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Luce Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
First Ward
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214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (North Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-9222
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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597 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here prior to seeing Justin Hayward in concert and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. First they have Moretti La Rossa which is my favorite beer from Italy. It is a double bock with a perfect taste. Not every Italian restaurant has it so be sure to ask. We started off with the Calamari which... More 

Thank Piseu
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girl and I had a good night the place was adults and no teens I will bring my family there when they come down to visit

Thank cmvaughn6
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, fine wine, great service. What's not to like? Highly recommend for authentic Italian food in Uptown Charlotte.

Thank Laura F
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are top notch, some of the best you'll experience. Three of us came here for dinner last night, and we were blown away. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and attentive, and the food quality was spectacular. Between us, we order the Agnolotti, Chicken Parmigiana, and Ravioli. The Agnolotti might have been the winner, but the other... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just kind of walking into this place for lunch on a random Wednesday. Staff was so friendly. Food was amazing. I was doing a low carb grind and they were very accommodating. Best lunch I've had in a while

Thank Will M
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ate there this evening with my wife and daughter. We started with cocktails, Manhattan for me, lemon drop martinis for the ladies. I had carbonara, my wife had veal piccata, and my daughter had salmon. All was excellent. Only downside was the lobster bisque I had as a starter. It was good, not great. The table bread with white beans... More 

1 Thank Dave G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lunched while uptown during the week before Christmas. There were 3 in our party, 2 ordered the grouper w/ fregola, and 1 ordered the gnocchi. (the "1" was my daughter, so I got to also sample the gnocchi). All I can say is, "WOW", the grouper was out of this world delicious. Moist, delightfully tasty.... and it had a fregola... More 

Thank jim r
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place, the food, the owner, the staff, the atmosphere is what I likely consider the most upscale and opulent in center city Charlotte. That said, the food is NOT as pricey as expected. When my boyfriend has taken me, we've often had apps and then split an entree, then had dessert. The owner drives this place to stay so... More 

Thank Uptown G
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went here on a business dinner last night Great ambience and the home made pasta (linginue with clam sauce) was phenomenal. Plenty of garlic (large cloves) to boot. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.

Thank marjoryrobertson
Matthews, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The lighting, as the name of the restaurant suggests, sets the stage for a beautiful setting. This was our second time here, this time with family (older and younger) in tow. Excellent gluten-free options and a staff that will go out of their way to help you. I enjoyed the Buttera with gluten free pasta. Nice place to take family... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?