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Open Kitchen

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1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
+1 704-375-7449
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is hard to describe. It looks like a pizza joint from the outside in a business/warehouse area of Charlotte. The inside has alot of charm and history on its walls and is very warm.and comfortable, not what we expected from the outside. It is not a high end type decor italian restaurant and that was actually refreshing. Service... More 

Thank 31leo
Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has a lot of history and you can tell. I want to think that they are going for the classic neighborhood Italian look, but there is a big part of me that thinks they are just tired and in need of some TLC. The food is hit or miss and they have some good lunch specials. The pizza... More 

Thank Jason H
Gastonia, North Carolina
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I drove into Charlotte to try this new restaurant, for us, after hearing other people talk about it, We are glad we did. It was hard to pick something off the menu. The many dishes offered by description made choosing only one not easy. I ordered the Chicken Parm while my wife had traditional spaghetti and meatballs.... More 

Thank Brian F
Community of Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

After living in Charlotte for 4 years, we couldn't leave without trying this place, especially since it's not very far from home. We stopped in on our last week when we needed a break from the chaos of moving. I was nervous after reading online reviews, but we ended up having a good meal. There were 6 of us and... More 

Thank Julie S
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

and that's what this is. Nothing too fussy or fancy, but hot tasty food and lots of it. The placed is decked out with is memorabilia from all over, especially sports and entertainment bits, there's the usual red-and-white checked decor and the service was fine. There were several daily specials and a big basket of bread to keep you busy... More 

Thank LegalBarn
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I showed up here about 9pm one night. Food came out swift and hot. You really can't beat this place. If you want Italian food. Stop here!!

Thank Jhoneycutt
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We all piled into the car to get out of the house from the snow. Headed to one of our favorite places, the Open Kitchen. Great old school Italian. Pizza tonight was great. Love their lasagna, Greek salad and the garlic cheese bread is worth the calories.

Thank Margaret B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Was a in Charlotte for one night, only chains in near my hotel by the airport, so I took a 10 minute drive after reading about this one on Trip Advisor. I had the minestrone soup. then the eggplant Parmigiana. It was very good, not the typical breaded deep fried eggplant. This was sautéed and layered with ground beef and... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little tiny place that's pretty old school and has been around forever! I had lasagna and my daughter had kids ravioli. Both were wonderful and perfectly portioned!! Eclectic decor and friendly staff.

Thank jroper07
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Family Favorite. I love this place! The bread is good. Great tea with that good crushed ice. All I know is the pizza. I've been going here 50 years! The Mama K pizza and the meatball pizza are heavenly. I went to Italy recently and it's pretty darn authentic here!

Thank Julie E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?