Aria Tuscan Grill

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100 N. Tryon Street (entrance on E. Trade Street)

Charlotte, NC 28202


Bringing the best of Italy to Charlotte, Aria captures the flavors of Tuscany, serving Old World comfort food reimagined in a modern Italian setting. Owner Pierre Bader, Operations Manager & Beverage Director Briana Cohen, and Executive Chef Alex Piatt work together to bring you a taste of the seasons, creating a regional menu focused on local ingredients, handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, braised meats, and fresh seafood. Aria also offers handcrafted cocktails, including selections developed by local mixologist Bob Peters, as well as a well-curated wine list, draft and bottled beers, and a $5 Bar Bites menu beginning at 5 PM. Complimentary valet parking is available beginning at 6 PM.

Aria Tuscan Grill will be open Sundays during Charlotte Restaurant Week.

$30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

Primi (choice of one)

Heirloom Tomato Soup - Pecorino crostini

Caramelized Gnocchi - prosciutto di Parma, shaved pear, Gorgonzola crema, truffle oil

PEI Mussels al Forno - plum tomato Sambuca sauce OR white wine, fennel, garlic

Eggplant Parmigiana al Forno - tomato marinara, mozzarella, olives, peppadew peppers, basil (may be prepared Vegan)

Fritto Misto - calamari, artichoke, peppadew peppers, marinara, lemon aioli

Grilled Meatballs - snipped salsa verde

Arugula Walnut Salad - Gorgonzola, salt-roasted beets, poached pears, roasted lemon vinaigrette

Aria Caesar - kale + Romaine, white anchovies, red onions, garlic focaccia croutons, Parmesan dressing

Gem Lettuce Salad - endive, radicchio, pomegranate, Pecorino hazelnuts, walnut vinaigrette

Caprese - heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto

House-Made Sausage Pizza - fennel pollen, mozzarella, red onion

Wild Mushroom Pizza - goat cheese, caramelized onion, arugula, truffle oil

Margherita Pizza - fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil

Pepperoni Pizza - Molinari pepperoni, mozzarella, chile honey, fresh basil, Pecorino

Polpette Pizza - meatballs, Uno Alla Volta fresh mozzarella, snipped salsa verde, red sauce

Secondi (choice of one)

Roasted NC Trout - summer succotash, tomato brodo

Grilled 10 oz. New York Strip - fresh watercress salad, shaved Grana Padano, aged balsamic

Faroe Island Salmon alla Plancha – kale + olive oil-cured tomato orzo salad, black olive tapenade

Grilled Pork Chop - olive oil whipped potatoes, onion mostarda, Marsala sauce

Crispy Chicken Parmigiana - fresh mozzarella, marinara, capellini, spinach, Pecorino

Pan-Roasted Nantucket Scallops - roasted corn risotto, Genovese basil pesto

Prestige Farms Sicilian Chicken Cacciatore - olives, capers, Cremini mushrooms, mascarpone polenta

Braised Short Rib - fingerling potato, pancetta, roasted corn + spinach hash

Carbonara - house-made fettuccine, pancetta, soft-boiled egg. Parmigiano, cracked pepper

Cavatelli - oxtail ragoût, Pecorino

Handmade Orecchiette - house-made fennel sausage, toasted garlic, broccoli rabe, roasted Fresno chili

Grandma B’s Lasagna - Bolognese sauce, ricotta, basil

Penne alla Vodka - crushed tomato cream sauce, Uno Alla Volta fresh ricotta

House-Made Spaghetti - Mimo’s meatballs, Sunday gravy, Parmigiano, garlic paesano

Handmade Whipped Burrata Ravioli - pea purée, artichokes, preserved lemon

House-Made Sweet Basil Pappardelle - Bolognese, Uno Alla Volta fresh ricotta, pine nuts, lemon zest

Pasta al Nero - shrimp, linguine, melted leeks, pickled Fresno chili, preserved lemon

House-Made Gnocchi - roasted wild mushrooms, market sugar snaps, Parmigiano, pan butter sauce

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe - Pecorino Romano, black pepper

House-Made Rigatoni All’Amatriciana - guanciale, Pecorino Romano

Terzi (choice of one)

Nonna’s Torta - lemon pastry cream, pine nuts, almonds, fresh blueberry sugo

Mascarpone Cheesecake – dark chocolate, salted caramel, pistachio

Chocolate Truffle Cake - dark chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, shaved chocolate

Sicilian Cannoli - dark chocolate, Uno Alla Volta ricotta, pistachios

Gnam Gnam Gelato - 3 scoops, pizzelle cookie

Affogato - scoop of gelato topped with espresso

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