This place never fails to delight And amaze. Cozy and intimate dining room with open kitchen and some of the best staff in town. Chef Drew creates culinary delights for all the senses. Never a disappointing time to be had here. Try everything because you'll come back and it will change to things even more amazing.
Food is excellent! A bit noisy when there's a lot of people. Of course, we went on a Saturday night and it was packed. Definitely make a reservation. The staff at the front and servers are wonderful.
Zack gives amazing service, knows the menu and can pick plates that you will enjoy. Executive chef Drew does an amazing job on the dishes no matter the season. A MUST EATERY if you are in Charlotte. Many thanks for an amazing evening. Thank you Drew, Zack, and Staff!
Overall, very expensive for what you get and seems like they are trying to project themselves above their pay grade. Theres a little bit of an identity crisis for a pizza/pasta restaurant with a five page wine selection and $30+ entrees. Atmosphere is very nice, restaurant is well configured and the open kitchen is great. We ordered a number of items and got a bottle of wine plus a couple of desserts, coffee, etc. $48 for a $12-15 bottle of Ormanni Chianti was a little ridiculous. Lobster bisque, the dark green color was completely off-putting, flavor was good, except for the potato chips that just seemed odd. Also, be prepared for, literally, zero pieces of lobster. Stuffed squash flowers were amazing, beautiful presentation and well balanced. Octopus, burnt, fishy tasting and totally lost in a bedding of celery, sliced beans, and pork rinds? Mussels, drowned in cream sauce. They also seemed a little over cooked. Decent flavor in the sauce but way too thick. Scallop Spaghetti, pretty much a total disaster. The scallops tasted like they were cooked separately, were rubbery and way over salted. The pasta was in a very thick cream sauce with some bacon? which may have been supposed to be pancetta. Broccolini, amazing except for two of the ~10 stalks that were drowned in salt. It was really confusing. Mushrooms, amazing. Well cooked, delicious. Probably my favorite item of the night and it was a side. Raspberry sorbet, was what you would expect, very tiny portion compared to the other dessert. Zeppolis, fantastic. Perfectly cooked and powdered, classic taste I remember from when I was a kid. They serve you 5-6 huge pieces which looked really funny next to the two golf ball sized scoops of sorbet! Not what I expected from a $200+ dinner at a place with a sign out from that says Pizza, Pasta, Vino and servers in T-Shirts.
Quaint and intimate atmosphere. INCREDIBLE cuisine! Definitely visit Russ @ the bar for a swanky cocktail or sit at the Pizza Bar overlooking the kitchen to get an up-close look at your dinner being prepared. Must Haves: Tartufi Pizza as an app & Zeppolis for dessert!