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Open Kitchen

1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
+1 704-375-7449
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
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“greek salad” (10 reviews)
“italian sub” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had anything bad here. It's not just good, it's amazing. The best Italian food ever. The atmosphere is a little dim, quiet, and friendly. All the walls are brick and covered with papers, stories, posters, etc. The whole restaurant is just warm and friendly...More

Thank laughingman2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excited to try a new place tonight. In 20 years of living in Charlotte I vote this the worst dining establishment we have ever been too. Walking in, the building is charming. So misleading. Starving we tore into the cold cheap supermarket italian bread. The...More

Thank Renee617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went after Panthers game and it looked promising, but the wait staff was overwhelmed. Two waitresses for the entire restaurant. Why they wouldn't staff up for a Panther's home game I'll never understand. Salad was uninspired. Chicken pasta dish was absolutely swimming in butter (we...More

Thank mohead
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in the day after Thanksgiving for a pizza. We were staying in the Wesley Heights area and were intrigued when we drove past because the outside looked like an older establishment, which we like. The red checked tablecloths, years of memorabilia on the...More

Thank misslinda53
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I were at the airport and needed somewhere close for dinner. We decided on Italian and Open Kitchen seemed like a good choice. We were right. This business has been around for many years and after our experience I know why. We...More

Thank adamseyes3
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This the first Italian place I recall eating at. It has been a tradition in my family, and even now, the food has remained superb. This is true Italian, not frozen, nor processed, but true, actual cooking in the Italian tradition. Yes, the building is...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A local directed us here when the place we were looking for was closed. It's nondescript if you were just driving by but the locals sure seem to know about it. They had a great Italian Menu and the ambiance was fun and overdone Italian....More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

When only Italian will satisfy me there is only one place to go. I have gone there forever and will always find great dishes. Servings are so large I get to enjoy leftovers nest day

Thank 15caryk
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Finally got a chance to try this Charlotte landmark and we're not disappointed. Eclectic decor, including red & white checkered tablecloths, was inviting. Host was very friendly and waiter appeared quickly - and he didn't seem the least bit annoyed when we showed him the...More

Thank juliemN4353UB
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Love the Open Kitchen. Good Italian, good prices, good portions, family owned and a Charlotte favorite.

Thank Margaret B
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure aboyt GF noodles, but you should be able to choose something off the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-375-7449
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