Aria Tuscan Grill

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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.

$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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