Aria Tuscan Grill

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. Complimentary valet parking is available Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 PM on College Street. Parking may be validated for the Bank of America Corporate Center parking garage located at 100 N College Street. Our front door is located on Trade Street between College and Tryon Streets, directly across from the Omni Hotel. We also have an entrance inside Founders Hall on the main level for your convenience.
  • Named one of the 2022 "50 Best Restaurants" by
  • $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
  • Starter (choice of one)
    • Lamb Arrosticini - grilled leg of lamb skewer, Marsala, pine nut gremolata
    • PEI Mussels al Forno - white wine, fennel, garlic
    • Baked Fontina - garlic, herbs, crostini
    • Caesar - Romaine, radicchio, Pecorino, pine nuts, hard egg, toasted breadcrumbs, creamy Parmesan dressing, white anchovies
  • Main (choice of one)
    • Lamb Shank - mascarpone polenta, herb-roasted tri-color carrots, pan sauce
    • Pan-Seared Wester Ross Salmon - Roasted root vegetables, wilted greens, preserved lemon jam
    • Tagliatelle alla Bolognese - beef, veal + pork, fresh ricotta, shaved Parmigiano
    • Crispy Chicken Parmigiana - fresh mozzarella, marinara, capellini, spinach, pecorino
    • Rigatoni - braised rabbit ragu, pomodoro, pecorino
  • Dessert (choice of one)
    • NY-Style Mascarpone Cheesecake - seasonal accoutrements
    • Chocolate Truffle Cake - chocolate mousse, shaved chocolate

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