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Luciano's - Charlotte
Luciano's - Charlotte

Luciano's - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucianositaly.com
  • Phone: (980) 833-1484
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: John Soilis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music Fridays
  • Special Events & Promotions: Luciano's Ristorante Italiano is ideal for any occasion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Tremont Avenue
  • Public Transit: East/West Blvd light rail station located within walking distance of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Deck also available
A word from Luciano's - Charlotte
Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano is a venerable institution that proudly serves family-style creations inspired by the rich traditions of Naples, the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Northern Italy.

Warm, rustic interiors that celebrate an open and inviting ambiance with modern details give life to this new concept that introduces the newest flavors of the Mediterranean alongside traditional favorites such as fresh Made Pastas, home-sliced Carpaccio, innovative baked flatbreads and Luciano’s signature brick-oven Neapolitan Pizza. Inspired entrees pair formidably alongside a handsome wine bar featuring select and exclusive Wines from around the World. Join us for lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch, featuring Italian creations that are not to be missed! Catering is available anywhere or for private luncheons and dinner events in our restaurant up to 60 guests.
Buon appetito!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "An out of town guest was visiting, many friends recommended. Was not disappointed. Great food, good service, nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great food, great ambiance, great service and not overly priced. Looking forward to going back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. It's easy to find off the corner of South Blvd. and East Blvd. next to Sullivan's Steakhouse. The interior appearance is stunning and felt very upscale, yet casual. The menu is diverse with something for everyone and the prices were very resasonable. This will definitely be on our list of favorites now that we have been there. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Luciano's on Saturday night 6/28/14. The service was outstanding. Our server was very attentive and prompt. The food was also very good. When a large party was seated next to us, the manager came by our table to ask us if we would like to move to another table. Overall I was very impressed. Good wine list, good food, nice ambiance and great service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It is not our first time eating at Luciano's, but definitely our first time ordering from their new menu, our visit start with a very good cocktail at the bar and then we sat at a table which we got taken care of by the same person (Ronald) that is the name of the guy who took care of us that evening, he did an awesome job we order the Dover Sole and a Frutti de Mare dish which he did an incredible job debone it for me and at the end of our meal he brought us a wet napkin and lemon to clean our hands since we both were eating shellfish, overall it was a great dinner at Luciano's but I have to admit that this time we enjoyed more than the previous time. Thank you once again Luciano's and Ronald for an amazing night"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our third time at Luciano's. They were very accommodating with seating us inside, as we brought guests for their first visit and wanted them to enjoy the beautiful dining room , rather than sit on the porch. The food was excellent…especially the octopus appetizer and the linguine vongole, which is not on the menu, but usually available. The experience is even more enjoyable with the attentive service of Ronald, whom we have requested since our first visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went with out teenage kids on a Saturday night for the first time and were very pleased with Luciano's. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food was excellent. Our server, Paul, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great selections. Apparently the owner also owns a meat shop and the steak I had was cooked to perfection and so good. My husband had the orecchiette and cleaned his plate!! My daughters had the lasagna and loved it. My younger son found his favorite chicken nuggets on the kids menu. We are definitely coming back for a grown-up night!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was excellent, and enjoyed restaurant atmosphere. Location is great for an evening Up Town Charlotte. Looking forward to next visit."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nicer than a quick sandwich place, but not so nice (or slow) that it feels like more of an imposition than a treat for lunch. 3 course lunch special was a good value, food was great, service was friendly -- great spot. Self-parking could be a little tricky if things were busy, but valet parking was offered."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everyone should try this restaurant. Super find for us thur open table. Great service outstanding good. We loved everything about it. Looking forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food and wine list. Good for date night or special occasions."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food, beautiful restaurant, great service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We used to go to Luciano's in Alpharetta on a regular basis before we left the city. And the CLT location has picked up where that left off with the same menu. The carpaccio sets a standard and the bread with dipping sauce is without compare."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went for a date night. First time dining there. Food, atmospher, noise level, all very good. Our waiter, Alberto, I think is his name , very attentive and polite. We enjoyed the meal very well. I suggest going after dark if having an evening meal. Lighting in main dining room is very well done."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "After looking for a great dinner spot, we found this on opentable and tried it out. The restaurant had a somewhat upscale feel but relaxed and the prices were very good for the quality of food. The food came out perfectly and in large portions. Will definitely go back when in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our first visit at Luciano's for brunch was a smashing success, all four of us raved about the food, wine and service.The second was a bit less. My husband's pasta Alfredo was dry rather than creamy while my capellini were drowning in tomato sauce. The gelato was grainy and more like sorbet than ice cream. So with regret I must tone down my earlier enthusiasm."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "In town on business and looking for a good Italian restaurant. Thanks to OT found it in Lucianos. Great atmosphere in trendy area of Charlotte and food was incredible. Even better it was a Wednesday night and all bottles of wine (great selection) were 50% off! Would highly recommend a visit. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed our visit, Food was excellent,as was service. We were a party of four and everyone enjoyed their meals. Would never question another visit to Luciano's in fact looking forward to another visit soon. Very friendly staff was greeted at the door and thanked by the manager for dining with them near the end of our meal. A+++++ restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant has a shared parking deck directly off south boulevard that makes it really accessible. Upon entering the restaurant I was really impressed by the modernization of the restaurant and ambiance. We had a Spanish waiter that was very knowledge of the menu and made some great recommendations! He periodically came back to check on us throughout our dinner. I had a wedge salad with ranch peppercorn dressing and the Suppi de Mare for the entree. It is a seafood stew accompanied by the fish of the day which was sea bass. For desert they gave me a special treat for my Birthday, a chocolate jello custard and I also ordered some doughnuts stuffed with Nutella. Overall the experience was great and I would come back again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My daughter is Vegan and they did not have much choices. They should put options on menu. It's always a marathon trying to order. They did try to accommodate. And wine selection was great. