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Charlie's Italian Restaurant has been serving Ellijay and North Georgia for over 20 years. Family owned and operated. Over recipes are from 5 generations of Italian cooks. All our dishes are homemade using only the freshest products. Our sauce is slow cooked for 8 hours everyday. We want to introduce our guests to true Italian marinara. We make our pizza dough fresh every day and top with the best fresh topping available.
US$8 - US$18
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Italian, Pizza
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

We were promptly seated and greeted. Our generous pour cabernets were quickly served by our extremely efficient server, Stacy. The place was rather full even early on a weeknight, but our food arrived steaming hot shortly after the salad course was finished. Charlie's even serves...bread with the meals: not everybody does that these days! Both the chicken and steak dinners were so filling that we needed to ask for a carry home box. When we departed the table was clean.... all of the dirty dishes had been removed as the meal progressed instead of being left to pile up. THAT is definitely a pet peeve, and more and more places today just let the dishes accumulate. Not here! We wished we had saved room for the tempting desserts, but mama always said "no dessert if you don't finish the meal!"More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

We had dinner here years ago, and everything was so salty and horrible. We got talked into trying it again by some friends who like to dine here. We were hoping that after that time things would have changed, but.. nope! My husband had a...pasta primavera in the hopes that no sauce would reduce the amount of salt in the dish.. the next day his rings were so tight cause his hands were so swollen with extra water retention. I had the Chicken Marsala.. and I don't think there was any Marsala in the dish. The sauce lacked the flavor and taste of the wine that should have been in the dish. And the next day I had gained 10 pounds in water weight from the salt content in the food and I could not get my rings off either.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021

Calamari undercooked, fried fish looks and tastes like cheap frozen fish sticks. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was nice.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our Friday night date at Charlie’s. This was our first visit. Miguel was a great server and was right on time with everything. You can tell he takes pride in his job. I had the lasagna and it was...excellent. My wife had spaghetti and said it was good. The bread was fresh and the salads along with the salad dressings tasted fresh. I am not from Ellijay, but I got the feeling this is where the locals eat. It has a good local hometown hospitality feel. I was a little disappointed in the wine selection but it was adequate. Will definitely come back next time we visit.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

Came for 25th anniversary meal. We ate early and it was awesome. Ordered mozzarella sticks, cheese stuffed shells and salmon stuffed with crab. So good. Sara was wonderful and made everything perfect! Thanks for a perfect dinner.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

Great Choice for Italian! We started with meatballs—wonderful and you get 4 of them though they are smaller in size than I might would have expected, then Caesar salads—the dressing was zingy but not over powering; next cane the pepperoni & sausage pizza & chicken...arribiata. They were all great! Our waiter was Miguel and he was top notch! Nearby enough to keep drinks full but never obtrusive. Excellent knowledge of the menu and able to help me decide between 4 dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 December 2020

Visited week before Christmas- everywhere pretty busy so we opted for carry out for safety reasons... called ahead.. and got there to find everything packed great, order completely correct (we order things slightly different so sometimes it comes out wrong) and staff was super nice....Kudos to the great job! We always love dining at Charlie’s when we are here- and hope to be back soonMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2020

Very rude service and horrible food that costs a small fortune. Save your money and stay away from this place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020

I went this evening to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday with 5 of her friends. The apperizers were mediocre at best (cali.ari and cheese sticks). I enjoyed the eggplant. The special was a sampler dinner for $25. It was awful! Shrimp Alftedo n crabmeat filled...in a pasta shell. It wad very fishy tasting, not to mention overpriced. The waitress never brought the Birthday Sundae ,but instead asked if we wanted it? She should have just beought it over and surprised the girls.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 December 2020

The service was excellent, the décor was nice, esp. the fireplace, and the food was very good. The menu was quite extensive; more choices than I expected. My only suggestion would be to add some color to the plate. I had the grouper and it...came on some pasta but some spinach mixed in with some parsley on top would have made it more visually appealing. I will be back to sample other items.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from Firegirl834 | Reviewed this property |
They were. All the staff had on masks and they had people spaced out pretty well table-wise.
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5 July 2019|
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Response from christinah58 | Reviewed this property |
It’s the mountains..no dress code. Bring an appetite.
25 September 2017|
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Not that I am aware of but you might want to call them.
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Yes, Charlie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria offers takeaway services.

Charlie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5