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Acqua Ragazza, Mooresville, NC

Acqua Ragazza

4.5
4.5
284 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Authentic Italian Cuisine and Social Room: Offering Authentic Italian in Downtown Mooresville, NC, served by a native Italian Master Chef. Enjoy your meal with a bottle of wine, or a craft cocktail at our large bar, elegant tables, or cozy lounge area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 360-1015
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Alessandro Magnani
  • Neighborhood
    Mooresville
  • Cross street
    Downtown Mooresville. On Church Street between Moore Ave and E Iredell Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Italian

  • Charlotte

    Italian

284 Reviews
  1. StaceyP

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and excellent food. Pricey but everything is so expensive now. Good birthday celebration for friends.

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  2. SteveH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as always and Jasmine was an awesome server!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not authentic Italian. Service was great as were cocktails. Food was lacking in a few areas.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night for my mother’s birthday! Been looking for good Italian for a long time. Had the Gnocchi and Burrata. The veal tortellini Bolognese was excellent!

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  5. Clovette

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the first time we dined at this relatively new restaurant. The hostess was pleasant and we were seated immediately. Jessica was very attentive and an excellent server. We ordered one of the appetizer pizzas as a starter, but were later told that the pizza oven was out of order. Instead we ordered the arancini. These were served quickly and there were four large, very tasty arancini. Unfortunately, they were the only highlight of the meal. The homemade rolls were dry, tough, and tasteless. My husband ordered the filet of sole and I ordered the veal “martini” which was similar to a veal piccata. The main course came out as we were finishing the appetizer. My husband shared some of his fish with me and I gave him one of my four veal cutlets. I gave the fish back to him after a couple of bites. It tasted fishy and there were numerous bones left in it. He did not finish his entree which is unusual for him, but instead ate a second one of my veal cutlets. He said the fish tasted “off” and had a mushy texture. The veal dish was good but would have been improved by pounding it a little thinner and a little lighter on the breading and salt. We did not order dessert as I thought the selections on the dessert menu weren’t very interesting and a bit pricey. Sorry to say, I was looking forward to a great meal, but came away disappointed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation to celebrate a birthday, and requested a standard table. Initially was sat at a high top, but was accommodated when we requested to move to a standard table. However, due to this change, it took 15 minutes for a server to approach us, and we had to request service. Once this initial wait was addressed, service resumed to an acceptable level, and food was very good.

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  7. Susan

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a very long time to get our dinner. Over an hour. Typically a gesture would be made by the restaurant for such a long wait but nothing was given. Additionally the wine is expensive and the pour is light.

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  8. JesMurph

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not much privacy. Food was excellent. We will be back for sure!

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  9. lizj

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great addition to the food scene here, the food is fantastic and the service friendly. It will be a regular place for us for sure

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first dining experience at Acqua Ragazza. Our dinner selections were delicious and we enjoyed speaking with Tara, the owner. A personal touch is always appreciated!

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  11. Nope

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat right by the door with a view of the bathroom. The music was chaotic, the whole place was subtly smokey, food and drinks were lackluster. Not worth the $100 tab at all.

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  12. AlexisS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was friendly, knowledgable and polite yet didn’t even know how to properly pronounce several items on the menu. The decor was a bit tacky, I thought it would be old school Italian. The table was a faux marble, I was looking for white tablecloths. The lighting had a lot of fake crystal chandeliers. It was clean. The food was ok/good. Nothing particularly amazing and certainly not for the price. The bread for the bruschetta wasn’t even crispy. That’s Italian food 101. The chicken entree we ordered was flavorless and covered in bland cheese. The beef tenderloin was good as was the mushroom pasta dish. The portions were medium at best. Again, not worth the price. If you want flashy and sparkly this is your place. If you’re looking for classic, old school Italian like you’d get in Brooklyn you will be very disappointed.

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  13. AlexM

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy but our table was waiting for us. Food was great. We all tried different pasta dishes and then shared. No one was disappointed. Lobster raviolis were the favorite.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation for a high top table and ended up getting seated at a small regular table right where you walk in the door in a very high traffic area. Service was less than adequate in that we had to ask to have our water glasses filled after they were completely empty. Also, we were never asked if we would like another drink after we finished our first ones before the meal was even served. Food was OK but not what I would expect for those prices. Place was also extremely noisy and in my opinion way too noisy for a place with those prices.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! We will definitely be back!

