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Luce Ristorante

4.7
1924 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
The attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides impeccable service allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dining experience.
Conveniently located in the Truist Center in the business district of Charlotte’s Center City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1924 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably fantastic spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy you guys are back 🤗

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vipAntonio
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis in the desert! We never expected to find a exceptional Italian restaurant in the heart of Charlotte. Everything was outstanding, drinks to dessert. As a 100% Sicilian Italian, it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

This was a needle in the haystack I found but the short rib and ravioli was killer and there service was terrific.

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AnneR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always- a lovely dinner. So happy you have re-opened!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipWillC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

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Frank
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce is our favorite restaurant. We’ve been dinning here for years and have never been disappointed. Manager and staff are attentive to every customer’s needs and do so happily. Food is exceptional as always.We will be back again we have friends here.

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vipDavidM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience.

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MWOW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very responsive staff to our concerns about social distancing when we had to come in due to the patio being uncomfortably cool. The food was all delicious.

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vipJLJo
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of North Carolina’s Italian restaurants that best represents modern Italian cuisine in Italy as opposed to the many Italian American restaurants. They source ingredients carefully & prepare their dishes with great care . The wine list is very good and the space is classical. We appreciated the attentive service .

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vipMerlo
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Charlotte. Fine Italian cuisine and staff who treat you as family. All their dishes are excellent. Thank you to Manuel for your professionalism, knowledge and management of this very fine restaurant.

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vipRichardO
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased the reopening finally happen. This is one of our favorite place to dine . Food and service is excellent.

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vipjftraveler
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy to be back at Luce for dinner. Service and food was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service!
Hard to beat

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vipjen59
Charlotte
103 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We have dined here many times with great experiences, but were disappointed to say the least. when we made the reservation, indicated for an anniversary, and requested outside dining. when we arrived, had to ask for an outside table. we were seated next to a large party with small children , who were noisy and ran around their table all night-parents please be considerate of other diners- when there was another table further away that was available. we had to wait a few times to get the correct wine list, and then service remained spotty the rest of the night, with a server trying to give my husband's salad to 2 other tables. The food was not as good as we have had before, and our anniversary was never mentioned . Realize these Covid times are different, but if you have less tables occupied, service shouldn't be so impacted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be able to go to luce’s again. It was a long wait! Dinner did not disappoint. The new menu had a few new items and some of the old favorites. The appetizer (meatballs) and pasta (orecchiette with sausage) specials were delicious. I would only ask for my garganelli back on the menu. :). Can’t wait to go back

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DonF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff especially friendly, attentive, and efficient. Food was well presented very good to excellent.

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vipDavidM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Exceeded expectations from time we arrived until the time we left. We absolutely love Luce and are so happy to see them back open in uptown. A true hidden gem.

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vipBarb
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy my favorite restaurant has reopened. I hope everyone will make a reservation and enjoy the outstanding food and service.

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Elroy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the restaurant. Everything was as above what i expected. i worked at the Hearst Tower for a couple of years and always visioned as being a customer. I was not disappointed. I can not wait until i get a chance to go again. It was very pleasant atmosphere, very affordable, and Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to have our favorite restaurant open again! It was so good to see our friends there again. The management & staff know us by name & we’ve missed them & of course the excellent food and service.

The menu has changed a bit. All of the best of the old menu is there with some excellent new dishes. My husband had the Cavatelli Rustichella, and I had Penne alla Norma. Both dishes are new on the menu and quite excellent.

We’ll be back soon to try more of the new items, and to see our old friends.

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dbltes
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in town for the past 25 years!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, Excellent service, great wine, delicious appetizers, great atmosphere

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vipBarb
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service — always outstanding

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Thundershaker
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian I have had since I was in Italy (some time ago).

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vipSusanP
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal here. The fish with lemon butter was done so well, not overcooked. The spinach was good, but needed more garlic and salt flavor. The potatoes were really good. I asked for pasta with olive oil because I didn’t think I would eat the potatoes. The pasta was really good. The veal piccata was really good, too. Service was excellent.

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vipHaveWineWillTravel
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so delicious. Service is spot-on. Luce is our favorite restaurant in Charlotte. They do a fantastic job, feels like Italy. The flavors and quality of ingredients are superior to anything else in the city.

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vipTerry
Des Moines
48 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had eaten here several years earlier on a previous trip and the food was great! When we were recently in town we invited friends to join us. We were all disappointed with our meals. Two appetizers and four different meals, and none of the four had any wow factor. My risotto was very undercooked and the seafood tasted like it had been frozen a very long time. The bread tasted prefab and the waiter was leas than attentive. We were really disappointed and embarrassed by the experience!

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vipKDF1135
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a great dinner at Luce. The service and food were outstanding!

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vipJayH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend. great food and nice Uptown location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son to Luce’s for his Birthday. He wanted fancy Italian. And it was perfect!

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DeeDeeD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone's dinner was perfect. The service is spot on. Best of all, Luce is both warm and elegant, not too loud and yet lively.

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vipJeeter
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, quiet restaurant with great service and wonderful Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Spectacular

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vipYveMarie
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a little while for the food to come out, but once It did...it was delish. We had a show to rush off to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the cozy environment!!!

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VegasNative2000
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is a little hard to find, but totally worth it. We were going to a dance performance next door so the location was perfect. Got seated right away, everyone there was super friendly and service focused. Started with a split of the Gnocchi for an appetizer. So good, I wish we had more! Meals were good, but not fantastic. I had the burrata appetizer for my meal, friends had the scallop special and the eggplant Parmesan. I do have to admit I eat a lot of Italian food so I'm going to guess most people would be more than pleased with their meal. The pineapple sorbet was a perfect ending, if it is on the menu I recommend it.

Overall I would recommend this restaurant to people. Service was excellent, food was pretty good with shining stars mixed in.

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Amanda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience; great food and excellent service. This was our first time; really enjoyed everything about the establishment and their personnel. Also has excellent desserts. We'll be back!

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Duckie
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my daughters to a concert in Charlotte so we were on a bit of a time crunch, which was just handled beautifully. We had had a late lunch so our appetites were a bit smaller than usual, which made me very sad. We truly enjoyed our experience, and plan to visit again on our next trip to Charlotte.

FAQs

Luce Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 344-9222.

Luce Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.