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Date
Mon, 4/23
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10:00 PM
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Luciano's - Charlotte

4.5
882 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(980) 833-1484
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Soilis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Tremont Avenue
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Parking details
Parking Deck also available
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Public transit
East/West Blvd light rail station located within walking distance of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Music Fridays
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Special events & promotions
Luciano's Ristorante Italiano is ideal for any occasion.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 882 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Perfect in every way!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Night at the opera and birthday

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There were a number of problems that night - bone found in sea bass
- sat at the table for over 15 minutes before someone came to ask drink order
- drinks were ordered before meal and didn’t receive them until after we finished the meal.
Manager did accommodate however the experience was not good at all

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service on a busy Saturday night. Food is excellent each time. One of our favorites in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing food, waitress seemed a little unsure about some things and kept going to ask the kitchen. The only thing wrong that might was the cocktail was horrible.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food was amazing especially the lasagna and the dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

W are repeat customers. Have never been disappointed with the high quality food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were only in Charlotte for one night and wanted Italian food and so glad we chose to eat here it was fantastic everything was delicious and service was fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good good and service

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Perfect! What else can I say! Ronald does a great job!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent night. Great food and service! will be back

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was excellent as usual except for the strawberry shortcake dessert. The service was extremely slow and the waitress seemed to disappear for 20 minutes at a time. She said she would fill up our drinks and she had not returned 10 minutes later... I went to the restroom and she was in a stall in her cell phone cussing and socializing with a friend. It was very unprofessional. I will still eat here because of the food but the wait staff needs to pick it up a notch.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have been many times to Luciano's and for the most part i have been very happy with the meals. Service is inconsistent, not every server knows the wine menu and this past time, i ordered bottle water and the server didn't pour it. The drink menu is good. The one thing it got me unpleasantly surprised was that we ordered the special (the pasta tossed on a wheel of cheese) how expensive can a special be at a $ restaurant? i'd say around $30. Well, to my surprise the special was $45! This dish is not worth that price. I will never order it again! It's just noodles with cheese and a piece of sea bass and asparagus. This overly priced dish made me disappointed and ruined my experience.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always love it here! Can’t beat the food and my family is here often for special events; you won’t be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Outstanding food and service

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great shrimp app and veal parm dinner. Excellent welcoming service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing brunch!! Best shrimp and grits I have ever had and really nice drinks specials!!! The peach bellinis and white sangria were really good!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and setting. Parking is difficult. Sevice was good. Worth the drive. Recommend highly

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was mostly good, when it finally got to us. Entire meal took almost 3 hours, and with kids that isn’t the best thing. Waited close to an hour before apps arrived, but the they were very good when they did. Same with the salad course. Dinner entrees were so-so, no one in the party was exactly floored with their choice. When the bill came we felt it was extremely expensive for the experience. There wasn’t even any alcohol on the bill, and it was close to $400 for 6 adults.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We LOVE Luciano's!!!!! We get such a nice romantic lovely evening on Fridays with the live music and great wait staff.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was EXCELLENT! Service was EXCELLENT! We had a fun dinner and everybody has been talking about the food quality for days. So glad we found you.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had a great dinner with my granddaughter here. They really accommodated an 8 year old very well. I will come back next time I am in Charlotte!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our first time here and they were accommodating to changing of our dinner time, since we got done early at an event in town. We had a great server and the food was great. My husband and I always get different plates so we can try more than one entree, so our favorite ended up with the Lasagne that had a different spin on it. My husband said it was great as a leftover, too! We had the antipasti appetizer and it was cost per person but after we spoke to the server we just wanted to pay for one because we can't eat that much or so we thought. It was however sufficient for two people. We also had a dessert too. And we were stuffed!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We really enjoyed dinner here. It was for a special occasion and ended up being a great spot to celebrate. There was live music on the Friday night we went. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Great cocktails.

We will definitely be back, thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We normally really enjoy Luciano’s but sometimes I guess you find a perfect storm. Our evening was a disappointment not because of the food (which is always great) but because of the poor service. Started out with cocktails delivered which were not what we ordered. Finding our server was a problem as was the amount of time it took to receive our corrected order. Next came the push to order after we said give us time to enjoy our drinks. We were asked 3 times in a 15 minute period if we were ready to order. We ordered an appetizer while still enjoying our drinks and it was delivered in less than 5 minutes. Then our entrees came out while we were still enjoying the appetizer. Horrible timing.
It appeared that our issue was directly related to a number of large parties which apparently presented a problem for our overloaded server and for the kitchen. Our table for 2 apparently had lower priority than the larger groups.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A neighborhood place that is good.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great dinner last night, and the new server Ronald did a wonderful job! I think the management and chief needs a raise!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Restaurant was nice, service was good, food got mixed reviews. Eggplant Parmigiana was very good, Lobster Ravioli was too salty and a bit fishy...not a fan.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was expensive and felt unloved. My parmigiana was warm. The service was too much. I don’t want to be asked how the meal is going every 5 mins!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great food, beautiful space.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I took my elderly mother out to lunch for her birthday. We had a wonderful meal & the waitress brought out a piece of cake with a candle & a few strawberries with Happy Birthday written in chocolate.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We enjoyed a pre-theater dinner on a Sunday at Luciano's - which has always been a gem and still is! Dinner and the service by Lorena exceeded our expectations. The Mussels, Lamb Chops and Veal were all A++. We love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful evening at Luciano’s. Everything was wonderful, from the appetizer to the entrée to the service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time to Luciano’s but we will be going back! The food and wine were delicious and the service impeccable!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. I found it by passing by the location and then went online for reviews. The atmosphere was very delightful. The service was great, we didn't have any issues throughout the night.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great meal and service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was excellent. Hats off to the chef! Lovely romantic setting.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Although the Restaurant was quite busy (Valentines) our reservations were good, the server attentive, and the courses of the meal were well prepared and brought without delays.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing. My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day and made reservations easily. We were seated promptly per our reservation time. I had the meatballs and spaghetti and he had the chicken bacon pizza, both which tasted amazing. Our server was extremely awkward, though. He wouldn’t look us in the face nor did he barely speak when he came by to bring bread or refill water (which we had to ask for). I don’t know, but paying top dollar like this for food...I expected better service.

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