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Permanently Closed - Rudy's Italian Italian Restaurant & Bar

4.2
325 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. My name is Rodolfo (Rudy) Amadio and, as new owner/manager, I hope to be welcoming you soon; I will be delighted to meet you in person if you visit. Maybe some of you already know me. My wife and I have been in the restaurant business in the Charlotte area for over 20 years, initially with the first wood fired brick pizza oven in the Charlotte area (Luisa's Pizzeria), currently with "Dolce Ristorante Italiano" (Dilworth area) and now with the brand new "Rudy's". The concept at Rudy's will be that of a neighborhood Italian restaurant, with a casual atmosphere, friendly prices for food and bar and very, very good food. For now is "arrivederci" and I sincerely hope you will come visit us soon and become a delighted patron.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:Closed Dinner: Every night:5:00pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(704) 544-4949
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pineville - Matthews Rd
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Entertainment
Sunday & Monday night we offer a special menu "2 dinners+bottle of wine $ 39.99 Wednesday night our patrons are entertained by Tommy Joy singing the old Sinatra favorites, among many others.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Delicious! Love Rudys. If you are looking for authentic Italian food this is the place. Great service and nice wine list

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great taste and presentation. I like that food was fresh and healthy, no greasy at all. A little expensive but I enjoyed being there. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent service
Food was interesting and tasty

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

First trip to Rudy's was Valentine's dinner. Given the large numbers of diners, it was a good experience. I had the eggplant parm w/ spaghetti; very good. My wife was happy with her entre as well. The selection of Italians wines was notable. Solid.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

This is one of the best Italian restaurant in town!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great meeting at t he door; Great atmosphere; Great food; wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Rudys is our new favorite Italian restaurant. It's romantic, authentic and a fun place to go.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. It was relaxing, not too noisy and the wine and food were delicious. We look forward to going back and trying other menu options.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Rudy's is an excellent choice if you're looking for authentic made from scratch Italian inspired food. It's consistent and doesn't disappoint. I had an outstanding grouper special with a light sauce along with capers & kalamata olives. My elderly mother had veal Marsala that was also an excellent choice. My husband had pasta with shrimp & raved about it as well. If you haven't been here yet, you don't know what you're missing!!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Great service and always good food. Never been disappointed here.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Warm, welcoming,good food good value!

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Tough to review. On one hand the mussels were fabulous and my wife had a very good shrimp, pasta and sun-dried tomato dish with seemingly fresh ingredients. But I ordered veal parmesan which was so obviously made ahead of time. The sauce was ok but the mozzarella cheese was under-cooked. It came with a small portion of spaghetti that was drowning in sauce. The service was very good and the owner/manager was visible and active with the patrons. I may have to try it again but, I mean, how do you screw up veal parm?

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2017

The place needs a major face lift. The place felt stuffy and dark. Food was good but would try other Italian places before we go back.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We are not local but were going to be in the area on our way to the airport to meet family. The food was good, but it was a Saturday night and the wait staff was busy. It was a nice change of pace for us and if we lived in the area, we would try it again.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

We are transplants from the NYC area and we've been struggling to find authentic Italian food in Charlotte. After trying several other places, I was so thrilled that we finally found the real thing! The food was delicious (try the stuffed pepper appetizer) - as close as I've found to my Italian family's Sunday dinner in the South. All you struggling Italians here, take heart, Rudy's is legit. Make a reservation- it gets crowded

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Consistently good food. Small and intimate setting. Mussels appetizer was delicious as was the stuffed mushrooms. My husband had the veal special which was great and my pasta was wonderful. No room for dessert but heard it was fantastic. Great service and value.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Very personable staff with above average food. Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Food was very good. I had the shrimp & crab ravioli. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We have been eating at Rudy's for many many years and we are never disappointed with the food or the service.
I love the Pollo Valdosta- the chicken comes out very tender every time and the sauce is superb.
Try the in house gelato. Just let being in Italy.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Saturday night dinner with friends. Good service, nice Italian fare at a reasonable value. Only disappointment was the kitchen running out of the lamb shank special.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Terrific meal, one of best Italian Restaurants in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Our favorite go to place for an always delicious meal and the best service in town!

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Excellent food...excellent service...great atmosphere. Rudy's italian food was great and the value tremendous. I would definitely recommend for a family night out or even a date night!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

This place is amazing. If able to go on Thursday for the gnocchi you will be in heaven. The owner is a sweetheart and always so kind. The staff is nice and extremely helpful when trying to decide from all the options.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

We went to Rudy's after a movie and ordered Veal Parm, Gnoccis and Chicken Parm. All the dishes were very good, with large portions. The waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant.

Some of the tables are a little too close together and the only problem we had was the very loud, obnoxious group at the table immediately next to us. If not for them, I would have rated the noise level as moderate.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2016

We had a great evening. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, and we could hear one another talk.! The corkage fee is $15.00 so we brought some special wine to share. Our server, may have been new, as he was not as attentive as he could have been and when he was at the table he appeared nervous. Despite that we had a great time and we will go back.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Rudy's is my favorite Charlotte Italian restaurant; it was excellent, as usual. I went with my family to celebrate three birthdays--mine and my two grandsons'--and brought a birthday cake, which was just fine with them. I don't know what to say about it except that the food and service are always terrific, and I like to go there when I'm in Charlotte during the winter. (I live in Massachusetts.)

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants! We love the food and the staff!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Always a good experience! Great food and neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Have been here several times and always incredible. My go-to for Italian.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Great food, great service. Proximity of next door neighbors a bit too close. Had a noisy table next to us that did not allow for complete enjoyment of our dinner.....noise polution. Maybe not cram so many table into the space to allow for some separation between table.
Otherwise, the restaurant always serves up good food with good service.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

Great wine, Great food,Great service!! Highly recommend! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Love this place, wonderful date night restaurant

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

The six of us had mostly different entrees. No one said anything during the meal except for REALLY good, VERY tasty, INTERESTING combination. You know it is good when everyone is focused completely on their meal. When I looked up fifteen minutes later, everyone's plate was empty. The portions were perfect apparently and so were the entrees. We didn't have time for appetizer or desserts, but the entrees were absolutely delicious. Compliments to the chef! We are definitely coming back and hope to try gnocchi thursdays.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Have eaten at Rudy's twice. Both times wonderful. Fresh ingredients prepared with care and to taste. Service is very good. Water glasses always full and never noticed the process.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great basic Italian food. Great service as well.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2016

Rudys is our favorite restaurant! The food is fabulous, the service always exceptional and it's very convenient to our home! We always meet friends there as well as our out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

We always enjoy Rudy's. Good food with a neighborhood feel to the restaurant. Great service.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Overall, good, basic, Italian fare. All our dishes were good. They kindly prepared a spaghetti carbonara which had been on the menu but take off. It was OK, but the sauce was a bit thin.
The other pasta dishes were very good. The bread was excellent. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2015

OUTSTANDING! Our server was very knowledgable & attentive. Everything we ordered tasted AMAZING! The calamari was crispy, the caprese salad was fresh & delicious. I ordered the ravioli--it was so good I honestly considered ordering seconds! The sauce was so light & the pasta was full of flavor. My husband ordered the sausage & peppers dish & said it was "perfect"! We also ordered the lemon cake for dessert--so refreshing! And the foam on my cappuccino was thick & fluffy like a dream...seriously, I cannot say anything bad about our experience! We will definitely be adding Rudy's to our faves list!

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