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  16. chas

    Charlotte

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb in every way. Food and service both top notch. We'll return often.

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  17. Nate

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very inconsistent. Some dishes were amazing while others very forgettable Nice vibe and helpful servers

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  18. JohnM

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, very attentive staff highly recommend

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly, professional attentive servers. Wonderful overall experience.

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  20. ChuckP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere Food was excellent Service not what it should be for a restaurant of this quaality.

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  21. Rachel

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic! Service was a bit slow, but we still enjoyed the evening. We would definitely dine here again.

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  22. ChristopherK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food! My wife and I arrived for our anniversary and had a card on our table signed by the whole staff. It was a friendly and personal touch. The food was fantastic, and wait staff were friendly having recognized and remembered us from other restaurants in town. Food came out quick and hot, drinks did not get empty, and dessert was delectable.

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  23. GregK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, clean, great ambience. A new favorite

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  24. LisaB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service fantastic, love the addition of the bread with dinner. Pasta fazulle soup was a hit.

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  25. JanW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Acqua Ragazza with friends for my birthday dinner on Friday, January 19. The service was excellent! Stephanie was our server and she was great; very attentive and very helpful as far describing the dishes and telling us about the entrees she enjoys when we specifically asked. She was absolutely right! 3 out of 4 of us ordered dishes she recommended and the were excellent. The 4th person ordered something else and he claimed he had the best of all. I don't think you can wrong with any of the menu items. We will definitely go back to Acqua Ragazza for a wonderful Italian meal and great dining experience.

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  26. LaurieB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and we had a great time on our girls night out.

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  27. JaneL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The good was delicious. Very short wait time and the service amazing

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  28. JayC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food quality was very good but they don’t make a good drink and the service was uncomfortable.

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  29. AbbeG

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcome desk very attentive. We Waited at the bar while our table was being prepared. Cocktails were good but service was slow. They were very busy. We ordered the calamari and buratta which were delicious. Our main meals were overwhelmed with garlic. The garlic was the star not the actual salmon or tenderloin. They were cooked perfect but again the garlic was way too much. All in all I will definitely return without hesitation.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had been looking for excellent "real" Italian for over a year now. This surpassed our expectations and hit every mark ! The owner is super and came and spent time at our table and our waitress Ceciley was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely great! We will definitely be going back.

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  32. MonicaRogers

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always having a great time at Aqua Ragazza….the food and atmosphere are great and staff excellent….looking forward to the next outing there.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Not too swanky but you can still dress up and enjoy a night out. The food was delicious and authentic. Great spot for a date or business dinner.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was great! The ambience left a lot to be desired. I have no idea what they were going for. There were at least five different types of light fixtures- and none of them went together. There were some weird painting on the walls, I think they were for sale but did not go with the “theme.” There was food splatter on the wall right next to our table and a crooked painting over our heads that the people at the table next to us kept looking at and commenting on. We will go back for the food and service!

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  35. JennM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate our mothers 74th birthday and it was perfect! The staff greeted her with a birthday card that was pre signed and made her feel special. I felt like the extra steps were taken our entire visit. Can’t wait to go back!!

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  36. PatriciaC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old friends get together.

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  37. davidc

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was better. Very experienced staff. The owner is very nice and takes the time to visit each table.

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  38. WilliamG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with professional wait staff. Will definitely return.

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  39. TM0624

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love to bring new friends to this wonderful restaurant! The staff is amazing, the food is fantastic, and we always have a wonderful time in this gem in Mooresville!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, very attentive and professional wait staff. Amazing cocktails- not too sweet, very nuanced. It was loud but not obnoxiously so, and it was NYE so anywhere you went would have been packed and loud. Wonderful first time experience and the food made me want to go back, especially the crab and lobster ravioli.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Acqua Ragazza is rated 4.5 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Acqua Ragazza

201 N Church St Suite 102, Mooresville, NC 28115

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Downtown Mooresville. On Church Street between Moore Ave and E Iredell Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Mooresville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Alessandro Magnani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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