• Cannelloni di Granchio e Aragosta
  • Bucatini Pecorino e Speck
  • Filetto Di Baccala Alla Mediterranea

Acqua Ragazza

About us

Authentic Italian cuisine, made from scratch

Tara Cottone Owner

Tara Cottone is a third generation Italian-American. Her great grandparents migrated in the early 1900's from various regions in Italy, such as Lombardy, Campania, and Sicily, whom then settled in Massachusetts and New York, and eventually relocated to South Florida. Her living family moved to Cornelius, NC, in 1998. Tara settled in North Carolina eight years ago, to be closer to Family.

Tara entered the Hospitality workforce at 14 years old, and has extensive experience in every aspect of the Industry. Over the last two decades she has experienced employment within various types of environments, from corporate restaurants as a teenager, to fine dining establishments, managing small businesses, curating exclusive upscale events, executing private catering and VIP event planning, and is now ready to bring it all together. Her entire professional career focused on Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, PR, Management, and Customer Service. She is an expert in producing memorable, upscale, high volume, and high end hospitality experiences. These experiences allow Acqua Ragazza to deliver the high quality, unique, and ideal dining experience you are looking for in Downtown Mooresville, NC.

Tara Cottone Owner