Luciano's - Charlotte

4.6
1127 reviews
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Italian
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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Charleston
194 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Wonderful service! Will be back soon!

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SW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic and the food was nice but not outstanding.

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DA
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time our group has been there.... we will be back. Server was amazing... especially for such a large group❤️

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EP
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Luciano's for the first time last weekend. We will definitely be back! The food and service were both excellent.

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LS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except it took far too long after we had finished our entrees to get our dessert

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Charleston
195 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a relaxing and delicious Mother's Day dinner . Madeleine was an excellent server!

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FP
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Luciano's before, and it's a great place to go for a special occasion. The food is great and the service is superb.

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PZ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and the dessert was great! Our server was also very attentive and checked in on us consistently. Would recommend and I plan to come back again.

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place for Italian food to enjoy. Good service, food and attention. Recommended.

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JK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Place was nice. The buffet for 49.95 per per person was way overpriced for what they served. The food was also cold.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Note: This is a review for the Mother's Day Brunch...not for a normal experience.

We've been coming to Luciano's for Mother's Day Brunch for 5 years (with the exception of 2018). This year was just kinda meh. The brunch spread wasn't nearly as plentiful. The desert selection was limited compared to years past. Also, if you are going to put out a smoked salmon platter with capers, onions and all the fixings...make sure to also put out bagels and cream cheese. Nobody wants smoked salmon sashimi for brunch on Mother's Day. Maybe there is different ownership, new food manager, or somebody just dropped the ball. Anyway, kinda bummed to have to hunt for a new Mother's Day tradition.

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy visiting Luciano’s for fantastic Italian cuisine! We left pleased and happy with the visit, however our server was new to the serving side of the restaurant business and had to write down many of the drink orders as we had to repeat the beverages and ingredient makeup a few times as their lack of alcoholic knowledge was significantly lacking. We enjoyed their personality and friendliness, however it was slightly disappointing with our server lacking some “bar knowledge”. Everything else otherwise was entirely enjoyable! We also very much so appreciate when the owner/ manager came by to ask how everything was and asked for any commentary to share on our dining experience with them!
Luciano’s will continue to have my support!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We decided to eat here after our son graduated from UNCC. We had a 4:30 reservation on a Friday afternoon. I suppose because the dinner rush hadn't started, we arrived an our table was ready for us. Service was very quick, attentive and efficient. The waitress even brought over a "purse" hanger for our pocketbooks. Nice touch. Menu has enough selection for everyone to find something they like. Prices were moderate and justified based on the quality of the meals we all received. Food was good and generous. They gifted the graduate with a free dessert off a beautifully presented dessert tray. His cannoli was yummy. The atmosphere was lovely, very calming quite place to enjoy each other and just talk. I would definitely go back when I am in the area. Thanks Luciano for the enjoyable dining experience.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We celebrated two ladies’ birthdays in my Bridge club. The flatbread pizzas and salmon were good. One in the party couldn’t eat her steak and salad because the meat had too many grizzles. She was not charged. The restaurant is lovely and we enjoyed our lunch. However, we probably won’t return as a large group (12).

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great homemade pasta. Try the lasagna. Yummy

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Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, attentive servers, outstanding food

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazeing time! Would definitely eat here again

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 16th Anniversary. We brought our kids with us. The wait staff was awesome! Our food was amazing! We had the salmon and pork chop. Our kids loved their food. It’s definitely one of our new favorite places to eat. The cannolis and tuxedo cake were amazing. We had a wonderful family dinner. I wish I could remember our waiter’s name but he was great!

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RW
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in the Charlotte area. Food is of good quality, and the waiters have always been very polite.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Slow service. Fair food. Noisy environment

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service is always terrific. A “go to” meal.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have had dinner at Luciano's many times over the past 2 years and were very pleased. Dining Saturday not so much. The food, a great mix of Italian favorites and excellent meats, was not very good Saturday night. My veal was uneatable and was sent back. The special rib eye was offered and then we were told it was not available. Same issue with Champagne, we ordered and were then told that there was only 1 bottle.

We love the restaurant and will go back. The staff is always great. We are assuming that Saturday was an off night.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Valentine’s Day and we loved it so we went back for our anniversary and it was outstanding

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Charleston
195 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! What a special meal from John!! Ronald does a wonderful job here!

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G
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Charlotte! The food is phenomenal. Coming from someone who is actually Italian, it does not get much better than Luciano's. For the price, the quality of the menu items and the service are exceptional.

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Charleston
195 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronald nows how to run a restaurant!! He’s the rest! Food was excellent!! Service was perfect!! Ronald is spot on!!

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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Service of Frank was top notch! Chocolate “happy anniversary” on our tiramisu plate was fun and delicious! Will definitely be dining at Luciano’s again soon!

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TA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't say enough nice things about Luciano's. The service is outstanding, the atmosphere is casual and the food is exceptional. There are plenty of Italian restaurants to choose from in our area, maybe more well known and certainly more expensive but you will not be disappointed at Luciano's and will most likely not find a reason to go to all those others anymore. My wife and I had wedge salads and she had the salmon and I had the Rigatoni with sausage/peppers and onions. All prepared perfectly and just the right amount of attention as we dined. Awesome!!

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b
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was ok. Everything was ok. I will try other Italian spots around town before returning. It would be fine for easy Italian take out

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A
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend. Was very pleased with food and excellent service.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tiramisu is worth the trip. Good food and great service. The wife and I make it a go to place for date night.

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SN
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is superb here every time and you can actually hear to talk to your table mates!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and good for business lunch

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KR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip to Luciano's. Everything was perfect...from the service to the wine to the food. We will certainly be back!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my sons birthday. Everything but the cheesecake was beyond excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Better than what we were expecting. The restaurant had a great vibe to it.

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MA
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. The service impeccable. Everything I've had there has been delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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TF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service, parking and location. My entree was dry( jumbo scallop scampi). Waiter was patient and kind to remove the entree from bill. Great for a date night.

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Charleston
195 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a great meal! Everything was perfect!

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