Anniversary BrunchAte brunch for our Anniversary and Mothers Day. Food was Great - Very authentic. Service was Great. Staff was Very friendly and knowledgable. Nice looking restaurant. Felt like eating at a restaurant in Italy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousHad a wonderful Mother's Day brunch! The food was excellent & service very good. Would like to return, without the kiddos, for dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFIVE STAR LUCEWe have come to Luce several times both for dinners and special occasion brunch, and without fail they never dissappoint. The staff are friendly and work hard to make your evening special --- it is important to them. The food is simply perfect, I don't know what else to say about that, the kitchen keeps turning out wonderful dinners, every plate a new sensation for your taste buds. If you haven't been to Luce yet, you are missing out on a special place, it is a must "go to " ristorante.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding MealOur first trip to Luce--wow! The food was superb. We had seafood risotto and truffle ravioli. It is one of the best Italian meals we have had. We enjoyed dinner so much that we returned for Sunday brunch---another excellent meal.
The service was professional and efficient. The wine list was limited, but solid. The waiter suggested an excellent Riserva Chianti that match our dishes well.
Superb. Luce is worth a special trip.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantHad excellent service, fantastic food and great wine for a group of nine. Recommend for a nice evening out with friends, family or just with spouse. Stress free relaxing meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops were absolutelyThe scallops were absolutely delicious. The Tiramisu was also outstanding and not too heavy at all. The restaurant has an understated elegance and romantic vibe with excellent friendly service. I will definitely be going back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Nice Atmosphere!Very nice restaurant, great atmosphere and feel to the restaurant. The only downside to it, was that even though I set the reservation, they wouldn't allow us to sit at our table until everybody in our party was there (we were only missing 1 couple). They almost let another party take our table even though we had set the reservation. Other than that though, great food with adequate service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness lunchI travel to Charlotte regularly and for a few years, would almost always dine at Coco Osteria, same owners as Luce. On this trip, I was taking a colleague and potential new hire to lunch during a day of interviews. Service was attentive and food, excellent. I was happy to find my favorite Bisteca dish from Coco Osteria now on the menu at Luce - this flavorful flank steak and arugula is tasty and low-carb. The other two diners had the risotto special and said it was delicious. Risotto portions seemed small, but that could have been an illusion from being served in a large dish. Decor is formal and elegant. On a Tuesday midday, Luce was quiet. With a diverse-enough menu of excellent food, this is a good place for an official business lunch.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit--will definitelyOur first visit--will definitely not be our last!! Restaurant was beautiful, service was fantastic and food was incredible!!! We will recommend it to all of our friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serviceThe dinner was great but the service was exceptional! Great attention! Would definitely return.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant and lovelyBeautiful restaurant and lovely service. Food good, knowledgable staff and wonderful atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wine was good the foodThe wine was good the food excellent and the owners are New Yorkers. WE HAD TROUBLE FINDING THE RESTAURANT BUT WE CALLED AND IT TURNED OUT WE WERE RIGHT OUTSIDE. THE FOOD WAS SO FRESH AND GOOD. IT WAS FUN TALKING ABOUT N.Y. RESTAURANTS AND ITIAN NEIGHBORHOODS IN N.Y. THE EVENING WAS DELIGHTFUL BECAUSE THE OWNERS AND THEIR RESTAURANT IS DELIGHTFUL. I WOULD REOMMEND HIGHLY AND WOULD GO BACK THE NEXT TIME I AM IN CHARLOTTE.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAugusto continues to workAugusto continues to work his charm and Sean, his right hand manis a gracious and knowledgable host. One of the best spots in Charlotte.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLuce continues to deliver.Luce continues to deliver. Food was excellent and overall noise level was low, which makes it great for lunch meetings and interviews.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing homemade pasta! WeAmazing homemade pasta! We loved every bite of everything!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent option for lunch!The salmon salad was the perfect lunch option and the service can not be beat anywhere in Charlotte.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs president of my nursingAs president of my nursing organization I wanted to bring my board members to a nice end of term dinner. Luce provided that and much more. They accommodated all 14 of us very nicely. The service from the minute we sat down was exceptional. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Luce for a wonderful dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful server whoHad a wonderful server who was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine list.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was excellent,The food and service was excellent, I'm just sorry that I dont live in Charlotte. Luce would be one of my favorite regular restuarants.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Italian mustMy wife and I made a special stop in Charlotte, returning from DC to Atlana, just to dine at Luce. We first ate here two years ago and found it to be exceptional. As on our previous visit the food was wonderful, everything prepared to perfection and served timely. Highly recommended for foodies and Italian dining aficionados.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe real deal!!The best food outside of Italy I've had in NC. When
Ever I am in Charlotte I must eat at Luce! Outstanding!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is always good.This place is always good. Most of the staff has been there for several years and they really know how to treat the customer. The food is very good and is consistent. I have been there probably 20 times over the years and have never been disappointed.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot say enough GREATI cannot say enough GREAT things about Fabio, who assisted us for dinner Saturday, March 23. Not being as familiar with Italian wine, he took the extra time to walk us through the list, asking what we typically like and drink and made a recommendation. the food was miraculous. One of the best restaurant Ceasar salads I've had. The osso bucco and stuffed veal was incredible. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was recommendedThis restaurant was recommended by a friend. It met every expectation from great innovative food to the outstanding servic.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingly delicious!This is the second time I have eaten at Luce while on business in Charlotte. I find the overall experience exceptional and will make it a point to get back there again. The staff is enthusiastic and always offers up dish recommendations and wine pairings. They do not rush you at all. You can't go wrong!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a business dinner forHad a business dinner for 6. Food and wine selection was good. Everyone was pleased with the food and service and we could have a conversation without shouting. Will go back for both business and personal.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth my girlfriend and I areBoth my girlfriend and I are vegetarian and had no problem finding appetizers, salads, and entrees that were vegetarian-friendly and delicious! Our waiter (and perhaps the manager) was very friendly and checked on us often without being obtrusive. Once we said vegetarian and ordered a dish that had meat, he made sure we knew that it had meat and that he would instruct kitchen not to prepare it with meat. It was a special occasion we were celebrating and Luce made it memorable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third time atThis was our third time at Luce and our first with our family! It was a hit--even the pickiest in our group loved the food, the ambiance, the wine--everything! My sister has been to Italy and was very impressed with the authenticity of the food and the ambiance. Luce is a wonderfully refreshing change from the "typical" restaurant scene--we LOVE it!! Thank you--we will be back!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA most memorable dining experience.A most memorable dining experience. Food, service and ambiance made for a wonderful evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA BeaconAmidst a sea of steak houses, Luce shines like a beacon with wonderful Italian food, a great host and wonderful service. We were out of towners who found this gem on Open table and found a home away from home. We went back again the second night we stayed in Charlotte3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our second visit toThis is our second visit to Luce, and we brought our daughter this time. It is a lovely Italian restaurant, with wonderful house-made pastas, and a wide variety of dishes, as well as they usually have some great specials.
A true dining experience.
The service is top notch as well.
Coming from NY, it may not compare with Arthur Avenue, but certainly tops anything we have found in this area... so we gave it 5 stars on this comparison. But it would still be 4 in NYC3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service!!I took my father to Luce for his birthday and we had a wonderful experience! The food and service was excellent! The osso bucco, sea bass, seafood pasta and desserts were delicious. We were not crazy about the flavor of the rissoto served with the osso bucco, but overall it was a perfect evening and made extra special by the Luce mgmt and staff.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Italian food & greatFabulous Italian food & great service. We went for Restaurant Week & Luce was outstanding.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM