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Luce Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 344-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Luce would like to personally customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate eighty for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event. We also have a seasonal patio that can seat up to forty for dinner guests and is the perfect venue for a summer evening cocktail reception. Luce is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers and all of your special event needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions and we look forward to hosting your events.
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Private party contact
Manual Camprese: (704) 344-9222
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Catering
Bring the flavors of Northern Italy to your home, office or special venue.
Whether it’s a large hors d'oeuvres reception or an intimate multi-course dinner Luce can take care of it all. Pick-up or delivery is available, delivery fee varies upon location.
For more information or to place an order call 704.344.9222 or email info@luceristorante.net
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Tryon & 5th
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Parking details
Luce patrons can park in the Hearst Tower parking deck. Entrances are located on 5th and 6th streets in between College & Tryon. We offer two hours free parking validation M-F before 5pm, after 5pm; on weekends parking is free with Luce validation.
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Public transit
You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Hearst Tower in the courtyard.
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Special events & promotions
Ask us about our monthly Italian wine dinners and special holiday events.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1448 People Are Saying
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the finest restaurants in Charlotte! Food is delicious, service impeccable and the restaurant is so gorgeous.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This place was so good and I enjoyed going here before prom!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. It was my first time visiting but it will not be my last! The food is delicious and the staff really ensure you have the greatest dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was ourDaughter’s Birthday and she wanted to go somewhere different. The meal and the service were fantastic. Will come again. Maybe for my Birthday!!!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hi. The food was great. I asked the waiter about one of the items on the menu. I’m not Italian so I don’t know why he out fustrated with me asking him what the meal was. Usually when you ask the question, waiters are more than happy to explain what the meal consist of etc. it he was short and irritated. WHat made it worse was the fact that people came and sat exactly to my right and he was the nicest guy ever. food was excellent though

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic menu and food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a little trouble communicating my gluten free needs to the waiter, but the chef was able to provide a wonderful meal that met my request.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Food tasty with good blend of flavors.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and service. Perfect for a lunch meeting.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere, the service was excellent and they make their guests feel very welcome.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was fine. We thought the price of the food was a poor value.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Luce was really very good! They helped us through the menu with the manager himself helping us! He did a great job. Very personal service. We were celebrating our Anniversary and would definitely come back. The food was special and the service was as well!!!

Well done!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Manuel and his team always provide a wonderful experience. I’ve enjoyed this place for your years and my latest visit was incredible, as always.

Thanks for the great food, service and atmosphere - and consistency!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Luce is unfailingly excellent. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is always delicious. One of our favorite Charlotte restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I have traveled to Italy many times and find that Luce is an authentic Italian experience. Beautifully decorated with Murano glass light fixtures and classic Italian design. The best part is the delicious food. My halibut with lobster risotto was excellent. I highly recommend Luce!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful service, great wine list

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The experience and food were great.
Start to finish.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Overall, I had a good experience. The service was amazing and I really enjoyed the experience. However, I do have some concerns. On the menu they say their pasta is made in house daily & fresh (which the pasta was amazing). However, when I asked for my pats without mushrooms the waiter stated that the dish was already made and they could not complete the request. This makes me a little concerned when being served “fresh” pasta.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday. It is hands down one of her favorite restaurants in Charlotte. We always have a great experience when we come.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great meal, great atmosphere! Perfect for a night with that special someone. My filet was cooked perfectly! Delicious meal from appetizers through to dessert. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

One of my very favorite restaurants in Charlotte. As soon as I walk in I feel like I am in Italy. Warm, friendly service, elegant atmosphere and fabulous food.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and ambiance is amazing. Portion size could be a little bigger.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My wife and I love Luce - the atmosphere, service, and food are all superb!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and great wine, food,
and service!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Jade dinner before a performance at Belk Theater. Dinner was superb and timely

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good pasta. Great cannoli

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to Luce to celebrate our anniversary on a Friday at around 7pm. We arrived a few minutes late and were seated promptly, offered fizzy or spring water, and told our waiter would be with us. In Luce’s defense, it did seem as if they were short staffed because I only saw one or two waiters available and we were seated next to a party of 8. Having said that, service was a bit delayed. They did bring us a glass of prosecco for our anniversary which was a nice touch. We ordered the bruschetta and calamari for appetizers and while they were good they were not great. For our meals, my boyfriend had the spaghettini which he said was very good and I had the tagliatelle with ragu which was ok. Funny enough, my favorite part of the meal was the bread and the white bean dip...it is DELICIOUS!! All in all we had a great anniversary and I think that had there been more staff the service would have been as excellent as the supporting staff that sat us, brought the bread, showed up with cheese and black pepper before I could even ask. We will return another time to experience all that we had heard about Luce. :)

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Went for my wife's birthday and they were very receptive to the occasion. The food and service were excellent and special dietary needs were handled very well. The rack of lamb and baby artichokes were to die for. The wine list was Italian and matched well with the food. Wines were in the $40 up range . We can't wait to go back and take friends as this meal out did many of the restaurants in nNOLA and NY.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was all right. I wasn't impressed with the chicken dish. Not enough flavor and boring.
I sent my dish back to get salmon instead.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious authentic

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been coming here for years and love it! Best place to eat!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was excellent, food was amazing and the wine was wonderful. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

2nd time here. Amazing food and ambiance! Would def recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice staff and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We were there on a Tuesday and it was not crouded. The service was great. I ordered the fish special grouper wonderful the pasta delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent! My fiancé and I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Elegant setting with authentic Italian food
Rosamaria was the best!!

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