Luce Ristorante

4.9
2121 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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2121 people are saying
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Steph
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went there for the first time to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and the food and service were great. I do wish that they had a better background music playlist.

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FrankO
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic. Their drink prices were high. Overall we enjoyed our meal and would return.

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KimM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great time at Luce last Friday - food, wine, service, and the company were outstanding!

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vipSuzanne
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual…fabulous service and delicious food!

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SalD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Definitely returning!

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LorenzoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Pleasant surroundings. Nice range of specials for the data. Nice atmosphere

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vipChrisK
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - the clams and mussels app was our favorite - had pasta carbonara- with fresh pasta my wife had osa buca - which was excellent - service was great !!

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73wine
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Visiting from out of state. Mario and Caesar were amazing! Food was spectacular!

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Elisabeth
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS an awesome dining experience with Luce, 1st time back since Covid..

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Macben
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellet location, food and ambiance. The servers were outstanding especially Said and Irma. Had Veal Chop which was delicious. Definitively will be back.

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ErnieK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We appreciated the well designed menu and the attentive wait staff. We all agreed
the food was excellent. We will back for more of the same in the near future.

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AmyN
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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GeraldR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce never disappoints...Great Menu & Wine List with Fresh Ingredients & Traditional Italian Flavors.

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vipgvk65
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had dinner before a show at Blumenthal. Food was excellent. Service was not great but okay. We definitely will go back. The food is so good and they made sure we got out in time for our show.

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Kelly
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Before a show

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Everything from the food and drinks to the service was exceptional.

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erpeatsout
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The space is lovely and very comfortable -- you almost feel like you are in Rome : ). The waitstaff is excellent and knowledgeable and the food is very good and beautifully presented. Most recently we were there on a very busy Saturday night and the service was a bit slower than usual. We had several different servers thus were a bit confused by who to summons when we were ready to place our order etc. All in all, a very nice evening in Uptown Charlotte.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, lovely staff. Who I believed to be the owner or manager gave us two complementary glasses of Limoncello when I told him we were on our anniversary dinner. All staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Food was phenomenal. 11/10

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JohnJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food.

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Eddiesalt17
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove into Charlotte from Ft. Smith Arkansas for the purpose of dining at Luce. It was OUTSTANDING! Our waiter was courteous knowledgeable. The appetizers were delicious along with the lentil soup. Our entrees were superb . Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on our anniversary!!! Food was amazing. Best lasagna I ever had.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived at 5:15 for5:30 reservation. Restaurant was not open. Finally someone saw us and said they didn't open until 5:30. I think if you take reservations for 5:30 you should open sooner because a lot of people like to arrive a little early. I come from NY and this doesn't happen there. The people at the restaurant were upset because we were Early.

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TammyS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great ambiance. Our server said she'd been working there for over 16 years because the food was excellent. Size of the dishes was just right. Small and intimate restaurant tucked into downtown. We were given champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Overall perfect evening.

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vipjtrehy
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare to see service that matches excellent food like at Luce. Extremely attentive staff served absolutely superb meals.

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Lulu
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time at Luce.

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vipNEVMS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting my son for his birthday. We were greeted warmly and ordered the specials of the day which were deliciously prepared pasta and seafood. The chocolate mousse cake was outstanding.
I would recommend Luce for a special occasion or for any time one wants deliciously prepared food with very professional service and a lovely ambiance.

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vipgagal
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! Started with white bean spread and bread...YUM!! Brought back memories of a meal we enjoyed outside of Reggio Emilia. What great flavors from simple ingredients. Then we had the burrata...GREAT...and the carpaccio..amazing. We decided since we really aren't Italian and able to eat the amounts they do..we would split a primi and secondi course. So I picked the cheese ravioli and my fiance chose the osso buco. Both dishes were fantastic.
Glad they are located in Charlotte and we are in Athens!! So I can't make this a weekly indulgence.
Oh and the Peronis were deliciously cold!

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Ncochrun
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing and very attentive to making sure drinks stayed full. The fried calamari and zucchini was out of this world. The dimmed quiet setting was perfect for anniversary dinner and the calm experience we were looking for. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.

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MollieE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite restaurant in uptown Charlotte for 20+ years. The staff is exceptional. They take care of you quietly, knowing what you need before you know. Their wine list is great. All the food is made in house, and beautifully served. Enjoy’

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RachelD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-concert dinner, on the patio. It was a beautiful night, the service was very attentive and the food was very good. We had a great cheese/charcuturie plate, which was a very nice size for the $$. Also some pasta and the spinach salad. All great! Very good wine by the glass list. I would definitely eat here again!

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Ivan
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience - elegant, romantic and classy. From appetizers to dessert all dishes were well prepared and highly enjoyable. Professional wait staff well matched to the Luce's atmosphere and quality.

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stevec
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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DarrylH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great reviews and now I know why. Everyone is very attentive to your every need. Great food, I had the rack of lamb and my wife has the salmon. Both dishes were generous portions and absolutely wonderful. The wines by the glass were very reasonably priced. We’ll come back if we ever make it back to Charlotte. This meal was the best out of several.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a very warm and romantic atmosphere

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JamesB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time here. I was in town for the football game and Luce was recommended to me.

I enjoyed the dinner very much. The service was very good and both the foot and the wine list was excellent.

I would recommend this and if in town again, I would go back.

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ShannonS
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I would suggest making reservations.

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CNoon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious..chef was very accommodating by putting the sauces on the side and splitting our salad for us without being asked

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vipRobertB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, never disappoints - definitely will return

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vipJamesP
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Was a little noisy outside as a bar close by had their music turned up full blast. Otherwise a perfect evening!

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vipChris
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, food and service were excellent!

FAQs

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

Luce Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

Luce Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://conterestaurantgroup.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.