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“The WHOLE Experience”

Luce Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #27 of 2,374 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The WHOLE Experience”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great selection, Excellent service, Elegant presentation of Italian dishes! Fairly priced wine list with broad selection. Outdoor patio away from street noise enjoys prevailing breezes. Romantic yet good for business dinners as well. My experience heightened by a birthday celebration by a family of 12 Italians! I felt I was back in Lake Como! Upscale but not expensive.

Visited August 2013
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Vero Beach, Florida
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216 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Not perfect, but darn good”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went on a busy rainy Saturday night, and with a private party at the next table, about 20 people. We also had to argue for the table we wanted, until the owner appeared and all was well.

It is a short walk from the Ritz Carlton and in a nice part of downtown in this beautiful city.

They serve excellent Italian cuisine, service was good and price reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Good in all respects”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Accommodating, even with children. good wine list fair pricing, excellent food. Located right downtown. relaxing but upscale. Walk to everything, games, business, theater. Excellent Veal, Pasta and side dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
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north carolina/virginia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in every respect”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our daughter and son-in-law treated us to an anniversary dinner at Luce last weekend. It couldn't have been better. The waiter was excellent in guiding our selections and everything we ordered was delicious. We all ended up having one or another of the seafood entrees and each person was sure his/hers was the best. The portions were just the right size so that we didn't have to feel either that we had to eat more than we wanted or that we would be wasting food. I wish more restaurants could understand that gargantuan portions are not appreciated by everyone. At the end of the meal we were surprised with a chocolate dessert with a lighted candle and champagne on the house which added a festive touch to the end of a relaxed and memorable evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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winston salem
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have eaten here several times over the past few years; it is always our go to place for a really special meal when in Charlotte.
Something however has happened since we last visited a few months ago; the menu is different and far less interesting and the specials follow suit. It has lost it's edge and we will very sadly look elsewhere now for our special meal in Charlotte.

Visited August 2013
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