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.

Group Dining Menus are available for groups of 25 or more, sample menus below. To receive our full group menu package, catering package, and/or pricing, please contact our Sales + Events Director, Jenny Ross, 704.331.0078, jenny@sonomarestaurants.net

Sample Hors d'oeuvres Menu

Canapé

Prosciutto, Ricotta, Fresh Mint, EVOO
Beef Tartare, Red Onion, Tarragon Aioli, Micro Celery, Chopped Hard Egg

Hot

Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Tart, Truffle Aioli
Mimo’s Meatball Cup, Parmesan Risotto
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Crispy Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo, Parmesan Sauce
Mini Flatbread Pizzas, Margherita, Sausage, Wild Mushroom,Pepperoni

Cold

Fresh Mozzarella Skewer, Tomato, Basil
Tuna Tartare, Crispy Wonton, Fresh Ginger, Sesame Seeds, Soy Glaze

Crostini/Bruschetta

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion
Smashed Avocado Crostini, Garlic Aiolli, Toasted Coriander Seed, Sea Salt, Lemon
Seared Petite Filet Bruschetta, Garlic Aioli, Snipped Salsa Verde
Fresh Ricotta Crostini, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Finger Foods

Calamari Fritti, Marinara, Lemon Aioli
Baked Bries, Raspberry Sauce, Water Crackers, Olive Oil Toasted Bruschetta
Shrimp Cocktail, House Made Cocktail, Lemon
Artisan + Domestic Cheese Boards

Sliders

Butcher Burger Slider, Sharp Cheddar, Tomato Jam, Garlic Aioli
Mimo’s Meatball Slider, Snipped Salsa Verde, Provolone, Garli Aioli
Mini Lobster Roll, Buttered Toasted Bun, Chives

Dessert Bites

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry
Mini Tiramisu 
NY Style Cheesecake Bites 

 

Sample Dinner Package Menu 1

Host selects 2 starters, 3 mains, 1 dessert

Starter

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

Shaved Kale Salad
Endive, Carrots, Watermelon Radish, Hazelnuts, Apples, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

 

Main

Grilled Petite Filet
Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Gorgonzola Butter, Balsamic Pan Sauce

Crispy Chicken Parmigiana
Fresh Mozzarella, Marinara, Capellini, Spinach

Pan Roasted N.C. Trout
Smashed Fingerling Potato + Pancetta Hash, Golden Beets, Almond Brown Butter

House Made Gnocchi
Lamb Bolognese, Sprng Peas, Ricotta Salata
 

 

Desserts

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Raspberry Jus

 

Sample Dinner Package Menu 2

Host selects 2 starters, 1 mid, 3 mains, 1 dessert

Starter

Risotto Bolognese
Lamb Bolognese, Snipped Salsa Verde, Parmigiano

Heirloom Tomato Caprese
Burrata, Basil Pesto

Shaved Kale Salad
Endive, Carrots, Watermelon Radish, Hazelnuts, Apples, Pecorino, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

 

Mid

Caramelized Gnocchi
Prosciutto, Fresh Pear, Gorgonzola, Truffle Oil

Grilled Meatballs
Snipped Salsa Verde

 

Main

Grilled New York Strip Steak
Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Gorgonzola Butter, Balsamic Pan Sauce

Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi
Green Bean Salad of Olives, Capers, Red Onions, + Fingerling Ptatoes, Red Pepper Jus

Brasied Lamb Shank
Crema di Ceci Fagioli, Green Bean Loubieh, Pan Gravy

Pasta al Nero
Shrimp, Lump Crab, Mussels, Linguine, Spicy Arrabbiata

Dessert

Chef’s Choice Chocolate Cake

NY Style Cheesecake
Raspberry Jus

 

Sample Lunch Package Menu

Host selects 2 starters, 3 mains

Starter

Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Beef Cheek Ragout, Chives, EVOO

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

Grilled Meatballs
Snipped Salsa Verde

 

Main

Pan Roasted NC Trout
Smashed Fingerling Potato + Pancetta Hash, Golden Beets, Almond Brown Butter

House Made Gnocchi
Lamb Bolognese, Spring Peas, Ricotta Salata

Faroe Island Salmon
Green Bean Salad of Olives, Capers, Red Onions + Fingerling Potatoes, Red Pepper Jus

Wild Mushroom Pizza
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Arugula, Truffle Oil

Grilled Petite Filet, Add $3 Per Person
​Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Gorgonzola Butter, Balsamic Pan Sauce

 

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.