This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Charlotte. We were really struck by the decor. The ambience was semi-casual and comfortable, and the food was top notch. We received garlic knots complimentary, which were delicious. Then the three of us shared the arugula spinach salad and the Brussels sprouts appetizer, both good-sized for sharing and also wonderful. The salad was what you would expect, but the best version of what you expect, while the sprouts had little pieces of lemon in them that were unexpected but, again, great. For entrees we had the pork chop, the amatriciana, and the bolognese. All were good and generously portioned, but I did not find any of them to be truly special or outstanding. Lastly, we ordered the tiramisu, the cheesecake, and the strawberry bomba. The tiramisu came in a small parfait almost like a trifle; was good. The strawberry bomba more unique and also quite good, but the cheesecake was amazing. All in all, friendly and quick service, good portions/value, beautiful interior, and good to excellent food. We'll come back repeatedly, I'm sure.
Service was excellent. Food quality was excellent. Some portions were generous some were Very sparse for the price. Cocktails were very stiff Very good value for the price. Will definitely go back but will be more conscious about what we order in the future.
It has been a while since we have gone out to eat, so for us it was a real treat. The ambiance of this restaurant is amazing from the time you walk in. We had the Antipasto Board for an Appetizer and it looked more like a meal. It was delicious.! Next, we decided on the Fish Special, "Halibut in Marinara Sauce". Highly recommended! And yes, we had dessert, my favorite , "Cheesecake". Everyone was super nice . "We will be back".!!
I had an impromptu Thursday night wine and dinner here at the bar and it was INCREDIBLE! The service was amazing and the wine and food was delicious. The owner, Ken, was super knowledgeable and gave great suggestions on what to pick. A great new Italian spot for a fun girls night or a romantic date night. Highly recommend!
The environment here is absolutely fantastic. Probably one of the best looking restaurants in the charlotte area. Dim light but not dark next to bright whites and a glowing decor. My wife and I absolutely loved it. The service left some to be desired. The hostess let us know that pizza bar and bar seats are first come first served but didnt check for us if there were pizza bar seats. We may not have gotten seated unless a woman (likely the owner) hadnt seated us. Food service was courteous but very slow. Our waitress was in the weeds the whole visit. The Pizzas were delicious; very well made, hot, with a flavorful crust. Theres not anything but good things to say about the pizza. All in all, Im sure at some point the novelty will die down and service will improve. Its hard to justify coming here for pizza when Inizio can get you there without sit down service and Stagioni is up the road with PHENOMENAL pizza for just $2-3 more. Lots of Italian competition in the Charlotte area.