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Open Kitchen

1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
+1 704-375-7449
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A very good casual Italian restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would recommend the ravioli and pasta. Save room for dessert.

Thank Laraine C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

One of the oldest restaurants in Charlotte. It is like stepping back in time! The decor is dark and eclectic with Mediterranean motifs and traditional red-white checked tablecloths. The menu is large and provides a nice variety of choices ranging from soup/salad, to sandwiches/pizza to...More

Thank SASshipmateS87
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I went here for a casual lunch on Friday. Tried the meatballs and spaghetti. Meatballs were amazing, the sauce and spaghetti were ok. The ambiance was good, had a nice rustic look.

Thank b2mishra
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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 31 December 2017 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 22 December 2017

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 21 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 28 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 20 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
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17 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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