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Luce Restaurant & Bar

214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
+1 704-344-9222
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food total positives! Grilled octopus appetizer was to die for! Veal chop, veal pasta and scallops all AMAZING. We are in Charlotte college touring and hope the child chooses a nearby school just so we can eat here again😀

Thank Tammy and Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of my best experience dining at luce last week! The energy on this place is outstanding, food is excellent! And the best is the service... great job Luce. Arrivederci!

Thank César G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luce is a nice, moderately upscale Italian restaurant which is located on the ground floor of the Hearst Tower. Although we didn’t realize it when making reservations, we visited during Restaurant Week and took advantage of the promotion. Service was great throughout our visit. From...More

2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Luce's for the last 10+ years and have never had a bad meal. Augusto, the owner, is a wonderful restaurateur who must be commended for his consistency and generous hospitality. If you are looking for a quality Italian meal in an...More

Thank AndrewG845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ALWAYS have such a wonderful meal here! It is absolutely superb. We never miss out on a chance to have a family gathering or a celebration of any kind at this restaurant. The staff takes care of us with prosecco waiting at our table,...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think . . . one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. For almost a decade we lived literally across the street and have ventured here many times. Always superb service and food quality. Tonight we celebrated my wife's birthday. They greeted us with a...More

Thank Muskellonge
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Luce is everything I was looking for in an outstanding Italian restaurant. White linen table cloths and lots of details that provide a five star experience. Planning my next dinner here this weekend.

Thank Quincyonian
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Went to Luce for a pre-theater dinner; our seating and introduction to the menu and wines was done with expertise and graciousness. Drinks and wine were very good with a fine selection to choose from. WE had grilled octopus for appetizer......delicious, tender......gnocchi as one entree...More

Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Service here was truly amazing (here for a work dinner). They customized an arugula salad to my liking. Branzino special was very good - mild fish, excellent potatoes/garlic. Food was good - but not "outstanding." Go here for the service.

Thank MNWorldTraveler
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a great upscale place with a wonderful ambience and really good Italian food. It is a bit pricey, but totally worth it. The customer service was great, and everyone was quite attentive, and checking every few minutes to see if you needed anything.

Thank Cold_Chocolate
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dorothea f
30 April 2017|
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Response from juliemN4353UB | Reviewed this property |
It's at least 30 minutes from Mooresville. If you want great Italian in Mooresville, try Caruso's.
Agur G
2 October 2016|
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Response from jadunnigandc | Reviewed this property |
See the menu online
Jeffrey S
4 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
    (North Tryon & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Hearst Tower in the courtyard.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-9222
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