Semi-Private Dining

Aria captures the flavors of Tuscany, serving old world comfort food re-imagined in a modern Italian setting. Aria is open daily, excluding Sunday, offering lunch and dinner for groups of up to 200, standing receptions of up to 250, two separate dining rooms, two bar areas and Charlotte's only Chef's Table.

Both private and semi private dining are available for groups of 10-200.

Specializing in custom Family Style Menus, Pasta Tastings, Chef's Tastings and Nose to Tail Dinners. Aria is a full service caterer offering standing and seated receptions/dinners/boxed lunch delivery for events of 10-1000.

 

Hors d'oeuvres

Canapé

Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Micro Basil $2
Beef Tartare, Red Onion, Tarragon Aioli, Micro Celery, Chopped Hard Egg $1
Poached Shrimp with Green Goddess Aioli, Feta, Olives $2.5

Hot

Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Tart, Truffle Aioli $2.75
Mimo’s Meatball Cup, Parmesan Risotto $2
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp $4
Crispy Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo, Parmesan Sauce $2.5
Mini Flatbread (Margherita, Sausage + Pepper, Wild Mushroom + Goat Cheese) $1.5
Fontina Gougères, Speck, Rosemary, Sea Salt $3.5
Braised Beef Short Rib en Croute, Horseradish Sauce $4

Cold

Fresh Mozzarella Skewer, Tomato, Basil $2.5
Prosciutto + Melon $5

Crostini/Bruschetta

Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion $2.5
Market Tomato, English Cucumber, Red Onion, Fresh Basil $1.5
Peppered Beef Carpaccio, Arugula, Shaved Parmigiano, Pickled Onion, Aged Balsamic $4
Tuna Crudo, Chives, Parsley, Lemon, Blood Orange Olive Oil $4
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta $1.5
Braised Beef Short Rib, Gorgonzola, Truffle Oil $3.5

Finger Foods

Calamari Fritti, Marinara, Lemon Aioli $5 per person
Oysters on the Half Shell M/P
Carolina Shrimp Cocktail, House Made Cocktail Sauce $10 per person
Artisan Charcuterie Board $8

Sliders

Butcher Burger Slider (Aged Cheddar, Tomato, Red Onion, Arugula, Chipotle Aioli) $4
Mimo’s Meatball Slider, Marinara, Mozzarella $2.5
Mini Lobster Roll, Buttered Toasted Bun $4
Pulled Porchetta Slider, Gremolata Aioli $3.5
Tuscan Turkey Burger Slider (Aged Cheddar, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato Jam) $3.5

Dessert Bites

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry $3
Mini Cannoli $3
Sweet + Salty Brownie Bite, Salted Caramel Sauce $2.5

 

Dinner Package $30 per person

Host selects 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 dessert

Starter

Arugula Walnut Salad
Gorgonzola, Salt Roasted Beets, Poached Pears, Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Shaved Kale Salad
Brussel Sprouts, Apples, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

 

Main

Pasta al Nero
Shrimp, Linguine, Spicy Marinara

Crispy Chicken Parmigiana
Fresh Mozzarella, Marinara, Capellini, Spinach

Pan Roasted N.C. Trout
Tuscan White Beans, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Market Greens

Roasted + Grilled Springer Mtn. Farms Chicken
Tomato Risotto, Shaved Parmigiano, Oven Dried Tomatoes
*substitute Hangar Steak, $5 per person

 

Desserts

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Poached Blackberries

 

Dinner Package $40 per person

Host selects 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 dessert

Starter

Calamari Fritti
Spicy Tomato Sauce, Lemon Aioli

Arugula Walnut Salad
Gorgonzola, Salt Roasted Beets, Poached Pears, Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Caramelized Gnocchi
Prosciutto, Fresh Pear, Gorgonzola, Truffle Oil

 

Main

Pasta al Nero
King Crab, Scallops, Shrimp, Linguine, Spicy Marinara

Tuscan Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib
English Pea Risotto, Goat Cheese, Brussel Sprout Chips

Pan Seared Scallops
Spring Peas, Pancetta, Tomato Jam, Gnocchi

Roasted Arctic Char
Roasted Eggplant, Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad, Walnut Vinaigrette

 

Desserts

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Poached Blackberries

 

Dinner Package $50 per person

Host selects 1 starter, mid, 2 mains, 1 dessert

Starter

Kale + Romaine, Garlic Focaccia Croutons, Red Onions, Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Aria Caprese

Changes Seasonally

Shaved Kale Salad
Brussel Sprouts, Apples, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

 

Mid

Caramelized Gnocchi
Prosciutto, Fresh Pear, Gorgonzola, Truffle Oil

 

Main

Grilled Tuscan Spice Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak
Oven Dried Tomato Arugula Salad, Fingerling Potato, Green Bean, Wild Mushroom Hash

Roasted Arctic Char + Shrimp
Roasted Eggplant, Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad, Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Bone-In Pork Chop
Creamy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Amarena Cherry Pan Sauce

 

Dessert

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Poached Blackberries

 

Lunch Package $15 per person

Host selects 1 starter, 2 mains

Starter

Field Green Salad
Pickled Red Onions, Fresh Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Walnut Salad
Gorgonzola, Salt Roasted Beets, Poached Pears, Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette

 

Main

Pepperoni Pizza
Crushed Tomatoes, Onion, Bacon, Ricotta (can be made vegetarian)

Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad
Almonds, Cranberries, Lemon Vinaigrette

Crispy Chicken Parmigiana
Fresh Mozzarella, Marinara, Capellini, Spinach

Caramelized Gnocchi
Prosciutto, Fresh Pear, Gorgonzola, Truffle Oil

Grandma B's Lasagna
Bolognese Sauce, Ricotta, Fresh Basil (*traditional Vegetarian Lasagna may be substituted)

 

Lunch Package $20 per person

Host selects 1 starter, 2 mains

Starter

Shaved Kale Salad
Brussel Sprouts, Apples, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts, Parmigiano Crisps, Creamy Parmesan Dressing

 

Main

Pan Roasted N.C. Trout
Tuscan White Beans, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Market Greens

Grilled Chicken
English Pea Risotto, Goat Cheese, Brussel Sprout Chips
*substitute Hangar Steak, $5 per person

Fettuccine Carbonara
Pancetta, Soft Boiled Egg, Parmigiano, Cracked Pepper

Grilled Scottish Salmon
Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes, Market Vegetable Sticks, Marinara

 

Add Dessert, Host Selects 1, $6 per person

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Poached Blackberries

 

Contact Us

Please allow us the opportunity to discuss your upcoming event with you. Simply contact us at 704.331.0078, or email our Sales and Events Director, Jenny Ross, directly: jenny@sonomarestaurants.net.  We would love to have you join us for a consultation and a taste of Aria.



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Aria Tuscan Grill captures the flavors of Tuscany, creating old world comfort food re-imagined in a modern Italian setting.