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

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (20)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service, always. We’ve been here twice and the food is always very good. We get wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert and it’s not too expensive at all. The ambiance can seems bit noisy but it’s not a large place. We have not tried the outdoor area yet, but it looks nice. Definitely a great place in a great area

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day Prix Fixe was great...although a little pricey.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Decent food , service was good considering valentines night is usually a cattle market in most restaurants 9/10

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

I was very disappointed that the restaurant did not advertise that Valentines Day would be a Prix Fix menu. The main course offering included steak, fish and the only pasta was a seafood dish in which I have an allergy. I have dined at Oggi many times and have recommended to friends.
I brought my mom & daughter expecting to order from their standard dining menu. The Prix Fix menu did not have the price per person printed anywhere nor was that shared by the server. Dinner with a moderate priced bottle of wine as the first bottle I selected was not available was over a $100 per person. This was not what I was expecting for dinner with my teenage daughter and mother.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our experience overall! We made a reservation yet it still took us nearly 30 minutes to be seated. Outside of that, our experience was quite pleasant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our reservation was for 8:00 pm so I was surprised when we got there and there were about 5 parties ahead of us. We were seated at 8:25 pm. It is very noisy here which is one thing I don't like but the food is fantastic so I can overlook the noise and the wait. Always love to go here but just need to go during the week as they seem to overbook.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Place is over packed with tables making it very tight to move around and noisy. Tables are so close together that you hear everyone's conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was excellent. Most enjoyable evening! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service was top notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was our 9th anniversary and our waiter as has been the past two times we went was amazing!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great time, met friends we hadn’t seen in awhile. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and did not feel rushed at all. Our food was really good, except my pasta was a little bland. Everyone else’s was on point. Also, enjoyed some fun cocktails from the bar. Service was exceptional! Will definitely be back soon.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Bread was excellent. Wine plus dinner were great. I would go back. Hard location to find if you are out of town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I’m not sure that I can identify one or two things in particular that affected my 3-Star rating. It was a series of small things that were hard to overlook. I asked for black coffee and Pam delivered an Americano. ($4.00@) My Caprese sandwich, $14, contained little of value, bland, bland, bland! The tomato was awful and their choice for buffalo mozzarella needs review. Additionally, my shoestring fries were cold,ugh. I switched to Diet Coke and was brought Coke’s small bottle.($2.34@) My bride enjoyed her Eggplant entree. My Pasta e fagioli was great. I’m hoping a return visit for dinner brings me better luck than lunch...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was exceptional. My wife had the Ravioli special and I had the Pasta Carbonara. Both dishes had fresh, homemade pasta, and a nice delicate sauce. We each cleaned our plates. Our waiter got lost a few times. The one issue a had with the service, was the bus boy brought out our pasta dishes. We asked him for fresh parmigana cheese, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. He just walked away. It was about 5 minutes before our waiter came to check on us, and we had to request the cheese and pepper again, while our plates just sat there. This would have been an overall 5 star review, with more attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and great service. Portions aren't over the top like some Italian restaurants which only means we usually eat all of our food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love Oggi. It is a favorite of ours for date night. The food is authentic and executed perfectly. Their staff is well trained and attentive, often pairing wine for me with whatever I am eating. We love the Zuppe di pesce or frutti de mare. The atmosphere is dark, giving a more intimate vibe.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Waiter was excellent...guided w menu options and wine

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Brought a friend here for a their birthday and he was very impressed. I've been here several times and thoroughly enjoy the food. Our server was excellent and food was delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Continues to be one of our favorites -- not just for Italian cuisine but just for dinner in general! It is always superb!! j

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Organic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great, service too!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome food and experience. Would highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service is amazing! Food takes a while to be served but is worth the It.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 12, 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 12, 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 2, 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 30, 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 24, 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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 (Charlotte)·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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