Aria Tuscan Grill

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

Charlotte, NC 28202

704-376-8880

ariacharlotte.com

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.

Named one of the 2019 "50 Best Restaurants" by

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

Primi (choice of one)

Ribollita Soup - white beans, kale, tomato, bread pecorino, EVOO

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

Shaved Kale Salad - radicchio, pomegranate, pecorino, hazelnuts, walnut vinaigrette

Caprese - olive oil-cured tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto

Brussels + Pancetta - shaved Brussels sprouts, mozzarella, crisp pancetta, caramelized onion

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

Venison Sausage - buffalo mozzarella, caramelized onions, pickled Fresno chili

Secondi (choice of one)

Braised Lamb Shank - Parmigiano risotto, roasted market beets, pan sauce

Grilled 10 oz. New York Strip - olive oil whipped potatoes, confit heirloom carrots, aged balsamic drizzle

Grilled Pork Loin - fingerling potato hash, pancetta, Marsala pan sauce

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

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

Pan-Roasted Nantucket Scallops - whipped butternut squash, forbidden rice, crispy prosciutto

Faroe Island Salmon alla Plancha – braised tomatoes, kale + green lentils, pickled golden raisins

Roasted NC Trout - house-made sweet potato triangoli, pancetta, hazelnut brown butter, shaved Brussels sprouts chips

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

Cavatelli - oxtail ragoût, Pecorino

Handmade Gnocchi - pan-roasted shrimp, Calabrese salumi, spicy pomodoro

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

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

House-Made Paccheri Fagioli - kale pesto, borlotti beans, pancetta

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

House-Made Pappardelle - venison Bolognese, Uno Alla Volta fresh ricotta, caramelized fennel, pancetta, pickled turnips

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

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe - Pecorino Romano, black pepper

Terzi (choice of one)

Aria Tiramisu - espresso, ladyfingers, mascarpone crema

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake - white chocolate crema

Gnam Gnam Gelato - 3 scoops, pizzelle cookie

Affogato - scoop of gelato topped with espresso

Mascarpone Cheesecake – dark chocolate, salted caramel, pistachio

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

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