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Luce Restaurant & Bar

214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
+1 704-344-9222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“branzino” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luce is a fine Italian restaurant, upscale service, good wine selection, authenticate Italian food. Highly recommend for some good eats. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank rikistev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank jim r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank RogerandPeggy
Reviewed 16 May 2017 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017 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...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank MizzouLizard
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
dorothea f
how far is this from Mooresville?
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
How much is the food
1 October 2016|
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Response from jadunnigandc | Reviewed this property |
See the menu online
Jeffrey S
Is there Valet seevice?
3 September 2016|
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Response from jadunnigandc | Reviewed this property |
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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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