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The 7 Best Pasta Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

Pining for penne piled with ragu or smothered in arrabbiata sauce? These are our top Charlotte picks for great pasta. We scoured top blogs and publications and incorporated millions of reviews to find the best pasta for this list. So break out the parmesan and head to these Charlotte eateries for luscious lasagnas and perfect puttanesca.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

Pizzeria Omaggio

Pizza, $$, Downtown CharlottePizza, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte: 2020

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019

Little Mama's

Italian, FoxcroftItalianCharlotte, Foxcroft
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    12 must-try Italian restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

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
  • 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

Via Roma

Italian, CharlotteItalianCharlotte
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Pasta craving shouldn't be a full-time 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. We cross-referenced with top lists, like 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 now. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten restaurants offer the best Pasta in Charlotte.

Most common questions

Good Food on Montford, Pizzeria Omaggio, and The Fig Tree Restaurant are the highest-rated pasta spots that are good for groups in Charlotte.

What Goes Round, TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck, and My Sausage Buddy are the highest-rated food trucks that serve pasta in Charlotte.

Good Food on Montford, Fin & Fino, and Pizzeria Omaggio are the highest-rated late-night spots for pasta in Charlotte.

Good Food on Montford, Pizzeria Omaggio, and The Fig Tree Restaurant are the highest-rated pasta spots for take-out in Charlotte.

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

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Take mac and cheese to the next level

    Experts often pair mac and cheese with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Strongbow and macaroni,cheese and leeks


    A macaroni,cheese and leeks can be tricky to find a cider pairing for. We would suggest trying Strongbow. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its dry.

Fun facts about Pasta

  • National Mac & Cheese Day in The United States

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate July, July to celebrating National Mac & Cheese Day.

  • A hefty price-tag

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

  • A big appetite

    Some prefer to savor the moment when they eat, and others prefer to just chow down. Leah Shutkever of Redditch, The United Kingdom, falls into the category of the latter. She set the world record for the most lasagne eaten in 30 seconds: 13 ounces!

Parking info

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