OGGI - Ballantyne
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Open lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
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.
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!
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 . 👍🏼
Louis was amazing— the main server was just so-so.
Calamari is delicious. Bread is fresh and so good.
Had another excellent meal at Oggi! I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered here. All the food is fresh and delicious.
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!
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!
The food and service were exceptional!
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.
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.
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!
Another great meal at OGGI. The waitress was excellent in service and in describing the various menu items.
Our waitress was excellent, she was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Food was very good. Nice local spot.
Great service, food & ambience!
As always, the food was great, as was the service!
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.
Outstanding food and service.
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.
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!
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!!
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!!
Great food, great service, we enjoyed our anniversary night out
Always one of our favorites!
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.
This is my new favorite restaurant. The dinner was perfect, from the greeting at the front door through dessert. We will be back!
The food and service was great as always
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.
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!!
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.
The staff are an friendly cold an tired looking a
It’s not a 1 class place sad because the food is good
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.
Oggi is a great place to have dinner. The food is awesome and the staff is great too.
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!
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.
Very good meal but expensive
Food was delicious and real italian. however hvac is terrible that all interior is full of cooking smell..
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.
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.
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.