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Mama Ricotta's

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601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I dined here the night before Thanksgiving and it was not very busy. They offered 1/2 price wine and our server suggested bottles close to $100 to take advantage of the discount which was the best thing to do in his opinion. Maybe if this was a romantic date night out but we were there with 2... More 

Thank vacation920
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160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for take out. Our Air B&B hosts suggested it as a dinner for the two of us to share. We are in town on business and dinners are late. Ordering was easy and it was ready with no wait when we called ahead. We split the angel hair pasta with two huge turkey meatballs. It was good and... More 

Thank phoebendan
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Mama's after not being able to find parking in other smaller local restaurants farther toward the city. The food did not disappoint this time either. We both ordered the lasagna, which is obviously made in-house. A wonderful blend of flavors that worked well with the rolls they bring out right away. A table near us ordered two... More 

Thank Janet B
Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for a large party and they sat us in an area near the bar which was great. It gave us the privacy we needed and I would request them again for that reason. Our server was good and the food as well. Thought it was good value for the experience.

Thank jadoc
Collierville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an "all staff" dinner here during a convention. Our group was shuttled to this spot; about 20 of us. They were prepared and waited on us to perfection. Good wine, plenty of pasta! Be sure to try the beef short ribs, absolutely amazing. Angel hair pasta and meatballs was tasty. Appetizers were plentiful and good. Dessert was an assortment,... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I enjoy eating out. I enjoy all cuisines, so, generally, I'm easy to please - except for when it comes to Italian. My parents were from Northern Italy. My mom was an exceptional cook. I am a very good Italian cook, as are my children. I have no patience with Campbell's style Italian restaurants, like Olive Garden. I tend to... More 

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Ronda, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have dinned at Mama Ricotta's for years but every time, we are as please as the first time. The last time we visited, we tired one of their seasonal dishes - Butternut Squash Ravioli. I wasn't sure when our server described it but two of us decided, "It's Mama's... how bad could it be?" We completely delighted. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Loyd E
Greenville, South Carolina
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220 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went here after finding it on TripAdvisor. It was good. Meal was tasty. Service was good. But there is nothing that stood out to make it remarkable. Don't come here expecting unique or super delicious Italian food. Imagine your favorite Italian restaurant - this place is one notch below it. You'll have a good meal, but it's nothing you're... More 

Thank D M
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Was taken to Mama Ricottas for awork dinner. Eat in the outside area. It was very nice. Meal was served family style. Bruschette was excellent. Salad good. Spagetti with giant meatballs outstanding. Entree was braised spare ribs with salmon. Both were very good. Desert seemed out of a box. Nothing special. It was a good outing. Food looked really good... More 

Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Hey. All I can say is perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect!! The staff, food (quantity and quality), price and atmosphere was exactly perfect!!! It was busy. But our server was perfect. Great knowledge, great speed, and an excellent personality. You guys were perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
  • Public Transportation: Bus #6 from uptown stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-343-0148
From the Wine Spectator Award to "Best Italian Restaurant" from Zagat, Mama Ricotta's Italian Restaurant brings to life the award-winning vision of owner Frank Scibelli. With a long, proud reputation built on authentic recipes, made from the freshest of ingredients and prepared by the finest culinary minds in the South, Mama Ricotta's restaurant is the premier Italian dining destination in Charlotte. "Upscale homestyle" is our style, and we love to bring it to you, again and again. Begin your adventure with a warm Goat Cheese and Mascarpone Dip served with grilled crostini, and then move into the warm freshness of our Penne Alla Vodka, tossed in a spicy cream tomato sauce. Or, let the subtle flavors of our Pollo Carciofi delight even your most discriminating of tastes. Our commitment to freshness is one of our most valued traditions - we even house-make our mozzarella! With nearly two decades of success, we've made it our goal to bring you only the best, with our best.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?