OGGI - Ballantyne

4.6
1233 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.

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NQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Average food. Very noisy and crowded. Small venue

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OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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AG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

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RP
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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DS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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

Never disappoints! Great food and excellent service!

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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 .

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SM
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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!!!

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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 😍😍

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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.

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JG
Charlotte
20 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.

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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.

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G
Central Coast
1 review
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.

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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

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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.

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

Waitress rushed us to order and was very pushy

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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!

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

Great experience as always!

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

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

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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!

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was good, would like to try more items on menu. Service was not great, never got a water refill, salad about gone before we could get attention for ground pepper and we didn't get appertizer until we asked 2nd time and main meals had already arrived.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They take your order, serve the food and don’t appear again. We had to track down the owner for cheese and red pepper which would normally be offered. Water glasses were never refilled and we had to again track down our check. The food was very good.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Enclosed outdoor seating was hot and noisy. Waiter was either overwhelmed or over-booked. Food was delicious as always but for the money spent I expect to sit inside (I had a reservation) and get the same level of service as I get inside.

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MR
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not what it used to be. The chicken parm was dry, little sauce & cheese. The side pasta, while cooked well - the sauce was not freshly added prior to serving making it dry. The ceasar was unmemorable.

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BC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and authentic, my wife and I always goto Italian restaurants on our anniversary to remember our honeymoon and this meal brought us back in our minds and tastebuds!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for my birthday and had the Mahi Mahi was beautifully prepared and cooked perfectly the sauce was tasteful and creamy. My daughter had the penne vodka and it was one of the best I have tasted. My Uncle was an Italian chef from Genoa, Italy so I know a little about Italian food. It’s pretty authentic here just enough americanized to be really good and tasteful.

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m
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always!!

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R
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Daily specials for food and drink are always good. As it gets later in the evening it gets louder, but not too loud. Love eating there, a favorite!

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JH
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Prices are a bit high for what you get but a great place overall.

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RB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was at least our sixth dining experience at Oggi over a couple years. Always have had excellent service, food always delicious. Would recommend.

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MG
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always.

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JG
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We dined at Oggi for our first time at 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday--not generally the best time to experience a restaurant at its finest. But, although we were seated and served without silverware (sorry for my lifting the roll-ups from the table next to us...), everything was excellent. The wine was served cold (6 oz of German Reisling) and in impeccable crystal. The calimari appetizer was fresh and tender. A Caprese salad ($12 split between my partner and me) was amazingly fresh (where did they get Heirloom tomatoes in June?), and the entrees were impeccable. Veal piccata with fresh fettucine was spectacular--tender veal in a sauce balancing lemon, capers, butter and cream. My lasange ("the best in the world") might not have hit that lofty goal, but it was very good and abundant. We felt the sauces were the best part of the meal--simple, balanced, enhancing the freshness of the ingredients. Clearly the spices are fresh--Italian oregano, basil, rosemary all looked fresh and produced bright flavors. We sat outside and it was a nice evening, but if it hadn't been, it would have been uncomfortable. All in all, we intend to come back and fully enjoyed our evening.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine. Will be returning very soon!

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MM
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

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RB
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both wonderful! Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed everything they had, including the gluten free penne pasta and bread.

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W
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our meal and will be returning.

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! So many great options that it was hard to choose what to order. Loved it all. We will be back!

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