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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (53 reviews)
“pollo” (18 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Mama Ricotta's
1. A Charlotte Staple
"Get the Penne ala Vodka with chicken!"
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2. Authentic
"Delicious, fresh Italian food done right!"
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3. Ambiance
"Totally enjoyable dining experience."
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Reviewed yesterday

I had never been to Mama Ricotta's before but we had reviewed trip advisor for good italian food and this place was immediately recommended. Our server Brie "like the cheese" was hysterical and had my friends and I in tears before salads. She was very...More

Thank robscott2050
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a fantastic place - excellent service and delicious food. I had the lasagna, which was one of the best I ever had. My wife had a veal dish which she said was perfect. The portions were so large that dessert for us was...More

1  Thank erich545
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place. First time coming and David took great care of us. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

Thank Gage T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mr. Murphy (Ben) was amazing with the kids and so attentive, you would have thought we were his only table! The food was amazing as well! He talked us into the chocolate cake. It was delicious, but the 5 of us couldn’t finish it! We...More

Thank Liz0549
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I eat at Mama's at least once a week and have since we moved to Charlotte 4 years ago. This visit our waitress was Alexa who did a great job. It's hard for me to recommend just one dish since I like...More

Thank mjsmith3
Reviewed 2 days ago

We heard that Mama Ricotta's is the best Italian in NC so we had to try it. We live over an hour away but it's worth the drive. The smell when you walk in is amazing. The food is wonderful, and Amber is a fantastic...More

Thank KSL92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ben our server was fantastic! His recommendation of wine was a perfect pairing with our entrees. The food is always perfect! The birthday girl was pleasantly pleased.

1  Thank Denise A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our server was Ben he was great very professional and timely. My first visit to the restaurant and I will come back.

1  Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mama Ricotta’s has the best traditional Italian food in the Charlotte area, and the service is fantastic too! I’ve been coming here for years, and never leave unhappy. I’m pleased each time I dine at Mama Ricotta’s, and always walk out stuffed and satisfied! Order...More

1  Thank Megan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time to Mama Ricotta's and we immediately enjoyed the atmosphere. Greeted at the door with smiles, while still being very busy at 8 PM on a Tuesday night. Our waiter David was very friendly and even offered a suggestion for my...More

1  Thank Jeff P
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Questions & Answers
17 March 2017|
Response from Leslie G | Property representative |
Hello! Unfortunately, we do not. We do have an Easter buffet that is always scrumptious though!
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
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
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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