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Mama Ricotta's

601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (56 reviews)
“pollo” (18 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mama Ricotta's
1. A Charlotte Staple
"Get the Penne ala Vodka with chicken!"
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2. Authentic
"Delicious, fresh Italian food done right!"
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3. Ambiance
"Totally enjoyable dining experience."
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had chicken and broccoli with Alfredo sauce, hubby had the ravioli. Awesome! Plenty of broccoli, not just your normal 2 or 3 pieces. Then for dessert, canoli & huge chocolate cake! Way better than Olive Garden all the way around. Best watress, Tangie!

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This was a fantastic place - excellent service and delicious food. I had the lasagna, which was one of the best I ever had. My wife had a veal dish which she said was perfect. The portions were so large that dessert for us was...More

1  Thank erich545
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I really enjoyed our return visit to Mama Ricotta’s. It was prom night so it was crowded & loud, but well behaved. I had a Tuscan salad & the Gulf Grouper special was excellent. The wine list is excellent as was the...More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with a party of 11 this weekend for dinner based on several people in the group wanting to try this place based on reputation. Some of the dishes got good feedback, but some didn't. Mine was absolutely bland & I've had food...More

Thank saibot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really had high hopes, but left a little disappointed. The complimentary rolls with the spiced oil are average at best. The goat cheese and mascarpone dip was the highlight of the meal. I had the individual cheese ravioli and they were good, but not...More

1  Thank obxcop
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Stopped in here following recommendations I saw on TripAdvisor. Made a reservation with opentable online. Arrived a little early had a drink and then seated at our table. Bruschetta app was excellent. We had the Salmon and Pollo Ricotta. Both divine dishes. Too full for...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We love Mama Ricotta’s and have been regulars for a long time. Our last visit was a disappointment but oh myyyy! This meal tonight was the wonderful service (thanks, Page!) we have come to expect. The Pollo Bianco was fabulous as was the Pork Sausage...More

Thank weave1111
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We chose to visit this restaurant for a family get together. We had 5 adults and a large baby crib. I initially complained when we were seated at a booth. Lucky the women are small because it was tight quarters (In my opinion). The group...More

Thank Hellenicphilo
Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husband and I are from Asheville and were traveling to Charlotte just for the afternoon as we had business to tend to. I got online at 10:30 am to look for a restaurant. Mama Ricotta's came up... luckily, we got a reservation! The restaurant...More

Thank Maegan T
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We went to Charlotte St Patty’s Day weekend to watch UNC play in the NCAA tournament. On the recommendation of a friend, we went to Mama Ricotta’s for dinner Friday night. The food was fabulous but what was outstanding was the service. Ben Murphy was...More

1  Thank Lauren J
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Questions & Answers
March 27, 2018|
Response from Ali S | Reviewed this property |
March 17, 2017|
Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Hello! Unfortunately, we do not. We do have an Easter buffet that is always scrumptious though!
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Yes and thank you for your interest in Mama Ricotta's. Please contact Mark Darvill at 704-714-9887 for additional information. Best wishes for a lovely week! Stephanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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