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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not really much of a pasta eater; however the first thing I ever ate at the Open Kitchen was the Mama K Special Pizza. It is my go to at the Open Kitchen. I remember as a kid, it was the only place in Charlotte where you could see the pizza maker tossing the dough in the air!!

Thank RevSanWill
Salisbury, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband of 42 years and I had our first date at this wonderful restaurant in 1973. Since that time we have shared a table with many friends and family members. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is just as it was way back when, and the same family owns it and operates it today. It is wonderful!

Charlotte, NC
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you love homestyle Italian this is one of the best in Charlotte. Dimly lit atmosphere reminiscent of what you would think an Italian restaurant of the 1950s would look like. The staff is friendly and the food is excellent!

Thank xmasdriver
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, as was the service..while trying to enjoy our meal, some dude started started swearing and arguing loudly at the server..he was banging his beer bottle on the table and yelling THE MF word very loudly. Patrons were kindly asking him to calm down and stop the swearing as children were present. He started threatening everyone around... More 

Thank Anne L
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had the fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. What I received was a pile of cold dry pasta with a layer of thick "Alfredo" slopped on top and a few shrimp barely sunken into the "sauce," more so sitting on top. After trying to mix it, the grittiness was too much and no amount of salt and pepper could revive this... More 

Thank sotkaz
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 28 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?