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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.
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
house-made cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, grana padano cheese
traditional beef ragout in tomato sauce and parmigiano cheese
Lady fingers, espresso, mascarpone cream, shaved chocolate
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.
This was a needle in the haystack I found but the short rib and ravioli was killer and there service was terrific.
As always- a lovely dinner. So happy you have re-opened!
Great service and outstanding food.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Very pleased the reopening finally happen. This is one of our favorite place to dine . Food and service is excellent.
Happy to be back at Luce for dinner. Service and food was very good!
Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service!
Hard to beat
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.
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
Wait staff especially friendly, attentive, and efficient. Food was well presented very good to excellent.
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.
So happy my favorite restaurant has reopened. I hope everyone will make a reservation and enjoy the outstanding food and service.
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.
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.
The best in town for the past 25 years!
Amazing food, Excellent service, great wine, delicious appetizers, great atmosphere
Food and service — always outstanding
Best Italian I have had since I was in Italy (some time ago).
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.
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.
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!
Once again we had a great dinner at Luce. The service and food were outstanding!
I would definitely recommend. great food and nice Uptown location.
I took my son to Luce’s for his Birthday. He wanted fancy Italian. And it was perfect!
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.
A lovely, quiet restaurant with great service and wonderful Italian food.
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.
Loved the food and the cozy environment!!!
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.
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!
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.
The atmosphere was awesome! Service was great! Great setting.
Two of us ate at Luce's on 02/17/2020. The entrance is a little different because there's no space to wait, but we were seated quickly. There were many open tables in the restaurant, but we were seated right by another group that came in just before us. The tables are only 16 inches apart. The next party of 6 was seated on the other side of us and they were "enjoying" their time out. It was if our "date night" included 10 other individuals, there was definitely no "private conversations".
The atmosphere was good, music and decor was lovely. The food came out quickly, but was delivered to the table next to us. The party next to us soon realized it wasn't their order and asked us if it was ours. Again, we were so close to them they just passed the food over to us.
The meal was more than disappointing. Portions were very small for the price. I ordered pasta with meatballs. The dish looked as if it came from a can. Meatballs were about the size of gumballs and weren't good. Pasta was very under cooked and bordered on crunchy. Super disappointing, especially since for two people the bill came to just under $80.
The entire time I kept looking around at the otherwise empty restaurant thinking that those other tables must have been reserved, but no one ever came and we left an hour later, very disappointed in the experience.
To me, it just made no sense to sit us where we were seated, but the biggest disappointment was the meal itself. Just really bad. I hate to write negative reviews, and this may have been just a really off night for them, but I wouldn't waste my money there ever again.
Luce Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 344-9222.
Luce Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1922 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.