About OGGI - Ballantyne

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.

16646 Hawfield Way Dr
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 4:30pm- Close.

Cross Street:
Ardrey Kell & 521

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 716-9400

Website:
http://www.oggicharlotte.com/

Catering:
For catering please contact Mel Roy at (704) 716-9400.

Parking Details:
Shoppes at Ardrey Kell parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Eloy Roy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

OGGI - Ballantyne Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Authentic (19)
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Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Sal crushed it. Food was good, but the service was really fantastic. Risotto was a little under. But the service made up for it. Definitely going back again.

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·Dined 7 days ago

The best Italian experience in South Charlotte, Oggi’s rarely disappoints on any level. Highly recommended choice for a romantic evening or special occasion. My girlfriend and I began with the bruschetta special which featured a thin slice of filet and topped with arugula. A different take but we very much enjoyed.

My girlfriend tried a seafood dish that wasn’t what she hoped for. We kindly explained this to our waiter who brought the manager over quickly to talk to us. The manager didn’t hesitate to replace her entree with her second choice, salmon. Top notch, professional customer service!

My Joyce chicken dish was cooked exactly right using a bone-in cut for added flavor. Most pastas are home made, as was my linguini with a simple garlic and olive oil sauce. Cooked to al dente perfection.

It’s the small things that make for a memorable dining experience and create loyal customers. Oggi’s delivers in that way every time. Keep it up!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic sat at the bar with Chad. His recommendations from Drink to Food was right on. We will be back soon!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our dining experience was exceptional ! From the moment you enter the front door , you are greeted with a warm welcome . Our waitress was very attentive and patient with our questions regarding the menu and answered them kindly .
We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizer , entrees and dessert . The entire evening was outstanding !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

An awesome experience! Great atmosphere, service and amazing food. Hope a raving review doesn't make it impossible to get in next time. So hard to find great restaurants

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was delicious! We had the calamari appetizer which was cooked perfectly. The service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was great except the noise level. When you have to keep repeating and practically shouting and you’re sitting right next to the person you’re talking with, it’s LOUD. Excellent food and service was impeccable.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food at Oggi's is always amazing. The service is second to none. They're very attentive, personable and yet give you your space. Can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an amazing experience at this restaurant! The staff was friendly and attentive. The bartender is very good and crafts some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. For dinner we shared the calamari which was delicious. I ordered the crab ravioli which was out of this world! I have never had such light ravioli and the filling was amazing. My boyfriend had the skirt steak which was cooked perfectly and the risotto was truly Italian. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for some updated/modern authentic Italian food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Although my wife and I have been to Oggi many times, our last visit was disappointing. While we found the quality of our meal above average, we felt that Oggi's prices on this visit was exceedingly high. My wife and I each had a salad( $11 each ) which were good but not exceptional. For entrees, my wife ordered the Veal Chop ( $45 ) and I ordered the Lobster Fra Diavolo ($35 ). Each were specials that night. Although we felt both dishes were fine, we definitely feel both were overpriced. The listing of specials did not show the prices, nor did our server when describing each. We know that specials are usually priced higher than items on their regular menu, but by comparison, these prices were much higher.
We visit many upscale restaurants in Charlotte and have had Lobster Fra Diavolo and Veal Chops at some of those restaurants and never were charged those prices. Two of the very best restaurants in Charlotte are Luce and Stagioni. Both offer the same or similar dishes at a much lower price. And their food, ambiance and noise level is much superior to Oggi.
I regret having to write this review, but my wife and I feel Oggi do a disservice to their loyal customers when charging prices that are exorbitant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nothing spectacular. Was recommended by a few friends. Menu (and drinks) pricey but food prepared was sub par. Service good and manager was apologetic which is only reason we would consider going back. Likely not.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved it, but I would recommend getting rid of all the flatscreen TVs. If you’re wanting to sell really good food would you do in an atmosphere where foodies want to eat then you need to get rid of the TVs. Plus I think people need to learn to eat together and talk together without screens around.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was not great. . Drinks were crazy expensive - $15 for an eggnog cocktail. Definitely overpriced for the location and ambiance. Shrimp parm was over cooked and chicken parm was as well. Mussels and clams were very fishy. . Not impressed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great meal and service! Daniel was great! Would recommend Oggi's to everyone I know!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Italian restaurant in Ballantyne! Excellent food and service. Everyone professional and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Beautiful way to spend Christmas Eve with my small family. Lamb Chop was outstanding! My wife and daughter loved their meals also, especially the crab filled ravioli with lobster sauce. One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Charlotte.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a date night planned and was fortunate that we got a reservation on the day we decided to go to OGGI.. and my girlfriend and I were both very impressed with the service and professionalism. But what had us ecstatic was the FOOD.. it was beyond DELICIOUS and we can't wait to go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good Italian fare, service is attentive, not over bearing, food comes quickly, hot and tasty.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We recently went to Oggi for an impromptu dinner. We had not been there for a while. The food was always good but noise level was unbearable. This time we arrived around 7:15 and while it was busy -- not packed -- the noise level was much better. Their menu had changed since last visit and we liked the new menu. I had the agnolotti (sp?) , sauteed spinach and simple mixed salad. My husband had the chicken parmigiana. Both meals were great and were nice changes to the menu. We will definitely return in near future but try to avoid super busy nights at prime time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome service and food. Great drinks as well. Value.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Another great dinner and drinks at Oggi’s. Chad makes the best drinks. If you like gin ask him for The Botanists gin.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was my second visit. I love everything about Oggi. The staff are wonderful, the food is delicious, and the cocktails were amazing

