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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)
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.
704-344-9222
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Queens Feast

This is a very nice, upscale restaurant just outside the Hearst Bldg downtown or as we say in Charlotte, uptown! Wonderful service, great food, smallish portions and quiet enough to have conversation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very nice, upscale restaurant just outside the Hearst Bldg downtown or as we say in Charlotte, uptown! Wonderful service, great food, smallish portions and quiet enough to have conversation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal at this lovely fine Italian restaurant in Uptown. Great wine menu, good saltimbocca alla Romana and desserts that were to die for. The service was some of the best I've seen in any restaurant in Charlotte including the more expensive places that everyone talks about being the best. Look forward to dining there again,... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We tried Luce for Restaurant Week. We are so glad we went. Although the portions seem to be on the smaller size they were well seasoned, fresh and cook to perfection. My husband ordered the risotto. It could have had a little more lobster, but he states that the flavor and the fact that it was well cooked compensate. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Title says it all. Homemade, real Italian food served in a great dining area. The ambiance of the restaurant makes it as you feel like you're really in a hole in the wall in the middle of Italy. The chef even came to our table when we had complimented the waiter on the food to personally ask us how we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant took me back to Italy. Food and wines were exactly like those I experienced in Rome and Tuscany.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday, and she loved it. We appreciated the excellent service and my wife loved the dish she ordered. I liked what I ordered also. The interior is elegant, but we noted that there was an outside seating area that we would like to try next time.

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MOBILE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great decor, awesome food and fine service. To start, I messed up and reserved the wrong night. Even though fhey were fully booked, they did not turn us away. The maitre d' was so gracious he said

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Lee, New York, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Came here for dinner with a few collueges from work, I have to say this is one of the nicest restaurants I have been to in a long time. The service was outstanding as well the staff satisfied our every request with more than adequate timing. I plan to frequent this place!

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Sunset Beach, NC
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Several of us ate at Luce after seeing a show at the Blumenthal. Most of us wish we would have gone elsewhere, since it is very expensive given the small portions that are served. While the food is good, in our opinions it was not worth the price paid. My black spaghetti with shrimp was very good, but it was... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited Luce for a business dinner and it lived up to the recommendations I had received. Starting at the bar we felt right at home and were welcomed into the atmosphere. The chips on the bar were delicious and a great touch with that first cocktail. The dining room is open but quiet so with our sizable group we... More 

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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 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: 704-344-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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