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Date
Sat, 5/26
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10:00 PM
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Luciano's - Charlotte

4.5
901 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 901 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had 7 people for dinner and everything was perfect! No waiting for any course! Food and service were perfect! Ronald does a wonderful job.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Italuan restaurant, very close to Rt 77. Free valet parking. The food and service was too notch. Very classy place

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte. They continue to update the menu to keep things interesting .

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Te food was super and our server was very pleasant. It was raining and they had guys out with unbrellas so we did not get wet. Very thoughtful

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, great service and a wonderful experience! Would definitely recommend!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The taste of the food is not fresh it's like you're eating reheated

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was great as usual, however the service was less than poor. It was a $55 Mother’s Day buffet and we were serviced as if it was a $4.99 coupon lunch at a Denny’s. Drinks didn’t come until our second plates were nearly finished. Bloody Marie tasted like vodka mixed purely with Tobasco. I had to physically remove first and second plates from our table because it seemed no one was bussing tables. I walked up to the bar to get my second drink because I was never asked for a second one at my table. It’s so disappointing the service is so bad there because it really is a great hometown restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was a Mother's Day Brunch, your experience may vary for evening meals of regular lunches, but they laid out a special event brunch buffet that was astounding. Lobster tail, Maryland crab cakes, beef tenderloin, Frenched rack of lamb, , mushroom ravioli, rigatoni and sausage, lamb shank, cod, salmon, breakfast items, a cold bar with Italian cold cuts and shrimp, and a ten dessert spread. Everything was fantastic, fresh, and the servers did their best to stay busy, but out of the way (obviously a buffet style brunch is not typical for them). Constant rotation of hot and cold dishes, drinks never less than half full, and management stopped by at least twice to each table.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for the Mother's Day buffet. Every thing we had was great. Very unusual to see broiled lobster tails on a buffet. I was worried they would be tough, but they cooked them in small batches and they were cooked perfectly. The staff were also very warm and inviting, and the setting is very pretty.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This restaurant always puts on a good Mother's Day Brunch buffet with high quality food preparations that you would find at a 5-star restaurant in any of the top 10 U.S. cities. The service was moderate but not exceptional for the price. The service could be a step up for the little nuances such as not splashing the refills and to remember to leave utensils, or provide replacements, while removing dishes from the table. Otherwise, it is worth visiting as the food prepared by the chef is exceptional.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had gotten 4+ review through open table and not accurate. Food was served in a timely period by "runner". Wait person attempted to be on top of everything,but could not handle. 40 minutes to get drinks. Never got water refills; asked for refill on bread; never came. Entrees were under the lamps making them looking and tasting less than enviurating . We tried , not to come back

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great place for intimate or group dining. The food is amazing. One of those places that I would add to the top of the list for Charlotte restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wonderful evening on the patio. Service was terrific as was the food. Did not feel rushed and enjoyed every moment. The vodka martini was one of the best I tasted.
We will return!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good service nice environment

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always good. Repeat customer. Deliciuos food. Service excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Overall a very nice dining experience. Jumbo shrimp were outstanding....ended up ordering a second serving. Meals were great, deserts were better! Will definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My husband enjoyed his veal Parmesan. My salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Delightful service, dangerously good Sangria, delicious dishes!

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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 8, 2018

Accommodated my food allergy. Food was delicious.

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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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