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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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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Good Italian

Very good Italian food. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Nice location downtown in the Hearst building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David H
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Wayne
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Wayne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good Italian food. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Nice location downtown in the Hearst building.

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Thank David H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for dinner during queens feast to celebrate a friends birthday. Perfect place for a special occasion. This place is tucked away in the uptown Hearst Bldg across from an Irish pub. When you walk in you feel like you are in a special restaurant in Italia. For appetizers we had the mussel and clams or the spinach roasted... More 

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Thank 1051carolinagirl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Italy for 2 years and this place blows me away. The pesce del giorno (red snapper) was one of the best fish I've ever eaten. There were so many levels to this dish: the fileted fish with *just* enough crunch on the outside with flavors of lemon and seafood stock in the meat, served over a bed... More 

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Thank j4444
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a client meeting and we wanted to host a dinner for my team and our clients. Unfortunately it was restaurant week and securing a reservation at the usual suspects proved difficult. I suggested we try Luce based on a prior dining experience - they were able to accommodate our group of 20 with no problem,... More 

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Thank Flysforfood
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Charlotte we chose this restaurant to visit as part of Charlotte's Restaurant week. I had braised ribs with a pasta I never had before. It was delicious. My husband had a pork chop and while he liked it I didn't care too much for it. The spinach salad with beets was amazing. For dessert I had the creme... More 

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Thank TravelingAngell
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our niece raved about the Chicken Parmesan, I had the Gnocchi, everything was delicious and the service was outstanding

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Thank Mark F
Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great wines, knowledgeable staff, evolved menu, great atmosphere. Stay for dessert, and after dinner cordials/fortifiers.

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Thank Bill G
Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I recently brought in the New Year at Luce. I've eaten in the uptown area for years and somehow, I have never seen Luce. What a great find! From the time we were greeted by the host to the time we pushed away from the table, the services was top notch and the food was great. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I was going to see The Nutcracker with my teenagers, Significant Other and senior citizen Mom so I was looking for an Italian spot (teenagers) near the theatre (Mom) and happened upon Luce on a different web-site. When I'm in a party of more than 4 I like a round table, otherwise conversation is awkward. So, I made a 5:45... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

It was our first time here at this restaurant celebrating my husbands birthday. I had the salmon and my husband had the mare. Both were excellent! The house Chianti was very good. They brought a nice dessert for my husbands birthday. Overall excellent!

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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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