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Open Kitchen

1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
+1 704-375-7449
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“greek salad” (10 reviews)
“italian sub” (2 reviews)
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1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
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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 19 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

When only Italian will satisfy me there is only one place to go. I have gone there forever and will always find great dishes. Servings are so large I get to enjoy leftovers nest day

Thank 15caryk
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Finally got a chance to try this Charlotte landmark and we're not disappointed. Eclectic decor, including red & white checkered tablecloths, was inviting. Host was very friendly and waiter appeared quickly - and he didn't seem the least bit annoyed when we showed him the...More

Thank juliemN4353UB
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Love the Open Kitchen. Good Italian, good prices, good portions, family owned and a Charlotte favorite.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This Italian restaurant reminded me of the restaurants I grew up with on The Hill in St. Louis, red checkered table cloths and cute décor. I had the crabmeat parmigiana. It was fabulous. The service was great. There were six of us there and everyone...More

Thank Mary Scott K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Today my family of four visited the Open Kitchen, a Charlotte landmark, for lunch. Prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Open Kitchen has beeb around for over 60 years. Family owned and operated, the menu features a wide variety of Italian and Greek dishes. Abundant servings, great service. Funky Eclectic decor and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed!

Thank johnbD6513CX
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank RevSanWill
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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,...More

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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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