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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
Today
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
Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful meal and hospitality with simple and authentic dishes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
BambooH2O
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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148 reviews 148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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 via mobile

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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Seminole, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was expecting much more from Luce then what was delivered. The waiter was excellent but the food was fair at best. I ordered the veal and when it was served the entire meal was luke warm at best. Maybe it was just an off night for Luce.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Extremely professional service. Above and beyond. The food was very good, the drinks expensive. We went for a business Christmas Party. Everyone liked it.

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Henderson, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Jim and I were staying a the Dunhill. My husband is handicapped, so assistance is often needed. We got a ride from the Dunhill to the restaurant, but got there 20 minutes before they opened. It was cold and rainy, and I knocked on the door to see if they would let us come in and wait. We were very... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

my partner and shared an anniversary dinner here in October 2014. The eine list was good, not terribly extensive but interesting with some good, rationally priced, alternatives. Food was simply terrific--Classic Italian fare of high quality, served with care and attention to detail. The only negative, the interior design isn't up to the same level of care as the food.... 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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