OGGI - Ballantyne

4.6
1250 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
OGGI is a modern-day classic Italian restaurant.
With you, we recognize a beautiful desire, for artfully crafted food.
If love is the answer, you're home.
Come join our family.

Open lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

What 1250 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Server was great. Food and choices awful. Value was horrible as well. Tomato sauce was inedible. Poor beer choices and wine was super expensive for a pretentious 1/4 glass of wine.

M
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual!

D
Charlotte
138 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice neighborhood place. They do good cocktails and I’m picky.

Food could have been served hotter but everything was very good.

The profiterole wrapper was soggy. Still good.

That said I’d definitely return

VG
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, OGGI was fantastic!

SM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Dinner with granddaughter

J
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Would recommend highly..

EM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, the dinner was good. I got mushroom risotto with shrimp on top. It was excellent. My husband got the crab ravioli which was also really good. My dessert was the only thing I didn’t like - cannoli. The cream filling lacked sweetness which was really needed. I did get a side of hazelnut gelato which was excellent! The restaurant is extremely loud but definitely has a trendier vibe than many other Italian restaurants in town.

w
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

2nd visit - food is outstanding but the waitresses could use some training on being more welcoming - as much as a smile would be an improvement- both times different wait staff on each visit the wait staff has completely dampened the experience

BP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the pricey side, but worth it once in a while.

PC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience! Food was exceptional. Nice variety on the menu. Appreciate our server offering a few samples of wine so I could choose the one that fit my taste profile. Will be back!

OT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Best place for date night! Oggi never disappoints.

DP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner Saturday evening with our college student daughter who was home for the weekend. The BEST bruschetta ever, lovely salad, lobster ravioli, penne vodka, lasagna. We all had to taste everything! Service was over the top....attentive but not intrusive. Our waitress thought (as she said) we seemed to be celebrating something and brought a “special” dessert. We will be back SOON!

LR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. From appetizer to salad to entrée- all delicious.

DR
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always! Very good spot for a nice dinner! We keep coming back!!!

m
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love gnocchi - this is my go to place for gnocchi. It is so very delicious. Just like grandma used to make! Our server, Janet, was awesome. We've been there four other times and it was just as delicious. It will be our go to place for future celebratory events.

r
Charlotte
84 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed dining at OGGI. The food was great - particularly some of the specialties featuring cheeses, meats, and other ingredients from local farms. We each had a salad to start (heirloom tomato caprese and maestro arugula) and both were fantastic. Next, we had the house-made tortellini which was also delicious. Lastly, the two main dishes (halibut with a fig reduction) and chicken parmesean (a simple classic) really hit the spot. The mini-cannolis and mango cheesecake were a great way to end the meal. The space is somewhat small and I can imagine it getting loud on a busy night, but based on our Sunday evening visit, the atmosphere was very nice and relaxed, the service was great, and with some drinks in hand, we easily spent over two hours here. Will definitely go back.

NQ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service, food came out fast, everything was awesome!!

DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oggi never disappoints! Always a fabulous meal and we are never disappointed!

MH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Average food. Very noisy and crowded. Small venue

OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food... crowd was very loud... not good for table conversation because of noise level.

AG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

RP
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was excellent, but the noise level was extremely high, making it difficult to hear and converse with my table guest.

DS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Charlotte. The cocktails are always interesting and very good. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

AH
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Great food and excellent service!

JP
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our ladies night out this evening . The service was outstanding as always . We loved our cocktails , appetizers and entrees . The quality of the food is consistent and outstanding . We look forward to returning soon .

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. The value was great and you must try the mango cheesecake, it’s to die for.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met for lunch and conversation at 12:30. We had a great meal and excellent service. She allowed us to sit and talk for a couple of hours. We were not paying attention to the time! So nice!!!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere alone was incredible ! Not to mention the food and service was excellent. I would 100% recommend this restaurant. The pasta is made from scratch and everything is so flavorful. Dessert was even better 😍😍

V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife and I went on a Sunday afternoon around 5:30 PM. We were about the 3rd table to be seated, but by 6:15 PM the place was packed. My wife is gluten free and the restaurant had GF Bread, GF pasta and GF entries. They had some 1/2 price bottles of wine, the food was excellent. The noise level was high when the place got packed. But a wonderful meal and experience.

JG
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Over the past year, Oggi had become one of our "go to" restaurants. You know, one you can always depend on for a great meal and when you want to show off what's best in your city. We feel that way about the food at Oggi, but the service and dining experience has deteriorated. This past Saturday we had a reservation for 6:30 p.m. and arrived at 6:20. The hostesses never made eye contact with us and we were escorted through a partially full (several open tables) dining room to the unairconditioned patio. It was above 90 degrees outside and inside. While we were sweating, we heard several other tables complained that they had reservations and still were seated outside. Did I say it was hot? Our waiter slow-walked our drink order (2 Standard cocktails--a house specialty) and they did not arrive until 15 minutes later. Then, the waiter insisted that he recite the specials card. I can read, and very well, so if all you are going to do is read to me...don't bother! Yet, after telling him what we wanted, he had to ask a second time. He did not take notes. On the food side, we split a tuna tartare (spectacularly fresh with dressing poured at the table), but we had to ask for bread to go with it. We then moved to Caesar salad (a bit dry) and the house salad. My wife had the risotto primavera. It was overwhelmed with carrot and was quite solid--I though risotto was supposed to be just this side of soup. This was quite dry. My chicken special (pan sauteed with a brandy cream sauce and roasted sweet potatoes and spinach) was wonderful. We left and skipped dessert in order to get out of the heat. Incidentally, no manager ever came out into that sauna of a patio dining room. One delivered drinks to a table, but we never saw any table addressed. We were not the only ones sweltering. Usually, I feel if I don't have a reservation, I'll sit wherever and whenever the house wants to put me; but, we had reservations and left unhappy.

CT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing!!! It's our favorite place on special occasions.

G
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service was great. The only bad thing was the noise level even for a Monday night.

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had my Italian father from NY down for a visit - he approved!1 Everything was delicious, and our server was delightful! I will come back for dinner

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was ok. Was expecting much better with reviews I read before making reservation. Appetizer was greasy. Main course was ok. Dessert was served on warm to hot plates. The mango cheesecake was almost separated (over cooked I’m guessing). We won’t be going back.

w
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Waitress rushed us to order and was very pushy

F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We always enjoy the atmosphere and friendly staff!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always!

J
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service and knowledgable servers......I would recommend this restaurant !

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very attentive service! Highly recommend for great Italian cuisine!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Father’s Day. Our three meals were all delicious. My dad kept going on about how tender his chicken was in his chicken Marsala. My mom had the seafood ravioli and it was the best she or I have ever tried. I had the salmon and it was prepared perfectly.

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