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Visited for the first time to interview a candidate. Exceptional service and the ambience reminded me of a few restaurants in Sardinia. I've always enjoyed various seafood pastas, a hit or miss in Italian restaurants throughout the U.S. The Calamari Fritti was light and delicious; however, the Shrimp Fra Diavolo was average. If it were not for the nice size and fresh tasting shrimp and Calamari, I probably would have rated my dish average. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent. It was buffet style and I can say that everything was truly authentic Italian. One mishap is that Open Table advertised the Mother's Day special as $30 per person but when we got our bill, it was $39.99 per person. That was disappointing and embarassing but other than that we had a nice time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "All food was "light", favorable & plentiful. Different from other "heavy", "big room" buffets, very good for the light eaters & the "beasts" in the group. The "greeter" was cordial (& very pretty), the server was prompt, informative & competent & despite the relatively small size of the room, the food was presented very well & no lines to fight through. However, serving spoons & tongs for the food warmers were caked with the entree & some were missing. Recommend some other way of keeping the utensils clean & available. Other than that, my wife enjoyed the event & thought the food was GREAT! Thank you for a very good experience! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great job. Food is very good. Nice layout. Bring more bread. We could drink and dip bread for hours."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my family to the Mother's Day Brunch. We had a fabulous meal. They had plenty of food and choices. There was something for everyone. It was not an endless buffet as I've seen in the past, but what they had was excellent. I was able to get everything I wanted. I noted a few things such as crab legs were gone relatively early. I had mushroom ravioli, lobster tail, salad and raw oysters. Tenderloin was available and looked great. Kids loved the macaroni and cheese. My wife and Mother-in-law, most importantly, were really happy with brunch and the overall experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful selection with lots of seafood choices. We had the added bonus of arriving first, always a plus at a buffet! We typically avoid buffet dining but were pleasantly surprised with excellent, healthy choices."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Incredible saturday night at Lucianos we went to celebrate mothers day and it was awesome from the first moment until the end our waiter Ronald did an amazing job we were well taking care off we even toldthe manager how great he was not only with our table but with all the one he was taking care making us feel very special including my mom that love the way he speak and his hair. Compliments tothe chef for the great food and to the owner"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My in-laws stumbled upon Luciano's on one visit and now it's their favorite place when they visit Charlotte. We've been multiple times now and every time have experienced excellent food and excellent service."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our experience ,for the second time, was marvelous. Service was just perfect. I find the food a little pricey for what we all ordered. We did not go with the Anniversary Special but ordered off of the regular menu. I do think that we'll be back but there are other restaurants in this category that are not quite as expensive."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Luciano's provides a great dining experience from the time you are welcomed at the desk by the hostess. Our choices for the evening were spot on delicious....complimented by a superb Gavi di Gavi wine. We are native Charlotteans who know our restaurants and this one is becoming one of our top choices. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This restaurant is terrific. We are telling all of our friends. Lunch is superb. The lunch choices are mind boggling. The flounder Milanese was wonderful. We always feel like we are in Florence or Milan when we eat here. The prices at lunch are exceptionally well priced...I believe should be higher as the freshness, quality and fine service deserve to be rewarded. Congratulations to the owners."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My husband and I recently ate here for a much needed date night. We were running late and the restaurant still honored our reservation. The food was delicious and we were pleasantly surprised by the live entertainment. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a party of 5 for lunch on Easter Sunday. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. the "special" entrees were priced between $18 and $26. They also served their lunch menu. This is fairly high end italian. It is a place I would personally reserve for special occasions due to my own budgetary constraints. My 13 YO daughter had blackened salmon (open faced sandwich) which she absolutely loved. I had veal piccata. The bread was awesome. We split one dessert. My tab was about $50 with gratuity. Overall good experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was a our friend's b'da y- so we set up a dinner for 8 people. Everyone raved about the atmosphere, service and the quality of the food. Our waitress was a gem - can't say enough about the quality and quantity of the Antipasto platter -WOW! We all will return!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great Italien Restaurant The food was just as you expect it Form a fine dining establishment. The staff really looked after us including the manager coming to our table making sure all was good. For me a must go to place when in Charlotte. Mille gracie H"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "i met a college friend there, we haven't seen each other in a year, it was quiet enough to have a great conversation but they were alert to our every need while we were dinining. i loved it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I went here with some of my friends to kick off our Charlotte Bachelorette night, and it was amazing! The service was great and the food was incredible. They were very accommodating to our group that kept growing, and they made changing the reservation easy and seamless. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very inviting and fun. I'll be back here for sure, and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any large group or party!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had diner at Luciano's on a Saturday night. Food was tasteful, and came quickly. Ambient was elegant and cozy. Our server was friendly. I recommend it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Classic Italian is simple and straight forward- Lucianos was perfect. Too often Italian restaurants become too modern and layer so many flavors together. We were pleasantly surprised how beautiful it was inside and how welcoming the staff was. There was a great wine list and it was not too overpriced. We had a couple of appetizers that had really clean flavors and our entrees were spot-on in seasoning and overall flavor. I highly recommend the Black Spaghetti if you like a little zing in your sauce. The seafood was fresh and was really beautifully presented. The staff was really great and very friendly. I will definitely be back and bring anyone who visits Charlotte for a great dinner that was reminiscent of my home town in Italy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "first time on Wednesday night at Lucianos' for our surprised they got all of their bottles of wines for 1/2off, we started with caprese salad and scallops & artichokes which our server was kindly to served to us in our plates in an unique way. He did an incredible job through out our meal given us our time that we need it without interrupting us, and serving our bottle of wine throughout our dinning. love his professionalism and the way he talks."
    Dined on 4/9/2014