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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for restaurant week and it was awful but we thought maybe because it was a crazy week, we'd give it a second try. No. Just no. Don't go. Go anywhere else.. Aria, Stagioni.. anywhere. started with goat cheese dip and calamari.. the...More

Thank cltfoodlove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at Mama Ricotta's & it was wonderful. Our server, Melanie, was phenomenal with her professional demeanor & knowledge. I had a Tuscan salad which was delicious & a chicken artichoke with capers entree' which was delightful....More

Thank tgrdvrmd
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! First of all congrats on the 44th wedding anniversary; that's definitely a great accomplishment. We are happy to hear that your celebratory evening with us was splendid. The Pollo Carciofi is certainly a great dinner choice; the chicken, artichokes and capers sit well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Mama Ricotta's having only been in the area a year. Being from the NY/NJ area our whole lives we ate at many good Italian places. We had tried a few local Italian restaurants but none have come close to...More

Thank SammyGalvano
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sammy! Thanks for stopping in to Mama Ricotta's; we love to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and plan on coming back in the future. Be sure to try the Warm Goat Cheese and Mascarpone dip with house made ciabatta bread- it's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a ton of times when I lived in Charlotte and it was on my list of places to go once I returned for a visit. The salad and dressing (Mama's Salad with balsamic) is EXCELLENT and the pizzas are on point.

Thank Jackie R
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming back once you came back to the CLT! The balsamic dressing is delicious; it scares a lot of people though because it looks like pudding. It is so good though; don't be scared to try it people!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable evening with friends at the desirable Mama Ricotta's in Charlotte. Atmosphere was pleasant increased by Matt's excellent, attentive service. The food was delicious. My wife enjoyed the cheese ravioli, and I had the penne with chicken and broccoli. I highly recommend Mama Ricotta's and...More

Thank andrewbrafford
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You and your wife chose two great dishes Andrew! Next time be sure to try out one of our house made desserts, which it be the HUGE slice of Nutella pie or the Chocolate Cannoli Cake topped off with house made whipped cream. YUM YUM!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Italian restaurant! Super service, great atmosphere and awesome food. Wish we could go here at least 3 nights a week!

Thank rryan313131
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well technically, you can come dine with us 3 nights a week! We would love to have you! Haha I guess every now and then works as well :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice friendly & warm atmosphere. Lunch with family. 1st time. Variety of menu items selected. All very good. Enjoyable visit.

Thank NC-Bojangles
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our time with us. Don't hesitate to join us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bring all our new visitors to Charlotte to dinner at Mama's. It's our go to stop on our way from the airport. No complaints from anyone yet - only compliments. The wait staff is friendly and knowledge. Service is quick and efficient.

Thank Jszz9
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful feedback and five stars! We appreciate you!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Food was excellent - I had Roasted Vegetable wrap and salad. All pastas looked good. Excellent service. Only drawback - went at lunchtime and couldn't get a booth. They said they were all reserved. Sat out in the middle and it was so loud we...More

Thank Catherine T
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Catherine, I'm glad that the food was excellent. Remember, we do take reservations and you can request a booth to ensure that you get one when you come in! Hopefully see you soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking to put together an engagement party on short notice. After researching online and TripAdvisor, we decided upon Mama Ricotta's and we were not disappointed. First, our thanks to Mark Divillis for returning our call, explaining our options and finally offering to make...More

Thank steve y
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Steve! We are ecstatic to hear such great feedback and that you and your party had a phenomenal time with us at Mama Ricotta's. Ben is certainly a hard worker and always makes sure to take care of his guests!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, what would you like to know about this restaurant? Do you make a ricotta pie for Easter? We had it up north and it's delicious.
18 March 2017|
Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Hello! Unfortunately, we do not. We do have an Easter buffet that is always scrumptious though!
Do you provide rooms for a rehearsal dinner?
30 December 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
Do you know how well they accommodate peanut allergies? I have a 9yr old son who is severely allergic and I am trying to expand our dining choices here.
26 September 2016|
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Response from Loyd E | Reviewed this property |
We have had the pleasure of dinning with Mama Ricotta's for several years. I don't think I have ever seen an item that utilizes peanuts however I'm not sure of the oils in use in the kitchen. I can tell you that from a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
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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