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Zinicola, Charlotte, NC

Zinicola

4.6
4.6
1063 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
Zinicola is located in Ballantyne Village across from Ballantyne hotel. Stop by and enjoy our modern Italian food by Chef and owner Richard Cranmer.
We make our pastas from scratch, just like my Nonna.

Our menu changes seasonally

www.zinicolaitalian.com


Zinicola also has a full bar, great wine and cocktail list. Located in front of the restaurant, a new patio with its own bar lends more seating.

Zinicola is great for large groups, meeting, parties, and private dining.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (980) 299-2979
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Richard Cranmer
  • Private party facilities
    Zinicola offers private rooms for 12 to 60 guests with special menu options. You can also book the whole restaurant for personal or business lunch or dinner which can accommodate up to 150 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Ballantyne
  • Cross street
    The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • Parking details
    Public lot is free & Ballantyne Village provides free valet service Thursday through Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • California Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Aug 29, 2024 only
    Join us on August 29th for a six course California Wine Dinner. Enjoy six specially chosen wines from infamous California Valleys paired beautifully with a six course tasting menu. First Course: Prickly Pear Salad With Pomegranate Syrup GRGICH HILLS ESTATE, SAUVIGNON BLANC Second Course: Halibut With Melon Sauce Over Mango Salsa FAR NIENTE, CHARDONNAY Third Course: Lemon Ricotta Agnolotti With Summer Squash ENROUTE, PINOT NOIR Fourth Course: Herb Roasted Quail, Wild Rice, Roasted Baby Carrots BURGESS, CABERNET SAUVIGNON Fifth Course: Wild Boar Chop With Blackberry Sauce And Kale Polenta Cake HEITZ CELLAR, CABERNET SAUVIGNON Dessert Course: Chocolate Tart With Espresso Whipped Cream RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS, SYMMETRY MERITAGE

What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Italian

  • Charlotte

    Italian

1,063 Reviews
  1. MarcieD

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the service was great and the food was excellent. Zinicola never disappoints.

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  2. DMackDiningOut

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fettuccine shrimp scampi was way overseasoned with garlic! Otherwise pretty good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice Italian restaurant. Excellent food and service!

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  4. LaurenF

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't been to Zinicola in a while and man, had we been missing out! EVERYTHING was perfect from the food to the service. We took our two kids who can be picky and even they raved at the menu selection and how great everythign tasted. We can't wait to go back again soon!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here to celebrate a birthday and it was a huge success! A good bottle of wine, appetizers, and 2 pasta entrees landed us at a reasonable check cost... especially given the quality of everything we ordered. The ambience is cool, providing a modern dining experience with touches of authentic Italian restaurant expectations. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and provided great recommendations, which is always a plus when dining somewhere for the first time! Would recommend the meatballs, the Bolognese, and the Pasticcio. All of them were mouth watering. Cannot wait to return :)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is excellent. I have eaten here a few. Times. Our server was fanrastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is not good at all. It's cheap so that's a plus. Service was good!

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  8. daves

    Columbus

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and drinks were good. We have been a handful of times and it is a very consistent experience

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  9. PickyEater42

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was outstanding. Bar tender made top notch cocktails!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good service and overall a very pleasant meal. I have been coming to this restaurant since opening, and I am always appreciative of the chef owners attempt to present authentic Mediterranean/Italian food. The service in particular last night was excellent as we came after the rush. As usual, the grilled octopus was tasty and chard, just the right amount, however, it always lacks some flavor due to seasoning. The Burrata salad was excellent, especially with the seasonal grilled peaches. At our table, we had the risotto dish as well as a beet salad, and the lamb chops. Nothing disappointed, however, the lamb chops are very small. I’m guessing they are from New Zealand and really do not fill you up, if you’re looking for something of a larger portion The homemade desserts are always very good as well, especially the crème brûlée. I think there’s a wealth of talent in the design & preparation of their menu I wish they would go to the next step to prepare the food even more authenticly ,and “ turn the heat up” on the menu

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FAQs

Zinicola does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Zinicola also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 299-2979.

Zinicola is rated 4.6 stars by 1063 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 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zinicola

14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte, NC 28277

Additional information

  • Cross street
    The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
  • Neighborhood
    Ballantyne
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public lot is free & Ballantyne Village provides free valet service Thursday through Saturday.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Cranmer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (980) 299-2979
  • Private party facilities
    Zinicola offers private rooms for 12 to 60 guests with special menu options. You can also book the whole restaurant for personal or business lunch or dinner which can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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