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Luce Restaurant & Bar

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First Ward
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214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (North Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-9222
17:30 - 23:00
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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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here two nights during a business trip from NYC. Starters included bruschetta, beet salad and ravioli. Mains included Lasagna which was great and filetto (steak) which was outstanding. Chicken parmigan and several pasta dishes were also top notch. Deserts included creme brulee, cheesecake and cannoli all superb. Top ambience and service thoroughly fine meal and very recommended.

1 Thank mwoodgate
Riverside, Iowa
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best restaurant in Charlotte. Manuela was the waiter. I think he is the owner but not sure. I had buttera pasta and they spiced it up for me (I like spicy food), casa salad, and chocolate cake. Usually, I have Italian red wine but I could not pass up a pinot noir especially from Oregon. Service was outstanding. Everything was... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Recemtly visited the place for a business dinner on a Monday night. The food was great, service very prompt and attentive, decent wine list. What not to like. We shared a few plates of appetizers and for the main course i had the veal chop. It was nice. Definitely will try the osso buco if i am back there again.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love Luce's menu, cocktails and wine list and the service is outstanding!!! Ask for Cesar, he is very knowledgeable! The atmosphere is amazing too!

Thank Jessica A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Luce is a hidden gem in Charlotte. The service is always friendly, and the food is consistently great. They also have a very good, reasonably priced wine list. We always order the same entrees, and we have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic -- unlike many restaurants, you can actually hear your dining companions. Our local favorite!

Thank Kristab818
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276 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had dinner here last week after probably a year since my last visit....far too long. As always I was treated and greeted like a local which is always very nice. We did not have a reservation but they were able to find us a table. Wine list was excellent with a great selection of Italian wines. Dinner menu has... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If I could give it more stars, I would! A bit tucked away, but we heard great things so we ventured out to find it. Easy 8pm reservation on a Saturday evening - the host and waitress were both very helpful and accommodating. We started with the burrata as a recommendation and wow - it was amazing! We also had... More 

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Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great restaurant in heart of the city. Romantic atmosphere, good food, good staff. One of my favorites in Charlotte

Thank Panic1522
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

No other words can describe it. Luce certainly goes above and beyond to make your visit simply unforgettable. Excellent customer service, great atmosphere, delicious food and decent prices makes this place a hidden gem in Uptown Charlotte. I would recommend the linguine in white sauce with clams, mare in red sauce and the zuppa di cozze as a appetizer. What... More 

1 Thank Boris E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to Italy 5 times in the last 7 years and this is as good as you will find in the US. Gnocchi and Mare were exceptional. Staff amazing. Wine delicious.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?