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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)
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Italy 5 times in the last 7 years and this is as good as you will find in the US. Gnocchi and Mare were exceptional. Staff amazing. Wine delicious.

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Thank CapeCod1997
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my niece and children to Luce for dinner last night before seeing Newsies at the Belk Theater. This was my second time visiting the restaurant and I'm definitely going back. My son had the lasagna, my daughter had the fillet, my niece had the scallop and risotto special, and I had the linguini and clams. All of us... More 

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Thank Darci M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of a family of excellent Italian restaurants in Charlotte. This one tends to be more upscale in decor, service and menu, Likely the most romantic of center city eateries

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Thank wherenextnc
Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for Queen's Feast, but most of us ended up with the Branzino from the regular menu - too good to pass up. Appetizers of mussels, octopus and more were just delicious. Top that off with some of the best service in Charlotte, Luce is definitely among the best.

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Thank Frank P
Cleveland, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice staff, food was great and creative. Deserts were great. The restaurant offers a diverse wine list.

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Thank jadunnigandc
Orlando, FL
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is our go to lace in uptown Charlotte. Its not a big place but its awesome. The decor is marble and velvet. They offer validated parking which is a plus in uptown Charlotte. This place is great for a date night for two or for a group of 10 or more. I have had most dishes and they... More 

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Thank ncolon60
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went here for a business dinner and the food and service was fantastic. Good wine list, low noise level, very conducive to a business meal. Highly recommended!

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Thank Goldinlondon2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had dinner at Luce with another couple before theatre in Charlotte. Chose Luce because I had not had a good Italian dinner since moving to Charlotte from NY over a year ago. Saw it on OpenTable and the menu looked wonderful. From the minute we walked in the door it was a wonderful experience. We were greeted and seated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife had visited about eight months ago and recommended a return on our family vacation. I had the lasagna and it was served in a dish that kept it hot from first bite to last. I wanted to stop but it was so delicious that I couldn't help myself.

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Thank Eric S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

When I visited to Charlotte, I'd like to eat Italian food. So I find to this restaurant by using trip advisor. All foods are so delicious!! There are so many wine, too. I'd love to go to this restaurant again.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?