About Aria Tuscan Grill

100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Bringing the best ot Italy to Charlotte, Aria Tuscan Grill is Charlotte's urban neighborhood restaurant and lounge located in the heart of center city. Serving mouthwatering old word comfort food in a modern Italian setting, Aria brings the flavors & colors of Tuscany to Charlotte.
Featuring a kitchen with a view, a striking wine wall that highlights a wide array of predominantly focused Italian wines, house made Limoncello, live music every weekend, a late night "Bar Bites" menu, Charlotte's only Chef's Table, a street level view of Uptown Charlotte to take in the city as you dine, and a location that is front and center to all of Charlotte's main attractions.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
College and Trade Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 376-8880

Website:
http://www.ariacharlotte.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday & Saturday from 7:30-10:30pm

Catering:
As a full sevice caterer, Aria's event planning professionals will work with you on every detail of your special event, tailoring it to your taste and budget. Please allow us to discuss your upcoming event with you. Simply contact us at 704.331.0078, or email Jenny Ross, jenny@sonomarestaurants.net. We would love to have you join us for a consultation and a taste of Aria.

Parking Details:
Aria offers complimentary valet parking, located on College Street between Trade and Fifth Streets, beginning at 6pm. We also validate for the Bank of America Corporate parking deck. It may be entered from Fifth, College & Trade Streets.

Executive Chef:
Chris Bateman

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Aria and Founders Hall offer a unique setting for weddings. bridal showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners, fund-raisers, corporate dinners & special events. Simply choose your date, and we'll help do the rest!
Special Event Sales 704.331.0078, or email Jenny Ross, jenny@sonomarestaurants.net

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience5
service5

Food is always great, the chefs table is ...

vip
Dined 4 days ago

Food is always great, the chefs table is a fun experience!

food4
ambience4
service4

We met my nephew and his GF here for dri ...

vip
Dined 7 days ago

We met my nephew and his GF here for drinks and dinner. Great menu. Interesting wine list. Perfect location in DT Charlotte. We had a delicious meal. I had trout, which was delicious. Others had pasta and beef dishes. Ambience is good. Looked like a fun bar scene with happy hour specials.

food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Really good but not as good as prior visits

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

Special occasion birthday dinner and at least 5-6th visits before this time. Service from this specific waiter was haphazard throughout the meal. Food was good for the most part but the favorite Osso Buco (veal only please) was not on the menu and tried the veal loin special instead - but just ok. Wine and second drinks finally came when almost done with meal.

food5
ambience5
service5

First time dining here, everything was a ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

First time dining here, everything was amazing from the food, ambiance, waitress and the live musical performance! Will definitely visit again soon!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Thank you for a wonderful evening with my family!

Dined on April 22, 2016

The welcome arrival from the staff that provided top service and excellent food in time for us to get to our theater evening of entertainment made for a special night!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service1
value3

We have eaten at Aria before shows in th ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

We have eaten at Aria before shows in the past. Food is always excellent but our service was nonexistent on Thursday. We did not see our server much through the course of our meal. He seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables he had. Even though our reservations were for 5:45pm when the Restaraunt was not busy it picked up quickly. We cut it short getting our check then paying to make the 7:30 pm show at Belk Theater. We were not the only ones impacted by our waiter and trying to get to the show. If we choose to try Aria again as season ticket holders I hope the service is greatly improved.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Aria is a favorite!

Dined on April 20, 2016

Wow! What a great find! Varied menu, huge selection of wine, comfortable seating, wonderful ambiance, friendly and accommodating staff. The food is superb, service excellent, desserts to die for- one of Charlotte's best kept secrets. Special date, romantic night, family get together, rehearsal dinner, reception, business lunch or dinner- I don't think there's an occasion Aria is not well suited to handle. Outstanding overall experience!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Overall great night!

Dined on April 20, 2016

One of the friendliest and helpful front door staffs around town! Service and food spectacular! We will defiantly be back.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Off night for typically reliable Aria

Dined on April 20, 2016

On a busy theater night, the valet was absent, the inventory of salmon was low and the wait staff were off their game. This location is great for pre-theater meal but because of tonight's experience, I will be across the street at the completion next time.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

We went before the theater

Dined on April 19, 2016

It was great. My friend & I went before the theater. we were finished in plenty of time to get to the show. Waitress was great. Food was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Oil, Bread, and Beans

Dined on April 19, 2016

I always enjoy my lunch/dinner when I go to Aria. They fixed the food just they way I want it, I appreciate our waitress making sure we had everything we needed. It is always good to have the warm and fresh bread as a light appetizer then on to the good stuff!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Aria 4/16/16

