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Open Kitchen

1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
+1 704-375-7449
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 21 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

Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you love homestyle Italian this is one of the best in Charlotte. Dimly lit atmosphere reminiscent of what you would think an Italian restaurant of the 1950s would look like. The staff is friendly and the food is excellent!

Thank xmasdriver
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, as was the service..while trying to enjoy our meal, some dude started started swearing and arguing loudly at the server..he was banging his beer bottle on the table and yelling THE MF word very loudly. Patrons were kindly asking him to...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had the fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. What I received was a pile of cold dry pasta with a layer of thick "Alfredo" slopped on top and a few shrimp barely sunken into the "sauce," more so sitting on top. After trying to mix it,...More

Thank sotkaz
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is hard to describe. It looks like a pizza joint from the outside in a business/warehouse area of Charlotte. The inside has alot of charm and history on its walls and is very warm.and comfortable, not what we expected from the outside. It...More

Thank 31leo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has a lot of history and you can tell. I want to think that they are going for the classic neighborhood Italian look, but there is a big part of me that thinks they are just tired and in need of some TLC....More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My wife and I drove into Charlotte to try this new restaurant, for us, after hearing other people talk about it, We are glad we did. It was hard to pick something off the menu. The many dishes offered by description made choosing only one...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 7 February 2017

After living in Charlotte for 4 years, we couldn't leave without trying this place, especially since it's not very far from home. We stopped in on our last week when we needed a break from the chaos of moving. I was nervous after reading online...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

and that's what this is. Nothing too fussy or fancy, but hot tasty food and lots of it. The placed is decked out with is memorabilia from all over, especially sports and entertainment bits, there's the usual red-and-white checked decor and the service was fine....More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options at this restaurant
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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