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Luce Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
First Ward
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214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (North Tryon & 5th)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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All 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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Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Frank P
Cleveland, OH
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank jadunnigandc
Orlando, FL
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ncolon60
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Goldinlondon2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Donna G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Eric S
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19 reviews
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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.

Thank 聡菊
Mooresville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We chose this restaurant based on other reviews. It was a beautiful night, so we say outdoors in the small courtyard. We were a little disappointed in the bread and appetizers, however, the main dishes were excellent and so delicious! The staff was very attentive. I would recommend it for an upscale dinner uptown, but would maybe try something other... More 

Thank 642Victorious
Papeete, French Polynesia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We were going to the Charlotte Symphony and our waiter immediately asked if we had an engagement. We replied and he said we had plenty of time. He continued to be excellent. The dinner was delicious. The beet salad was beautifully presented. My pasta special had a ragout of braised ribs that melted in my mouth. Also, the salmon was... More 

Thank John T
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The best service I've had. The owner checked back several times. I had a special - the homemade pappardelle noodles with braised short ribs - and it was melt in your mouth amazing. I had the fantastic beet salad as an appetizer and the richness of the sauce from the ribs was almost too much. I had the second half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?