Dined on April 16, 2016

Got to Aria and were told to wait 15 minutes for our 7:00 reservation (it was about 7:05). 40 minutes later we were seated. The dinner was very good and had good service. I thought it was a very reasonable and was very tasty. Overall a good experience except for the long wait even with reservations. Would recommend to a friend or family.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service2

Host lost our reservation after checkin ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

Host lost our reservation after checkin then sat two parties ahead of us. For a Thursday night it was a discombobulated mess. The pan seared scallops (you get 3 for $25) were over cooked and unseasoned. The trout was over cooked and over seasoned served on a stew slop of white beans. Diet Coke was served in the bottle. Worst meal ever over $75. Will not return.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food, great staff

Dined on April 14, 2016

Aria Ceasar salad was excellent. Great wine list of all prices. Chicken Parmesan serving was enough for two with delicious pasta. Lasagna was delicious. No room for dessert, but had a great dessert selection.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Pre concert dinner

Dined on April 14, 2016

Dined before concert at Time Warner Arena. Short delay getting seated as "everyone was running behind", we thought nothing of it. Surprisingly, host sat us at the Chef's table in the kitchen (we had not requested) which was an incredibly nice gesture. We enjoyed watching all the hard work going on in the kitchen. Food was served hot and in timely fashion. I had the caprese salad, specialty pizza, and scallops. Salad was delicious, pizza was fantastic. Scallops were cooked perfectly, but dish was not terribly exciting otherwise. My wife ordered the Halibut (also cooked perfectly), but was a bit on the salty side. Service once we were seated was solid. They made sure we were done with our dinner in time to get to concert. Much appreciated. Will return without a doubt

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love ARIA!

vip
Dined on April 13, 2016

I have been dining at ARIA for over 10 years now. I absolutely love the variety of dishes, drinks and the great service and location. I always bring friends visiting Charlotte to ARIA and they always enjoy it and want to come back as well.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Disappointed but will return

Dined on April 6, 2016

I am a big fan of Aria's. The food is usually very good. This visit I tried the Salmon panzella salad. Bad choice. Tiny portion that was mainly red onions with small piece of salmon. Not a typical lunch salad. Glad there was bread to eat.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very nice, and food was fabulous. Kater ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Very nice, and food was fabulous. Katerina was super!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Yearly visit

Dined on April 1, 2016

We visit Charlotte yearly and always make a reservation at Aria.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service2
value4

Friday night dinner

Dined on April 1, 2016

Food was very good but service was poor. Entrees arrived mid-salad and were taken away - pasta had a finish on it when it was returned. Waiter was inattentive and forgetful. Drinks finally arrived after appetizers were finished.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Another memorable evening

Dined on April 1, 2016

From the calamari appetizer to our main course... everything was scrumptious !

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

We went for a quick dinner before a Horn ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

We went for a quick dinner before a Hornets game - we took advantage of the Bar Bites menu and it was great. Food was delicious and all plates were $5. We had gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce, sliders that were actually medium rare as asked (most sliders are overcooked and dry) and the calamari which was also cooked perfectly and had a nice slightly spicy tomato and roasted red pepper dipping sauce. The bartendress helped me pick a nice white wine by the glass. Everything was served amazingly fast. We will definitely be back to Aria!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Perfect Date Night!

Dined on March 26, 2016

Aria was a great find after a long and stressful week. The wait staff was attentive but took great care not to rush us. The server was knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the menu. The low lights and soft, live music created the perfect set ting for a romantic night on the town. We will definitely return for an encore.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Late Night Dinner with Family

Dined on March 26, 2016

I had a very late dinner here with my family whose flight arrived at 9:30pm. We were a party of 8 at that hour and it didn't seem to matter to the staff! Even though we ordered after 10pm, the food was hot and delicious and our waiter was awesome!

Tags: good for groups, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Our party of five visited Charlotte for ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Our party of five visited Charlotte for the night and chose Aria because it was close to our hotel. Everything was amazing and we could not stop raving about the food and cool atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!

food5
ambience4
service5

The food we ate was outstanding. I order ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

The food we ate was outstanding. I ordered the Pappardelle which had duck confit and pickled mushrooms and it was outstanding. My friends loved their dishes also. The service was excellent.

food4
ambience5
service5

Ambiance was unique, I sat on a couch wh ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Ambiance was unique, I sat on a couch when I went and food was pretty good.

food3
ambience2
service2
value3

Disappointed

Dined on March 18, 2016

I have eaten at Aria many times, and this time it was disappointing. The food was good, but not spectacular, as it often is. We were seated upstairs, and the service was, at best, mixed. And it was noisy.

