Luce Ristorante

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1794 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The setting at Luce is romantic. The Murano Lights, Venetian Plaster and Travertine floors create an exclusive dining ambiance. Luce means “Light” in Italian and the restaurant clearly “glows” Luce provides an ideal dining experience whether you stop in for a quick lunch or settling in for a full course dinner and fine selection of extensive wines from Italy. Luce offers fresh, authentic Italian cuisine rich in flavor and passion inspired by our Italian chef, Gabriele Grigolon. The attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides impeccable service allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dining experience. Conveniently located in the Hearst Tower Plaza in the business district of Charlotte’s Center City. Luce opened in 2002 and has achieved outstanding accolades. Helen Schwabb, Charlotte Observer Food Critic, gave Luce an “Excellent” rating. ZAGAT has given Luce an “Extraordinary” rating from 2004-2010.
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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my mom get the buttera.

EC
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The setting was beautiful and the service swift and often. The food was salty and lacked nuance. The bruschetta appetizer was dry and needed either more balsamic or more olive oil. Veal and potatoes didn’t mix well so we left enjoying the wait staff but the meal just average.

LB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic, as usual. Manuel and Caesar greeted us at the door and pampered us during our meal. We were under a time constraint and they made sure we enjoyed our meal ina timely manner.

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Luce with friends before a show at Blumenthal. Service and food are always excellent. Recommended to a friend just today

JL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and outstanding service!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great food, nice setting. A bit pricey but wouldn't hesitate to go there again, in fact I know we will!

OT
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

TK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

While Branzini was fantastic. Underwhelmed by the pasta dishes. Need to work on sauces. Lobster ravioli is a pass. Service was great and engaging. Would go back but maybe order a little differently.

W
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good but wait staff was a bit uptight

OT
Raleigh
129 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great gluten free options.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming friendly staff, great food, decent wine & good atmosphere.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always wonderful!!

EB
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carlo was the best waiter!! Excellent wine recommendation and his service was excellent. The food was really good and we had a great time

w
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar service! Fantastic drinks!
Mouthwatering food!

BG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always say it’s never as good when you go back. But we can definitely say that after 10 years the food, service and ambiance were as special as ever. Just sorry not to see Augusto Conte to tell him in person.

LM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good. We expected it to be more expensive in Uptown, but pasta dishes were way overpriced.

CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Filet was over cooked the first time and had no flavor the second time. Everything else was good.

CL
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent!!!

DD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Luce and it was a fantastic surprise! Chose Luce off of open table app and could not have had a better experience! The staff were so helpful. My husband and I needed vegan dishes and they were so accommodating and made our night perfect. The food was so fresh and delicious!! Will definitely return!!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic little Italian place with delicious food! I got the mare pasta and it was sooo yummy but a really large portion as well I couldn’t finish all of it. Our waiter was friendly and the staff was very quick and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance.
Charlotte’ best Italian restaurant for 17 years .
Always a wonderful dining experience.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak salad was perfect for lunch

d
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service. They never fail.

M
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service in a beautiful restaurant. Thank you to Manuel, Ceasar, Rosa and the entire staff who always makes us feel like family.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night out with our grown children. We were helped to find a really nice bottle of wine to share. Enjoyed our evening very much

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall outstanding

JG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very good overall. A bit pricey, but a nice treat. Service and ambience were top notch and the food was all great.

C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been twice and will go back again. Really love the food and the service is very good.

Y
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is completely Excellent for all stuffs of this restaurant

JH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance was great but the food was merely good. I expected fantastic, delicious food in accordance with ambience and price.

JK
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attention to detail. A great staff and food. Elegant atmosphere and Manuel was an amazing host.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freindly Service , nice appearance, Excellent menu

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OT
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all of his restaurants.....Great staff and very warm and welcoming

WP
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and our dinner was amazing. The restaurant was very accommodating as we had to change the number in our party 3 times. The calamari was the best we've ever eaten. Everyone ordered a pasta and all were delicious. The desserts were great too. Would definitely recommend.

SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when in Charlotte! The attention to every detail is amazing.

TG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

would love to come back, but the prices are to high, of the regular manue, thats why, came on this week.
loved, all about it,

DR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of my party canceled due to sickness and the table the four of us sat at was not good. It was by the door and we were constantly blasted by heat and humidity with patrons coming and going. Additionally, the manager brought me the incorrect bill, which would have cost me double. The bill should have been given to the other "couple" in my party, but we caught it. Albeit barely caught it. Otherwise the food and service was very good.

RO
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning customer because food and service is excellent.

WK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for upscaled Italian cuisine. Service was phenomenal.

PT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Maybe because it was Queens Feast but Luce didn't live up to the reputation I'd heard. We were headed to a show so had limited time for our early dinner. The wine selection, bread, Tuscan white bean dip and chocolate mousse were excellent, surpassing Toscana's bread and white bean dip. However most of the fish in my fish stew (catch of the day) was overdone and the stew was very fishy smelling. I'd probably go back to confirm my assessment or hopefully have a better experience with my entree.

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