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Mama Ricotta's

Mama Ricotta's

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Charlotte
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  • Lauren N.
    "Get the Nutella Pie...OMG it is delish!!"(4 Tips)
    Ryan E.
    "Best lasagna I have had in Charlotte"(5 Tips)
    Nocatcho
    "The grinder is a great lunch and the fresh baked bread is sinful!"(2 Tips)
    Curtis C.
    "The chicken oreganata is the best pizza I have ever tasted!"(9 Tips)
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BruschDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Overall fantastic authentic Italian. Highly recommend the goat & mascarpone cheese appetizer. The angel hair w/ tomato basil + meatballs & fresh mozzarella was phenomenal. The cannolis were just okay.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MittenApril 22, 2016
    The lasagna and garlic cheese bread were Amazing! As was their garlic rounds. But the Nutella pie ... Omg unbelievable !
  • Jacquelyn C.
    Jacquelyn ClaytonNovember 11, 2012
    Knowledgable staff, very attentive! Loved the mushroom ravioli feorentine and their Don David Malbec. Dressing on the mama house salad-so good!! Sort of a hidden gem-vibrant and warm atmosphere!
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JozsaAugust 25, 2012
    Great place! Make sure to sit at the pizza bar, and you'll not only save time (it's first come, first serve seating), but you'll be treated with random pizza samples from the pizza chefs!
  • Randy B.
    Randy BurrisDecember 4, 2016
    Great lunch today! The lasagna was fantastic. Ally was one of the best servers I have had in years. I can't say enough positive things about the overall experience.
  • Suzanne Z.
    Suzanne ZickAugust 24, 2013
    The Shrimp and Crab Risotto is creamy and delicious. My pick when I'm NOT craving a marinara sauced dish.
  • Tom S.
    Tom StrebelJanuary 25, 2015
    Best Italian I have had in Charlotte. Penne a la vodka and risotto cooked Al dente, and the risotto wasn't clumpy.
  • Sara V.
    Sara VargasOctober 24, 2011
    Tiramisu is the best I've had. Chicken Parm was awesome and their house salad dressing is worthy of buying a bottle to take home!
  • John G.
    John GoreApril 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I absolutely love this place . I have been going there for years now .
  • Drew T.
    Drew ThompsonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the new haven style pizza! We'll worth it, plus the other Italian dishes are awesome too!
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte
    Small but imaginative menu of pastas, antipasti and pizza. Fresh mozzarella, breads, sausages and delish sauces. Read more
  • Danny M.
    Danny McCormickJune 2, 2013
    This is without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in Charlotte. No other place even comes close.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MillerFebruary 17, 2015
    One of the best Italian places in Charlotte. They have to go too if you're feeling like staying in.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua Lopez1 week ago
    Everything is delicious but you must either order the short rib or lasagna!
  • Don R.
    Don RowleyDecember 9, 2016
    The pizza is really good and the wait staff and management are friendly and efficient.
  • Danielle V.
    Best Italian Food I've Ever Had in CLT!!! Great Prices Too!!
  • Curtis C.
    Curtis CorrellNovember 2, 2015
    The chicken oreganata is the best pizza I have ever tasted!
  • Danny M.
    Danny McCormickSeptember 17, 2013
    They should just rename this place to heaven. Everything is amazing
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NovakAugust 5
    Excellent penne vodka (get it with chicken).
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BallentineDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The penné chicken with broccoli in lemon sauce is FABU!!!!
  • Tres S.
    Tres ShepherdJune 19, 2011
    Goat cheese app is great, pollo Romano is the best in CLT
  • Nocatcho
    NocatchoJanuary 21, 2011
    The grinder is a great lunch and the fresh baked bread is sinful!
  • Divadelta33
    Divadelta33April 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lasagna and penne chicken broccoli are the bomb.com! Lol
  • April S.
    April SmithJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The goat cheese and marscapone dip is to die for!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MichelleDecember 15, 2011
    Order & share the Mama's Pasta & Penne alla Vodka. The best!
  • Eduardo F.
    Eduardo FerrariMay 5, 2014
    Nutella pie tastes like Peanut Butter pie. Server said: Doesn't Nutella tastes like Peanut Butter?? Seriously.... anyways, the food here is nothing stellar, had better pasta in pizza places.
  • George O.
    George OrrellAugust 24, 2016
    So loud it's difficult to have a decent conversation.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavriaSeptember 10, 2012
    Italian Grinder, placed in top 41 sandwiches in Charlotte
  • CLTdining
    CLTdiningJune 16, 2011
    Great locally owned Italian that's always solid. Get the Nutella Pie for dessert. It's the size of your head!
  • Lauren N.
    Lauren NixNovember 26, 2012
    Get the Nutella Pie...OMG it is delish!!
  • Courtney N.
    Courtney NewmanJune 7, 2011
    Try the cinnamon raisin bread pudding its life changing!!
  • Phoenix J.
    Phoenix JimenezApril 19, 2015
    Go with the Grass Fed Meatballs.
  • Kristi 🎀 H.
    Kristi 🎀 HodgeMarch 14, 2014
    Peanut butter goodness
  • Helen D.
    Helen DavisMay 22, 2011
    The goat cheese appetizer is excellent!!! Read more
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EdgeJanuary 19, 2015
    Best lasagna I have had in Charlotte
  • Ahmed El-Sayed
    Ahmed El-SayedJuly 2, 2011
    Homemade tiramisu is amazing.
  • Wesley S.
    Wesley SmithMay 8, 2013
    Chicken sausage pizza is awesome!
  • Olga S A.
    Olga S AllisonApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try tuna melt sandwich, is too died for!!
  • g c.
    g corrinApril 15, 2010
    Try the calamari and a house pour. They know their wines here.
  • Josh G.
    Josh GroftMay 8, 2010
    Both my wife & I agreed that the Chicken Carciofi is delectable.
  • JoePat R.
    JoePat RoopSeptember 5, 2016
    Grouper was great
  • Jill B.
    Jill BodenheimerMay 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    MacGregor is an awesome server!
  • Wendy G.
    Wendy GroverAugust 16, 2016
    Omg...everything!
  • C R.
    C RoventeNovember 22, 2014
    Great chicken parm.
  • John G.
    John GoreAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ravoli frieontine with chicken !! OMG !!!
  • CoreyTess 🐱🐱 T.
    Good Italian homestyle food.. love the penne ala vodka Read more
  • julie l.
    julie lawrenceMay 17, 2012
    Penned with vodka sauce, yummo!
  • Adam T.
    Adam ThompsonAugust 14, 2010
    Be sure to get the Tuscan salad. It's delicious.
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