Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

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August 8, 2022
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Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Charlotte, according to Tripadvisor

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty eating experience renowned for its ability to bring people together.

With more than 90,000 establishments offering Italian-style dishes here in America, there are endless options to consider when craving the flavorful, savory tastes of “The Boot.” Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Italian restaurants in Charlotte on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Click through these slides to see if your favorite trattoria made the list.

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#30. North Italia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1414 S Tryon St Ste 140, Charlotte, NC 28203-5177
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#29. Giacomo's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10230 Berkeley place drive 160, Charlotte, NC 28262
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#28. Portofino

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5126 Park Rd Ste 1C, Charlotte, NC 28209-3747
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#27. The Rusty Onion

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6654 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-3900
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#26. Open Kitchen

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208-5216
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#25. Luisa's Brick Oven

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1730 Abbey Pl, Charlotte, NC 28209-3722
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#24. Hawthorne's NY Pizza & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1701 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204-2545
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#23. Fiamma Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2418 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203-5927
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#22. True Crafted Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7828 Rea Rd Ste F, Charlotte, NC 28277-6550
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#21. Via Roma

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 7416 Waverly Walk Ave Suite H-2, Charlotte, NC 28277-8036
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#20. Inizio Pizza Napoletana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10620 Providence Rd Same complex as Harris Teeter, Charlotte, NC 28277-0233
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#19. Riccio's Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9213 Baybrook Ln, Charlotte, NC 28277-3576
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#18. Angeline's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1912
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#17. Fuel Pizza Cafe

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (232 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 500 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1872
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#16. Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1427 E 10th St, Charlotte, NC 28204-2052
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#15. Dolce Ristorante

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (153 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1710 Kenilworth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-5256
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#14. Vivace Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (206 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1100 Metropolitan Ave Building E, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204-3351
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#13. Aqua E Vino

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4219 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-4085
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#12. Portofino's Italian Restaurant Ayrsley

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
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#11. Stagioni

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 715 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207-2371
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#10. Pizzeria Omaggio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1055 Metropolitan Ave Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28204-3402
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#9. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1801 Scott Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203-6065
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#8. Toscana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6401 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211-3800
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#7. Oggi Ristorante Italiano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (228 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 16646 Hawfield Way Dr Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28277-6128
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#6. Portofino's Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (231 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3124 Eastway Dr Ste 510, Charlotte, NC 28205-5687
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#5. Maggiano's Little Italy

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (650 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-3531
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#4. Aria Tuscan Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (452 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-4000
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#3. Mama Ricotta's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (704 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 S Kings Dr Aa, Charlotte, NC 28204-2932
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#2. Luce Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (299 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
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#1. The Fig Tree Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (773 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, French
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204-2411
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