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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good worth the value

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vipGary
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Definitely will be back

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LaTishaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My order was made wrong. It was my first visit, so I wasn’t sure if I had as mistaking. When I got home and checked the menu, my meal was in fact missing the red sauce. How do you forget to put red sauce on the food at an Italian restaurant. My meal was so soupy because of that.

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DeniseH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve dinner was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and phenomenal food. Well balanced wine selection and delicious craft cocktails available. The house made limoncello was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. A little noisy but it was a very busy night, New Year’s Eve. Food was very fresh, especially the fantastic tomato sauce, food was perfect temperature. Our waiter was knowledgeable of wine pairings and details about entrees. We will definitely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I noticed people in my party were not eating their entree’s. They said “There’s a lot going on in this dish” . Apparently not in a good way. There is no complimentary bread service, no reasonably priced dinner salad and no entree below $16. Overall not a great value for food they didn’t like. Won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and our waitress was amazing!!!!

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vipSpence
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife went there for dinner. The food was really good. We had the Shrimp Scampi and the Scallops and Risotto. Both were done well. The Scampi had a bit too much Lemon for my taste but my wife loved it. It was light but filling. The portions were perfect where you felt fed but not over fed. We added a Cesare Salad and a House Romaine salad for appetizer and both were sizable. This was our second time there and will probably add it to our regular list of restaurants for meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our time at Civetta and would certainly return. The food was really good, the service was good and the price was not bad for what you received. The kitchen had some trouble keeping up with our bread requests but that was our only issue.
A number of restaurants have struggled in that location and I certainly hope that Civetta makes it there.

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PETER
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Tables too close to each other. Appetizer came out in 5 min after ordered and cold Calamari. We were in and out in 35 min. TERRIBLE ! Will not go back

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vipDaveK
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great, but boy did we feel rushed. We never had bread brought to the table and received our bill without ever being asked about dessert or coffee.

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ChuckR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've dined here several times and enjoyed each time. Food was great. Dined on Christmas Eve and though they were extremely busy, the food was excellentand service very good.

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vipjofi
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was well prepared and tasted great, especially the pappardelli bolognese and mussels. The menu is limited and daily specials would allow us to try different dishes. Our server was apparently new and couldn't describe the fish of the day. Cocktails prep and delivery were slow even though the bar was empty. Weren't able to orer wine until the entree was delivered and we were just about done when delivered. Overall the food was good and I would recommend it to try.

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vipJohnL
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sam provided outstanding service! The Bolognese, chicken Marsala and tiramisu was superb. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well run restaurant with wonderful food at good prices.

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CarinM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar, due to last minute delay in our plans we were short on time to make a movie. We made sure we told the bartender we were in a bit of a rush. She went above and beyond to make sure we were done in time for our movie. The food was absolutely delicious and service was friendly and knowledgeable. This was our second time dining here.

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vipphlwjk
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is really good and the service was excellent. The owner or GM twice checked in with us to be certain all was well. Server was also very attentive.

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Jules
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came here to celebrate my daughter’s 30th birthday. The waiter even asked if it was a special occasion and we made sure he knew it was her birthday. We figured they would surprise her with a dessert or something as most places do, but they did nothing. All he did was say Happy Birthday to her as he handed us the bill. :(

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vipGratefulN
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome! I went in without having high expectations because of some negative reviews but my husband and I were so
impressed with how great everything was. I had the special which was trout with gnocchi that came with it. The gnocchi was made from scratch and you could tell. They were light, fluffy and very flavorful. I asked for a side of pasta sauce for my gnocchi and WOW was it good!!! The fish was so fresh and the best trout I’ve ever had. My husband had the chicken parmesan. He said it was really good. The bread that was served was also amazing. I’m from upstate NY so I know good Italian food. It’s hard to find these days and I’m often disappointed. I’m very picky when it comes to food. If I write a review it’s because the food and restaurant deserved to be praised. The manager checked on us a few times which we really appreciated because it shows he cares about customers experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very nice. We are going back this week with friends. Trust me you want to try this restaurant!!!!

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smithcryan
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Get pasta with Bolognese

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vipCathy
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our first time there!

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Kimp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have a good Italian restaurant in Ballantyne. Quality food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

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Mpwalsh
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cauliflower wasn’t great but everything else was good. Server was attentive.

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RussB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat immediately at a "high top" in the bar as requested. The Manager Ricky came and poured our wine and greeted us. The service was spot on, the food was delicious and our server was great. Civetta has a great environment and I have to say, the Manager has his eyes all over the restaurant and had amazing control of it all.

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vipEBirdy
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Brussels sprouts app was excellent and big enough for four. I had the Bolognese with house-made pappardelle and my friend had the chicken parm with spaghetti. We both liked our dishes a lot.

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vipSuzy
Charleston
97 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Linguini overcooked

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JJZ98
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our main waiter was too good to attend to our table. He attended all his other tables but let ours to his poor trainee. He was so condescending that he basically threw the desert menu at us. It was bad beyond reason! We are never going back!

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Brunoblake
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall solid - food is all high quality and prices reasonable . Service ok, a bit slow but could be just be growing pains.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was our second time and the food is excellent. Managers and staff take good care of you.

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Hmeyer
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wine. Yummy food. Good service

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Dove
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I have been here 3 times. We brought friends tonite. They loved it. We all had the Chicken Marsala. It was so tender you did not need a knife to cut it. We especially loved the polenta. Portions were very adequate and priced commensurate with other non-franchised Italian restaurants. Our server was Daniella. She was perky and very attentive but not overbearing. The ambiance was very pleasant. It's so nice to be in a place where you can talk without yelling and hear the person you're across from. We have a new favorite Italian restaurant to visit and so do our friends.

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CraigT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice meal with family when Mom came into town. Great portions, good food, good service. We will be back

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GoodEats
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When making this reservation they asked if were for a special occasion. I told them it was an anniversary.. the food was great, the service, too. But no mention of our special celebration. We order shot glass deserts. No comps. Happy 35 to us.

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RobertW
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Civetta to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great, and the waitress did not rush us. We were there to enjoy ourselves and we did. Every time we go here, we have a good time and great food.

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RichR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal and experience at Civetta. The food is creative and very very good. Get the Brussel Sprouts. Period. The service is outstanding! Makes you feel like you are the only table. Great job.

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vipFranM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat at the bar to wait for our table and there was not one person that greeted us or asked us for our order. We waited for at least 15 minutes and we sat without drinks. Once we got to our table the waiter informed us that they were short handed so we waited quite a bit to give our order and get our food. The food was delicious once we got it. Hopefully if we go again there will be better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was spectacular. The waiter was very nice but had way too many tables. It was tough flagging someone down when we needed drinks. Had empty water glasses that sat there for 10 min before we could get someone’s attention. They should just leave the water bottle on the table then they would be a perfect 5.

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Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.