OGGI - Ballantyne

4.8
1504 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot and will keep coming back!

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vipbryan
Charlotte
92 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent The noise level was loud which made conversation hard.

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vipSwampFox
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Virbrant llocation. Welcome relief to get out during 2020

Food was great.

Our booth was near the bottle neck for servers going in and out of kitchen.

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Angela
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The made fresh daily pastas, the salads, the drinks, the service, everything was awesome! Try the purple rain drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good!! Great Pumpkin Ravioli!! The mango cheesecake is a most have!!

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vipTimR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I was not pleased with the server. He simply didn’t pay much attention to us. Perhaps he was really busy in another part of the restaurant, because we rarely saw him!

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vipVogue
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely meal and wonderful, attentive server.

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PhillipP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Owner was walking around engaging his patrons ensuring a great experience.

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vipDennisK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our regular date night spot! We visit at least once a month and we love it! Great service, phenomenal food. Highly recommend!

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edwardr
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pam made the evening. Great server indeed. Food was tasty.

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BobB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first visit and will not be my last.
Always great service, delicious entrees with a cool atmosphere.
Thanks Oggi

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flanker
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Oggi and was going to get the same items as last time, Tuna Tartar and the crab meat ravioli with lobster sauce. Our waitress, WHO WAS AMAZING, talked me out of it for a special. I waited tables in college and she down sold me versus uphold me for a great experience. If they ever have the Trout special on the menu, ORDER IT. Our date night was changed as sitter cancelled and we brought our son. He was in a mood and Patricia put him at ease and made him laugh immediately. I'm from the NE and this is by far the best Italian in Charlotte.

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EdSed
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service were both very good. Menu has a nice variety of options. Social distancing was very comfortable (we ate in the side area). Would definitely recommend this as an upscale Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food, Atmosphere and Service

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viprgoldberg80
Charlotte
95 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time visiting OGGI and we were just as impressed as we were on our last visit. The starters, salads, and entrees were all great. Their fresh-made pastas seem to be consistently delicious and their specials are interesting and worth trying. The feel of the restaurant leans a bit casual, but it is very cozy inside and the service is good. Definitely a place we will keep in our rotation for good Italian food.

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Jeff
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPatrick
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
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 on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Knoxbo
Charlotte
6 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
5 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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OGGI - Ballantyne is rated 4.8 stars by 1504 OpenTable diners.

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