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Mama Ricotta's
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Kings Pointe Shopping Center 601 S Kings Dr Charlotte, NC 28204
601 South Kings DriveUSNorth CarolinaCharlotte28204
$$Italian Restaurant, Family Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Mama Ricotta’s serves traditional, authentic Italian dishes in an inviting setting where everyone feels welcome.
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Traditional Italian cooking & New Haven-style pizza in a warm, roomy setting with a covered patio.- Google
"Great food, great staff, good wine selection."
"I love this Italian restaurant."
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Lisa Watts
a month ago
Great experience. A lovely restaurant full of character and presence. Very competent, gracious servers and pleasantly accommodating staff. Menu was tops and our choices were perfect for the moment. Delivery and presentation was a small in-balance of light and heavy, respectively. The food was over the top. The savour of our meal was impeccable.
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Laura Tieber
2 months ago
Great food! However, I went with a friend for her birthday last Thursday and told the waitress it was our first time coming and we came because it was Sue's birthday. She brought a birthday cannoli dessert and said happy birthday. I paid the bill not examining it too closely because I didn't want my friend to think I was worried about the cost of her meal and wine. I got home. The waitress charged us for the birthday dessert, which we thought was just a nice gesture on the restaurant parts. And wine was 8 dollars per glass of pinot.
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Eduardo Ferrari
a year ago
We came here to celebrate my college graduation. I looked at TripAdvisor for a Italian restaurant good for kids and for special celebrations. That lead me to Mama's. However..... obviously people reviewing here and giving 5 stars don't know about Italian culinary. The restaurant menu includes a briefing about the owner's family and history. They can indeed be Italians but they have managed to create a menu based upon what us Americans think about Italian food (pasta sauces and breads with loads of garlic on it and lasagna with ricotta cheese on it). Just take as an example Olive Garden.... and I am not comparing Mama's to Olive Garden as the food here is much better, but in terms of laying down the american vision and taste for Italian food. If there is an authentic Italian restaurant in Charlotte that is the Luce Ristorante in Uptown and also Dolce Ristorante. This restaurant has a decent quality of food, the service is great, but quite honestly, I have tasted better pasta than this one at Hawthorne Pizza Bar in Huntersville. The Nutella pie that everyone claims to be "delicious" does not taste like Nutella at all. It tastes like Peanut Butter cheese cake. I even asked the server if she had made a mistake and brought the wrong dessert and she said that it was the correct one. We then said: It tastes like Peanut Butter and she replied: Really? But doesn't Nutella tastes like Peanut Butter to you??? That response made me think that clearly that the restaurant may not even know what they are cooking.
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Ryan Edge
a month ago
The lasagna is food coma inspiring.
Gail Robison
in the last week
On June 23rd we ordered take out from Mama Ricotta's. My linguini with clams was close to inedible! The clams were very large, and had the texture of rubber. Very disappointing! We would have brought it back to the restaurant, but timing didn't permit that option.
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rosa diaz
a month ago
great food, great staff, good wine selection
Mathew Pellegrino
a year ago
This place used to be my favorite spot for 3 years until last night. I took my mom out for her birthday and we left disappointed. We both have ordered the same 2 meals every time we come, shrimp picatta and braised short ribs in red wine sauce. First thing I noticed was the short ribs were no longer on the menu, no big deal went to my next favorite dish, the shrimp picatta. When the dish arrived I immediatly noticed something was off, the color (used to be dark red, this was pinkish), the texture (used to be corse now smooth) of the dish looked different and the serving size (could never finish and would take half home). On top of that there were no roasted red peppers and the "crispy" pancetta used to be thinly sliced crispy pieces mixed in the polenta, the pancetta was chopped and just thrown on top. Then there were capers which I never recalled before and made the dish extremely salty. We complained and the manager came over, we told her we get the same dish over and over again and this time it was completely different. She apologized and was very polite but explained they rehired a previous chef and was not aware of the dish being any different since she is still new at her job. I don't know why this chef would completely change the perfected dish. I don't know what else this chef has changed but according to the atmosphere, people clearly notice a difference. I've never seen the place so empty
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Mathew, Thank you for visiting Mama Ricotta's. I am sorry to hear that your most recent visit did not meet your expectations. If you can spare a moment, I would like to personally discuss your experience. You can email me at
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Kristin Giordano
a year ago
My husband just called for reservations and whoever answered the phone was so rude. She actually hung up on my husband in mid sentence after telling him they did not have anything until 8:30. We have been wanting to try it out, but not anymore. This is not how a customer should be treated. We now have reservations at Luciano's as they were so accommodating, and we actually have a reservation in 30 minutes. I will NEVER try Mama Ricottas after that experience.


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