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3

We have always enjoyed dining at Aria. ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

We have always enjoyed dining at Aria. We ordered Grouper and Short Ribs. Our recommendation is to alert your waiter if you prefer limiting your salt.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoyable Experience

vip
Dined on March 15, 2016

My husband, son and I dined here during the week and it was awesome all the way around. One in our party was a little late arriving and that did not deter us from being seated. Our waiter was outstanding and did not rush us at all. We were just relaxing and enjoying our cocktails before ordering our dinners. Our meals we ordered were delicious!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable with the menu selections as well as with the wine choices. It is definitely a place that we will return to.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

Excellent food but one issue...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Got served wine in a low ball glass. When asked about wine glasses, server told us that is the new thing for them and that it was done to help prevent breakage of stem glasses. To our right, a couple had a bottle of wine and two great looking stem glasses - I am not making this up. We said nothing and just looked at each other in disbelief. Other than that, most of the rest of the service was good. He was prompt and kept up with the table. Food was fantastic.

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

the appetizers were fantastic!

Dined on March 12, 2016

We were 4 at dinner. we all got appetizers and I got an appetizer of a very delicate ravioli with a sliver of scallop inside as my main course. It was amazing!! So delicate, perfect blending of flavors. every one enjoyed their dinner too.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service2
value3

After-theater stop

Dined on March 6, 2016

An unexpected emergency arose so we were only able to stay long enough for appetizers and cocktails instead of dinner. Granted, it was a busy Saturday night at the restaurant but good service is still expected and generally it's very good at Aria. In this particular instance our group found the server to be aloof, unfriendly, and visibly not pleased in accommodating our need to leave earlier than anticipated. If it weren't for my assurance that this was not typical of Aria servers, I doubt that any of them would give it a second chance.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4

Portions were small compared to the pric ...

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

Portions were small compared to the prices !

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great as usual

Dined on March 3, 2016

We dined here before going to the theatre. My husband had one of their fish entrees and had them switch the sides that came with it. Said it was excellent. I had eggplant, Brussels sprouts and arugula salad, all of which were great. The service was excellent and our waiter had us out the door in plenty of time for our show. The only downside was the noise level. It became very crowded and naturally, the conversations around you became noticable, but that's all part of it being a fun vibrant place to go.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Good pre-theatre spot

Dined on March 3, 2016

We went for a pre-theatre dinner. Had a 5:15 reservation and were late, but Aria held our table. We had a lovely meal. Food was good, service was good. Had calamari appetizer (portion could have been bigger - we ended up ordering 2). Lemon drop fizz hit the spot. Daughter asked for an item off menu, which wasn't an issue and much appreciated. She loved it. I had risotto with short rib, very good. Waiter was pleasant but seemed flustered that a big group was seated in his section. Subsequently, he tended to them more than our table of 2. Thankfully, this was after our entrees were served. Had to flag him down to order dessert and ask for the bill. We ordered a cookie with gelato. Baked to order in cast iron skillet. Cookie was overdone, but the gelato was delicious and made up for it. Overall, a good meal. Close to theatre and finished by 7, just in time to make the show!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Great evening. Overall wonderful experi ...

Dined on March 3, 2016

Great evening. Overall wonderful experience. Food and wine was fabulous.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food, excellent server

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

Aria is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the servers, the bartenders but this time, I had an exceptional server. The receipt said "wolf" so I hope it is the girl who helped us. We were running late for the show we were seeing at Blumenthal. She made sure to take our order quick, and got our three course meal out in no time. She handled herself perfectly, not seeming rushed or anything! This is the top level service I appreciate when going to nice restaurants. Thanks Wolf!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience2
service5
value4

great food, very loud

Dined on March 1, 2016

We went to Aria prior to a show at the Booth Theater with 5 friends. We all enjoyed our meals, the service was great and the location to the theater was perfect. Our only complaint was the it was very loud in the restaurant. We had a very difficult time having a conversation with each other., plus the tables seemed so close to each other.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Tapas (by our own design)

Dined on February 28, 2016

We opted for appetizers and dessert, rather than entrees. Got the caramelized gnocchi, green eggs and ham flatbread, eggplant parmesan and bruschetta sampler. Wife cannot have mushrooms, and several of these included truffle oil, but server was great and arranged for a side of truffle oil that would allow me to use it where desired but without forcing my wife to do so (as it is easy to pick out actual mushrooms, but impossible to eat around drizzled oil). Food was great, and I would go back again without hesitation.

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