The food was sub par and had zero flavor. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday wonderful experience great food

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good food!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had a great time on our first visit. Heard nice things and it was backed up by the service and food. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Visiting Charlotte. I had salmon and lemon basil mashed potatoes. Delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This comment is more about Open Table than Mama Ricotta’s. OT listed that brunch would be served all day, from 9 to 5. There were several reservation spots open between 1 and 5, so we chose 1:45. In reality, the brunch was from 10 to 2, so when we arrived, most people in the restaurant were finishing up. As the buffet ran out of certain food items there were then no replacements made, since we were finishing after 2 PM. Consequently, desserts were either entirely gone, or consisted of a small number of pastries and cookies.

When I spoke to the manager about it, he confirmed that the 10-2 time was correct. When I told him that reservations on OT were available until 5PM, he was very apologetic, but indicated that they had changed the times of service with OT two weeks before.

Consequently, our Easter brunch turned out to be an incomplete and exasperating experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food selection! A great brunch variety.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Extremely impressive. My husband is still talking about it ;everything was absolutely delicious. The only item that was bland was the salmon, however I decided to put it in my Greek inspired salad that was on the buffet and then it became Greek salad with salmon – so it tasted wonderful when mixed together. Also, the lemon meringue parfait was out of this world. The cannolis also the best my husband and I have ever tasted

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for the Easter brunch. Everything was pretty good....$34 per person good? Jury is still out on that one.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Hostess seemed rude as soon as I arrived for my reservation. She had her fingers extended in front of her face so I could hardly see her face. Waiter also seemed aggressive when refilling my water, as if to try to punch me in my face by shoving his left fist holding the water pitcher in front of my face. Very rude staff and dining experience despite it being an Easter buffet. Recommend retraining staff in hospitality, god manners, and proper etiquette. Shockingly disappointed as I rarely come to Mama Ricotta's, mainly for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service! My family and I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We picked this spot because of the Trip Advisor reviews. Book early for a seat. Pollo Bianco, calamari, and braised short ribs were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great dining experience!! Servers are always attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Amazing food! We come here every single chance we get. Pollo Romano is our of this world.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love this place!! A must try Italian in Charlotte!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always great! The service is efficient, personable and knowledgeable. The menu is varied and we never get bored with eating there. We go at least 3 times per month and are never disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Really good food. Great time!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and service was excellent as usual. I ordered the copia (fish) entree, my husband had the short ribs and our friends ordered lasagna and a salmon and arugula salad. We shared calamari and Chianti. The calamari was prepared perfectly. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered and our waiter, Ben, was fantastic! We will return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely outstanding service and food! One of Charlotte’s best restaurants!

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food was poor and our orders were incorrect. I would not dine here again.

Management tried to make up for the incorrect order by bringing our half-melted cheese...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Loved this place the only thing I can say sort of negative about it is that It is loud in there. Doesn't make for good conversation or romance. I will go again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service and very accommodating! Food was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Me and my husband brought his parents; my in laws here for the first time. They loved it. Even my 4 month old loved it. She was fascinated with the lights.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Mamma Ricotta’s is one of our “reliable” restaurants when we visit Charlotte. It is always consistently good food and good service and is located conveniently near uptown.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were lucky to get a table in porch area, as noise level in main dining area was very loud. Waiter was attentive at first but did not check back when food was served and disappeared. I had to ask another staffperson for a beverage.
The food was good and portions were large.
I'd recommend for a casual group dinner, but way too loud for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We read that this is the #1 best Italian in NC, so we had to try it. We've eaten at many good, local Italian in NC, and this is excellent! Food, service, setting, all wonderful. TRY MAMA RICOTTA!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ben was amazing as our server. The food was delicious as usual

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Our table was ready on time as reserved. We got very good service and the food was great. Will definitely come back.

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