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Luce Restaurant & Bar

214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (First Ward)
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Ranked #32 of 1,948 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: First Ward
Cross street: North Tryon & 5th
Transit: 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.
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106 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Mobile, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A great menu with outstanding pasta dishes (everyone at our table swooned over the carbonara), and excellent specials. The snapper was cooked to perfection, and the pasta fagioli was the best I've ever had. We had a large group (10), but our waiter was accommodating and totally entertaining. We all wanted him to sit down to dinner with us!

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are 2 Italians...and Italian restaurants in the US tend to leave us unimpressed....Luce was not one of those. The menu itself exudes "autenticita". It had been restaurant week in Charlotte & selected restaurant had created special menus for that week. My partner selected a delightful Italian salad from several other starters, a special penne pasta with sweet Italian sausage... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went for lunch during the week but it was a special occasion. The wine and food were great and so was the service. We were aware of the prices when we chose the restaurant.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We dined here several years ago and it was excellent. However, recently we went here with a group of 5 for a very special lunch celebration. We were greeted at the door by a gentleman who appeared to be unfriendly. The waitress was friendly and attentive. However, when we received our meals, we were all disappointed. The lasagna tasted like... More

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Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Outstanding, authentic Italian food. The lasagna was particularly good. Great service, too. Great restaurant that I'd recommend to anyone looking for fine Italian food.

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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I will dream of this meal. I ordered the Mare - so many varieties of seafood on pasta. Everything was cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious. Lovely, lovely.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I dined here for the first time recently. We enjoyed everything about the experience ... ambiance, food (appetizer & entrees), service & price.

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Central, NJ
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a downtown restaurant that looks like it caters to business diners. It has high ceilings and a stark modernist vibe. Service was competent yet slow. Food was well prepared from the relatively short and simple menu. Prices were reasonable for the location.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Situation : 2:26 pm Friday. We come in for lunch. Told by what appears to be the manager, shorter man, balding, thin stature, that "we are closed" Wow. Obviously this man has never owned a restaurant nor should be in the industry. Doors were open, posted in the window, lunch served till 2:30 .Way to lose business and the many... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Ate lunch at Luce for co-worker's birthday. Excellent Italian food. I had veal piccata with sautéed spinach. Very tasty. Prices are a tad high for a typical business lunch but you get what you pay for. Staff is very attentive. Parking in GeRst Tower was a bit of a pain. If you were coming in off of Tryon, or walking... More

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