Luce Ristorante

4.7
1777 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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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent!!!

DD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
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
11 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.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an excellent place to dine anytime but serif one is attending a Blumenthal performance!

MP
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was very expensive and mediocre. Calamari soft and sea bass bland. Won’t go back.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great Staff! Good selection of wines!

s
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and attention to our show schedule was perfect! Scallops with risotto was delicious and portioned just right.

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

Went here for birthday dinner last two years, loved it each time!

PR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb. They served us quickly and efficiently and got us to the Belk Theater in time for our show.

MC
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Osso Bucco in USA
Great management
Great Service

OT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luce never disappoints and remains one of our favorite restaurants, particularly for special events in life. The attention to details, the highly professional service and the quality of the food combine for a top quality dining experience.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dressy candlelit great vibe! Even better food!!!:):)

MH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, and MY food was outstanding (had the Mare). Wife ordered the pesto, she said it was good but was a little on the bland side. She will try something different next time. The Caesar salads were the only draw back, as they were lacking the "punch" the rest of the meal had.

OT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What amazing food. Reminded me of meals in Italy. Great variety and service was superb!

UF
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Luce when celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone for several reasons: the ambiance, the service, and the food. One of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte, we always recommend it to friends, family, and strangers.

GJ
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff was not very friendly or welcoming. Had to wait for several minutes before someone came to greet us at our table. Food was mediocre.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vacations time 😎

RB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful evening when we go to Luce. This night was no different. The waitstaff is a step above - courteous, kind and on top of your needs. The wine selection includes a variety to enhance the cuisine offered. The pasta is homemade and cooked to perfection.

AS
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luce was excellent as always. Each time we dine there, I’m reminded that it’s the best Italian restaurant in Charlotte.

KO
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great as was the service. Only bummer was the cappuccino machine was broken but the burrata was a great appetizer and my entire group enjoyed our entrees.

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