OGGI - Ballantyne

4.7
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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 1489 people are saying
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Jeff
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, looking forward to our next visit...

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vipPatrick
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, especially the homemade pasta, salads and many choices for main courses. The veal picata
was authentic and perfectly prepared and presented.
The wine list was limited but with good value choices.

The service was friendly and professional.

We were staying in a nearby hotel for a week. After our first excellent meal we returned a second time to sample additional menu selections. Both visits concluded with the choice of profiteroles for desert.
Highly recommended authentic delicious Italian cuisine.

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DavidJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional!! We plan on coming back very soon!

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Knoxbo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant that I have been to in the Charlotte area. Food was expensive but well worth the money spent. Looking forward to many future visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time there and they didn't disappoint! Lobster and shrimp stuffed ravioli was excellent! Patrick was our waiter and he was on point.

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ElizabethB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! The service and the food were excellent.

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! They even found a wonderful dish for me because I don’t eat pasta. Our server was spot on and knowledgeable. It is a beautiful space and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For us this is a special occasion as it is a bit on the pricy side for our budget. But we will defiantly be back. The purple rain cocktail was our servers suggestion and it was outstanding. My fiancé tried the Tuaca brandy and now has to try to find where they sell it. Lol. Over all an outstanding experience.

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JerryB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner. Vincent was amazing and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, and our reservation was quickly set up.

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ChiefH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was friendly and very attentive. Food arrived in a timely manner.

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Sandra
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both of us had the veal picatta. It was wonderful....best picatta sauce we've ever had! The Ceasar salad could have had a bit more dressing, but it was good. The bread and dipping sauce were both excellent.

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BruceR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

EVERYTHING great except the noise level. They really need to do some sound attenuation on the ceiling of the main. dining room. Questioning if we will go back until there do something so we can enjoy our meal.

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lilyandivysmom
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love Oggi in Ballantyne. We shared the beef carpaccio, salad, and lobster ravioli's. Everything was to die for. Can't go wrong with anything on their menu!

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vipDebbyB
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Coffee and soup were cold. Our server did warm them up.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time this week and the food was amazing as always. It is not loud because of Covid it was extremely peaceful and a great experience.

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StephenO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out for Bday ... this is the 3rd time dining out since Covid ... I was concerned - But was Very Pleased how it played out !!! --- We sat on the covered porch / patio -- the only couple there (it was a Sunday) -- Very quiet / Excellent Service - Great Food !! All very reasonable .... considering the quality !!

I know they would like more diners - and I would like them to stay in business ... but for this meal / it was awesome.

I cannot say enough Good !

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MaggieLee
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and the aroma of OGGI was pleasing. Our waitress hustled. However, the only thing about the restaurant that said Italian was the food and aroma. Definitely a lack of decor (other than a few abstract oils on the wall); nothing in the decor said Italy. No ambiance.

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JamesB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food yummy . Service great!

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vipDebbies2424
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oggi and now our grandkids do as well. It was their favorite restaurant during their 2 week visit and went twice! Amazing, delicious and consistent food!

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Doug
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis is the best!

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viplafletch
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant and great staff.

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vipDebbies2424
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oggi! It’s our favorite Italian restaurant in Charlotte. The food is always delicious. We took our 15 and 17 year old grandkids and they loved it! Pam is a great server.

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vipRoBig
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time having dinner at OGGI, and it was delicious. The Arancini melted in our mouths, and the tuna tartar was perfect. The gnocchi was savory and the crabmeat ravioli with lobster sauce was very rich. There was no room for an entree or dessert! There's indoor and outdoor seating so diners can spread out because of COVID-19. Our wait staff member, Pam, was great.

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Outdiner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not the best Oggi experience. Although our waiter was excellent, we felt rushed. The rib I special was excellent, The pasta and clams was average, not much flavor. Still had a nice time and will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food took forever in an empty restaurant. One of the appetizers never showed up. Lots of employees, service was sub par. Took 15 mins to get water and to give a drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Oggi is always fantastic! Slow service with cocktails. We do not have a great dining experience with service when not seated in the main dining room. I will ask for only main dining room seating in the future.

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Juliana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The appetizer (tuna tartare) was impeccable! Simply perfect!
The steak salad was disappointing, very tough meat cooked at "well" when I ordered medium. It was definitely hard to chew. not my favorite and I probably would never order that again. As far as the ambiance go, it is always a quiet and pleasant restaurant.Great for personal and business conversations. The Staff if very respectful and it's almost like they are not there! Excellent in that point. However, I give 2 stars this time, because during the entire lunch (a long one...1.5 hr), we have 2 flies hovering over our table and our dishes. It was so distracting and annoying. At one point the waitress came and tried to kill the flies, but it was just a mess and this was a very disappointing piece of our lunch. We could not focus on our conversation, as at all times one of us was trying to fan the flies out of the way. Wow, I was tired of those flies after lunch :) I would still return to Oggi, and definitely have the tuna tartare again! It has become my favorite appetizer there! but please get the flies out of there!!

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StanB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancee for her birthday. Everything was perfect from the service to ambience. It's our new favorite place.

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viplindar
Charlotte
135 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. We haven't been there for quite some time due to Covid but went yesterday for lunch. Service was great. Tables were distanced and everyone wore a mask.
We had the Lobster Ravioli which is sensational. Ample amount of food which made for a lovely lunch break for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always! Observing social distancing practices.

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vipdinneroutagain
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We will be back!

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vipMaxA
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding...

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vipindiahart
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was AMAZING.

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VictoriaS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introducing Oggis to friends...we all loved it!

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AmyandToddB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to OGGI was wonderful. The ingredients are fresh and thoughtfully prepared (and DELICIOUS!) - both the food and beverages! The staff is courteous and very observant to your needs (hostess, assigned server, and others passing by). Our most recent visit Patrick was our server and he was entertaining and attentive. We had a great time. Thanks, OGGI for being so GREAT!

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vipJBR1
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time dining at OGGI Food Drinks & Service was very good

Server Seeta L was very attentive and helpful with suggestions and was very personable

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Sue, our waitress was amazing. The food was to die for. All staff was friendly. 10/10 will be going back

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vipMaxA
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weekly specials are excellent! One of my favorite restaurants!

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vipKathyY
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food here! I had veal picatta and my friend had penne vodka. Both were superb! The waitress recommended the profiteroles as a dessert to share and it was a great choice. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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AnnmarieC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. We always make it a point to stop at Oggi’s each year when visiting family.

Portion sizes have gotten smaller. I’d rather pay more for larger portions than to pay the same for a smaller portion. Especially the lava cake :)

Thank you for the delicious food. See you next year.

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OGGI - Ballantyne is rated 4.7 stars by 1489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.