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The 8 Best Italian Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Charlotte. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Charlotte. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Charlotte!

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Osteria LuCa

Italian, $$, Freedom ParkItalian, $$Charlotte, Freedom Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    12 must-try Italian restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Pizzeria Omaggio

Pizza, $$, Downtown CharlottePizza, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    23 best pizza spots in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2021
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019

North Italia- Charlotte

Italian, $$, Downtown CharlotteItalian, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Indaco Charlotte

Italian, $$, DilworthItalian, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    12 must-try Italian restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2020
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Pizza, $$, BelmontPizza, $$Charlotte, Belmont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    23 best pizza spots in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2021
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019

OGGI Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$, Ballantyne WestItalian, $$Charlotte, Ballantyne West
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2020

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2021

    Charlotte Magazine, 2020

Zinicola

Italian, $$, Ballantyne WestItalian, $$Charlotte, Ballantyne West
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse

Pizza, $$, CharlottePizza, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5501 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 145 lists and articles from Charlotte Magazine and Axios Charlotte and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2021, Charlotte Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020 and Axios Charlotte - The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Charlotte are Pizzeria Omaggio, Capishe Real Italian Kitchen, and Inizio Pizza Napoletana.

Pizzeria Omaggio, The Fig Tree Restaurant, and Capishe Real Italian Kitchen are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Charlotte.

There are 86 Italian restaurants in Charlotte.

Pizzeria Omaggio, The Fig Tree Restaurant, and AQUA e VINO are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Charlotte.

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe, OGGI Ristorante Italiano, and The Pizza Peel are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Charlotte.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take tagliatelle pasta to the next level

    When having tagliatelle pasta, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • 26,883 pounds of circular pizza

    On December 8, 1990, South Africa’s Italian fans celebrated a new world record by the circular pizza, weighing 26,883 pounds.

  • The United States's National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day

    If you’re in The United States, be ready for November 12. It’s National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day!

  • Wallet breaking lasagna

    The most expensive lasagna costs a whopping$100! Would you be willing to pay$100 for a fancy Diamond and Gold lasagna?

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Charlotte. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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