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Once again a stand out meal for us and our guests. We will be back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love, love, love Oggi. You could not ask for better food! The owners are beyond wonderful and the staff is excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food but loud patio.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Although not far from house - It was my first visit. Very pleasantly surprised at good Italian cuisine, professional service and reasonable prices. Pasta was homemade and cooked al dente to my taste, Desserts were good and wine priced fairly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food. Great service. Food was good, but pricey for portion size. Really loud for such a small venue.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Oggi is one our favorite restaurants.
The food tonight was good not great. Loved the Salmon. Other entrees were just ok for my wife and brother in law. Because it was the day before Thanksgiving, very busy and food quality was a little off.
Expectations which are high were not met tonight.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Very authentic Italian cuisine. We were seated on the heated patio, very private. Wonderful for our small group. The appetizers were fabulous and the meals delicious. Our waiter was excellent and the rest of the staff was friendly and accommodating. Definitely a great restaurant find! Will return again.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Couldn’t have been happier! My husband had the veal chop special which he thought was the best meal he has ever had. I️ had pasta and shrimp. The fresh pasta was delish! Our server I️ think was named Denile was amazing. The service was impeccable. Had a great night. Thank you!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is the third time in the last thirty days I made reservations on open table only to arrive and find out the hostess NEVER checked the reservation and did not reserve the requested booth. They NEVER check!!! My husband ordered decaf coffee and they served him INSTANT espresso. Then they tell him they no longer have coffee. Unheard of. They seem to be trying to go out of business. Someone needs to turn this restaurant around. Also put the chopped salad back on the menu. Something great has gone terribly wrong.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent experience and top notch service. Food was delicious and perfect portions. Highly recommend

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good night out with friends. The veal chop special was excellent (and yes pricey). The homemade pasta was delicious, but the veal picata was a bit over cooked.
Our table (booth) was in the bar area and very, very noisy. Service was good...and the bartender great. He even came out to see how we liked the manhattan he made. We did.
Will be back, but will ask for a table away from the bar.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great staff! Great food! One of my favorites in Charlotte

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I think is a nice place, unfortunately we couldn't really enjoy it because they gave us a table that was hide in a corner in between the kitchen and restrooms. I'll try again to eat something different on the menu and hopefully get a better table then I'll decide which list to add on , the favorites or the last options.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food & selections!

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