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, 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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