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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 10
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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
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Everything about Luce is superb - the cozy atmosphere, the perfect cocktails and wine, the superior food, and the top-notch service. We love coming here when we spend an evening uptown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
JBrow1975
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English first
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Everything about Luce is superb - the cozy atmosphere, the perfect cocktails and wine, the superior food, and the top-notch service. We love coming here when we spend an evening uptown.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a corporate party here. The drink, service and food were excellent. They have some good Italian wine and Italian beer choices. Conveniently located at the heart of Charlotte uptown. Finding this place was a bit difficult as they do not have a board facing the road. You would see a different restaurant by the roadside when you reach 214... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We dined here when Phantom of the Opera was in town (finally getting around to writing a review). Brought friends with us who had never been. This was a favorite of ours when we moved to Charlotte 10 years ago. But since then, I feel like success in the industry may have gone to their heads. Prices were significantly higher... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here last night, and had a most enjoyable experience from beginning to end. The cocktails were cold and refreshing. My husband had the Caesar salad followed by the seafood linguini; I started with the beet salad, then the branzino which was roasted whole, then served deboned, with potatoes and artichokes (I believe the menu... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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