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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
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't always get a chance to visit Luce because it is located in downtown (locals say, "uptown") Charlotte. I'm spoiled because the owner also has the Toscana restaurant which is within 2 miles of my home. Augusto Conti is the owner, from the island of Ischia, and he is very serious about consistent, high quality dining which is why... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Italian food in the Southeast! We had the most authentic Italian food ever. We have travelled all over and this is the best.

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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful décor, attentive service and homemade pasta come at a price. But Luce's a little high. My pasta with oxtail ragu was rich and delicious but several of the noodles were stuck together. They are charging New York prices, but falling a bit short of the New York quality.

Thank RogerandPeggy
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant. You can tell everything is homemade - it's delicious. I got the pollo Parmesan and gnocchi - both were fantastic. It's a bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

Thank Wrgare14
Durham, North Carolina
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324 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here for lunch and am very happy I did. They have an extensive lunch menu which is reasonably priced with large portions. Service was mainly good though I did ask at one point for the Wifi password which my server told me he'd write down and bring to me but he never did. Other than that though... More 

Thank Sal_Paradise767
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation for 13 people at 7:30. Luce even called us the day before to confirm. The party was not seated until 8:15, causing the entire party to be late for a scheduled event. Disappointing.

Thank CarolineB11565
Carmel, Indiana
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319 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want an elegant meal in a cool downtown setting, this place should be on your list. It has a nice but small bar with a good wine list. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and it feels upscale without being snobby. The bread was very good, and the salads were nice. I had very good pasta with a nice... More 

Thank MizzouLizard
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with two clients that were in their 70s. I'm always worried that a restaurant might be too loud for older clients. This place however was fine. We sat inside, but if we could have sat outside it would have been even better. The food was great especially the Osso Buco which one could cut with a spoon.... More 

Thank Rick H
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a small business dinner with four people in a quaint restaurant with exceptional decor. Menu selections are wide but not so extensive as to be overwhelming. Our party enjoyed the octopus appetizer, the beet salad and the house salad, all of which looked amazing. The beet salad was fresh and small enough as not to be too filling to... More 

Thank juliemN4353UB
Charlotte, North Carolina
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305 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Luce is a great spot in Charlotte when the weather is nice. They have fantastic lunch specials. Kind of hard to beat in uptown.

Thank Marc M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?