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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
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Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (14)
Romantic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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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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vip
 (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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappointed. Chad (Bartender) is great. We normally sit at the bar if he is working. Makes great drinks, great conversations and provides great customer service. Bruschetta and the carbonara are my favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent and beautiful food. Our server was beyond gracious. Would definitely dine here again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Pasta was truly outstanding and service was very good. Veal and chicken sauces were too heavy for the meal. Overall good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food isn’t overpriced, there are better places to get Italian food

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is excellent and service great. Have eaten there multiple times and have never had a bad meal. Noise level can get high on weekends!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place was probably the most painfully loud place I've been outside of a rock concert. I have no idea how they think it's a good idea for such a loud atmosphere. Other diners have to yell at each other. It also seems lots of things get broken here. Lot's of dropped glass wear and wine bottles seem to hit the floor with regularity.

Our server began with low intentions. He did get better during the course of the meal.

Food was average at best. Glad we did try it out.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and service was amazing! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious from start to finish with wonderful attentive staff

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food although the drinks were pretty steep, $14 for a glass of Chianti and $11 for Sangria!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food is good, however, our waitress was questionable. Lots of noisy children, screaming babies. If looking for a quiet evening probably need to go after 8.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place for special occasions! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! Would absolutely go again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Been to Oggi many times. Menu has changed and so has the food. Way too much pepper. Less food. Same price. All wait staff has changed. Can’t say I’d be in a hurry to be back. So disappointing as this was our ‘go to’ for when visitors came to town.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good food, and one of my top choices for Italian food in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waitress was terrible, felt like amateur hour. Been here a number of times and service was great, just not this night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Staff was thoughtful and professional. Bar Service/cocktails were above average with nice selection of specialty cocktails. Would not recommend due to poor entrée quality.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always Great

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 19, 2017

One of the best meals in Charlotte...never disappoints

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our first trip to Oggi was great! The bartender made excellent drinks and the service was awesome. The tuna tartare and veal were magnificent. Really nice wine list, too. Thank you for an awesome meal!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was fantastic! Our group of four all had a different dish, all of them were exceptional! The desserts were as light as air, and our server Sue was a delight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding food and service as always. Will continue to be a regular. Bravissimo!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

My meal the black pasta with seafood was a little heavy on the red pepper flakes

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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