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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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The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling alone on business Luce was recommended by my boss. Glad I listened, had the best PEI Mussels, I could eat the white wine sauce everyday. The freshly prepared chips at the bar were light and perfectly cooked. The bar is cozy and elegant. The patio is hidden off the street so it's a great place for good conversation. The... More 

Thank andyamanda
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal at Luce. Great atmosphere, wonderful service, terrific food, and a decent wine list. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, and we had a very pleasant experience.

Thank 1Noonan1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Luce just before attending a broadway show. I ordered the Mare. Lobster, scallops, clams, mussels, shirimp over linguine. It was incredible! I will make this a regular stop and have the same dish. This was a whole lobster by the way. Impressive! Presentation was stunning!

Thank Frank B
Santa Barbara, California
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing dinner at Luce. Lovely atmosphere and awesome service. The tapanede and bread they bring to the table is so good. We had carpaccio appetizer as well. Very good. The menu has so many tempting choices, it was hard to pin down the one thing you wanted to order. We got the bologenese, carbonara and veal and... More 

Thank Carters4
Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the food wonderful, the noise level is wonderful. You can have a conversation with your dinner partners without yelling at each other. The white clam sauce is delicious.

Thank mnorris2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner with several couples to celebrate a birthday. The service was impeccable and the restaurant was very comfortable and not too loud. The food was very good with excellent presentation and the selection of items was fine but it wasn't a very big menu. Note that it's a very pricey place and while the food was... More 

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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601 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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 17 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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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
USD 30 - USD 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, 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?