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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
Sunday
Closed
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Phenomenal!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Cindy R
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Statesville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Statesville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
9 restaurant reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wife and I stopped in for a casual dinner. We were happy with the food and service. But a Barcardi Rum and Diet Coke was $10!! I know this is up town Charlotte but a bottle of rum can't cost $20. Why Would you have to take advantage of customers like that?

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Part of the Conte Group in Charlotte, Luce is the premier restaurant for Italian food uptown. Run by Augusto Conte, a native of Ischia, Italy, this is real Italian food! Every dish has authentic taste, and meticulously prepared. The osso buco is my favorite - tender, so flavorful, and served with the bone marrow. The fish dishes are a a... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of my favorite Uptown Spots! The Chef does a terrific job mixing in traditional Italian Fare with the best of Contemporary cuisine. The food is always fresh and the wine list is perfect! To top it off, the wait staff is professional, courteous, and informed. Great place for a date night.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

read the reviews and decided to give it a try... please don't get me wrong. I don't mind paying for Food! but if I go to an Italian restaurant I expect to leave the restaurant satisfied. e started with apps and ordered the carpaccio $10 dollars for 2 slices of it! and it wasn't good! the the calamari... average but... More 

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charlotte
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I go to Luce for our Favorite Dish....MARE; lobster, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp and peperoncino over linguini Excellent atmosphere, service, and really good food. We also go to their "sister" restaurant in Waxhaw called 'Trattoria Antica' and always have a wonderful experience.

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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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