A pasta-lover's paradise, Tria Terra is the perfect place to see and be seen — this chic restaurant serves Italian food with a twist. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Tria Terra has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Tria Terra, which offers great seating for large groups. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
No need to dress up for a trip to Tria Terra — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Tria Terra cater for you. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
The super-affordable fare at Tria Terra will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
According to Villa Antonio's chef, there are only two secret ingredients in romantic fine dining: abundance and flavor. The menu strikes a careful balance between the two, from the New Zealand lamb chops crowned with melted gorgonzola to the mandarin-orange pesto in the grilled diver scallops to the dessert trolley's pilings of cannoli, tiramisu, and italian cheesecake.
That abundance extends to the spirit of the staff?who upholds the restaurant's motto, "Where you are never a stranger twice"?as well as the decor. At the Ballantyne location, a stone rotunda fitted with hand-blown glass looms over the dining area, while a fountain casts shimmers of colored light across the outdoor patio. At the South Boulevard location, eyes are drawn to the bar area via the black-and-gold flower pattern that dominates the floor. Additional audio-visual flavor can be found on Friday and Saturday nights, when live music helps conjure a romantic atmosphere, much like the sound of Barry White cackling like a witch.
Rodolfo and Luisa Amadio are no strangers to the Charlotte restaurant scene. Following the success of Luisa?s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Dolce Ristorante Italiano, the pair decided to bring their passion for italian cuisine to Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar. Inside, honey-hued walls bask in the sunlight streaming through enormous picture windows. A tall semicircle platform is the dining room's centerpiece, displaying Rudy's inventory of more than 40 wine bottles, 35 of which are available by the glass. Chefs craft Italian starters for diners to pair with favorite varietals, creating hearty pasta dishes as well as seafood and veal in cognac and madeira-wine sauces. While chipping away at scoops of house-made gelato, diners can ask servers about reserving space on the outdoor patio for private parties or reserving space in the walk-in refrigerator for games of freeze tag.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite topping at Charlotte's Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. No need to miss out on Brixx Wood Fired Pizza just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The pizzeria has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. The patio tables outside of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly pizzeria.
For the tastes of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services. Or, take your food to-go.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Craving pizza? Head on over to Charlotte's Rotelli Pizza and Pasta for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Rotelli Pizza and Pasta's menu that can cater to your needs. Free wifi is available as well. At Rotelli Pizza and Pasta, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Rotelli Pizza and Pasta, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Toppers Pizza uses house-made dough whipped up fresh every day to create its eclectic selection of 19 different house-specialty pizzas. Conventional pies such as the Ultimate Pepperoni Topper complement creative pizzas such as the Chicken Tuscano Topper, decorated with spinach, garlic-roasted tomatoes, feta cheese, and grilled chicken. All Toppers’ pizzas are capable of peaceful cohabitation with Topperstix, breadsticks covered in cheese, garlic butter, and toppings that range from bacon to taco meat. Eaters can amplify any 14-inch house pizza by turning it into a TallBoy—a pizza built upon a Topperstix crust. Both Toppers locations are open until at least 1 a.m. seven days a week, making them a convenient way to fuel up for a long night of berating constellations.