OGGI - Ballantyne

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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 1290 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only problem was that mixed drinks were subpar. Martini was very bland (wife says worst she ever had) and the sangria was too tart. Not good for price of $11.00 each. If recommending to friends, I would tell them to have drinks before arriving.

JO
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to OGGI. The food is absolutely fantastic, served piping hot and very quickly. The crabmeat ravioli was one of the best things I've ever eaten! Service was very attentive and our server was knowledgeable about wines and the menu. This is our new favorite restaurant!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend OGGI Ristorante! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. The four of us had different dishes and all were great—veal piccata, lasagna, chicken Marsala, and ravioli stuffed with crabmeat . 👍🏼

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Louis was amazing— the main server was just so-so.

MB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Calamari is delicious. Bread is fresh and so good.

g
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another excellent meal at Oggi! I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered here. All the food is fresh and delicious.

R
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area! The food was absolutely phenomenal and the outdoor patio has a very nice ambiance. It was pretty packed on a Saturday evening but enough tables to get one last minute. We had caprese salad, penne vodka, and one of the specials, everything was extremely delicious and the bread was to die for. If your picky with Italian food like me, eat here ASAP!

KS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Ugh! I know the place is small but honestly, a table for 4 was so uncomfortable. Barely had enough room for our food. I can’t stand it.

Why aren’t salt and pepper on the table? Saving room? Ridiculous!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional!

I
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Snapper special a 10+.
Service very attentive.
Sitting in the covered outside area was 10+ degrees hotter than main room, chairs are hard as a rock and noise level deafening. There were three large parties which generated a ton of noise. Acoustic tiles and better air circulation would help.
Next time I book I’ll request main dining area.

LG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to OGGI's about 4 times and ALWAYS have had the best service and food! Can't wait to go again. We don't like fancy places with tablecloths. We absolutely love the ambiance at OGGI's.

KP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner celebrating my birthday with husband and son. Our server, Lynn, was exceptional, and we love that they allow us to bring our own wine (though they have a great list!). Love dining at Oggi!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at OGGI. The waitress was excellent in service and in describing the various menu items.

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was excellent, she was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Food was very good. Nice local spot.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food & ambience!

RB
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was great, as was the service!

JL
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Friday nights are tough. Small restaurant with a large crowd. Food was excellent. We enjoyed our salad (split Caprese) and our entrees. Wine was good. Server was fair/slow. Would try during the week.

JW
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service.

UF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was good and arrived to the table hot. The service was subpar. Our server, he didn't give his name, took 10 minutes to come to our table. This was after we asked the hostess if we had a server assigned to the table. I think the restaurant was short staffed as our server had tables in the restaurant on on the enclosed patio.

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited on 9/11 with friends and served by Sharon. She was great. Friendly, and made good dinner suggestions.
Had carbonara and requested extra sauce and it was delicious. Wife had a special lemon gnocchi with shrimp and they were excellent.
The place as not too busy so the conversation was easy.
Will be back.
Sure wish he would put a sister restaurant in Steele Creek..it would be a real hit!

JT
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love OGGI! Great food and nice atmosphere. It was our anniversary and the waiter mentioned it when we sat down and gave us a delicious tiramisu as a complimentary dessert. The manager stopped to chat with us. He is very engaging and hospitable. It was a bit noisy as the restaurant was full on a Tuesday night but that wouldn't stop us from coming back again and again!!

UN
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent - it was a busy night and we had to wait a bit more than usual for service before and during service, but the wait staff is always so friendly and spot on with recommendations it is worth the wait. We will be back!!

DC
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, we enjoyed our anniversary night out

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites!

l
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Tables were a little crowded together. Table for 4 had us constantly jockeying what was on the table to accommodate everyone. The atmosphere was busy, noisy. The house salad was a disappointment, mostly a bowl of greens with 1 tomato slice, one olive and a couple of onion strips. We had the lasagna and it was great, flavorful and very meaty. Our companions had spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant parmesan and both were pleased.

RU
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant. The dinner was perfect, from the greeting at the front door through dessert. We will be back!

S
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great as always

C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never walked out of a restaurant without feeling something could’ve been done better, but I did this time. The ambience, the service, the food, everything was superb. The bruschetta was out of this world . It was the best we have ever had. Both my husband and I agreed that we would be back very soon to sit at their bar and just have bruschetta and a glass of wine. I ordered the lasagna. I couldn’t imagine how lasagna could be so good to charge $20. Well it was! It was unbelievably delicious. This is all coming from somebody who dined out almost every night and can usually find something that could be improved. There is nothing that I think needs improvement in this restaurant. Anyone in the area has got to try it. You will not be disappointed; you will be thoroughly impressed.

HM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter’s 12th birthday. The service was great! The ambiance was nice and cozy! The food was amazing! Oggi is a hidden gem! I’m so glad we discovered it!!

MA
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We dine at OGGI at least once a month and we love the food there. However the service out of the kitchen was terrible on this occasion. We got our appetizers before we got the bread basket and it took another 45 minutes to get our entrees. Unacceptable! Having a full house is not an excuse for poor customer service.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

The staff are an friendly cold an tired looking a
It’s not a 1 class place sad because the food is good

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good but waitress was a little lacking in personality. But she was very busy so that may have been her excuse. Would definitely go back.

B
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oggi is a great place to have dinner. The food is awesome and the staff is great too.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and service was great! We brought a gluten free friend and she was very happy.
Sue is a wonderful waitress. We will be back!

TC
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing as usual. Had the arancini for app, crab ravioli and short rib gnocchi and closed with the mascarpone flan. Again the food was awesome.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good meal but expensive

F
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was delicious and real italian. however hvac is terrible that all interior is full of cooking smell..

B
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Oggi's. Food is outstanding. Service is always great, especially if your server is Lynn.
We recommend it to all our family and friends.

JG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stand out Italian offering in Ballantyne - the menu doesn't offer any surprises with fairly standard Italian fair, but what it does, it does very well. Well seasoned, crispy calamari, although slightly overcoated. The Pasta/Fagioli soup is phenomenal as are the short rib ragu and bolognese. Great cannolis too. Service was just excellent - considerate and proactive. We will be going back.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The pasta at OGGI’s is home made and delicious. I had the veal piccata and it was good, but too many capers, it was a little salty. My husband had the Boulenese it was delicious. The service could not have been any better, I felt like I was at home and my mother was being especially attentive. Thanks Sue. The main dining room is very noisy, it’s an open kitchen, which I wish they would close in! Still a great meal.

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