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Aria Tuscan Grille

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Sat, 23/03

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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kale minestrone
market vegetables, gigande beans paesano fett’unta, house made pesto
heirloom tomato caprese
fresh mozzarella, red onion, arugula aged balsamic
calamari fritti
calamari, cauliflower, green onion, herbs lemon aioli
grilled shrimp salad
arugula, endive, radicchio, jicama, fennel radish, fresh orange, cilantro roasted tomato vinaigrette
caramelized gnocchi
prosciutto di parma, pear, gorgonzola truffle oil
seared salmon chopped salad
romaine, cucumbers, red onions, feta, artichokes radishes, celery, tomatoes, heirloom carrots toasted almonds, lemon dill vinaigrette
smoked lemon chicken salad
baby kale, grape tomatoes, olives, feta, toasted almonds heirloom carrots, creamy oregano dressing
aria caesar
fresh kale and romaine hearts, parmigiano crisp parmesan dressing
steamed maine mussels
plum tomato sambuca sauce or white wine, fennel, garlic
arugula walnut salad
gorgonzola, salt roasted beets, fresh pears roasted lemon vinaigrette
fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil
crushed‎ tomatoes, bacon, onion, ricotta
wild mushroom
goat cheese, caramelized onion, arugula, truffle oil
sausage and peppers
fennel sausage, tomato, pepper, onion, mozzarella
bison burger
caramelized mushrooms and onions, frisee sottocenere
roasted caprese
artichokes, oven dried tomatoes, fresh basil mozzarella, arugula, balsamic drizzle
grilled chicken blt
apple smoked bacon, pimento cheese bibb lettuce, market tomatoes
joe’s salmon burger
avocado, tomato, sprouts, jalapeno bacon pickled radish, dill aioli…and yes, it’s that joe
lamb burger
cucumber yogurt, honey goat farms goat cheese za’atar aioli
orecchiette with sausage
toasted garlic, broccoli rabe, chiles
pan seared n.c. trout
market squash, beets, french green beans whipped potatoes, hazelnut brown butter
caramelized gnocchi
veal and tomato ragu, rapini, garlic crema drizzle
eggplant parmigiana
vine ripe tomato marinara, calabrian chiles olives, basil, fontina, parmigiano
crispy baked chicken parmigiana
fresh mozzarella, marinara, mascarpone polenta
fettuccine carbonara
pancetta, parmigiano, cracked pepper
herb goat cheese ravioli
english‎ pea ragu
spaghetti and meatballs
mimo’s meatballs, red sauce, parmigiano
grilled citrus nantucket scallops
panzanella salad of fresh asparagus, tomato radish, sottocenere, ciabatta bread roasted lemon vinaigrette
penne a la vodka
tomato cream sauce, ricotta
aria tiramisu
espresso, lady fingers, mascarpone crema
mascarpone cheesecake
sundried cherries, almond brittle
chocolate hazelnut cake
raspberries, white chocolate crema
panna cotta
strawberry‎ rhubarb jam, pistachios
a selection of gelato and sorbetto
served with biscotti
caffe corretto
shot of espresso “corrected” with a shot of grappa
scoop of gelato topped with a shot of espresso
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent eggplant parmesan. Great wine list. Ambiance is a bit dated. And, the guitarist that was entertaining that night was playing awful music. Very sad songs. Upbeat Italian music would be so much better! Or some classic jazz.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jujubean4
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had pretty good dinner at this restaurant during ACC tournament week. It was packed and everyone wanted to get out almost the same time. So consider that circumstance, all servers worked very hard but service was bit slow. However, food was very well prepared,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hanaSC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were eight of us who ate there a couple of in February before watching Miss Saigon. We were seated at the chef’s table because they had no other tables left. It was a very bad experience. They gave us glass tumblers to drink our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hanjes2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively easy walk from the downtown theaters, Aria offers real Italian food in a nice setting with a professional staff. Out meals were plentiful and thus easy to split. Maybe a little pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FredS2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often enjoy bar bites here! Can't beat the flavors and certainly can't beat the prices of the bar bites. We went last night for dinner with my family. I tasted all the entrees which were great! The housemade papardelle with venison bolognese was delicious...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Elysemm
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The meal itself was very good. The lining was very dim but I have found this to be pretty consistent among higher in restaurants for the dinner hour. All in all I did enjoy the food. Also had really great service. It is what one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Antoine C
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This restaurant is easy to find and wonderfully decorated. Delicious meal, great waiter and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DJW670
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Really enjoyed our meal. At first thought we needed to order all the courses but no problem, just order what you are hungry for. Servings are very generous; had to bring some home. Our waiter, Lucky was a joy, entertaining and attentive. We will be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 1 February 2019

This unpretentious Italian serves food Italians would recognise, with daily specials, generous portions and lots of flavour. Also does a mean Ngroni!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Leytonite
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Queens Feast allows diners to try new Charlotte restaurants with a 3 course fixed price meal. VERY reasonably priced at $30 (plus tax and tip) a lovely dining experience can be had. Our first visit to Aria Tuscan Grille - was amazing. First courses were:...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Robert T
8 July 2017|
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Response from Christopher P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry seen this late Robert I do believe so.
13 June 2017|
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Response from jim b | Reviewed this property |
I believe the answer is yes. I was there on a weekday night as part of a large group. Sometimes, being part of a large group gives you a different experience (it cuts both ways). Go and enjoy yourself.
16 January 2016|
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Response from ThomasRector | Reviewed this property |
Regardless of whether they have a kids menu or not, I would not let that deter you from visiting Aria. It is tremendous and Im sure the kitchen would accommodate you! Or simply call them to enquire. Enjoy!
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