365 Things to Do & Places to Go |Civetta Now Open in Stonecrest (South Charlotte)
Vivace’s Raleigh-based Urban Food Group has just opened a new South Charlotte Italian restaurant. The restaurant, Civetta (Italian slang for flirty little girl) opened in Stonecrest.
The space was formerly Smoke Modern Barbecue. Lunch and dinner are served and the menu (so far) sounds divine! Chef Mike Cruz has one inviting menu – we think this one is going to be a big South Charlotte restaurant hit!
Pastas, dough and sauces such a Bolognese are prepared in-house. Civetta’s twist on old-school Italian fare include:
- Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan
- Bucatini with meatballs
- Baked pasta of the day (ziti, lasagna, etc.)
- Stone-fired pizzas
- Lobster risotto
- Puttanesca Alla Civetta (penne à la vodka)
- Penna Alla Civetta
- Beef tenderloin filet
- Veal chop served with polenta fries and sautéed spinach
Of course you can’t forget the desserts which include Italian classics such as tiramisu, gelato and cappuccino creme brûlée.
The old BBQ space in Stonecrest has been revamped, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll love the Italian-style exposed brick walls, dark wood floors with hand-painted black & white tiles and red banquette seating.
General Manager Kyle Hugger says, “Diners should expect thoughtful service and food that reminds them of their grandma’s kitchen.”
The wine wall truly makes a statement! With 600 bottles — including 156 different labels from domestic California wines to Italian specialties, the only difficulty will be your selection. Wines are served by the bottle or by the glass. As well, being in the heart of craft brewery country, Civetta features 12 taps, dedicated to local beers as well as NoDa’s new seltzer line, Brizo. Of course, there is a broad selection of bottled options as well as Italian beer. Cocktail options are also available to restaurant goers.
Urban Food Group’s third venture in Charlotte, Bar Marcel, is also slated to open in SouthPark in the upcoming months. Finishing touches are being put on that space and Ai3 has been commissioned to design both spaces.
7828 Rea Road (South Charlotte)
Charlotte, NC 28277
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