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Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante - South Park
Ranked #1,034 of 2,730 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: USD 16 - USD 29
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lloyd Church Road
Transit: Bus stops in front of our shopping center. 20 Inbound 5:22am 5:52am 29 Outbound 6:32am 7:17am RideTransit.org
Description: This classic Italian Restaurant, in Charlotte, NC, proudly serves the finest authentic Tuscan cuisine. Amazing selection of wines. Locations in Southpark and Ballantyne.
Reviewed 30 June 2011

I think the prices are reasonable, and the chef is always willing to customize orders. The cheese place is a great accompaniment to the wine.

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Thank leslie585
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Oh, Arooji’s. It is painful to describe you, because your food is good, but not great, especially for the price point. It would be so much more fun to write a review singing your praises, but that would not be accurate or authentic.

Décor at Arooji’s is very SouthPark, in that someone’s interior decorator who hasn’t worked much because of the economy got all over the top with the Moor inspired faux paint effects. The overall look ends up being more Disney than true Mediterranean, and the SouthPark location lacks the hominess of the eponymous Ballantyne spot.

Menu stand outs include the Caprese Salad, and the honey drizzled on the cheese plate is a nice touch. The Grilled Veal Chop was good, but for the $25 price tag, it wasn’t stellar, but the asparagus that acoompanied it was.

Service is also good, and the wait staff is not utilizing the positions as a stop gap until the bank ends the hiring freeze. These guys are career servers, and they know their trade. Italian pronunciation is flawless, if a tiny bit pretentious.

Dining al fresco on the patio at Arooji’s is nice, but the flies were bothersome. Obviously, it is difficult to manage flies in an outdoor dining area, but it tainted the memory of the evening. Fine dining should not include fly swatting.

Considering the price points, the food and service at Arooji’s is just average. There are so many other family owned fine dining options in Charlotte that have just as good of food and service for less money, it is difficult to place Arooji’s on the tops list.

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Thank tpoakes
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

What a nice find. My girlfriend and I discovered this place on Resaturant.com. The atmosphere is surprisingly beautiful for a restaurant located in a strip mall. My girlfriend ordered the Chicken Piccata and I had the special which was Chilean Sea Bass. The food was fabulous. It was the finest prepared sea bass I've ever had. The Chicken Piccata was beautifully prepared and extremely tender. If ever in the Charlotte, NC are again, we will definetly eat here again. I had a glass of house chardonnay and my girlfriend had a pinot grigio. They were nothing spectactular but very good.

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