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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)
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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give it more stars, I would! A bit tucked away, but we heard great things so we ventured out to find it. Easy 8pm reservation on a Saturday evening - the host and waitress were both very helpful and accommodating. We started with the burrata as a recommendation and wow - it was amazing! We also had... More 

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Lexington SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant in heart of the city. Romantic atmosphere, good food, good staff. One of my favorites in Charlotte

Thank Panic1522
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No other words can describe it. Luce certainly goes above and beyond to make your visit simply unforgettable. Excellent customer service, great atmosphere, delicious food and decent prices makes this place a hidden gem in Uptown Charlotte. I would recommend the linguine in white sauce with clams, mare in red sauce and the zuppa di cozze as a appetizer. What... More 

Thank Boris E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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.

Thank CapeCod1997
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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

Thank wherenextnc
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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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