We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,960 Charlotte Restaurants

Luce Restaurant & Bar

214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (First Ward)
704-344-9222
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #57 of 1,960 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: First Ward
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: North Tryon & 5th
Transit: 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.
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    68
    33
    7
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
SC
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Wife and I stopped in for a casual dinner. We were happy with the food and service. But a Barcardi Rum and Diet Coke was $10!! I know this is up town Charlotte but a bottle of rum can't cost $20. Why Would you have to take advantage of customers like that?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Part of the Conte Group in Charlotte, Luce is the premier restaurant for Italian food uptown. Run by Augusto Conte, a native of Ischia, Italy, this is real Italian food! Every dish has authentic taste, and meticulously prepared. The osso buco is my favorite - tender, so flavorful, and served with the bone marrow. The fish dishes are a a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of my favorite Uptown Spots! The Chef does a terrific job mixing in traditional Italian Fare with the best of Contemporary cuisine. The food is always fresh and the wine list is perfect! To top it off, the wait staff is professional, courteous, and informed. Great place for a date night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

read the reviews and decided to give it a try... please don't get me wrong. I don't mind paying for Food! but if I go to an Italian restaurant I expect to leave the restaurant satisfied. e started with apps and ordered the carpaccio $10 dollars for 2 slices of it! and it wasn't good! the the calamari... average but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
charlotte
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I go to Luce for our Favorite Dish....MARE; lobster, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp and peperoncino over linguini Excellent atmosphere, service, and really good food. We also go to their "sister" restaurant in Waxhaw called 'Trattoria Antica' and always have a wonderful experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

And that is NOT a compliment. The evening started okay. We did not have reservations, but we were early enough and they found a spot for us. The service was impeccable which is why this restaurant has been given 2 stars instead of none. We started with champagne. We did not want a full bottle as we were headed to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful interior , fine service , great food, good wine selection very best in the center of Charlotte

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Luce in Charlotte is loud. The menu and prices match a fairly upscale seafood restaurant but the food and ambience is that of a sports bar. The music is so loud that table conversations are impossible. My fried oysters and my wife's fried shrimp were both baldly over cooked. The oysters were almost bitter. The service was excellent. Jeff is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were recommended Luce by our hotel concierge and were very pleased with the ambiance and staff. A lovely place and, although busy, the service was attentive and very pleasant. The wine list was a good one with some interesting options but only a single choice of Rose which seemed a bit out of fashion for the time of year.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were tired. I was hungry, my partner was not. Had some wine, bread and Caesar salad in a nice atmosphere. I would have loved to sit outside but too hot for my partner. Looks like it had some good food. They treated us very nice with what we ordered. Just came in from a long day of travel and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Luce Restaurant & Bar also viewed

 

Been to Luce Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Luce Restaurant & Bar

Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
Phone Number: 704-344-9222
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing