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Luciano's - Charlotte
Luciano's - Charlotte

Luciano's - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucianositaly.com
  • Email: info@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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Nice restaurant, good food and service. Will return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time visit. Loved it! The atmosphere, feel, the service, food, and the restroom. :-) I ordered the sea bass and shrimp special, blackened. I've never seen a piece of fish that thick. I had no room for dessert, but look VERY forward to that experience in the near future. VERY NEAR! :-)"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed ourselves very much. Great options and wait staff was on point. We will return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was our first time in Lucianos and it was incredible the food was amazing but what we really enjoy was the service (Ronald) he was incredible we love his accent, he did a very good job selecting our wine, will come back next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place was very nice. They had live music which was very nice. All the oops that we had was very good except the goat cheese appetizer was very spicy. Overall the food, service and ambiance was very nice. I would go back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was my first time there, & I would absolutely return. It's every penny! The service is just as great as the food!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a nice Italian restaurant - WE FOUND IT !"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner experience. Previously we had been at lunch. The general manager's attention was greatly appreciated throughout the evening. Great wine menu and the food was outstanding. One observation is that no one seemed to have much in depth knowledge of the wine list...but that was a minimal criticism. A well kept secret that deserves as much attention as possible as it is truly a delicious experience. The decor made us feel as tho we were in a contemporary restaurant in Milan!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had the perfect engagement experience at Luciano's in Charlotte. I met the manager in advance and she reserved me a beautiful table with roses for a romantic evening. The server was excellent and the food was amazing! They also have an excellent wine list. To top off the evening, they wrote "Will you marry me?" on the dessert plate. My fiance was totally surprised and had the best surprise. I wouldn't have done it any differently. Thanks again to everyone!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The sauce for the bread was very less flavorful than out last visit. My appitizer of carpatichio was mush instead of thin slices. There is nothing to deaden the noise in the front room. With two large parties it was difficult at times to talk to each other. The service was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable evening out with my husband. From the very nice valet gentleman to the very nice waiter. We were not rushed and enjoyed a very nice slow paced meal. The only thing that would have been nicer would have been if we were seated in the main dining room. We had a table in the smaller room and were the only ones in there for a while. While it was nice, it would have been nicer to have been in the larger room with more going on."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening. Great food service, and atmosphere. Loved half price wine so we ordered upgrade."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A well-decorated,warm, comfortable place with a varied menu and moderate pricing. The fish and shrimp dishes are fresh and delicious as are the Italian dishes. Excellent valet parking and easy access. It's my favorite place in South End as a great destination for anything from casual pizza/salad night to a romantic splurge."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Lucianos, this time for a business meeting and i didnt regreet food like always it was great and they had what i went for the Bone- in. Our server Ronald was excellent he even served the apps in our own plates something that we wasnt used to but we really enjoy it.."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "If you have a chance make sure to visit Luciano's while in Charlotte. This is our favorite place. We get treated very well by the Waiter Darrin and we ask for him each time. Never have had a bad meal there...."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is my third visit to Luciano's, this time for a business dinner. I chose it because the food on my last two visits was consistently excellent and the atmosphere is elegant. The only problem was there was a group close to us that was loud and sometimes distracted our conversation, but that is no fault of the restaurant. My guests thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers and their entrees. I always enjoy their vegetarian options. We had no room for dessert!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "What a great dinner we had at Luciano's. True perfection from the salads,main entree and service. The atmosphere was perfect. Dessert was okay. We had the Brownie with chocolate syrup nod vanilla ice cream. It is the only thing that we had that was not great. That said, this restaurant is a true gem and serendipity. Who knew there was such a fabulous Italian restaurant in the old Paz location. We'll definetly return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined at Luciano's on Friday evening. It's an amazing transformation from the previous establishment. But next time, the owner needs to select a designer with some minimal understanding of acoustics. Metal ceiling, hard floors, wood shutters as window coverings, full restaurant with live music; it was impossible to have a conversation. Fellow diners at adjacent tables were competing to be heard, thus progressively raising the noise level even further. The food was solid, but was not exciting. Maybe we didn't order the "right thing." The highlight of our evening was the service - a tall, young woman who knew her stuff. Reason enough for another go, but next time on the "porch.""
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great night experienced for my first visit to Luciano's, our server did an excellent job for all of us we enjoy every second that we spend in there. Ronald was very professionl. We love his bouncy curls ;)"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "So glad this space has been filled with a great Italian restaurant. The food was excellent! And they did well accommodating my request for some changes to my order. While the service was a bit slow, have to give them a pass as it was Valentine's weekend and very crowded."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great...nice menu. The server , Sam , Was very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They are willing to mix and match to give you what you want. Great flavours"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first dinner at Luciano's - although I have been there for lunch several times. The food is excellent and the wait staff is very attentive. To our surprise - they even had music!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great to have a great italian restaurant close to home in the southend/dilworth area! Everyone enjoyed their meal from the eggplant parm (perfect and I'm particular) to the black spaghetti (spicy and flavorful) and the kids menu options. The ambience was delightful (modern elegance but casual enough for jeans while nice enough for a nice dress....and the server was impeccable -- reflected the elegant vibe with professionalism while still being caring and helpful and laid-back. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It's often hard to find a place that can accommodate a large party successfully. We had a party of 9: the service was impeccable, and every one loved what they ordered. The portions were perfect and the menu offers a wide range of items at various price points. I cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the food. The chopped salad was tasteless as well as the Chicken Piccata. The chicken was not lightly breaded. It was rubbery and the only flavor came from the overloaded capers on top. Plus they served it with a red sauce covered spaghetti instead of the sauce covering the chicken which in hindsight was probably a blessing since the sauce was bland. The service was terrible at first - we waited a long time to give our order after they served our drinks. They apologized but did nothing else. The one bright spot was the dessert. It was a chocolate, peanut butter bombe. It was delicious! The ambience is very nice and the main dining room is beautiful. Be sure and ask for the main dining room - not the front room."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Did a Friday night during Restaurant Week at Luciano's. We expected things to be a little slow with the hustle and bustle of the special event week. Not the case! Our server was great, food timed perfectly and it was delicious. Plus, we had front row seats to live music that really set the mood. Will definitely go back and will recommend to friends!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week for the first time. The food was amazing. The service was great. And loved the duo playing music by the bar. It has become our new go-to restaurant when we are in the mood for good Italian."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We are enjoy the food .. Perhaps this is the best in Charlotte now. Tried several restaurants but this us good portion food and tasty .. Love to go back . Hope they always keep the food standard ."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have dine at Luciano's few times is the past but on my last visit it was over the top i couldn't be more happy the service was phenomenal always on time with refillings on water and wine very professional our server was Ronald and even though he was also taking care of other tables he make us fill we were his only one by the way he was taking care of us. Compliment to the chef and to the managers for their great team."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly, the food was great. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Second time that I dine-in at Luciano's with my mom and as my first visit we weren't disappoint at all first of all we good lucky that the same waiter that took care of us the first time was taking care of us again which it was a plus due to we love a wine that he recommend us the first time and we did not remember the name but as soon as we sat down he recognize us and told us if we were going to drink the wine we drank on our last visit. Ronald did an amazing job just like the first time you can tell he loves what he does, always on time with food and drink, very passionate with his job and we love his ascent"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal here and enjoyed traditional Italian dishes such as Eggplant parmesan, lasagna, etc. The salads were very good as well, and we were offered a chopped salad and a wedge. Wine selection was really nice, and prices were reasonable. The menu offers a lot of options, but we all decided to choose comfort food - maybe because it was so cold out. Hopefully, this place will pick up. I've been twice - once after opening (early in the week) and on a weekend. The crowd picked up on the weekend. They have done an excellent job with the decor, and this could possibly become a South End favorite."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We went to eat with a group of friends, the menu have a lot of items to choose from including their restaurant week menu, our server was Ronald which he did an excellent job, but what really amazed us was the "French Service" that he was capable of doing for all of us with the appetizer and dessert. At the end of our meal the manager went to our table to thank us for dining which it was very nice from him. Definitely will be back and recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Luciano's and we were blown away by the food, the service and the ambience. They just may be Charlotte's best Italian restaurant. Can't wait for our next visit."
    Dined on 1/17/2014