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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Very nice dining experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ramius44
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Jacksonville, Florida
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Pinehurst
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our first visit but not our last. Service was impeccable from the moment Beverly seated us and Antonio took over with the service. Osso buck was fantastic as was sea bass. Caesars were perfect as was Cannoli. Ample selection of reasonably priced wines by the glass and by bottle. Ambience as you would expect from top of line restaurant though... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to celebrate our Anniversary on a very busy Friday night in Charlotte. The city was crowded as was Luce, but they treated us very well. I had told them it was our Anniversary when making the reservation and everyone acknowledged this from the Hostess to our Server. We had a great table and the room is very attractive.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place had been on my list for quite some time, yet it failed to meet even my most basic wishes for a pleasant meal. I've eaten at some of the finest restaurants. I'm not a millionaire, but I don't mind spending money for a nice dinner. The only thing nice about this restaurant was the decor. It was very... More 

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Siena, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm new to Charlotte and am just trying out restaurants. My hairdresser recommended Luce's. It was a superb meal. The scallops could not have been better and the Buttera pasta was also perfect. We have a high bar when it comes to Italian, having just moved from NYC, but Luce has replaced even my most favorite NYC Italian restaurant. Excellent... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I just dined at Luce on Thursday evening and I had the most amazing meal..from the appetizer to the dessert..everything was prepared to perfection. I had octopus for an appetizer, veal and penne for my entree and poached pears and gelato for dessert. The service was exceptional...the waitstaff was courteous and very attentive. I'll definitely be going back and recommending... More 

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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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