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Mama Ricotta's

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601 S Kings Dr, Ste Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
+1 704-343-0148
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to the Farmer's Market on Kings Drive we stopped to have lunch. We started with the WARM GOAT CHEESE & MASCARPONE DIP. Then Jason had the JOE’S FAVORITE Pepperoni and house made pork sausage smothered with mounds of shredded mozzarella pizza. Amy had the PENNE, BROCCOLI & CHICKEN $9.00 Roasted chicken breast, broccoli florets and penne pasta... More 

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Thank ak7rjb
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for stopping in; you certainly made the right choice! We like to buy tomatoes from the Farmer's Market.. support local! Come back and see us soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't find this gem of a restaurant until after living in Charlotte for about 3 years. It's hidden away, but it is amazing! Loved everything that we ate there. The service was wonderful and quick. Each trip, whether we dined in or carried out, was always pleasant.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked to Mama's for lunch from our meeting at the Sheraton. It was a great atmosphere, was full so we ate at the bar. Great meals all around.

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Thank nflperformance
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Glad to hear it! More 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical nice Italian place, similar to Carrabba's but without any chain-restaurant vibe. Service was good; we were part of a large party, and our waitress was prompt and friendly and helpful, refilling our drinks often and getting whatever we needed. Food was excellent, and portion sizes were huge; my husband and I both took half our meals... More 

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Thank Errie1013
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the sweet five star rating! You certainly get your bag for your buck at Mama's! Come back and see us soon! More 

Xenia, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! I'm gluten free and had many options. I had the mozzarella salad and grouper. My husband is NOT GF and enjoyed having a great lasagna and loved their bread!

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Thank Angie R
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

We try to cater as much to our guests needs as possible, and having Gluten Free options is something we are happy to say we can offer! Thanks for the five stars Angie, looking forward to your return in the future. More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner and were greeted by our waiter, Ben. He recommended the appetizer with goat cheese and mascarpone as well as the Penne ala vodka with chicken. We had both and were amazed at how delicious everything was. The appetizer cane with like 8 large slices of toasted bread. Normally that would feed our entire family, but it... More 

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Thank Andmetoo
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for mentioning our server Ben! The Goat Cheese and Mascarpone dip is definitely a great choice. Visit us again soon and try out more menu options! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we have eaten take-out before, this was our first experience dining at Mama Ricotta's. We had excellent service and food. We shared 2 pizza but I am sure there are many other items on the menu i could have easily selected! The pizza's were properly cooked and excellent...no scrimping on toppings.

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Thank Traveler T
Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful five star rating! We are glad you enjoyed our wood-fire oven cooked pizza! Come back and dine with us soon! More 

Wilmington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is what they want us to believe by serving a Tortellini that looks like spaghetti, but calling it Tortellini. Tortellini is not round! Really?! I want to like this restaurant. I have tried to like this restaurant. I just do not understand the top ratings it receives. I went here a couple of years ago. Not good. I decided... More 

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Leslie G, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Hi Beth! We our sorry to hear about your most recent experience with us. We do not have Tortellini on our menu. We do have the Tonarelli Carbonara, which is a pasta that cooks out to be like a fatter spaghetti. Can you please contact me at fsfoodgroup@gmail.com so I can personally discuss your experience with you. Please know that... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My friend from out of town wanted Italian. I had visited Mama Ricotta's before but I could not enjoy it because it was for business so I suggested Mama's. The did not fail in the least bit. He enjoyed the veal marsala. I had the tomato and mozzarella salad. The service was good. The dessert was heavenly. We did not... More 

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1 Thank lavish l
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you and your friend had a great time with us last week. We will pass on your feedback to the staff at here at Mama's. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We met some friends for dinner last night. I will be honest. Mama Ricotta's has been a "go to" for quite a while. The food was fine and the meatballs are to die for. But...the service was just not that good. The server ignored us repeatedly and we had to ask other servers to help us twice. The restaurant was... More 

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Thank weave1111
Stephanie K, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ricotta's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. What you experienced is not our norm. Please accept our apologies for not delivering the best possible food to you and your guest. Would you please contact me at comments@fsfoodgroup.com as I would like to personally discuss your experience? Know that we will use this information to educate our team. Look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?