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We make our pastas from scratch, just like my Nonna.
Our menu changes seasonally
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Potato, pancetta, pesto
Sat at a chef’s table near the kitchen and talked with the owner and executive chef, Richard Cranmer. Great food and a great experience!
Fabulous dining experience, tables widely separated, ideal restaurant to safely eat dinner. Service was superb as were the Seafood Rigatoni and Chicken Parmesan. Ambience of quiet atmosphere rarely found in South Charlotte. Wide variety of rooms and booths for dining. Truly superb experience again! We love this place,!!
Thank you for all of your kind words! We love hearing appreciation from our guests. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to doing so again in the future. Take care!
A very good experience. Our server, Emily, was exceptional. Very knowledgeable about all the menu items we asked about.
Thank you for the five star review, Joe. We are very pleased to read this review about your experience. We hope to see you again!
The table’s were well spaced out and the server’s all worked together. We felt safe and protected from Covid-19. I would go again!
We love this treasure of a restaurant. Hope they weather this Covid 19 storm.
Thank you for your patronage and support! We hope to have you back again soon.
Great dinner and service!
Thanks for the five stars, Don! See you next time.
Great dinner with team.. it’s a great Italian spot with amazing wine list and can come here for a nice evening for business or pleasure
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Good knowledgeable waiter. Octopus appetizer & squid ink pasta with clams & mussels were great, pizza crust was thin, slightly crispy with no doughy taste. Corkage charge is high for area. But all in all was very good dinner.
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Great food, server was not super attentive and slow with getting us anything.
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Good food, good service in a really nice dining environment. The calamari was the best we have had in Charlotte. The Chicken Parm and Seafood Rigatoni were both excellent as were the generous portions of wine by the glass. This place is definitely a keeper for our rotation.
Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful review of your experience. We are very pleased to know that you are very happy with your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
fabulous dinner out !! gem of a find. Server / Brennan was wonderful, great recommendations and very attentive. Assistant/ Alex was happy & bright our food speedily. Wonderful yummy dinner. Fabo cocktails, recommend the Old fashion !! great deal on 1/2 price bottle wine too. PLUS .
Thank you for the five star review, Meaghan. We are glad that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us and we will be sure to share your kind words with Brennan. We look forward to your next visit!
Fabulous service and food! The staff was very attentive. We enjoyed our experience.
Margie, thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!
Thanks so much! Come again!
What a special night . . . because of the COVID19 restrictions, we were fortunate to have a 'table for two' essentially by ourselves, with candles, and an excellent "wait" person, Alex, who advised us on our selections, was courteous, and checked with us often! The ambience of the room we were seated as well as the feeling of 'privacy' in our area made this a very special evening for us. We'll be back!
The food was outstanding, every morsel enjoyed. Guest safety protocols followed. My only "complaint" would be having to sit in the private room which is most definitely not date night ambience. We will absolutely be back.
All 4 of us enjoyed the food and wine. The featured cocktails, aperol spritzer and basil martini were very good. Our server Alex was helpful and knowledgeable.
We would definitely return. Thanks for a nice evening!
Absolutely delicious. Great service in a lovely restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our juicy, succulent Chicken Parm.
Enjoyed a nice meal outside and with a fan it was not that hot at around 7PM, great drinks, salads and even the two deserts were great as well!
My wife loved her sliced strip steak done perfectly medium rare on a bed of something I can’t remember but she loved it. My flounder entrée was disappointing because I didn’t expect cubed fried flounder, I thought it was gonna be grilled or broiled but otherwise experience was excellent.
My husband and I went for a COVID lunch "break" as we needed to mentally escape for a little bit. We sat outside and we felt perfectly comfortable and safe (and we are pretty neurotic about social distancing, etc.). Our waiter was friendly but kept a safe distance and was very attentive but not "in your face". As usual, the food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. We both ordered the Bucattini special with the seafood and enjoyed every bite of it. I would recommend a glass of the J. Lohr Chardonnay to go with it.
Wonderful wait staff. Warm and quiet atmosphere. Perfect date night
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Great place to eat, we will return at the end of the month for a dinner club event -- can't wait!
Thank you for the wonderful review, Mark! We look forward to welcoming you back!
Food was very good and presentation was great. Service very accomodating. Restaurants attention to the COVID requirements was outstanding. Felt very comfortable eating there.
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Great food and our friends always love it.
Thanks, Chris! See you next time.
This place is very good! We had meatballs as an appetizer. You get 3 large tasty meatballs and bread.
They made a special order shrimp scampi that was amazing. I had the bolognese and it’s about the best I’ve had. This place is a great find!
It's nice to know you feel we are among the best! We are very happy to know that your dining experience exceeded expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in again in the future.
Great little restaurant - casual relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, very good food.
Thank you for your feedback, Gary. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Even Covid coudn't put a damper on our evening @ Zinicola!
That's so wonderful to hear, Tessa! We are glad that you enjoyed.
Friendly staff. Good service. Good food.
Thank you for the positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again!
Very good great 👍
Absolutely lovely! We will definitely be back!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit!
Bread was foccia instead of Italian, which is what I believe Zinicola used to serve. Foccia is not as good. Everything else was fine.
Clark, thank you for dining with us. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to serve you again soon.
Ate outside and food and weather were perfect! Had appetizers and different dishes and all were great!
Dano, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please join us again soon.
Fantastic dinner as CLT emerges from the quarantine. Great food (fish and bolognese). Great service. Socially distanced, too.
Thanks for the five stars, Chris! We look forward to seeing you more often.
This was our first time here and the service was excellent. I dined our with my nine year old daughter and the waiter (I think Wasef?) was excellent!! He was excellent to my daughter and brought her a custom dish and made sure she was taken care of. It was our first time there, and because the service was so good (the food was delicious too!) we will definitely be back.
Penny, thank you for joining us! We're simply thrilled to know how impressed you were with your first visit, and we look forward to seeing you more often. Thanks for your review!
Great service- enjoyed our food experience. We will be back!
Thank you for your review! We look forward to it!
The food was good quality and the service from the hostess to the waitress was very good. She was very professional and attentive to our every request. I would recommend this restaurant
Richard, thank you for your review and recommendation! We're thrilled you had such a great time. Please visit again!
Wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter, Noir, was excellent. Great menu. We will be back
Dan, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please join us again soon.
Food was excellent. Service by waiter Noir was exceptional. Restaurant is beautiful. Will definitely be back.
Thank you for visiting! We appreciate the outstanding review.
The best in Ballantyne possibly in Charlotte
Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope to see you again in the future!
Awesome as usual
We're delighted to hear that! See you next time!
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 4.5 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.